Júlia Halász / Anna Rubi // Hungary // 2017 // 13:00 min
When an empire collapses, the oppression disappears, but also the security of the previously existing structures. Everything is unstable, and, at the same time, anything becomes possible.
Fanni Szilágyi // Hungary // 2017 // 12:00 min
Julcsi is nearly thirty. She has spent her cosy, grey weekdays with Zoli for years. Paralyzed by despair, she is waiting for something to happen with her. One night she finds herself in the body of Lionel Messi. The next day a hidden power appears in her.
Michael Brynntrup // Germany // 1993 // 05:30 min
Safe sex in the 70ies.
Bigger than life in 35mm.
All you can eat in 5 minutes.
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Maria Estela Paiso // Philippines // 2021 // 14:00 min
Animation, Live Action
The world is about to end. Maya is forced to go home to the province of Zambales. There, she confronts her childhood house that makes her feel incredible terror, as frogs rain down outside.
Ary Zara // Portugal // 2022 // 19:38 min
Larissa, a trans woman, and Cláudio, a cis man, meet on the streets of Lisbon. Two individuals from two different realities – together they process and dance away their differences in a gentle journey through the night, filled with light and hope for better days.
Jessica Wright / Morgann Runacre-Temple // England // 2021 // 14:04 min
When legendary ballerina Marie Taglioni, the first woman to dance on her tiptoes, went into retirement, her ballet slippers were bought by a fan, cooked at a lavish dinner party and served to guests.
Lotfi Achour // Tunisia, France // 2021 // 13:13 min
Animation, Documentary, Experimental
Under Ben Ali's dictatorial rule, a man is kidnapped, tortured and killed, his body vanishing without a trace. Thirty years later, his mother seeks answers regarding the location of his remains.
Mila Zhluktenko / Daniel Asadi Faezi // Germany, Uzbekistan // 2022 // 13:40 min
The Aral See is gradually vanishing, leaving in its stead an unreal desert landscape. In a cinematic kaleidoscope, an old fisherman, musing, turns his mind to the sea a final time, to say goodbye for good to the dying body of water.
Adam SILLARD / Gabrielle SELNET / Chloé FARR // France // 2021 // 07:44 min
Jerome has just arrived in paradise, an incredibly colorful, crazy and diverse world full of surprises. There he is looking for his wife Maryline; will he manage to find her in this place of superlatives?
Émilie Pigeard / Urška Djukić // Slovenia, France // 2021 // 13:00 min
Four older women reflect on their young years and how different relationships between men and women were back then. Their memories of their intimate lives illustrate the position of Slovenian women in the first half of the 20th century.
Zamarin Wahdat // Germany, United States // 2020 // 13:29 min
Faruk juggles his obligations as a single dad, by looking after his daughter while working in his first job in a new country. A confrontation with hidden racism puts the relationship between father and daughter to the test.
Margrethe Danielsen // Norway, France // 2021 // 10:33 min
An eager little bear is waiting for his birthday guests to arrive. Slowly he realizes that he has been rejected. But his determination to celebrate his birthday is still strong, and, free as a bird, his hunt for company begins.
Guillaume Fournier / Samuel Matteau / Yannick Nolin // Quebec, United States, Canada // 2022 // 11:18 min
It's 2019, and spring flooding in Mississippi is reaching record highs. In Louisiana, the residents of Pierre-Part prepare for the worst. Invoking faith and resilience are the only weapons left when faced with such uncertainty.
Agnes Skonare Karlsson // Sweden // 2021 // 14:29 min
During an exceptionally hot summer in Sweden, a Thai migrant worker has to navigate the forest and his increasingly quarrelsome relationship with his older brother, in order to find the blueberries needed to afford passage home.
Amir Ovadia Steklov // Germany // 2022 // 15:26 min
Since his early childhood, Amir has struggled to fit into a binary culture and feels invisible in the LGBTQIA community. Why is it so goddamn hard for everyone to get along without constant attributions and classifications?
Juan Diego Aguirre Gómez // Colombia // 2022 // 15:58 min
Jairo is a 50-year-old gay sex worker employed in a Columbian club. He can't imagine a life outside his familiar underworld existence of illegality and lust. Unfortunately, his patroness implies that his time there is running out.
Jasmin Tenucci // Iceland, Brazil // 2021 // 16:17 min
While wildfires rage in the Amazon basin hundreds of kilometres away, young nurse Lucia begins to doubt her pregnancy. A favour for her ill grandmother takes her to a church, and to a charismatic young female minister.
