SPARARE ALLE ANGURIE (SHOOTING WATERMELONS)
by Antonio Donato
Federico is on holiday with his father and brother in a summer residence in Sardinia. Their father, Aurelio, is a severe and overtly masculine man who makes Federico feel anxious and inadequate. When a wealthy German family invites them to dinner, Federico discovers he is not so different from his father.
Italy/UK, 20', 2023
FOTO DI GRUPPO (GROUP PICTURE)
by Tommaso Frangini
Federico celebrates his birthday in the mountains with his group of close friends. Despite the memories and the years spent together, Federico's mind is clogged
by some doubts and uncertainties about the future which will lead him to reflect
on his relationships and on himself.
Italy, 17’, 2023
by Domenico Laddaga
Esther is a shy, introverted teenager who lives with her bad-tempered father in a small village surrounded by forests. She is adored and idolized by the local community of believers because of the wounds she bears on her body (the wounds of Christ) and the frequent appearances of the Virgin Mary who seems to communicate through her.
Italy, 15', 2023
by Michelle Keserwany and Noel Keserwany
Asma and Sarah, two women originally from the Levant, find themselves working in the same restaurant in the city of Lyon in France. Both bear the weight of a home they were forced to leave behind. Initially wary of each other, they gradually discover a common thread that binds them - one that dates back to when the Silk Road connected Lyon to their home countries.
France/Lebanon, 30', 2023
WHEN A ROCKET SITS ON THE LAUNCH PAD (HUO JIAN FA SHE SHI)
by Bohao Liu
At the basketball camp, 15-year-old Fang talks about her dreams. But life never stops, it moves too fast. Her phone fell into water. There are too many stairs to climb. The adults seem to decide her future. And the rocket keeps being launched every month.
China/USA, 12', 2023
TODO INCLUIDO (ALL-INCLUSIVE)
by Duván Duque Vargas
Eleven-year-old Fer travels with his family to a countryside resort a few hours outside Bogotá. Although Fer’s father will be doing business, he has promised to make time for family fun, something that has been missing from their lives for a while.
Colombia/France, 20', 2022
TRIA (TRIA - DEL SENTIMENTO DEL TRADIRE)
by Giulia Grandinetti
In a dystopian Rome, a law is enforced which doesn’t allow immigrant families to have more than three children. If a fourth is to be expected, he or she must be born, however, one of them must then be killed, giving the females priority for sacrifice.
Zoe, Iris and Clio are three sisters, but one of them will soon be killed…
Italy, 17’, 2022
by Sebastián Valencia Muñoz
1990. William and his son Jacobo go out to the nearest pool. Colombian villages and public pools are full of ordinary people who enjoy the sunny Sundays. Jacobo's innocent astonishment presages the death hidden at the end of a happy day.
Colombia, 18’, 2022
by Morad Mostafa
Khadiga, a young mother of 18 lives alone with her baby after her husband left for work in a remote city. In an ordinary day she makes her way through the hustle of Cairo streets to do some visits where she feels uncomfortable with the surroundings.
Egypt/France, 20', 2021
SOMLENG REATREY (SOUND OF THE NIGHT)
by Chanrado Sok and Kongkea Vann
Vibol and his brother Kea sell noodles on a motorized cart every night on the streets of Phnom Penh. They often face troublesome threats from gangsters and thieves, even if these very people are their only customers.
Cambodia, 20', 2021