10:00 – PIEMONTE IN SHORT – 96’

Relicious by Eugenio Villani, Raffaele Palazzo, Italy, 2018, 7’
Aug&Ohr Medien –  eugenio.villani80@gmail.com
A man enters a supermarket. After picking up essentials, he moves toward the fridges for a yogurt. He realizes with amazement that all the yogurt cups has printed the name of a religion instead of a brand…

Cabu Cabu 011 by Matteo Silvan, Italy, 2019, 15’
Esserci cooperativa sociale – fabrizio.daffara@esserci.net
Mamadou is an African young man living in Turin and working as a cabu-cabu, a kind of abusive taxi driver. One day he is forced to deliver a suspect bag, but is distracted by the sight of the beautiful Aaida.

Dorothy by Federico Lagna, Italy, 2018, 14’
Epica Film – federico.lagna@scuolaholden.it
Dorothy is stuck in a trunk, car on move. Tied, in the dark, she tries to figure out who did this to her: her girlfriend? That odd guy she met at the mall? The worst is yet to come.

Mum’s recipe (La ricetta della Mamma) by Dario Piana, Italy, 2019, 15’
Prem1ere Film – premierefilmdistribution@gmail.com
Mico Torre, a hitman, has to kill a witness to avoid his testify at a trial. As perfect spot, Mico chooses the apartment of playboy Lanfranco Giussani, whose windows are right in front of the court entrance.

The Man That Didn’t Want to Leave Home (L’uomo che non voleva uscire di casa) by Savino Genovese, Italy, 2019, 13’
Lights On –
lightson@lightsonfilm.org
During a romantic outing in the mountains, a man was led by his lover through a scavenger hunt to find a special object. Nowadays he lives permanently shut in his apartment, with just memories of that day.

Clean Conscience (Coscienza pulita) by Francesco Corrado, Sara Binetti, Francesca De Toni, Simone Stassano, Italy, 2019, 7’
CSC Piemonte – chiara.magri@fondazionecsc.it
Claudio works for Clean Conscience ltd, a company specialised in guilt suppression. He dutifully carries out his work, but one day he has to question himself: do all consciences deserve to be cleaned up?

Wanda the Sorceress (Maga Wanda) by Jacopo Martinello, Domenico Acito, Giulia Auditore, Andrea Parisella, Marta Treccani, Italy, 2019, 6’
CSC Piemonte – chiara.magri@fondazionecsc.it
Fortune telling, divination, love potions, tarot, and magic spell: just call Wanda the Sorceress! In her TV live show she can solve all the problems of her unlucky customers, just pay the right!

Pilgrim by Andrea Berardi, Matteo Ricci, Italy, 2019 6’
CSC Piemonte – chiara.magri@fondazionecsc.it
A man abandons civilization in which he no longer identifies.  In the search of himself, he challenges the wilderness, becomes a hunter, studies his preys and identifies himself with them.

The King Dom by Marco Raffaeli, Melania Campanaro, Elena Sorrentino, Giacomo Bianchi, Italy, 2019, 6’
CSC Piemonte – chiara.magri@fondazionecsc.it
Little Dom, a restless child, lives peacefully on an island with his father, always occupied in fishing, and his mother the Hen. One day, hungry for adventures, Dom will cast off in the great ocean on his tiny boat.

Whatever Happened to Darwin by Sara Crippa, Leonardo Altieri, Italy, 2019, 7’
CSC Piemonte – chiara.magri@fondazionecsc.it
Sea level rise is now unstoppable. A fox, which feet are already soaking, frantically studies the way to be safe from the effects of global warming. From the writings of Charles Darwin he understands that he must undergo a process of “reverse evolution”.


11:45 – SIC@SIC – 57’

Veronica Doesn’t Smoke (Veronica non sa fumare) by Chiara Marotta, Italy, 20’
Chiara Marotta – chiara.marotta17@gmail.com
Veronica, 17 year-old, has been spying from afar a life different from hers, and chose it for herself. When she manages to finally approach Alessia, she immerses in a new world: it looks the same, and it doesn’t.

Our Time (Il nostro tempo) by Veronica Spedicati, Italy, 16’
CSC Roma – g.gulino@cscproduction.it
Roberta is a 9 year-old girl who wants to enjoy the last days of summer while her father Donato forces her to stay at home. The distance between the two seems unbridgeable.

The Oceans Are The Real Continents (Los océanos son los verdaderos continentes) by Tommaso Santambrogio, Italy / Cuba, 21’
Tommaso Santambrogio – tsantambrogio@gmail.com
A decadent and in crisis Cuba, black-and-white lacerated by the Caribbean swinging rain, it’s the background for Alex and Edith’s love story, made of small daily gestures, nostalgia and a deep intimacy.


