10.11.2023, 19:30, Maxx 6
EN UT + Q&A
11.11.2023, 20:00, Maxx 1
EN UT + Q&A
12.11.2023, 11:00, 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.
Kantarama Gahigiri / Rwanda/Switzerland 2023 / 9'46" / DCP / colour / English / Fic
Technology and waste, in our lands, our systems, our bones. Wandering our spaces, she cannot help but wonder, where is the space for healing?
Felipe Casanova / Switzerland/Belgium 2023 / 17'30" / DCP / colour / French / Exp/Doc
A broken phone and the digital memory of a broken relationship. Both fragile, both recomposed to reveal the fragments of a first love that seems to fade away. Through the careful manipulation of discarnate metal components and the warm director’s look on a found intimate archive, a parallel movement of lingering and resistance against the ephemeral. A playful reflection on what remains.
Searching for the 5th Direction
Matthias Schüpbach / Switzerland 2023 / 7'5" / DCP / colour / no dialogue / Ani/Exp
The search for the self and the memories and emotions associated with it lead us through the forgotten and dark places of an inner world. We move through an apparent interactivity, generated by the camera, and through spaces created from around 150 3D scans, torn between curiosity and resistance.
Jela Hasler / Switzerland 2023 / 14'30" / DCP / colour / German/French/Swiss German / Fic
Laurianne is waiting for her colleague to pick her up – and for the result of her pregnancy test. Trying to cope with everyday life, she starts to struggle. Not with the decision of what to do but with this responsibility that comes with her body. And the question of how alone she is with it.
Thomas Horat / Switzerland 2023 / 17' / DCP / colour / Italian / Doc/Ani
Food, medicine, weapons, and ammunition. During the war, young Antonietta transported all these things to her partisan group in the mountains at night and at great risk. She breaks her silence about this time because she fears that her memories of the resistance will die with her.
Basil da Cunha / Switzerland/Portugal 2023 / 24'44" / DCP / colour / Portuguese / Fic
A clandestine neighbourhood in Lisbon wakes up to the news of a violent police raid. Seven-year-old Camila goes in search of her missing brother. At the same time, Jysone is in a hurry: after six years in jail, he has finally found work and knows he can't be late. The fate of our two protagonists will end up intersecting in the worst possible way.