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Partners of Go Short 2020

Content Welcome – 5 Acknowledgements – 6 Timetable – 7 Delegrate Information – 12 Industry Events – 13 Map & Locations – 14

EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2020

C A N D I D A T E E U R O P E A N

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European Competition Jury – 16 Dutch & Student Competition Jury – 18 Go Short Youth Jury – 20 The Go Short Awards – 22 European Competition – 23 Student Competition – 43 Dutch Competition – 53 Expanded Cinema – 61

Focus Program

We Are Corina and Nikola – 72 We Are NEOZOON – 78 We Are Norway – 81 We Are Nature – 88

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Current Issues Human Rights Shorts – 100 Stand Your Ground – 101 Mi casa es mi casa – 102 Between the Rich and the Poor – 103

Go Shorty! & Education Go Shorty! School Programs – 122 Family Shorts – 125 Extra – 126

EEN SERVICE DIE HET VERSCHIL MAAKT Competition Program

EMBAJADA DE ESPAÑA EN LA HAYA

Short film specials

Out of Competition International Highlights – 104 Kill Your Darlings – 105 Oscar Shorts – 106 Sundance Shorts – 107 European Film Awards – 108 European Audience Awards – 109

Late Night What did I just watch? – 110 Horror Shorts – 111 A DJ Saved My Life – 112 All You Need is (Queer) Love – 113

On Topic Comedy Shorts – 114 Dutch Animation Classics – 115 Yes We Dance! – 116 Go Shorty for Grown-Ups – 117 Story Slam and Talk Short – 118 Supporting Film Festival Kick-Off – 119

Talent

Go Ahead – 128 Homegrown – 129 Gelderland Film Pitch Premiere – 130 New Arrivals: Go Short Campus – 131 Extra – 132

Industry

Industry Day – 134 Network Events – 137 Dutch Short Film Preview – 138 Film Index by Title – 148 Film Index by Country – 150 Colophon – 152

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We Are Still Not a Single Story We said it before and we’re saying it again: we are not a single story. Short film, and therefore Go Short, presents an abundance of stories, many challenging perspectives and a parade of extraordinary people. Experiencing the festival, or even one screening, is about seeing and enjoying a diversity of ideas. Beautiful films, always full of passion and often with a sense of urgency that confronts viewers with unknown realities. This year’s 12th edition of Go Short is again a celebration of short film and all the stories it has to offer.

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By presenting short films and film programs we try to understand and interpret current issues that we face today and tomorrow. With this year’s focus program, We Are Nature, we zoom in on the complicated relationship between humankind and nature. It ranges from the aesthetics of the natural world and our efforts to recreate it, to environmental issues and the incredible force of nature. With Norway as our country in focus, more films surrounding nature seem at hand. However, the Norwegians tend to aim their lenses more at themselves and each other, rather than the great outdoors surrounding them. A look into the identity and

social dynamics of the Norwegians leads to both disturbing and heart-warming films, with a dark humor coating. Special attention goes out this year to the filmmakers couple Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Nikola Ilić. Their short documentaries show great craftsmanship and the skill to create stunning films out of seemingly everyday situations and characters. A second focus is placed upon the female artist collective NEOZOON. They roam the internet for footage to create audio-visual works with a certain lightness, showcasing an observatory way of commenting on society. Reflections on social-political issues and relevant topics are common in short film. Rising protests worldwide, polarisation in the public debate and environmental change are dominating the news. With our new program line Current Issues, we shed a light on various topics of today’s discussions, through short film.

several programs we’ve selected films from praised directors Yorgos Lanthimos, Jonathan Glazer, Peter Strickland and Hu Wei. Once again, we embrace the wonderful and unique creativity of Konstantina Kotzamani, Mahdi Fleifel, Nadja Andrasev and Jan Ijäs. Our education program reflects a lot what we stand for: inspiring audiences with great films, sparking creativity and creating understanding of the world we live in by watching and discussing what we see. This year we are very glad to be able to welcome no less than 3000 school children to Go Short, an absolute record number! We would like to extend our special thanks to our funders, collaborators and sponsors. They recognise the need for Go Short to be the Netherlands’ premier international short film festival and a unique event for the city of Nijmegen and the region. Your support is vital. Above all, we thank the staff and the volunteers for their endless energy.

We are proud to announce some films of well-known directors and the return of a few familiar faces in our programming. Spread over 5


Acknowledgements – We Are Grateful

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Big shout-out to our main distribution partners that put shorts on their screens on a regular basis: Concordia Enschede, Filmschuur Haarlem, Filmhuis Den Haag, ECI Cultuurfabriek Roermond, Filmhuis Emmen, Louis Hartlooper Complex Utrecht, Chassé Cinema Breda, Focus Filmtheater Arnhem, Filmhuis Lumen Delft.

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Go Short is grateful to be a member of several (inter)national networks: Short Film Conference, European Short Film Network, Euro Connection, NISI MASA European network of Young Cinema, Netwerk Filmeducatie and Cultuur Netwerk Nijmegen and local partners InScience and DZIGA.

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Thanks to the people of Nijmegen who welcome our guests in their homes, to our partner hotels Hotel Credible, Amrâth Hotel Belvoir, Hotel De Prince, and to our partner restaurants 't Zotte Lemke, Ivory and Arsenaal 1824. Thanks also to all the embassies and institutes that make it possible for filmmakers to visit Go Short.

Above all, we thank all the directors, producers, distributors and film institutes who sent us their films, all our volunteers, our befriended festivals in the Netherlands and abroad and our short-loving audience. Without you there would be no Go Short.

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Thanks to our selection team and main programming partners: Margje de Koning (Movies that Matter), Aleksandra Ławska, Emilia Mazik (Short Waves Festival), Sandra Leege (European Film Academy), Mathieu Janssen (Deep End Film), Manouk van Miltenburg, Laurens van de Linde (De Nieuwe Oost | Wintertuin), Klaas Arie Westland, Lian van Doorn (Gelders DOEK), Dave Willems (Radboud Reflects), Marjolein Hordijk (Bibliotheek Gelderland Zuid), Pierre van Megen (48 Hour Film Project), Lieke Wouters (Oddstream), Fenne Saedt (RUIS),

Harm Baaijens (Kunstbende), Janneke van Lier, Ngugi Kihoro (New Rootz), Katía Truien (Het Nieuwe Instituut), Emma van den Hoogen (De Bastei), Sterre de Jong, Merel Booleman (VERS), Mette Peters (Kaboom Animation Festival), Feministisk Filmklubb and Brussels Short Film Festival.

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Thanks to the Go Short festival team, the board and our advisory board. Thanks to our partners, sponsors and suppliers. Thank you Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Nikola Ilić, NEOZOON and our jury members. Thank you Noël Vergunst, Betty Bergman, Natalie van den Dobbelsteen, Els van Koolwijk, Susan Maas, Liesbet Hoek, Doreen Boonekamp, Bero Beyer, Gitta Kruisbrink, Lonneke Regter, Joke Ballintijn, Sylvia Brandsteder, Hans Bosscher, Jan Vos, Linda Janssen-Becker, Romy Jochems, Adrian Ophus, Bart Schomaker, Polona Kuzman, Joop van Langen, Martine Eelman and all the people at LUX.

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Humans Of Norway

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EU.5 It's All Coming Back

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Welcome Home p. 65

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Industry Drinks Norway p. 137

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Go Short X Escalator De Plak

Comedy Shorts p. 114

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Eye Tunes: Music Videos p. 66

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Corina and Nikola's Shorts + Interview

Late Night: A DJ Saved My Life

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NL.1 The Wind Will Carry You p. 55

NL.3 Choose Your Perspective p. 57

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Nijmegen Guided Tour p. 137

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Club Short Merleyn

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Saturday 4 April EU.8 The End Of The World (As We Know It) p. 37

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Sundance Shorts Tour p. 107

Mi casa es mi casa p. 102

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Yes We Dance!

Late Night: All You Need Is (Queer) Love

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Delegate information

Industry events

Accreditation

Industry & Press Desk

Video Library 

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Saturday 4/4 

Film professionals, film students and press are able to request an accreditation that identifies you as a professional visitor. These are strictly personal. There are two types of accreditation: a Professionals Badge and a Press Badge. These badges provide free access to the entire festival program*/**, the Industry Day and the Video Library including the Dutch Platform.    All registered professionals will be included in the Delegates List and will receive this festival catalogue and a tote bag.  

The Go Short Industry Desk is located at the box office of LUX. Our staff will be there to welcome you and provide you with all the information you need regarding your attendance at the festival. Please feel free to stop by if you have any questions.    Opening Hours Industry Desk  Wed 1/4 > 14:00 – 22:00  Thu 2/4 > 10:00 – 20:00  Fri 3/4 > 09:00 – 20:00  Sat 4/4 > 10:00 – 20:00  Sun 5/4 > 10:00 – 19:00    Industry Desk Contact Details Esther Widjaja, Hedwig Sinnema, Laura Schenkels industry@goshort.nl  +31 (0)6 23986595    Industry & Hospitality Coordinator  Lisanne Heiligers  +31 (0)6 12423588    Press Coordinator  Ariëla van de Linde  +31 (0)6 46833426

The Video Library is located at Bibliotheek De Mariënburg (Mariënburg 29) and is open to everyone with a Professionals or Press Badge. The Library holds all films in this year’s festival program, including all competition and out-of-competition titles.    Dutch Platform  Besides the complete Go Short selection, our Video Library includes the Dutch Platform, which holds an extensive collection of recent Dutch shorts from different Dutch academies, institutes, distributors and production companies. For more information see page 138.    Opening Hours Video Library  Thu 2/4 > 10:00 – 17:30 Fri 3/4 > 10:00 – 16:30 Sat 4/4 > 10:00 – 16:30 Sun 5/4 > 13:30 – 16:30

20:00  Campus Welcome Drinks – Studio LUX   

11:00 13:00 14:30 17:00  19:15 20:00  21:00  23:00  

* Except for 48 Hour Film Project and Radboud Reflects: De Wilde Mens.

** Please note that you will need to reserve your ticket for each screening / event 1 day in advance at the Industry Desk or pick it up at the box office from 30 minutes up until the start of the screening. Tickets for VR Screenings are only available at the box office from 30 minutes up until the start of the screening. 

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Wednesday 1/4  Opening Night (invitation only):  18:30  Welcome Drinks – Festivalhuis  19:30  Opening film program – LUX  21:00  Opening Drinks – Pavilion  

Thursday 2/4  17:45  Industry Drinks: Norway – Pavilion 23:00 Go Short X Escalator – Café de Plak  

Friday 3/4  10:30  10:30  16:30  17:30  18:45 20:30  23:00  

Nijmegen Guided Tour – Start at Industry Desk  Industry Day (registration required) – See page 134 Industry Drinks – Pavilion (hosted by EUNIC - European Union National Institutes for Culture)  Industry Dinner (ticket required) Corina and Nikola’s Choice – LUX Corina and Nikola's Shorts + Interview – LUX   Club Short – Merleyn  

Dutch Short Film Preview (invitation only)  Meet the Industry Lunch (invitation only)  Tour at nature museum De Bastei (English Soken) - sign up at Industry Desk, max. 15 people Industry Drinks – Pavilion  The Online Fascinations of NEOZOON – LUX Go Short Awards (invitation only)  Industry Drinks: Awards – Pavilion  Go Short X Superstijl – LUX café 

Sunday 5/4  11:00 13:00 16:30 17:15

Farewell Brunch (invitation only)  Audience Awards + Screening Winners – LUX  Premiere Gelderland Film Pitch Drinks – Pavilion Premiere Gelderland Film Pitch – LUX

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European Competition Jury

Liz Harkman (UK)

Erik Glijnis (NL)

Diana Cam Van Nguyen (CZ)

Philbert Aimé Mbabazi (RW)

Delphine Jeanneret (FR)

Liz Harkman is an experienced festival Director and Programmer, currently programming short films for the Pardi di Domani section at Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland and contributes to the International Selection for Flickerfest Short Film Festival, Australia. She was previously the Managing Director of Encounters Film Festival, Bristol and has worked in various roles for Flickerfest, Edinburgh Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival and London Film Festival. She is also a freelance consultant and evaluator and manages a network of cultural festivals and live events in Bristol where she lives.

Erik Glijnis is a producer at Lemming Film (NL) which focuses on feature films. Erik graduated as bachelor of economics in Haarlem before studying for producer at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam. Erik loves to work on projects that are unique in storytelling and cinematography; films he produced so far have been classified as experimental and groundbreaking but also reached a wide audience. Since 2016 he’s working as producer at the renowned production company Lemming Film. Titles finished include ‘Stranger In Paradise’ (Guido Hendrikx, 2016), ‘My Giraffe’ (Barbara Bredero, 2017) and ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ (Burhan Qurbani, 2018). Currently Erik is in post-production for several feature films.

Diana Cam Van Nguyen is a CzechVietnamese director based in Prague. Her short films ‘Malá / The Little One’ (2017) and ‘Spolu sami / Apart’ (2018) were screened at numerous festivals and have won several awards. ‘Apart’ premiered in IFF Rotterdam, competed at Annecy, BFI London Film Festival and it was nominated for BAFTA Student Award 2019. She studies a master program on animation at FAMU in Prague, currently developing her graduation film. In her works she focuses on personal topics through the means of animated documentary.

Mbabazi Sharangabo Philbert Aimé graduated at Haute École d’Art et de Design in Geneva in cinema department in 2017. His school short films ‘The Liberators’ (2016) and ‘Versus’ (2016) screened in festivals such as Vision du Réel, Winterthur, Uppsala, Tampere and Oberhausen. His recent short film ‘I Got My Things And Left’ (2018) won the Grand Prize of the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival in 2019, and screened in more than 25 film festivals including IFFR, Go Short, Winterthur and ISFF Hamburg to name a few. He is currently writing his first feature film ‘Spectrum’, set in Geneva, which has been selected as part of the Torino Script Lab 2020.

Delphine Jeanneret is a film curator at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and deputy dean of the cinema department at Geneva School of Art and Design, HEAD – Genève, where she teaches festival politics and film curating. She has curated various film programs in several film festivals and exhibition spaces. She is also part of Open Doors selection committee for South East Asian film projects at Locarno Film Festival and of the reading committee of LIM – Less Is More, European program for limited budget feature films. She launched the Festival Cinéma Jeune Public in Lausanne, curating independent and experimental films for young audiences. She is a member of the Swiss Film Academy and holds an MA in History of art and English & American literature, as well as a DAS in cultural management.

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Dutch + Student Competition Jury

Émilie Poirier (CA)

Johan Rijpma (NL)

Lucille Bourliaud (FR)

Sophie Koko Gate (UK)

Aleksandra Ławska (PO)

Émilie Poirier’s current practice revolves around art history/cultural studies, film festival curating and how the two intersect and interact. She is a curator of the short film programming at the Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) for the national competition and manager of La Forge, sponsored by Netflix, a talent lab offered by Quebec Cinema Foundation. She is also writing her master thesis in Art History at Université de Montréal, where her academic research examines collaborations between pop culture, contemporary art and the blurred boundaries between different types of cultural production.

Johan Rijpma (1984) is a visual artist based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In his work he forms creative collaborations with often simple subjects from his daily surroundings in an experimental and playful way. Within his systematic and analytic procedures, he reflects on the relationship between his own presumed control and the unpredictability of everyday life. Video, animation and photography are the primary means by which he captures unusual, seemingly simple but often meticulous processes. Johan studied Image and Media Technology at the Utrecht School of Arts, his work has received multiple awards and is internationally screened and exhibited.

Lucile works for the Flatpack Festival, that takes over the city every May with an eclectic program of screenings, performances, parties and surprises. Before coordinating the Flatpack short film competition, she has programmed for festivals in France and Quebec, including Lille international short film festival and Regard Festival. She likes expanding her horizons, and has just joined the international programming team at Nordisk Panorama. During her free time, she organises screenings in the bars of Tours, her French hometown.

Sophie Koko Gate studied animation at the Royal College of Art in London, where she graduated with her film ‘Half Wet.’ (2014). ‘Half Wet’ screened in festivals worldwide including Sundance, SXSW, BFI, AFI and the Tate Modern. She has made short films for Adult Swim, MTV, Harvard University and most recently the BBC and BFI with her new award-winning film ‘Slug Life’. Having won the FX Elevation Award in 2019 she is currently creating a short film for FX to be released in 2020. Sophie also directs and produces commercial animations from her studio in London and is represented as a Director by Blink Ink in the UK and Roof Studio in the US.

Aleksandra Ławska studied Danish Philology and Cultural Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Since 2018 she is strongly engaged in working on projects at Ad Arte Foundation of Cultural Education in Poznan, Poland. She has worked on multiple interdisciplinary projects including educational activities such as workshops with students, film programming and short film distribution. She has been working in the program department of Short Waves Festival for several years, becoming the head of programming last year.

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Go Short Youth Jury

Index Youth Jury

Five youngsters from the region Nijmegen are selected for the Go Short Youth Jury 2020. They are brought together to watch films, partake in events and take a sneak peek behind the scene. The Go Short Youth Jury report their findings about the festival, the film programs and choose one film that will receive the Go Short Youth Award. Through their voice the festival becomes even more suitable for youngster.

All Movements Should Kill The Wind / Wang Yuyan / Documentary / France / 12’ All The Fires the Fire / Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis / Fiction / Greece / 25’ An Invisible Singer / Hannah van Tassel / Documentary / The Netherlands / 27’ Autumn Waltz / Ognjen Petković / Fiction / Serbia / 18’ Beautiful Alexander / Marc Wagenaar / Fiction / The Netherlands / 13’ Betty / Will Anderson / Animation / United Kingdom / 14’ Cloud Forest / Eliane Esther Bots / Documentary / The Netherlands / 18’ Doma Kak Doma / Eefje Suijkerbuijk / Documentary / Ukraine, The Netherlands / 15’ Dummy / Laurynas Bareisa / Fiction / Lithuania / 13’ Flow / Adriaan Lokman / Animation / The Netherlands, France / 13’ If Then Else / Carla Simón / Fiction / Spain / 25’ Jaizkibel / Justine Fabre / Fiction / Spain, France, Switzerland / 23’ Mars, Oman / Vanessa del Campo / Documentary / Belgium / 20’ No Ill Will / Andrias Høgenni / Fiction / Denmark / 21’

We are very happy with New Rootz as the partner for the Go Short Youth Jury. New Rootz is a social enterprise that trains young refugees in special talent programmes. Today, their community consists of more than 100 teenagers and four youth coaches, 20 creative teachers and many volunteers from all over the world. With this collaboration we aim to contribute to a society that is growing in diversity, forming a jury with members from different backgrounds and with different perspectives and a load of experience.

Maryam Aden (19, Oss) Favorite film quote: “You said you would always be there for me.” (The Lion King, 1994) Instagram: @Maruam_aden_

Simon Tesfahuney (18, Millingen a/d Rijn) Favorite film quote: “If you’re good at something never do it for free.” (The Dark Knight, 2008) Instagram: @simon.j313

Inge de Vries (22, Nijmegen) Favorite film quote: “When you’re observing me, who do you think I’m observing?” (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 2019)

Instagram: @ingedevries

Jolien Siebum (21, Deventer) Favorite film quote: “Look at all that wasted space”(Negative Space, 2017) Instagram: @jolientralala 20

Somuadina Ikeotuonye (19, Nijmegen) Favorite film quote: “A wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.” (Rush, 2013) Instagram: @somuadina.ike

Perpetual Night / Pedro Peralta / Fiction / Portugal, France / 17’ Still working / Julietta Korbel / Fiction / Switzerland / 17’ Sun Dog / Dorian Jespers / Fiction / Belgium, Russia / 19’ Symbiosis / Nadja Andrasev / Animation / France, Hungary / 12’ This Means More / Nicolas Gourault / Documentary / France / 21’ Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves / Chintis Lundgren / Animation / Estonia, Croatia, France / 18’ Vacancy / Agata Trzebuchowska / Fiction / Poland / 29’ Woman Without a Child / Eva Saiz / Fiction / Spain / 15’ Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother / Stephen Irwin / Animation / United Kingdom / 9’

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The Go Short Awards European Competition

Student Competition

Go Short Youth Award

A total of 45 international films, in the category's fiction, documentary, animation and art. The films presented in these four categories compete for their respective rewards. These awards are jury prizes and carry a cash prize granted by Go Short and one free DCP mastering service, courtesy of our partner Green DCP. Best International Short Fiction Film € 1.500,- cash + DCP mastering, qualifies for the Academy Awards®. Best International Short Documentary € 1.500,- cash + DCP mastering, qualifies for the Academy Awards®. Best International Short Animation € 1.500,- cash + DCP mastering, qualifies for the Academy Awards®.

Go Short Encouragement Award The award is a jury prize and carries a cash prize of € 1.500,- + DCP Mastering. Go Short is recognized as Qualifying Festival by the Student Academy Awards® (SAA). All films selected for the Student Competition are eligible for the SAA if they have also been selected for competition in at least two other SAA-recognized festivals.

The award is a jury prize determined by the Go Short Youth Jury and carries € 500,-.

Dutch Competition VEVAM / Go Short Award The award is a jury prize and carries € 5.000,in cash, courtesy of VEVAM. VEVAM is the Dutch directors rights organization. The winner also qualifies for the Academy Awards®. Qualification European Short Film Awards® Out of the European, Student and Dutch competitions the juries will nominate one film that qualifies for the longlist of the European Film Awards. The winner of the European Film Award for Best Short Film 2020 will be announced in Reykjavik on December 12th.

Go Short Audience Award The most popular film out of the European, Dutch and Student Competition as voted by the Go Short audience. The award carries a cash prize of € 500,-.

Qualification European Audience Award The highest scoring Dutch short film eligible for the Go Short Audience Award automatically qualifies for the European Audience Award.

Go Short Extended Cinema The awards for the Music Video competition and the VR competition.

Best Music Video Award The award is a jury prize and carries € 500,-.

Best VR Film Award The award is an audience prize and carries € 500,-.

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European Competition Every year we see some recurring themes within the submitted films. The short format obviously makes it easier to quickly reflect on current social issues, so in the course of years we had many films on some of the major issues of our times, like the refugee crisis and rising borders between humans all around the world, gender inequality, re-evaluating colonialism and other crimes of the past and of course the climate. In this year’s European Competition we will also see many of these issues represented. We are looking at borders for example, in the darkest possible way in three very dark but poignant films: ‘To The Living’ (Pauline Fonsny), ‘At The Entrance of the Night’ (Anton Bialas) and ‘3 Logical Exits’ (Mahdi Fleifel). An important issue that deserves a broad display. But there’s always this voice like the autotune song in ‘A Film’ (Mårten Nilsson) telling us: “It was beautiful, but it didn’t help”. Well some things do help, and that’s why we are happy to see some acti-

vism in our competitions as well. ‘To The Living’ was made in the context of an action group putting pressure on the abuse in border prisons, and ‘How To Disappear’ (Klengel, Müllner and Stumpf) came about from a group of game activists, questioning the political narratives in video games. In ‘Apiyemiyekî?’ we see the director Ana Vas in the most delicate and respectful way asking attention for a long-withheld genocide of indigenous inhabitants in Brazil; also showing us how very important scientific research actually helped building a case to address this mass murder in court. Something did help a bit there. The selection committee - consisting of four people - had to choose 45 films out of approximately 1500 submissions. Obviously, some hard choices had to be made; and one of the factors we kept in mind is the balance in atmosphere. That's why we were very pleased to see amongst all the urgent matters that are being addressed, a sheer optimistic

note in this year’s submissions as well. We were very charmed by the way ‘Akaboum’ pictured a young generation with different backgrounds. Although their living situation might not be the best, we see a group of young people that is very intelligent, funny and full of good energy. Also other groups that usually suffer from prejudice are given a fresh perspective with a positive point of view; like the overweight woman in ‘Woman Without a Child’ (Eva Saiz), a disabled woman, unable to use arms and legs, producing beautiful art in ‘I Need The Handshakes’ (Andrei Kutsila), or ‘Hydebank’ (Ross McClean) showing us a delinquent re-finding himself in prison by taking care of the sheep. This combination of the darkness of seemingly unsolvable issues, the endless energy of activism, and the hopeful and positive view on people - sometimes combined within one film, or even one character - made us choose to once again go by the theme We Are Not A Single Story. 23


index European Competition EU.1 I’m Watching From A Distance EU.3 A Dream Of Water

EU.5 It’s All Coming Back

EU.7 Out Of Place, Out Of Time

EU.9 What I Can’t Put Into Words

Vacancy / Agata Trzebuchowska / Fiction / Poland / 2019 / 29’ Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves / Chintis Lundgren / Animation / Estonia, Croatia, France / 2019 / 18’ Dummy / Laurynas Bareisa / Fiction / Lithuania / 2020 / 12’ Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother / Stephen Irwin / Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 9’

Prince Jordan / Adrien Selbert / Fiction / France / 2019 / 29’ Sheep, Wolf and a Cup of Tea... / Marion Lacourt / Animation / France / 2019 / 12’ Ore / Claudia Larcher / Documentary, Art film / Austria / 2018 / 6’ That Which is to Come is Just a Promise / Flatform / Documentary, Art film / Italy, New Zealand, The Netherlands, France / 2019 / 22’

If Then Else / Carla Simón / Fiction / Spain / 2019 / 25’ Betty / Will Anderson / Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 14’ Cloud Forest / Eliane Esther Bots / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 18’ Autumn Waltz / Ognjen Petković / Fiction / Serbia / 2019 / 18’

Akaboum / Manon Vila / Fiction / France / 2019 / 30’ Genius Loci / Adrien Merigeau / Animation / France / 2019 / 16’ At the Entrance of the Night / Anton Bialas / Fiction, Art film / France / 2019 / 19' 3 Logical Exits / Mahdi Fleifel / Documentary / Denmark, United Kingdom, Lebanon / 2020 / 14’

Apiyemiyekî? / Ana Vaz / Documentary, Art film / France, The Netherlands / 2019 / 27’ Purpleboy / Alexandre Siqueira / Animation / Portugal, France, Belgium / 2019 / 13’ Don't Know What / Thomas Renoldner / Animation, Art film / Austria / 2019 / 8’ I Need The Handshakes / Andrei Kutsila / Documentary / Poland / 2020 / 18’ A Film / Mårten Nilsson / Animation, Art film / Sweden / 2019 / 4’

EU.2 It’s Better To Accept

EU.4 We All Got Stuck Somehow The Birthmark / Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen, Bernhard Hetzenauer / Documentary / Austria, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Norway / 2019 / 11’ The Animal / Amiran Dolidze / Fiction / Georgia / 2019 / 29’ Salsa / Igor Dimitri / Fiction / Portugal, Argentina / 2020 / 13’ Black Sun / Maureen Fazendeiro / Documentary, Art film / Portugal, France / 2019 / 7’ Eyes on the Road / Stefanie Kolk / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 16’

EU.8 The End Of The World (As We Know It)

EU.10 Imitation Of Life

Perpetual Night / Pedro Peralta / Fiction / Portugal, France / 2020 / 17’ All the Fires the Fire / Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis / Fiction / Greece / 2019 / 25’ Symbiosis / Nadja Andrasev / Animation / Hungary, France / 2019 / 12’ Woman Without a Child / Eva Saiz / Fiction / Spain / 2019 / 15’

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EU.6 Isolated Incidents Waste no.4 New York, New York / Jan Ijäs / Documentary / Finland / 2020 / 20’ Drive / Pedro Casavecchia / Animation / France, Argentina / 2019 / 6’ Villa Empain / Katharina Kastner / Documentary / Belgium, Germany, France, Austria / 2019 / 24’ Winter in the Rainforest / Anu-Laura Tuttelberg / Animation / Estonia, Lithuania, Mexico / 2019 / 8’ Hydebank / Ross McClean / Documentary / Ireland, United Kingdom / 2019 / 16’