Lars Damoiseaux / Frederik Palmaers // Netherlands // 2012 // 02:11 min
A praying mantis is eaten by a frog. The frog is eaten by a stork that is in turn eaten by a crocodile. The crocodile ends as a pair of boots and the wearer of the boots is killed in an accident when he takes a motor ride and a praying mantis flies in his face. A small story with a lot of fatal endings.
Max Grau // Germany // 2015 // 25:00 min
Was my step-father a true hippy, even though he wore white high-top sneakers? And what fascinates us today about the oldies, which our parents already thought were lame back when they themselves were still teenagers?
Paco Ruiz // Spain // 2022 // 10:07 min
It's River's first appointment in the Gender Identity Disorder Unit. A psychiatric test is supposed to determine whether treatment can commence. River knows the answers and yet there is one detail that jeopardises the plan.
Jan Bujnowski // Poland // 2022 // 18:57 min
According to research conducted by the Institute for Public Opinion Research (OBOP) throughout the 1990s, approximately 95% of Poles identified as believers. In the same period, the unemployment rate reached record highs. In times of crisis, when people turned to spirituality, seemingly impossible events became possible...
Susann Maria Hempel // Germany // 2022 // 11:05 min
Archives are handy when it comes to reconstructing human history, but trash is often equally helpful. Here, more precisely, we examine the contents of animal stomachs. Sadly, turtles can't tell the difference between plastic bags and jellyfish.
Antonin Niclass // England // 2021 // 08:40 min
It's 2 o'clock in the morning at a gloomy bus station in the middle of nowhere: the wastebaskets are overflowing with trash, the cold neon light shines down upon the tired, lonely souls waiting for the next bus. Time for the resident pigeons to bring a little magic to this depressing spot.
Victor Nyåker // Sweden // 2022 // 15:50 min
Sonja and Per, a woman and man in their forties, meet up for the first time in real life in a municipal gymnasium, with the intention of creating a space of trust between themselves. A "room" where they can safely explore sides of themselves that they suppress in their everyday lives.
Dor Fadlon // Israel // 2010 // 14:00 min
Eva, an aspiring actress, plays in a violent scene. It is only on the cab ride home that she realizes that she is still tangled up in the story and that maybe it was just too much. Once reaching her apartment she tries to get on with her life but to no avail.
(LA)HORDE Ballet National de Marseille // France, United States // 2022 // 08:12 min
Experimental, Live Action
Electronic-music artist Rone, avant-garde dance collective (La)Horde and filmmaker Spike Jonze team up to bring the fine art museum at Marseille's Palais Longchamp to new life at night, in the scope of a ghostly choreography.
Pavel Mozhar // Germany, Belarus // 2021 // 26:00 min
An experimental arrangement, rendered on film, taking the form of a manual, which employs re-enactment (based on eyewitness accounts) in a striking manner to render palpable the machinations of Lukashenko's perfidious system of repression and power.
Michael Brynntrup // Germany // 1984 // 18:00 min
The original is in motion.
The identity is being denied.
On the very first take I wanted to pose naked in front of the camera. But I guess I didn't have the guts. - By the way, I took that shot by self-timer.
Da-young YOON // South Korea // 2022 // 14:33 min
Su-wan takes her girlfriend Yun-a along to a family birthday party. Since no one in her family knows that she is lesbian yet, she sneaks a kiss from Yun-a in what she believes to be an unobserved moment. Alas, as bad luck would have it, someone catches them in the act, and suddenly the whole celebration is at stake.
Evgenia Arbugaeva / Maxim Arbugaev / Maxim Chakilev // United Kingdom, Russia // 2022 // 25:00 min
For the tenth year in a row, a marine biologist goes to a small wooden hut in the middle of the vastness of the Russian Arctic to observe a recurring natural spectacle. However, global warming causes him to make alarming observations.
Osi Wald / Noa Berman-Herzberg // Israel // 2021 // 17:22 min
In the scope of a drawing class, an unusual friendship begins between Jennifer, German and Black, and Noa, an Israeli. For 22 years, they believe they can ignore historical and political realities, until reality finally catches up with them.
Leonhard Müllner / Michael Stumpf / Robin Klengel // Austria // 2020 // 21:06 min
Going AWOL in an online first-person shooter environment. Can you even do that? Exploring the idea within a game conceived as a recruitment tool, the film reflects on the connection between war and play, as well as discipline and disobedience.