13:00 – GEARRSCANNAIN (IRISH SHORTS) – 95’

Abe’s Story by Adam H Stewart, Ireland, 2019, 12’
Adam H Stewart – stewartadamh@gmail.com
Set in Victorian London, Abe and overworked Irish writer draws inspiration from his day job in the theatre to write a bloody brilliant novel.

Break US, Riognhnach Ní Ghrioghair, Ireland, 2019, 9’
Claire Mc Cabe – clairemarymccabe@gmail.com
Mark and Sophie plan to rob a post office but as things go awry, they each discover what they’re really made of…

Cynthia by Jack Hickey, Ireland, 2019, 17’
Network Ireland Television – derry@network-irl-tv.com
Tensions run high as Cynthia, over the course of a long evening, attempts to reintegrate with her old gang. But there is an elephant in the room, and it demands attention…

Hydebank by Ross McClean, Ireland / Scotland, 2019, 15’
Scottish Documentary Institute – alexandra@scottishdocinstitute.com
In an encounter between innocence and evil we witness the daily struggles of incarcerated 21 year-old Ryan. HMP Hydebank Wood, Northern Irish countryside, houses 104 young male offenders.

Silence (Ciúnas) by Tristan Heanue, Ireland, 2019, 12’
Network Ireland Television – derry@network-irl-tv.com
In rural Ireland, a couple drives to the city to collect their teenage daughter from the hospital. The journey back drove in the midst of a family crisis.

Something Doesn’t Feel Right by Fergal Costello, Ireland, 2019, 10’
Jumper Productions – fiona@jumperproductions.ie
A weary slasher villain puts in the hours and planning necessary to pull off perfect kills until he encounters victims that don’t behave like they should, dammit.

Streets of Fury, Aidan McAteer, Ireland, 2019, 4’
Aidan McAteer – amcateer@gmail.com
Max Punchface is only interested in two things – beating the final boss of his video game and punching things. His life takes a strange twist when he opens a portal to the calm world of Sheepland…

The Vasectomy Doctor, Paul Webster, Ireland, 2018, 11’
Network Ireland Television – derry@network-irl-tv.com
Dr. Andrew Rynne was the first doctor to perform vasectomies in Ireland: he estimates over 35,000.  He has faced oppositions since the ’70, survived a shotgun in the ‘90 and fought for changing the law.


14:45 – APERITIVO SPRITZ APEROL – 88’

Bare Trees In the Mist by Rajan Kathet, Nepal, 2019, 15’
Rajan Kathet – rajankathet@gmail.com
Young mother Kaali hear that a villager who returned home from abroad has brought gifts for her and her son. A combination of poverty, desperation and hope eventually makes her walk miles to greet him.

Fogo by Tamar Rudoy, Israel, 2019, 19’
Tamar Rudoy – tamarudoy@gmail.com
In a punk party on the beach, young May gets to know an older guy and has sex for the first time. Deprived of any kind of emotional support, she falls into a whirlpool of self-destruction.

Intermission Expedition by Wiep Teeuwisse, The Netherlands, 2019, 8’
Some Shorts – info@someshorts.com
During a sunny holiday, a flock of tourists struggle to let go of their busy city lives, and the absence of daily tasks leaves them lost in an uncomfortable and frightening place.

Outside the Oranges Are Blooming (Napolju cvetaju narandže) by Nevena Desivojević, Serbia, 2019, 20’
Terratreme Films – pedroperalta0806@gmail.com
High above the mountains, a man endures alone in a disappearing village. Wandering through the misty nature, he bewails his condition as a man doomed to serve the surrounding he has rejected.

Route 3 by Thanasis Neofotistos, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Greece, 2019, 13’
Radiators IP Sales – ben@radiatorsales.eu
In a tram on Route-3, the Old Lady in the leopard dress treats the passengers with juicy oranges during a hot, but rainy day in the centre of Sarajevo.

Sunday by Kris Ong, Singapore, 2019, 13’
Momo Film Co. sien@momofilm.co
A young woman with a full body rash is driven to violence during a forbidden encounter with her sister’s boyfriend.


16:30 – APERITIVO SPRITZ CAMPARI – 94’

All Cats Are Grey in the Dark (Nachts sind alle Katzen grau) by Lasse Linder, Switzerland, 2019, 18’
Some Shorts – info@someshorts.com
Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad.

Dabur by Saeid Nejati, Iran, 2019, 13’
Saeid Nejati – saeednejati1895@yahoo.com
A 9 year-old girl comes back home with her father and she gets her period for the first time. But she doesn’t know what it means or even what periods are…

Melanie by Jacinta Agten, Belgium, 2019, 15’
Rococo Content – raf@rococo.be
Melanie is obsessed with the life of her possible donor father. Is she looking for a future or a past with that man?

