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Ain’t No Time for Women

Y’a pas d’heure pour les femmes
Sarra El Abed
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Canada
2020
19 minutes
Arabic,
French
subtitles: 
English

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Sarra El Abed
Isabelle Grignon-Francke
Pierre Brouillette-Hamelin
Catherine Lefebvre
Jordan Choinière
Ilyaa Ghafouri
Ilyaa Ghafouri

The hairdressing salon “Saïda” is a space where people speak openly, laugh and argue. The subject rarely is hair. In the run-up to the presidential elections in Tunisia the shop turns into a political arena where the women – young or old, conservative or with a modern outlook – indulge in discussions about the pros and cons of the candidates. Their clever and witty statements reflect a young democracy with all its rifts and fault lines.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
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Witty
Umverteilen und Mitreden
Zustand der Welt
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Alice’s Four Stories

Les quatre récits d’Alice
Myriam Jacob-Allard
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Canada
2019
5 minutes
French
subtitles: 
English

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Myriam Jacob-Allard
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Bruno Bélanger
Claire Jacob
Myriam Jacob-Allard
Sylvain Cossette
Alice Gervais

Testimony versus “prosthetic memory”: The director dubs the sound recordings of her grandmother, collected over a period of ten years, in which the old lady recaps her encounter with a tornado as a child, in front of a green screen. While the details of her memories change through repeated narration over time, the found footage from feature and disaster films, weather reports and landscape images suggests a mediatised participation in the events.

Borjana Gaković
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Family Ties
Witty
Poesie und Grenzgänge
Small Worlds, Big People
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Impossible Figures and Other Stories I

Figury niemożliwe i inne historie I
Marta Pajek
International Competition Short Film 2021
Animated Film
Canada,
Poland
2021
16 minutes
Polish
subtitles: 
English

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Marta Pajek
Piotr Szczepanowicz
Grzegorz Wacławek
Maral Mohammadian
Luce Grosjean
Marta Pajek
Marta Pajek
Marta Pajek
Aleksandra Gryka
Alex Boya
Michał Jankowski
Piotr Knop

Marta Pajek (digitally) created a complex, atmospheric universe – with minimalist means and yet rich in detail. References to contemporary history meet visions of an intuited, dystopian future. We are made aware of (our own) transience in subtle, but almost brutal ways. Ageing bodies, ageing ideas. In the end, the grande dame of Polish cinema, actor Anna Polony, sings: “… when will we ever learn?”

Borjana Gaković
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
Winner of Golden Dove Short Animated Film (International Competition Short Film)
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Filmstill Sub Terra

Sub Terra

Sub Terra
Jeffrey Zablotny
International Competition Short Film 2022
Animated Film
Canada
2022
8 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Jeffrey Zablotny
Jeffrey Zablotny
Morgana McKenzie
Jeffrey Zablotny
Viktor Orri Árnason
Jana Irmert
Jana Irmert
Jeffrey Zablotny

A young woman attaches acoustic sensors to a tree, hammering nail after nail into the bark. Something stirs in the bowels of the earth, apparently attracted by the sound. This being, whatever it is, starts to search for its origin, gliding through tunnel systems, bizarre subterranean formations. Sometimes you see our world from below, people walking their daily paths. The soil lives! There is still a lot to discover.

Anke Leweke
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Climate Crisis