Why Slugs Have No Legs / Aline Höchli / Animation / Switzerland / 2019 / 10 The Bite / Pedro Neves Marques / Fiction / Portugal / 2019 / 26’ Deep Love / Mykyta Lyskov / Documentary, Animation / Ukraine / 2019 / 13’ Surge / Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovacic / Animation, Art film / Austria / 2019 / 5’ How to Disappear / Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf / Documentary / Austria / 2020 / 21’

Shānzhài Screens / Paul Heintz / Documentary / France / 2020 / 23’ The Philosophy of Horror - Part. I. / Etymology / Péter Lichter, Bori Máté / Animation, Art film / Hungary / 2019 / 7’ Slug Life / Sophie Koko Gate / Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 6’ Imbued Life / Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson / Animation / Croatia / 2019 / 12’ To the Living / Pauline Fonsny / Documentary / Belgium / 2019 / 28’

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EU.1 I’m Watching From A Distance This festival’s winning short films may qualify for consideration for the

THU 2 – 14:00 – LUX 1

VACANCY PUSTOSTAN Director: Agata Trzebuchowska Fiction / Poland / 2019 / 29’ / International premiere Anna enters a desolate house situated in front of her own and starts observing her family. Production: Michał Hudzikowski / Production company: Akson Studio, Coloroffon, Dreamsound, Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Association, Tvn / Screenplay: Agata Trzebuchowska / Cinematography: Zuzanna Kernbach / Editing: Agnieszka Glińska / Sound: Michał Robaczewski / Music: Wojciech Urbański / Cast: Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Hanna Maciąg, Julia Ostaniewicz, Katarzyna Herman, Szymon Czacki, Weronika Wachowska Filmography: Vacancy (2019), Heat (2017) Contact: Krakow Film Foundation, Marta Świątek, marta.swiatek@kff.com.pl

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Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves Toomas teispool metsikute huntide orgu Director: Chintis Lundgren Animation / Estonia, Croatia, France / 2019 / 18’ After losing a well paid engineering job, Toomas, a young hot wolf, gets cornered into working as a gigolo to support his family. Production: Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio, Adriatic Animation & Miyu Productions / Screenplay: Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić, / Animation: Chintis Lundgren, Darko Vidackovic, Draško Ivezić / Editing: Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić / Sound: Pierre Yves Drapeau / Music: Terence Dunn / Cast: Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić, Dražen Šivak, Lee Delong, Leon Lučev

Dummy Atkurimas Director: Laurynas Bareisa Fiction / Lithuania / 2020 / 12’ / Dutch premiere Using a faceless doll a criminal reenacts his brutal crime. Suprisingly he is not the one being judged. Production: Klementina Remeikaite / Screenplay: Laurynas Bareisa / Cinematography: Laurynas Bareisa / Editing: Laurynas Bareisa / Sound: Julius Grigelionis Filmography: Dummy (2020), Caucasus (2018), By the Pool (2017), The Camel (2016) Contact: Varicoloured, Enrico Vannucci, ev@varicoloured.eu

Filmography: Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves (2019), Manivald (2017), Life with Herman (2015), Kingfisher (2014), Mysterious Swamp (2013), Montego (2011), About the Hard Life of the Barn Swallow (2011), Volli Pall (2010), The Great Grey Shrike (2009) Contact: Miyu Distribution, Luce Grosjean, festival@miyu.fr

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EU.1 I’m Watching From A Distance

EU.2 It’s Better To Accept

EU.3 A Dream Of Water

THU 2 – 16:00 – LUX 1

THU 2 – 20:00 – LUX 1

Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother

Perpetual Night

Director: Stephen Irwin Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 9’

Director: Pedro Peralta Fiction / Portugal, France / 2020 / 17’ / Dutch premiere

Deep in the forest, a hunter encounters a strange creature he cannot kill. Production company: Small Time Inc / Screenplay: Stephen Irwin / Animation: Stephen Irwin / Editing: Stephen Irwin / Sound: Keith Duncan / Music: Jose Pablo Moncayo Filmography: Wood Child & Hidden Forest Mother (2020), The Obvious Child (2014), Hidden Place - Random Acts (2012), Moxie (2011), The Black Dog’s Progress (2008),Bows and Arrows (2006), Dialog (2005) Contact: Stephen Irwin, stephen@smalltimeinc.com

Symbiosis Director: Nadja Andrasev Animation / France, Hungary / 2019 / 12’ / Dutch premiere

Castuera, Spain, April 1939. During the night two Falangist Guards appear at the door of the house where Paz is taking refuge with her family. They request her presence at the police station. Paz immediately understands the fatality of this visit. Without chances to escape, she asks to breastfeed her newborn daughter one last time.

It’s the hunting season. Men set birds free on the mountains. Two grieving, estranged brothers try their marksmanship together with their sons. Can a bird’s heart stop in the sky with no bullets coming through its body?

A betrayed wife starts to investigate her husband’s mistresses. Her jealousy is gradually replaced by curiosity.

Production: João Matos - Terratreme Filmes, Janja Kralj Kinoelektron / Screenplay: Pedro Peralta / Cinematography: João Ribeiro / Editing: Francisco Moreira, Hugo Leitão / Sound: Hugo Leitão, Ricardo Leal

Production: Michalis Alexakis, Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis / Screenplay: Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis, Elizampetta Ilia Georgiadou / Cinematography: Christos Voudouris / Editing: Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis, Lambis Charalambidis / Sound: Leandros Ntounis / Cast: Dimitris Xanthopoulos, Nikos Georgakis, Thanasis Bratos, Vaggelis Tsimpogiannis

Filmography: Perpetual Night(2020), Ascensão (2016), Mupepy Munatim (2012)

Woman without a child

Prince Jordan

Mujer Sin Hijo Director: Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis Fiction / Greece / 2019 / 25’ / Dutch premiere

Contact: Salette Ramalho, Agência – Portuguese Short Film Agency, agencia@curtas.pt

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All the Fires the Fire

Noite Perpétua

Filmography: All the Fires the Fire (2019), Astrometal (2017), Unbuilt Light (2017), Odette (2015), II (2014)

Production: Miyu Productions & SALTO Films / Screenplay: Nadja Andrasev, Rita Domonyi / Animation: Borbála Zétényi, Eliott Moreau, Flóra Anna Buda, Ildikó Táborita, Josselin Facon, Luca Tóth, Sylvie Leonard, Tibor Huszák, Zoltán Koska, Zsuzsanna Kreif / Editing: Judit Czakó / Sound: Péter Benjámin Lukács / Music: Mads Vadsholt Filmography: Symbiosis (2019), The Noise of Licking (2016) Contact: Miyu Distribution, Luce Grosjean, festival@miyu.fr

Director: Eva Saiz Fiction / Spain / 2019 / 15’ / Dutch premiere Tere welcomes a young boy in his house looking for a room to rent. Among them, an affinity will be created that little by little will come to resemble the one that any mother has with her son, if it were not because Tere sees him in another way. Production: Diego Saniz,Manuel Martínez Manrique / Cinematography: Jorge Sirvent Càmara / Editing: Pablo Barce / Sound: Anqi He, Daniel Rincón García, Martín Jiménez / Music: Pimp Flaco / Cast: Marcelo Carvajal, Susana Alcántara

Director: Adrien Selbert Fiction / France / 2019 / 29’ / Dutch premiere This winter, Prince Jordan died, storm Liliane swept him away. He was Linda’s love. He was the leader of the gang. Linda has been sent to boarding school, away from the boys, away from the little ones. This summer, she returns but the gang no longer has a leader and everything is falling apart.

Filmography: MUJER SIN HIJO (2019)

Production: Haïku films / Screenplay: Adrien Selbert / Cinematography: Raphaël Vandenbussche / Editing: Vincent Tricon / Sound: Jean-Barthélémy Velay / Music: Jean-Baptiste Cognet / Cast: Gabriel Lebret, Léonie Souchaud, Tobias Nuytten-Vialle

Contact: Ismael Martín, mail@ismaelmartin.com

Contact: Thomas Jaeger, festival@haikufilms.fr

Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

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EU.4 We All Got Stuck

EU.3 A Dream Of Water

THU 2 – 22:00 – LUX 1

Sheep, Wolf and a Cup of Tea...

Ore

Moutons, Loup et Tasse de Thé... Director: Marion Lacourt Animation / France / 2019 / 12’ / Dutch premiere At night, while family members indulge in curious rituals before sleeping, a child invokes a wolf from the bottom of a box hidden under his bed. Disturbing sheep then besiege the door of his bedroom… Animation: Camille Authouar, Hugo Bravo, Lila Peusce, Marine Blin, Marion Lacourt / Editing: Catherine Aladenise, Marion Lacourt / Sound: Mathieu Z’Graggen, Romain Anklewicz / Music: Nathan Blais Filmography: Sheep, Wolf and a Cup of Tea (2019), Gnose (2011) Contact: Varicoloured, Enrico Vannucci, ev@varicoloured.eu

Director: Claudia Larcher Art film / Austria / 2018 / 6’ / Dutch premiere In a sophisticated collage technique, the artist composes a huge, coherent tableaux from photos and video recordings of different mines. With her artistic vocabulary, she impressively documents how greatly humans have intervened in the Alpine landscape. In this sense, Larcher’s work is documentary while at the same time, highly aesthetic and artificial. Production: Gerald Weber / Production company: Sixpack Film Filmography: Points Lines Planes (2018), SELF (2015), In between the ocean (2014), Inter (2014), Baumeister (2012), Empty Rooms (2011) Contact: Sixpack, Gerald Weber, office@sixpackfilm.com

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That which is to come is just a promise Quello che verra’ e’ solo una promessa Director: Flatform Documentary, Art film / Italy, New Zealand, The Netherlands, France / 2019 / 22’ / Dutch premiere In a long sequence through Funafuti island, the state of drought and flooding alternate fluidly, and without interruption. The places and the actions of their inhabitants, in the constant and smooth movement from one state to another, set-aside the two recurring situations of the island: the waiting and the suspension.

The Birthmark

The Animal

El lunar en su espalda

Tskhoveli

Director: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen, Bernhard Hetzenauer Documentary / Austria, Mexico, Denmark, Sweden / 2019 / 11’ / International premiere

Director: Amiran Dolidze Fiction / Georgia / 2019 / 29’ / Dutch premiere

Mexico City. August 31st was Victoria Sala’s birthday. Her mother Consuelo was waiting for her daughter to return home to celebrate. At that time she could not imagine how that very day would change her life forever.

On the street of a bleak suburb four deadbeats hang out and do nothing, but one of them doesn’t look like the others. He is the one who finds out that the world is a struggle for survival, where boundaries between humans and animals are dreadly blurred.

Production: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen, Bernhard Hetzenauer / Screenplay: Bernhard Hetzenauer, Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen / Cinematography: Bernhard Hetzenauer, Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen / Editing: Bernhard Hetzenauer, Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen / Sound: Daniela López Guerrero, Francisco Hernández, Iván Ramos / Music: Marco Antonio Luján

Production company: Millimeter Film / Screenplay: Amiran Dolidze / Cinematography: Shalva Sokurashvili / Editing: Amiran Dolidze / Sound: Nika Paniashvili / Music: Davit Ajaradze, Davit Tsamalashvili / Cast: Davit Pirtskhalava, Gia Javrishvili, Giorgi Merabishvili, Goga Qobalia, Nino Kerkadze, Sandro Kalandadze, Teona Qvartskhava

Filmography: 11 trails (2018), Quantum (2015), Trento Symphonia (2014), Movements of an impossible time (2011), Cannot be anything against the wind (2010), 57.600 seconds of invisible night and light (2009)

Filmography: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen: The Birthmark (2019), Hungarian Lullaby (2017) Regina (2015), Little Short Film (2014).Bernhard Hetzenauer: The Birthmark (2019), OTHER SIDE OF LOVE (2018), LA SOMBRA DE UN DIOS (2017), FACES OF ATHENS (2017)

Filmography: Tskhoveli (2018), Chupri (2014), Travma (2014), Me, sampekha da zurab rtveliashvili (2014), Gandzi (2014) / Mere itkvian: khom geubnebodit, gizhiao (2013), Tanka (2012), Sangari (2009), Brodvei sakartveloshi (2009), Chemi sopeli (2008)

Contact: Emmanuel Lefrant, emmanuel.lefrant@lightcone.org

Contact: Marija Milovanovic, Lemonade Films, marija@refreshingfilms.com

Contact: Amiran Dolidze, dolidze_amiran@yahoo.com

Production: Giulia Achilli, Marco Alessi, Marc Thelosen, Catherine Fitzgerald / Production company: Blueskin Films, Dugong Films, seriousFilm / Screenplay: Flatform / Cinematography: Simon Baumfield / Editing: Flatform / Sound: Wiebe de Boer

Salsa Director: Igor Dimitri Fiction / Portugal, Argentina / 2020 / 13’ It’s afternoon in Buenos Aires in the Dominican hairdresser saloon, in which characters from different origins reunite around the musical feeling of the place. From dancers to performers and actors, clients and reggaeton singers. Production: Verónica Balduzzi, Joana Peralta, Igor Dimitri / Production company: Cyparis Films, Videolotion / Cinematography: Sofía Covelli / Editing: Andrés Medina / Sound: Gabriel Martinho / Cast: Estarlyn Rafael, Jannik Mioducki, Nehuen Zapata, Macarena Marnotes, Gayl Braddix, Mylardo Chery / Script: Igor Dimitri Contact: Salette Ramalho, Agência – Portuguese Short Film Agency, agencia@curtas.pt

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EU.5 It’s All Coming Back

EU.4 We All Got Stuck

FRI 3 – 14:00 – LUX 3

Black Sun

Eyes on the Road

Sol Negro Director: Maureen Fazendeiro Documentary, Art film / Portugal, France / 2019 / 7’ / Dutch premiere

If Then Else

Betty

Cloud Forest

Después También

Autumn Waltz Jesenji Valcer

Director: Stefanie Kolk Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 16’

Director: Carla Simón Fiction / Spain / 2019 / 25’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Will Anderson Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 14’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Eliane Esther Bots Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 18’

Director: Ognjen Petković Fiction / Serbia / 2019 / 18’ / Dutch premiere

On a drive back home in a dirty car, three young women talk about other people. Their conversation flows naturally and takes them into uncharted territory.

Alex comes to a village bar looking for someone. Edu is dancing like a madman ignoring that someone has come to look for him.

An animator tries to make sense of a failed relationship.

Glimpses of the solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 in Lisbon. A letter from elsewhere recounts life in a distant land.

A couple is trying to reach freedom out of a besieged town. Their way out is barricaded by unfriendly soldiers.

Production: Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar, Valentina Novati / Screenplay: Maureen Fazendeiro, based on a poem by Henri Michaux / Cinematography: Nicolas Rey, Pedro Pinho / Editing: Maureen Fazendeiro, Pedro Filipe Marques / Sound: António Pedro Figueiredo, Miguel Martins / Music: Norberto Lobo / Narration: Delphine Seyrig

Production: Miel van Welzen, Julius Ponten, Sander Verdonk / Production company: New Amsterdam Film Company / Screenplay: Stefanie Kolk / Cinematography: Martijn Melis / Editing: Maarten Ernest / Sound: Jacob Oostra / Music: Arend Bruijn, Hans Nieuwenhuijsen, Jelle Verstraten / Cast: Frieda Barnhard, Olivia Lonsdale, Sinem Kavus

Production: María Zamora / Screenplay: Aina Clotet, Carla Simón, Valentina Viso / Cinematography: Gris Jordana / Editing: Ana Pfaff / Sound: Eva Valiño / Music: Ernest Pipó Canadell, La Casa Azul / Cast: Berner Maynés, Cristina Colom, Enric Auquer, Lluís Marqués, Núria Prims

A fairytale-like film in which five Dutch girls take the viewer on an imaginative journey, through the memories and images of their parents’ experiences during the war in former Yugoslavia. A war that the girls haven’t physically experienced themselves.

Filmography: Black Sun (2020), Motu Maeva (2014)

Filmography: Harbour (2017), Clan (2016)

Contact: Salette Ramalho, Agência – Portuguese Short Film Agency, agencia@curtas.pt

Contact: Anjo Kantelberg, festivals@newams.com

Filmography: Después también (2019), Estiu 1993 (2017), Las pequeñas cosas (2015), Lipstick (2013), Born Postive (2012)

Production: Autoproduction / Screenplay: Will Anderson / Animation: Will Anderson / Sound: Keith Duncan Filmography: A Cat Called Dom (2020), Betty (2019), Have Heart (2017), Monkey Love Experiments (2014), The Making of Longbird (2011) Contact: Miyu Distribution, Luce Grosjean, festival@miyu.fr

Production: Manon Bovenkerk / Cinematography: Daniel Donato / Editing: Eliane Esther Bots / Sound: Sergio Gonzalez Cuervo / Cast: Elma, Amira, Alma, Amela, Matea Filmography: The Brick House (2016), We Can’t Come From Nothing (2014), Conversations (2014), The Keeper (2014), The Visionary (2013)

Production: Michael Vukadinovich / Screenplay: Ognjen Petković / Cinematography: Aleksandar Ramadanović / Editing: Ognjen Petković / Sound: Vladimir Rašković / Cast: Jovo Maksić, Ljuba Milišić, Tanja Pjevac Filmography: Autumn Waltz (2019), Hide and Seek (2018), Entrance of Serbian Army in Novi Sad 1918th (2018), Sounds of Silence (2018), Crocodile (2017), Love (2017), Hands (2016), Qatar (2012), Three Points (2011) Contact: Ognjen Petković, petkovic032@yahoo.com

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Contact: Marvin & Wayne, Josep Prim, josep@marvinwayne.com

Contact: EYE, Edith van der van der Heijde, edithvanderheijde@eyefilm.nl

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EU.6 Isolated Incidents

EU.7

FRI 3 – 16:00 – LUX 1

FRI 3 – 20:00 – LUX 1

Waste no.4 New York, New York

Drive

VILLA EMPAIN

Pulsion Director: Jan Ijäs Documentary / Finland / 2020 / 20’ Fresh Kills in New York is the world’s largest rubbish dump where, among other things, the Twin Towers can be found. This ghostly 16mm footage provides a final portrait of Western civilisation at this ‘archaeological dig’. New York is also surrounded by many ‘potter’s fields’: cemeteries for the poor and the unknown. Production company: YLE, AVEK, Finnish Film Foundation SES / Screenplay: Jan Ijäs / Cinematography: Cristian Manzutto, Jan Ijäs, Ville Piippo / Editing: Jan Ijäs, Okku Nuutilainen / Sound: Svante Colérus / Music: Mari Sainio, Matti Ahopelto / Cast: Rebecca Clamp

Director: Katharina Kastner Documentary / Belgium, Germany, France, Austria / 2019 / 24’

‘Pulsion’ (Drive) is a mysterious piece that explores the twisted story of a kid growing up in a dysfunctional family. This psychological thriller follows the character along a spiraling descent into madness, piecing together the portrait of a killer.

Villa Empain was a passion, a vision, a plan, a home, an artwork. It is a heartfelt dream that was abandoned. Villa Empain, today, looks like it did in the 1930s, but it has turned into another entity held by the same fundament. The film compares the life of Louis Empain and his creation. It bears witness to how a fixed idea, an architect’s dream, disappears in favour of a living architecture. Production: Nicola S. Sangs / Cinematography: Ivo Nelis / Editing: Olivia Degrez / Music: Helene Clerc-Denizot / Cast: Tamar Kasparian

Filmography: Drive (2019) Filmography: Waste No.6 How Great (2020), Waste No. 4 New York, New York (2020), Helsinki Acts (2019), On the Art of the Set Design (2018), Waste no. 5 The Raft of the Medusa (2017)

Hydebank

Akaboum

Director: Anu-Laura Tuttelberg Animation / Estonia, Lithuania, Mexico / 2019 / 8’

Director: Ross McClean Documentary / Ireland, United Kingdom / 2019 / 16’

Director: Manon Vila Fiction / France / 2019 / 30’ / Dutch premiere

Scenes of the dance of life and death in the lush tropical nature as it is lived day by day, year by year, by the magical creatures that inhabit the wilderness of our dreams.

Governing the Northern Irish countryside, Hydebank Wood currently houses 104 young male offenders. Ryan, currently serving a 5 year sentence, has formed an unlikely bond with the prisons flock of sheep. Through their interactions, Ryan attempts to come to terms with the brutal act that led him here.

Kids wander through a post-modern suburb, looking for a party between the concrete towers of a governmental utopia and the thresholds of their imaginary avatars.

Talv vihmametsas

Director: Pedro Casavecchia Animation / Argentina, France / 2019 / 6’ / Dutch premiere

Production: Nicolas Casavecchia, Arnaud Colinart, Corentin Lambot / Screenplay: Pedro Casavecchia / Animation: Pedro Casavecchia / Cinematography: Pedro Casavecchia / Editing: Pedro Casavecchia / Music: Ana Maria Rammou

Winter in the Rainforest

Contact: Katharina Kastner, villaempainfilm@gmail.com

Production Company: Moon Birds Studios OÜ, Nukufilm, Carabás Estudio & Art Shot / Screenplay: Anu-Laura T uttelberg / Animation: Anu-Laura Tuttelberg / Editing: Silvija Vilkaitė / Sound: Olga Bulygo / Music: Maarja Nuut

Production: Chris Kelly / Cinematography: Ross McClean / Editing: Anders S. Jepsen / Sound: Ciaran Devlin-Rushe

Filmography: Winter in the Rainforest (2019), On the Other Side of the Woods (2014)

Filmography: Hydebank (2019), Absent (2017)

Contact: Miyu Distribution, Luce Grosjean, festival@miyu.fr

Contact: Alexandra Ms Colta, alexandra@scottishdocinstitute.com

Production: Nora Rotman / Production company: Les Écuries Productions / Screenplay: Manon Vila / Cinematography: Mathilda Cathelin / Editing: Gabriel Gonzalez / Sound: Guillaume Etchegoyen / Music: Moku John / Cast: Xavier Godard, William Sume, Adam Saïti, Elias Saïti, Youssouf Benhida Contact: Nora Rotman, nora@lesecuriesproductions.com

Contact: Autour de Minuit, Nicolas Schmerkin, festivals@autourdeminuit.com

Contact: Tytti Rantanen, AV-arkki, programme@av-arkki.fi

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EU.7 Out Of Place, Out Of Time

EU.8 The End Of The World (As We Know It)

FRI 3 – 20:00 – LUX 1

SAT 4 – 13:00 – LUX 1

Genius Loci

At the Entrance of the Night

3 Logical Exits

À l’entrée de la nuit Director: Adrien Merigeau Animation / France / 2019 / 16’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Anton Bialas Fiction, Art film / France / 2019 / 19’ / Dutch premiere

One night, Reine, a young loner, sees among the urban chaos a moving oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.

Two men from Senegal walk in a coastal Maroccan forest at night. They seek a ‘passage’ to the north and evoke a strange dream.

Production: Amaury Ovise / Production company: Folimage / Screenplay: Adrien Merigeau / Sound: Laurent Sassi, Julien Rabin, Maxime Roy / Music: Lê Quan Ninh, Théo Mérigeau

Production: Marthe Lamy, Félix de Givry / Screenplay: Anton Bialas, Clément Roussier / Cast: Alioune Fall, Ibrahim Doumbia, Nadia Moussa

Filmography: Genius Loci (2020), Old Fangs (2010)

Filmography: At the Entrance of the Night (2019), Behind our eyes (2018), Aliasare (2017), In his kingdom (2017), Fracture, short fiction (2016)

Contact: Adrien Merigeau, adrien.merigeau@gmail.com Contact: Holy Le Bot, festivals@topshotfilms.fr

Director: Mahdi Fleifel Documentary / Denmark, United Kingdom, Lebanon / 2020 / 14’ A sociological meditation on the different ‘exits’ that young Palestinians choose, in order to cope with life in the refugee camps. Production: Mahdi Fleifel / Cinematography: Mahdi Fleifel, Talal Khoury / Editing: Michael Aaglund / Sound: Dario Swade / Music: Stefan Smith Filmography: 3 logical Exits (2020), I signed the Petition (2018), A Drowning Man (2017), A Man Returned (2016), 20 handshakes for Peace (2015), Xenos (2014), A World Not Ours (2012) Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

Why Slugs Have No Legs

The Bite

Deep Love

Warum Schnecken Keine Beine Haben

A Mordida

Kohannia

Director: Aline Höchli Animation / Switzerland / 2019 / 10’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Pedro Neves Marques Fiction / Portugal / 2019 / 26’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Mykyta Lyskov Documentary Animation / Ukraine / 2019 / 13’ / Dutch premiere

Slugs have a hard time keeping up with the pace of life in the city of insects. When a financial crisis hits, the industrious bees only see one solution…

Between a house in the Atlantic forest and a genetically-modified mosquito factory near São Paulo, a polyamorous, non-binary relationship struggles to survive an epidemic spreading across Brazil. While in the factory millions of mosquitos are born daily inside test tubes, the power dynamics between Helmut, Calixto, and Tao only intensifies.

Production: Michèle Wannaz, Marcel Derek Ramsay / Screenplay: Aline Höchli / Animation: Aline Höchli, Anaïs Voirol, Helen Woolston / Editing: Marcel Derek Ramsay / Sound: Peter Bräker / Music: Samuel Schranz, Thomas Schranz Filmography: Cuckoo (2018), He sö kherö (2016), Bug Cinema (2014) Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

Production: Catarina de Sousa / Screenplay: Pedro Neves Marques / Cinematography: Marta Simões / Editing: Pedro Neves Marques / Sound: Tales Manfrinato / Music: Haut / Cast: Alina Dörzbacher, Ana Flávia Cavalcanti, Kelner Macedo

Deep love has finally happened in Ukraine. Production: Andriy Granica / Screenplay: Mykyta Lyskov / Documentary Animation: Mykyta Lyskov / Editing: Mykyta Lyskov / Sound: Anton Baibakov / Music: Anton Baibakov, Kurs Valyut, Oleksij Dyachkov / Filmography: Deep love (2019), The end (2017), I bought a bike (2016) Contact: Mykyta Lyskov, nikitaliskov@gmail.com

Filmography: Art and Hurt (Toxic image on the Street) (2018), The Bite (2017), Exterminator Seed (2017) Contact: Portugal Film, pf@portugalfilm.org

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EU.8 The End Of The World (As We Know It)

Surge Director: Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovacic Animation, Art film / Austria / 2019 / 5’ / International premiere A green shape hops on a red background mildly offbeat to a waltzing rhythm rendered by the alternating sounds of an increasingly slurred high-key ping and deeply resonant bass tone as the green color gradually turns turquoise and spreads out in space. Something awakes and stretches itself, the gravitational center of the image shifts from horizontal to vertical. Production: Gerald Weber / Production company: Sixpack Film / Music: schtum Contact: Sixpack, Gerald Weber, office@sixpackfilm.com

How to Disappear Director: Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf Documentary / Austria / 2020 / 21’ / Dutch premiere ‘How to Disappear’ is an anti-war movie in the true sense of the word, searching for possibilities for peace in the most unlikely place of a war game. It’s a tribute to disobedience and desertion - in both digital and physical-real warfare. Screenplay: Michael Stumpf, Robin Klengel / Cinematography: Michael Stumpf / Editing: Leonhard Müllner / Sound: Bernhard Zorzi / Music: Adina Camhy Filmography: Robin Klengel: How to Disappear (2020), Operation Jane Walk (2018) / Leonhard Müllner: How to Disappear (2020), Operation Jane Walk 2018), Schönberg op. A13 (2015), Halosis (2011), Schachteln (2010), Das Westbahnprojekt (2010) / Michael Stumpf: How to Disappear (2020) Contact: Marija Milovanovic, Lemonade Films, marija@refreshingfilms.com

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EU.9 What I Can’t Put Into Words

SAT 4 – 15:00 – LUX 1

SAT 4 – 15:00 – LUX 1

Apiyemiyekî?

