Competition 2
Flavours of Existence

Loss is characterised by a gap which is created through the absence of something that filled it before - fully or in part. An absence, a yearning, a good-bye. Was it a deliberate farewell? Or did something force the parting? Did someone finally put an end to the problem?

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Dire Straits

Dire Straits

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Fiction, Germany,
Kuesti Fraun

Church: A place of redemption, promising the end of one’s pain. Literally.


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Experimental, Germany,
Kuesti Fraun

A short (long) commentary on life’s injustices.


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Fiction, Iran,
Kaveh Mazaheri

After a woman observes her husband dying, her everyday life continues as usual.

Bloemen voor Claudine

Flowers for Claudine

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Fiction, Belgium,
Nelson Polfliet

Claudine feels that death will come for her at any moment now. She prepares a big feast.

Watu Wote

All of us

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Fiction, Germany,
Katja Benrath

In a country that has been targeted by terrorist attacks for decades, a bus becomes the site for a demonstration of human solidarity.


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Animation, Germany,
Nikita Diakur

The story of an ugly cat and his journey through a fragmented and broken world. Inspired by the internet story “Ugly the Cat”.

Sieg der Barmherzigkeit

Victory of Charity

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Fiction, Austria,
Albert Meisl

What happens when a person that claims to know you tries to clean up your life. And as a result causes an action-paced race with a chain reaction.