Competition 1
The Good, the Wet and the Ugly

Oftentimes, things do not go according to plan. Far too frequently, we find ourselves in troubled waters or caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Then it’s up to us to get our feet wet and jump in the deep end. Because in the flow of life it's either sink or swim.

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Hopptornet

Ten Meter Tower

film still Hopptornet
Documentary, Sweden,
direction
Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck

When a man can’t get what he wants, he just claims it by force. And a woman reacts to that in her very
own way, thus paving the way into the future for all the women in her country.

Green Screen Gringo

film still Green Screen Gringo
Experimental, The Netherlands,
direction
Douwe Dijkstra

Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way through an enchanting – and yet turbulent – Brazil. Where the streets are a stage for politics, art, and affection, a gringo can only watch.

Millimeterle

film still Millimeterle
Fiction, Switzerland,
direction
Pascal Reinmann

An indoor swimming pool at night. Puberty, peer pressure and upcoming sexual curiosity put a group of adolescents in a dangerous balancing act between game and reality.

Die entzweite Insel

The Divided Island

film still Die entzweite Insel
Documentary, Germany,
direction
Alba Bresoli

This documentary portrays tourists in the biggest resort in Europe, announced as a tropical “One-World-Village”. Embedded in a parallel territory, the resort provides freedom, leisure, and safety.

Entschuldigung, ich suche den Tischtennisraum und meine Freundin

Excuse Me, I’m Looking For the Ping-Pong Room and My Girlfriend

film still Entschuldigung, ich suche den Tischtennisraum und meine Freundin
Fiction, Austria,
direction
Bernhard Wenger

A young couple spends a wellness trip, but soon, the girlfriend disappears. And her boyfriend isn't sure whether he's trying to discover her – or himself.

Garden Party

film still Garden Party
Animation, France,
direction
Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Théophile Dufresne, Victor Caire & Vincent Bayoux

The animation “Garden Party” shows a couple of amphibians exploring the surroundings of a deserted, pompous mansion while following their primal instincts.