Purpleboy

Dont Know What

I Need The Handshakes

Dont Know What

Mnie treba pociskau

Director: Alexandre Siqueira Animation / Portugal, France, Belgium / 2019 / 13’

Director: Thomas Renoldner Animation, Art film / Austria / 2019 / 8’

Director: Andrei Kutsila Documentary / Poland / 2020 / 18’ / World premiere

An archive of drawings made by the Waimiri-Atroari during their first literacy experience build a collective visual memory from their learning process, perspective and territory while documenting their encounter with ‘civilised man’.

Oscar is a child and nobody knows his biological sex, but he claims the masculine gender. One day Oscar lives an extraordinary but painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much?

Old woman, being in the latter years of her life, opens the worn-out notebooks of her daughter in a remote village. Together we go on a journey to the unknown world of the person who is abandoned and forgotten.

Production: Olivier Marboeuf, Ana Vaz, Anže Peršin, Annemiek van Gorp, Rene Goossens / Cinematography: Ana Vaz / Editing: Ana Vaz / Sound: Ana Vaz, Miguel Martins, Nuno da Luz / Music: Guilherme Vaz / Cast: Egydio Schwade, Keila Serruya

Production: Rodrigo Areias, Mickaël Carton, Thierry Zamparutti, Serge Kestemont / Animation: Alexandre Siqueira, David Chambolle, Jeanne Boukraa, Miguel Lima, Nicolas Fong / Editing: Nicolas Dufresne / Sound: Laurent Martin / Music: Christophe Petchanatz

The basic idea of ‘DONT KNOW WHAT’ is to combine entertainment cinema and avant-garde film / video art. With the method of single frame editing, which primarily focused on the sound, the hyperrealistic film image gets transformed to fantastic, surreal, structural and even abstract film. It’s also a musical composition, experimenting with the human voice and transforming language to sound and music.

Filmography: Atomic Garden (2018), Amazing Fantasy (2018), Ohle Bem As Montanhas (2018), Amérika: Bahía De Las Flechas (2016), Há Terra! (2016), A Film, Reclaimed (2015), Occidente (2014), A Idade Da Pedra (2013), Les Mains, Négatives (2012), Entre Temps (2012), Sacris Pulso (2007)

Filmography: Purple Boy (2019), Journey to the Sunflowers Fields (2010)

Director: Ana Vaz Documentary, Art film / France, The Netherlands / 2019 / 27’

Contact: Patrick De Carvalho, patrick2carvalho@gmail.com

Production, Editing, Music, Animation, Cast: Thomas Renoldner / Cinematography: Ludwig Löckinger / Sound: Andi Haller Filmography: DONT KNOW WHAT (2018), Fuck the cancer (2016), Sunny Afternoon (2012), Rosenmädchen Seelenclown (2007), Plato & Tao (2004), Sophia’s Year (1998), SC01 - Belo Horizonte.April.97 (1998), Zeit Raum (1997), Hiroshima.August.92 (1997), Picnic in the green (1996), Rhythmus 94 (1994)

Production: Streamline for Belsat / Screenplay: Andrei Kutsila / Cinematography: Andrei Kutsila / Editing: Andrei Kutsila / Sound: Viachaslau Kruk / Cast: Tacciana Babrytskaya, Valiantsina Babrytskaya Filmography: Strip and War (2019), Summa (2018), King of the Hill (2017), Guests (2015), Where you Belong (2015), Love in Belarus (2014), Enough! to Freedom... (2012), Fight For (2011), Kill the Day (2010), Focal Distance (2008) Contact: Andrei Kutsila, a.kutsila@gmail.com

Contact: Olivier Marboeuf, diff@lafabrique-phantom.org Contact: Thomas Renoldner, mail@thomasrenoldner.at

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EU.9 What I Can’t Put Into Words

EU.10 Imitation Of Life SAT 4 – 16:00 – LUX 3

A Film

Shānzhài Screens

En Film Director: Mårten Nilsson Animation, Art film / Sweden / 2019 / 4’ / International premiere

Director: Paul Heintz Documentary / France / 2020 / 23’ / International premiere

It was beautiful, but it didn’t help.

Shenzhen at night, copyist painters recount their daily lives and their craft. Their acts shift alternately between an artistic and blue-collar imagery, from new technology to classical techniques. Here, another history of painting is being drawn.

Production: Mårten Nilsson, Gnufilm / Cinematography: Mårten Nilsson / Editing: Mårten Nilsson / Sound: Mårten Nilsson / Music: Hans Appelqvist / Cast: Harriet Nilsson, KrisOina Viiala, MaLas Fransson Filmography: Sökarna (2017), Mårten Nilsson hack i häl på improvisationsmusiker i tre stora städer (2016), Vi förändrar oss (2014), Fågel däruppe (2011), This is Alaska (2009), Hur man gör (2007), Who is Nic? (2006), Sportstugan (2005), Rewind (2003), USA (2003), Svitjod 2000+ (2000), La la la Lucha (1999), Antiloper (1995), Den lilla trekanten (1992). Contact: Jing Haase, jing.haase@sfi.se

The Philosophy of Horror Part. I. / Etymology A horror filozófiája - 1. rész / Etimológia Director: Péter Lichter, Bori Máté Animation, Art film / Hungary / 2019 / 7’ / Dutch premiere

Production: Thomas Hakim, Julien Graff / Cinematography: Paul Heintz / Editing: Jeanne Sarfati / Sound: Corvo Lepesant-Lamari, Grégoire Chauvot

‘The Philosophy of Horror (Part I): Etymology’ is an abstract adaptation of Noël Carroll’s influential film theoretical book of the same title (published in 1990), which is a close examination of the horror genre. The film uses hand painted and decayed 35 mm film strips of the classic slasher movie ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ (Wes Craven, 1984) and its sequel ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 2’.

Filmography: Shānzhài Screens (2020), Hearths (2018), Non contractual (2015)

Production: Dora Nedeczky / Editing: Bori Máté, Péter Lichter / Music: Ádám Márton Horváth

Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

Filmography: Péter Lichter: i.a. The Philosophy of Horror (2020), Empty Horses (2019), The Rub (2018), Le Pont Mirabeau (Guillaume Apollinaire) (2018), Nutrition Fugue (2018), George’s Poem (2018), Frozen May (2017) / Bori Máté: i.a. The Philosophy of Horror (2020), The Rub (2018), The Headless Appearance (2017)

Slug Life

Imbued Life

To the living

Udahnut zivot

À l’usage des vivants

Director: Sophie Koko Gate Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 6’

Director: Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson Animation / Croatia / 2019 / 12’

Director: Pauline Fonsny Documentary / Belgium / 2019 / 28’ / Dutch premiere

Tanya has finally created the perfect partner, a beautiful giant slug.

‘Imbued Life’ is a film about a young woman’s connection with the life force of nature. She uses her talent for taxidermy to ‘restore’ the animals to their natural habitat. However, the true search for the answers begins when she starts finding a roll of undeveloped film in each of the animals she treats.

In 1998, Semira Adamu, a 20 year-old, so-called ‘illegal’, Nigerian immigrant on Belgian soil, was smothered to death by a police cushion as they attempted to evict her. Twenty years later, in a combined female war cry, two women tell Semira’s story.

Production: Sophie Koko Gate / Animation: Sophie Koko Gate, Anne-Lou Erambert, Sacha Beeley / Music: Johnny Wildey / Cast: Sophie Koko Gate, Jeanette Bonds, Tom Scrotcher, Vincent Oliver Filmography: Darcy ASL (2018), Half Wet (2014), Marcy’s Tenderloin (2013) Contact: Sophie Koko Gate, sophiekokogate@gmail.com

Production: Vanja Andrijevic / Production company: Bonobostudio / Screenplay: Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson / Animation: Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson / Cinematography: Ivan Slipcevic / Editing: Iva Kraljevic / Sound: Andrea Martignoni / Music: Andrea Martignoni

Production: Alice Fonsny / Cinematography: Pauline Fonsny, Lou Vernin, Pierre de Wurstemberger / Editing: Pauline Fonsny, Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, Rudi Maerten / Sound: Nathan Foucray, Michel Bystranowski, Alice Lemaire, Jean-Noël Boisse Contact: Démal Sandra, sandra.demal@disc-asbl.be

Filmography: Ivana Bosnjak: Imbued Life (2019), Simulacra (2014), Crossed Sild (2010). Thomas Johnson: Imbued Life (2019), Simulacra (2014). Contact: Vanja Andrijevic, vanja@bonobostudio.hr

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Student Competition NEDERLANDS ENIGE IPL VAN LOKALE GRONDSTOFFEN

HOW LOCAL CAN YOU GO?! PROEF AL ONZE BIOLOGISCHE BIEREN

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We are not looking for the perfect film in this competition. Our Student Competition represents talent, potential, originality and new energy. This usually results in a very interesting and exciting selection, and that’s also the case this year. Recently we heard the head curator of Berlinale Shorts say that short films are the poems of film industry. We couldn’t agree more, and some filmmakers clearly seemed to share the same view. We selected visual poems in its purest form like ‘These Are My Hands’ (André Miguel Ferreira), ‘Silent Storm’ (Anaïs Moog) and ‘Where We Used To Swim’ (Daniel Asadi Faezi). But all selected shorts show us in one way or another a poetic view of reality. Either by choosing a different visual language - like a digital simulation of reality in ‘This Means More’ (Nicolas Gourault) or an old DOS game in ‘Black Sheep Boy’ (James Molle) - or a different way of storytelling.

Saying that we are not looking for the perfect film here, doesn’t mean that the quality of the selection is not up to standards. The opposite: many of the films actually already proved their international potential by selections in Cannes (‘No Ill Will’ by Andrias Hogenni), Berlinale Shorts (‘Filipiñana’ by Rafael Manuel Mendoza) and winning the main award at TIFF (‘All Cats Are Grey In The Dark’ by Lasse Linder) and IFFR (‘Sun Dog’ by Dorian Jespers). The last one, ‘Sun Dog’, blew the selection committee away; we even strolled through Murmansk on Google Street View, fascinated by the setting of the film.

Belgian student shorts, and the same can be said of the Swiss and Austrian student films. Congratulations to all the filmmakers that have their international premieres and world premieres at our festival! International premieres: ‘Opera Glasses’ (Mila Zhluktenko), ‘Battlefield’ (Jannis Lenz). World premieres: ‘Where We Used To Swim’ and ‘Jaizkibel’ (Justin Fabre). Enjoy the works of the talented filmmakers, who we hope to see back in our European Competition in the future.

Dorian Jespers isn’t the only talent from Belgium in our competition. We actually had to make hard choices between Belgian contenders that resulted in including ‘Erpe-Mere’ by Noemie Osselaer and ‘Mars, Oman’ by Vanessa Del Campo. A great year for

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index Student Competition

ST.1 Moments Of Tension THU 2 – 19:00 – LUX 3

ST.1 Moments Of Tension

ST.3 A Strange Activity

ST.5 Strong Connections

This Means More / Nicolas Gourault / Documentary / France / 2019 / 21’ Jaizkibel / Justine Fabre / Fiction / France, Spain, Switzerland, / 2019 / 23’ No Ill Will / Andrias Høgenni / Fiction / Denmark / 2018 / 21’

Entropia / Flóra Anna Buda / Animation / Hungary / 2019 / 10’ Where We Used to Awim / Daniel Asadi Faezi / Documentary / Germany / 2019 / 7’ The Little Soul / Barbara Rupik / Animation / Poland / 2019 / 9’ Silent Storm / Anaïs Moog / Documentary / Switzerland / 2019 / 13’ Erpe-Mere / Noemi Osselaer / Fiction, Art film / Belgium / 2019 / 20’

The Verdict in the Case of K. / Özgür Anil / Fiction / Austria / 2020 / 30’ Black Sheep Boy / James Molle / Animation / France / 2019 / 14’ These Are My Hands / André Miguel Ferreira / Documentary / Portugal / 2019 / 8’ All Cats Are Grey in the Dark / Lasse Linder / Documentary / Switzerland / 2019 / 18’

ST.2 All Work And No Play All Movements Should Kill The Wind / Wang Yuyan / Documentary / France / 2019 / 12’ Still Working / Julietta Korbel / Fiction / Switzerland / 2019 / 17’ Mars, Oman / Vanessa del Campo / Documentary / Belgium / 2019 / 20’ Sun Dog / Dorian Jespers / Fiction / Belgium, Russia / 2020 / 19’

ST.4 Just A Little Patience Opera Glasses / Mila Zhluktenko / Documentary / Ukraine / 2019 / 24’ City of Children / Arantxa Hernandez Barthe / Documentary / United Kingdom / 2019 / 16’ Battlefield / Jannis Lenz / Documentary / Austria, Germany / 2020 / 8’ Apfelmus / Alexander Gratzer / Animation / Austria / 2019 / 6’ Filipiñana / Rafael Manuel Mendoza / Fiction / United Kingdom, Philippines / 2020 / 23’

This Means More

Jaizkibel

No Ill Will Ikki Illa Meint

Director: Nicolas Gourault Documentary / France / 2019 / 21’ / Dutch premiere Images of crowd simulation are joined with testimonies from Liverpool Football Club’s supporters who recall their experience of a tragic event: the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989, which changed the nature of the game of football. Production company: Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains / Editing: Félix Rehm / Sound: Arno Ledoux, Simon Apostolou

Director: Justine Fabre Fiction / Spain, Switzerland, France / 2019 / 23’ / World premiere

Director: Andrias Høgenni Fiction / Denmark / 2018 / 21’ / Dutch premiere

Along the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela, a young woman roams a rough landscape.

Elinborg accidentally runs into her friend Marita at the grocery store. The conversation is civil yet slightly awkward, as Elinborg has forgotten Marita’s birthday. Soon the grocery store turns into a nightmarish maze, as Marita desperately follows Elinborg around.

Production: HEAD - Geneve / Production company: HEAD / Screenplay: Justine Fabre / Cinematography: Sophie Dascal / Sound: Yoanne Rey / Cast: Christa Theret / Educational institution: HEAD - Haute école d’art et de design – Genève, Département Cinéma / cinéma du réel, Cinema

Filmography: This Means More (2019) Contact: Natalia Trebik, ntrebik@lefresnoy.net

Filmography: Jaizkibel (2019), Madeleine after thirty (2017), Je suis là, entre le ciel et la terre (2016) Contact: Delphine Jeanneret, delphine.jeanneret@hesge.ch

Production: Johannes R. Nørregaard / Production company: Meta Film / Screenplay: Andrias Høgenni / Cinematography: Jan Bastian Marthinsen / Editing: Ania de S· / Sound: Valdemar Fink / Music: Sune Kølster / Cast: Mariann Hansen, Niels Dampe, Sissal Drews Hjaltalin / Educational institution: Super16 Filmography: Ikki illa meint (2018), Et Knæk (2016), Stina Karina (2015), Kom og dansa (2015), Det Mand Ikke Taler Om (2014), Eina (2013), Timerne med Christine (2012), Mist (2012), Harmoni (2012), Ávegis (2011) Contact: Meta Film, johannes@metafilm.dk

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ST.2 All Work And No Play

ST.3 A Strange Activity

THU 2 – 21:00 – LUX 3

FRI 3 – 19:30 – LUX 5

All Movements Should Kill The Wind

Still Working

Mars, Oman

Sun Dog

Entropia

Where We Used To Swim

Director: Wang Yuyan Documentary / France / 2019 / 12’

Director: Julietta Korbel Fiction / Switzerland / 2019 / 17’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Vanessa del Campo Documentary / Belgium / 2019 / 20’

Director: Dorian Jespers Fiction / Belgium, Russia / 2020 / 19’

Director: Flóra Anna Buda Animation / Hungary / 2019 / 10’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Daniel Asadi Faezi Documentary / Germany / 2019 / 7’ / International premiere

Astronauts walk across the red earth of the Omani desert. Two high school students build castles in the air. A little boy is exercising, and everyone seems to wonder about his or her place in the universe. An amazing film about human genius, trying to explore nomadism, exploration, colonization and freedom.

Fedor is a young locksmith in Murmansk, a frozen city in the obscurity of the Russian Arctic. Client after client, he roams through the alleys of concrete animated by a fantasy that isolates him from the city and its population. His dreams corrode his relation to reality and open the door to a phantasmagoric universe; a second sun is rising above the Russian Arctic.

Entropia is a container of three parallel universes where three girls are living in different circumstances. One of them represents the animalistic side of human nature, one of them is a consumer fulfilled with her own frustrations, and the third one is living in a futuristic room where she has to run to keep the system working.

Man shapes his environment, which shapes his brain. Two hundred kilometres from Beijing, men live in a stone quarry amidst rocks that are waiting to be hacked, cut and sanded into sculptures. The same gestures come back again and again, to write a history of deterioration and repair. In the making of monuments, history is obliterated. Production: Natalia Trebik / Production company: Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains / Editing: Clara Chapus / Sound: Nicolas Verhaeghe / School: Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

An abandoned factory is destined to be demolished. Pavel, the guardian, is disturbed during his routine when a young engineer investigates unusual electric activity. Pavel will be faced with the imminent disappearance of the factory and with the end of his solitary universe... Production: Julien Rouyet / Production company: Thera Production / Editing: Raphaël Lefèvre / Sound: Camille Bonard / Educational institution: ECAL - Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne

Filmography: All Movements Should Kill the Wind (2019)

Filmography: Still Working (2019), Satisfaction (2018), Mercedes (2018)

Contact: Natalia Trebik, ntrebik@lefresnoy.net

Contact: Thera Production, contact@thera-production.ch

Production: Emmy Oost / Screenplay: Miquel Sureda / Cinematography: Vanessa del Campo / Editing: Vanessa del Campo / Sound: Juli·n DÌaz-Arias PeÒalver / Music: Rodrigo MartÌn Munuera / Educational institution: LUCA School of Arts Filmography: Mars, Oman (2019), Señora Pepita, no robar (2019), Lollies (2018) Contact: Emmy Oost, emmy@timescapes.be

Production: Dorian Jespers / Cinematography: Arnaud Alberola / Editing: Omar Guzman / Sound: Thomas Becka / Music: Felix Casaer / Cast: Alexander Pronkin / Educational institution: Rits School of Arts Filmography: Sun Dog (2020) Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

Screenplay en cinematografie: Flóra Anna Buda / Editing: Vanda Goracz / Music: Gergely Matos / Sound: Gergely Matos / Animation: Melinda Kadar / Cast: Borcsa Zetenyi Educational institution: MOME Filmography: Entropia (2019), The Day When Mother Nature Hit Me (2015) Contact: Flóra Anna Buda, budaflora@gmail.com

Lake Urmia in Northern Iran was once the biggest lake of the Middle East. Nowadays just 5% of the original lake remains. The rest is dried out and covered by salt, becoming a political symbol all over the country. This cinematic essay observes the places of present and past and weaves a new narration with fragments of identity and memory. Production: Daniel Asadi Faezi / Cinematography: Daniel Asadi Faezi / Editing: Narges Kalhor / Sound: Andrew Mottl / Educational institution: HFF München - University of Television and Film Munich, III Filmography: The Absence of Apricots (2018), In search of (2017), Approaching truckdrivers (2017), Observation of hawks in the sky (2016), Kids of Tehran (2016), Cockfighter (2016), Remix:Unterwerfung // episode: migration of the butterflies (2016), Puppendoktor (2014), Brennschneider (2014), Arefi, the shepherd (2013), Koora (2012) Contact: Daniel Asadi Faezi, contact@asadifaezi.com

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ST.4 Just A Little Patience

ST.3 A Strange Activity

FRI 3 – 21:30 – LUX 5

The Little Soul

Silent Storm

Duszyczka

Tempête silencieuse

Director: Barbara Rupik Animation / Poland / 2019 / 9’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Anaïs Moog Documentary / Switzerland / 2019 / 13’

Director: Noemi Osselaer Fiction, Art film / Belgium / 2019 / 20’

A dead body became stuck by a river bank. Rotting organs part and a tiny creature gets out. Its decaying insides hid a human soul - a miniature of the deceased. Standing on the river bank, it says goodbye to the corpse and sets off on a journey through the post-mortem land.

From the shores of the Atlantic to those of the Mediterranean, the director meets the women whose faces and voices bear witness to the loss of loved ones and ruined hopes. The mourning and hopeless find a dimension of painful meditation in the incessant movement of the waves.

Surrounded by the sound of nocturnal animals, a girl falls into a deep sleep. Gradually we are drawn into her dream, which unfolds into a cosmic journey through the meadows of Erpe-Mere, a rural community in Belgium.

Production: The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz, Directing, Przemek Glajzner / Animation: Barbara Rupik / Cinematography: Barbara Rupik / Editing: Barbara Rupik / Sound: Barbara Rupik / Music: Maurycy Raczyński / Educational institution: Filmography: The Little Soul (2019), And A Great Sign Appeared In Heaven (2018), Incarnation (2017)

Erpe-Mere

Opera Glasses

City of Children

Battlefield

Director: Mila Zhluktenko Documentary / Ukraine / 2019 / 24’ / International premiere

Director: Arantxa Hernandez Barthe Documentary / United Kingdom / 2019 / 16’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Jannis Lenz Documentary / Austria, Germany / 2020 / 8’ / International premiere

As the first guests to arrive wait outside in the cold, the Opera House of Kyiv is slowly awaking. The orchestra is rehearsing, and the preparations in the cloakroom are ongoing. Suddenly, the people waiting outside start flooding the corridors and halls of the opera. The foyer turns into a stage while the spectators and workers become actors.

What is it like to grow up in a place that has been forgotten by everyone? This film is a portrait of the youth of an estate in the north of England. Tyler, a 16-year-old boy who has never attended school, guides us through this place where we will meet a series of diverse young characters, each making their own way in the estate.

Inspired by the quote of Austrian expressionist, Oskar Kokoschka: ‘Weeds are nature’s opposition to the governance of gardeners’. ‘Battlefield’ shows the inner life of a military base as a microcosm that seems to have fallen out of another time. Soldiers focus meticulously on gardening instead of preparing themselves for war. The grass-green battlefield gets a military buzz cut.

Production: Daniel Asadi Faezi / Cinematography: Rebecca Hoeft / Editing: Felicitas Sonvilla / Sound: Andrii Rogachov / Educational institution: HFF München University of Television and Film Munich, III

Production: Megan Randle, Arantxa Hernandez Barthe / Cinematography: Molly Manning / Editing: Bruno Herrero / Sound: Edward Guy / Music: Will Turner / Educational institution: NFTS, Directing Documentary

Filmography: Opera Glasses (2019), I love my #hairlegs (2017), Find Fix Finish (2017)

Filmography: City of Children (2019)

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Production Company: Golden Egg Production / Cinematografie: Anaïs Moog / Editing: Pierre Schlesser / Sound: Ahmed Maalaoui /

Production: Noemi Osselaer / Screenplay: Noemi Osselaer / Cinematography: Noemi Osselaer / Editing: Elias Grootaers, Noemi Osselaer / Sound: Noemi Osselaer / Music: Jérémie De Witte, Yale Song / Cast: Yoki Osselaer / Educational institution: KASK

Filmography: Silent Storm (2019)

Filmography: Erpe-Mere (2019)

Contact: Delphine Jeanneret, delphine.jeanneret@hesge.ch

Contact: Noemi Osselaer, noemi.osselaer@gmail.com

Contact: INDEKS Film Studio, office@studioindeks.pl Contact: Mila Zhluktenko, mila.zhluktenko@gmail.com

Contact: Arantxa Hernandez Barthe, arantxahbarthe@gmail.com

Production: David Bohun, Sonja Lenz / Cinematografie: Jakob Fuhr / Screenplay: Jannis Lenz / Editing: Jannis Lenz / Music: Piotr Iljitsch Tchaikowski / Educational institution: Filmakademie Wien - Film Academy Vienna Filmography: Battlefield (2020), Wannabe (2017), Dress Rehearsal (2017), Zero - G (2016), Shadowboxer (2015), In Between (2014) Contact: Marija Milovanovic, Lemonade Films, marija@refreshingfilms.com

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ST.4 Just A Little Patience

FRI 13 – 19:45 – LUX 1

Apfelmus

Filipiñana

The Verdict in the Case of K.

Black Sheep Boy

Das Urteil im Fall K. Director: Alexander Gratzer Animation / Austria / 2019 / 6’ While two uniformed guards divulge themselves as spineless beings, animals carry on philosophical dialogues about the most existential issues.

Director: Rafael Manuel Mendoza Fiction / United Kingdom, Philippines / 2020 / 23’ / Dutch premiere

Production: Alexander Gratzer / Educational institution: University of Applied arts, Vienna / Cinematografie, Animation, Music, Sound, Editing, Screenplay: Alexander Gratzer

It’s Isabel’s first week working as a tee-girl. She spends the whole day sitting on a stool barely one foot above the dirt-ground, teeing up golf balls for golfers to hit, as they practice swinging their steel clubs just inches away from Isabel’s face. Isabel quickly grows bored of the mundane and repetitive work. To escape, she ventures out into the surrounding golf course.

Filmography: Apfelmus (2019), Anniversary present (2018), Animateur (2017), Geht immer (2017), Angelique (2017), Axel (2017), Ping Pong in the forest (2017), Beauty (2016), Espresso (2016), Museum Guard (2016), In the Living Room (2015), Geht’s noch? (2015), Im Gespräch (2015)

Production: Kyle Nieva, Kiko Meily, Naomi Pacifique / Screenplay: Rafael Manuel Mendoza / Cinematography: Xenia Patricia / Editing: Rafael Manuel Mendoza / Sound: Manuel Colayco / Cast: Jorybell Agoto, Micah Musah, Sunshine Teodoro / Educational institution: London Film School

Contact: Alexander Gratzer, alex_gratzer@gmx.at

Filmography: Filipiñana (2020), Dogeater (2018), Sadie Makes a Baby (2017)

Director: Özgür Anil Fiction / Austria / 2020 / 30’ / Dutch premiere

Director: James Molle Animation / France / 2019 / 14’ / Dutch premiere

After the verdict in a trial, a family tries to find their way back to normality. The morals of the single father and his two children are questioned by the conflicting expectations of society. An unthoughtful decision reopens old wounds and causes the alienation of a brother and sister.

‘Black Sheep Boy’ follows a hatted boy’s adventures through a strange world inhabited by anthropomorphic creatures. Searching for some happiness he doesn’t know how to find, he engages into a philosophical and personal quest.

Production: Jakob Widmann / Cinematografie: Lukas Allmaier / Editing: Philipp Maye / Sound: Benedikt Palier / Educational institution: Filmakademie Wien - Film Academy Vienna

Production: Moïra Marguin (Gobelins, l’école de l’image) / Educational institution: Gobelins - L’École de l’Image / Sound: Ryan Yoshikami / Music: Ryan Yoshikami / Animation, Editing, Screenplay: James Molle

Filmography: The Verdict in the Case of K. (2020), Josef Markus Julian (2018), Morgenmensch (2018)

Filmography: Black Sheep Boy (2019) Contact: Luce Grosjean, festival@miyu.fr

Contact: Marija Milovanovic, Lemonade Films, marija@refreshingfilms.com

These Are My Hands

All Cats Are Grey in the Dark

Estas Mãos São Minhas

Nachts sind alle Katzen grau

Director: André Miguel Ferreira Documentary / Portugal / 2019 / 8’ / International premiere

Director: Lasse Linder Documentary / Switzerland / 2019 / 18’

For the last nineteen years, Adelaide Ribeiro goes on the same trip twice a week. ‘These Are My Hands’ is the result of the documentation of what makes this ritual essential for the director’s grandmother, and of the analysis of the deep connection that binds them. Production, Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Narration: André Miguel Ferreira / Production company: Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas) / Educational institution: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH) / Cast: Adelaide Ribeiro, André Miguel Ferreira, Elsa Fernandes / Sound: Luís Miguel Correia

Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad. Production: Edith Flückiger / Educational institution: Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst, Film / Cinematografie: Robin Angst / Sound: Daniel Bleuer / Music: Feed The Monkey / Editing: Michèle Flury Filmography: All Cats Are Gray in the Dark (2019), Bashkimi United (2018) Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

Filmography: These Are My Hands (2019) Contact: Portugal Film, pf@portugalfilm.org

Contact: Naomi Pacifique, naomipacifique@gmail.com

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Dutch Competition

— 10 – 13 SEPT 2020

GO SHORT ARNHEM CALL FOR ENTRY —

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In second place after France, we have received most of our submissions from The Netherlands (almost 350 in total). That’s a lot, and we are delighted with the amount of films we produce in our small country. Out of these submissions, our selection committee chose 17 great films that show a broad spectrum of what short film can be. As an honest side note we’d have to say that we were not blown away by the overall quality of Dutch films last year, they seemed to lack a certain originality in visual language. Still we feel the selection shows Dutch cinema at his best, with a varied scope of shorts, including (very) hybrid documentaries like ‘Father’ (Isabel Lamberti), visual experiments like ‘Abiding’ (Ugo Petronin) or ‘The Silent Ray’ (Rossella Nisio) and moving portraits in films like ‘Doma Kak Doma’ (Eefje Suijkerbuijk) or ‘Echo’ (Huibert van Wijk). Remarkable detail: two filmmakers tried to make the wind visible, both in very different

ways. Adriaan Lokman in his animation ‘Flow’ - which we will show in 3D, and film academy graduate Hannah van Tassel in her portrait of the Mistral called ‘The Invisible Singer’.

lented female filmmakers, forming an easy majority in our competition! We hope you will enjoy the four programs that we curated.

