Interactive Schedule

10:30
Lumbardhi Indoor

On the glades surrounded by dark woods, Furry together with a group of friends, live in the burrows. They feed themselves only by seeds which became glowing fruit after touching the ground. However, these appear only rarely. The animals’ fear of the wood does not allow them to leave the glade and head off to look for the food somewhere else. Instead, they resignedly wait until it falls from the sky. Furry does not want only to wait. The wood awakens curiosity in him. He wants to know, what is hiding in there…

Fruit of Clouds

Bulder´s snowball fight with his best friend Modika was interrupted when Lex steals her attention away with some quiet playtime. Frustrated, Bulder attempts to win her back, resulting in a mischievous plan that he may well come to regret…

Dunder

People come, people go – Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. We all are sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture we are unable to see. The film explores the idea of how everyone is connected in a way we may not realise. By sharing time, space and movement, we overlap and create a bigger picture.

Synchronicity

Solar Walk shows the journey of individuals and their creations on through time and space. Any meaning of action is only existent from the perspective of the individual, but never mandatory when looking at it from the perspective of a solar system. It’s about the melancholy of accepting chaos as beautiful and cosmic. Passion for creation is projected through the unique and playful texture of the animation craft itself.

Solar Walk

'Story' is a reflection about modern man in the age of omnipresent technology. Looking through stories - a popular function in many social media platforms - we see people who are lonely, lost or already indifferent about reality surrounding them. Action takes place during one day and it's told by short, often (auto)ironic scenes, where virtual world sinks to reality

Story
12:00
Shtëpia e Kulturës

A Swedish couple is on a wellness trip in the Austrian mountains, but after an argument, Aron's girlfriend leaves, and slams the door behind her. Now, Aron is looking for his girlfriend but can't find her anywhere. He dives into the bizarre world of the alpine wellness resort and drifts along until the question arises if Aron is looking for his girlfriend or really himself.

Excuse Me, I'm Looking for the Ping-pong Room and My Girlfriend

A couple visits the property of their origins where the houses of the relatives living abroad are now standing. These relatives visit once a year for five days. They are the only visitors of these houses during the year.

Ours

Anteu is born in a village where he’s the only child around. His mother ends up dying after a while and the father soon follows suit. One by one the people from the village start to disappear and Anteu, now a 17 years old boy carries on with his solitary life. One night, a dream awakes him: who would bury him?

Anteu

Captured with a mobile phone, we see a group of three friends gathering at a ski lodge. Daniel is about to propose to his girlfriend and his friend films the whole thing to remember the best day of their lives.

Guy Proposes to His Girlfriend on a Mountain
14:00
DokuKino

Thirty farmers begin an equestrian pilgrimage touring the boundaries of nearby villages and fields. Fatigue and inebriation mix with religious ecstasy - a marriage of the sacred and the profane.

Horse Riders

In this docu-fictional work, ‘Ocean Master’ a decommissioned container vessel is anthropomorphized, and enters into a dialogue with several workers at the Gadani yards. The conversation moves between dreams and desire, places that can be called home, and the structural violence embedded in the act of dismembering a ship at Gadani. As the workers recall the homes and families they left behind, the long work days mesh indistinguishably into one another, the desperation that they carry with them like shackles rises to the forefront, and they are forced to confront the realities of their work in which they are faced with death every day. How may they survive and look towards the future?

All That Perishes at the Edge of Land

Since Narendra Modi first took office in 2014, 47 people have been killed in cow-related hate crimes in India. 76 percent of those who died were Muslim. Asmeena mourns the death of her husband, a dairy farmer named Rakbar, who was allegedly murdered by “cow vigilantes.”

The Hour of Lynching

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
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

"Les Rouflaquettes" is a film about the re-staging of trauma, about the journey of personal and historical memories in post dictatorial societies and the fragile balance between fiction and truth we attribute to the notion of reality.

Les Rouflaquettes

This film reflects the condition of gay men in Kosovo. It is an experimental documentary that allows you to travel through the journey of gay men who have to hide and embrace their sexuality in secrecy while facing a strong mentality and a traditional way of thinking that erases their right to express themselves.

