Official Selection 2020

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Little Ones - winner in Extra Short category

Little Ones - winner in Extra Short category

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Isaac Fisher

United Kingdom

Extra Short

Two friends, on the eve of the rest of their lives, try to find answers to the some of life's hardest questions.

Permission to Feel

Permission to Feel

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Sage Bennett

United States

Extra Short

This film is about giving yourself permission to feel all your feelings, whether that's pain, pleasure, joy, anger, or sadness. There is power in relinquishing control to our feelings and allowing ourselves to experience them fully, and then release them.

PLOP

PLOP

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Kevin Duong

Switzerland

Extra Short

Strange objects are shooting across the firmament, entering the atmosphere with a sizzle.

Relax And Mallow Out

Relax And Mallow Out

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Clara Chou

United States

Extra Short

The marshmallows are relaxing in their own little world. Some of them are on the top of a coffe machine, while some others are having a nice hot chocolate bath. Life is so hard, just relax and mallow out!

Stacy

Stacy

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Efim Bakaev

Russian Federation

Extra Short

Charming Stacy is going through an existential crisis in the era of coronavirus. She is bored and decides to dream about her life.

The Casting

The Casting

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Laura Sicouri

France

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Roger Vivier sets the stage for his Bridal Collection.

The End of Social Distancing

The End of Social Distancing

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Victor Claramunt

Spain

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Since I started making films, many people have asked me about the distance at which I place my talents in all my films. Now, in a quarantine state, I have decided to study it and show everyone, in a funny way , as it is not true that there is a social distance between them.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To Growing Up

The Hitchhiker's Guide To Growing Up

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Brett Chapman

United Kingdom

Extra Short

Back in 2008 Brett hitchhiked across Europe with his best friend. No smartphones, no Google maps. It was a crazy, formative adventure captured in glorious SD! For the last 10 years that footage has gathered dust on hard drives and tapes - until now! The Hitchhiker's Guide To Growing up is a documentary micro-short.

Time to be a Boy - winner in Short category

Time to be a Boy - winner in Short category

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Antonio Aleixo

Portugal

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A post quarantine short documentary.

300 in 60

300 in 60

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Andrii Kaplia

Ukraine

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A chaotic outlook on disappointment in fashion industry life. Anastasia signs a contract with BALENCIAGA, but at the last moment she is denied and is being replaced by another model. To comfort her they give her BALENCIAGA T-shirt. As a sublimation, Anastasia makes an abstract expressionism painting on it and here starts her fashion brand with an inappropriate name. Youth maximalism fights with awareness and new vision gets born.

Alien Felines From Beyond The Galaxy

Alien Felines From Beyond The Galaxy

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Peter The Moon, Ugo Vittu

France

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A world of fish inhabiting sumptuous cathedrals is attacked by a horde of feline pirates. A dolphin shock duo is sent to the rescue. Who will emerge victorious from this battle of claws and fins?

Bodies Of Desire

Bodies Of Desire

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Varsha Panikar, Saad Nawab

India

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Using Varsha Panikar’s poetry series by the same name, as the point of departure, Bodies of Desire, is a visual poetry film co-directed by her and Saad Nawab. The film captures four sets of lovers amid passion; to create a portrait of tender intimacy, of longing, of discovery, of desire, of embrace and care, of profound companionship. It is a sensual celebration of genderless love and desire, inspired by the poet’s lived reality. The text follows the poet’s journey of healing and self-acceptance as she rediscovers love, passion and identity after encountering her muse, her lover, who acts as an encounter, a rupture that awakens the poet and her desire to express her inner truth. Immersed in the lover’s thought, the poet recalls moments spent in embrace, the touch, the smell, the little things that evoke feelings and emotions in her, that are complex, multidimensional and fluid, and inevitably puts her on a path of discovering her own power and uniqueness.

Countdown

Countdown

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Alexander Vershinin

Russian Federation

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Federico Fellini once dared Tonino Guerra, a famous screenwriter, to come up with a plot for a full-fledged movie lasting only 10 seconds.
Guerra wrote the script the very next day.
Here's my interpretation of it that is not exactly 10 seconds

Eliz II - Lost and Found

Eliz II - Lost and Found

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Ivan Krupenikov

Ukraine

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Two wandering souls finally able to reach each other.

Gods

Gods

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Alberto Arellano

Spain

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A poetic but accurate dissection about the heart lead the story, based on a group of people which are passionate about life and its pleasures, they show a hedonistic approach to life, a sensory feast…

Mindfoolness - A Beginner's Guide For Distraction

Mindfoolness - A Beginner's Guide For Distraction

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Benjo Arwas

United States

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"Mindfulness" is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment. Calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Nowadays, with saturated social media, and being expected to instantly respond and to give immediate feedback to family, friends, co-workers or anyone in touch it is almost impossible to be present and to experience the moment.
We developed a “right now” mentality and what used to take time now needs to be done overnight.

