SECTION: Feature Film Competition

01 WB SPIEL

 

The twelve best productions from Central and Eastern Europe. Ambitious talents compete with old masters and star directors.

The entries compete for the 25,000 EUR main prize for the best film and the prize sculpture LUBINA (Sorbian: the lovely one). In addition, the International Jury will award a special prize for the best director as well as one prize each for an outstanding actress and an outstanding actor.

THE ADVENTURES OF SUKRAN THE LAME

THE ADVENTURES OF SUKRAN THE LAME

TOPAL ŞÜKRAN'IN MACERALARI

Onur Ünlü
Turkey / 2019 / 80 min
Sukran's story begins with an accident, and now she will have to master her still young life with a stiff leg. But she doesn't let this get her down, dreaming of love, physical closeness and a feeling of security. However, something is constantly ...
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AGA'S HOUSE

AGA'S HOUSE

SHPIA E AGËS

Lendita Zeqiraj
Kosovo, Croatia, France, Albania / 2019 / 107 min
The wounds of the Kosovo conflict refuse to heal, not least since in addition to the dead there are numerous living victims. In a patriarchal society the fates of women and children, let alone their hopes and desires, are rarely heard however. And ...
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BY A SHARP KNIFE

BY A SHARP KNIFE

OSTRÝM NOŽOM

Teodor Kuhn
Slovakia, Czech Republic / 2019 / 90 min
A political thriller focused on a father who fights for justice for his son, the victim of a neo-Nazi knife attack, and thus finds himself in a battle against the odds of shadowy justice system. Why is no lawyer willing to take up his cause? What is ...
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FULL MOON

FULL MOON

PUN MJESEC

Nermin Hamzagić
Bosnia and Herzegovina / 2019 / 85 min
Hamza is irreplaceable. The young policeman just about manages to deliver his heavily pregnant wife to the maternity ward before his night shift begins. At the station the usual problems await: generally his colleagues are willing to help overcome ...
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I AM REN

I AM REN

JESTEM REN

Piotr Ryczko
Poland / 2019 / 75 min
Blissful love is an extremely rare and fragile asset. It has a particularly difficult time when forces whose origins cannot be pinpointed precisely then interfere in everyday life. Suddenly, everything that was previously taken for granted is called ...
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LOVE CUTS

LOVE CUTS

REŽI

Kosta Đorđević
Serbia, Croatia / 2019 / 80 min
Aja on adrenalin. Have the flat to herself though she might, outside the dog days of summer are in full swing. A teenager under pressure, her mother constantly calls, her boyfriend is losing interest and rival gangs wander the neighbourhood streets. ...
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MY THOUGHTS ARE SILENT

MY THOUGHTS ARE SILENT

MOI DUMKY TYKHI

Antonio Lukich
Ukraine / 2019 / 103 min
The Ukraine: whilst in the east the war rumbles on, people in the west dream of freedom. Between these extremes, life goes on unabated. Families continue to get together at the dinner table, leading to the inevitable questions of getting married, ...
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NATIONAL STREET

NATIONAL STREET

NÁRODNÍ TŘÍDA

Štěpán Altrichter
Czech Republic, Germany / 2019 / 90 min
Life doesn't love Vandam, he loves his local pub however and especially the owner Lucka. When he realises that Lucka has debts and will soon have to shut up shop he declares war on the estate agent who, in his eyes, is to blame for everything. A ...
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PIG

PIG

GORI

Giga Liklikadze
Georgia / 2019 / 81 min
Georgia, the promised land for many travellers thanks to its stunning landscapes. And yet beyond the tourist-trail life is dominated by isolation, unemployment and poverty. In this, his feature film debut, director Giga Liklikadze turns the spotlight ...
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SISTER

SISTER

SESTRA

Svetla Tsotsorkova
Bulgaria, Qatar / 2019 / 98 min
Her family was brutally murdered by the mafia when she was a child. Her mother abandoned her and consequently she grew up in an orphanage. At least these are the kinds of stories Rayna tells the potential purchasers of her clay figurines. She really ...
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the SUN ABOVE ME NEVER SETS

the SUN ABOVE ME NEVER SETS

MIN URDUBER KYUN KHAHAN DA KIIRBET

Lyubov Borisova
Russia (Yakutia) / 2019 / 108 min
Young Altan learns to forgive and old Baibal encounters the terms “channel” and “likes” in this quite wonderful Yakutian tale of friendship presented by Lyubov Borisova in the form of contemplation and retreat in the northern tundra, all the ...
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the VOICE

the VOICE

GLAS

Ognjen Sviličić
Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia / 2019 / 76 min
With his mother due to set out for several months' service on a cruise ship, seventeen-year-old Goran has no choice but to attend a boarding school. The family ends up choosing a Catholic grammar school in the Dalmatian hinterlands. Goran however is ...
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