International Competition IV

Competition screenings
For adults
Short films

Amok, dir. Balázs Turai, Hungary, 2022, 14'17"

After losing his fiancée and his good looks in a freak accident, Clyde must confront his inner demon.

3 geNARRATIONS, dir. Paulina Ziółkowska, Poland, 2021, 8'30"

3 generations, 3 narrations, 3 different points of view. A dance of generations.

Half Empty, dir. Katarzyna Orłowska, Poland, 2022, 4'52"

With hope to break a creative impasse, the woman pores over a blank piece of paper, drinking a half-empty glass of wine. Undervaluation and fear of failure haunt her at every step, taking the form of wine red. The animation created in ink is a metaphorical image of the heroine's inner experiences and her struggles with the lack of faith in her own abilities and achievements.

Juice, dir. Mona Keil, Germany, 2022, 4'55"

Meaty creatures must learn to share their juicy world with the pesky little bugs, before they run dry.

The Square City, dir. Ruth Lam, On WaChow, Ka Lok Liu, Hong Kong, 2022, 6'35"

A cramped environment with all kinds of restrictions shapes Hong Kong into a square city. Perhaps life is impoverished, oppressive, and the actuality is being difficult to change. Yet, Bong hasn't lost his imagination of birds soaring high in the sky, and has still retained his longing for wonderful things.

Night of the Living Dread, dir. Ida Melum, UK, 2021, 11'27"

When a power cut ruins Ruby's bedtime routine, she finds herself haunted by some unwanted guests. The only way for Ruby to get a peaceful night of sleep is to confront her visitors.

Impossible Figures and otherstories I, dir. Marta Pajek, Poland, Canada, 16'10"

Following an explosion, a mysterious and elegant elderly woman wanders deserted city streets, recalling what was and what could have been.