Snow Shelter (Sniego pastogė) by Robertas Nevecka, Lithuania, 2019, 16’
Meno avilys – giedre@menoavilys.org
Freezing winter in war-devastated nowadays city. Several years passed after destruction, the city slowly rebuilds. The short story follows a man who pursues better living in this reviving society.

Vera by Verica Nedeska, North Macedonia, 2019, 18’
Focus Pocus Films – dimitar@focuspocus.mk
Nika is a young girl who is in a desperate need for money. On her first workday at the complex for elderly people, she meets Vera, a forgotten actress who is willing to pay money in order to die.

Vinegar Baths by Amanda Nell Eu, Malaysia, 2019, 14’
Ghost Grrrl Pictures – nelleu@googlemail.com
A tired and overworked nurse at the maternity ward finds joy when she is alone roaming the hospital corridors at night. It’s the time when she can finally eat.


18:15 – PRIX UNIFRANCE – 102’

Ahmed’ Song (Le chant d’Ahmed) by Foued Mansour, France, 2018, 30’
Manifest – anais@manifest.pictures
One day Ahmed, employed at the public baths and nearing retirement, encounters Mike, a teenager adrift. Between the bathhouse walls two fractured souls will develop a strange relationship.

Due West (Plein Ouest) by Alice Douard, France, 2019, 18’
Agence du court métrage – n.lebel@agencecm.com
Mathilde, aged 9, enjoys her last day of summer holidays at the seaside with her group of friends. Her father falsely interprets one of their games.

Per Aspera Ad Astra by Franck Dion, France, 2018, 11’
Agence du court métrage – n.lebel@agencecm.com
The daily life of a little hen housekeeper, torn between her work, her children and her old mother.

One After the Other by Nicolas Pégon, France, 2018, 13’
Miyu Distribution – festival@miyu.fr
A documentary about the every day life of Grant Sabin, a young talent of the American Blues.

Tomorrow Will Be Brighter (Demain il fera beau) by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, France, 2018, 16’
UniFrance Short Film Department – courtmetrage@unifrance.org
A boy lives alone with his mother. One morning she doesn’t wake up and he decides not to let anyone know. As he wanders aimlessly through a natural landscape bathed in late-summer light, he begins to understand the drama.

My Branch So Thin (Ma branche toute fin) by Dinara Droukarova, France, 2018, 14’
UniFrance Short Film Department – courtmetrage@unifrance.org
A young woman nurses her mother’s lifeless body. Beside her there’s, an elderly woman, a babushka, as the Russians say. They accompany the defunct woman with the gestures of washing her body as final farewell.

10:00 – APERITIVO SPRITZ CAMPARI – 94’

All Cats Are Grey in the Dark (Nachts sind alle Katzen grau) by Lasse Linder, Switzerland, 2019, 18’
Some Shorts – info@someshorts.com
Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad.

Dabur by Saeid Nejati, Iran, 2019, 13’
Saeid Nejati – saeednejati1895@yahoo.com
A 9 year-old girl comes back home with her father and she gets her period for the first time. But she doesn’t know what it means or even what periods are…

Melanie by Jacinta Agten, Belgium, 2019, 15’
Rococo Content – raf@rococo.be
Melanie is obsessed with the life of her possible donor father. Is she looking for a future or a past with that man?

Snow Shelter (Sniego pastogė) by Robertas Nevecka, Lithuania, 2019, 16’
Meno avilys – giedre@menoavilys.org
Freezing winter in war-devastated nowadays city. Several years passed after destruction, the city slowly rebuilds. The short story follows a man who pursues better living in this reviving society.

Vera by Verica Nedeska, North Macedonia, 2019, 18’
Focus Pocus Films – dimitar@focuspocus.mk
Nika is a young girl who is in a desperate need for money. On her first workday at the complex for elderly people, she meets Vera, a forgotten actress who is willing to pay money in order to die.

Vinegar Baths by Amanda Nell Eu, Malaysia, 2019, 14’
Ghost Grrrl Pictures – nelleu@googlemail.com
A tired and overworked nurse at the maternity ward finds joy when she is alone roaming the hospital corridors at night. It’s the time when she can finally eat.


11:45 – APERITIVO SPRITZ APEROL – 88’

Bare Trees In the Mist by Rajan Kathet, Nepal, 2019, 15’
Rajan Kathet – rajankathet@gmail.com
Young mother Kaali hear that a villager who returned home from abroad has brought gifts for her and her son. A combination of poverty, desperation and hope eventually makes her walk miles to greet him.

Fogo by Tamar Rudoy, Israel, 2019, 19’
Tamar Rudoy – tamarudoy@gmail.com
In a punk party on the beach, young May gets to know an older guy and has sex for the first time. Deprived of any kind of emotional support, she falls into a whirlpool of self-destruction.