Some of these films will see the big screen for the first time; we are very happy to host the world premieres of ‘Seahorse’ (Natalie Bruijns), ‘The Silent Ray’, 'Doma Kak Doma’ and ‘Short Trip’ (Cassandra Offenberg). Congratulations! We are especially impressed with the last film, that positively surprised us with the personal approach combined with raw energy. Exactly this energy we would love to see more from our country. It’s also great to see a number of filmmakers that were featured at Go Short before with their previous films (for example Marc Wagenaar that was included in our local talent program called Homegrown last year). And let’s not forget the amount of ta53


index Dutch Competition

NL.1 The Wind Will Carry You THU 2 – 19:30 – LUX 4 / FRI 3 – 16:40 – LUX 4

NL.1 The Wind Will Carry You

NL.3 Choose Your Perspective

Flow / Adriaan Lokman / Animation / The Netherlands, France / 2019 / 13’ Doma Kak Doma / Eefje Suijkerbuijk / Documentary / Ukraine, The Netherlands / 2019 / 15’ Beautiful Alexander / Marc Wagenaar / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 13’ An Invisible Singer / Hannah van Tassel / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 27’

Seahorse / Natalie Bruijns / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 21’ The Silent Ray / Rossella Nisio / Fiction, Art film / The Netherlands / 2019 / 18’ Human Nature / Sverre Fredriksen / Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 2’ Close Distance / Christian Van Duuren / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 18’

NL.2 Someday We Will Be Together Father / Isabel Lamberti / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 23’ Through the Eyes of You / Laura van der Zee / Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 3’ Landscape with Two Oaks / Thomas Stokmans / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2020 / 13’ Echo / Huibert van Wijk / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 26’

NL.4 I Got Lost On The Way So I Stay / Marieke de Zwaan / Fiction / Belgium, The Netherlands / 2019 / 19’ En Route / Marit Weerheijm / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 10’ Abiding / Ugo Petronin / Fiction, Art film / The Netherlands / 2019 / 5’ Intermission Expedition / Wiep Teeuwisse / Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 8’ Short Trip / Cassandra Offenberg / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2020 / 25’

Flow

Doma Kak Doma

Beautiful Alexander Mooie Alexander

Director: Adriaan Lokman Animation / The Netherlands, France / 2019 / 13’

Director: Eefje Suijkerbuijk Documentary / Ukraine, The Netherlands / 2019 / 15’ / World premiere

A turbulent day, painted by air. Production: Richard Valk / Screenplay: Adriaan Lokman / Animation: studios Happy Ship et Polder / Sound: Samy Bardet, Eric Lonni, Erik Stok, Adriaan Lokman / Music: Erik Stok / Filmography: Flow (2019), Barcode III.0 (2013), Chase (2012), Forecast (2006), Shredder (2002), Barcode (2001) Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

Home is Home is a poetic film about Ukraine situated in alienating but realistic decors. In ten cinematographic tableaux vivants Ukrainians share reflections on topics such as home and connection, history and loss, beauty and recuperation. The stories that are told in the media about Ukraine mainly contribute to a negative image, but this film captures a side of the country not often seen before. Production: Anna Nekrasova / Cinematography: Jan Dirk van der Burg / Editing: Eefje Suijkerbuijk / Sound: Joost Oskamp / Music: Flavia Faas Filmography: Doma Kak Doma (2019), Nationale Zwelgavond VPRO (2018), Charlotte 98 (2016), Punt uit (2016), Clip die Dip (2015), Stadsherder van Grunn (2012)

Director: Marc Wagenaar Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 13’ Seventeen-year-old Alexander is on holiday alone for the first time. Whilst he is searching for his own identity, the outside world confronts him with a figurative feeling of ‘imprisonment’. People roaming in the outside world move freely, comfortable in their own skin and have the courage to dance to their own tunes. Alexander has yet to find his way in this regard. Production: Isabella Depeweg / Production company: Isabella Films / Screenplay: Marc Wagenaar / Cinematography: Sjors Mosman / Editing: Tobias Cornelissen / Sound: Selle Sellink / Music: Hans Nieuwenhuijsen / Cast: Florian Regtien Filmography: Mooie Alexander (2019), Dante vs. Mohammed Ali (2018), Kinderen van Maskepade (2017), Holy Bird (2016), The Eggman (2016)

Contact: Eefje Suijkerbuijk, contact@eefjesuijkerbuijk.com Contact: Isabella Depeweg, isabella@isabellafilms.com

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NL.1 The Wind Will Carry You

NL.2 Someday We Will Be Together

NL.3

THU 2 – 21:30 – LUX 4 / FRI 3 – 17:30 – LUX 5

FRI 3 – 18:30 – LUX 4 / SAT 4 – 14:30 – LUX 4

An Invisible Singer

Father

Un Chanteur Invisible

Vader

Director: Hannah van Tassel Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 27’

Director: Isabel Lamberti Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 23’

Director: Laura van der Zee Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 3’

Director: Thomas Stokmans Fiction / The Netherlands / 2020 / 13’

Director: Huibert van Wijk Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 26’

About 130 days a year, the unpredictable Mistral races through the Provence. He disrupts, challenges, torments, inspires. In search of the mark that this notorious wind leaves in the landscape and in the lives of a number of local residents, the tangible gradually merges with the intangible.

Father investigates the relationship between a father and his adolescent son with whom he has barely been in touch for nearly six years. Jacinto takes his son on a road trip to reconnect in the present while he reflects on the past talking to his girlfriend over the phone.

An animated short film about vulnerability. Two people trying to connect over dinner. For one of them this is not as easy as it seems. Can she open up and connect?

Kees, an introvert man, is trying to mend his broken heart. The thoughts about his ex-girlfriend continue to defy him.

Doubting if he’ll ever start a family of his own the filmmaker dives into his own, rather complex family history. Without sharing the same two parents with any of his siblings; they do share a history that shaped them all.

Production: Hester Breunissen & Yasmin van Dorp / Cinematography: Jeroen Klokgieters / Editing: Eva Plompen / Sound: Sofie van der Meer / Music: Nico Maas / Filmography: An Invisble Singer (2019) Contact: Kapitein Kort, Hidde Vries, hiddewdevries@gmail.com

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Production: Steven Rubinstein Malamud, Marc Bary, Annemiek Munneke / Cinematography: Jeroen Kiers / Editing: Sabine Maas / Sound: Brandon Grötzinger, Matthijs Klijn /

Through the Eyes of You

Landscape with Two Oaks

Production: Laura van der Zee / Animation: Kimberley de Ruyter, Saverio Wielkens, Valentin Selie / Sound: Sam Tollenaar / Music: Tip van den Bos / Cast: Esmee Gerritsen, Tim Steeman

Production: De Productie / Screenplay: Thomas Stokmans / Cinematography: Alberto Balazs / Editing: Patrick Schonewille / Sound: Luuk Hoogstraten / Filmography: Landscape With Two Oaks (2020), Father to Son (2019)

Filmography: Through the Eyes of You (2019) Contact: Thomas Stokmans, thomasstokmans@gmail.com

Filmography: Father (2019), Skam (2018), Amor (2017), I’ll Fly Higher (2015), Vuurrood (2014) Contact: Tessel Vercouteren, tessel@ijswater.nl

Echo

Seahorse Zeepaard

Landschap met Twee Eiken

Production: Julia Rombout / Cinematography: Aziz Al-Dilaimi / Editing: Augustine Huijsser / Sound: Jacob Oostra / Music: Thomas Goralski

Director: Natalie Bruijns Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 21’ / World premiere When Dana sees a small dot of light flickering in her uterus she has to face facts. She is pregnant. Dana decides to end the pregnancy. On the day of her abortion, Dana meets women who each deal with the procedure in their own way.

Filmography: Echo (2019), In Transit (2015), Doodsimpel (2014), In September Ben Ik Thuis (2013)

Production: Witfilm, Blancfilm / Cinematography: Sam du Pon / Editing: Boudewijn Koole / Sound: Gijs Domen, Tom Bijnen / Music: Sharon Elazar / Cast: Anniek Pheifer, Elsie de Brauw, RIfka Lodeizen

Contact: Julia Rombout, juliarombout@gmail.com

Filmography: Seahorse (2019), Eretz (2013)

Contact: Laura van der Zee, laura_cmz@hotmail.com

Contact: Witfilm, yasmin@witfilm.nl

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NL.3 Choose Your Perspective

NL.4 I Got Lost On The Way

FRI 3 – 18:30 – LUX 4 / SAT 4 – 14:30 – LUX 4

FRI 3 – 20:30 – LUX 4 / SAT 4 – 16:30 – LUX 4

The Silent Ray

Human Nature

Close Distance

So I Stay

En Route

Abiding

Director: Sverre Fredriksen Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 2’

Director: Christian Van Duuren Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 18’

Director: Marieke de Zwaan Fiction / Belgium, The Netherlands / 2019 / 19’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Marit Weerheijm Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 10’

Director: Ugo Petronin Fiction, Art film / The Netherlands / 2019 / 5’ / Dutch premiere

A short animation film about the love animals have for people, and the harm they consciously or unconsciously cause to us.

The night-time reconstruction of a fatal traffic accident is just another job that the police has to do. ‘We’re going to take steps tonight.’ But what steps does Gerard have to take? He is the one who has lost his lifetime partner.

Il Raggio Silenzioso Director: Rossella Nisio Fiction, Art film / The Netherlands / 2019 / 18’ / Dutch premiere Oscillating between memory and hallucination, The Silent Ray probes the relation between public and private retelling of dramatic historical events – namely, the colonial war fascism waged against Ethiopia in 1935-36. Production: Manic Owl Works / Screenplay: Rossella Nisio / Animation: Rossella Nisio / Cinematography: Rossella Nisio / Editing: Rossella Nisio / Cast: Lorenzo Bassanelli Filmography: The Silent Ray (2019), The Banquet (2019), The Splintering Sun (2018) Contact: Rossella Nisio, rs@manicowl.com

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Production: Floor Onrust, Noortje Wilschut, Chris Stenger / Screenplay: Britt Snel / Sound: Bram Meindersma / Music: Bram Meindersma Filmography: Human Nature (2019), Cloacinae (2017), Ik ga naar... (2016), Bikkels (2013-2015), Durf Te Denken (2011-2013), When I Am King (2010), Hoe Overleef Ik Mezelf? (2008), Power Up (2006) Contact: KLIK Distribution, Ursula van den Heuvel, ursula@klik.amsterdam

Production: Joram Willink / Screenplay: Daan Gielis / Cinematography: Bert Pot / Editing: Erik ten Brinke / Sound: Mike van Creij, Lars van Leeuwen, Bart Jillesen / Music: Joost van ‘t Hoff / Cast: Anneke Blok, Jaap Spijkers

Asia lives a nomadic life. When she finds herself stranded at a gasoline station, she wanders around looking for adventures that can give meaning to her nihilistic life. Production: Rosanne Groenendijk, Hakuna Academy / Cinematography: Jannus Doornhegge, Toto Kersten / Editing: Rens Christiaansen / Sound: Jelle van Osenbruggen, Koos van der Vaart, Tom Verstappen / Music: Emile Lagarde / Cast: Anastasia Zolkina, Wannes Cré

Filmography: Close Distance (2019), Gamechanger (2017), Tussentijd (2015)

Filmography: So I Stay (2019)

Contact: Maaike Neve, maaike@bindfilm.nl

Contact: Marieke de Zwaan, mariekedz@hotmail.com

When Inay and her little brother have to join their father on a special trip through the city, she tries everything to cause a delay. Production: Loes Komen, Eva Verweij / Screenplay: Marit Weerheijm / Cinematography: Martijn Melis / Editing: Fatih Tura / Sound: Tom Jansen / Cast: Inay Heijblom, Alex Dosljak, Mike Libanon, Nanette Boxman, Zouhair Mtazi

Abiding is a short film created from a single 35mm photograph. Taken from a train window between Dordrecht and Rotterdam, the artist has pulled the film manually in a shutter-less camera. Production: Ugo Petronin / Cinematography: Ugo Petronin / Editing: Ugo Petronin Filmography: Abiding (2019)

Filmography: En Route (2019), Before Dark (2018), When Grey Is a Colour (2016)

Contact: Edith van der van der Heijde, edithvanderheijde@eyefilm.nl

Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

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Expanded Cinema

NL.4 I Got Lost On The Way

Intermission Expedition

Short Trip

Director: Wiep Teeuwisse Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 8’

Director: Cassandra Offenberg Documentary / The Netherlands / 2020 / 25’ / World premiere

During a sunny holiday, a flock of tourists struggle to let go of their busy city lives, and the absence of daily tasks leaves them lost in an uncomfortable and frightening place. Once they learn to slow down, they may find some beauty in the here and now. Production: Richard Valk / Screenplay: Wiep Teeuwisse / Animation: Wiep Teeuwisse / Sound: Steven Hoes / Music: Steven Hoes / Filmography: Intermission Expedition (2019), Depart at 22 (2015), Facing the news (2013), Cobwebs (2012) Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

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A group of young friends, lost one of their best friends, yet they themselves feel immortal. During a short trip, they explore every inch of life. But how does the harsh confrontation with death resonate in their lives? Production: Lieke van den Ouwelant, Iris Lammertsma, Boudewijn Koole, Sam Godfried / Cinematography: Georgios Rietveld / Editing: Eline Bakker / Sound: Apollonia van Dun / Music: Wouter van den Boogaard Filmography: Short Trip (2020), Champ (2019), Het Jonge Spookje (2016) Contact: Sam Godfried, sam@godfriedinc.com

In 2018 Go Short introduced the program line Expanded Cinema to the festival. It's a section of Go Short that explores the boundaries of short film by presenting and questioning exciting ways of experiencing film. VR has played a central role within Expanded Cinema since the emergence of this program line of the festival. This technology introduced a completely new way of using audio-visual content for storytelling purposes and changed the relation between the audience and the screen. The principals of VR offer so many possibilities for experimentation that almost every film made using this technology, explores a different aspect of how film can be experienced in a virtual environment. We have selected some of the most outstanding 360VR films of the past year to offer an overview of the innovative and creative ways in which cinematic VR technology is being used.

However, Expanded Cinema is about more than just technological innovation. It also examines the ways in which we watch and experience film in, but also outside the cinema. With Eye Tunes we bring music videos to the big screen and create a qualitative way of watching this unique subgenre of short film. With Off the Walls we transform the urban environment of Nijmegen into film screens during a nightly walk with short films on surprising locations. Lastly, with several exhibitions and art installations we challenge the concept of film. By collaborating with the Nijmegen based art and technology community Oddstream, we present mixed media art works in the context of our festival. Cinematic VR For the second year we present a 360 VR competition with a selection of fourteen recently made VR films from all over the world. This competition displays a wide variety of possibilities

which the 360 degree 'screen' has to offer. From the labor-intensive stop motion animation ‘Passenger’ (Van Sowerwine and Isobel Knowles, 2019), to the conceptual experimental work ‘tx-reverse’ (2019) by Austrian filmmakers Virgil Widrich and Martin Reinhard to a few classical paintings brought to life, proven to be a genre of its own within VR, in the film ‘The Dreams of Henri Rousseau’ (Nicolas Autheman, 2019). The competition is divided into four separate programs, with a running time between thirty to forty minutes. The winner will be elected by audience vote and will be announced on Saturday evening during the Go Short Awards ceremony. The winner takes home the Go Short Award for Best VR film and a €500,- cash prize.

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VR.1 Crossing Borders

VR.2 Reclaim Your Space

WED 1 – 20:45 / THU 2 – 13:15 / THU 2 – 18:15 / FRI 3 – 22:00 / SAT 4 – 14:30 / SAT 4 – 19:30 / SUN 5 – 13:15 / STUDIO LUX

WED 1 – 22:00 / THU 2 – 14:30 / THU 2 – 19:30 / FRI 3 – 17:00 / FRI 3 – 20:45 / SAT 4 – 18:15 / SUN 5 – 12:00 / STUDIO LUX

Whispers

11.11.18

4:3 (360˚)

Last Tindango

tx-reverse 360°

The inhabited House La casa habitada

Director: Jacek Nagłowski, Patryk Jordanowicz Documentary / Poland / 2019 / 21’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Ross Hogg Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 4’

Director: Ed Davis Fiction film / New Zealand / 2019 / 3’

Director: Sébastien Tixador, Django Schrevens Da Silva Fiction / Belgium, France / 2018 / 12’ / European premiere

On the Polish-Belarusian borderland, where the East meets the West, the nature is wild and mysterious. Life and death don’t mean the persistence and disappearance of some biological processes here, but they have an irrational, impenetrable, non-verbal power structuring the entire reality. This is where the whisperers live.They heal using the traditions of the East the power of word, gesture and image.

Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole. Twelve animated projections combine to develop a rhythmic dialogue exploring the intrinsic relationship between sound and image using 16mm film, paint and a projector. Responding to a hand-drawn soundtrack, each projection is individually created by painting and scratching directly on 16mm film stock.

A young bride on her way to her wedding is tempted by one last Tinder tango.

11.11.18 is an interactive virtual reality experience. November 11 1918 in the middle of a trench, Sergeant Broulard is heavily injured.

Production: Ed Davis / Production company: Lucidtripper.com / Screenplay: Ben Powdrell, Holly Brogan / Cinematography: Ed Davis / Editing: Ed Davis / Sound: Andy Hummell / Music: Elliot Vaughan / Cast: Ben Powdrell, Holly Brogan, Nadiyah Akbar

Production: Ross Hogg / Sound: Robbie Gunn Production: Jacek Nagłowski, Centrala / Screenplay: Jacek Nagłowski / Cinematography: Patryk Jordanowicz / Editing: Maciej Gryzełko / Sound: Pierre Carsalade & Anna Ujma / Filmography: Jacek Nagłowski: Whispers (2018), Gugara (2008), Katatonia (2004) / Patryk Jordanowicz: Whispers (2018) Contact: Maxime Montagne, mm@widemanagement.com

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Filmography: Last Tindango (2019), The Door (2017) Filmography: The Last Train (2019), 4:3 (2019), Just Agree Then (2018), Life Cycles (2016), Isabella (2015), Scribbledub (2014), Spectators (2013), The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat (2013) Contact: Ross Hogg, ross@rosshogg.com

Production: Dominika Simakova / Production company: Les Films de La Recré

Director: Virgil Widrich, Martin Reinhart Documentary, Art film / Austria, Germany / 2019 / 5’ / Dutch premiere What happens in a cinema when you film it at a resolution of 10K with a 360° camera and then reverse the spatial and temporal axes? In a way never before shown, ‘tx-reverse 360°’ shows the collision of reality and cinema and draws its viewers into a vortex in which the familiar order of space and time is suspended.

Contact: Dominika Simakova, vr@widemanagement.com Cinematography: Jana Pape, Danny Tatzelt, Christian Weissig / Sound: Bastian Orthmann, Siegfried Friedrich / Music: Siegfried Friedrich

Director: Diego Kompel Documentary / Australia, Argentina / 2019 / 7’ A loving reflection on the flows of family life over generations, this short VR-film brings the house of the creator’s grandparents, once a site of boisterous family gatherings, momentarily back to life. Production, Cinematography, Animation, Editing, Narration: Diego Kompel / Production Design: Agustin Prieto / Sound: Nicolas Failla / Cast: Tatiana Olodmudzki, Juan Greco Contact: Diego Kompel, diegokompel@gmail.com

Contact: Ed Davis, underbelly69@gmail.com Filmography: Martin Reinhart: tx-reverse (2019), Constant Ride (2018), Dreams Rewired (2014) / Virgil Widrich: tx-reverse 360° (2019), Light Matter (2018), Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel (2018) Contact: Marija Milovanovic, Lemonade Films, marija@refreshingfilms.com

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VR.3 Catching Reality

VR.4 Welcome Home

THU 2 – 15:45 / THU 2 – 20:45 / FRI 3 – 18:15 / SAT 4 – 13:15 / SAT 4 – 17:00 / SAT 4 – 22:00 / SUN 5 – 15:45 / STUDIO LUX

THU 2 – 17:00 / THU 2 – 22:00 / FRI 3 – 19:30 / SAT 4 – 12:00 / SAT 4 15:45 / SAT 4 – 20:45 / SUN 5 – 14:30 / STUDIO LUX

VR Free

Incitement

-22.7°C

The Dreams of Henri Rousseau

Passenger

Wings Aripi

Les Rêves du Douanier Rousseau Director: Milad Tangshir Documentary / Italy / 2019 / 10’

Director: Romain de La Haye-Sérafini, Jan Kounen Documentary / France / 2019 / 8’

Director: Nicolas Autheman Animation / France / 2019 / 7’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Wiebe Van den Ende Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 10’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Van Sowerwine, Isobel Knowles Animation / Australia / 2019 / 10’

Director: Dmitri Voloshin Animation / Moldova / 2019 / 8’

‘VR Free’ explores the nature of incarceration spaces by portraying some fractions of life inside the Turin prison. Moreover, the film captures the reaction of few inmates during their encounter with virtual reality and immersive videos of life outside of prison.

Alone in Greenland, electronic music producer Molécule captures the sounds of Arctic to compose his next piece. Inspired by this adventure, the ‘-22.7°C’ VR experience takes you on an initiatory journey, at the very origin of musical creation.

Sara’s been abroad for work, and the welcome home dinner her boyfriend Luis just surprised her with has ended with some passionate dessert between the sheets. When she admits that she’s going back to Paris for more meetings, Luis sees a window of opportunity. He gets a big confession off his chest… with a very peculiar motive.

Sitting in the back of a taxi, driving through the dark, you gradually piece together your story, abstracted and dream-like, as you progress into the quiet shock of a new world.

Production: Valentina Noya / Production company: Associazione Museo Nazionale del Cinema / Cinematography: Stefano Sburlati / Editing: Milad Tangshir / Sound: Vito Martinelli / Cast: Albert Asllanaj, Cristian De Bonis, Michele Romano

Production: Paul Bouchard, Guillaume de la Boulaye / Production company: Arte, DVgroup, Production, Novelab, Zorba / Sound: Amaury La Burthe

A late afternoon at the greenhouse of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. A curious visitor lets himself be locked in. But the greenhouse is haunted by the spirit of Henri Rousseau. Interrupted by the ghostly voice of the painter, the visitor oscillates between dream and reality, when the greenhouse becomes a jungle, populated by characters, animals and plants from the dream of the Douanier Rousseau

This story is about an astronaut who, as a child, dreamed of flying and being free. Now he seems to be flying in the sky, but he is actually locked in the capsule of a spacecraft. One day, minor problems lead to bigger problems, causing the spaceship to lose control and crash on Earth. Will the astronaut once again spread the wings of his dreams?

Filmography: Star Stuff (2019), VR Free (2019), 13 Seconds (2018), Displaced (2016), Interplay (2015), Rughe della Terra (2015), The Celebration (2014), Un Bel Posto Per Perdersi (2013), Infinitamente (2012)

Contact: Paul Bouchard, paul@diversioncinema.com

Production: Muriel SORBO / Production company: LES FILMS DU TAMBOUR DE SOIE / Screenplay: Nicolas Autheman / Animation: Vincent Guttman / Cinematography: Baptiste Chesnais / Sound: Fabien Bourdier / Music: Fabien Bourdier Filmography: LES RÊVES DU DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (2020), La Fabrique de la lumière (2018), Vicente (2017)

Production: Julie Périon / Cast: Chiara Wilde, Durassie Kiangangu Filmography: Incitement (2019),Sede de Furia (2016), Exit (2016), Eénnachtsliefde (2015), Vox Scripta (2011)

Production: Agata Di Tomassa, Philippa Campey / Production company: Film Camp / Sound: Byron Scullin Filmography: Passenger (2020), Out in the open (2016), It’s a jungle in here (2011), Were in my Dream (2010), Clara (2004) Contact: Agata Di Tomassa, agata@diversioncinema.com

Contact: Julie Périon, jperion@hotmail.fr

Production: Dmitri Voloshin / Screenplay: Anastasia Berzoy, Sergiu Chirillov / Music: Elias Tadeus Filmography: Aripi (2019), Dji. Death Sails (2014), Dji. Death Fails (2012), Santa and Death (2008), Gypsy and Death (2008), Baro and Tagar (2008) Contact: Ecaterina Mrs. Saraeva, e.saraeva@studio.simpals.com

Contact: Milad Tangshir, milad.tangshir@gmail.com Contact: Raphaèle Dumas, tamtamsoie@tamtamsoie.net

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Eye Tunes

Music Video Competition FRI 3 – 20:45 – LUX 2

Lousy / In In In Daniel Wirtberg / Fiction / Sweden / 2019 / 9’ This is the second year that Go Short will give music video a prominent place in the program by organizing an international competition dedicated to the art form. Music videos reach massive audiences but they are at the same time sentenced to small screens. They often deserve better though, because there are many talented filmmakers working in this field. Some specialised in making music videos, others doing it as a side job next to other films, and there are always autonomous artists making both music and film themselves. From all the submissions we received, our selection committee picked eight films that will compete in our international music video competition. In our opinion all of these music videos deserve to be seen in the theatre: in the best possible quality and with immersive sound. Amongst these music videos a wide range of different styles can be found. We are proud to present strong music videos that show pressing matters from all over the world. ‘A 1000 Steps’ by Lorem questions the boundaries of authorship, being itself created by an Artificial Intelligence. Several music 66

videos stretch out the genre by incorporating multiple songs, extending their length beyond the ordinary five minute music videos. One of these, ‘ZOMBIES’ by the talented Baloji, is very successful on film festivals in short film competition, even being a prize winner at Clermont-Ferrand! Lastly we are very delighted to present ‘Careful’ by Alice Saey, which accompanies the music of an amazing band from Nijmegen, namely Jo Goes Hunting. Jury: Lucile Bourliaud (FR) Diana Cam Van Nguyen (CZ) Besides screening the films in competition and announcing the winner, we’re also diving deeper into the visual language of music videos. Together with Het Nieuwe Instituut we’re organizing a short talkshow within this program on how music videos invented a new language to address global issues.

