Eighteen films of this year’s International Competition comprise a trip around the world that suppresses the desire for closeness, frankness and naked violence towards the other; it’s an exercise in irony and self-deprecation; it’s political, but not politicized; it’s the essence of wholesome involvement and immersion into the world’s problems and dilemmas. It’s here and now. It is happening to them, but also to us.

  • Still frame from the movie IN THE COMPANY OF INSECTS

    IN THE COMPANY OF INSECTS

    Duncan Cowles United Kingdom

    11 min
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    documentary
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    2020
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    Language of dialogues English

    Prompted by the death of his grandfather, a filmmaker comes to terms with his feelings of loss by focussing on something smaller. 

  • Still frame from the movie AUSTRAL FEVER

    AUSTRAL FEVER

    Thomas Woodroffe Chile

    21 min
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    fiction
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    2019
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    Language of dialogues Spanish

    Amanda, a complaisant and lonely woman in her mid-fourties, lives with Daniel, her sixteen-year-old son, in the mountains of southern Chile. Octavio, a friend of Daniel, is accidentally injured while hunting in the forest. Amanda takes over the healing sessions, developing an intimate bond between them. They discover that the contact with the wound produces an addictive pleasure.

  • Still frame from the movie PLAYING

    PLAYING

    Lun Sevnik Czechia

    22 min
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    fiction
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    2019
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    Language of dialogues Czech

    Boris and Hugo, 16 years old friends, bought a gun. They close themselves in Hugo's parents apartment and announce on Internet livestream video that in one hour they will commit suicide.

  • Still frame from the movie HOW TO DISAPPEAR

    HOW TO DISAPPEAR

    Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner Austria

    20 min
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    documentary
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    2020
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    Language of dialogues English

    Is it possible to desert in a shooter game? Along this question, "How to Disappear" reflects on war and game, discipline and disobedience. For the history of defiance is as old as the history of war - and yet the act of desertion goes beyond the game's space of action. 

  • Still frame from the movie TRADITION

    TRADITION

    Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze Germany, Georgia

    23 min
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    fiction
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    2019
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    Language of dialogues English, German, Georgian

    Two German tourists, Christian and Daniel are visiting Georgia as a tourists. They are searching for a food in a village and suddenly they are invited on a Georgian wedding. Their real adventures starts here.