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Student Competition 1


Thursday 01/12/2022 15:00 - 17:00, Friday 02/12/2022 03:00 - 05:00
Total Duration: 1:47:18

  1. Swallow Flying to the South 17:38 United States 2022
    Directed: Mochi Lin
    Screenplay: Mochi Lin
    Production: Mochi Lin
    Dialogue Language: Mandarin Chinese

    Spring 1976, 5-year-old Swallow is abandoned at a public boarding preschool in central Beijing. When the persimmons are ripe, Swallow masters how to cry, but doesn't forget how to fly.

  2. The root of one / a raiz de um 06:16 Brazil 2021
    Directed: Pedro Henrique Lima
    Screenplay: Pedro Henrique Lima
    Production: Felipe Berardo
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    The search of someone for the coefficient of their own feelings while facing a deep lethargy brought by routine. School, bonds, relationships. Everything erodes. The world becomes even more confusing and harrowing in its maturing process.

  3. Wetsitales : How the Moon and the Stars Came To Be 02:11 Philippines 2022
    Directed: Jade Dandan Evangelista
    Screenplay: Nina Dandan Evangelista
    Production: Nina Dandan Evangelista
    Dialogue Language: English

    A lady lost her finest jewelry only to find it up the night sky. A Bukidnon Folk Tale from the Philippines.

  4. Adigo 06:42 Hungary 2022
    Directed: Dóra Csóka
    Screenplay: Dóra Csóka
    Production: Melinda Kiss

    On one rough day in winter a hunter killed a roe. As it turned out she had a fawn. With this the hunter rushed the fawn into danger. The fawn followed the hunter carrying its mother almost until home, however they lose each other in the snowstorm. At home the family of the hunter is happy for the meat because they don’t have to starve anymore. Despite this the hunter feels guilt for the fawn until the end of his life, because the phantom of the fawn follows him every step of the way. Only his death gives him peace.

  5. Curiosa 09:30 United Kingdom 2022
    Directed: Tessa Moult-Milewska
    Screenplay: Tessa Moult-Milewska, Matthew Dicky
    Dialogue Language: English

    Curiosa tells the story of overly curious Mary, who visits her boyfriend's flat for the first time, just to discover it’s been stripped bare of all personal belongings. After being denied an explanation, she climbs into his head.

  6. Filthy Pablo / Mugroso 02:37 Argentina 2021
    Directed: Santiago Iurissevich
    Screenplay: Santiago Iurissevich
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    The deadline is almost here and Pablo can't find his missing pen among the filth in his room.

  7. Kite 03:07 Turkey 2022
    Directed: Ahmet Devrim Güren
    Screenplay: Nilsu Bayer
    Production: Fethi Kaba

    A single father living with his daughter has lost his connection to both life and his daughter. Despite her father not paying attention to her, the little girl tries to convince her dad to fly her kite together.

  8. Rotsethornet 03:00 Czech Republic 2021
    Directed: Karolina Pravdova
    Screenplay: Karolina Pravdovva
    Production: Lukas Gregor

    The author's film Rotsethornet describes the joint ascent of a pair of heroes to the Norwegian mountain of the same name. The theme of the film is not only the adventure associated with overcoming oneself but also the capture of both characters and the way in which man and woman communicate with each other.

  9. A bone to pick with 03:38 Slovenia 2022
    Directed: Nika Karner
    Screenplay: Nika Karner
    Production: University of Nova Gorica School of Arts
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    What will Lan do while his world is slowly falling apart?

  10. White, Black and True Love / Bela, črna in prava ljubezen 05:07 Slovenia 2021
    Directed: Anja Paternoster
    Screenplay: Anja Paternoster
    Production: University of Nova Gorica School of Arts, Boštjan Potokar, Rok Govednik
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Not every love story is the same. Some are tragic others stunning. But there is always hope even when the movie ends.

  11. O'o: The Last Voice of Kauai 04:16 United States 2022
    Directed: Hanah Cincotta
    Screenplay: Hanah Cincotta
    Production: Hanah Cincotta
    Dialogue Language: English

    O'o: The Last Voice of Kauai is an environmental film about human-caused extinction featuring a bird known as the Kauaʻi ʻōʻō, which was once endemic to the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i.

  12. Fill3 03:21 Germany 2022
    Directed: Anne Lucas
    Production: HAW Hamburg University
    Dialogue Language: English

    Inspired by my job on the assembly line of a factory, Fill3 depicts a production process. The film begins with a stereotypical factory setting that evolves into an an increasingly strange production system.

  13. Malevolence 03:26 United Kingdom 2022
    Directed: Eugenia Hamilton
    Screenplay: Eugenia Hamilton
    Dialogue Language: English

    Navigate the club scene through the lens of a predatory man's mouth. A social commentary on the sexulisation of the nightclub industry and an anti-spiking film.

  14. Reflection / Tükörkép 03:24 Hungary 2021
    Directed: Králl Kevin
    Production: Petra Vasas, Králl Kevin
    Dialogue Language: English, Hungarian

    By dawn on the 2nd of August 1944, the last of the 3000 remaining Romani prisoners in Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp were executed. In the day of a destruction, we follow an invisible human figure through the snowfall, out of a concentration camp. With the help of a matchstick and matchbox in her hands start searching herself, her past, her culture, and identity among this massacre. The film made using classic paper-cut out and painted animation techniques, on 2nd August 2021, in memory of the lives lost.

  15. Song of the Mermaid 04:20 United States 2022
    Directed: June Hyunjung Isshiki
    Screenplay: June Hyunjung Isshiki
    Production: June Hyunjung Isshiki
    Dialogue Language: English

    A little girl happens upon a lake where she is surprised to find the mother and child mermaids. It takes her on a personal journey about her grief and hope.

  16. SoulMate 03:31 Cuba 2022
    Directed: Irma Beatriz Peniche Silva
    Screenplay: Irma Beatriz Peniche Silva

    The Soul Mate of a peculiar kid is a fish that lives on top of his head. The kid will discover that playing feeds his Soul, while studying enriches it. As he grows old, he´ll have to find the balance between the two elements, because play and work are equally necessary. Is a lesson for children not to forget and for adults to remember.

  17. Friendly Fire 06:14 Israel 2022
    Directed: Tom Koryto Blumen
    Screenplay: Tom Koryto Blumen
    Production: Tom Koryto Blumen
    Dialogue Language: Hebrew

    A friendly soccer game between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian boy that takes place on the West Bank barrier starts to escalate into an uneven battle. The film was painted frame by frame on the wall and become part of the ongoing conflict by staining the wall with over a hundred liters of paint.

  18. My Garden / Ο Κήπος μου 17:00 Greece 2022
    Directed: Eleni Filiou
    Screenplay: Eleni Filiou
    Animation: Eleni Filiou
    Music: Christos Tsaparas
    Production: University of West Attica

    The love and self-sacrifice that a human relationship needs, is paralleled to the care that a garden needs in order to flourish.


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