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Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill A War of Words or Respectful Silence?
A War of Words or Respectful Silence?
Leo Černic
A film commissioned for a school education programme. The goal of this programme is to teach children about their own history and that of their country.
Filmstill A War of Words or Respectful Silence?

A War of Words or Respectful Silence?

Vojna besed ali spoštljiva tišina?
Leo Černic
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Slovenia,
Italy
2020
2 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Leo Černic
Mateja Zorn
Leo Černic
Leo Černic
Leo Černic
Samo Jurca

A film commissioned for a school education programme. The goal of this programme is to teach children about their own history and that of their country – especially on the background of the recent wars. The hope is that this knowledge will also be applied to the future, that it will bring colour to the black and white, a smile to the gloom.

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
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Bad Mood

Malumore
Loris Giuseppe Nese
International Competition Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Italy
2020
12 minutes
Italian
subtitles: 
English

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Loris Giuseppe Nese
Chiara Marotta
Loris Giuseppe Nese
Loris Giuseppe Nese
Loris Giuseppe Nese
Loris Giuseppe Nese
Chiara Marotta
Chiara Marotta
Davide Maresca
Davide Maresca

Between coming and going time feels leaden – a half-life in the light and dark contrasts of a linocut. The narrating voice’s mother cares for seniors in their homes for five euros an hour. At their bedsides the ticking clock counts down the working day, caught between the frightening sounds of the heavy breathing that comes with impending death and the roar of promises made by television. The dying are mother’s livelihood.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Zustand der Welt
Poesie und Grenzgänge
Small Worlds, Big People
Family Ties
Umverteilen und Mitreden
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Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill Far East Film Festival Trailer 2009
Far East Film Festival Trailer 2009
Špela Čadež
The Far East Film Festival in Udine is dedicated to popular Asian films. Špela Čadež’s trailer for its 11th festival edition is dedicated to the love of noodles that unites nations.
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Far East Film Festival Trailer 2009

Far East Film Festival Trailer 2009
Špela Čadež
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Italy,
Slovenia
2009
1 minute
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Špela Čadež
Far East Film Festival (FEFF)
Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Johanna Herr

Since 1999, the Far East Film Festival, the biggest festival of popular Asian films in Europe, has been held annually in the Italian city of Udine. Špela Čadež was commissioned to design the trailer for its 11th edition in 2009 and delivered a crisp and short, wonderfully incisive puppet animation about the love of noodles – with or without cheese – that unites cultures and continent.

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
Re-Visions 2020
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Fight da faida
Vincenzo Gioanola
A garishly colourful political rap video from Italy. Politics, business and daily life are poisoned by the influence of Mafia and Camorra. Fight da faida! Fight blood vengeance!
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Fight da faida

Fight da faida
Vincenzo Gioanola
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
Italy
1995
5 minutes
Italian
subtitles: 
None

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Vincenzo Gioanola
Vincenzo Gioanola
Vincenzo Gioanola

A garishly coloured and driving video for a 1992 single by the Italian rapper Frankie hi-nrg mc. It’s about how the Mafia and Camorra poison politics, business and everyday life. This incandescent complaint from a “civil war” turns into an appeal: immunize yourself against the seductions of a deathly lifestyle! Fight da faida: Fight the apparent inevitability of blood vengeance!

Ralph Eue
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Poesie und Grenzgänge
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Handwritten

Escrito à mão
Lui Avallos
Extended Reality 2021
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Brazil,
Portugal,
Italy,
France
2021
9 minutes
Portuguese (Brazil),
Italian,
French,
English

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Lui Avallos
Rodrigo Moreira
Mundivagante Studio
Lui Avallos
Lui Avallos
Lui Avallos
Agnese Riaudo
Filippo Stagnini
Jessica Menezes

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed human relationships. Archive material, 360° footage and artificially generated images are used to create a synaesthetic essay film about loneliness, insecurity and the increasing shift of our everyday life into the digital realm. Dystopic and anonymous stories merge in a collage of the disturbing social and political phenomena of our time.

Lars Rummel
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Intervening Nature
State of the World
Love/Without Love
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Makarìa

Makarìa
Giulia Attanasio
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Italy,
Spain
2020
35 minutes
Italian
subtitles: 
English

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Giulia Attanasio
Dario Ferraro
Gianni Rizzuto
Stefania Bona
Dario Ferraro
Giulia Attanasio
Fabio Punzi
Davide Balistreri
Manuel Peluso
Jitter
Daina Dieva

Enza, in her early twenties, is a singer and seeker studying the rhythms of life in Salento. She breathes music, collects old folksongs and thus connects the people, the present and the past. Rooted in Tarantism and in the tradition of the healers she uses singing as a means to fight alienation. Her portrait is a cinematic legacy vibrating with intensity. It reveals the thin line walked by those who refuse to be satisfied with relative freedom.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
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Small Worlds, Big People
Sinn und Sein
Poesie und Grenzgänge
Umverteilen und Mitreden
Rural vs. Urban
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No Dogs or Italians Allowed

