SECTION: Short Film Competition

02 WB Kurz

The Short Film Competition shows ten to twelve contributions - both as a format in its own right, between artistic experiment and cinematic punch line, and also as a calling card for young directing talents from Eastern Europe. Presented in two blocks on Friday evening at "The Long Night of the Short Films".

The filmmakers participating in the Short Film Competition have a chance to win the main prize and a special prize (to the director).

Sherbet

Sherbet

Sherbet

Nikola Stojanovic
/ 2019 / 19 min
A one-night stand that takes the viewer from a heavy metal club and everyday sadness, to a thirst for adventure and self-destruction. Not really love, not really sex, yet still a lot of tension when one looks beneath the surface.
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Eggshells

Eggshells

Cherupki

Slava Doytcheva
/ 2020 / 15 min
Easter. A young woman returns to her home village from Sofia. At first she hesitates to draw nearer to her family. Then helps her father carry wood. But he doesn't want to come to the city for a return visit; she lives together with a woman.
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Seemed

Seemed

Pokazalos

Baibulat Batullin
Russia / 2020 / 12 min
On the way to work physics teacher Andrey discovers an oversized arse in his yard. A grotesque farce that shows how to deal with problems in Russia without actually solving them.
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100 EUR

100 EUR

100 EUR

Aleksey Lapin
/ 2018 / 25 min
Christmas in Vienna. On the eve of their journey home two Romanian guest workers are fighting a seemingly hopeless battle for their outstanding wages. At the same time they are on the run from their landlord, to whom they still owe a month's rent.
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Christmas Roast

Christmas Roast

Nor Tarva Goji

Alexander Baghdasaryan
/ 2020 / 21 min
Aram is a physically unimposing debt collector. Given it's not an ideal combination, he is accompanied by two mighty strongmen who do the dirty work for him. Also unusual however: Aram is a gifted pantomimist. Absurd comedy meets subtle criticism of ...
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The News

The News

The News

Lorin Terezi
/ 2020 / 20 min
A grotesque comedy about murder, patriarchy and perceived truth. After a body is found in an Albanian village, it is a woman who is the first to be allowed to say something about it on television. Unhappy with such a state of affairs, the men ...
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The School Bus

The School Bus

Servis

Ramazan Kilic
/ 2019 / 14 min
A school bus; this small village school in the Turkish mountains has lacked one for a long time. Now it is finally being delivered, but nobody has given any thought to who will drive it. Situation comedy about a teacher in the province who has to ...
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Vouta

Vouta

Voúta

Dimitris Zahos
/ 2020 / 18 min
Greek Wuta pigeons gather over the roofs of Athens. The hobby ornithologist Christos marvels at the daring with which they prepare to swoop. A film that, in a mixture of poetry and protocol, tells of the pressures of a supposedly homogeneous society.
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Greetings from Nigeria

Greetings from Nigeria

Pozdrav z Nigérie

Peter Hoferica
/ 2020 / 17 min
An old man and a seemingly harmless e-mail set off a chain of weird coincidences that ends in a fatal accident. A bitter-dark comedy that celebrates the absurdity of life.
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Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

Anastasiia Bukovska
/ 2020 / 25 min
Two lost souls: an unusual friendship between dog and human turns the life of a young war veteran from the Donbass upside down.
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Sulphur

Sulphur

Sulphur

Lana Vlady
/ 2020 / 20 min
An environmental thriller with a greenhouse effect. In one of the most polluted cities in Russia a policewoman is confronted with the strange manners of the suspect in a murder case. The interrogations oscillate between frosty power play and ...
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