Be a Man

A short film with the stories of the survivors of the infamous “Camp of Tepelena” during the dictatorship in Albania. Narrated by the few people still alive.

Virtual Museum, Tepelena Camp

During the transition years of Kosovo, Bujar decides to follow his dreams to become an actor. After a couple of years, his small world back home experiences heavy rain and darkness with a single hope, to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

Seam
Kino Klub

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

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)
17:00
18:00
Lumbardhi Indoor

BIGGER THAN LIFE is a music film in four acts. The focus is on the fabrication of national history through architecture and urban planning. »Skopje 2014« is the name of the monumental construction plan of the Macedonian government, which wants to stage its capital as the cradle of ancient high civilization and as the origin of Europe.

Bigger Than Life

Serbian-Australian writer Wongar lives a secluded life in the suburbs of Melbourne taking care of his 6 dingoes. His latest novel is about to be published but at the same time his long time companion, dingo Timmy, has fallen sick. The vets suggest to Wongar that the dog should be put to sleep but he strongly resists. He believes that he can look for help for Timmy elsewhere: he dives deep in to his own memory in attempt to summon the sprits of the Aboriginal ancestry.

Wongar
Shtëpia e Kulturës

We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador’s wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using the singing as a ventilator to survive her seemingly privileged life surrounded by workers. This film raises questions about power structures, class, intersectionality, post colonialism and feminism in a poetic, subtle and seductive way.

The Ambassador's Wife

There's a treasure trove of information to be found in the poisonous e-waste in Ghana. It's a relatively simple matter to open up hard drives and gain access to photos and the personal details of their former owners. Equipped with a name and address, almost anybody can be found online. The film follows young mother Ama who tries to become an internet con artist but she doesn't appear to have much of a knack for it. She looks in astonishment at an American street that she has conjured up on Google and wonders if she will able to scam a man. One Dollar, on the other hand, knows how to use his fake account to drive men crazy.

Sakawa
Kino Klub

At the end of the '90s the Internet comes to northern Norway, coinciding with the blossoming sexuality of young Mads (12). The introduction of pornography into his life complicates his relationship with his parents and their home becomes a minefield of uncomfortable interactions.

World Wide Woven Bodies

In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behaviour (and romance) in the digital age.

Noah

A homage to the action films and computer games of the 1980s.

All In

The Keyboard Warrior seeks to use the power imbued in his 'weapon' to effect death and destruction upon his foes. In essence, the keyboard allows the keyboard warrior to manifest his true warrior nature in a safe and removed environment, from which no real-life repercussions.

War For Keyboard Warriors

In the film we get to share three very different stories on the subject of computer game addiction, told through a mix of documentary interviews and animation. In the guise of their game avatars three people tell us about their experience of gaming addiction.

I Was a Winner

A young girl's life is shown through a cell phone in three different times of her life: past, present and future. After a period of depression, her life changes and she deletes her past filmed with her cell phone.

Delete
20:00
Kino n'Lum

Married and a father of two, he leaves his family in the countryside and goes to finish university in Prishtina alone. The war in Kosovo catches him unprepared as he cannot unite with his family again. He manages to go to Skopje and try to contact them but as months pass by he hears nothing but the ringing tone. Isolated, the only thing that keeps his mind in place is a pen and a notebook.

A Call from Yesterday

The concept of this documentary is to raise awareness towards toxic masculinity, which affects a lot of young men in Kosovo and most of the time leads to emotional consequences such as depression, aggression, low self-esteem, demotivation, confusion in decision making especially in career choosing.

Man

Crucial footage of some of the rappers in Kosovo that influenced people’s lifestyles and their behavior directly related to the place they live in. Different rappers also including the very first ones who influenced a certain unity of people, and their opinions about the degradation of the real Rhythm And Poetry mentality through time. The integrity of society in the song’s lyrics and the equal mindset of the two. Brutal lyrics, weapons, drugs, sexism, materialism, religious extremism etc., are the subjects of these brain washing groups which have a lot of baggage behind themselves, to define it, a lot of people through the years.

all about ego

The documentary revolves around a young guy with an isolated mindset even though he grew up and lives in healthy and non racist environment. His daily life is no different from an average Albanian boy but it's his mindset that gives him the title "Black Sheep".

