In competition | Shorts

Alan

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Regia | Director: Mohammad Jouri
Fotografia | Photography: Mahdi Kochar
Montaggio | Editing: SalimAbi
Iraq, 2015, 8’, curdo con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano| Kurdish with English and Italian subtitles

 

 

After the war started in Syria, many Kurdish people living in Syria fled to Kurdistan-Iraq. This situation influenced many children’s lives: they had to leave their schools and start working in business, even though they were still too young. Alan is one of those children. He has a difficult economic situation, his father and Alan himself are sick and need medication, and because his father cannot work, Alan must work in the camps

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Il naufrago

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Regia | Director: Georgia Panagou
Fotografia | Photography: Emiliano Ovejero, Georgia Panagou
Montaggio | Editing: Georgia Panagou
Produzione | Production: PureParis

Italia e Francia, 2016, 11’, con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano|
With English and Italian subtitles

2015 Sicily. A short film partially created with photo stills. A sailor man forced out of his boat, wanders around in an island. Memories and reality mix. A woman is omnipresent. She receives some photos from a man’s journey with  only the coordinates written on them. The only think she can do is imagine where he could have been and go on with her own journey.


L de Libertad

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Regia | Director: Javier Hernandez & Marc Guanyabens
Fotografia | Photography: Marc Guanyabens
Montaggio | Editing: Marc Guanyabens
Produzione | Production: De Los Pies A La Cabeza
Spagna, 2016, 11’, spagnolo con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano| Spanish with English and Italian subtitles

L de Libertad narrates the history of Javier Hernández, a young Aragonese boy born without arms, who wants to acquire a driving license with his toes. Sacrifice and perseverance, these are the “weapons” of our hero, who, during a hole month, fights against himself and against any social stigma to reach his goal.


Ma fille Nora

Ma-fille-Nora-webRegia | Director: Jasna Krajinovic
Fotografia | Photography: Guillaume Vandenberghe
Montaggio | Editing: Marie-Hélène Mora
Produzione | Production: Dérives asbl

Belgio, Francia, 2016, 16’, francese e arabo con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano|
French and Arabic with English and Italian subtitles

 

Nora, Samira’s daughter, left for Syria in May 2013. Since then, her mother leaves no stone unturned in her attempt to bring Nora home. Ma fille Nora is a letter that Samira wrote to Nora. It follows Samira in her fight to prevent other youths from leaving, her trip to the Syrian border and her painful, everyday life torn between hope and the fear of losing her daughter in the war in Syria.

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Nowhere line: voices from Manus Island

Nowhere_Line_webRegia | Director: Lukas Schrank
Fotografia | Photography: Lukas Schrank & Marissa Rossi
Montaggio | Editing: Chris Ward
Produzione | Production: Visitor Studio

Australia e Inghilterra, 2015, 15’, inglese con sottotitoli in italiano|English with Italian subtitles

 

Two asylum-seeking men detained in Australia’s Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre, recounting the dangerous journeys that brought them to the island and their memories of the riot that erupted in 2014.


P.E. Class

P.E.-Class-webRegia | Director: Jabar Salehi
Fotografia | Photography: Hamid Mehrafroz
Montaggio | Editing: Tofigh Amani
Produzione | Production: Jabar Salehi

Iran, 2015, 15’, curdo con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano| Kurdish with English and Italian subtitles

 

Exercise is not possible for kids in rural areas. The village is surrounded by mines. In one of the border villages of Kurdistan in Iran, after the Iran-Iraq war, the village school has become a military base. The students of the school do not have a place to play football because all around there are mines.


Sans le Kosovo

stillsanslekosovo2Regia | Director:Dea Gjinovci
Fotografia | Photography: Dea Gjinovci
Montaggio | Editing: Dea Gjinovci
Produzione | Production: Dea Gjinovci

Svizzera e Kosovo, 2016, 22’, francese e albanese con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano| French and Albanian with English and Italian subtitles

 

In 1968, Asllan Gjinovci is a Physics student at the University of Prishtina. Following his involvement in student protests asking for the autonomy of Kosovo in Yugoslavia, he’s forced to flee the country. Setting him out on a three-year odyssey, hiding a few months in Croatia then spending two and half years in refugee camps in Italy, to finally settle in Switzerland. The director of the documentary is his daughter. Kosovo is a mysterious part of her identity, mainly shaped by 90’s news footage of the Kosovo war.


The living of the pigeons

theliving_webRegia | Director: Baha’ Abu Shanab
Fotografia | Photography: Baha’ Abu Shanab
Montaggio | Editing: Baha’ Abu Shanab
Produzione | Production: Dar Al Kalima-University College for Arts and Cultures

Palestina, 2014, 17’, arabo con sottotitoli in italiano|
Arab with Italian subtitles

 

A haunting glimpse of the surreal early morning hours and the daily experience of “rush hour” at Checkpoint 300, which separates Bethlehem in the West Bank from Jerusalem