Intermission Expedition by Wiep Teeuwisse, The Netherlands, 2019, 8’
Some Shorts – info@someshorts.com
During a sunny holiday, a flock of tourists struggle to let go of their busy city lives, and the absence of daily tasks leaves them lost in an uncomfortable and frightening place.

Outside the Oranges Are Blooming (Napolju cvetaju narandže) by Nevena Desivojević, Serbia, 2019, 20’
Terratreme Films – pedroperalta0806@gmail.com
High above the mountains, a man endures alone in a disappearing village. Wandering through the misty nature, he bewails his condition as a man doomed to serve the surrounding he has rejected.

Route 3 by Thanasis Neofotistos, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Greece, 2019, 13’
Radiators IP Sales – ben@radiatorsales.eu
In a tram on Route-3, the Old Lady in the leopard dress treats the passengers with juicy oranges during a hot, but rainy day in the centre of Sarajevo.

Sunday by Kris Ong, Singapore, 2019, 13’
Momo Film Co. sien@momofilm.co
A young woman with a full body rash is driven to violence during a forbidden encounter with her sister’s boyfriend.


13:30 – GREC: 50 YEARS – 94’

Pas de trois by Jean Rouch, France, 1996, 2’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
This film is from the Minutes Lumière collection of the GREC. Jean Rouch is filming people who are dancing.

Il palio by Maxence Vassilyevitch, France, 2016, 1’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
Faces, figures, standing up, like a dancer in a little music box, are turning around to follow horses that are running.

In the Air by Lucie Szechter, France, 2016, 1’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
Experiment on a yellow wall.

L’ Interview by Sylvain Roumette, France, 1987, 10’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
A man gives an interview and is helped by an interpreter. But everyone speaks french, the traduction is only here to say… something else.

Romaine un jour où ça va pas… by Agnès Obadia, France, 1989, 10’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
Romaine is 25 and studies in Paris. Today is not a good day…

Hopla! by Pierre Meunier, France, 1999, 12’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
Two men are fighting against gravity, but gravity sends iron cannonballs to punish their impudence. Their hands are dirty, they have bruises all over their bodies but they know they’re at the beginning of an uprising.

Rue Garibaldi by Federico Francioni France, 2019, 25’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
Ines and Rafik, Sicilians, Italians, Tunisians but especially brother and sister of 19 and 20, living in France since a year. Everything seems set in their lives; the house they never leave is the place of their immigration.

Bass (Basses) by Félix Imbert, France, 2018, 23’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
It is the end of summer, 6:00 pm. Logan is meeting his best friend who is being let out of a psychiatric ward. Theo has been treated there for 2 weeks after an accident.

One, Two, Three, Die (À trois tu meurs) by Ana Maria Gomes, France, 2015, 9’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
«Play your death in front of the camera, I count to three, on three you die.» That was the instruction given to a group of teenagers who imagined and performed their final moments.


15:15 – DISTRIBUTORS MEET BUYERS VOL1 – 94’

Super Comfort by Kirsikka Saari, Finland, 2019, 15’
Interfilm Berlin Management – sales@interfilm.de
Exploring group dynamics: how do we define ourselves in equality? Who is steering the crowd and what if it is heading in the wrong direction? Where does the individual end, and the group begin?

KIDS, Michael Frei, Switzerland, 2019, 9’
Interfilm Berlin Management – sales@interfilm.de
Taina is overjoyed preparing the weekend visit of her son Eetu and his girlfriend. But the more Taina tries to entertain everyone, the less comfortable they feel. A tragicomic take on how family life can be ever so lonely.

The Three Crown Boys by Tom Adriani, United Kingdom, 2019, 10’
BFI Film Sales violette.martin@bfi.org.uk
London at the wake of a terrible war; a lonely old blind man receives three unexpected visitors. An original fairy tale about the nature of monsters and madness, narrated by Tim McInnerny.

O, Hunter Heart by Carla MacKinnon, United Kingdom, 2019, 7’
BFI Film Sales violette.martin@bfi.org.uk
Nature and domesticity collide and animal instincts rise to the surface, in a dark tale of love and loss. Soundtrack features audio from collected interviews, creating a story from fragments of real-life broken hearts.

Twist Again by Andy Guérif, France, 2019, 13’
Capricci Films – jimmy.martin@capricci.fr
Rosso Fiorentino’s painting The Deposition of the Cross comes to life. The Christ is gradually removed from his cross by the biblical characters that surround him.

La Hague by Mathieu Naert, France, 2019, 21’
Capricci Films – jimmy.martin@capricci.fr
Julien lost his job from the local factory La Hague. He tries to convince Louis, friend and engineer still employed at the factory, to join him in blackmailing the manager. Unforeseen events will change his plans.

