SECTION: Short Film Competition

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Traditionally, on Friday evening the curtain rises on "The Long Night of Short Films".

This year, eleven films from a total of thirteen production countries will once again take us into exciting worlds of different colors.

In two programs, the filmmakers show all their skills in the short genre.

With lightness, wit and irony, they dare to take a look at past times and seriously address the problems of the present. It is about relationships, friendships, drugs, violence and therapies of a very special kind. Great cinema from Eastern Europe, in which humor is not neglected.



The jury awards the following prizes in the Short Film Competition:
Main prize 2,500 EUR donated by Druckzone, Cottbus.

Special prize (to the director) 1.500 EUR donated by Tiede +
In addition to the prize money there is also the prize sculpture LUBINA (Sorbian: the lovely).

7 Sheep

7 Sheep

7 Sheep

Wiktoria Szymańska
France, Poland, Mexico, Great Britain / 2015 / 21 min
In this, her fictional debut, documentary filmmaker Wiktoria Szymańska enchants with a wonderful dreamscape captured in black and white as a lonely girl, surrounded by forests, mountains and animals, discovers a magical new world.
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I close my Eyes

I close my Eyes

Ja zakryvayu glaza

Andrey Taratukhin
Russia / 2016 / 25 min
“Close your eyes. What can you hear? What are you thinking? What do you feel at this exact moment? Where are you? With whom, and why?” This fantastically shot portrait provides insight into the inner life of a young woman due to undergo an ...
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4:15 p.m. The end of the world

4:15 p.m. The end of the world

4:15 p.m. sfârșitul lumii

Gabi Virginia Șarga, Cătălin Rotaru
Romania / 2016 / 15 min
A young delivery man reluctantly takes pity on a hitchhiker trying to catch a lift on a rainswept country road. Quickly the unusual nature of the encounter comes to light, as the driver is forced to confront some strong, though long-suppressed ...
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Transition

Transition

Tranzicija

Milica Tomović
Serbia / 2016 / 22 min
Jana sits in front of the mirror, where she combs her hair and then tenses her muscles. Her face speaks of strength and determination, as well as vulnerability and self-doubt. In two days' time she is to leave family and friends behind to start a new ...
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Student Union

Student Union

Gólyatábor

György Mór Kárpáti
Hungary / 2016 / 9 min
Drinking bouts and vulgar behaviour amongst first-year university students on weekend breaks is by no means solely restricted to Hungary and yet the country has witnessed a growing number of female victims of abuse in recent years, with the number of ...
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Evil Deeds

Evil Deeds

Złe uczynki

Piotr Domalewski
Poland / 2016 / 24 min
There are good and evil deeds. Yet how is one to tell these apart at the age of ten, whilst playfully imitating a serial killer? The only hope is the advice of his fellow altar boys or, failing that, the experience of a challenge that unexpectedly ...
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Credit

Credit

Kredit

Vadim Valiullin
Russia / 2016 / 14 min
Welcome to Nastya's world, a place where everything has its price. A powerfully eloquent, dystopian comedy on life, death and the consequences for the mortgage.
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The Son

The Son

Sinyt

Hristo Simeonov
Bulgaria / 2015 / 29 min
A youngster lives together with his parents in an old trailer in the Bulgarian hinterlands, where he has to compensate for his father's absence when the latter heads to the city to scrape together a living. The boy's only companion is a stray dog ...
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All Rivers Run to the Sea

All Rivers Run to the Sea

Toate fluviile curg în mare

Alexandru Badea
Romania / 2015 / 25 min
Mourning, emptiness, anger; the hours and days that follow the death of Radu's mother turn out to be an emotional roller-coaster in this portrayal of the emotional havoc wreaked by a relative's passing away.
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