16 films alphabetically ordered will take place in this year’s international competition.
COLD STORAGE 9′ Thomas Freundlich Finland 2016
Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.
FAT BOY NEVER SLIM 14′ Sorayos Prapapan Thailand 2016
Under the rule of military junta, two fat schoolboys don’t want to serve in the military when they turn 21. They want to enroll the territorial defense course, but they need to pass the physical test. Will fat boys like them be able to pass the test?
FRENCH 20′ Josza Anjembe France 2016
At seventeen, Seyna, a teenager from Cameroon is passionate about France history, the country where she was born and she is deeply in love.
Her diploma in hand, and approaching her majority, Seyna aspires only one thing: to acquire French nationality. But his father Amidou is fiercely opposed to it.
POLONAISE 16′ Agnieszka Elbanowska Poland 2016
In the small, central Polish town of Aleksandrow Kujawski, the director of the local culture centre announces a competition. The theme … a creative presentation of your personal patriotic attitude. The eleventh day of the eleventh month arrives … Poland’s Independence Day. And on this very day, the jury, consisting of the director, the mayor, a priest and a local poetess, will select the region’s number one patriot.
THE BEAST 20′ Samantha Nell, Michael Wahrmann South Africa / France 2016
An ordinary day at a Zulu cultural village. Shaka, their star performer, expresses his frustrations to his co-workers as he sits on display for tourists. When he reaches the end of his tether his protest reaches Shakespearian proportion.
WRITTEN / UNWRITTEN 20′ Adrian Silisteanu Romania 2016
Outside a maternity ward, a Roma family is announced their underage daughter has just had a baby girl. Pardică (50) doesn’t seem to celebrate the moment; he is very displeased with this early pregnancy, for which he blames his wife. However, things become even tenser when a hospital employee asks them to sign some papers and discovers issues related to their IDs and their status as parents of the underage new mother.