Night Out by Amelia Hashemi, Ireland, 2018, 11’
Network Ireland Television – sadhbh@network-irl-tv.com
Three young girls go on their first night out, all with different objectives. Meena our lead learns more than she might have expected about herself.

The Days of the Dead (Los dìas de los Muertos) by Pauline Pinso, France, 8
Network Ireland Television – sadhbh@network-irl-tv.com
Gonzalo passed away recently. During Los dìas de los Muertos he goes back to see his wife Séléné. Expecting burritos and potato dumplings, he finds out that Séléné has cooked a microscopic fish instead…


17:00 – DISTRIBUTORS MEET BUYERS VOL2 – 93’

Beads by Rachel Byrd, United States, 2018, 13’
EROÏN – contact@eroin.us
Dalia is a young, African-American girl who has recently moved to a new neighbourhood. She makes a new friend on the first day of school but the friendship is quickly tested when confronted by racism.

One Morning a Bunny (Un matin un lapin) by Anne Sophie Diego, France, 2018, 17’
EROÏN – contact@eroin.fr
It’s D-day for the twins Nelly and Kelly! After months of practice, they are ready to dance at the contest at the local nightclub. But the mother used all money to buy to their young sister a suit for her talent contest.

She Fights by Nicola Martini, Italy, 2019, 15’
Prem1ere Film – premierefilmdistribution@gmail.com
A 17 year-old girl meets a guy on the Internet. A love is born between them. A feeling that Teresa’s mother does not understand and that will deeply concern her, for maybe, this adolescent love is not what it seems.

August 16th, 1973 (16 agosto 1973) by Silvia Luzzi, Italy, 2019, 14’
Prem1ere Film – premierefilmdistribution@gmail.com
An unwanted pregnancy has unexpected consequences.

And Then the Bear (L’heure de l’ours) by Agnès Patron, France, 14, 2019
Agence du court métrage – n.lebel@agencecm.com
That very night, houses will burn. Men and women will tremble. Hordes of children will come together and howl as they dance alone on the ashes like wild bears. It only takes one cry to awaken them all from their slumber!

Memorable by Bruno Collet, France, 2019, 12’
Agence du court métrage – n.lebel@agencecm.com
Recently, Louis, painter, and his wife Michelle are experiencing strange events. Their world seems to be mutating. Slowly, furniture, objects, people lose their realism. They are de-structuring, sometimes disintegrating…

Monsters Don’t Exist (I mostri non esistono) by Ilaria Angelini, Luca Barberis Organista, Nicola Bernardi, Italy, 2017, 4’
Scuola Civica di Cinema Luchino Visconti – g.bianco@fondazionemilano.eu
Tommaso and Giovanni are little troublemakers. Instead of listening to their teacher during detention, they provoke with unusual drawings of monsters. Their art becomes more and more creative until a fight causes the unexpected.

Chionophile by Giulia Bianchi, Nicolina Sterbet, Italy, 2018, 4’
Scuola Civica di Cinema Luchino Visconti – g.bianco@fondazionemilano.eu
A young circus performer is condemned to a lonely life in an arid and frozen place. In this desolate and lifeless world, a little bird, symbol of freedom and warm memory of love, will change the fate of his existence.


18:45 – GEARRSCANNAIN (IRISH SHORTS) – 95’

Abe’s Story by Adam H Stewart, Ireland, 2019, 12’
Adam H Stewart – stewartadamh@gmail.com
Set in Victorian London, Abe and overworked Irish writer draws inspiration from his day job in the theatre to write a bloody brilliant novel.

Break US, Riognhnach Ní Ghrioghair, Ireland, 2019, 9’
Claire Mc Cabe – clairemarymccabe@gmail.com
Mark and Sophie plan to rob a post office but as things go awry, they each discover what they’re really made of…

Cynthia by Jack Hickey, Ireland, 2019, 17’
Network Ireland Television – sadhbh@network-irl-tv.com
Tensions run high as Cynthia, over the course of a long evening, attempts to reintegrate with her old gang. But there is an elephant in the room, and it demands attention…

Hydebank by Ross McClean, Ireland / Scotland, 2019, 15’
Scottish Documentary Institute – alexandra@scottishdocinstitute.com
In an encounter between innocence and evil we witness the daily struggles of incarcerated 21 year-old Ryan. HMP Hydebank Wood, Northern Irish countryside, houses 104 young male offenders.

Silence (Ciúnas) by Tristan Heanue, Ireland, 2019, 12’
Network Ireland Television – sadhbh@network-irl-tv.com
In rural Ireland, a couple drives to the city to collect their teenage daughter from the hospital. The journey back drove in the midst of a family crisis.

