08.11.2023, 17:30, Maxx 6
EN UT + Q&A
10.11.2023, 17:30, Maxx 5
EN UT + Q&A
The latest trends in international filmmaking: our competition programmes present recent short films from around the world. The best works will be honoured with prizes at the Award Ceremony on Sunday.
Maira Ayala / Paraguay/Argentina 2023 / 18'7" / DCP / colour / Spanish/Guarani / Doc/Exp
Thermal images expose the nocturnal movements in the middle of the Paraná River carried out by women workers – known as paseras – on the Argentinean-Paraguayan border. The work is a subversive collective testimony in resistance that narrates the conditions in which this cross-border activity has been carried out for 170 years.
Tomás Paula Marques / Portugal 2023 / 15'23" / DCP / colour / Portuguese / Fic/Doc
In this day and age, Rebeca attempts to create a collection of non-phallic ceramic dildos. During the Inquisition, Josefa finds a dildo that is used in the forbidden romantic relationship with Maria. Although set in different times, the paths of Rebeca and Josefa end up crossing.
Hana e Re
Jehona Berisha / Kosovo 2023 / 9' / DCP / colour / Albanian / Fic
A trip of four best friends leads to self-discovery and growth as they unveil fears and truths about each other.
Tierra de Leche
Milton Guillen/Fiona Guy Hall / Nicaragua 2023 / 12'8" / DCP / colour/black & white / Spanish / Doc
On New England dairy farms, daily life orbits around the milking parlor. Here, machinery and cows come together as an exploitation mechanism of migrant workers from Central America, consuming their every waking hour and even infiltrating their dreams.
Siegfried A. Fruhauf / Austria 2023 / 14'30" / DCP / colour/black & white / no dialogue / Exp
Cave paintings collide with cinema in this breathtakingly immersive trip through space, sound, and film texture.
And Me, I'm Dancing Too
Mohammad Valizadegan / Iran/Czech Republic/Germany 2023 / 20'33" / DCP / colour / Farsi / Fic/Doc
With rhythmic fluidity, Saba's body moves to the music. Dancing is what she lives for, how she expresses herself – yet she is not free to do so in her own country. In a film dancing the line between documentary and fiction, a moving portrait emerges of a generation of young Iranians hemmed in by the Islamic republic's rigid rules.