ALL INCLUSIVE

Switzerland | 2018 | 10’

Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas.

CORINA
SCHWINGRUBER
ILIĆ

ALL ON A MARDI GRAS DAY

United States | 2019 | 23’

In a gentrifying New Orleans, Demond sacrifices to be Big Chief in a secret 200-year culture known as Mardi Gras Indians: African-American men from the city’s roughest neighborhoods who spend all year sewing feathered suits they’ll wear only once, in a battle to decide who’s “the prettiest.”

MICHAL
PIETRZYK

CHILDREN OF UNIVERSE

Switzerland | 2018 | 52’

A primary school class in the Swiss mountains embarks on an adventure to discover the mysteries of the universe, guided by the Canadian astrophysicist Stéphanie Juneau. The kids discover that every little thing - from the infinitely small to the infinitely large - is connected; and how they too have an impact on the precarious balance between Earth and Sun. Thus, their reactions, their games, the way they put their new knowledge into practice and above all their innocent - often clumsy – questions, inevitably refer to a bigger, almost metaphysical and universal questioning: « What is our place in the universe?

CAMILLE
BUDIN

RIOT NOT DIET

Germany | 2018 | 17’

A golden summer dress in XXL, the ice-lolly drips slowly onto the hot ground. RIOT NOT DIET creates a queer feminist utopia far away from BMI norms and male gaze. The fat women and queers in this movie are not ashamed of their expansive body dimensions, but confidently claim space for themselves. They use their bodies to blow up patriarchal structures and enjoy their corporeality beyond the neoliberal logic of exploitation. In times of self-optimization, your belly is a statement!

JULIA FUHR
MANN

SWATTED

France | 2018 | 22’

Online players describe their struggles with “swatting”, a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. The events take shape through youtube videos and wireframe images from a video game.

ISMAËL
JOFFROY
CHANDOUTIS

THE MAN WHO LOOKED BEYOND THE HORIZON

Netherlands | 2018 | 29’

More than 40 years ago, Bas Jan Ader decided to go on an adventure. In a tiny sailing boat, the Dutchmanset sail across the ocean. Nine months later the boat was found adrift at sea. There was no sign of Ader. It’s a story that has always fascinated filmmaker Martijn Blekendaal, not just because of the disappearance itself, but also because of the entire mystery that surrounds it.

MARTIJN
BLEKENDAA

THE PATRIOT

Germany | 2018 | 27’

At the age of 21, Vasily Vlasov became the youngest parliamentarian in the Russian Duma. Given his abundant confidence and self-assured manner, he could have been a refreshing new voice. But Vasily’s ideals are rooted in the deeply conservative party LDPR which is viewed by some as fascistic.

KATJA
FEDULOVA

TIME AND TIDE

Netherlands | 2018 | 30’

This unconventional nature documentary is a personal statement against the ‘pornofication’ of nature in film. Filmmaker Marleen van der Werf observes the tides of the wind in a coastal scenery. As the camera captures voids of stillness, the natural world slowly becomes a simile for the mental landscape, confronting the viewers with their expectations of nature in film. The contemporary climax and spectacle driven storytelling is the opposite of what ‘being in nature’ means to the filmmaker: “To me nature is a free, open and silent space in which I can wander through my own thoughts and feelings. A rare and very important private place in

MARLEEN VAN
DER WERF