Eliane Esther Bots // Netherlands // 2021 // 22:15 min
The stories of three interpreters involved in the International Criminal Court's work focussing on former Yugoslavia. Day in and day out, they translate the shocking statements of witnesses, victims and perpetrators.
Khavn de la Cruz // Philippines // 2018 // 04:00 min
Exploring the historical fictional character Juan Tamad ("Lazy Juan"), the film tells a surreal story set between the end of the Spanish colonial regime and the beginning of the American one that would replace it.
Márk Beleznai // Hungary // 2022 // 17:17 min
24-year-old Ádám is a weed dealer who lives in the flat of his recently deceased grandmother. His quiet, dead-end life changes when his younger half-brother suddenly appears, expressing a desire to move in temporarily.
Tone Ottilie Frederiksen // Denmark // 2021 // 30:00 min
When Liv falls in love with Anna, she faces a big hurdle. She suffers from OCD and sees only germs, mould and maggots everywhere: How can she express her affection to Anna when every kiss and every touch seems unbearable for her?
David Lodge // England // 1999 // 13:12 min
Animation, Experimental, Live Action
The countess emerges from a magical box and vanishes into it again following several peculiar happenings. Inspired by the early portraits of photographer Mayer Freres, David Lodge creates a surreal nightmare drawing on the tricks of early cinema.
Noémi Gruner // Belgium, France // 2016 // 10:00 min
Erika takes a job on the Costa Dorada hoping it will enable her to help her parents, who have been hit by the economic crisis in Spain. In the meantime, Madrid is preparing for one of the most important demonstrations by the "Indignados", which Erika desperately wanted to attend.
SABRINA FRANCO / Alejandra Gómez de la torre // Peru // 2021 // 06:00 min
Rita is a curious teenager – she creates worlds and loses herself in them. A vibrant melody draws her attention. A journey of self-exploration that will end in Rita’s first orgasm.
Páris Cannes // Belgium // 2019 // 20:00 min
Two twin brothers from Brazil flee to Europe to escape the homophobia seething in their native country under an ascendent Jair Bolsonaro. While one brother possesses an official residency permit in Brussels, the other must live like a ghost as an illegal immigrant in Berlin.
Mehdi Pierret // Belgium // 2021 // 15:38 min
A contemporary art gallery organises an opening featuring several artistic performances. The cleaning lady, Ilidia, is unable to grasp the meaning behind all this and gets irritated by some of the visitors. This evening will end badly...
Kezia Zurbrügg // Switzerland // 2020 // 18:33 min
The setting: Dover, on 31 January 2020. A man goes out to walk his dog, a lorry drives past, Great Britain leaves the EU at 11 pm. A film about the difficulty of perceiving political processes and their significance when one is preoccupied with everyday life.
Michael Brynntrup // Germany // 1991 // 07:00 min
You know very well, that nowadays many countries produce films in their own language ... (original with subtitles).
German for foreigners, asylum seekers and other outsiders.
Survival course with subtitles and undertones.
Markus Wulf // Germany, United States // 2022 // 08:30 min
When a gust of wind carries a crown to Louis, he appoints himself the first king of the sheep. The unexpected power quickly goes to his head and is fortunately over again with the next breeze.
Daria Yurkevich // France, Belarus // 2014 // 15:00 min
Grandma Sima is worried about her alcoholic son's future. Alas, as bad luck would have it, the village's main vodka producer lives right next door. Manya, a white goat, is her only consolation.
Niki Lindroth von Bahr // Sweden // 2017 // 13:00 min
A gritty musical, set at a market square next to an expressway. The shop employees drive away their doldrums and fears by putting on song-and-dance performances. Here, the apocalypse represents a tempting sort of liberation.
Seemab Gul // Pakistan // 2021 // 19:55 min
Zara, a schoolgirl in Karachi (Pakistan), shares a sensual dance video with her virtual boyfriend, who uses it to blackmail her. Caught between his manipulative behaviour and the desire to experience love on her own terms, Zara searches for the strength to reject the confines of a patriarchal society.
Antoine Chapon // France // 2020 // 18:40 min
A developer of digital training tools for the military once designed video game scenarios intended to prepare soldiers for culture shock and heal trauma, until he himself went to war, radically altering his relationship to games and life in general.
