Interactive Schedule

10:30
Lumbardhi Indoor

A girl falls in love with a boxer she can never hope to meet, but the letter-birds will change her destiny forever. Will the messages in the air make her dreams come true?

Air Mail

An animated short film for children about friendship. One can‘t force a friendship, but an emergency can build a friendship.

Cats and Dogs

A Badminton shuttlecock has fallen in the corner of the pitch. A tiny bird comes along and mistake the shuttlecock for his mate.

Changeover

While Bird mother Paula is away searching for food, her son Peep gets unexpected help from a Paper Plane. Together they head out exploring the magical world around them. But their friendship is soon to be tested...

Peep and the Paperplane

Just like every other night, the ghost goes out to haunt and spook every one. Just like every other night, the little girl has to eat the healthy porridge that she doesn’t like. And this time it so happens that the girl and the ghost meet, and the girl doesn’t really want to be afraid of the ghost. So, they can’t do anything but laugh about misunderstandings and… become friends.

Ghost Hour

As the seasons change, so too do the fortunes of the forest creatures...

Heart of Winter

Herman lives in peaceful harmony with his teddybear inside a large tree surrounded by a beautiful garden. One night an unexpected and for Herman unwelcome visitor arrives. When Herman throws the visitor out it gets stormy outside and he realises that he has to og out on a rescue mission. We follow Herman´s journey through thick fog before he eventually understands that a heart can accomodate many and the fog clears.

Hermans Heart
12:00
Shtëpia e Kulturës

A group of young people in Kigali meet at the home of their deceased friend for a wake. Though he died at a young age, he led a singular life in a conformist society. They spend the evening in remembrance of him and his creative legacy, reflecting on their own life paths.

I Got My Things And Left

After a young woman is responsible for a hit and run, strange and spooky things starts to happen... A small thriller about people that are not always the best at making decisions.

Good Intentions

Phnom Penh at night. Three young hip-hop dancers drive a single motorbike and stop on a muddy deserted road. Nick leaves the others to look for an iPhone he heard was lost in the area. Piseth and Thy discuss their hopes and doubts, and Piseth shows his best Michael Jackson moves. They meet Leakhena, a young female street vendor whose cart is full of colors.

New Land Broken Road

21st May 2017, Mapusa-Goa, India. An ordinary night starts to turn wildly dramatic for Ketan, a Maharashtrian migrant, when an anonymous attack on his car congregates excessive attention in the Conformist Goan neighbourhood. Dreadful coldness knocks when the entire locality is calling out to Ketan and he’s stuck with his paramour in his small rented room while his pregnant wife is away at her parents house.

A Cold Summer Night
Kino Klub

The portrait of the life within a shelter called The House of the Student, where young boys with no resources arrive from the centre and south of Mexico, going away from their towns to carry on with their studies at the Public University of Morelia. From an intimate perspective, it reflects the atmosphere and the way on which the inhabitants coexist and adapt to it, as well as the routine of these people that find a home at this shelter.

Inner

Harley Prosper was appointed to be the Medicine Man of his community, a Cree village in the plains of central Canada. When he grew up, Harley rejected his responsibility and ran away to Vancouver to drink himself to death. Confined in a hospice for the terminally ill, the film follows the daily ritual of a man who is willing to keep refusing his sacred mission until the last moment.

The Still Life of Harley Prosper
14:00
Shtëpia e Kulturës

Maryna and Tava are working shifts on a milk farm in Eastern Germany. In the village, they are known as 'the two Poles'. They themselves ignore each other existence. When the farm manager goes on a business trip Tava does not show up at work and seems to have disappeared. The next night a disturbing encounter takes place. Maryna wakes up in her container realizing that she is not alone: Tava is lying next to her, fast asleep, firmly clinging to her. But during night shift Maryna withholds the news of her compatriot having returned. When she returns to her container Tava has disappeared again. Her tracks are losing themselves at some drinking session in the surrounding countryside.

