Elene (Turkey) by Sezen Kayhan - Belgian Premiere -
16-year-old Elene is a Georgian illegal immigrant who works at a tea plantation in Turkey. Feeling threatened by various encounters, she tries to be invisible in this foreign land. But it is not as easy as she thinks.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 12:00
Valencia Road (United States) by Logan George
Catherine’s early morning drive is interrupted when she’s faced with an accident on the side of the road. Accosted by calls from her estranged sister and late to the reading of her father’s will, but the only one on the scene, she forces herself to exit her car.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 07:00
911-PIZZA (Belgium) by Elefterios zacharopoulos
One day a woman calls 911 and orders a pizza.
Belgian Competition // duration: 07:17
Girl A (United Kingdom) by Jess O'Brien
A teenage girl is reprimanded by the head teacher of her school following a violent incident with another student. As we follow a section of her life over three days, the reasons for her violent behaviour are revealed.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 06:39
Breaker (Japan) by Philippe McKie - Benelux Premiere -
In tomorrow's Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 10:43
Ophelia (United States) by Jamie Sims
What happens when grief becomes the third party in a relationship? What exists in the silence of the silent partner when the other descends into self-destruction? OPHELIA attempts to sound that depth by refocussing a classic story of mourning and madness through the lens of Shakespeare’s unsolvable puzzle - the inexplicable Ophelia. With her as witness, we experience Hamlet’s chaos, and perhaps come to know her own turmoil, as well. Can love serve as a life raft for her partner in distress, or will she
be pulled under by it?
Narrative Short Film // duration: 11:00
Frontline (Netherlands) by Floris Parlevliet - International Premiere -
Dutch-Kurdish Ceylan is living the perfect life; and has a nice boyfriend, Bastiaan. However, the war in her homeland is fighting for her attention. She no longer can handle watching the misery on TV without taking action. Therefore she decides to become ‘Peshmerga’ and say goodbye to her secure life with Bastiaan, maybe forever.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 11:29
The pencil (Switzerland/Belgium) by Basile Vuillemin
An unsharp pencil, it's very annoying
Belgian Competition // duration: 00:30
Save (Spain) by Iván Sáinz-Pardow
A baby breaks the silence.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 03:54
Night Song (Belgium) by Kate Voet
Over the course of a lengthy night, Alba and Max meet after a brief and crude separation, rediscovering each other while uncovering their motivations and desires against the backdrop of an anonymous, foreign city. As they find themselves balancing on the thin line between solitude and establishing a connection, the film is shown through the intimate, internal experiences of the characters.
Belgian Competition // duration: 13:13
Mum, I'm back (Greece) by Dimitris Katsimiris
A woman returns, after 40 years, to the village where she was born. The cause is the death of her mother. She keeps an old photograph in her hands: a mother with her two sons. Arriving at the cemetery, she encounters the faces of all those she left behind.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 04:40
Kaiju Bunraku (United States) by Lucas Leyva, Jillian Mayer
A day in the life of a husband and a wife.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 13:00
Dziwna Śmierć (Poland) by Monika Olszewska, Patrycja Kuracińska
Music Videos // duration: 03:28
Truck (Turkey) by Canbert Yerguz - Belgian Premiere -
Besim, who set out on a long interprovincial journey with the truck escrowed
to him, is stuck in the middle of a deserted road in the heart of Anatolia because of an engine breakdown. His efforts to find a mechanic for the truck, fearing that it will catch on fire, becomes more and more complicated with the arrival of kids, a flock of stray sheep, a peasant with a scooter, other peasants with cars, and even more peasants with a tractor, women and the gendarme one after the other. The quarrel between the two enemy villages inflames because of the missing shepherd of the rambling flock; they scuffle and accuse each other of murdering the shepherd. Stuck with a truck which is about to start burning down, Besim is now struggling to stay out of the fight that pulls him in insistently, where no one listens to one another, and also to find someone with a good sense who will help him with his problem.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 13:25
Banlieue War (Canada) by Audrey Chevrier - Belgian Premiere -
Thomas and Emilie skip school to pick up empty cans. At the request of their video games lover neighbor, they get a new mission : the delivery of an odd package without asking any questions.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 12:12
All About You (United States) by Allison Beda - Benelux Premiere -
This strange and joyful music video unleashes the work of choreographer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg and four of Canada’s most exciting dancers/performers onto the streets of Vancouver with their weird and cool interpretation of The Royal Oui’s song “All About You”.
Experimental Film // duration: 03:20