Thoughts

Three students speak about their experiences of when their teachers were arrested, and the implications it has for their schools.

Uncertain

The newlyweds journey to a honeymoon, turns into a journey of unknown and exile. The story of love, loss, longing and hope.

Anonymous

Frozen in between love and hate, fear and bravery, joy and suffering, emotions from the past seem impossible to fade away.

Before 2019 after 1999

Salina captures the current state of the Ulcinj salt factory and is set out to raise awareness of the importance of this oasis.

Salina

Three different people find gestures resembling their childhood in a place they have never visited before. In Valdanos.

Valdanos

The fisherman's routine uncover the hidden parts of this work and many of its struggles.

Naser

A rainy morning in Ulqin, Montenegro from a smoker's point of view. While he smokes his first-morning cigarette.

The Balconies

A road trip with two superheroes, different kind of superheroes.

Different Kind of Superheroes
DokuKino Plato

Nora (20), an immigrant single mother is exploring alternative ways to avoid deportation from Czech Republic, after her asylum is refused.

Pick a name

Adi, a 35 year old man is returning home from work. On his way home he notices an accident and stops to help. His phone's battery is dead so he can't call for help. He is forced to take the couple involved in the accident to the hospital in his car. Adi recognizes the accidented man as the politician mr. Mere. On their way to the hospital mr. Mere realizes the young woman has died so he flees, leaving Adi with the dead young woman in his car.

On The Road

After midnight, Lena (37) scared and fleeing, meets Genti (11) in an underpass at the center of the city. After they get to know each other, they talk about the reasons of them being there. Lena claims she is waiting for her husband to pick her up, while Genti is waiting for his father. Afterwards the conversation shifts to their respective head wounds. Genti says his injury was an accident caused by his father, while Lena’s was an accident caused by her husband during their vacation in Venice.

The Path

A couple, Besnik and Linda live with Besnik's mother Xheva, who's partially immobile and needs constant assistance. One day they have to go to the ministry to testify that Xheva is alive, otherwise they lose her pension. The road there is not easy and will change their lives dramatically, in ways they never imagined.

Evidence
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

In the south of Spain, a race of colourfully painted pigeons, will reward not the one who flies the fastest, but the one who will have known how to seduce a female pigeon, and to fly the longest time at its sides.

THOSE WHO DESIRE

During one of the last days of the winter two young Kosovar actors find some left over construction material next to the road. While dreaming about leaving the country without the visa hassle they decide to take the shattered parts with them. At an abandoned building they start constructing the different parts building their own one-man rocket - while stories from the past are brought up. Both boys decide that the rocket needs to be launched from the top of the highest mountains in Kosovo, the mythical Accursed mountains. After a dreadful hike to the top of the Accursed mountains, one of the boys will be launched into a new future

Toni and Bleri
22:00
Lumbardhi Outdoor
DokuKino Plato

Memory Room retraces the steps of an Irish forester sent to northern Finland in 1946 to find trees sufficient in size and number to be used as electricity poles in Ireland. At this time in Princeton University, a team of mathematicians attempting to code the first computing machine, discovered that the most efficient search of an unmapped territory is to venture outwards on random paths. Employing this logic the filmmakers attempted to use one epic landscape to locate and give meaning to the other.

Memory Room

A harsh winter freezes the surface of a river, close to a house where two cousins live. Immersed in the cold wind that rises that day, the rudeness of their relationship grows, reaching its limit.

Agouro

Sporadic gunshots echo among the ruins of a village which, though abandoned, is an objective of great import for the Romanian government. This forces two young men to lead a hard negotiation, both for the fate of the settlement and for their own future.

The Afghanistans

Somewhere in the Eastern Europe. Young runs away from her depressing hometown. Her early enthusiasm about the hitch-hike falls when she finds herself in the city outskirts in the middle of the night. At the bridge she meets a figure balancing unsafely on the guardrail. That’s how she meets Skinny – a kind of unstable weirdo. Skinny lives in a camping van, which he uses to run his not-so-legal job errands. Together with him, she sets on a journey with no destination. As the ride continues a particular affection grows between the two of them.

Acid Rain