Screening Programme 2023

Screening Programme 2023




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18:00 –


Le Pompon

David Hourrègue

Sandra is a struggling single mom. But today, she holds her revenge. Her son Ryan will catch the pompon! MORE

A Little Bit of Paradise

Andrzej Cichocki

A documentary story from the borderlands of realism and fairy tale, A Little Bit of Paradise is a film about a Silesian family. In an out-of-the-way corner of a metropolis, they reveal their world to the watcher and share moments from their lives, which are inextricably bound up with the nature around them. MORE

Unborn Biru

Inga Elin Marakatt

A pregnant widow steals silver from a dead body, in order to survive and feed her daughter. But the silver is cursed, and it has consequences for all of them, including the unborn. MORE


Paul Riordan

11-year-old Sean lives with his mother, a single parent with young-onset dementia. When the birthday boy returns home from school one afternoon, frustration and resentment rise to the surface, resulting in harsh realities being faced. MORE

Demon Box

Sean Wainsteim

After festival rejections, a director revises his intensely personal short film about trauma, suicide, and the Holocaust, and transforms it into a painful, blunt and funny dissection of the film and his life. MORE

Break: 19:30 – 19:40

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19:40 –


Around The Corner

Martin Turk

12 years old boy Nejc witnesses teenage bullying. He befriends Timi, the victim of violence. MORE

Harvesting Our Tea

Sheida Kiran

For centuries, women have picked tea on the steep slopes of Turkey's Black Sea region. It is grueling work, and much of what they earn has traditionally been handed to their husbands. But now a new generation are turning their backs on tea picking, and the industry's survival is uncertain. 'Harvesting Our Tea' follows the young women who hope change is coming and the older ones who fear for their way of life. MORE

Cloak of Honors, The tale of the boy and the old men

Rui Falcão

It's Christmas in a Trás-os-Montes village, a time of dreams and desires. Valentine has only one: to go to Luxembourg to see his father. To achieve this, he allies himself with Justino, a wise old man with any answer on the tip of his tongue. A tale about a little apprentice and his demanding master. The tale of the boy and the old man. MORE

The Trip

Rimantas Oičenka

Soviet Lithuania, 1975. Against the backdrop of an industrial fishing boat, fishermen kiss their wives goodbye. They are going off to the sea to catch fish in the far Atlantic coasts of Africa. The boat is going to be their home for the upcoming five months. Even though the ship sails thousands miles away from the Iron Curtain, its shadow follows the men. MORE



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18:00 –


And Me, I´m Dancing Too

Mohammad Valizadegan

Saba, an Iranian girl, is a dancer. She wants to be indifferent to her surroundings and project this self-being and freedom with her "body". She is in love with the art of dancing, the art of letting go and living away from conventional bonds but the art of being is forbidden in an ultimately religious state who ignores the very basic human rights. The film is an honest portrait of the daily oppression women have to deal with in Iran towards the path to freedom. MORE

Mariupol. A Hundred Nights

Sofiia Melnyk

«Mariupol. A Hundred Nights» tells us a story of a little girl, who wakes up on February 24th because of the air alert and tries to find someone living in the burning city. The main character is based on the story of Alice, a 4 year girl, who stayed in the blocked Mariupol during the whole time, she was also at Azovstal during the last month of defense. When russians allowed the evacuation of civilians from Asovstal, Alice was separated from her mother. A poem used in the film is «The wheels, the wheels, they hit the road» («Кolesa hlukho stukotiat») by Vasyl Stus who was a Ukrainian poet and an active member of the dissident movement in the 60's and 70's. Stus was repressed and died in GULAG. The film was initiated by Gogolfest, a Ukrainian festival of contemporary art, which last 5 years was involved deeply in cultural life of the city, and was created in the frame of the collaboration project “Belief Matters” between German & Ukrainian artists. MORE

Wild Summon

karni arieli, Saul freed

A natural history fantasy film, following the dramatic life cycle of the wild salmon in human form. Narrated by Marianne Faithfull. A Bfi short film by karni and Saul MORE


Michael Vella, Tommy Vella

Her kayak, a cold river and the wilderness. Will she live up to her high expectations and overcome her doubts? A young woman on a turbulent journey. MORE

Traje de Luces

Sergio Jaén Sánchez

The story is set during the early 1980s in a small town in rural Spain. El Chiqui is a talented young man about to debut in the local bullring, expected to continue the legacy of his family name. But that is not what he truly wants. His secret relationship with a young man from the town, Nicolás, offers an escape from the village, leaving the family pressures behind. MORE

Break: 19:45 – 19:55

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19:55 –


Everything had been perfect

Mia Sunniva Øveraas Krokaas

Lotta has only one wish for her birthday this year – her bestfriend Julie. Everything would have been perfect, if it hadn't been for that stupid, fucking birthday. MORE

How to Take Care of Your Parakeet

Roosa Vuokkola

Arvo is lonely, and his annoying big sister Ulla is no help. Arvo decides to get himself a new friend: a parakeet. MORE


Kim Ekberg

Hampus and Olivia, former Ex on the beach-participants and influencers, struggle to maintain their work and relationship in Norrköping, Sweden. Director Kim Ekberg has long wanted to make a film about his brother Hampus and his girlfriend. Unfortunately the couple break up and the previous script needs to be remade, and suddenly it becomes a film with an unexpected meta-level. Now it's a movie about moving forward without each other instead. MORE


Vlad Ilicevici, Radu C Pop

Kipu is a luxury chauffeur in a dark city, where the streets are full of cars and black cats. After he accidentally runs over the entire family of a little cat called Suruaika, Kipu adopts her and does all he can to keep her safe. As Kipu’s love for Suruaika grows, so does her body, and the streets become more and more crowded with black cats, new victims for countless little tragedies. MORE

The Magic Flute

Geordy Couturiau

While he is covered in debts and has a dying mother, Arnaud meets Momo, a magician from his neighborhood with singular and malicious behavior who does sleight of hand tricks. But this meeting will not ward off bad luck, quite the contrary… Could the discovery of an old flute be the solution to all their problems and change their fate? MORE