Short film

A Fish on Land

WORLD PREMIERE

Year of production: 2020 | Duration: 10’
Directed by: Jonas Nellissen | Country of origin: Germany
Language: English, German |Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

The short documentary “A fish on land” is an essay and a road movie about the challenges of being a change. Ali learns about the tragic economical consequences of growing cotton and decides to found a sustainable fashion brand that uses other resources in Europe and gives water rather than taking it. The project is named after his friend Benedikt who accompanies and supports him from the beginning. Travelling to Bangladesh, they want to see for themselves how things can be changed there and they recognize that change has to begin in Europe. Charity starts at home. The beginning of the project is successful thanks to two crowdfunding campaigns. Now the production begins and they enter the world of industry. A tough place for a small fish. Both friends are sharing the same goals but their perspectives have become incompatible. What compromises can you make while still wanting to make a real change? Should you do it if it can’t be perfect? When fishes jump ashore they risk losing everything and maybe they don’t even want to be saved. Would you dare to jump?

Choker

Year of production: 2019
Duration: 5’
Directed by: Orson Cornick
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Language: no dialogue
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

As a girl drops from the sky onto a crowded beach, a mysterious man drives at breakneck speed towards her. CHOKER is a unique narrative take on one of the biggest challenges facing our planet. Due to its ‘no dialogue’ nature, it is a film that we hope will resonate with audiences around the world

22nd Of April

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 3’
Directed by: Cesare Maglioni
Country of origin: France
Language: Croatian
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

The coronavirus is affecting the entire planet, killing thousands, changing the way we see the world and pushing our societies to rethink its habits deeply. One habit to improve above all others to be able to win the fight against this new common enemy is… hand-washing. But what about those places where fresh water is not a given primary commodity?

With…Out

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 5’
Directed by: Hubert Bąk and Piotr “Latona” Kusal
Country of origin: Poland
Language: no dialogue
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

We only have one planet earth. That’s why we have to care for her. People will not survive without earth. The earth will survive without people. The film was made during the covid -19 pandemic. All the shots were filmed near my home. We wanted to show that nature is beautiful. Not only tropical jungles, fjords, deserts, coral reefs, huge waterfalls… But most of all, what is close to us. Right around the corner, behind the fence, in the garden.

Good Job

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 8’
Directed by: Piotr Biedroń
Country of origin: Poland
Language: Polish
Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

Mr. Smog, a diabolic creature of fog and dust, takes on a human form. As every year, he orders a worker to dig 44,000 graves to bury his future victims. The heat, no more space, and a broken digger slow him down. How are they going to solve this problem? Can they make it before winter?

Three days to freedom

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 5’
Directed by: Milica Alavanja
Country of origin: Serbia
Language: Serbian | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

Topli Do village is located in the Nature park “Stara planina”, around 30 km from Pirot (South of Serbia). Villagers have been taking turns in their night watch duties for days now in the hope they can stop the so-called investor from building a mini-hydro powerplant. Locals over 60 are guards. They are gathering next to the fire every night.

Feel India

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 12’
Directed by: Ion Sova
Country of origin: Moldova
Language: no dialogue
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step out of the frame. – Salman Rushdie

Svante Arrhenius’ Breakdown

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 3’
Directed by: Håkan Julander, Björn Engström
Country of origin: Sweden
Language: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

Professor Arrhenius and his colleague enjoy drinks in the afternoon when Mr Arrhenius gets prophetic visions of the future. Overstrung by the impact he understands what force humanity must resist to survive.

On a Friday

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 7’
Directed by: Dominique Maury-Lasmartres
Country of origin: France
Language: French | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

Motivated by the the refusal of an environmental and social collapse, a militant youth takes to the streets to demand a better future. Are we doomed to follow the fate of the great vanished civilizations?

Losin’ you

Year of production: 2019
Duration: 17’
Directed by: Aleksa Ristović
Country of origin: Malta
Language: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

A young musician is seeking inspiration through personal memories indirectly connected with the famous landmark that was destroyed in terrible storm. Inspiration is reflected through nostalgic moments of her love life. These emotions will affect her in an attempt to create a beautiful song.

The perfect spot

Year of production: 2019
Duration: 18’
Directed by: Laura Richard
Country of origin: France
Language: French | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

In a small corner of green paradise, two beautiful brothers, whose opinions differ totally on the ecology should never have gone fishing together. The fact that the fish do not bite on that Sunday does not improve their relationship. In fact, they come to argue from one end to the other of the da. And then suddenly, miracle! A key ! Are they reconciled unless?

Blue Frontier

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 20’
Directed by: Ivan Milosavljević
Country of origin: Serbia
Language: Serbian | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

The man from the border has spent his entire life searching for the biggest fish that the blue Danube hides. Every sunrise sees the old fisherman attempt to lure the river giant in an ancient fishing way by clapping on the river surface with a hand-carved piece of wood. Two rivals – one on the surface of the water and the other concealed within the depths of the mighty river are waiting to finally meet.

My Little Drop of Honey

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 25’
Directed by: Daniel M Silva
Country of origin: Portugal
Language: English | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

Osseily Hanna is a struggling writer with a strong connection to bees. He has no publisher, no future prospects for his writing career, and no security net waiting for him at home. As he sees the rapid progress of environmental degradation of our planet, he takes a gamble: he travels to East Africa (Kenya and Uganda) in order to finish his book about environment and social inequality. For Osseily, everything is at stake. From his writing career, to the future of the human race.

Plastic roots

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 14’
Directed by: Valerio Orfeo
Country of origin: Italy
Language: No dialogue
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

In a blind world rushing towards progress centered on the well-being of the individual, a well-being made only of objects, men live trying to ignore the consequences, despite the evidence.

Kratak film o ledu
A Short Film About Ice

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 29’
Directed by: Adam Laity
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Language: Serbian
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

A film-poem documenting the journey of a cinematographer through the changing landscapes of the Arctic. The camera bears witness to the shapes and colours of glaciers, tundra, mountains and sea ice while the filmmaker explores the role of the human and the artist in such landscapes in the time of the Anthropocene. Touching on themes of aesthetics, cultural responsibility, inter-connectivity and eco-anxiety the film aims to provoke discussion about the need to re-conceptualise how we make and disseminate images, in order to see ourselves as an integral part of the world rather than seeing ourselves as in front of or separate to nature.

Silent Wish

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 10’
Directed by: Mario Glamazić
Country of origin: Serbia
Language: Serbian | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12