Arlene's Donna Blue / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 4’ Trying To Forget You Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Aérea Negrot / Fiction, Art film / Germany / 2019 / 7’

A 1000 Steps

Horse Vedran Rupic / Fiction, Art film / Sweden / 2019 / 2’ WYRM (Will You Remember Me) Grégoire Verbeke / Documentary / Belgium / 2019 / 3’

Zombies

A 1000 Steps Lorem / Animation, Art film / Italy / 2019 / 3’ Zombies Baloji Tshiani / Fiction, Art film / Belgium, Congo / 2019 / 14’ Careful Alice Saey / Animation / France / 2020 / 3’

Careful

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Off the Walls

Go Short x Oddstream

FRI MARCH 27 – 22:00

Marco Barottie – The Woodpeckers The work of Marco Barotti is driven by his desire to invent an artistic language where a fictional post-futurist era is expressed through kinetic sound interventions in natural and urban environments. His latest work, curated by Oddstream, is ‘The Woodpeckers’. These woodpeckers transform the invisible radiations used for mobile communication and wireless technology in real time into audible and visible drumming patterns. The sonic result is a generative acoustic composition which undergoes constant transformation. A live soundscape which resonates as invading drum ensemble into urban and natural environments. Marco Barotti’s Woodpeckers can be found on and around the Go Short festival.

Oddstream is a platform for art and technology, in the Lindenberg, Nijmegen. Oddstream focuses on the intersection of art and culture with digital technology and shows how artists and designers explore the possibilities and limits of digital technology. In this way, Oddstream hopes to visualise and provide insight into developments in the field of digital technology in relation to a variety of social topics.

Photo: Menno Vermeulen

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Expositions: RUIS and De Bastei RUIS: THU-SUN FROM 12:00-17:00 / DE BASTEI: MON-SUN FROM 10.00-17.00

RUIS

De Bastei

RUIS

De Bastei

In a lot of his artworks, Willem de Haan tries to evoke a moment of absurdity, alienation and confusion. Those moments are exactly the ones that precede every good joke. Just like jokes, they create an expectation of a clarifying punch line, but within his works this expectation will never be redeemed. De Haan wants his artworks to function as a tribute to the already confusing moments and situations in daily life. And a good tribute does not explain its subject, it just strengthens it.

De Bastei is a museum in Nijmegen that focuses on the river landscape; how it was formed by natural forces and the way in which centuries of human habitation have further shaped it. Situated in a 16th century bastion on the riverfront, De Bastei creates a unique experience of this interesting history. The combination of natural and cultural history provides us with a comprehensive story of the landscape, which helps us to better understand our surroundings. De Bastei invites its visitors into the multi-layered story of the river landscape, and challenges them to rethink and co-create their own future as well as that of their environment.

By appropriating daily situations in an absurd manner, the subject of the artwork gets alienated from its usual context: it’s no longer the everyday object and it’s no longer a situation that could have taken place anywhere. That exact same object suddenly seems to be made just for the one place it exists in.

Focus Program We We We We

Are Corina & Nikola Are NEOZOON Are Norway Are Nature

By showing your printed film ticket at the Bastei ticketing office, you will receive a discount on your entry!

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We Are Corina & Nikola

in the beginning. It’s their first feature, about Nikola’s mother. ‘When his mother got cancer eight years ago, she liked to be filmed. Nikola hung out with her and they made it their personal project. Suddenly, she got better and they kept filming.’

Interview: Wieneke van Koppen

Working together: from a romantic encounter to total horror

an idea: ‘In Serbia, seeing a chimney cleaner brings luck. I thought about making a film that showed chimney cleaners all around the world, brought together with shots from the city rooftops. I still think that’s a nice idea, but we never worked that one out.’ They did, however, go to film school after their meeting. Together they travelled to Switzerland where Corina first started learning about film, while Nikola worked in a theatre. After Corina’s graduation, Nikola went to film school as well. ‘And that’s the start of our work as independent filmmakers.’

You would think two filmmakers would have met on set, during film school or through mutual colleagues. None of the above is the case. ‘We met in a bar in Belgrade, fourteen years ago. Very old school. Back then, I worked in an old bookshop and Corina was doing an exchange as a fine arts student.’ Corina laughs ‘I did a course on media, so I used to say that I was probably the only one in Belgrade with a camera. We then came to speak about making a film.’ Nikola soon brought up

Since their first encounter, the two speak about their ideas every day. Working together, on the other hand, wasn’t an immediate success. And we’ve put that mildly. ‘Making our first film ‘Kod Ćoška’ (Down at the Corner’) was total horror. We did co-cinematography and co-directing. That resulted in big fights. To save the film and our relationship, we decided to film during different times: one person in the morning, the other in the afternoon. At

On a cold morning during the winter break, we spoke to Nikola and Corina who were in their home in Serbia. ‘Part of the year, we live and work here. The other parts, we’re in Switzerland and around the world to film and visit festivals.’ While their Serbian home is being renovated and little baby Cléo is gabbling along on their lap, we talk about the work of the vibrant, succesful, makers who are the main guests at Go Short 2020.

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the end of the process, we were afraid the result wouldn’t work out. It was in any case clear we would never do it this way again. Nevertheless, the film was shown at several festivals, also at Go Short.’

How clear roles saved their film and formed a new base for their working relationship After ‘Kod Ćoška’, both filmmakers got a residency in Egypt to make separate films. ‘Everything was planned very well, but the situation made us throw our plans overboard’, says Corina. ‘The new president of Egypt was elected when we got there. Everything was

so chaotic and it was dangerous to film. As a woman it was strange to be on the streets, especially with a camera. We figured it would be better to make another movie together. Nikola filmed outside, while I could edit inside. Those clear working positions turned out to be a blessing. It worked. We still maintain these roles: Nikola films more, while I mostly do the edit. Directing is something we vary among projects.’

more, haha! We walk around town with open eyes and see possible movies every day. You could call it a déformation professionnelle.’ Unfortunately, you can’t work out ten ideas a day. ‘We develop the ideas that survive in our heads for months or years. With ‘All Inclusive’, for example, it took me five years to develop the plan once it popped up in my head. I needed that time to figure out which form it would be.’

Ten ideas per day

Future films

The couple looks for pretty stories, but where do they find them? ‘Nikola has ten ideas a day, just as I do. He only talks about it a bit

Right now, the two are working on several documentary projects. The biggest project is a film that wasn’t even supposed to be one

The couple isn’t always around Nikola’s mother, which is problematic at times. ‘My mother can’t be by herself. She is slow in learning. My grandmother took care of her for all her life. When my grandmother passed away, I took over for a while. That was hard because she, for example, has no understanding of money. Next to that, we live in Switzerland half of the time. Soon we realized that this filming had the potential for a ’real film’. It’s about global issues; the responsibility you take for your own life and your parents, making decisions and migration. Now we’ve finished filming, we realize it’s also about loneliness. She feels lonely, and she shares that feeling with lots of people.’ ‘My three women and I’ (working title) is planned to be out in autumn 2020.

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Corina and Nikola’s Shorts FRI 3 – 20:30 – LUX 3

Tons of Passion

Down On The Corner

BAGGERN

Kod Koška

Just Another Day In Egypt

RAKIJADA Distillated Village Tales

All Inclusive

Director: Corina Schwingruber Ilić Documentary / Switzerland / 2011 / 13’

Director: Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Nikola Ilić Documentary / Serbia, Switzerland / 2013 / 15’

Director: Nikola Ilić, Corina Schwingruber Ilić Documentary / Switzerland / 2015 / 10’

Director: Nikola Ilić Documentary / Serbia, Switzerland / 2016 / 18’

Director: Corina Schwingruber Ilić Documentary / Switzerland / 2018 / 10’

‘For this job, you have to have diesel in your veins, otherwise it won’t work!’ Dust in your eyes, noise in your ears and passion in your heart: that’s what defines the job of a backhoe operator.

You can find everything in the kiosk in the village of Sirca. It is the meeting place for those who have nothing left. No work, no money, but lots of humor and brotherhood.

What is left after the Egyptian Revolution in 2011? Not much, apart from a lot of people in prison and a big disappointment. The former Chief of Army Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took over and rules the country with an iron fist. Everyday, life goes on and people in Cairo’s alleyways are trying to make the most of it.

Pranjani is a small village where Rakijada takes place: a championship that is all about who can drink the most and brew the best magic potion-Rakija, plum brandy. An Eastern Asterix and Obelix story from the heart of Serbia, a portrait of a sleepy village that shines a new light on the Serbian soul, while never losing sight of typical Balkan humour.

Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas, there is no need to ever leave these gigantic ships of entertainment.

Production company: Minerva Film / Cinematography: Corina Schwingruber Ilić / Editing: Rolf Hellat / Sound: Dieter Meyer / Music: Priska Zemp

Production: Corina Schwingruber Ilić / Production company: Cortha Film / Screenplay: Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Nikola Ilić / Cinematography: Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Nikola Ilić / Sound: Beni Mosele / Music: Heidi Happy

Filmography: Dida (2020), All Inclusive (2018), Ins Holz (2017), Just Another Day In Egypt (2015), Down on the Corner (2013), My Love Won’t Wait For You (2011), Tons of Passion (2011), I ovo je Beograd (2009), Heimatliebe (2008), Auswärtsspiel (2006)

Filmography: Dida (2020), All Inclusive (2018), Ins Holz (2017), Just Another Day In Egypt (2015), Down on the Corner (2013), My Love Won’t Wait For You (2011), Tons of Passion (2011), I ovo je Beograd (2009), Heimatliebe (2008), Auswärtsspiel (2006)

Contact: Studer, info@minervafilm.ch

Contact: Corina Schwingruber Ilić, cschwingruber@gmail.com

Production: Corina Schwingruber Ilić / Production company: Corthafilm / Cinematography: Nikola Ilić / Sound: Aleksandar Rančić–Saša Filmography: Dida (2020), All Inclusive (2018), Ins Holz (2017), Just Another Day In Egypt (2015), Down on the Corner (2013), My Love Won’t Wait For You (2011), Tons of Passion (2011), I ovo je Beograd (2009), Heimatliebe (2008), Auswärtsspiel (2006) Contact: Corina Schwingruber Ilić, cschwingruber@gmail.com

Production: Laurin Merz / Screenplay: Nikola Ilić / Animation: Samuel J. Bucheli / Cinematography: Nikola Ilić, Brand Ferro / Editing: Rolf Hellat / Sound: Ivan Antic / Music: Heidi Happy Filmography: Dida (2020), All Inclusive (2018), Ins Holz (2017), Just Another Day In Egypt (2015), Down on the Corner (2013), My Love Won’t Wait For You (2011), Tons of Passion (2011), I ovo je Beograd (2009), Heimatliebe (2008), Auswärtsspiel (2006)

Production: Stella Händler / Production company: freihändler Filmproduktion GmbH / Screenplay: Corina Schwingruber Ilić / Cinematography: Nikola Ilić / Editing: Corina Schwingruber Ilić / Sound: Robert Büchel / Music: Heidi Happy Filmography: Dida (2020), All Inclusive (2018), Ins Holz (2017), Just Another Day In Egypt (2015), Down on the Corner (2013), My Love Won’t Wait For You (2011), Tons of Passion (2011), I ovo je Beograd (2009), Heimatliebe (2008), Auswärtsspiel (2006) Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

Contact: Nikola Ilić, nikola.ilic.post@gmail.com

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Corina and Nikola’s Choice FRI 3 – 18:45 – LUX 2

Butter Lamp

Ten Meter Tower

La Lampe au Beurre de Yak

Hopptornet

Director: Hu Wei Fiction / France / 2013 / 16’ A young photographer and his assistant offer Tibetan nomads to take their picture against diverse and fairly exotic backgrounds. Through these shots, the photographer will weave unique links with each of the various villagers. Production: AMA Productions / Screenplay: Hu Wei / Animation: Etienne Salanҫon / Editing: Hu Wei / Sound: Liu Cheng - Wu Shi Filmography: La lampe au beurre de yak (2013), Le propriétaire (2012), Sans toi (2009) Contact: Julien Julien, AMA Productions, contact@amaproductions.fr

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Kachalka

The Rabbit Hunt

Director: Axel Danielson, Maximilien van Aertryck Documentary / Sweden / 2016 / 16’

Director: Léonard Kohli Documentary / Switzerland / 2016 / 15’

Director: Gar O’Rourke Documentary / Ukraine, Ireland / 2019 / 9’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Patrick Bresnan Documentary / Hungary, United States / 2017 / 12’

On a 10-meter high diving tower, fear of taking the jump is pitted against the personal loss that would arise if you didn’t dare. What do we look like when we hesitate and when we make a decision? What does it look like when we overcome our fear?

5300 metres above sea level, at the Everest Base Camp. The film focuses on camp life and organisation, exposing the contrast between this fleeting micro-village and its savage, mystical setting while proposing a reflection on the development of extreme forms of tourism.

Production: Axel Danielson, Erik Hemmendorff / Cinematography: Axel Danielson, Maximilien van Aertryck / Editing: Axel Danielson, Maximilien van Aertryck

Production: Léonard Kohli / Cinematography: Léonard Kohli / Editing: Léonard Kohli, Orsola Valenti Contact: Emily Kessler, kesslemily@gmail.com

Filmography: Axel Danielson: Ten Meter Tower (2016), Twin Brothers - 53 Scenes in Chronological Order (2011), Summer Clouds (2004). Maximilien van Aertryck: Ten Meter Tower (2016), Extramaterial (2016), Second Deputy Speaker (2015), Matrimania (2014), Icebreakers (2012)

A journey into the heart of what is widely considered the world’s most hardcore gym - Kiev’s enormous open-air “Kachalka” gym. This observational film follows the gym’s caretaker as he takes us through the enormous scrap-metal site, allowing a glimpse into the workouts of various other local gym goers along the way. Production: Andrew Freedman / Production company: Venom Film Ltd / Cinematography: Colm Hogan / Editing: John O’Connor / Sound: Mark Henry, Richie Egan

On the weekends during the harvest season, seventeen year old Chris and his family hunt rabbits in the sugarcane fields of the Florida Everglades. Production: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas / Screenplay: Ivete Lucas / Cinematography: Patrick Bresnan / Editing: Ivete Lucas / Sound: Eric Friend Filmography: Pahokee (2019), Skip Day (2018), One Big Misunderstanding (2017), The Rabbit Hunt (2017), The Send-Off (2016), The Curse and the Jubilee (2012), Rougarouing (2012), Super-Bowl Parking Lot (2011)

Filmography: Kachalka (2019) Contact: Patrick Bresnan, patrickxavier@mac.com Contact: Venom Film Ltd, ken@venom.ie

Contact: Axel Behrens, verleih@shortfilm.com

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We Are NEOZOON NEOZOON is a collective of female artists operating from Berlin and Paris. When they started making street art in 2009, they already had a clear activist agenda. From the beginning NEOZOON focuses mainly on the relationship between humans and animals, often challenging the concept of seeing mankind as the pinnacle of god’s creation, ruling over the animals. The artificial border between man and animal results in many forms of behavior, and more recently NEOZOON displays these peculiar attitudes in audiovisual works consisting of online found footage. Subjects you should think of are hunting video’s, unboxing snakes ordered by mail and weird obsessions with pet animals. The medium of YouTube is a gift for NEOZOON. Over the years the online platform turned into an endless archive of the self-exposing human. Using collages of found footage from YouTube, NEOZOON uncovers patterns of recurring language, both in voice and image. While at first the films 78

The Online Fascinations...

of NEOZOON

SAT 4 – 19:15 – LUX 2

might seem mostly anthropological takes on niche fetishes, eventually a narrative reveals itself addressing topics like capitalism, treating animals as products and overconsumption. Go Short curated a retrospective of NEOZOON’s audiovisual work that will be combined with an interview about their artistic views and activist approach to their art. This focus on their work tries to give a balanced overview of the topics they devoted themselves to. It might feel like one of those evenings where you get lost in a loop of YouTube video’s - but in this one you might actually learn something about human behavior as well. NEOZOON also curated an online playlist of their YouTube fascinations, accompanied by an interview taken by one of our programmers; it can be found on our website.

Call of the Wild

Love Goes Through the Stomach

Unboxing Eden

My BBY 8L3W

Director: NEOZOON Documentary, Art film / Germany / 2014 / 3’

Director: NEOZOON Documentary, Art film / Germany / 2017 / 14’

Director: NEOZOON Documentary, Art film / Germany / 2013 / 4’

Director: NEOZOON Documentary, Art film / Germany / 2014 / 3’

A collage questioning the perception of music as an expression of the negative aspects of the world and explores the supposedly evil, sonic analogy of the animal in man.

‘Love Goes Through the Stomach’ is dedicated to nutrition and the human relation towards ‘production animals’. The collage provides disturbing insights into the behavior of a western affluent society between a lack of appreciation and the origin of animal products.

Snake breeders and their animals. The film documents the arrival, breeding and handling of snakes in all shapes and sizes. A collage about pride and hidden fear, questioning who is in control of whom.

‘My BBY 8L3W’ depicts a collage of women who present their pets online in video declarations of love and adoration for their dogs and cats.

Production company: NEOZOON / Sound: Jochen Jessuzek Filmography: Cephalization (2019), FragMANts (2019), Little Lower than The Angels (2019), Love Goes Through the Stomach (2018), Call of the Wild (2017), Shake Shake Shake (2016), My BBY 8L3W (2014), Big Game (2013), Unboxing Eden (2013), Buck Fever (2012), Fair Game (2011), Good Boy - Bad Boy (2011), Das Manteltier (2010)

Production company: NEOZOON / Sound: Jochen Jessuzek Filmography: Cephalization (2019), FragMANts (2019), Little Lower than The Angels (2019), Love Goes Through the Stomach (2018), Call of the Wild (2017), Shake Shake Shake (2016), My BBY 8L3W (2014), Big Game (2013), Unboxing Eden (2013), Buck Fever (2012), Fair Game (2011), Good Boy - Bad Boy (2011), Das Manteltier (2010)

Contact: Light Cone, rentals@lightcone.org

Production company: NEOZOON / Sound: Jochen Jessuzek Filmography: Cephalization (2019), FragMANts (2019), Little Lower than The Angels (2019), Love Goes Through the Stomach (2018), Call of the Wild (2017), Shake Shake Shake (2016), My BBY 8L3W (2014), Big Game (2013), Unboxing Eden (2013), Buck Fever (2012), Fair Game (2011), Good Boy - Bad Boy (2011), Das Manteltier (2010)

Production company: NEOZOON / Sound: Jochen Jessuzek Filmography: Cephalization (2019), FragMANts (2019), Little Lower than The Angels (2019), Love Goes Through the Stomach (2018), Call of the Wild (2017), Shake Shake Shake (2016), My BBY 8L3W (2014), Big Game (2013), Unboxing Eden (2013), Buck Fever (2012), Fair Game (2011), Good Boy - Bad Boy (2011), Das Manteltier (2010) Contact: Light Cone, rentals@lightcone.org

Contact: Light Cone, rentals@lightcone.org Contact: Light Cone, rentals@lightcone.org

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We Are Norway

The Online Fascinations of NEOZOON

Buck Fever

Little Lower Than the Angels

FragMANts

Director: NEOZOON Documentary, Art film / Germany / 2012 / 5’

Director: NEOZOON Documentary, Art film / Germany / 2019 / 12’

Director: NEOZOON Documentary, Art film / Germany / 2019 / 5’

The film ‘Buck Fever’ consists of amateur recordings of hunters, documenting the hunters’ extreme tension before and their relief after shooting an animal.

A found footage film that explores the relationship between religion and speciesism. The main focus is on the numerous YouTube representatives of creationism and the idea that man is the undisputed pinnacle of creation. The experimental film collage moves between old and new worlds of images of religious clients and questions the reasonableness of anthropocentric beliefs.

The term fetish is used to describe the attribution of qualities or powers to things that they do not possess by nature. Karl Marx uses this term to describe the quasi-religious material relationship to products that people produce for each other in division of labour or social work. Already in Marx’ time the term fetish was used primarily in connection with animistic religion

Production company: NEOZOON

Production company: NEOZOON / Sound: Jochen Jessuzek

Production company: NEOZOON / Sound: Jochen Jessuzek Filmography: Cephalization (2019), FragMANts (2019), Little Lower than The Angels (2019), Love Goes Through the Stomach (2018), Call of the Wild (2017), Shake Shake Shake (2016), My BBY 8L3W (2014), Big Game (2013), Unboxing Eden (2013), Buck Fever (2012), Fair Game (2011), Good Boy - Bad Boy (2011), Das Manteltier (2010) Contact: Light Cone, rentals@lightcone.org

Filmography: Cephalization (2019), FragMANts (2019), Little Lower than The Angels (2019), Love Goes Through the Stomach (2018), Call of the Wild (2017), Shake Shake Shake (2016), My BBY 8L3W (2014), Big Game (2013), Unboxing Eden (2013), Buck Fever (2012), Fair Game (2011), Good Boy - Bad Boy (2011), Das Manteltier (2010)

Filmography: Cephalization (2019), FragMANts (2019), Little Lower than The Angels (2019), Love Goes Through the Stomach (2018), Call of the Wild (2017), Shake Shake Shake (2016), My BBY 8L3W (2014), Big Game (2013), Unboxing Eden (2013), Buck Fever (2012), Fair Game (2011), Good Boy - Bad Boy (2011), Das Manteltier (2010)

Contact: Light Cone, rentals@lightcone.org Contact: Light Cone, rentals@lightcone.org

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In recent years there have been many very interesting films coming from Norway, touching on a wide variety of topics, genres and film styles. Over the years a total of no less than 45 films have been screened at Go Short in various programs of the festival. In 2015 we invited the Norwegian filmmaker Gunhild Enger as a guest in focus at Go Short to celebrate her work in short film. Besides our festival, Norwegian filmmakers have proven themselves on the highest international stage too. Filmmaker Joachim Trier is a celebrated director, who made a number of interesting short films in the early 2000’s. More recently, Johanna Pyykkö - nowadays living and working in Norway was selected for Cannes with her short 'The Manila Lover' (2019) this year. Curating this focus program, several topics emerged as being covered a lot by Norwegian filmmakers. The human condition and personal developments of young children and adolescents is a central theme in many

Norwegian shorts. From this perspective two programs have been curated, called Humans of Norway, and Norwegian Girl Gangs, the latter being a program originally curated by Feministisk Filmklubb in Oslo for an event in 2019. Another striking element in Norwegian short film is dark and dry humor. In this light we curated a third program, called Cynical Comedy of the North. Special thanks to our program partners, that have acted as advisors to point our attention in the direction of the wonderful and inspiring Norwegian films that make up this focus program: Per Fikse and Mads Outzen of Minimalen Short Film Festival; Vanja Ødegård of Kortfilmfestivalen; Maria Stoianova of Nordisk Panorama. And thanks to the Norwegian Film Institute for supporting us in organising this program.

Cynical Comedy of the North It might be the cold, the darkness or just their nature, but the Norse have become experts

on ‘cynical cinema’. Clinically detached cinematography is used to depict cynical stories that will scratch your dark humor itch. Coldly stand-offish or efficiently inquisitive, these Norwegian shorts show our worst at its best.

Norwegian Girl Gangs Norwegian girls are not to be messed with. The films in this program show some tough, edgy and funny young women. Coming-ofage by exploring life in a curious, witty and sometimes straight-up shocking way. Who run the world? Girls!

Humans of Norway Humankind suffers from a lot of strange habits, inner struggles and complex identities. Even though the Norwegians are among the happiest people in the world, they face the whims of humanity just as much as anyone else. But at least they know how to make great short films about that weird, cruel and sometimes heartwarming behavior of our species. 81


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Norwegian Girl Gangs

THU 2 – 21:15 – LUX 2 / SUN 5 – 17:00 – LUX 3

THU 2 – 16:15 – LUX 4 / SAT 4 – 12:30 – LUX 4

Yes We Love

Mr. Death

Ja Vi Elsker

The Proposal Frieri

Director: Hallvar Witzø Fiction / Norway / 2014 / 14’

Director: Andreas J. Riiser Fiction / Norway / 2016 / 15’ /

Director: Det sporadiske filmkollektivet Fiction / Norway / 2018 / 6’

Four generations, each with a crisis, set in four different parts of Norway on the Norwegian Constitution Day.

An exclusive interview with Death himself.

In a boat, Joachim gets down on one knee and proposes to Toril, the woman of his dreams. Toril, on the other hand, has a different take on their relationship than him.

Production: Elisabeth Kvithyll / Screenplay: Hallvar Witzø / Cinematography: Audun G. Magnæs / Editing: Audun G. Magnæs, Elisabeth Kvithyll / Sound: Nils Jakob Langvik Filmography: Yes We Love (2014), Tuba Atlantic (2010), Remi (2009), Svigertur (2009), Kosmonaut (2008), Svenske Epler (2008)

Production company: Bacon Osl / Screenplay: Andreas J. Riiser / Cinematography: Gaute Gunnari / Editing: Andreas J. Riiser, Sunniva Sundby / Sound: Christian Schaanning, Jørn Ryen / Cast: Inger Johanne Ravn, Ståle Stenslie, Trond Espen Seim Filmography: Mr. Death (2016), Outside Comfort (2012) (Go Short 2013), Isola (2006), Brick Vision (2005), Goldfish Tradition (2004)

Contact: Arna Marie Bersaas, amb@nfi.no

Production: Det sporadiske filmkollektivet - / Screenplay: Det sporadiske filmkollektivet - / Cinematography: Det sporadiske filmkollektivet - / Sound: Det sporadiske filmkollektivet - / Music: Det sporadiske filmkollektivet Filmography: Branch (2018), The Proposal (2018) Contact: Arna Marie Bersaas, amb@nfi.no

Contact: Arna Marie Bersaas, amb@nfi.no

Former Cult member Hears Music For The First Time

Dog Eat Dog

Director: Kristoffer Borgli Fiction / Norway, United States / 2019 / 12’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Rikke Gregersen Fiction / Norway / 2018 / 25’

Director: Fanny Ovesen Fiction / Norway / 2018 / 18’

Silje wants to leave her boyfriend, but when she finds him in a half-hearted attempt to hang himself she has to reconsider, in fear of acting reckless.

It’s a birthday party at a public pool disco, and underdog Ronja challenges the girls’ alpha female to battle for dominance. The game escalates quickly, and as the thirst for power grows, Ronja and the other girls lose control.

A woman has escaped captivity from her abusive family. A magazine invites her to a journalistic experiment: hearing music for the first time. You won’t believe her reaction. Production: Kristoffer Borgli / Production company: Furlined / Cinematography: Christopher Ripley / Editing: Kristoffer Borgli, Patrick Larsgaard / Sound: Adrian Aurelius, Jack Sobo / Music: Gabriel Fauré, Goran Obad Filmography: Former Cult Member Hears Music for the First Time (2019), A Place We Call Reality (2018), DRIB (2017), Whateverest (2013)

She-Pack

De Hensynsløse

Production: Rebekka Rognøy / Screenplay: Rikke Gregersen / Cinematography: Torjus Thesen / Editing: Espen Skjong Knutsen / Sound: Hans Ekevi, Lars Andreas Nilssen Filmography: Dog Eat Dog (2018)

Production: Lotte Sandbu / Production company: The Norwegian Film School / Screenplay: Maren Skolem / Cinematography: Magga Vala / Editing: Anni Tiainen / Sound: Anna Nilsson / Music: Juno Jensen / Cast: Elen K. Frogner, Marita A. Torve, Martine N. Hammerstad, Wiktoria Grzegorczyk

Contact: Rikke Gregersen, rikke@dept.no Filmography: She-Pack (2018), Smile (2017) Contact: Karin Julsrud, filmskolen@inn.no

Contact: Arna Marie Bersaas, amb@nfi.no

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THU 2 – 19:15 – LUX 2 / FRI 3 – 14:30 – LUX 2

Intruders

Beast

Unobjectified Masturbators

Children of Satan

The Hunger

water bears

Vill Mark

Hæstkuk

Onanerende Subjekter

Satans Barn

Gutten er sulten

bjørnedyr

Director: Thea Hvistendahl Fiction / Norway / 2016 / 5’

Director: Aasne Vaa Greibrokk Fiction / Norway / 2019 / 13’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Marlene Emilie Lyngstad, Andrea Sitara Gran Fiction / Norway / 2018 / 10’

Director: Thea Hvistendahl Fiction / Norway / 2019 / 23’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Kenneth Karlstad Fiction / Norway / 2017 / 21’

Director: Yenni Lee Fiction / Norway / 2018 / 9’ / Dutch premiere

A sixteen year old boy with an intense desire for recognition seeks out a vicious criminal to prove his boundless grit. An expressive suburban gothic tale which enters the mindset of a teenager and explores the phenomenon of sensation seeking at a young age.

