Ailin on the moon (5’00’’)

of Claudia Ruiz - ARGENTINA

Work, do the shopping, cooking, cleaning, ironing, taking care of Ailín: that is the routine of Vilma, mother of 40 years, overwhelmed by fatigue and skin intolerance. Ailín, just looking to play and demand the attention of a restless girl, one day causes the emotional outbreak of the mother. The routine that led them away must be broken to meet again.

Winter Wind (4’27’’)

of Jeremy Andriambolisoa, Théo Duhautois, Quentin Wittevrongel, Alicia Massez, William Ghyselen, Thomas Dell'Isola Franciam - FRANCIA (student project / first screening in Italy)

Caught up in a violent snowstorm, the rabbits seek refuge in their king's Castle.

When i am sad (6’30’’)

of Lilit Altunyan - ARMENIA

A smile travels through the world of sadness being transformed by emotions and thoughts...

Yallah! (7’03’’)

of Nayla Nassar, Edouard Pitula, Renaud de Saint Albin, Cécile Adant, Anaïs Sassatelli, Candice Behague - FRANCIA (student project / first screening in Italy)

Beirut, 1982. As Nicolas prepares to flee his hometown, torn apart by an endless civil war, he crosses the path of Naji, a reckless teenager determined to go to the Swimming Pool. Trying to protect the young man, Nicolas finds himself pulled into a surreal race against war, all for the mere freedom of going swimming.

Object of life (3’00’’)

of J- ack James Parry - AUSTRALIA

The Object of Life addresses the most urgent problem of our time. Our struggle with objects. We work hard. We sacrifice our time, our love, and our very life for the acquisition of objects. Houses, cars, clothes, gadgets, so many things. A veritable pile of objects. In the end what does it all lead to? Is our life nothing but a meaningless accumulation of objects? The animation, Object of Life takes this modern dilemma head on, and interprets it through the lens of both the ancient myth of the inane torture of Sisyphus and the philosophical suicide of Camus. There is no solution, but some meaning can be found in life, if we look at objects differently. The object of Life is a joyful marriage of music and motion. Every push, every gesture, synchronised, resonating and connected with the powerful music of Fanfare Ciocărlia, finding meaning through this intoxicating dance of absurd pointlessness.

Lunch break (1’30’’) - (Iˆ Italiana)

of Reinout Jan Swinnen, Bram Van Rompaey -BELGIO - (first screening in Italy)

Joe is a crane operator. This crane is made for lifting heavy things, Joe is not. He's an overweight middle-aged man stuck in a daily routine, in a confined space high up in the sky. Nothing much excites Joe, except for this one thing, this one moment which shines a dim light on his otherwise dull existence: lunch-break. As long as he has that, Joe can manage to retain a slither of sanity. But today disaster strikes ...

The night watch (12’00’’) - (Iˆ Italiana)

of Julien Regnard – BELGIO (first screening in Italy)

A couple rushes out of a glamorous party. On their way home, an argument leads to a brutal car accident. When George regains consciousness, Christina has disappeared. He will then experience a real descent into hell.

The hangman at home (13’50’’)

of Michelle and Uri Kranot - DANIMARCA

«The Hangman at Home» is an animated film exploring themes surrounding acknowledgement and the awkward intimacy of humanness. Told in five interwoven stories; each situation presents a person, or persons in a delicate moment: fragile, playful, terrified, contemplated, confused, curious…We are all very much alike in these moments - alerting us to question our own responsibility and responses.

Metallo (12’50’’)

of Mikhal Bak - FRANCIA

In an abandoned industrial site, an old man starts a mystical and solitary journey. His search for the truth takes him deep into the factory, to find the core of the problem.

Mondo domino (6’15’’)

of Suki - FRANCIA

Trees are cut down to be used as decor for a fashion show. A contemporary cartoon satire, in the form of a burlesque action musical tragicomedy, takes us into a delirious whirlwind of chain reactions as chaotic as they are grotesque.

Night train (3’00’’)

of Sofia Gutman - FRANCIA - (first screening in Italy)

A young woman is returning from work on the night train. She is taking the big TER train to the outskirts of the city. Lonely, she looks out into the deserted landscape. A chance encounter will make this night memorable.

Saint android (6’10’’)

of Lukas von Berg - GERMANIA (student project) - (first screening in Italy)

The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. Night brings peace and sleep to all the people in the broken town. Only the eyes of the mother of the missing child stay resilient. Night must trick her into sleeping to save her soul.

A night at the cemetery (11’20’’)

of Stelios Polychronakis - GRECIA

On the island of Crete, Maria goes to the cemetery every Friday to visit the tomb of her beloved husband. When the bus she usually takes breaks down, she will be forced to stay one night at the cemetery between the graves.

Playground (8’16’’)

of Samaneh Asadi - IRAN (first screening in the world)

Illness and a humdrum hospital life have left her tired and listless, until one day a very special present is delivered. But will she be able to keep it forever?