Nicolas Bouchez // Belgium, Hungary, Portugal // 2022 // 16:20 min
An invisible lunar eclipse is approaching in a Portuguese student dormitory town. An observational comedy about the joy of watching, set in a place where there is seemingly nothing to see.
Olga Lucovnicova // Belgium // 2021 // 20:00 min
Ripe cherries, black-and-white photos and a summer house filled with memories of the seemingly care-free childhoods of multiple generations. Intimate images tell of an idyllic world from another era, until the story turns to Uncle Tudor.
Steph Hope // Norway, United States // 2021 // 04:54 min
Animation, Live Action
There's a lot going on in Amy's life at the moment. Sleeping is not at all easy under such circumstances. Her thoughts revolve alternately around sheep, embarrassing kitchen conversations and muscular dancers.
Gabrielle Demers // Quebec, Canada // 2022 // 15:59 min
Victor goes for a walk around the neighbourhood to get away from the Friday evening disco session in a home for autistic adults. In the process, he gets to know Jessy, a young prostitute, who whisks him away to another world for a single wild night.
Otalia Caussé / Antoine Marchand / Geoffroy Collin / Robin Merle / Louise Grardel / Fabien Meyran // France // 2019 // 05:20 min
In Lisbon, a german married couple is about to get aboard the legendary n°28 tramway, but how should you ract when the brakes let go and embark you on a vertiginous race... with a baby on board.
Carme Gomila // Spain // 2021 // 12:00 min
Abuse at the hands of crooked local politics, racist capitalism and global extractivism of the South by the North – based on local alliances and migration policy. Women speak about the protest against seasonal labour.
Deniz Tortum / Kathryn Hamilton // Netherlands, United States // 2021 // 12:00 min
We archive everything, as if ecological collapse could be averted by some sort of digital Noah's ark. But can we upload ourselves and our planet and really save everything with the aid of digitally archived 3D models?
Éva Darabos // Hungary // 2020 // 09:00 min
A woman learns that she has to move from the residential block she lives in. After receiving the news, she is overwhelmed with emotion. Her teardrop grows into a concrete monolith. When the drop hits the ground, a surreal panorama of the residential block unfolds.
Line Klungseth Johansen / Vegard Dahle // Norway // 2022 // 19:38 min
John lives with his boyfriend Benjamin in a flooded apartment building. As the water continues to rise, John begins to suspect that Benjamin intends to leave him. However, instead of confronting the problem, John distracts himself with tending to his vegetable garden.
Dejan Petrović // Serbia // 2021 // 19:21 min
The Penal Correctional Facility is one of three prisons in Europe that has incorporated dog training into efforts to rehabilitate inmates. This parallel look at man and dog reflects on the relativity behind any authority that secures our obedience by meting out punishments and rewards.
Dean Colin Marcial // Philippines, United States // 2019 // 16:00 min
Young Martin died during the political unrest in the period around the second EDSA revolution and the removal of corrupt president Estrada from office in 2001. Here, he speaks of his life before his passing.
Marlies van der Wel // Netherlands // 2016 // 02:20 min
Animation, Live Action
When SABAKU's best friend Buffalo passes away, he needs to find himself a new friend. He tries connecting with different species, but soon finds out that isn't as easy as it seems. SABAKU is in for a bumpy ride, but he won't rest until he succeeds.
Spencer Susser // England, United States // 2021 // 04:20 min
Ralph is a normal rabbit living a normal rabbit existence. In conversation with the Humane Society International for a documentary film production about his life, Ralph speaks about his "occupation" as a "tester" of cosmetic products. Featuring Taika Waititi as Ralph.
Lara Perren / Anna Lena Spring // Switzerland // 2021 // 04:19 min
Ava enters the sauna for the first time. She is overwhelmed by the nudity, her thoughts and the physical sensations. The other guests go about their routines. With the rising heat Ava starts to relax. Finally, she melts away and dissolves into complete ecstasy.
Chanrado Sok / Kongkea Vann // Cambodia // 2021 // 20:00 min
Vibol and his brother Kea sell noodles from a motorized cart every night on the streets of Phnom Penh. They often face troublesome threats from gangsters and thieves, even though these very people are their only customers. As the city grows around them, they reflect on their unstable income and imagine a different future.
Filip Diviak // Czech Republic, Belarus // 2020 // 14:32 min
Animation, Live Action
You can't make trees dance! Or can you? When a musician is driven out of kingdom because of his appearance, he moves into a mysterious forest. There his music begins to develop a very special magic.