CONTAINER

A presumably African village, inhabited by Germans. The film Burkina Brandenburg Komplex describes a geographical construction that makes use of ‘our’ medial and collective image of Africa and puts it to the test through inaccuracies. An archaeological find is made in a mine: a Ferrari. We tag along with Joachim on his everyday rounds. He has his heart set on realising a common energy project. The Museum of Prussian Cultural Heritage is run by a black woman. She presents artefacts from Western consumer culture with a special emphasis on German products. Joachim is involved in the ritualistic production of energy in the village, but gets excluded when the ceremony is nearing its finale, finally catapulting himself out of the ‘story/history’.

BURKINA BRANDENBURG KOMPLEX

Roman lives a lonely life in a provincial city and works as a technician. For the first time since graduation, Liuda, his ex-classmate, comes back to town. Nobody has heard anything from her for twenty years, but Roman is set on not losing her again.

GRADUATION '97

Filmed during the battle of Kobani, this film reveals the women at the heart of the fight against IS. With stoical perseverance and the aid of American airstrikes, these women are leading the fight for freedom.

MERYEM

Going on a safari is a dream for many. For middle-aged couple Linda and Troyer, it turns into a horribly real adventure when they get left behind in the wilderness.

WILDEBEEST
Kino Klub

A short montage/documentary with over 125 moments from significant documentaries of the past 100 years including Roger and Me, Best Boy, The War Room, Don't Look Back, The Act of Killing, Burden of Dreams, The Thin Blue Line, Woodstock, I Am Not Your Negro, Grey Gardens, and many others from Nanook to RBG with short remarks from significant filmmakers like Barbara Kopple, Ken Burns, Michael Moore, Ava DuVernay, Frederick Wiseman, Werner Herzog, and others.

Moments Of Truth

SACHEEN is a short documentary film that offers Sacheen Littlefeather, a 71-year-old White Mountain Apache and Yaqui elder, actress, activist, dancer, educator, and writer, living in Northern California, the opportunity to share her own story, in her own words, that has been waiting 45 years to be told. As we revisit one of the most memorable and controversial moments in the history of the Academy Awards, Sacheen’s voice will finally be joined together with today’s brave women, who are determined to make their voices heard around the world.

SACHEEN, Breaking The Silence

Combining unseen period footage with original scores from that era, 'Syncopated Ragtime' tells the story of Noble Sissle incredible life journey that spans "The Harlem Hellfighters" of World War I, Broadway Theatre, the Civil Rights movement, and decades of Black cultural production.

Noble Sissle's Syncopated Ragtime
15:00
GjirafaVideo VR Cinema

Featuring Cirque du Soleil’s world famous “O” at Bellagio, Dreams of “O” captures a surreal and amphibious tableau of whimsical characters unlike any other. For this collaboration between Samsung Gear VR, Félix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil, a high- speed under-water VR camera was built from scratch by the film studio, to be able to capture the complex and intricate water choreographies featured in this experience -it’s the first camera of its kind within the virtual reality medium. Brace yourself for an ethereal and fantastical visual journey that takes you up in the air with daring dives, and under water for stunning aquatic sequences.

Dreams of 'O'

A mysterious tree watches over a forest while humans traverse its paths, planning construction zones and searching for a lost person. As civilization slowly unravels, quiet new dynamics emerge. Floodplain is set against a man-made environmental crisis and explores our relationships to each other at the end of nature. If we can no longer be what we were, can we really become something new? Can we be a forest, or a stone; can we be a multitude of organisms; can we be nothing? Can we be something that we don’t know we can be yet?

Floodplain

A person wants to tell a story about someone being trapped inside a shoebox. And the very next moment he becomes a protagonist in his never-told story. Even worse, he is threatened by his average self who comes to claim his life. With Heroes of Night and Tragic, Croatian experimental theater group Ateatar proves you don’t need a 360 camera to shoot a 360 video, and paves the way for unlimited VR creativity.

Heroes Of Night and Tragic

Kinoscope is a VR experience immersing the spectator into a lively and colorful universe to discover the history of cinema lead by the voice of the Hollywood legend Dean Tavoularis, motion picture production designer whose work appeared in numerous box office hits such as The Godfather films, Apocalypse Now, The Brink’s Job, One from the Heart and Bonnie and Clyde.