A 6th grade’s discussion about power structures that also evolves between the 11-year-olds in the group. The film studies the bystander-effect in different dimensions and almost breaks the barriers between the illustrative, hyper-realistic and fictive.

Production: Petter Onstad Løkke / Production company: Eldorado Film, Maipo Film / Screenplay: Kenneth Karlstad / Cinematography: Pål Ulvik Rokseth / Editing: Karsten Meinich / Sound: Inger Elise Holm, Johannes Dekko, Jorunn Børve Eriksen / Music: Magnus Børmark / Cast: Anders T. Andersen, Henrik Dieter Stenholt, Mikkel Bratt Silset, Odin Waage

Production: Yenni Lee / Cinematography: Sara Svärdsén / Editing: Patrik Forsell / Sound: Eric Guslén

Lise and Synnove are sisters and play by the river in their new neighborhood. Suddenly they are interrupted when two other girls show up and want to know who they are and what they do on ‘their’ territory. Screenplay: Maja Storbekken / Cinematography: Jakob Ingimundarson / Editing: Jonas Ekroll Bakkelund / Sound: Inger Elise Holm Filmography: Children of Satan (2019), Virgins4Lyfe (2018), The Monkey and the Mouth (2017), Intruders (2016) Contact: Arna Marie Bersaas, amb@nfi.no

Dagne (13) has become highly competent and independent in her work at the stables. She and the other girls test their skills by pulling on the reins of the strongest horses. Within the group lies an expectation of what awaits them in adulthood. But when the 34-year-old blacksmith comes to the stables, the hazy fantasies of youth soon morph into harsh reality. Production: Ragna N. Midtgard / Cinematography: Øystein Mamen / Editing: Helle Le Fevre / Sound: Gunn Tove Grønsberg, Jorunn Børve Eriksen / Cast: Aline Sandaa, Bjørk Strøksnes, Bjørnar Karlsen, Charlotte Jodal, Ellen Birgitte Winther, Oda Henriksen Bøifot, Thea Enola Michalsen Filmography: Beast (2019), To Whom it May Concern (2012), A Short of Breath (2010), Gardrail (2009) Contact: Arna Marie Bersaas, amb@nfi.no

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A group of girls seek out a height with a view. Slightly intoxicated, they snap romanticizing pictures of themselves and the beautiful surroundings. Suddenly, they discover they are not the only ones to ‘romanticize’ the moment. Cinematography: Catharina Wandrup / Editing: Espen Skjong Knutsen, Marlene Emilie Lyngstad, Andrea Sitara Gran / Sound: Pål Baglo, Valeria Quezada, Vidar Hemmingsen / Music: Jack Leonard Holldorff, Mozart -, Andrea Sitara Gran / Cast: Aslak Maurstad, Julie Larsen Jensen, Marlene Emilie Lyngstad, Regine Hannestad Frøystadvaag, Andrea Sitara Gran Filmography: Marlene: Bedbugs (2020), Hideaway (2019), Unobjectified masturbators (2019), Sacred Place (2018), Kvartlivskrise (2017), Bovary (2017), Sheet Fort (2017). Andrea: Pro Explorer 200 (2019), Duvel (2019), Unobjectified masturbators (2019), Kvartlivskrise (2017)

Louise (11) and Maria (11) make friends at a Christian summer camp. When a new girl arrives, Erna, Louise and Maria are asked to take extra care of her, but they soon realize she is a bit different. They conclude she must be posessed by Satan. ‘Children of Satan’ is a story about two young girls’ need to belong, their lively imagination, and how the combination of the two has a fatal outcome. Production: Andrea B. Ottmar / Cinematography: Andreas Johannessen / Editing: Trude Lirhus / Sound: Helge Bodøgaard, Johan Pram / Music: Ole Ulvik Rokseth / Filmography: Children of Satan (2019), Adjø Montebello (2017)

Filmography: The Hunger (2017)

Contact: Arna Marie Bersaas, amb@nfi.no

Contact: Arna Marie Bersaas, amb@nfi.no

Filmography: water bears (2018), Explosions in the Heart (2016), Run Away (2013), Air Balloon (2011) Contact: Arna Marie Bersaas, amb@nfi.no

Contact: Marlene Emilie Lyngstad, marlene.lyngstad@hotmail.no

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The Weight of Spring

Sami Boy

The Committee

To Open, To See

Sámi Bóya

Kommittén

A apne, a se

Director: Erika Calmeyer Fiction / Norway / 2017 / 6’

Director: Elle Sofe Henriksen Fiction / Norway / 2015 / 9’

Director: Gunhild Enger, Jenni Toivoniemi Fiction / Sweden / 2016 / 14’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Camilla Figenschou Fiction / Norway / 2012 / 15’

What does love look like? The short film ‘Weight of Spring’ shows different love relationships, with its closeness, destructiveness, quest, loneliness and intimacy. The film is told in twelve beautiful tableaux, with 24 different actors.

Mikkel is a reindeer shepherd and is responsible for his family’s herd. Just like a Sami Boy should, Mikkel has a tough shell. But inside him there is chaos.

Production: Nina M. Barbosa Blad / Screenplay: Benjamin Loeb, Erika Calmeyer / Cinematography: Benjamin Loeb / Editing: Erika Calmeyer / Sound: Vidar Grande / Music: Therese Aune /

Screenplay: Elle Sofe Henriksen / Cinematography: Ken Are Bongo, Ole Thomas Hætta / Editing: Hanna Storby, Kim Sundbeck / Sound: Kim-Erling Johansen / Music: Tapani Rinne, Wimme Saari / Filmography: Sami Boy (2015)

Filmography: TWIN (2019), Nudes (2019), Weight of Spring (2018), Mysteriet på Sommerbåten (2015), Lea (2014)

Contact: Elle Sofe Sara, sahkkonsound@gmail.com

A Nordic collaboration is taking place. Delegates from Sweden, Norway and Finland are gathered in Lapland to decide on an art piece, which is to be placed where the three borders meet geographically. They are put to the test when the commissioned artist presents a slightly different idea than originally envisioned. Production company: Kjellson & Wik / Screenplay: Gunhild Enger, Jenni Toivoniemi / Cinematography: Liv Ulfsdóttir / Editing: Trude Lirhus / Sound: Rune Van Deurs, Tuomas Klaavo, Vesa Meriläinen / Music: Edvard Grieg / Cast: Cecilia Milocco, Kirstin Groven Holmboe, Martin Slaatto, Tapio Liinoja, Teemu Aromaa

A group of children is taken on a trip to a beach. While separated from adult supervision, they discover a stranded porpoise. It is dead and they open it up. Screenplay: Camilla Figenschou / Cinematography: Marte Vold / Editing: Astrid Skumsrud Johansen / Sound: Fredric Vogel / Filmography: To Open, to See (2012), The Beginning of no Night (2010) Contact: Arna Marie Bersaas, amb@nfi.no

Contact: Nina M. Barbosa Blad, nina@barbosafilm.no Filmography: Gunhild Enger: The Committee (2016), Subtotal (2014), A Simpler Life (2013), Prematur (2012). Jenni Toivonieme: Force of Habit (2019), Festive Spirit (2019), Boudoir (2019), It’s All Right (2019), The Committee (2016), Korso (2014), Wedding NIght (2013), The Date (2012) Contact: Kjellson & Wik, kjellson@kjellsonwik.se 86

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We Are Nature Let’s start by saying that these are ambivalent times for curating a focus program on nature. There are pressing issues which definitely deserve attention, while at the same time the sheer beauty of nature also requires a spotlight. Of course, nature as a subject for art is nothing new and beautiful landscapes have always been an inspiration for artists, such as Van Gogh’s painting Cypress Trees and Joseph Beuys’ performance of planting 7000 trees in the city of Kassel. It’s no different in film: trying to capture a majestic scenery, or the mystical powers of nature on moving image are subjects seen in short films that are released every year. But times seem a bit bleaker now, and some films in our program may paint a darker future (or even present) of Earth than we’d like to see. There’s something in this contradiction of humans destroying something they love so much, that somehow provokes visions where either humans or nature will survive. You may call humankind part of nature, still these seemingly opposite forces play a central role throughout our focus 88

program. In four programs we tried to create a balanced mix with different visions on nature, focusing on the beauty of nature and at the same time showing an insecure future.

Nature Taking Over A stroll through nature can evoke a different sense of time. Looking at a landscape, where humans, their habits and even entire civilizations were nothing more than a passer-by, gives a space a sensation of being something sublime. Something which exists beyond human existence. An accumulation of layers of time where our lives in the here and now suddenly seem insignificant. Of course, humans have their impact on nature, and we are more aware of this than ever before. But especially in these times, this other perspective - of the insignificant human in a majestic nature - creates a weird satisfaction. In this program we choose this other perspective where the power of nature puts humankind in its place. Where nature evokes fear, forces us to adjust, to flee, and even

takes lives. Find shelter form erupting volcanos, harsh winds, insufferable cold and tidal waves.

Designing Nature Nature has a grace which is hard to describe, let alone imitate. We love artificial nature though. We surround ourselves with plastic plants and trees to create a fake natural environment when real nature is absent. We might even add an actual animal to create a more convincing world. In digital worlds nature gets more like reality: taking a walk through the woods in a video game is a legit leisure activity nowadays. Oh, isn’t progress something beautiful? Watch out though, we might replace ourselves as well at some point.

Nature Hitting Hard With a focus on nature you would probably expect a program about global warming and climate change. Well, we would probably be preaching to the choir. Instead, we highlight a problem which deserves equal attention: environmental injustice. Poor people, people of color, and indigenous people are more likely to suffer or die during climate disasters than white and rich people. A common example is water sources: when they get poisoned or dry out this will have a direct and harsh impact on the poor, while the rich stay safe. With this program we give a voice to the people in these areas, where polluted water or changing sea levels often play an important role. For example, we show the impact of

hurricane Maria on the poor neighborhoods in Puerto Rico, the lives of people depending on a polluted river, and people living on an island which slowly gets flooded. In one film the monster of capitalism - that lies underneath this all - becomes directly visible: we see poor inhabitants living among garbage and trying to make a living out of the polluted sea, in an area where big chemical factories have taken over because the land is cheap. All these alarming situations should be a priority of public debate.

The Destiny of Nature Let’s have a look into the far future, and try to think about where the battle between humans and nature will lead. In this program

we will show the varied visions of different filmmakers on the destiny of nature. Will all the green disappear and only be available to us through controlled environments (please make a reservation first, guided tours are available in Dutch and English)? Or will only a few of us survive, taking care of what is left of the plants and trees to rebuild everything? Another scenario is that we are part of the swan song of humankind, and nature will flourish again soon - but without us. Only a few leftovers of the ‘time of humans’ will remain visible in humanless landscapes. It might sound harsh, but this actually looks like the best outcome possible.

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Designing Nature

Nature Hitting Hard

FRI 3 – 16:15 – LUX 3 / SUN 5 – 15:00 – LUX 3

SAT 4 – 21:00 – LUX 3 / SUN 5 – 17:30 – LUX 2

Nature: All Rights Reserved

Parallel I

Floreana

Electric Swan

Black Line

We Got Your Back

Ligne noire Director: Sebastian Mulder Documentary / The Netherlands / 2016 / 21’

Director: Harun Farocki Documentary / Germany / 2012 / 16’

Artificial grass on the balcony, a meeting hall with a forest wallpaper, a palm beach in the waiting room of the dentist. This short documentary examines the role of nature simulations in our society. To what extent does artificial nature satisfy the city dwellers and where are these simulations still falling short? Will artificial nature ever replace real nature?

The four-part cycle ‘Parallel’ deals with the image genre of computer animation. The series focuses on the construction, visual landscape and inherent rules of computer-animated worlds. ‘Parallel I’ opens up a history of styles in computer graphics.

Production: Sebastian Mulder / Cinematography: Maxime Brun / Editing: Wouter Hoek / Sound: Apollonia van Dun, Lars van Leeuwen, Mike van Creij / Music: Joost van ‘T Hoff

Filmography: Parralel I (2012), Zum Vergleich (2009), Nicht ohne Risiko (2004), Erkennen und Verfolgen (2003), The Creators of the Shopping Worlds (2001), Prison Images (2001), The Application (1997), Schnitstelle (1995), Videogramme einer Revolution (1992), Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989), Leben BRD (1989), Wie man sieht (1986), Etwas wird sichtbar (1982), Der Aerger mit den Bildern (1973), Die Teilung aller Tage (1970), Zwei Wege (1966), Jeder ein Berliner Kindl (1966)

Filmography: Nature: All Rights Reserved (2016) Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

Production company: Harun Farocki Filmproduktion

Director: Louis Morton Animation / Denmark, United States / 2018 / 4’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Kotzamani Konstantina Fiction / Greece, France, Argentina / 2019 / 40’ / Dutch premiere

On a remote island in the future, people are training for an important mission. Take a look at the mechanics of this training facility and the creatures within.

Buildings are not supposed to move. But on Avenida Libertador 2050, a building moves and the ceiling shivers, causing a strange nausea.

Production: Tim Leborgne / Production company: The Open Workshop / Screenplay: Louis Morton / Animation: Louis Morton / Sound: Asbjørn Derdau, Sofie Birch / Music: Asbjørn Derdau, Sofie Birch

Production: Chaumet Emmanuel / Production company: Ecce Films, Homemade Films, UN PUMA / Screenplay: Konstantina Kotzamani / Cinematography: Roman Kasseroller / Editing: Smaro Papaevangelou / Sound: Virginia Scaro, Persefoni Miliou, Simon Apostolou / Cast: Juan Carlos Aduviri, Nelly Prince, Elisa Massino

Filmography: Floreana (2018), Nose Hair (2016), Passer Passer (2013) Contact: Luce Grosjean, festival@miyu.fr

Director: Francesca Scalisi, Mark Olexa Documentary / Switzerland / 2017 / 10’

Director: Viktor Hertz Fiction / Sweden / 2014 / 3’

A woman fishing in cloudy waters, the suffering nature, the broken chant of the muezzin, all linked by a thin, black line.

There is so much to feel guilty about nowadays. Sure, we all care about the environment, but honestly, don’t you sometimes just want to toss all the junk in the same waste bin? What if there was a simple service that got your back covered, on a monthly direct debit plan?

Production: Francesca Scalisi, Mark Olexa / Cinematography: Mark Olexa / Editing: Francesca Scalisi / Sound: Florian Pittet Filmography: Black Line (2017), Half-life in Fukushima (2016), Moriom (2015) Contact: Mark Olexa, mrkolexa@gmail.com

Filmography: Limbo (2016), Yellow Fieber (2015), Washingtonia (2014)

Production: Johann Gustavsson / Screenplay: Viktor Hertz / Cinematography: Johann Gustavsson / Filmography: How It Feels to Be Hungover (2018), Home Care Before Christmas (2016), Fomo Sapiens (2016), We Got Your Back (2014) Contact: Viktor Hertz, info@viktorhertz.com

Contact: Anaïs Gagliardi, distribution@eccefilms.fr

Contact: Tamara, info@vdb.org

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Nature Hitting Hard

WED 1 – 20:30 – LUX 2

Oh Brother Octopus Director: Florian Kunert Documentary / Germany / 2017 / 27’ / International premiere The sea nomads of Indonesia believe that with every newborn there is a twin brother in the form of an octopus. Rituals are carried out in the water to appease the brother and prevent misfortunes. Jakarta is portrayed as the apocalyptic revenge of the brother octopus when dishonor occurs. Production: Florian Kunert / Editing: Ian Purnell / Sound: Stefan Voglsinger / Music: Stefan Galler, Stefan Voglsinger Filmography: Oh Brother Cotopus (2017), The Plural of One Person (2013), Poco A Poco (2012), Shack Theatre (2011) Contact: Florian Kunert, florian-kunert@gmx.de

That Which Is To Come Is Just A Promise Quello che verra’ e’ solo una promessa Director: Flatform Documentary, Art film / Italy, The Netherlands, France, New Zealand / 2019 / 22’ / Dutch premiere In a long sequence through Funafuti island, the state of drought and flooding alternate fluidly, and without interruption. The places and the actions of their inhabitants, in the constant and smooth movement from one state to another, set-aside the two recurring situations of the island: the waiting and the suspension. Production: Giulia Achilli, Marco Alessi, Marc Thelosen, Catherine Fitzgerald / Production company: Blueskin Films, Dugong Films, seriousFilm / Screenplay: Flatform / Cinematography: Simon Baumfield / Editing: Flatform / Sound: Wiebe de Boer

Pa’lante

Isole Di Fuoco

Wind Along the Coast Ветер вдоль берега

Director: Kristian Mercado Figueroa, Doug Klinger Fiction / United States / 2018 / 8’

Director: Gabriel Böhmer Animation / United Kingdom, Switzerland / 2018 / 9’

Director: Vittorio De Seta Documentary / Italy / 1955 / 9’

Director: Ivan Maximov Animation / Russia / 2004 / 6’

Music video for ‘Pa’lante’ by Hurray For The Riff Raff.

A forest hermit tries to prepare for a flood, but he becomes distracted by his noisy neighbour - who happens to be the hermit’s left eye. ‘The Flood Is Coming’ explores the growing anxiety about the state of nature, and our place in it.

A documentary centered on the volcanic eruptions that occurred north of Sicily in December of 1954.

A funny, lyrical story about the hard village life on the coast suffering from high winds.

Filmography: Articolo 23 (2008), All Human Rights for All (2008), Lettere dal Sahara (2006), Dedicato ad Antonino Uccello (2003), In Calabria (1993), Isole Di Fuoco (1955)

Production: Alexander Gerasimov, Vyacheslav Mayasov / Screenplay: Ivan Maximov / Animation: Alexander Panov, Natasha Malgina, Oleg Uzhinov, Tanya Yatsyna, Valera Olkovich / Sound: Vadim Kruglov / Music: Alexei Kuznetsov, Daniel Kramer

Production: Luis E Mendez, Matthew Glueckert, Yanira Figueroa Velázquez / Production company: Baby Panther / Cinematography: Rudolf Costin / Editing: Michael Reuter / Cast: Amethyst, Kareem Savinon, Kylie B, Mela Murder Filmography: Mariposa (2019), Estrella Jalisco - Share for Good (2018), Awkwafina - Pockiez (2018), Hurray for the Riff Raff - Pa’lante (2018), Craig Finn - God In Chicago (2017), Kool Keith + MF Doom - Superhero (2016), Red Tuxedo (2014), Tyga: Wait for a Minute (2013) Contact: Kristian Mercado Figueroa, krismerc@gmail.com

Filmography: That Which Is To Come Is Just A Promise (2019), 11 trails (2018), Quantum (2015), Trento Symphonia (2014), Movements of an impossible time (2011), Cannot be anything against the wind (2010), 57.600 seconds of invisible night and light (2009)

The Flood Is Coming

Production: Samantha Monk / Screenplay: Gabriel Böhmer / Animation: Gabriel Böhmer / Editing: Gabriel Böhmer / Sound: Gabriel Böhmer / Music: Nacho Palacios Filmography: The Flood Is Coming (2018), Beetle Trouble (2017) Contact: Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes, info@squareeyesfilm.com

Contact: Andrea Meneghelli, andrea.meneghelli@comune.bologna.it

Filmography: Lonely Monster Goes Out (2019), Alternative Walk (2017), Artist andHooligans (2015), Benches Nº0458 (2014), Bum-Bum, the Baby of the Fisher (2013), Long Bridge of Desired Direction (2012), Out of Play (2011), Tide To and Fro (2010), The Additional Capability of the Snout (2008) Contact: Ivan Maximov, ivan_maximov@mail.ru

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Nature Taking Over

SAT 4 – 22:00 – LUX 6

Peril of the Antilles

After the Volcano

Antarctica

The Green and Pleasant Land

Après le Volcan

The Forest

Exland

To Dasos

Director: Fern Silva Documentary / United States, Haiti / 2011 / 5’

Director: Léo Favier Fiction / France / 2016 / 17’

Director: Jeroen Ceulebrouck Animation / Belgium / 2016 / 9’

Director: Max Colson Animation / United Kingdom / 2017 / 13’

Director: Lia Tsalta, Yannis Kanakis, Chrisanthos Margonis Fiction / Greece / 2018 / 17’ / Dutch premiere

Director: Thibault Gleize, Mihai Grecu Fiction / France / 2013 / 8’

Peril of the Antilles was filmed at the beginning of November 2010 while Fern Silva was visiting a friend in Haiti. At this specific time, the cholera epidemic was on its way to Port-au-Prince, Hurricane Tomas was on the horizon, and the presidential elections were in a couple weeks…

The earth quakes, ashes fall from the sky, and there’s this fire that firefighters don’t get to extinguish. The villagers decide to take refuge in the forest. Surounded by wild beasts, a new life begins.

When a group of Antarctic explorers get their boat stuck in the ice, they are forced to find rescue. The journey is difficult and not without obstacles as we follow these explorers while their bodies and minds struggle to survive.

Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am your Guide and I hope we’ll get along well. This is a once in a lifetime experience.

Gigantic abandoned amusement parks and abstract commercial displays are hidden somewhere between foggy mountains and windy fjords. From these places, a mysterious colorful tsunami appears, flooding the majestic landscape underneath it.

Production: Jean-Christope Soulageon / Screenplay: Léo Favier / Editiong: Arnaud Viémont / Sound: Fabien Bourdier and Brice Kartmann / Music: Hideaki Tsuji / Cast: Tristan Fourneau, Robert Nana, Tiziana Jill Beck, Léo Favier, Lila Tamazit

Production: Jeroen Ceulebrouck / Screenplay: Jeroen Ceulebrouck / Sound: Jeroen Ceulebrouck / Music: Bart Maris / Cast: Daniël Scott, Jeroen Ceulebrouck, Pierre Doyen, Sven de Swaef

A chorus of internet comments inspires the construction of a ‘live’ animation portrait of Britain, in all of its pastoral glory. The disconnect between patriotic, sentimental perceptions and reality builds an incongruous vision. The film’s animation draws directly on user comments found below the line of videos and online newspaper articles concerning the English and British countryside. Production: Max Colson / Music: Kevin MacLeod

Filmography: The Forest (2018)

Filmography: London Knowledge (2018), The Green and Pleasant Land (2018), Construction Lines (2017), Le Medina: Notes from the Focus Groups (2016), A New Investment Vehicle (2015)

Contact: Eleni Kossyfidou, eleni.kossyfidou@gmail.com

Cinematography: Fern Silva Filmography: The Watchmen (2017), Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder (2017), Scales in the Spectrum of Space (2015), Wayward Fronds (2014), Tender Feet (2013), Concrete Parlay (2012), Passage Upon the Plume (2011), Peril of the Antilles (2011), In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (2010), Servants of Mercy (2010), Sahara Mosaic (2009), After Marks (2008), Spinners (2008), Notes from a Bastard Child (2007)

Filmography: Apollo or the wild life (2018), After the volcano (2016), Who doesn’t have a dark side (2015), Kinoki, know-ho for better living (2012) Contact: Anais Colpin, anais@manifest.pictures

Filmography: Antartica (2016), Oak (2014), Thinking and The Girl (2014), Sausages (2013), Velikan (2013), Untitled (2012) Contact: Jeroen Ceulebrouck, Audiovisuele kunsten Film, jeroen_ceulebrouck@hotmail.com

Contact: Max Colson, maxdfcolson@gmail.com

Production: Eleni Kossyfidou / Screenplay: Lia Tsalta / Editing: Nikos Pastras / Sound: Nikos Pastras, Persefoni Miliou / Music: Fernando Corona

Production: Mihai Grecu / Screenplay: Mihai Grecu, Thibault Gleize / Cinematography: Thibault Gleize / Editing: Mihai Grecu, Thibault Gleize / Sound: Frederico Garcia / Music: Thibault Gleize Filmography: The Reflection of Power (2015), Exland (2013), Glucose (2012), We’ll Become Oil (2011) Contact: Mahai Grecu & Thibault Gleize, thisheatsmeup@radiatorsales.eu

Contact: Carsten Zimmer, cz@arsenal-berlin.de

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Radboud Reflects: De wilde mens

The Destiny of Nature

SAT 4 – 16:00 – LUX 6 – DUTCH SPOKEN

Lecture and short films with philosopher Philippe van Haute

Urth Director: Ben Rivers Fiction / United Kingdom / 2017 / 19’ Filmed inside Biosphere 2 in Arizona, Urth forms a cinematic meditation on ambitious experiments, constructed environments, and visions of the future. Writer Mark von Schlegell contributes a text-read as the final log instalments of a woman sealed inside an unforgiving environment. Production: Ben Rivers Filmography: Look Then Below (2019), Krabi, 2562 (2019), Urth (2017), The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015), Things (2014), Let Us Persevere in What We Have Resolved Before We Forget (2013), The Creation As We Saw It (2012), Sack Barrow (2011), Slow Action (2011), May Tomorrow Shine the Brightest of All Your Many Days As It Will Be Your Last (2009), A World Rattled of Habit (2008), Sørdal (2008), Ah, Liberty! (2008), Greenhouse (2007), The Coming Race (2006), Astika (2006), The Bomb with a Man in His Shoe (2005), The Hyrcynium Wood (2005), We the People (2004), Old Dark House (2003) Contact: LUX Distribution, distribution@lux.org.uk 96

Red-End and the Seemingly Symbiotic Society Director: Robin Noorda, Bethany de Forest Animation / The Netherlands / 2009 / 15’ Ants gather sugar cubes in an icy marl cave in order to build a big palace. This turns out to be a nursery to cultivate larvae. These grubs reveal themselves as bizarre, marching gluttons. The ant Red-End is different and starts an experiment… Production: Erik Schut, Eline van Hagen / Animation: Robin Noorda / Cinematography: Robin Noorda / Sound: Phantom Frank / Music: Phantom Frank Filmography: Robin Noorda: Red-end (2009), Circular Waste (2002), Dancing with Chairs (1999), Horses in the Air (1996), Bridges over Europe (1994), Entropy (1991) / Bethany de Forest: Red-end (2009) Contact: Robin Noorda, robin.noorda@morphosis.nl

How wild is humankind? Even though we do not see ourselves as animals anymore, Freud states that we are still influenced by our basic instincts. We desire to satisfy our basic needs and can be driven to extremes to achieve this. Social norms and our conscience put a hold on our impulses. But what if we unchain our inner nature? Learn from philosopher Philippe van Haute about the work of Sigmund Freud and see what our impulses tell us about our wild self. Is our civilization like a thin layer of ice? The short films ‘PAN’ (Anna Roller, 2017), ‘Call of the Wild’ (NEOZOON, 2017) and ‘Human Nature’ (Sverre Frederiksen, 2019) let you experience where our basic instincts can lead to, what animal sounds humans can make, and how the world looks when animals and humans swap roles.

Radboud Reflects is part of the Radboud University Nijmegen and organizes public lectures on philosophy, religion, ethics, society and culture. Philippe van Haute is a philosophical anthropologist at Radboud University

Call of the Wild Director: NEOZOON Documentary, Art film / Germany / 2014 / 3’ A collage questioning the perception of music as an expression of the negative aspects of the world and explores the supposedly evil, sonic analogy of the animal in man. Human Nature Director: Sverre Fredriksen Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 2’ A short animation film about the love animals have for people, and the harm they consciously or unconsciously cause to us. PAN Director: Anna Roller Fiction / Germany / 2017 / 16’ Secretly Juno dreams of Pan - the god of the forest. He hunts her like a young nymph. On a techno party in a house close to the forest she meets him - the real Pan, a normal guy, loved by all the girls. But of course he does not even notice her. Something is changing inside of Juno. She becomes that animal from her dreams herself. She goes on a hunt - to get Pan.