Milan Baulard / Quentin Nory / Laurie Estampes / Flore Dupont / Ismaïl Berrahma / Hugo Potin // France // 2019 // 06:47 min
The nearing winter covers a lake with a thick layer of ice, cutting off a Heron from its only food source. Now the bird needs to improvise. In order to recreate the atmosphere of the ice landscape, "Duvnjak & Franqué" work their way deep into it with a piano and four hands.
Alireza Kazemipour // Iran // 2021 // 14:53 min
A woman with a shaved head and a long-haired man meet at the Tehran Morality Police station. Their cars have been confiscated due to their improper Hijab, now they are torn between the politics of their chosen hair styles and trying to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
Diana Ali Chire // United States // 2021 // 04:04 min
Experimental, Live Action
Inspired by the lives of forgotten Black female muses depicted in the masterpieces of the 18th and 19th centuries, historical paintings and voices decrying exclusion are blended into a tableau vivant. An ode to the Black woman and her voice.
Daniela Stephan // Lebanon, England // 2022 // 17:29 min
Twentysomething Mounia is searching for her cat on the streets of Beirut with her best friend Ghady. It's been a month since the explosion at the port – Mounia realises that the wreckage in the city symbolises her own life, and escape is now her only hope.
Joanna Vasquez Arong // Philippines // 2020 // 18:30 min
In 2013, Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Accompanied by grainy black-and-white images of the wreckage, the film recalls the catastrophe, the injustices that soon occurred due to corruption and the solidarity among the have-nots.
Michael Brynntrup // Germany // 1983 // 09:00 min
Between an overgrown West Berlin graveyard and a desolate stretch of land under communist rule, there is a supposedly dead no-man's land. Around noon, the main character arrives at this inevitable place.
Amartei Armar // France, Ghana // 2022 // 15:35 min
In einer kleinen ghanaischen Küstenstadt am Rande einer riesigen Mülldeponie kämpfen Sowah und Okai mit dem Verlust ihres ältesten Bruders. Verfolgt von seinem Tod, glaubt Okai, dass der Bruder noch immer da draußen auf dem Meer ist.
Jela Hasler // Switzerland // 2021 // 12:15 min
Summertime in Zürich. Cooling off in the river only brings temporary relief: with all the constant burdens, Eli's day is one big frustrating attempt to escape the confinement and aggressions of the city. Until she too releases her anger.
GAUTHIER AMMEUX / ALEXANDRE DUMEZ / VALENTINE BAILLON / BENJAMIN CHAUMENY / LEA FINUCCI / MARINA ROGER // France // 2017 // 07:30 min
A tiger and its pursuer end up in a space station, where they meet an astronaut and his goldfish. It quickly becomes apparent that weightlessness turns everything upside down.
Dania Bdeir // France, Lebanon // 2021 // 15:42 min
Warsha follows Mohammad, a Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes. Away from everyone's eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.
Moritz Geiser // Germany // 2022 // 22:00 min
Quirky teacher Helen and notorious problem pupil Mia have one thing in common: they detest the social roles which have been assigned to them by the institutional context of school. A conflict takes shape, and soon escalates.
Katia Sophia Ditzler // Germany // 2022 // 03:00 min
Paper dolls and tableaus. A reference to the siege of Leningrad, colours of the suffragettes, the glorification of Aileen Wuorno and magnificent landscapes in combination with Nazi uniforms. A performative poetry film about that which no one cares to admit they witnessed.
Katarzyna Warzecha // Poland // 2020 // 10:00 min
After his mother's death, Adam discovers his parents' love letters – a romantic adventure recorded on paper, set in the 20th century, as the world was divided into two halves and the war between Iran and Iraq marked the beginning of tragic conflicts in the Middle East.
Anastasia Babenko // Ukraine // 2021 // 17:44 min
Just 20-years-old, young parents Lena and Vitya are still almost children themselves. While they attempt to wake their baby for feeding time, here in the protected atmosphere of a maternity hospital room, they have no choice but to grow up in a hurry.
Veronika Bolotina // Germany, England, Belarus // 2021 // 13:00 min
Documentary, Live Action
A short film takes matters even further, to the court hearing of the highest authority and a highest being. The judges are the angels who are now judging those working for the regime and working as judges during their lifetime. The film is both frightening and comical, and in its essence politically neutral.