Kinoscope

Overview is a 30 minutes narrative experience on the objects of the cosmos, from the planets in our Solar System to the galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Created by Orbital Views and film director Paul Mezier with a team of scientists using data from NASA and the European Space Agency, Overview is an accurate and poetic adventure for all ages. How big is our galaxy? How far are we from the Sun? What does it feel like to be inside a nebula? You can now find, from your own perception, the answers to these questions. Much more than a documentary, Overview is an immersive real-time simulation tested with astronauts. It is the journey to the stars we have all dreamed of.

Overview
16:00
Shtëpia e Kulturës

"A monument to the Tlatelolco student massacre of 1968 in Mexico City, ten days before the Olympics. Hundred of students were disappeared. A grotesque tradition - the complete physical obliteration of students organizing for progressive change - was hurled into motion. This film is nearly wordless. In place of words, the enactment of violence against the images themselves, in a stagger towards commensurate aesthetics. Produced in collaboration with UNAM Filmoteca and Catedra Bergman UNAM.”

A Brief History of the Obliteration of Hope

A cross-generational binding of three filmmakers seeking alternative possibilities to the power structures they are inherently part of. Each woman extends her reach to a subject she is outside of. Vever grew out of the abandoned film projects of Maya Deren and Barbara Hammer. Shot at the furthest point of a motorcycle trip Hammer took to Guatemala in 1975, and laced through with Deren’s reflections of failure, encounter and initiation in 1950s Haiti.

Vever (For Barbara)

Can we believe our eyes? The short films of Johann Lurf often explore the enigmatic territory between the real and the perceived, challenging our senses to comprehend visions and sounds taken from the environment around us by means of subtle, beautiful trompe l´oeil effects. Cavalcade, equally dazzling in 2D or 3D, sees him make a direct intervention into physical space for the first time.

Cavalcade

Ben Rivers's glorious 35mm film about a sloth in action is a surprisingly funny and strange work, which makes time fly.

Now, At Last!
18:00
Kino Klub

SANDRA LAHIRE’s film uses a combination of live action and rostrum work to communicate the experience of anorexia and to analyse the cultural causes of the condition. The constantly recurring motif of cages, bars and railway lines reiterates the feeling of entrapment throughout the film.

Arrows

Using a kaleidoscopic array of experimental techniques, this film explores uranium mining in Canada and its destructive effects on both the environment and the women working in the mines. A plethora of images ranging from the women at work to spine-chilling representations of cancerous bodies are accompanied by unnerving industrial sounds and straightforward information from some of the women.

Uranium Hex

“Night Dances is for my mother, who died whilst helping me to make this piano musical. The Dance of Death is bound to life – Lechaim – as we whirl together by Hebrew gravestones. A dreaming woman is ferried through our decaying city. This is the age of the Personal Computer – the Private Catacomb for the switched-on elite. Its dark doorways are for the wandering homeless… true survivors.” – S.L.

Night Dances

An exploration of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren’s concepts of space, time and form through visits and projections filmed in her Los Angeles and New York homes by Barbara Hammer. Light projections in Deren’s intimate spaces evoke the past, providing entreé to reclaimed spaces, ones that inspired Hammer's own work. Time and space are collapsed as film locations of the 40s are re-imagined in the present. Voices from the past speaking from doorways, windows and picture frames include the then-current LA and NYC home owners, Deren's third husband, Teiji Ito, artist Carolee Schneemann, filmmaker Ross Lipmann, and others.

Maya Deren’s Sink

A collaborative 16mm film about mentoring and passing on the tradition of personal experimental filmmaking. Barbara Hammer, 70 years old, hands the camera off to Gina Carducci, a young queer filmmaker. Shooting during the last days of Coney Island’s Astroland amusement park in New York, the filmmakers find that the inevitable fact of aging echoes in the architecture of the space age themed park and in the emulsion of the film medium itself. Inspired by Shirley Clarke’s film Bridges Go Round, both filmmakers edited picture and sound separately, joining their films in the middle when they finished, making a true generational experiment.

