International Competition II

Competition screenings
Short films
For adults
5 pm


Carrousel, Jasmine Elsen, Belgia, Czechy / Belgium, Czech Republic, 2020, 10’14’’

Roos grows up with her snails in the park. Their park. One day they get attacked by intruders. Or is it the other way around? A film about dehumanisation.

Uzi / Ties, Dina Velikovskaya, Niemcy, Rosja / Germany, Russia, 2019, 7’17’’

There is a strong connection between parents and their child. A young woman leaves the parental home to see the world. But the world of her parents is so tightly connected with her that by leaving, she puts it at risk. It turns out that this connection can be also destructive.

Angry Dogs, Shaun Clark, Wielka Brytania / United Kingdom, 2020, 4’30’’

When sleeping dogs awaken rationality quickly disappears.

Suspensão / Poise, Luís Soares, Portugalia / Portugal, 2020, 7’20’’

Lying on the bed of a small room, a man is in a stalemate, unable to decide. Time is suspended within and outside of him, in the minimalist room and in the geometric city.

Patologiczna Krawcowa – zły dzień / Pathological Seamstress – bad day, Agata Szwarc, Polska / Poland, 2020, 1’

A phone conversation with a seamstress who had a bad day.

夜車 / Night Bus, Joe Hsieh, Taiwan 2020, 20’

On a late-night commuter bus, a necklace was stolen. This was followed by a tragic and fatal road accident, which revealed love, hatred, and vengeance. The film climaxed as the bus went ablaze, burning and glittering against the dark coastal sky.

Polka-dot boy, Sarina Nihei, Francja / France, 2020, 7’39’’

A boy has suffered from a polka-dot disease on his arms for as long he can remember. Through some peculiar events, he discovers a hidden connection between the disease and a religious group.

SŁUCHAJ / NOW LISTEN, Kijek / Adamski, Polska / Poland, 2020, 3’50’’

An intimate moment of reflection on the possibility of a dialogue between a woman and a man turns into a symbolic phenomenon. The woman travels into space and returns to Earth in order to attempt communication with the man on the pedestal.

The Song Of A Lost Boy, Daniel Quirke, Wielka Brytania / United Kingdom, 2020, 9’56’’

Ben a young choir boy, who after his voice breaks mid solo, has a crisis of faith, decides to run away from his community. He happens upon a group of nomads who take him in, though Ben hides secret about who he really is, and must decide what to do with it.