Something Doesn’t Feel Right by Fergal Costello, Ireland, 2019, 10’
Jumper Productions – fiona@jumperproductions.ie
A weary slasher villain puts in the hours and planning necessary to pull off perfect kills until he encounters victims that don’t behave like they should, dammit.

Streets of Fury, Aidan McAteer, Ireland, 2019, 4’
Aidan McAteer – amcateer@gmail.com
Max Punchface is only interested in two things – beating the final boss of his video game and punching things. His life takes a strange twist when he opens a portal to the calm world of Sheepland…

The Vasectomy Doctor, Paul Webster, Ireland, 2018, 11’
Network Ireland Television – sadhbh@network-irl-tv.com
Dr. Andrew Rynne was the first doctor to perform vasectomies in Ireland: he estimates over 35,000.  He has faced oppositions since the ’70, survived a shotgun in the ‘90 and fought for changing the law.

10:00 – PRIX UNIFRANCE – 102’

Ahmed’ Song (Le chant d’Ahmed) by Foued Mansour, France, 2018, 30’
Manifest – anais@manifest.pictures
One day Ahmed, employed at the public baths and nearing retirement, encounters Mike, a teenager adrift. Between the bathhouse walls two fractured souls will develop a strange relationship.

Due West (Plein Ouest) by Alice Douard, France, 2019, 18’
Agence du court métrage – n.lebel@agencecm.com
Mathilde, aged 9, enjoys her last day of summer holidays at the seaside with her group of friends. Her father falsely interprets one of their games.

Per Aspera Ad Astra by Franck Dion, France, 2018, 11’
Agence du court métrage – n.lebel@agencecm.com
The daily life of a little hen housekeeper, torn between her work, her children and her old mother.

One After the Other by Nicolas Pégon, France, 2018, 13’
Miyu Distribution – festival@miyu.fr
A documentary about the every day life of Grant Sabin, a young talent of the American Blues.

Tomorrow Will Be Brighter (Demain il fera beau) by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, France, 2018, 16’
UniFrance Short Film Department – courtmetrage@unifrance.org
A boy lives alone with his mother. One morning she doesn’t wake up and he decides not to let anyone know. As he wanders aimlessly through a natural landscape bathed in late-summer light, he begins to understand the drama.

My Branch So Thin (Ma branche toute fin) by Dinara Droukarova, France, 2018, 14’
UniFrance Short Film Department – courtmetrage@unifrance.org
A young woman nurses her mother’s lifeless body. Beside her there’s, an elderly woman, a babushka, as the Russians say. They accompany the defunct woman with the gestures of washing her body as final farewell.


12:15 – GREC: 50 YEARS – 94’

Pas de trois by Jean Rouch, France, 1996, 2’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
This film is from the Minutes Lumière collection of the GREC. Jean Rouch is filming people who are dancing.

Il palio by Maxence Vassilyevitch, France, 2016, 1’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
Faces, figures, standing up, like a dancer in a little music box, are turning around to follow horses that are running.

In the Air by Lucie Szechter, France, 2016, 1’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
Experiment on a yellow wall.

L’ Interview by Sylvain Roumette, France, 1987, 10’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
A man gives an interview and is helped by an interpreter. But everyone speaks french, the traduction is only here to say… something else.

Romaine un jour où ça va pas… by Agnès Obadia, France, 1989, 10’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
Romaine is 25 and studies in Paris. Today is not a good day…

Hopla! by Pierre Meunier, France, 1999, 12’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
Two men are fighting against gravity, but gravity sends iron cannonballs to punish their impudence. Their hands are dirty, they have bruises all over their bodies but they know they’re at the beginning of an uprising.

Rue Garibaldi by Federico Francioni France, 2019, 25’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
Ines and Rafik, Sicilians, Italians, Tunisians but especially brother and sister of 19 and 20, living in France since a year. Everything seems set in their lives; the house they never leave is the place of their immigration.

Bass (Basses) by Félix Imbert, France, 2018, 23’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
It is the end of summer, 6:00 pm. Logan is meeting his best friend who is being let out of a psychiatric ward. Theo has been treated there for 2 weeks after an accident.

One, Two, Three, Die (À trois tu meurs) by Ana Maria Gomes, France, 2015, 9’
Marie-Anne Campos – macampos@grec-info.com
«Play your death in front of the camera, I count to three, on three you die.» That was the instruction given to a group of teenagers who imagined and performed their final moments.


14:00 – DISTRIBUTORS MEET BUYERS VOL2 – 93’

Beads by Rachel Byrd, United States, 2018, 13’
EROÏN – contact@eroin.us
Dalia is a young, African-American girl who has recently moved to a new neighborhood. She makes a new friend on the first day of school but the friendship is quickly tested when confronted by racism.