A journey with my dad (10’30’’)

of Mor Israeli – ISRAELE (first screening in Italy)

For the first time, Tamar, 5 years old, accompanies her dad in a hotel where vacationers look a bit strange… Through the eyes of the child then begins a journey tinged with surrealism. Tamar will eventually discover the hidden story of her father.

Cokelicops (4’36’’)

of Orianne Leparmentier, Loïc Guillou, Lambert Dothée, Felix Sikora, Elie Boudalier - FRANCIA (student project) - (first screening in Italy)

During a meeting behind closed doors, three narcos discover a spy installed in reverse that reveals the presence of an undercover man.

Cromosoma x (9’01’’)

of Lucia Bulgheroni - ITALIA

During their office break, Rich and his colleagues joke about a new female colleague by commenting on some of her photos with macho allusions and jokes. A pink smoke bomb launched by some feminist protesters enters the office window and hits Rich, who is thus catapulted into a deep and hellish dream.

Promised land (8’42’’)

of Andrea Pierri - ITALIA

Everyday legions of people risk their lives in the Mediterranean Sea to reach the southern coasts of Europe, the new Promised Land. But the sea, that once parted to allow Moses’ passage, now closes with indifference over the stories and lives of countless victims. A daily reality that bears upon all of us. An old man slowly walks along a deserted beach, collecting the last possessions of women, men and children who have disappeared during their long journey to the Promised Land.

Where the stone will fall (4’47’’)

of Beatrice Pucci - ITALIA

Once upon a time there was a pond where Gerda the frog lived... And then there was a king who gave a stone to his son and said: "where he falls you will take a wife." As often happens in fairy tales, fate offers unexpected possibilities, in this case a stone falls into the pond and the prince finds himself, in spite of himself, tied to Gerda the frog.

Peek-a-boom (5’25’’)

of Maya Zankoul, Toni Yammine - LIBANO (First feature) - (first screening in Italy)

Surrounded by her loving family on her birthday, an event occurs that shapes Mira’s life forever.

Night (15’57’’)

of Ahmad Saleh - PALESTINA (First feature) - (first screening in Italy)

The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. Night brings peace and sleep to all the people in the broken town. Only the eyes of the mother of the missing child stay resilient. Night must trick her into sleeping to save her soul.

Your bad animals (11’15’’)

of Ido Shapira, Amit Cohen - ISRAELE (First feature) (first screening in Italy)

Rachel, rebellious young mouse, lives alone with her mother in a burrow. Her only connection to the outside world is an app like Tinder, where she can watch the animals living in the city above her. When her phone drowns in a bath after a masturbation accident, she unexpectedly embarks on a journey where she goes out with the most dangerous animals in town, against her controlling mother's wishes. She dates with a charismatic giraffe, a seductive tiger, and finally, with a pleasant rabbit. She will discover that the outside world is not what she expected, and will find new compassion in her relationship with her mother.

Do not feed the pigeons (8’40’’)

of Antonin Niclass - REGNO UNITO (student project) - (first screening in Italy)

It’s 2 am in a sad coach station like any other. A collection of tired and lonely travellers are waiting for the last coach. Somehow, in that cold and depressing place, the resident pigeons manage to create a magical connection between them for a beautiful instant.

Ned (7’08’’)

of Sharon and Sorensen - REGNO UNITO - (first screening in Italy)

In 1950, Dr W.E ('Ned') Barnie, a science teacher from Portobello, Edinburgh, entered the first race across the English Channel. Landing in 14 hours 45 minutes, he became the first Scotsman and the oldest person to have successfully completed the swim. He entered the history books for a second time on 16th August 1951, when he became the first person to swim the English Channel both ways in one season, crossing from England to France in 19 hours and 2 minutes and, 18 days later, crossing back from France to England. Landing in Dover in a time of 15 hours and 1 minute, he broke his own age record from the previous year, a record that then stood unbroken for 28 years.

Umbrellas (12’00’’)

of Jose Prats, Alvaro Robles - SPAGNA

In a faraway land where the rain never stops, six-year-old Kyna spends her days playing carelessly under the protective "umbrella-beard" of her father, Din. One night, Kyna’s beloved dog Nana disappears.To find her, Kyna will embark on an adventure of self-discovery and face her great fear, the Rain.

Girl in the water (7’00’’)

of Shi-Rou Huang - TAIWAN (student project)

Contemplation of torn walls and scars reminds the heroine of the ups and downs of love. The story is based on my personal experience, recreating the unique perspectives and inner sense of time that women have shown in the process of heartbreak and self-healing. A total of about 1,500 paintings have been drawn frame by frame by watercolors and pastels.

Game (5’25’’)

of Önder Menken - TURCHIA (student project)

The short tells the story of a game played all over the world that leaves the future and humanity in darkness.