SHORT FILM PROGRAMME B
Contact by Samir Syriani (Lebanon) – 21min – Fiction
A sniper living alone on a country’s border shoots refugees attempting to cross. One day, he finds an audiotape on one of his victims, her war diary. He begins to listen.
Mama by Vladimir Kott (Estonia, Russia) – 19min – Fiction
Two young social workers are delivering a fugitive child to his mother by ferry. But in the middle of the icy Baltic Sea, something goes wrong.
Nest. A Movie About Two People and Two Birds by Ričardas Matačius (Lithuania) – 15min – Documentary
When two birds lost their nest, they found a new one at two Actors home. They were given human names (Bronius and Aura) there were shared breakfast and lots of love, for this family they became as children. But these children learned how to fly and never came back home. Alexas and Aušra is still wondering “why?” but they continue to live in their own “nest” waiting for someone new to find itself in a search of a home.
Imbued Life by Ivana Bosnjak (Croatia) – 12min – Animation
Imbued Life is a film about a young woman’s connection with the life force of nature. She uses her talent for taxidermy to “return” the animals to their natural habitat. However, the true search for the answers begins when she starts finding a roll of undeveloped film in each of the animals she treats. Her obsession drives her to seek the explanation of the connection she feels, haunting her dreams, as well as her waking moments.
Vitor by Paul Portelli (Malta) – 10min – Fiction
Vitor, a retired craftsman, leaves his home one morning for his usual coffee break. When he returns he finds a family of four living in his apartment. Weirdly, it seems as if they had been living there for quite some time.
Prisoner of Society by Rati Tsiteladze (Georgia) – 15min – Fiction
An intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, trapped between her personal desire for freedom and traditional expectations of her parents that threatens their unity.