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SHORTS: Short film Competition 3

Synopsis

THE STORY OF THE POLAR BEAR THAT WANTED TO GO TO AFRICA / Die Geschichte vom Eisbär, der nach Afrika wollte. AUT 2017 | 28 min. | Arabian with Engl. sub. | Mo Harawe. Shattered dreams and pragmatic decisions are at the heart of this short film. Former lovers, the Syrians Aisha and Ahmet, meet in Slovenia by chance after three years. While Ahmet seeks asylum in Slovenia, Aisha wants to make her way illegally to Austria where her husband awaits her.

 

WOULD YOU LOOK AT HER. MCD 2017 | 19 min. | Macedonian with Engl. sub. | Goran Stolevski. Aneta, a wild and stubborn teenager, can’t accept the patriarchal structures dominating her life. In order to solve her problems, she partakes in a ritual reserved only for men. Until now. Would you look at her was selected for the Short Film Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2018.

 

DANCING GIRLS / Dans Eden Kızlar. TUR 2018 | 15 min. | Turkish with Engl. sub. | Zeynep Köprülü. Melis is about to leave Turkey with her family and move abroad. As she looks forward to starting a new life, Aslı, her best friend from childhood days, can’t support her friend’s moving plans. On their last summer day together, their feelings overwhelm them.

 

REFLECTIONS FULL OF LIFE. BUL 2017 | 26 min. | Bulgarian with Engl. sub. | Marieta Petchanska. Young Kim is looking for pleasure and true love in the nightlife of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, but what she finds is not enough for her. She constantly indulges the question of whether the world in which we live is really the only one. One night she opens a door to another reality.

 

KNOCKDOWN / Nokdaun. UKR 2017 | 20 min. | Ukrainian with Engl. sub.| Anton Skrypets. Bad habits ruined Sava’s career. Having been successful a long time ago, he now works as an electrician who earns extra money by dressing up as the Slavic Santa Claus, Ded Moroz, in the winter. One day, Sava meets a talkative young man who steals one of his parcels. The incident has unexpected consequences.

Guests

Anton Skrypets

Anton Skrypets

Director Knockdown
In Vienna: April 15-22

Zeynep Köprülü

Zeynep Köprülü

Director Dancing Girls
In Vienna: April 15-22

Marieta Petchanska

Marieta Petchanska

Director Reflections full of life
In Vienna: April 19-21

Mo Harawe

Mo Harawe

Director The Story of the Polar Bear that wanted to go to Africa
In Vienna: April 19-22

 

Naum Doksevski

Naum Doksevski

Cinematographer Would you look at her
In Vienna: April 14-22 

 

 

Alexander von Piechowski

Alexander von Piechowski

Co-Producer The Story of the Polar Bear that Wanted to Go to Africa
In Vienna: April 15-22

Moderator

Arash T. Riahi

Arash T. Riahi

Moderator Film Programme

Draga Dramicanin

Draga Dramicanin

Moderator film program

SHORTS: Short film Competition 3

Original Title

Kurzfilm-Wettbewerb 3

Category

Short Film Competition

Country

Bulgaria, Macedonia, Austria, Turkey, Ukraine

Language

Original version with Engl. sub.

Dates

Thursday 19.04.

21:00 Urania Kino

Sunday 22.04.

15:30 Actors Studio 3