I created the "Mindfoolness" based on the idea that we can meditate and be present without taking everything too seriously. To avoid distractions, or use them as a therapy or meditation.... otherwise we can not really enjoy what we do, and what we love. With all of the stress to keep up with the fast pace of our “digital world” we lose the ability to be mindful, present, free of distractions. In turn, we find ourselves overwhelmed by stress, pressure and hindering our full capability due to the constant distractions. If we could just smile, and be present in our everyday journeys, everything would be a little more relaxed and fun.

My Generation

My Generation

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Thanh Ingle Lai

France

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Times flies.
Enjoy life when you can.

N03M1

N03M1

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Frank Lucas, Anna Cornudella

Spain

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A mystical teen noir about digital and analog, sexuality and mystery.

She

She

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Dmytro Guk

Ukraine

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She is time machine that resembles a path, but there  is no need to run. She is strength and weakness. Precision and variability. Faith and uncertainty. 

Words Of Boredom

Words Of Boredom

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Natascha Jokic, Simon Schäffeler, Manuel Hoppe

Germany

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The feeling of Boredom. Everybody knows it and yet there is a different description of it in every language.

The short film "Words Of Boredom" visualizes sayings around the topic of boredom. In a montage of different odd scenes the shortfilm reveals how different people verbalize the feeling of boredom in their language.

Goldfish - winner in Long Short category

Goldfish - winner in Long Short category

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Ksenia Kulakova

United Kingdom

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A lively, charismatic British student named Aggie attempts to tell Jamie, the object of her affections, how she really feels only to find that Jamie is in a relationship with Nina. In the midst of a busy party, overwhelmed by MDMA and her teenage emotions, we follow Aggie's struggle, acceptance and empowerment.

3 Kilometers to the Destination

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Alon Levy, Maayan Amzallag

Israel

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Yoav is a fat and unconfident man. He decides to make a change in his life and sets a new goal- running along the Tel Aviv beach sidewalk all long. Unfortunately, midway through Yoav realizes the goal he has set is too difficult to accomplish. Miserable and unhappy with himself, his plans to walk home suddenly take an unexpected turn when he meets a girl whom he has to rescue from the violate boyfriend that seeks for her around the neighborhood streets.

Big City Love

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Denys Levada

Ukraine

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Young couple is having a quarrel in the cafe. Nobody calls the reason, but it looks very serious. After a long conversation, they finally breakup and both of them go on their own and different adventure through the big city night life.

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

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Jordan Blady

Georgia

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Matt Shally, the host of Tbilisi's first drag contest show, takes us inside his life in Georgia.

Dreckula

Dreckula

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Marc Grey

Israel

Long Short

A web series about Erad, a depressed vampire living in the suburbs of Tel Aviv.

Hunger

Hunger

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Katyayan Shivpuri

India

Long Short

Inspired by true events, Hunger is about a homeless man and his love for food.
He is a pauper in life but at heart, he is connoisseur of "gourmet" food. He does not eat to live. He lives to eat...and eat well!

Living by the railway tracks, the homeless man makes his meagre living by selling novelty items at the busy traffic signals on the streets of Mumbai.

The high point of his colourless existence is passing this busy restaurant that serves the food that he dreams of. The sizzling, steaming colourful platters of food make his mouth water while his eyes well up with desire.

And one day through happy chance, he gets an opportunity to fulfil his little life's big desire.

Our pauper sets out on an adventure of whimsy and indulgence while gradually the hunger within surrenders to the greed of human nature.
While light-heartedly exposing the consequences that follow the man's weakness in the face of greed, hunger is a universal story of everyman and his unfulfilled desire!

Public

Public

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Helge Kallevik

Norway

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In search of love and affection, a girl uses social media to become the person she wants to be.

The Graffiti

The Graffiti

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Aurélien Laplace

France

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Stupor in the city : this morning, someone sprayed a graffiti on the wall of a historical monument! The main people concerned, the Mayor and Dr. Robin, will have to explain...

The Letter

The Letter

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Diego Barraza

United Kingdom

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The real life story of 11 year Andre in a narrative choreography. His inspiration to pursue a ballet career in a uninterrupted one long take short film.

The N.A.P.

The N.A.P.

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Adolfo Di Molfetta

Italy

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A sensational animated adventure, which beams us into an world of imagination teeming with eccentric and imaginative characters. A world where anything is possible, and even the most unexpected can really happen. It is a chaotic universe where everything is paradox and the “normal” doesn’t really exist.

Identity and illustrations by Polina Olkhovnikova