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STUDENT SHORT FILMS

ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES  fiction 12'

Director: J.J. Vanhanen

Country of Origin/Filming: Finland

 

A quiet farmer father and his son set out on a trip to the pharmacy after the teen has a little accident with his girlfriend.

GOODBYE AMSTERDAM!   fiction 15'

Director: Natalia Shinelyova

Country of Origin/Filming: Russian Federation

 

Sveta and Oleg are a modern young couple: they eat organic food, exercise regularly and are dreaming of moving to Europe. All their plans turn to ruin one day at the supermarket as Sveta gets bitten by a woman in leopard leggings.

MARIELA    fiction 9'

Director: Victoria Romero

Country of Origin/ Filming: Argentina

 

A young woman remembers the tragic story of the woman that was her nanny.

MEATBALLS   fiction 14'

Director: Chrys Barmpas

Country of Origin/Filming: Greece

 

Panagiotis, a young introverted architect, is in the perfect relationship. Lena, his partner, embodies everything he desires, just like he discusses with a particularly attentive man in an office. But all the characteristics that once seemed heavenly to Panagiotis, now have become a living hell.

THE HIVE   documentary 9'

Director: Jeremi Skrodzki

Country of Origin/Filming: Poland

 

A short documentary about a green enclave in the city center of Warsaw. Filmed on the 35mm tape.

THE LAST OF HIS KIND   documentary 11'

Director: Janik von Wilmsdorff

Country of Origin / Filming: Germany

 

This is the story of Paul, a broken man. A man who has lost everything. A man whose home is now like a ghost town, attracting rubberneckers every day, from all over the world.

Since his birth, Paul himself has never gone farther than a few kilometres from this place, because his heart belongs here.

THE MOTION OF STARS  fiction 13'

Director:  Jan Prazak

Country of Origin/Filming: Austria

 

Eight-year-old Lena’s favourite book, about the secret relationship between stars and humans, gains special significance as she watches a solar eclipse with her father; changing both their worlds forever.

THE SISTERS    documentary 19'

Director:  Micha Hytros

Country of Origin/Filming: Poland

 

Behind the mighty eighteenth-century wall of the oldest enclosed convent in Poland - Benedictine convent in Staniatki, near Krakow - the life of twelve nuns in their 70s goes on. Despite their age and the world of rapid change, they try to comply with the rule set over ten centuries ago ‘ORA et LABORA’ each day. Our protagonists – nuns Anuncjata and Benedykta (40 years in convent) – introduce us to the world behind the wall telling us about their lives and decisions in a specific way. They show us the world of convent in true colours, without stereotypes, often touching and amusing at the same time. This is the film about silence said aloud.

TRIBE OF GHOSTS   documentary 9'

Director: Almicheal Fraay

Country of Origin: Netherlands

Country of Filming: United Republic of Tanzania

 

‘Tribe of Ghosts’ is a documentary that takes place within a government-run shelter; here we see how children with albinism live alongside children with visual and auditory problems. We follow a group of children with albinism on their daily rituals as they struggle with their burden and we witness their fragile childhood. Armed guards watch over the children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The children with albinism cannot leave the shelter because they are likely to be subjected to torture and ill-treatment or worse death. In this documentary we will observe the innocence of these young children and learn about the consequences of these superstitions.

 

Will they ever be free of their oppressors or does the cycle of pain continue, in the land of the supernatural?

ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES GOODBYE AMSTERDAM MARIELA MEATBALLS THE HIVE THE LAST OF HIS KIND THE MOTION OF STARS THE SISTERS TRIBE OF GHOSTS

2019