Competition 4
Ctrl + Alt + Escape?

"Got to lose control before you take control." It is a lesson that the characters in these films have to learn as they seek an alternative to the circumstances they're stuck with. Easy it ain't. They will have to cross borders, make decisions and discover their bodies. And for some of them, escape has become the only option.

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Vernissage

film still Vernissage
Animation, Finland,
direction
Heta Okkonen, Heikki Takala & Janne Suni

It‘s opening day. However, some things don’t go as planned. A film with a strange frame of mind.

Pieniä kömpelöitä hellyydenosoituksia / Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness

film still Pieniä kömpelöitä hellyydenosoituksia / Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness
Fiction, Finland,
direction
Miia Tervo

It‘s the weekend, and Saara‘s father intends to take his daughter to the carwash – to her embarassment. However, both Saara and the situation develop in all kinds of unexpected ways.

Wir vom Brüser Berg / We from Brueser Berg

film still Wir vom Brüser Berg / We from Brueser Berg
Documentary, Germany,
direction
Mahyar Goudarzi

A portrait of the multicultural neighbourhood Brueser Berg in Bonn, Germany, We from Brueser Berg tells stories of taking control, generational change and hope for a better future.

Was wir tun wenn wir alleine sind What we do when we‘re alone (or a little story about reprocessing)

film still Was wir tun wenn wir alleine sind What we do when we‘re alone (or a little story about reprocessing)
Experimental, Germany,
direction
Moritz Adlon

We do curious things to our bodies when we‘re alone; things we forget once we leave our private space. This short film is a humorous reminder of such moments.

Adaptacja / Adaptation

film still Adaptacja / Adaptation
Fiction, Poland,
direction
Bartosz Kruhlik

A tragic event takes its destructive toll on a family. Grief, frustration, and anger break loose as some accuse others of being guilty, threatening to tear apart family ties completely.

Emily Must Wait

film still Emily Must Wait
Fiction, Germany,
direction
Christian Wittmoser

Waiting, that‘s what Emily promised she would do. But in times of chaos and despair, this seemingly simple promise becomes increasingly difficult to keep.