08.11.2023, 20:30, Maxx 6
EN UT + Q&A
11.11.2023, 17:00, Maxx 1
EN UT + Q&A
12.11.2023, 16:00, Kino Cameo
Discover national short filmmaking in the Swiss Competition. We also invite audiences to join us for the Award Ceremony on Sunday – watch live as the jury honours the best films of this year’s festival edition.
Ella Rocca / Switzerland 2023 / 14'18" / DCP / colour / Swiss German/Italian / Doc
Above the home of the director's Italian grandparents is an unfinished flat. What would have happened if the director, who lives in Switzerland, had grown up there? The director deals with their own southern Italian roots, queerness, longing, and loss.
Victor Cateau / Switzerland 2023 / 14'10" / DCP / colour / French / Fic
Anna lives with her shepherd father in a remote area. One night, he discovers that one of his animals has disappeared. In this wild world, running away from the herd is a dangerous idea.
The Car That Came Back from the Sea
Jadwiga Kowalska / Switzerland 2023 / 10'48" / DCP / colour/black & white / English/Polish / Ani/Doc
Full of exuberance, six friends drive to the Polish Baltic coast and back in a small, dented car. During their trip, their car and their country fall apart. Nevertheless, life goes on. Their journey is infused with memories and snapshots from the past.
Luca Raphael Mengisen/Dimitra Charamandas/Julie Olympia Cahannes/ Irene Trujillo / Switzerland/Greece 2023 / 8'14" / DCP / colour / no dialogue / Doc/Exp
The sun wanders over deserted places and burns the red earth. As the day progresses, it sheds light on uncanny interactions and absurd encounters.
Mirjam Landolt / Switzerland 2023 / 25'49" / DCP / colour / English / Doc
A sensorial journey on a Scottish island, reminding us of the connection between the living, questioning our relationship to the sea and to the land.
There Is No End to This Story
Cosima Frei / Germany/Switzerland 2023 / 17'34" / DCP / black & white / German/Vietnamese / Fic
Between procrastination and to-do lists Mena wanders one last time through her neighbourhood in Berlin. She has to cancel a mobile phone subscription, get rid of a chain and wants to buy her ex some flowers. The film tells of the ups and downs of life with humour and laconicness. The hybrid film mixes improvised fiction and documentary scenes.