NAVIGATE is a film program focused on student short films from the Polish National Film School in Łódź (Lodz Film School), German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (DFFB) and The Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University. Each school has a rather academic approach to studies and within the program you can see a variety of genres, style & authors visions in a form of experiments while moving through the learning process over the courses. All the selected films show the earlier students works of young directors which made it to international festivals. 

curator
Valentyna Zalevska
Wiz-Art
  • Still frame from the movie LEARN TO SWIM

    LEARN TO SWIM

    Gaya von Schwarze Germany

    17 min fiction 2018 Language of dialogues German

    On one ordinary Sunday morning, Karin took her daughter's racing bicycle to see Wieland in the little runaways' farm he is now living in. Driven by unexplainable longing to her grown up baby that doesn't want to be found, Karin appears without a notice in her son's new home.

  • Still frame from the movie MOONJUMP

    MOONJUMP

    Lasse Holdhus Germany

    5 min fiction 2018 Language of dialogues German

    Major Luna jumps towards the moon. In a swimming pool she acts out her dreams to float weightlessly in space.

  • Still frame from the movie THE BOY IN THE CHEQUERED SHIRT

    THE BOY IN THE CHEQUERED SHIRT

    Aleksandra Odić Germany

    5 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues German

    He suddenly appeared. During lunch break he always stands alone in the school yard. Vera watches him with secret fascination.

  • Still frame from the movie DAY X

    DAY X

    Katharina Rivilis Germany

    16 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues German

    June 17th 1953, Frida's 8th birthday, was to be a celebration, but instead tanks are rolling through the streets of East-Berlin. Frida and her mother are waiting for the guests, but they won't come today. Nor does her father return from the demonstration, and Frida's mother slowly begins to lose control.

  • Still frame from the movie CHAOS

    CHAOS

    Samuel Auer Germany

    5 min fiction 2018 Language of dialogues no dialogue

    CHAOS is a fairytale about the devil. What are one jogger, one hobo and two pigs doing in a forest? CHAOS is a story about greed and its consequences. It's a short that should be seen several times, as it more and more reveals what is lying underneath its form.

  • Still frame from the movie WHAT WE WERE

    WHAT WE WERE

    Melanie Waelde, Hannah Martin Germany

    13 min fiction 2018 Language of dialogues German

     Holger feels like a stranger in a house that used to be his home. Together with his ex-wife their daughters, he finds himself staring at Poldi, the freshly deceased family rabbit. The two girls decide that Poldi deserves a proper funeral.

  • Still frame from the movie WAITING

    WAITING

    Lasse Holdhus Germany

    8 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues Norwegian

    Feeling isolated by smartphone technology, a man expresses his deep concerns of being ghosted by his dream girl.