One Morning a Bunny (Un matin un lapin) by Anne Sophie Diego, France, 2018, 17’
EROÏN – contact@eroin.fr
It’s D-day for the twins Nelly and Kelly! After months of practice, they are ready to dance at the contest at the local nightclub. But the mother used all money to buy to their young sister a suit for her talent contest.

She Fights by Nicola Martini, Italy, 2019, 15’
Prem1ere Film – premierefilmdistribution@gmail.com
A 17 year-old girl meets a guy on the Internet. A love is born between them. A feeling that Teresa’s mother does not understand and that will deeply concern her, for maybe, this adolescent love is not what it seems.

August 16th, 1973 (16 agosto 1973) by Silvia Luzzi, Italy, 2019, 14’
Prem1ere Film – premierefilmdistribution@gmail.com
An unwanted pregnancy has unexpected consequences.

And Then the Bear (L’heure de l’ours) by Agnès Patron, France, 14, 2019
Agence du court métrage – n.lebel@agencecm.com
That very night, houses will burn. Men and women will tremble. Hordes of children will come together and howl as they dance alone on the ashes like wild bears. It only takes one cry to awaken them all from their slumber!

Memorable by Bruno Collet, France, 2019, 12’
Agence du court métrage – n.lebel@agencecm.com
Recently, Louis, painter, and his wife Michelle are experiencing strange events. Their world seems to be mutating. Slowly, furniture, objects, people lose their realism. They are de-structuring, sometimes disintegrating…

Monsters Don’t Exist (I mostri non esistono) by Ilaria Angelini, Luca Barberis Organista, Nicola Bernardi, Italy, 2017, 4’
Scuola Civica di Cinema Luchino Visconti – g.bianco@fondazionemilano.eu
Tommaso and Giovanni are little troublemakers. Instead of listening to their teacher during detention, they provoke with unusual drawings of monsters. Their art becomes more and more creative until a fight causes the unexpected.

Chionophile by Giulia Bianchi, Nicolina Sterbet, Italy, 2018, 4’
Scuola Civica di Cinema Luchino Visconti – g.bianco@fondazionemilano.eu
A young circus performer is condemned to a lonely life in an arid and frozen place. In this desolate and lifeless world, a little bird, symbol of freedom and warm memory of love, will change the fate of his existence.


15:45 – DISTRIBUTORS MEET BUYERS VOL1 – 94’

Super Comfort by Kirsikka Saari, Finland, 2019, 15’
Interfilm Berlin Management – sales@interfilm.de
Exploring group dynamics: how do we define ourselves in equality? Who is steering the crowd and what if it is heading in the wrong direction? Where does the individual end, and the group begin?

KIDS, Michael Frei, Switzerland, 2019, 9’
Interfilm Berlin Management – sales@interfilm.de
Taina is overjoyed preparing the weekend visit of her son Eetu and his girlfriend. But the more Taina tries to entertain everyone, the less comfortable they feel. A tragicomic take on how family life can be ever so lonely.

The Three Crown Boys by Tom Adriani, United Kingdom, 2019, 10’
BFI Film Sales violette.martin@bfi.org.uk
London at the wake of a terrible war; a lonely old blind man receives three unexpected visitors. An original fairy tale about the nature of monsters and madness, narrated by Tim McInnerny.

O, Hunter Heart by Carla MacKinnon, United Kingdom, 2019, 7’
BFI Film Sales violette.martin@bfi.org.uk
Nature and domesticity collide and animal instincts rise to the surface, in a dark tale of love and loss. Soundtrack features audio from collected interviews, creating a story from fragments of real-life broken hearts.

Twist Again by Andy Guérif, France, 2019, 13’
Capricci Films – jimmy.martin@capricci.fr
Rosso Fiorentino’s painting The Deposition of the Cross comes to life. The Christ is gradually removed from his cross by the biblical characters that surround him.

La Hague by Mathieu Naert, France, 2019, 21’
Capricci Films – jimmy.martin@capricci.fr
Julien lost his job from the local factory La Hague. He tries to convince Louis, friend and engineer still employed at the factory, to join him in blackmailing the manager. Unforeseen events will change his plans.

Night Out by Amelia Hashemi, Ireland, 2018, 11’
Network Ireland Television – sadhbh@network-irl-tv.com
Three young girls go on their first night out, all with different objectives. Meena our lead learns more than she might have expected about herself.