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Current Issues: Human Rights Shorts

Current Issues: Stand Your Ground

SUN 5 – 13:30 – LUX 2

SAT 4 – 18:45 – LUX 3

Disgraced

Song Sparrow

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This year the Netherlands celebrate 75 years of liberation. What started in 1944 as a surge of liberation throughout the country, ended the 5th of May 1945 with total capitulation and full liberty. Now we consider the Netherlands as a free democratic country, in which freedom flourishes. But what is freedom? What does it really mean to be free (or not)? In this program, curated in cooperation with Movies that Matter, we put the term freedom in different perspectives. It takes us back to the struggles people had right after being freed, it shows the trauma war causes, even when not experienced yourself and it portrays people who flee their country in order to find freedom. These films make us aware of the fact that freedom isn't something we should take for granted.

Disgraced Raymon Hilkman / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 17' Song Sparrow Farzaneh Omidvarnia / Animation / Denmark / 2019 / 11' Cloud Forest Eliane Esther Bots / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 18' To the Living Pauline Fonsny / Documentary / Belgium / 2019 / 28'

Let's praise the people who stand their ground and who know that it is sometimes necessary to revolt for change to happen. For this program we selected films in which different ways of activism and disobedience are shown. From dance and music as forms of protest to deserting digitally. Come and see how people own what is theirs, out of passion, out of love or out of the profound urge to transform what must be transformed.

Freedom of Movement Maroan el Sani, Nina Fischer / Documentary / Italy, Germany / 2018 / 30' Ghost Dance Emilia Izquierdo / Fiction / United Kingdom / 2019 / 4' How to Disappear Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf / Documentary / Austria / 2020 / 21'

Freedom of Movement

White Riot: London Rubika Shah / Documentary / United Kingdom / 2017 / 9' #Ya Ygor Gama, Florencia Rovlich / Documentary / Germany, Chile, Argentina / 2015 / 15'

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Current Issues: Mi casa es mi casa

Current Issues: Between the Rich and the Poor

SAT 4 – 21:15 – LUX 2

SAT 4 – 13:45 – LUX 3

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My home is my home. You may visit sometime, but only on my preconditions. And if you don't meet them, leave and go to your own home.

The Fall of Lenin Svitlana Shymko / Documentary / Ukraine / 2017 / 11’

Through four films we reflect upon nationalism, national identity and xenophobia. We see in what forms they come about, where they (might) come from and how much they belong to the human condition. We try to get a grip on wat recently prevails more and more worldwide: the feeling of injustice when ‘the other’ knocks at the door. But also: what does it mean to feel connected to a country, what exactly is ‘national identity’?

Vikings Versus Neo-Nazis Nicholas Ahlmark / Documentary / Sweden / 2019 / 25’ My Country So Beautiful Grzegorz Paprzycki / Documentary / Poland / 2019 / 29’ Hanawon Romain Champalaune / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 15’

More than half of the world is considered ‘middle class’, and although some figures tell us the world is getting more equal, there seems to be a feeling that income inequality is rising. With that, the tension between the rich and the poor is equally rising. Whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic about capitalism, the state of the world’s economy and the distribution of wealth, there’s for sure much criticism on the behavior of the richest on earth. The world is dealing with burning issues to be solved, with the climate crisis being the most poignant, while 1% is holding almost half of the world’s wealth without caring too much. In the first week of this year many posts on social media circulated about how many hours the richest in the Netherlands had to work to earn a full year of minimum income. Many of them did in the first days. The gap between the very rich and the poor is almost incomprehensible. In this program we will take a closer look at the borders between poor, middle class and rich. We’re trying, with these four films, to cover many of the emotions being evoked by income class difference. Anger is clearly represented in ‘Kill The Rich’, but the other films

show a more layered spectrum from proud to shame. Sometimes within one film: ‘To Each Your Sarah’ catches the whole scope from embarrassment to embracing your situation, by picturing downward mobility. Becoming poor when you were rich, or the other way around, shows the human side of income inequality at its clearest. Gold Plated

Gold Plated Chloé Léonil / Fiction / Belgium / 2019 / 24' To Each Your Sarah Kim Deok-Geun / Fiction / South Korea / 2019 / 26' Waste no.1 Money Jan Ijäs / Documentary / Finland, Zimbabwe / 2017 / 17'

Waste no.1 Money

Kill the Rich Alexander Kereklidis Turpin / Fiction / Norway / 2018 / 16’

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Out of Competition: International Highlights

Out of Competition: Kill Your Darlings

SAT 4 – 21:45 – LUX 4

SAT 4 – 17:30 – LUX 5

The Fall

The best of the other fests! A selection of films that received much appreciation by winning prizes, getting many festival selections or claiming a spot in several programmer’s year-end lists of 2019. The selection of a film is always based on the taste of programmers, but for this program we looked for films with a certain prestige that makes them deserve the stamp of ‘international highlight’ of last film festival season.

The Fall Jonathan Glazer / Fiction / United States / 2020 / 7’ Ceuta's Gate Randa Maroufi / Fiction / France, Morocco / 2019 / 19’ Nimic Yorgos Lanthimos / Fiction / Germany, United Kingdom / 2019 / 11’

We need to disagree on certain films as a selection committee. Not everyone’s favorites will make it to the final selection, but luckily, we have this program for the darlings that we miss the most. All these films have at least one admirer within our selection committee that fought for including the film, but to no avail. We hope to find some mutual appreciation amongst our audience!

Sapphire Crystal Virgil Vernier / Fiction / France / 2019 / 31’ Nodon Tim Romanowsky / Animation / Germany / 2019 / 6’ Medvedek Ainhoa Gutierrez / Documentary / Spain / 2019 / 13’

Bamboe Flo Van Deuren / Fiction / Belgium / 2018 / 19’

Last Supper Piotr Dumala / Animation / Poland / 2019 / 13’

She Runs Qiu Yang / Fiction / France, China / 2019 / 19’

All Inclusive Teemu Nikki / Fiction / Finland / 2019 / 14’

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Last Supper

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Out of Competition: Oscar Shorts

Out of Competition: Sundance Shorts SAT 4 – 13:30 – LUX 5

Hair Love

Brotherhood

Each year the Academy Awards ceremony takes place in Hollywood and the Oscars are handed out to the best film, actors and actresses, directors, screenplay, costume design, etc. Fortunately, the Academy does not turn a blind eye to the beautiful shorts films that are being made: short films in the categories Live Action and Animation can win an Oscar too! During Go Short we screen all the nominees for the Oscar for best live action and all the nominees for the Oscar for animation 2020. The 2020 Oscar winners are: ‘Hair Love’ for Best Animated Short Film and 'The Neighbor's Window' for Best Live Action Short Film.

Sister / Siqi Song / / China, United States / 2018 / 8' Memorable / Bruno Collet / Animation / France / 2019 / 12' Kitbull / Rosana Sullivan / Animation / United States / 2019 / 9' Henrietta Bulkowski / Rachel Johnson / Animation / United States / 2019 / 16' The Bird and the Whale / Carol Freeman / Animation / Ireland / 2018 / 6' Hors Piste / Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier / Animation / France / 2018 / 5' Maestro / Illogic Collectif / Animation / France / 2019 / 1'

Something we are very proud of: the winners of the Go Short Award in the categories Animation, Fiction and Documentary in the Dutch and European competition will become eligible for the Academy Awards.

Oscar Shorts: Live Action

Oscar Shorts: Animation FRI 3 – 22:30 – LUX 4

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A Sister / Delphine Girard / Fiction / Belgium / 2018 / 16' Brotherhood / Meryam Joobeur / Fiction / Sweden, Tunisia, Qatar, Canada / 2018 / 25' The Neighbor's Window / Marshall Curry / Drama / United States / 2019 / 20' Saria / Bryan Buckley / Fiction / United States / 2019 / 23' Nefta Football Club / Yves Piat / Fiction / France / 2018 / 17'

Every winter in Utah, the Sundance Film Festival takes place. During this phenomenal festival a lot of beautiful short films, features, multimedia installations and performances are shown. Afterwards, the highlights of their festival go on tour. At Go Short we screen the best of their short films, original stories and fresh perspectives guaranteed!

Benevolent Ba Diffan Sina Norman / Fiction / United States, Malaysia / 2019 / 9’ Blocks Bridget Moloney / Fiction / United States / 2020 / 11’ The Deepest Hole Matt McCormick / Documentary / United States / 2020 / 12’

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Hot Flash Thea Hollatz / Animation / Canada / 2019 / 10’ Meats Ashley Williams / Fiction / United States / 2020 / 10’

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Out of Competition: European Film Awards

Patision Avenue

Go Short brings you the European Film Academy’s touring program full of short films that have been nominated by a variety of European film festivals. These films have been successful all over Europe for many different audiences. During the 32nd EFA Ceremony in Berlin the film ‘The Christmas Gift’ by Bogdan Muresanu won the award for best short film of 2019. Go Short is one of the film festivals to candidate a short film for the European Film Awards.

Out of Competition: European Audience Awards European Film Awards Shorts 1 SAT 4 – 14:45 – LUX 2

Reconstruction / Ondřej Novák, Jiří Havlíček / Fiction / Czech Republic / 2018 / 15' Egg / Martina Scarpelli / Animation / Denmark, France / 2018 / 12' Patision Avenue / Thanasis Neofotistos / Fiction / Greece / 2018 / 12' Hard On / Joanna Rytel / Fiction / Sweden / 2019 / 19' Watermelon Juice / Irene Moray / Fiction / Spain / 2019 / 22'

European Film Awards Shorts 2 SAT 4 – 16:45 – LUX 2

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The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady / Gabriel Abrantes / Animation / Portugal, France / 2019 / 20' Cadavre Exquis / Stephanie Lansaque, Francois Leroy / Animation / France / 2018 / 12' Dogs Barking at Birds / Leonor Teles / Fiction / Portugal / 2019 / 20' Cavalcade / Johann Lurf / Fiction / Austria / 2019 / 5' The Christmas Gift / Bogdan Muresanu / Fiction / Romania, Spain / 2018 / 23'

Go Short and nine other partnering festivals, including The Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Encounters (UK), Curtas Vila do Conde (Portugal), Interfilm Berlin (Germany), Alciné (Spain), Short Waves (Poland), Tampere (Finland) and Wiz-Art (Ukraine), are pleased to announce the creation of the first European Short Film Audience Award. All eight of these short films won the Audience Award at festivals in their respective countries. They are currently making the rounds of each of the partnering festivals where they will be put to an audience vote. The winner of the first European Short Film Audience Award will be announced on the opening night of the 23rd Brussels Short Film Festival (22 April2 May 2020).

European Audience Awards 1 THU 2 – 18:00 – LUX 1

Between the Shadows Alice Guimarães, Mónica Santos / Animation / Portugal, France / 2018 / 13' Vihta François Bierry / Fiction / Belgium / 2018 / 20' Dregs Kordian Kadziela / Fiction / Poland / 2017 / 28' Nefta Football Club Yves Piat / Fiction / France / 2018 / 17'

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Untitled (burned rubber on asphalt, 2018) Tinja Ruusuvuori / Documentary / Finland / 2019 / 20' My Woman Pavlo Ostrikov / Fiction / Ukraine / 2018 / 17' Homo Ludens Sanne Rovers / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2017 / 26' Bad Lesbian Irene Mornay / Fiction / Germany / 2017 / 12'

Untitled (burned rubber on asphalt, 2018)

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Late Night: What did I just watch?

Late Night: Horror Shorts

WED 1 – 22:00 – LUX 1

THU 2 – 23:00 – LUX 3

Farce

Wonderfully weird and weirdly wonderful, these shorts are sure to leave you flabbergasted and questioning your own sanity. Starring strange animal activities, woozy woodland adventures and trips to extraordinary exotic environments. These surreal shorts will make you say ‘Huh?’, ‘Huh?!’ and then ‘Huh!’. They are not for the foolish or faint of heart, but if you are brave enough you can join us for a night of absurd animation. Farce Robin Jensen / Animation / Norway / 2019 / 11'

This is Pigmeat

Athleticus: Synchronised Trampoline Nicolas Deveaux / Animation / France / 2018 / 2' Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother Stephen Irwin / Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 9'

This is Pigmeat Peter Millard / Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 4' Pura Vida Nata Metlukh / Animation / Estonia / 2018 / 9' Hoe Street: Sharon Gemma Rigg / Animation / United Kingdom / 2018 / 1' The Absence of Eddy Table Rune Spaans / Animation / Norway / 2016 / 12' Animals Tue Sanggaard / Animation / Denmark / 2019 / 6'

Do you like being scared? When you're in a dark room, do you always see something staring at you? Does the sound of a chainsaw make you run away? Horror Shorts will take you to a place where you’ll find the thrills of fear, discomfort and anxiety. The characters are people just like us - a middle-aged man, a mother and daughter, a young couple or a girl working at a nursing home, but each of them will be forced to face the ghosts of the past, black magic, long hidden secrets or the traps of their own mind. Let’s see if you can get out alive. Curated by Short Waves Festival

The Dreamer Kenneth Karlstad / Fiction / Norway / 2019 / 14' Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You Brandon Cronenberg / Fiction / Canada / 2019 / 10' Regret Santiago Menghini / Fiction / Canada / 2020 / 15'

Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experience as They Come to You

Monelle Diego Marcon / Fiction / Italy / 2018 / 16' Birthday Alberto Viavattene / Fiction / Italy / 2017 / 15' The Burden Nico van den Brink / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 16'

Regret

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Late Night: A DJ Saved My Life

Late Night: All You Need Is (Queer) Love

FRI 3 – 23:00 – LUX 3

SAT 4 – 23:00 – LUX 3

Gabber Lover

Let’s get the party started! A selection of films pulsating with electronic music, perfect for a Friday evening. We will explore illegal raves, meet a bunch of electro freaks and learn the differences and similarities between the synthesizer and a kitchen machine. Music will let us forget about our problems, help to reconnect with nature and express feelings to the beloved ones. This wide variety of film genres and styles proves that music admiration knows no limits at all. T.G.I.F! Curated by Short Waves Festival

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Drifting Michał Marczak / Fiction / Poland / 2015 / 5' Whateverest Kristoffer Borgli / Fiction / Norway / 2012 / 15' Acid Rain Tomek Popakul / Animation / Poland / 2019 / 26'

Girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls, who do boys like they're girls, who do girls like they're boys; always should be someone that turns you on. This program is a diverse journey through the wide array of sexual preferences, kinks, identities and concepts of romance. From a kinky anniversary to strap-ons and from a love song to the human body to creating your own boneless bedpartner; there is something for everyone here!

Don't, Kiss .mov Carl Olsson, Fabio Fabio Liberti / Fiction, Art film / Sweden / 2020 / 8' Fuck You Anette Sidor / Fiction / Sweden / 2018 / 14' GUO4 Peter Strickland / Fiction, Art film / Hungary, United Kingdom / 2019 / 3'

Mensch Maschine Or Putting Parts Together Adina Camhy / Fiction / Austria / 2019 / 7'

While I'm Still Breathing Laure Giappiconi / Fiction, Art film / France / 2019 / 12'

Gabber Lover Anna Cazenave Cambet / Fiction / France / 2016 / 13'

Sparkling Candles Thanasis Neofotistos / Fiction / Greece / 2019 / 9'

Astrometal Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis / Fiction / Greece / 2017 / 15'

Slug Life Sophie Koko Gate / Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 6'

Fest Nikita Diakur / Animation / Germany / 2018 / 2'

Kiko's Saints Marmier Manuel / Fiction / France / 2019 / 25'

Fuck You

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On Topic: Comedy Shorts

On Topic: Dutch Animation Classics

FRI 3 – 22:00 – LUX 1 / SAT 4 – 20:00 – LUX 6

FRI 3 – 18:15 – LUX 3

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The programmers of Go Short differ in tastes, and to satisfy our different types of humor we try to cover a broad spectrum of comedy in our Comedy Shorts. In this program here is something for everyone, from slapstick to strangely recognizable, from awkward to plain absurd. There’s a ton of shorts in this program to get you your comedy fix, so come in and have a laughing fit!

Guy Proposes to His Girlfriend on a Mountain Bernhard Wenger / Fiction / Austria / 2019 / 13' Short Calf Muscle Victoria Warmerdam / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 13' Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves Chintis Lundgren / Animation / Estonia, Croatia, France / 2019 / 18' The Death of a Tiger Mother Thijs Bouman / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 10'

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How It Feels to Be Hungover Viktor Hertz / Fiction / Sweden / 2018 / 10' Hors Piste Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier / Animation / France / 2018 / 5'

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Cuckoo Jörgen Scholtens / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 7'

Just over 100 years ago the first Dutch animation film was made. Since then many great Dutch animators created beautiful and incredibly creative short films, using multiple animation techniques. In collaboration with Kaboom Animation Festival we present an overview of the most iconic and powerful short animations made in the past century. Curated by Kaboom Animation Festival

The Philips Broadcast 1938 George Pal / Animation / The Netherlands / 1937 / 5’ Dreamland Henk Kabos / Animation / The Netherlands / 1949 / 3’

3 Misses Paul Driessen / Animation / The Netherlands / 1998 / 10’ Father and Daughter Michael Dudok de Wit / Animation / The Netherlands / 2000 / 9’ Junkyard Hisko Hulsing / Animation / The Netherlands, Belgium / 2012 / 17’

The Philips Broadcast 1938

Reruns Rosto Schmerkin / Animation / France / 2018 / 14’ A Single Life Job, Joris & Marieke / Animation / The Netherlands / 2014 / 2’

Father and Daughter

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On Topic: Yes We Dance!

On Topic: Go Shorty for Grown-Ups

SAT 4 – 19:45 – LUX 4

THU 2 – 17:00 – LUX 3

Move your body to embody your movement. Measure your space, swallow your surrounding and dance. Nothing is what you think it is, everything is motion. Keep your mouth shut, talk through your arms and scream through your legs. You are present in all what you are physically not. We give you five dance films in which a story is told through the body.

Body Language Zone Kim Saarinen / Fiction / Finland / 2015 / 10' Timecode Juanjo Giménez / Fiction / Spain / 2016 / 15' Malou Adi Wojaczek / Fiction / Germany / 2019 / 14'

Falling

Falling Adriano Cirulli / Fiction / Italy, United Kingdom / 2011 / 4' Birds in the Earth Marja Helander / Fiction / Finland / 2018 / 10'

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Sisters Daphne Lucker / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2018 / 15'

Go Short's educational programs aren't only for children, grown-ups can also enrich their world with them! In this program you can see the nicest short films made for children, also suitable for adults

No Pressure Lieke Heil / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 25' Melanie Jacinta Agten / Fiction / Belgium / 2019 / 15' Under My Skin Eva van Barneveld, Heleen D'Haens / Documentary / The Netherlands, Uganda / 2018 / 15'

No Pressure

White Crow Miran Miošić / Animation / Croatia / 2018 / 9' Heatwave Fokion Xenos / Animation / United Kingdom / 2019 / 7'

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On Topic: Story Slam and Talk Short

On Topic: Supporting Film Festival Kick-Off

STORY SLAM: THU 2 – 17:15 – LUX 2 / TALK SHORT: THU 2 – 19:30 – BIBLIOTHEEK DE MARIËNBURG

WED 1 - 18:30 - LUX 2

Mr. Mare

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Story Slam We love keeping it short. Not only in films, but also in stories. But what happens when you combine short films and short stories? In this program you'll find out! We picked three short films and summarized the films in one sentence. We gave this logline to three students Creative Writing at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem. These emerging writers wrote a short story based on this logline (without seeing the film). In this program, both the stories and the films will be presented. Let the story slam begin! [The stories will be presented in Dutch] Talk Short On Thursday evening the first edition of Talk Short takes place. Go Short and De Nieuwe Oost | Wintertuin combined their forces resulting in a mishmash of disciplines. In only one hour we will give you a peek behind the scenes of Go Short. Expect film, literature and music! Host Jelko Arts will guide you through the evening. He talks with writers and filmmakers and gives an overview of the upcoming festival days. For this event we asked two writers to write a short story, based on an excerpt of a short film. After presenting both

the film and the stories, the filmmaker and the writers will chat about their ways of working. To top it off, we will end the evening on a musical note. Hope to see you there! [Talk Short takes place in Bibliotheek De Mariënburg, is Dutch spoken and freely accessible.] The Seagull Alex Baciu, Maria Popistasu / Fiction / Romania / 2018 / 15' Mr. Mare Luca Tóth / Animation / Hungary, France / 2019 / 19' The Walking Fish Thessa Meijer / Fiction / The Netherlands, Japan / 2018 / 19'

De Nieuwe Oost | Wintertuin is a platform for makers: theatre makers, choreographers, writers and musicians. De Nieuwe Oost provides them a stage for coaching, experiment and performance. We are very

Supporting Film is a project to get short films back on screen in the Dutch cinema’s as supporting film before feature length films. Each month we select a short film that will get screened for the duration of that month in various Dutch cinemas, offering a stage for the shortest of the short. In this program you’ll see a recap of the best supporting films of the previous years. Together, they kick-off the festival. On The Road Blomme Molenstra / Fiction / Belgium / 2018 / 5’ Becoming Jan van IJken / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2018 / 6’ Bullet Time Frodo Kuipers / Animation / The Netherlands / 2016 / 5’ Road 13 Paolo Iskra, Kim Sundbeck / Fiction / Sweden / 2017 / 6’ Stems Ainslie Henderson / Animation / United Kingdom / 2015 / 2’

Moving On - James Ainslie Henderson / Animation / United Kingdom / 2014 / 3’ Selfies Claudius Gentinetta / Animation / Switzerland / 2018 / 3’ The Proposal Det sporadiske filmkollektivet / Fiction / Norway / 2018 / 6’ Catastrophe Jamille van Wijngaarden / Animation / The Netherlands / 2017 / 2’ Gardens of Light Aisha Madu, Olf de Bruin / Animation / The Netherlands / 2018 / 4’ Negative Space Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata / Animation / France / 2017 / 5’ Standby Charlotte Regan, Bradley Stearn / Fiction / United Kingdom / 2016 / 5’ In a Nutshell Fabio Friedli / Animation / Switzerland / 2017 / 5’ Enough Anna Mantzaris / Animation / United Kingdom / 2017 / 2’

Selfies

Negative Space

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Go Shorty & Education Go Short is all about stimulating talent in the film industry. The programs for kids and youngsters spark the love for short film in the next generation, help them find their voice, and develop their taste for different film styles, techniques and storytelling methods. Schools visit the educational programs in class context. We have different programs from the age of six and older, and several collaborated projects. The label Go Shorty is assigned to the programs suitable for the entire family. We offer two family short programs and different hands-on activities. For young adults, a special youth program will screen on Saturday. And for those who will never grow up, the program Go Shorty for grown-ups is a mustsee, with films made for kids, which are also very enjoyable for those of a more respectable age.

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We offer schools different programs for audiences in primary schools (6-9 and 10-12) and secondary schools. Each program has their own overall theme and teaching materials for teachers to use in the classroom. The youngest age group will watch different films about nature; kids ages 10-12 have freedom as central theme; and for audiences from secondary school we have selected a diverse range of topics. The kids can vote for an audience award and let Go Short know which film they loved the most. A filmmaker is present at each screening to answer all the questions of the kids and give them more insight in the production process of films and the job opportunities in the film industry. With the aid of teaching materials teachers can prepare their pupils and do creative assignments with them to evaluate the visit.

Families with kids ages 4 and up can come enjoy animated adventures, for families with kids age 10 and up a program full of enchanting dancethemed films are selected. These programs will screen on Sunday. We also host workshops in local libraries in advance of the festival. During these workshops kids can discover the beauty of filmmaking. This collaboration is a great example of a sustainable partnership and a way to reach different audience groups.

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School Program 6-9: Nature

Our Island

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For kids ages 6-9 Go Short compiled a program all about nature. Set in beautiful surroundings, with animals as main protagonists, or with nature as inspiration for creative solutions the films in this program offer a diverse image of nature. With help of the teaching materials kids can discuss the role of nature in their own lives and contemplate on the different film techniques used in the films in this program. In ‘Slurp’ a boy is inspired by nature to find a creative solution for an annoying problem. ‘Hors Course’ features beautifully detailed chameleons racing in the desert. ‘Our Island’ tells the story of two sisters and nature as their playground. The fireflies in ‘The Firefly Grove’ are the onset for adventures and in ‘Smogtown’ nature is having a hard time with the nearby factory polluting the area. ‘The Size of Things’ is a tale of magic set in the forests of Colombia. Finally, the harsh ways of nature are shown in ‘Sous la Glace’. Slurp Florent Hill / Fiction / France / 2018 / 4' / French spoken

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Hors Course Martin Burnod, Aélis Ensergueix, Nicolas Lopez,

School Program 10–12: Freedom Clément Masson, Julia Monti / Animation / France / 2019 / 5' / No dialogue Our Island Lennah Koster / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 15' / Dutch spoken The Firefly Grove Tomasz Pilarski / Animation / Poland / 2019 / 5' / No dialogue Smogtown Iris van Hassel / Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 3' / No dialogue The Size of Things Carlos Felipe Montoya / Fiction / Colombia / 2019 / 12' / Spanish spoken Sous la Glace Milan Baulard, Ismaïl Berrahma, Laurie Estampes, Hugo Potin, Quentin Nory, Flore Dupont / Animation / France / 2019 / 6' / No dialogue Raccoon and the Light Hanna Kim / Animation / United States / 2018 / 4' / No dialogue

In 2020 our country celebrates 75 years of liberation. Film is a great medium to explore the concept of freedom. For this school program the selected six films all can be tied to freedom in a very different sense. The teaching materials offer stimulating questions and creative assignments to explore this concept further. In class discussions, and also during the school screening kids will be questioned about their concept of freedom. ‘Holy Moly’ is a documentary about the holy communion and the place of religion in our society and therefore explores the concept of freedom in religion. The wolfs in ‘Big Wolf & Little Wolf’ define their ideas of freedom, is ultimate freedom to be alone and not having to consider anyone else? Or is it to be together and sharing the feeling of freedom? ‘Kimya’ finally gets to experience the joy of being alone and wandering around the house in ultimate freedom. In ‘Ties’ the bond between a girl and her parents gets tested. ‘Skid’ depicts a race for ultimate freedom and Timo in ‘Timo Must Wait’ is free from school, but does this mean he is actually free?

Holy Moly Eva Nijsten / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 15' / Dutch spoken Big Wolf & Little Wolf Remi Durin / Animation / Belgium, France / 2018 / 14' / French spoken Kimya Amira Duynhouwer / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 9' / Swahili, Dutch spoken

Holy Moly

Ties Dina Velikovskaya / Animation / Germany, Russia / 2019 / 7' / No dialogue Skid Valentin David, Axel Diaz, Clément Feuillet, Damien Gustin, Morgane Le Disez, Florian Rigollet / Animation / France / 2019 / 4' / No dialogue

Big Wolf and Little Wolf

Timo Must Wait Melliena Beckmann / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 15' / Dutch spoken Timo Must Wait

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Films selected for youth 13-18

Father Figure

During Go Short, at least seven secondary schools visit a school program made especially for them. These secondary schools come in several different forms and all grades are represented. Most schools have specific needs regarding the program and the visits take place during the weekdays of the festival. In addition, a publicly accessible program has been made for youth, to be screened Saturday 13:45. The following films are all considered ‘youth proof’ (13-18), and they are represented in different selections in the distinctive programs.

