International Competition I

For adults
Competition screenings
Short films

Letter To a Pig, dir. Tal Kantor, France, Israel, 2022, 16' 47"

A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.

Spheres, dir. Anais Scheeck, France, 2022, 4'42"

An epic travels into a universe of geometric abstraction. From the gravitations of childhood to the ascents and abysses of adolescence, from the colors of the city to the mirages born from the meeting of the other, the movement will be the only tangible element of this initiatory journey.

Wild & Woolly, dir. Alan Jennings, USA, 5'40"

Sparks fly when a young girl encounters a mythological beastin the woods. Tension rises when the creature navigates the perilous world of family dynamics.

Blooming brain, dir. Edyta Adamczak, Poland, 2022, 10'05"

Ida is on the train. While traveling she loses parts of her body: an arm, a leg. The brain blooms! Fellow passengers don't notice anything. Surreal, poetic metaphor of neurological disease. The film is dedicated to the Brazilian neurologist Dr.Coimbra and everyone who experiences MS disease (multiple sclerosis).

Mr. Xifro's morning, dir. Marc Riba, Anna Solanas, Spain, 5' 20"

Mr. Xifro is desperate. He just can't remember a song and it's all he can think about this morning.

Small Hours, dir. Christian Spurling, Marty Śnieżek, Ireland, 2022, 5'

'Small Hours' co-directed by Christian Spurling & Marta Sniezek. Is a fully split/mosaic-screen 2D animated short which follows two people's trainsof thought, transitioning from one memory to another. As we dive deeper into these memories we transcend into the character's subconscious and lose track of reality.

Above the clouds, dir. Vivien Hárshegyi, Hungary, 2022, 13' 32"

A young girl suddenly finds herself in love again. When she comes to realize this, she has to run away. A vortex takes her down to her past, where she has the opportunity to free her heart if she reinterpret the hell of her first love experience.

A Brief History of Us, dir. Etgar Keret, Poland, Israel, 2021, 6'

When you are in a long period relationship, you sometimes feel you are no longer an individual, but apart of a super-organism. Your daily routine, the decisions you make, the music you hear and the air you breathe: it’s hard to tell the difference between my choices and our choices.

Whale’s song, dir. Adeline Faye, France, 2022, 11'50"

One morning, a group of citizens discovers a big whale corpse in the middle of the city. They can't get around it, so they'll have to face the animal body. This meeting is about to transform them in an unexpected way.

The Smile, dir. Erik van Schaaik, Netherlands, 2022, 16'

When a world-famous film star is accused of eating hisfemale co-stars, his career goes down the drain. That wipes the smile off hisface!