2020

ALTITUDE

Nicole Scherer

For two alpinists the hike up to a mountain cabin turns into a life- threatening battle between reality and illusion.

Austria

0:10:00

PROOF

Nora Jaenicke

Iman is on a student visa and just returned from a trip to see her family. After being together for 4 years her and her boyfriend Evan get engaged and are planning to get married. However, during an interview with an immigration officer, Iman's world is about to collapse. The immigration officer is suspecting her of immigration fraud. He is asking her to present "material proof" that she is entering the marriage with a US citizen "in good faith". Some of the proof that she is being asked to provide would reveal details that not even her family knows. And what Iman considers the most important proof would make her family either kill her or have her killed.

United States

0:10:00

SPOON

Victor Velasco

In the city, a business man walks to work on a Monday morning when he's interrupted by a junkie-like kid who asks him: Do you want some soup?

United States

0:04:35

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Anna Spence

Booted from the limelight, Max Headroom now roves the video signal on the search for meaning. Once summoned to the screen, he talks to the audience in hopes of remembering his past life. As we watch Max, (and as he continues to watch us), he begins to understand what it will take to escape from his purgatory.

United States

0:04:16

SAFIYYAH

Mattis Ohana Goksøyr

Danish Amir connects with a local girl, Sarah, on a dance floor in central Oslo. He ends up going home with her, but, halfway into bed, he discovers that she is Jewish. Shocked, he reveals his Palestinian background and makes his exit from the now tense situation. Once outside, he sees that his phone is dead, and, alone in an unfamiliar city, he is forced to knock on Sarah’s door. He asks to borrow her charger and she hesitantly lets him back in. The film is a meeting between Danish-Palestinian Amir and Norwegian-Jewish Sarah.

Norway

0:09:06

STILL HERE

Tom Pardoe

Have you ever felt stuck? Depressed? Numb? Emotionally and/or physically void of life? Nothing left but just a shell of a person with nothing left to live for? But then that one spark, that one person, that one word triggers something in you. That it brings you back to reality. That is what STILL HERE is about. Find out why a 75 year old mother is admitting her 45 year old son to an assisted living center. Find out if something triggers him back to reality. A story of Inspiration and hope.

United States

0:12:17

YEAR

Małgorzata Bosek-Serafinska

Film is dedicated to the memory of Marek Serafinski, an animation filmmaker and producer, privately the director's husband. It is a graphic and sound diary created from everyday life paper waste: labels, tickets etc. and cigarette packages of one chain smoker, accumulated by one collector within six years. It shows the degree of addiction, determination and a kind of addiction of the collector as well as a passage of time in that strange symbiosis of their shared life.

Poland

0:11:40

PLAY/GROUND

Hanna Sköld

With a mix of claymation and live action we enter the world of Love, who's 2 years old and struggles to get attention from his father and connect to his Granny. But Loves father has no time, to see him or to listen, since he's totally preoccupied with trying go get grandma out of bed.

Sweden

0:14:13

THE MAN WITH THE HAMMER

Mario Zozin

Every endurance athlete fears him. With runners, he usually waits until somewhere between kilometer 30 and 35. Then he strikes. Again and again. Legs turn to lead, cramps and stitches set in followed by the feeling of total exhaustion. This is the so- called “The Man with the Hammer”.

Germany

0:08:57

Symmetry

Michele Di Rienzo

Speaking with a doctor, Ludovico relives the key moments of his life in an attempt to separate reality from the projections of his mind.

Italy

0:14:50

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