Fat Boy Never Slim

DIR: Sorayos Prapapan . 15 min . Birmanie, Thailand . 2016

2015, under the rule of a military junta, two fat boys don’t want to serve in the army 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?

El Edén

DIR: Andrés Ramírez Pulido . 19 min . Colombia . 2015

Two teenagers break into El Éden, an abandoned health spa amidst thick vegetation. They are overwhelmed by the violence within the place.

Behind The Mountain

DIR: Elodie Gamache, Fabian Hernandez . 13 min . Colombia . 2016

Sol, a young cinema student lives with her mother, an assertive woman. She doesn’t have a father, or more accurately she has never seen him. Tormented by this absence, she dreams about an ideal reunion as she also knows where he lives.

The Rifle, The Jackal, The Wolf And The Boy

DIR: Oualid Mouaness . 19 min . Lebanon . 2016

Two brothers cross the line when they use a household rifle without their father’s consent to unexpected consequences.

Initiation

DIR: Teboho Edkins . 11 min . South Africa, Germany . 2016

High in the mountains of Lesotho, Mosaku is anxiously awaiting the return of his older brother from an initiation ceremony.

The Boy In The Ocean

DIR: Friedrich Tiedtke . 15 min . Germany, Denmark . 2016

The 12 years old Mathias discovers the need of sexual experiences on a sailing boat. Surrounded by water, trapped on a boat with his parents, who still treat him like a child, his desire is to get on to a new level of experiences with a girl on land.

The silence

DIR: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi . 15 min . France, Italy . 2016

Fatma and her mother are kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent.

A Man Returned

DIR: Mahdi Fleifel . 30 min . Denmark, Netherlands, England, Lebanon . 2016

Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain El-Helweh ended in failure after three years trapped in Greece. He returned with a heroin addiction to life in a camp being torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria. Against all odds he decides to marry his childhood sweetheart; a love story, bittersweet.

Dublin II

DIR: Basile Remaury . 12 min . France . 2015

Lela lives with her husband and children in a suburban house, which they share with another family. She tells of her odyssey from Georgia, and of her life in France waiting for a positive response to her request for asylum.

The viscera

DIR: Elena López Riera . 16 min . Spain, France . 2016

A humid afternoon. A woman takes a rabbit, caress it, kills it, skin it. Children, old people, even dogs look contemplated the scene. Recorded for ever in their retinas.

Where Euphrates and Sava flow together

DIR: Andreas Muggli . 15 min . Switzerland . 2016

Mid-February 2016: It is a few days before the closure of the Greek - Macedonian border. Along the Sava river leads the final leg of a long journey on the refugee route through the Balkans.

Saturday

DIR: Hannibal Mahé . 15 min . France . 2015

Manu runs away from juvie. Outside, nobody pays attention to him.

Import

DIR: Ena Sendijarevic . 12 min . Netherlands . 2016

A young Bosnian refugee family ends up in a small village in the Netherlands after getting a residence permit in 1994. Absurd situations arise as they are trying to make this new world their home.

Timecode

DIR: Juanjo Giménez . 15 min . Spain . 2016

Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.

Lethe

DIR: Dea Kulumbegashvili . 15 min . France, Georgia . 2016

By the river of oblivion, a lonely horsemen passes through a village where children play with hidden desires, adults are indulged in a celebration and violence and love are instinctive parts of life.

Elemental

DIR: Alejandro Rocchi, Marco Bentancor . 8 min . Uruguay . 2016

In a gas station, a young woman asks to the employee to throw gas all over the roof of her car. Two young women make hitch-hike on the road and are lifted by the first girl.

Remains from the Desert

DIR: Sebastian Mez . 20 min . Germany . 2016

A cinematic examination trying to approach the experiences of Osman, a young Eritrean refugee, who survived seven months in one of the "torture camps“ run by Bedoin tribes in the Sinai desert.

Love

DIR: Réka Bucsi . 14 min . France, Hungary . 2016

Love is a short film describing affection in three  different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system.

The Chicken of Wuzuh

DIR: Sungbin BYUN . 12 min . South Korea . 2015

Wuzuh, a girl with Down's syndrome, has a secret crush on her class teacher. However, one day, she finds out that one of her classmates has received from the teacher the same hairclip as hers, which she had thought that he has given only to her as a thoughtful present. Feeling betrayed, Wuzuh brings a chicken she has been raising to give her teacher to school and starts to make a fuss with it in the classroom.

Second Skin

DIR: Charlie Manton . 20 min . USA, England . 2016

The story of a girl in a cardboard box.

Apocalypse

DIR: Justyna Mytnik . 15 min . Poland . 2016

It is a dark fairy tale about loneliness.A young couple lives together in a tower block infested with surreal pigeons.A baby pigeon advises them to look into each other’s eyes,or else they will die.Susie believes the bird,but Maurice wants to kill it.

Limbo

DIR: Konstantina Kotzamani . 29 min . France, Greece . 2016

The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore.

May Okay

DIR: Tae-Wan Jeong . 10 min . South Korea . 2016

Won-Hyuk, suffering from bad thoughts, tries to find peace of mind.

Shanghai, Baku

DIR: Teymur Hajiyev . 21 min . Azerbaijan, Lithuania . 2015

By accident, Samir captures a video his sister getting intimate with her boyfriend. He blackmails them with the video, well aware of the serious implications caused by social stigma and reactionary mindset of his father.

Road To Home

DIR: Tatiana Astapova . 10 min . Russia . 2016

Action of the movie Road to home happens in the small village of Abkhazia, in which the local administration has decided to pave an asphalt road. On the way of construction there is a natural barrier - a tree which, according to stories of old residents, has been here since the foundation of the village.

Days of Wholesome Joy

DIR: Claudia Muñiz Pérez . 18 min . Cuba . 2016

It´s been a while since Zayda takes care of her grandma Juana, sick with senile dementia. On the eve of her birthday, the coolest day in the winter season, Zayda tries to get back her previous life.

Sadhu In Bombay

DIR: Kabir Mehta . 15 min . India . 2016

A documentary portrait of a man, with ascetic origins, who has been radically transformed by city life.

20 continuous shots followed by Siddhartha

DIR: Abid Hossain Khan . 20 min . Bangladesh . 2016

20 muted and morbid continuous shots followed by Siddhartha who is finding the meaning of his existence in life.