With this programme, we hope to spark a passion for the medium of short film. The shorts represent a broad range of current filmmaking. The selection is meant to appeal to multigenerational audiences and inspire discussion.
Can Somebody Tell Me That Everything Will Be Fine
Siri Bråtveit / Norway 2022 / 13'37" / DCP / colour / Norwegian / Exp/Doc
The dialogue in this twisted comedy is taken from Norway's largest online chat forum, and revolves around how we seek answers and confirmation in this confusing and strange world. What would happen if we were just as brutally honest IRL?
Amalie Maria Nielsen / Denmark 2022 / 18'29" / DCP / colour / Danish / Fic
In a home for struggling girls, young Milo is secretly going through a gender transition. Only care worker Nicki is aware of it and supports them. Whenever Milo is angry, wants to run away, or just needs a change of scenery, Nicki provides a sense of security and home. One day, through the thin walls of the institution, Milo hears something they wish they hadn’t. As hugs cannot solve every conflict, they push the emergency button.
Yomoyama Short Stories
Fuka Katayama / Japan 2022 / 3'43" / DCP / colour / no dialogue / Ani
Set in a certain cafe, the film shows the unusual daily life of the clerk and customers. A collection of short stories. Mysterious events happen on a daily basis in the place, but no one cares about them.
When a Rocket Sits on the Launch Pad
Bohao Liu / China/USA 2023 / 12' / DCP / colour / Chinese / Doc/Exp
At a basketball camp, 15-year-old Fang talks about her dreams. But life never stops, it moves too fast. Her phone fell into water. There are too many stairs to climb. The adults seem to decide her future. And the rocket keeps being launched every month.
Sebastian Rudolph Jensen/Christer Wahlberg / Sweden 2023 / 14'30" / DCP / colour / Swedish / Doc/Ani
Five eight-year-olds found the imaginary world George-Peterland: a dreamy forest land with cute chickens everywhere, where you can travel just by closing your eyes. When the school interferes and rules take over the imaginary world, it becomes a nightmare. YOU SHALL NOT EAT CHICKEN. YOU MUST LOVE YELLOW. YOU MUST BELIEVE IN THE CHICKEN GOD.
Waking Up in Vegas
Michèle Flury / Switzerland 2023 / 15'3" / DCP / colour / German/Turkish / Fic
Yael is entering puberty and searching for his own identity between his virile big brother and his queer best friend, Aaron. In the process, he not only questions himself but also endangers his friendship with Aaron.