Interdit aux chiens et aux Italiens
Alain Ughetto
Opening Film 2022
Animated Film
France,
Italy,
Belgium,
Switzerland,
Portugal
2022
70 minutes
French,
Italian
subtitles: 
English

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Alain Ughetto
Alexandre Cornu
Clément Chautant
Fabien Drouet
Sara Sponga
Marjolaine Parot
Denis Leborgne
Nicola Piovani

Hunger and hardship ruled the Piemontese mountain village of Ughettera at the beginning of the 20th century. The meek peasants complained neither about the parasitic priests nor the tough seasonal winter work in neighbouring France – not even when the Italian state called them to arms and sent them first to Libya, then into the World War. Only when the Fascists arrive did the Ughetto family trade its home for new deprivations and new hopes across the border.

With this imaginatively directed puppet animation, Alain Ughetto has created a warm-hearted memorial to his Italian grandparents Cesira and Luigi. With subtle humour, tenderness and empathy he tells of generations who lived in poverty, but also of happiness and love, fortunes and misfortunes. “You don’t come from a country, you come from your childhood”, Cesira teaches him. The director finds himself in this family chronicle, recognises his predilection for working with his hands. Soon the film becomes a reflection on telling stories with what these hands shaped. They are frequently present in the frame – piling charcoal into a mountain, making forests from broccoli or simply getting handed a cup of damn strong espresso by Cesira.
Christoph Terhechte
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award
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Witty
Family Ties
Filmstill Our Fate

Our Fate

Sorta nostra
Michele Sammarco
International Competition Short Film 2022
Documentary Film
Italy
2022
20 minutes
Italian
subtitles: 
English

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Michele Sammarco
Michele Sammarco
Michele Sammarco
Michele Sammarco
Agit Utlu
Tommaso Barbaro
Elisa Rossin
Michele Sammarco
Intervallo Film

Shaking his head, Michele looks at the olives lying on the ground. Nobody collects them now. He once planted the olive trees. They were his pride and fed the family. Now he sits by the fireplace with his wife. Their hands show the years of hard field work. With a tender gaze, their grandson watches his grandparents cook, argue, take walks. Moving snapshots that coalesce into a life lived, a chronicle of the rural exodus in Italy.

Anke Leweke
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Family Ties
Out of Balance
Climate Crisis
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Republic of Silence

Republic of Silence
Diana El Jeiroudi
International Competition 2021
Documentary Film
France,
Germany,
Italy,
Qatar,
Syria
2021
183 minutes
Arabic,
English,
German,
Kurdish
subtitles: 
English

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Diana El Jeiroudi
Orwa Nyrabia
Diana El Jeiroudi
Camille Laemlé
Sebastian Bäumler
Diana El Jeiroudi
Orwa Nyrabia
Guevara Namer
Diana El Jeiroudi
Katja Dringenberg
Diana El Jeiroudi
Raphaël Girardot
Nathalie Vidal
Pascal Capitolin

Silence reigns in the Berlin flat, but the film, whose complex montage encompasses the disintegration of Syria and life in exile, leaves no doubt that things are different in director Diana El Jeiroudi’s mind. Archival footage, loose portraits of confidants and an intimate perspective that explores her own position and her way of coping with trauma add up to a multi-layered document.

“Evil has a very loud and terrifying sound,” El Jeiroudi already noted as a child. Growing up in a country marked by surveillance and military parades has left its mark. In “Republic of Silence”, she looks for a way to come to terms with it, condensing old material, some of which shot in Syria, with a written monologue and stories of persons who also chose exile in the course of the civil war. The result is a complex filmic space that reveals the political and social disintegration of a nation. El Jeiroudi increasingly concentrates on showing a present outside Syria, life in emigration. Passing her husband's  nocturnal teeth grinding, birthday parties and disruptions in the international film festival scene, a life between tension and new beginnings becomes apparent.
Carolin Weidner
Winner of Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize, Honourable Mendtion (International Competition)
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Exile
Migration
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Sogni al campo

Sogni al campo
Magda Guidi, Mara Cerri
International Competition Short Film 2020
Animated Film
France,
Italy
2020
9 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Magda Guidi
Mara Cerri
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal
Pierre Baussaron
Davide Ferazza
Alessandro Giorgio
Luce Grosjean
Valentina Vallorani
Massimo Volume
Roberto Casula
Michela De Carlo
Fabio Chiossi
Mara Cerri
Stefano Sasso
Mara Cerri
Magda Guidi
Magda Guidi
Stefano Sasso

In search of the cat Leo a boy roams through sunny fields. Drifting without a care and digging up treasures in the mysterious darkness of the barn are the last throes of childhood before it ends. The crayon colours of this summer are overlaid with the whispering and rustling of shelter – and a premonition. Mara Cerri and Magda Guidi sharpen our senses for the impressions of a confusing age.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Sinn und Sein
Poesie und Grenzgänge
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