The Days of the Dead (Los dìas de los Muertos) by Pauline Pinso, France, 8
Network Ireland Television – sadhbh@network-irl-tv.com
Gonzalo passed away recently. During Los dìas de los Muertos he goes back to see his wife Séléné. Expecting burritos and potato dumplings, he finds out that Séléné has cooked a microscopic fish instead…


17:30 – PIEMONTE IN SHORT – 96’

Relicious by Eugenio Villani, Raffaele Palazzo, Italy, 2018, 7’
Aug&Ohr Medien –  eugenio.villani80@gmail.com
A man enters a supermarket. After picking up essentials, he moves toward the fridges for a yogurt. He realizes with amazement that all the yogurt cups has printed the name of a religion instead of a brand…

Cabu Cabu 011 by Matteo Silvan, Italy, 2019, 15’
Esserci cooperativa sociale – fabrizio.daffara@esserci.net
Mamadou is an African young man living in Turin and working as a cabu-cabu, a kind of abusive taxi driver. One day he is forced to deliver a suspect bag, but is distracted by the sight of the beautiful Aaida.

Dorothy by Federico Lagna, Italy, 2018, 14’
Epica Film – federico.lagna@scuolaholden.it
Dorothy is stuck in a trunk, car on move. Tied, in the dark, she tries to figure out who did this to her: her girlfriend? That odd guy she met at the mall? The worst is yet to come.

Mum’s recipe (La ricetta della Mamma) by Dario Piana, Italy, 2019, 15’
Prem1ere Film – premierefilmdistribution@gmail.com
Mico Torre, a hitman, has to kill a witness to avoid his testify at a trial. As perfect spot, Mico chooses the apartment of playboy Lanfranco Giussani, whose windows are right in front of the court entrance.

The Man That Didn’t Want to Leave Home (L’uomo che non voleva uscire di casa) by Savino Genovese, Italy, 2019, 13’
Lights On –
lightson@lightsonfilm.org
During a romantic outing in the mountains, a man was led by his lover through a scavenger hunt to find a special object. Nowadays he lives permanently shut in his apartment, with just memories of that day.

Clean Conscience (Coscienza pulita) by Francesco Corrado, Sara Binetti, Francesca De Toni, Simone Stassano, Italy, 2019, 7’
CSC Piemonte – chiara.magri@fondazionecsc.it
Claudio works for Clean Conscience ltd, a company specialised in guilt suppression. He dutifully carries out his work, but one day he has to question himself: do all consciences deserve to be cleaned up?

Wanda the Sorceress (Maga Wanda) by Jacopo Martinello, Domenico Acito, Giulia Auditore, Andrea Parisella, Marta Treccani, Italy, 2019, 6’
CSC Piemonte – chiara.magri@fondazionecsc.it
Fortune telling, divination, love potions, tarot, and magic spell: just call Wanda the Sorceress! In her TV live show she can solve all the problems of her unlucky customers, just pay the right!

Pilgrim by Andrea Berardi, Matteo Ricci, Italy, 2019 6’
CSC Piemonte – chiara.magri@fondazionecsc.it
A man abandons civilization in which he no longer identifies.  In the search of himself, he challenges the wilderness, becomes a hunter, studies his preys and identifies himself with them.

The King Dom by Marco Raffaeli, Melania Campanaro, Elena Sorrentino, Giacomo Bianchi, Italy, 2019, 6’
CSC Piemonte – chiara.magri@fondazionecsc.it
Little Dom, a restless child, lives peacefully on an island with his father, always occupied in fishing, and his mother the Hen. One day, hungry for adventures, Dom will cast off in the great ocean on his tiny boat.

Whatever Happened to Darwin by Sara Crippa, Leonardo Altieri, Italy, 2019, 7’
CSC Piemonte – chiara.magri@fondazionecsc.it
Sea level rise is now unstoppable. A fox, which feet are already soaking, frantically studies the way to be safe from the effects of global warming. From the writings of Charles Darwin he understands that he must undergo a process of “reverse evolution”.


19:15 – SIC@SIC – 57’

Veronica Doesn’t Smoke (Veronica non sa fumare) by Chiara Marotta, Italy, 20’
Chiara Marotta – chiara.marotta17@gmail.com
Veronica, 17 year-old, has been spying from afar a life different from hers, and chose it for herself. When she manages to finally approach Alessia, she immerses in a new world: it looks the same, and it doesn’t.

Our Time (Il nostro tempo) by Veronica Spedicati, Italy, 16’
CSC Roma – g.gulino@cscproduction.it
Roberta is a 9 year-old girl who wants to enjoy the last days of summer while her father Donato forces her to stay at home. The distance between the two seems unbridgeable.

The Oceans Are The Real Continents (Los océanos son los verdaderos continentes) by Tommaso Santambrogio, Italy / Cuba, 21’
Tommaso Santambrogio – tsantambrogio@gmail.com
A decadent and in crisis Cuba, black-and-white lacerated by the Caribbean swinging rain, it’s the background for Alex and Edith’s love story, made of small daily gestures, nostalgia and a deep intimacy.

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