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France | 2019 | 12’

Julie and Vincent are in love. Madly in love. After waiting for her all day, Vincent finally has Julie all to himself. But Julie’s cellphone keeps ringing and ringing. Passion, sex and jealousy. What really happens behind closed doors?

MARINA
ZIOLKOWSKI

A+

Iran |2018 | 16’

A young woman (Shideh) can’t take her heavy groceries home. She asks a little boy (Amir) to help her. But that is just the beginning. The story brings two perfect strangers into each other’s personal lives.

BEHRANG
MIRZAYI

ALL MY GUARDIAN ANGELS

Spain | 2018 | 15’

Madrid, Christmas 2009: a newborn is abandoned in the middle of the street. With the only shelter of a sports bag, the baby undertakes a journey of survival at the hands of unplanned guardian angels.

BERNABÉ
RICO

BROTHERHOOD

Canada | 2018 | 25’

Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.

MERYAM
JOOBEUR

DEAD ANIMALS

Switzerland | 2018 | 10’

With a heavy heart a man brings his dead cat to the animal carcass disposal. When a mysterious taxidermist gives him her business card he is intrigued to find out if the death of his pet might be just the beginning.

DAVID OESCH
REMO RICKENBACHER

FRAMEWORK

Switzerland | 2018 | 16’

It’s summertime in rural France. A charismatic stranger happens upon three teenage boys. He has a gun in his car. Are they ready to go for a ride?

JASMIN
GORDON

FUNFAIR

Iran | 2019 | 15’

Majid a financially struggling man comes up with a ploy in order to better the life of his wife Sarah.

KAVEH
MAZAHERI

MARILYN AND I

France | 2019 | 20’

A year ago, Ludivine moved to live at the back of Adrien’s car. To survive, they build up scams all around France. But as winter is coming, Ludivine doesn’t want to play anymore.

JEREMIE
LOISEAU

STAIRCASE

Iran | 2018 | 20’

Ahmadreza and Saeedeh are divorced and Ahmadreza remarried to Mahshid, his ex-wife’s best friend. Ahmadreza, who is about to leave with his new wife, wants the custody of his son, so Saeedeh tries to hide the child before the next hearing. Ahmadreza finds out and goes to her, deciding - after a bitter argument - to take the

MOHSEN
BANIHASHEMI

TATTOO

Iran | 2018 | 15’

A young Iranian woman had not been expecting this kind of examination. She only wanted to renew her driver’s license, but when the officials noticed a scar on her wrist and her tattoo, they began looking at her with suspicion. Suddenly she is trapped, forced to answer personal questions and exposed to insinuations. The camera captures the growing uneasiness with clinical precision.

FARHAD
DELARAM

THE BIND

United Kingdom | 2018 | 17’

THE BIND is a tense thriller/drama set on a remote farm. It follows the fate of a mother, RUTH (60s), as her son, JAMIE (40s), turns up in the middle of the night with his nine-year-old daughter and threatens to kill his parents if they refuse to give him his fair share of the farm, which they have given to his older brother instead. With every decision Ruth makes, she will endeavour to save as many as she can from this dangerous hostage situation.

CAROLINE
BARTLEET

THE CHRISTMAS GIFT

Romania, Spain | 2018 | 23’

On the 20th of December, 1989, a few days after Ceausescu’s bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son has mailed a wish letter to Santa. As the kid understood, his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead.

BOGDAN
MURESANU

THE EIGHTH DIMENSION

Spain | 2018 | 17’

A well-known writer gives a masterclass about the dimensions of storytelling. Olga creates an alter ego to illustrate the lesson. As Olga keeps revealing the different dimensions of the story some unknown features will intrigue her students. This is a story finally conformed by the eight sides of truth.

KIKE
MAÍLLO

THE NEWS

India | 2019 | 7’

An incident is about to take place in an Indian, middle class home, on a regular evening. Batmi, explores the incident in a single, continuous long take, as if being witness to it, as opposed to reading about it in a newspaper.

INDRANEEL
NIGHOJKAR

THE VAN

France, Albania | 2019 | 15’

The Van finally stops, the doors open and Ben comes out alive. A few more fights and he will be able to pay his way out of Albania, and hopefully, take his father with him.

ERENIK
BEQIRI

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT

France | 2019 | 16’

During an international film festival, a young French student wants to interview the American movie star she’s been in love with since she was a kid. Imprudently, she agrees to do the interview in the actor’s suite. After sharing a bottle of Champaign, they start to kiss. She wants to stop there but he has other ideas...

FRANÇOIS ROUX