Film Archive

A Cat Is Always Female

Animated Film
Croatia
2019
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Igor Grubić
Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović
Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
Jasenko Rasol
Iva Kraljević
Martina Meštrović
Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović
Hrvoje Pelicarić
Marija Ujević Galetović is a woman full of contradictions. “A woman is essentially nature”, she says. But also that she doesn’t want to be judged by her sex. She was the only female professor of sculpture at the Zagreb Academy. A congenial short portrait by two young female filmmakers who, with self-reflexive wit and clever animations of the artist’s works, sketch connecting and dividing lines between the generations.

Silvia Hallensleben

Deep Love

Animated Film
Ukraine
2019
14 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Andrij Granytsia
Mykyta Lyskov
Anton Bajbakov, Kurs valyut, Oleksij Dyachkov
Mykyta Lyskov
Mykyta Lyskov
Mykyta Lyskov
Mykyta Lyskov
Anton Bajbakov
The bald eagle, power animal of the United States, flies with a star-shaped cloaca over a Ukrainian city and drops an egg whose impact generates a rising nuclear mushroom. Comrade Lenin’s skull bursts. A confident man dives head first into a waterless pool. Things don’t look good in this country which is only beginning to try to find itself and paints its facades with blue and yellow stripes.

Carolin Weidner



Awarded with a Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film.

Hydebank

Documentary Film
Ireland,
UK
2019
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Chris Kelly, Ross McClean
Ross McClean
Ross McClean
Anders S. Jepsen
Ross McClean
Ciaran Devlin-Rushe
Sheep bleat. A young man feeds the small flock while it’s still dark and takes expert care of a newborn lamb. A rising chorus of aggressive male voices in the background. Sheep and men live in a juvenile prison near Belfast. Behind the gates of the sheepfolds and the pasture a high security fence reinforced with NATO wire looms in the morning sky. A mosaic of impressions from a touching and poetic world in-between.

Silvia Hallensleben

I Feel Your Eyes

Documentary Film
Belgium
2019
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Grégoire Verbeke, Ruth Vandewalle
Grégoire Verbeke
Grégoire Verbeke
Grégoire Verbeke
Grégoire Verbeke
Mohab Ezz
A dusty plain, as smooth as a sheet of paper. A desert landscape that might as well be a moonscape, especially when a horse and rider dash along the horizon, almost weightless, so fast that suddenly even the camera, equally unimpressed by gravity, can’t follow. But this is just training; the big race is yet to come. The people around the horse are getting more nervous every day. The dark shining horse on the other hand stays cool.

Lukas Foerster

Int. Anouchka – Night

Documentary Film
Belgium
2019
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sébastien Andres
Louise Hansenne
Georges Vanev
Nil-Enzo Clémentin
Louise Hansenne, Eloïse Berteau
Gianluca Kegelaert
Anouchka is thirty and a scriptwriter. She earns her living in a bar. For this short film she wrote an autofictional scenario about her long-term alcohol addiction. The film title takes up the scene titles used in screenplays: “Interior. Anouchka – Night.” The setting: Anouchka reads her text in a nocturnal studio and discusses it with the director. Gradually, reading and speaking are beginning to mingle with her first-person narrative.

Annina Wettstein

No Objects

Animated Film
Canada
2019
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Marc Bertrand
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Benjamin Proulx-Mathers
Hands in movement, fingers typing, grasping, turning screw. Only the objects are missing. This visual gap brings out all the more clearly the presence of things and technical devices in our daily life. In her experimental animation, the musician and artist Moïa Jobin-Paré explores our sense of touch, using the analogue and haptic technique of scratching photos. The result is a musical pantomime.

Annina Wettstein

Nuit

Documentary Film
Norway,
Sweden
2018
15 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Ann Aurebekk
Ann Holmgren
Nikolai Aurebekk Handeland, Erik Ljunggren
Ann Holmgren
Ann Holmgren
Erik Ljunggren
Ideas of beauty are subject to cultural norms. The protagonist Nuit has no way of knowing these conventions: She has been blind from birth. The blindness also applies to her awareness of social rules, says the narrator. The result is a very idiosyncratic and uncomfortable portrait of an unkempt woman, filmed in her realm, which confronts us viewers with our viewing habits and aesthetic rules and gives dignity and empowerment to an outcast.

Annina Wettstein

The Track

Documentary Film
Russia
2019
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Aleksej Evstigneev
Aleksej Evstigneev
Elizaveta Popova
Aleksej Evstigneev
Aleksej Evstigneev
Varvara Frolova
Children look out the windows, an old woman in light blue shower sandals stares at her laptop. A granny complains about her grandson’s loud music. A man still hasn’t gotten over the fact that he had to go to war then. An observation. A snapshot, from a world that seems to be stuck in another time. Once a day a lonely train wagon bearing the original nickname of “Matrix” drives into the Russian mountain village of Otdalennyj, which means “remote”.

Julia Weigl
Next Masters Competition Short Film 2019
There Were Four of Us Cassie Shao

At full tilt and brightly surrealistic, this narrative flow circles around questions concerning a death. An electronically charged, garish chamber play. In the leading role: the subconscious, it seems.

There Were Four of Us

Animated Film
USA
2019
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Cassie Shao
Robert Wolf
Cassie Shao
Katie Gately
Four people soliloquizing in a room. In the leading role: the subconscious, it seems. An electronically charged, colourful chamber play with rapid changes of location. Sequences that could be from a strange diary in dialogue with layers of dream pull you in. “One day I dreamed that I couldn’t wake up from layers and layers of dreams.” In Cassie Shao’s film, the narrative flow circles around questions concerning a case of death – no holds barred and brightly surrealistic.

Nadja Rademacher