Thursday, 28 July: 20 - 23h

Competition  

 

GOD KNOWS

Cantonese with English subtitles

 

Abo forms a band "ABO" with her friends Benny and Olivia. They perform at Central Pier and fight for their musical dreams. Photographer Don returns from overseas and encounters Abo. They two soon become close friends. A love that can only remain unspoken; perhaps only God knows how it ends.

 

HONG KONG 13 MIN

DIRECTOR: Fung HO

 

 
 

Musimy Porozmawiac (We Need to Talk)

Polish with English subtitles

 

People in grief - who try to face the trauma with a special therapy - speak to their dead loved ones. Most of them filmed themselves.

 

POLAND 19 MIN

DIRECTOR: Jedrzej Michalak

 

 
 

Sry Bsy

No dialog

 

Sry bsy - no time for nothing. Not even for spelling in full the words "sorry" and "busy"... It's about obsessions, compulsions and the pressure of keeping up with the challenges of modern working life.

 

GERMANY 3 MIN

DIRECTOR: Verena Westphal

 

 

YOYO

Taiwanese with English subtitles

 

When he was 12 years old, in his Sixth Grade, Chen Zeng-You was diagnosed with Congenital Neurovascular Anomalies, leaving his left side completely paralyzed. Even though he worked hard in his physio therapies until he could stand up again, he also realized he will never be the same healthy and energetic Chen Zeng-You from before ever again.

 

TAIWAN 20 MIN

DIRECTOR: Shu-Wei Chang

 

 
 

Donde caen las hojas (Where Leaves Fall)

Spanish with English subtitles

 

Eva, a devastated woman who is going through her daughter's premature death, receives a call she didn't expect: her mum, Ana, who has not seen her in years, is at death's door. When life comes to its end, the real fight begins.

 

SPAIN 18 MIN

DIRECTOR: Alicia Albares Martínez

 

 
 

Penitencia (Penance)

Spanish with English subtitles

 

A Catholic raised 6 year old boy, Jaasiel, is taught to fear the consequences of sin. When he accidentaly breaks a porcelain figurine of baby Jesus, he knows he is now condemned to hell for having killed God. Trying to escape from his fate, he keeps it a secret.

 

MEXICO 6 MIN

DIRECTOR: Yeka Garcí­a

 

 

Gleichgewicht (Keeping Balance)

German with English subtitles

 

Denise, a 20-year-old girl, visits nearly every day the Viennese "Prater" amusement park to take some rides with the electronic "Tagada" carousel because it helps her to get over her difficult past.

 

AUSTRIA 5 MIN

DIRECTOR: Bernhard Wenger

 

 

Jewish Blind Date

French with English subtitles

 

Mary Lou has had several disappointing love affairs with goys (non-Jews) and decides to revert to her religious roots in order to marry a practicing Jew. She has to go to a Shidduch, a matchmaking event that's meant to lead to marriage... but nothing goes to plan.

 

SWITZERLAND 16 MIN

DIRECTOR: Anaelle Morf

 

 

Sheng ming yong tan diao (Aria of Life)

Chinese with English subtitles

 

Zhiming goes back to his hometown, when he heard about grandpa's passing-away. When the relatives tell Zhiming about his grandpa's last days, the emotions between grandpa and grandson are peeled off layer after layer.

 

CHINA 10 MIN

DIRECTOR: Ma Mingzhu

 

 

Another Way

English

 

An old man wants to be buried with his wife. But the world does not agree.

 

USA 6 MIN

DIRECTOR: Juliette Beneich

 

 

 

Spotlight

 

Letter to God

Russian with English subtitles

 

A lonely widower discovers that he is dying. After a series of mysterious encounters he decides to do the only thing he can think of: write a letter to God.

 

AZERBAIJAN / USA 17 MIN

DIRECTOR: Maria Ibrahimova