Generations
20:00
DokuKino Plato

A Kurdish woman is sentenced to house arrest with an electronic ankle bracelet. The charge: supporting terrorist activities. Now an invisible border runs through her garden in a Turkish village, which she repeatedly crosses. Her older son is torn between obedience and rebellion. How far will he go to protect her?

Are you listening mother?

Ayman, Syrian refugee in Lebanon, teaching his wife how to drive his car, the only thing left for him from his country. The lesson takes a wrong turn into madness and nostalgia.

Aziza

A young labourer backs into a parked car. Two international students watch a group of kids make a small bomb. And a man attempts to dump a load of rubbish on the side of the road. Three Stories Inside A Rental Van presents three vignettes, each set inside the same rental van, and each exploring the morality of the different characters who hire it.

Three Stories Inside a Rental Van

At the Riviera, a private apartment building, it’s nap time. The heat is dreadful, but Mr Osganzi and Ms Carmen, true to their habits, are sunbathing near the swimming pool. In his shadowy living room, Monsieur Henriet tries to entertain himself by looking at his neighbours, and at any sign of life on the outside. Apparently, everything is quiet…

Riviera

For all his life, Kalervo has been bad at standing up for himself, until Annukka — a woman who loves him — gives Kalervo a gift that changes everything. As many of Nikki's previous works, All Inclusive may be interpreted in many ways, but ultimately it is about power, love and change. If you could change the little grievances of your life, how far would you be willing to go?

All Inclusive
Solar Cinema

An animated short film for children about friendship. One can‘t force a friendship, but an emergency can build a friendship.

Cats and Dogs

In a search for a place to settle down, the three friends Blue, Yellow and Green find their friendship being ruined by greed and headless competition. Only when Blue and Yellow have destroyed all surrounding natural resources they discover that Green has found the true values in life on a mountaintop, in modest harmony with nature and surrounded by family and love.

Three Fools

A long time ago humans left the planet Earth. Alone remained Lobo. Lobo, is a cheerful robot who loves animals and plants. Lobos biggest dream is to live in a flourishing forest with his best friend Banjo, who is a curious robot dog. Together, they help to plant trees and rescue animals in need. One day they meet a stranded whale on the beach. To save the whale Lobo has to overcome his fear of water, but it’s not easy especially when a single drop of water can make him rust.

Robot and the Whale

Going on a safari is a dream for many. For middle-aged couple Linda and Troyer, it turns into a horribly real adventure when they get left behind in the wilderness.

WILDEBEEST

In his barbershop, Bashkim tinkers with hair and hearts. He shares his philosophy of life with his customers, whom he treats like guests and reveals his next project: shooting a film. As director and protagonist he is transfigured from being a marginal figure to having the key role in an aesthetic exploration of the big concepts in life.

Bashkimi United
22:00
DokuKino Plato

Alexis has a life-threatening disease. She spends her time in the wooded expanse of northern Scotland where she takes care of dozens of others who are also sick, wounded or dying. Some have terminal cancer, some were about to be killed because of their disabilities, some were saved from slaughterhouses. Alexis provides palliative care for animals. Crannog follows Alexis as she tirelessly tries to nurse a neglected sheep back to health. A quiet reflection on kindness in the face of death, the film intimately explores the fragility and strength that comes from dedicating your life to the care of others.

Crannog

Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing of the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until origin of the species, at least. This feeling common to many latitudes is often presented as a diagnosis, a denial of a painful present as opposed to the desire to return to a glorious past.

Past Perfect

America explores the intersection of race, history, and visual storytelling through a series of 12 silent, black and white, 35mm films that will be exhibited chronologically starting from 1915 to 1926. America was inspired by the MoMA's recent discovery of the earliest surviving footage for a feature film Lime Kiln Club Field Day, made by an interracial cast and crew for a Black audience. In the first quarter of the 20th century, 100 years ago, Black people and white people made films together with Black casts and narratives of joy. The majority of these films were lost or destroyed. Each of our 12 films represents one year and some ordinarily extraordinary things that happened in the United States

America