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#21xoxo / Sine Özbilge, Imge Özbilge / Animation / Belgium / 2019 / 9' / English spoken Cuckoo / Jörgen Scholtens / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 7' / Dutch spoken Duodrom / Basil Vogt / Animation / Switzerland / 2019 / 8' / No dialogue En Route / Marit Weerheijm / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 10' / Dutch spoken Father Figure / Bibi Fadlalla / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 24' / Dutch spoken

Family Shorts Heat / Thessa Meijer / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 2' / Dutch spoken Jovannaforfuture / Mirjam Marks / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 15' / Dutch spoken Milkshake / Kevin Boitelle / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 11' / Dutch spoken Purpleboy / Alexandre Siqueira / Animation / Portugal, France, Belgium / 2019 / 13' / English spoken Renildo & Vanildo / Eva van Barneveld, Heleen D'Haens / Documentary / The Netherlands, Guinea-Bissau / 2019 / 15' / Dutch, English, Afrikaans spoken Short Calf Muscle / Victoria Warmerdam / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 12' / Dutch spoken Slowdance / Christian Zetterberg / Fiction / Sweden / 2019 / 5' / Swedish spoken Ties / Dina Velikovskaya / Animation / Germany, Russia / 2019 / 7' / No dialogue

Te land ter zee en in de lucht (4+)

Doe je dans! (10+)

SUN 5 – 14:45 – LUX 5

SUN 5 – 12:45 – LUX 5

The Kite Martin Smatana / Animation / Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland / 2019 / 13’ / No dialogue Maïja Arthur Nollet, Maxime Faraud, Mégane Hirth, Emma Versini, Julien Chen, Pauline Charpentier / Animation / France / 2019 / 7’ / No dialogue Snail the Painter Manuela Vladic-Mastruko / Animation / Croatia / 2018 / 7’ / No dialogue Wings Dmitri Voloshin / Animation / Moldova / 2019 / 8’ / No dialogue So High Up Martina Svojikova / Animation / Belgium, France / 2019 / 12’ / French, Dutch spoken Dragon Recipes Maria Pavlou / Animation / Cyprus / 2019 / 7’ / No dialogue

It’s All Graavy / Lucas Ancel, Théoline Chapas, Edgard Cros, Clément Crosnier, Anouk Nedellec, Nolwenn Petereau, Laurent Wassouf / Animation / France / 2019 / 6’ / No dialogue Slowdance / Christian Zetterberg / Fiction / Sweden / 2019 / 5’ / Swedish spoken Winter in the Rainforest / Anu-Laura Tuttelberg / Animation / Estonia, Lithuania, Mexico / 2019 / 8’ / No dialogue So Fast / Olga Karengina / Animation / Russia / 2019 / 2’ / No dialogue Star / Catherina Iosifidis / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 12’ / Dutch spoken Take My Hand / Maya Bloem / Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 4’ / No dialogue Renildo & Vanildo / Eva van Barneveld, Heleen D'Haens / Documentary / The Netherlands, Guinea-Bissau / 2019 / 15’ / Dutch, English, Afrikaans spoken Maestro / Illogic Collectif / Animation / France / 2019 / 1’ / No dialogue

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Extra Masterclass Rijn IJssel

Maaswaal College

Go Shorty! Workshops

For the fifth consecutive year Go Short teams up with regional college Rijn IJssel from Arnhem. Students of ‘Marketing & Communication’ will visit Go Short Thursday 2 April for a masterclass on preparing and executing a promotional campaign for film festivals. After that they will do an assignment at the festival location and the city center, trying to chart Go Short’s offline promotional plan. To conclude they visit a film program specially made for them.

The students from the Maaswaal College will visit Go Short during the festival week and watch a film program specially made for them. Afterwards, they will have a whole afternoon filled with workshops all surrounding different aspects of the film festival. They will go to the Virtual Reality program, but also speak with a film critic about their own short films.

In March Go Shorty! organised a workshop tour at several local libraries. The young participants had to help with the preparations for the festival. From making their own award to putting filmstills in the right order. This workshop tour will end the Saturday during the festival -4 April- at library De Mariënburg with the opportunity to make your own lipdub!

NSG – Regenboogweek

Baby Cinema

During the full week of Go Short students from high school Nijmeegse Scholengemeenschap Nijmegen (NSG) are taught and made aware of LGBTQ-topics, sexuality and diversity (Rainbow Week). Part of this week and the included curriculum is a visit to Go Short, for which a special program is curated around these topics.

SAT 4 – 11:00 – LUX 1

In addition, some students organise a film afternoon at school for their school mates, under the guidance of Go Short.

Montessori College Film Festival Go Short developed a module for high school students in which they have to organise a film festival for their school peers. They will take care of every part of the process in organising a film festival: program, production and communication. Their film festival took place in the week before Go Short: 25 March.

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Fontys: screen your own film Students from IEMES (International Event, Music and Entertainment) who choose to take a course on film learn everything that is involved in the process of making a film (from pre-production to marketing and distribution). It is part of the excellency path called movIEMES. A selection of the films will be screened privately during Go Short.

Talent Go Ahead Homegrown Gelders DOEK New Arrivals: Campus

Do you want to visit a screening, but can’t find a babysitter? We can imagine you'd feel encumbered if your kiddo started crying during the screening. Well, that's no problem at all during our Baby Cinema! This screening is specially designed for parents and caretakers with babies. During the whole screening there is dimmed light and the volume is modest. And don't worry, there's even a microwave present.

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Go Ahead

Homegrown

SAT 4 – 11:45 – LUX 3

WED 1 – 21:30 – LUX 3

Midnight Jazz

We find it is never too soon to find new talent. That's why we not only screen graduation films of film students but are also searching for the diamonds in the rough on art and film academies. In this program we screen the best films made by Dutch film students in the years before graduation, because they too deserve to see the light of the film projector. The filmmakers will be present to tell you all about their creative process and give you a sneak peek behind the scenes of their studies.

Midnight Jazz Jules Mathôt / Fiction / Belgium, The Netherlands / 2019 / 21’ Fly | Accept | Resist Sarah Vasen / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 22’ Family Food Roshan Nejal / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 16’ The Death of a Tiger Mother Thijs Bouman / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 10’

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Talent can be found everywhere, and in the Homegrown program we showcase this by screening short films made in our home region. Even though we are an international film festival, we take heart in having a healthy local film climate. We scout and cherish local talent from the province of Gelderland and find it especially important to show their work in the context of our film festival.

KNUST, the pionieers of Riso print Ivana Smudja / Documentary / The Netherlands / 2019 / 29' Anemoia Pelle Nijburg / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 19' 12 Ships From Indonesia Matteo Bal, Geerte van Beers / Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 3'

Knust, the Pioneers of Riso Print

Men Discussing Their Feelings in an Emotionally Healthy Way Cas Mulder, Simon Becks / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 22' Bad Luck Bart de Piraat / Animation / The Netherlands / 2019 / 1'

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Premiere Gelderland Film Pitch

New Arrivals: Go Short Campus

SUN 5 – 17:15 – LUX 1

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Retina

Go Short wants to stimulate and support the local film industry. That’s why we initiated the Gelderland Film Pitch, a pitching and production platform for short films. It offers regional filmmakers the opportunity to develop their short film with a budget made available by Go Short and Omroep Gelderland.

Boxcar Coen Haver / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2019 / 9'

After a difficult selection process, eight filmmakers were chosen to participate in a pitching workshop and to face our jury of film professionals when pitching their projects. The jury chose Nena Tijsma, Coen Haver and Niels Veenendaal as the winners and these three filmmakers have been working very hard to bring their films to life. They also followed different workshops and masterclasses on topics such as scriptwriting and festival distribution. Now it’s time to show off their filmmaking skills during the premiere of the three films. The directors will be present to talk about their filmmaking process.

Procession Nena Tijsma / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2020 / 7'

Retina Niels Veenendaal / Fiction / The Netherlands / 2020 / 15'

Since the very first edition of the festival, the Go Short Campus has been a meeting point for filmmakers who are about to make the leap from the academy into the professional world.

Besides this masterclass we offer workshops on different subjects, such as: festival strategy and distribution, international co-producing and pitching a film plan to an audience of programmers, producers and buyers.

The New Arrivals: Go Short Short Campus brings emerging filmmakers and seasoned film professionals together. It offers a unique and intensive program to twenty young film professionals from all over Europe. The campus focuses on giving handson knowledge about everything which becomes urgent as soon as students leave the academy. How do I pitch my (short) film? How to approach (co)producers? How can I distribute my film? Questions that are hardly dealt with at the academy will now be foremost.

Furthermore, the participants are asked to prepare and bring a film plan to work on during the campus. Peer-to-peer and professional feedback will act as steppingstones towards their next short film. When these campus students leave Nijmegen, their portfolios will be filled with business plans, their address books with new contracts, and their suitcases with the tools of the trade.

We offer masterclasses, lectures, workshops, one-on-one meetings and panel discussions by the industry’s top experts. For this year we will offer, among others, a masterclass by our special guests Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Nikola Ilić (Switzerland, Serbia).

Campus Participants Akvile Žilionytė – LT Alperen Albayrak – TR Bella Riza – UK Domenico Davide Angiuli – IT Eglantine Dijkstra – FR Gabriela Gažová – RO Hilke Rönnfeldt – DK Huei Jen Hung – TW Ieva Šakalytė – LT Jules Mathôt – NL Julia Schmitz – NL Laury Hooghuis – NL Miltiades Christides – GR Paolo Turro – IT Rachel Gruijters – NL Sara Bianchi – IT Senida Mujanovic – LU Stefan Wink – UK Veroninca Andersson – SW Yonathan van der Voort – FR

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Extra Gelders DOEK

48 Hour Film Project

SUN 5 – 15:30 – LUX 2

SUN 5 – SEVERAL SCREENINGS

Gelders DOEK is thé place for local cinema. This initiative is carried out by the filmmakers themselves, mainly aiming to open people’s eyes to their direct environment. Each month they show their work in cinemas in Arnhem and Nijmegen and love to get the audience involved with making new productions. This leads to new collaborations and could contribute to connecting people from different backgrounds. At Go Short the works of regional film talents will be shown in a special program and all the filmmakers will be present to answer questions.

Creating an entire film, from writing the script to finalizing the montage, all in only 48 hours. Surely that’s impossible? Yet this is exactly the challenge that filmmakers face when participating in a 48 Hour Project. In Nijmegen this event takes place from March 27 till 29, the film crews will embark on an exciting mission in a race against the clock. Will they buckle under the stress or will the time pressure drive them to excellence? Find out during the premières at Go Short. The winner of 48 Hour Project Nijmegen will advance to the global finals.

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Industry Program Events Dutch Short Film Preview

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Industry Day FRI 3 / 10:30 – 17:30

Friday 3 April is all about the short film industry at Go Short. During the Industry Day we offer professionals a packed program with masterclasses and panel sessions to learn about the new and current developments in the sector. Besides this we offer plenty of opportunities to do some networking at speed date sessions and drinks. The morning program consists out of plenary sessions, while the afternoon has parallel workshops, speed dates and roundtable sessions for smaller groups. The Industry Day is a cooperation between Go Short and LIRA, NBF (Dutch association for Film and TV professionals), Creative Europe Desk NL, VERS, Be Short Now!, EUNIC, Swiss Films and Short Film Conference.

Gender Equality in Short Film 10.30-11.30 / LUX 7

Gender equality is a hot topic these days, and it should be! Although the short film industry does it better than our longer sister, it still is something that we need to pay attention to. This panel is a follow up of the '50/50 by 2020' panel that took place at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Short Film Conference will present the outcome of their data research on the 50/50 gender balance of programming teams of short film festivals. Afterwards questions like 'how can we work together on realising an equal balance?' and 'what is the responsibility of programmers regarding this topic?' will be discussed. Moderated by Emilia Mazik (Short Waves Festival). 134

Collective Filmmaking 11.30-12.30 / LUX 7

We all know that “teamwork makes the dream work”, but working as a collective takes it a step even further. It’s a form of collaboration where hierarchy isn’t a topic and the interest of the group is the main motivation. In this talk we look at multiple collectives, how they work and how creativity becomes possible in cooperation. Among others, this panel will be held with the Go Shorts filmmakers in focus NEOZOON and Det Sporadiske FilmKollektivet from Norway. Moderated by Wouter Jansen (Square Eyes).

Speed Date Sessions 12:45-13:45 / STUDIO LUX

Take your chance to meet other professionals in the speed date essions during Go Short’s Industry Day. We have handpicked some interesting people from the international and national film industry who are excited to meet you, such as producers, distributors festival programmers and funders. Check our website for the up to date information and drop by the industry desk if you would like to participate.

Producers meet Scriptwriters 12:45 – 13:45 / STUDIO LUX

Dutch scriptwriters are invited to meet several producers during the Go Short Industry Day to pitch their ideas, build their network and ask advice on their scripts. This program is only for selected Dutch speaking scriptwriters.

Round Table Talks

Directing Non-Professional Actors

14.00-16.15 / STUDIO LUX, FESTIVALHUIS

14.00-15.00 / LUX 7

In collaboration with Creative Europe Desk NL and the NL Film Fund, we organise these round table talks in which 5 current topics from the short film industry will be discussed. Themes like online and offline distribution, ethic and fair practice for filmmakers and festivals, and the Brexit-effect on the short film industry will be examined by professionals. We will fill up half of the seats, but keep some seats available for visitors of the Industry Day. Drop by the industry desk if you want to participate.

Every director wants the best possible performance in their film. But quality is not always defined by professionalism. Untrained actors can add something special and authentic to the role they’re playing. Since short films are usually produced with lots of passion but low budgets, it sounds interesting to cast non-professional actors, that are more affordable compared to their experienced colleagues. In this panel we talk to directors that have casted and worked with first time actors about their experiences. In collaboration with VERS, Dutch platform for young film and television makers.

Masterclass Short Documentary by Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Nikola Ilić 14.00-15.00 / LUX 5

Go Short’s guests in focus Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Nikola Ilić are successful documentary filmmakers. Last year their short ‘All Inclusive’ was screened at well over 100 festivals worldwide. In this masterclass Corina and Nikola will give an insight in how they find their film ideas, how they develop an idea into a film and how they build up a relation with the subjects of their short documentaries. Supported bij Swiss Films. 135


Network Events Opening Night

Industry Day Drinks

Industry Drinks

WED 1 – 19:30 – LUX 1

FRI 3 – 16:30 – PAVILION

SAT 4 – 17:00 – PAVILION

The official opening ceremony offers a sneak peek at this year’s competition program.

Finish the Go Short Industry Day with a drink and a chat with fellow short film professionals.

Go Short Awards

Industry Drinks: Norway

Industry Day Dinner

THU 2 – 17:45 – PAVILION

FRI 3 – 17:30 – PAVILION – TICKET REQUIRED

Stop by on Thursday for this network reception to celebrate our focus on Norwegian shorts.

Meet the Industry Lunch

SAT 4 – 20:00 – LUX 1

Power of the Pen – Changing Views by Writing Scripts

Industry Day Drinks

15.15-16.15 / LUX 7

Time for a drink! Catch up with fellow filmmakers or meet as many new people as you can. Discuss further what you’ve heard during the day, or start planning your next film together. Whatever you do, do it at our Industry Day Drinks. Cheers.

Film is a powerful tool to address social issues and discuss current topics. When the right audience is reached, film contributes to shifting paradigms in society. Scriptwriters are at the base of this potential impact. Stories and characters that deal with themes like gender equality, privacy, sexuality or cultural diversity force audiences to re-evaluate or subtly change their views. In this panel we talk to scriptwriters that actively use their special powers to make a difference.

First Impressions: Feedback Panel 15.15-16.15 / LUX 5

Well begun is half done. That applies to practically everything, but certainly also to short film. The first scene of your film should trigger the audience, it should raise questions, be intriguing and everything should be just right. We challenge filmmakers to test the opening scene of their films at Go Short in front of a panel of experts. They will deliver direct live and uncensored feedback to every film opening that is shown to them. Bring your film on a USB-stick and take the stage, if you dare! 136

16.15-18.00 / FESTIVAL PAVILION

SAT 4 – 13:00 – INVITATION ONLY

Industry Drinks Awards SAT 4 – 21:00 – PAVILION

Individual script coaching

SAT 4 – GO SHORT X SUPERSTIJL @ LUX

More for scriptwriters! We also offer young script writers the possibility to get individual feedback on their most recent work by one of our four professional script coaches. Scriptwriters can apply in advance, after which they will be connected with one of the script coaches. In a session of 45 minutes they will receive in-depth feedback and some tips and tricks to work with. This workshop is only for scripts written in Dutch. Supported by LIRA.

Meet people, blow off steam and dance dance dance at the Go Short parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Go Short is always proud of the many (Dutch) directors whose talents are showcased in our competitions. We hope to propel them – and their shorts – to new audiences everywhere. At this lunch we introduce our talents to key figures in the world of the international short film. Attendees get to know one another and talk about their recent and upcoming project.

Nijmegen Guided Tour

Guided Tour De Bastei

Go Short Parties THU 2 – GO SHORT X ESCALATOR @ DE PLAK FRI 3 – CLUB SHORT @ MERLEYN

The moment of truth for all films in competition: the official ceremony for the Go Short awards.

Farewell Brunch SUN 5 – 11:00 – PAVILION – INVITATION ONLY

The last meet-up for most international guests. Come say goodbye to all your newfound or longtime shorties during this brunch and join us afterwards for the audience awards.

Gelderland Film Pitch Premiere

FRI 3 – INDUSTRY DESK

SAT 4 – 14:30 – INDUSTRY DESK, 15 PEOPLE ONLY

Get to know the city of Nijmegen in this guided tour through our historic streets (and those slightly less so). If you want to find out what the oldest city in the Netherlands has to offer, but are hesitant to go alone, tag along with this city walk. Inform at the Industry Desk for more details.

Tour through nature museum De Bastei.

SUN 5 – 17:15 – LUX 1

Campus Pitch Sessions

Join us for the premiere of three local short films produced by Go Short.

SAT 4 – 15:00 – BIBLIOTHEEK DE MARÏENBURG

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Dutch Short Film Preview SAT 4 – 11:00 – LUX 2 – INVITE ONLY

Go Short is the go-to platform for young and promising Dutch filmmakers. We show the best films from the past year in our competitions, collaborate with several Dutch film schools, and screen films of local talents. But we want to do more. That’s why, during Go Short, we host the Dutch Short Film Preview. In this program a selection of both upcoming and celebrated Dutch filmmakers will give a preview of their most recent short film – before these films have their official international premiere. Festival programmers, distributors and buyers will receive an exclusive invite to attend this preview and get a unique opportunity to be amongst the very first to see these films and chat with the filmmakers. With this preview program we aim to strengthen the position of Dutch short films and enhance the chances of these projects to get selected on international film festivals.

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Dutch Platform Another way we promote Dutch short filmmaking is through the Dutch Platform. This has become a fixed feature in our video library over the past years. Through this extension, film professionals can see all Dutch film submissions that Go Short received for the current edition. This grants an exclusive look at the broad spectrum of Dutch filmmaking. This way Go Short functions as a gateway to all recent Dutch shorts for our visiting film professionals.

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Film index — Title # -22.7°C - 64 #21xoxo - 124 #Ya - 101 11.11.18 - 63 12 Ships From Indonesia - 129 3 Logical Exits - 36 3 Misses - 115 4:3 (360˚) – 62 A A 1000 steps - 67 A Film - 40 A Single Life A Sister - 106 Abiding - 59 Acid Rain - 112 After the Volcano - 94 Akaboum - 35 All Cats Are Grey in the Dark - 51 All Inclusive - 105 All Inclusive - 75 All Movements Should Kill The Wind - 46 All The Fires the Fire - 28 An Invisible Singer - 56 Anemoia - 129 Animals - 110 Anna & Bella - 115 Antarctica - 94 Apfelmus - 50, 110 Apiyemiyekî? - 38 Après le volcan - 94 Arlene's - 67 Astrometal - 112 At The Entrance Of The Night - 36 Athleticus: Synchronised Trampoline - 100 Autumn Waltz – 33 B Bad Lesbian - 109 Bad Luck - 129 Bamboe - 104 Battlefield - 49 Beast - 84 Beautiful Alexander - 55 Becoming - 119 Benevolent Ba - 107 Betty - 33 Between The Shadows - 109 Big Wolf & Little Wolf - 123 Birds in the Earth - 116 Birthday - 111 Black Line - 91

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Black Sheep Boy - 51 Black Sun - 32 Blocks - 107 Body Language Zone - 116 Boxcar - 106 Brotherhood - 106 Buck Fever - 80 Bullet Time - 119 Butter Lamp – 75 C Cadavre exquis - 108 Call of the Wild - 78, 97 Careful - 67 Catastrophe - 119 Cavalcade - 108 Ceuta's Gate - 104 Children of Satan - 85 City of Children - 49 Close Distance - 58 Cloud Forest - 33, 100 Cuckoo - 114, 124 D Das Urteil im Fall K. - 50 Daughter - 106 Dcera - 106 De Spelende Mens - 109 Deep Love - 37 Disgraced - 100 Dog Eat Dog - 83 Dogs Barking At Birds - 108 Doma Kak Doma - 55 DONT KNOW WHAT - 39 Don't, Kiss .mov - 113 Down On The Corner - 74 Dragon Recipes - 125 Dreamland - 115 Dregs - 109 Drifting - 112 Drive - 34 Dummy - 27 Duodrom - 124 Duszyczka – 48 E E.B.C. 5300m - 76 Echo - 57 Egg - 108 Electric Swan - 91 En Route - 59, 124 Enough - 119

Entropia - 47 Erpe-Mere - 48 Exland - 95 Eyes on the Road – 32 F Falling - 116 Family Food - 128 Farce - 100 Father - 56 Father and Daughter - 115 Father Figure -124 Fest - 112 Filipiñana - 50 Floreana - 90 Flow - 55 Fly | Accept | Resist - 128 Former Cult member Hears Music For The First Time - 83 FragMANts - 80 Freedom of Movement - 101 Frieri - 82, 119 Fuck You – 113 G Gabber Lover - 112 Gardens of Light - 119 Genius Loci - 36 Ghost Dance - 101 Gold Plated - 103 GUO4 - 113 Guy Proposes To His Girlfriend On A Mountain – 114 H Hæstkuk - 84 Hair Love - 106 Hanawon - 102 Hard On - 108 Heat - 124 Heatwave - 117 Henrietta Bulkowski - 106 Hitte - 124 Hoe Street: Sharon - 110 Holy Moly - 123 Homo Ludens - 109 Hopptornet - 76 Hors Course - 122 Hors Piste - 106, 114 Horse - 67 Hot Flash - 107 How It Feels to Be Hungover - 114 How to Disappear - 38, 101

Human Nature - 58, 97 Hydebank -35 I I Need The Handshakes - 39 If Then Else - 32 Ikki Illa Meint - 45 Il Raggio Silenzioso - 58 Imbued Life - 41 In a Nutshell - 119 Incitement - 65 Intermission Expedition - 60 Intruders - 84 Isole di fuoco - 93 It’s All Graavy – 125 J Jaizkibel - 45 Jovannaforfuture - 124 Junkyard - 115 Just Another Day In Egypt - 74 K Kachalka - 76 Kiko's Saints - 113 Kill the Rich - 103 Kimya - 123 Kitbull - 106 KNUST , the pionieers of Riso print - 129 Korte Kuitspier – 114 L La casa habitada - 63 Landscape with Two Oaks - 57 Landschap met Twee Eiken - 57 Last Supper - 105 Last Tindango - 62 Les Reves Du Douanier Rousseau - 64 Lidérc úr - 118 Little Lower Than the Angels - 80 LOUSY / IN IN IN - 67 Love Goes Through the Stomach – 79 M Maestro - 106, 125 Maïja - 125 Malou - 116 Mars, Oman - 46 Meats - 107 Medvedek - 105 Melanie - 117 Memorable - 106 Men Discussing Their Feelings in an Emotio-

nally Healthy Way - 129 Mensch Maschine Or Putting Parts Together - 112 Midnight Jazz - 128 Milkshake, 124 Monelle - 111 Mooie Alexander - 55 Moving On - James - 119 Mr. Death - 82 Mr. Mare - 118 My BBY 8L3W - 79 My Country So Beautiful - 102 My Woman – 109 N Nature: All Rights Reserved - 90 Nefta Football Club - 106, 109 Negative Space - 106, 119 Nimic - 104 No Ill Will - 45 No Pressure - 117 Nodon – 105 O Oh Brother Octopus - 92 On The Road - 119 Onanerende Subjekter - 85 Opera Glasses - 49 Ore - 30 Our Island – 122 P Pa'lante - 92 PAN - 97 Parallel I - 90 Pas a Deux - 115 Passenger - 65 Patision Avenue - 108 Peril of the Antilles - 94 Perpetual Night - 28 Please speak continuously and describe your experiences as they come to you - 111 Prince Jordan - 29 Procession - 130 Pura Vida - 110 Purpleboy - 39, 124 Q Qu'importe si les bêtes meurent – 107 R Raccoon and the Light - 122 Rakijada - Distillated Village Tales - 75

Reconstruction - 108 Red-End and the Seemingly Symbiotic Society - 96 Regret - 111 Renildo & Vanildo - 124 Reruns - 115 Retina - 106 Retina - 130 Road 13 – 119 S Salsa - 31 Sami Boy - 86 Sapphire Crystal - 105 Saria - 106 Satans Barn - 85 Seahorse - 57 Selfies - 119 Shānzhài Screens - 40 She Runs - 104 Sheep, Wolf and a Cup of Tea - 30 She-Pack - 83 Short Calf Muscle - 114, 124 Short Trip - 60 Silent Storm - 48 Sister - 106 Sisters - 116 Skid - 123 Slowdance - 124, 125 Slug Life - 41, 113 Slurp - 122 Smogtown - 122 Snail the Painter - 125 So Fast - 125 So High Up - 125 So I Stay - 59 So What if The Goats Die - 107 Song Sparrow - 100 Sous la Glace - 122 Sparkling Candles - 113 Standby - 119 Star - 125 Stems - 119 Still working - 46 Stoet - 130 Sun Dog - 47 Surge - 38 Symbiosis – 29 T T - 107 Take My Hand - 125

Tempête silencieuse - 48 Ten Meter Tower - 76 That Which Is To Come Is Just A Promise - 30, 92 The Absence of Eddy Table - 110 The Animal - 31 The Bird and the Whale - 106 The Birthmark - 31 The Bite - 37 The Burden - 111 The Christmas Gift - 108 The Committee - 86 The Death of a Tiger Mother - 114, 128 The Deepest Hole - 107 The Dreamer - 111 The Dreams of Henri Rousseau - 64 The Fall - 104 The Fall of Lenin - 102 The Firefly Grove - 122 The Flood Is Coming - 93 The Forest - 95 The Green and Pleasant Land - 95 The Hunger - 85 The Inhabited House - 63 The Kite - 125 The Little Soul - 48 The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady - 108 The Neighbor's Window - 106 The Philips Broadcast 1938 - 115 The Philosophy of Horror - Part. I. / Etymology - 40 The Proposal - 82, 119 The Rabbit Hunt - 77 The Seagull - 118 The Silent Ray - 58 The Size of Things - 122 The verdict in the case of K. - 50 The Walking Fish - 118 The Weight of Spring - 86, 119 These Are My Hands - 51 This is Pigmeat - 110 This Means More - 45 Through the Eyes of You - 56 Ties - 124 Timecode - 116 Timo Must Wait - 123 To Dasos - 95 To Each Your Sarah - 103 To Open, To See - 87 To The Living - 41, 100 Tons of Passion - 74 Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild

Wolves - 27, 114 Trying to forget you - 67 tx-reverse 360° - 63

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БІНОКЛЬ - 49

U Un Chanteur Invisible - 56 Unboxing Eden - 79 Under my skin - 117 Une Sœur - 106 Unobjectified Masturbators - 85 Untitled (burned rubber on asphalt, 2018) - 109 Urth – 96 V Vacancy - 27 Vader - 56 Vihta - 109 Vikings Versus Neo-Nazis - 102 Vill Mark - 84 Villa Empain - 34 VR Free – 64 W Wagon - 106 Waste no.1 Money - 103 Waste no.4 New York, New York - 34 Water Bears - 85 Watermelon Juice - 108 We Got Your Back - 91 Whateverest - 112 Where We Used To Swim - 47 While I'm Still Breathing - 113 Whispers - 62 White Crow - 177 White Riot: London - 101 Why Slugs Have No Legs - 37 Wind Along the Coast - 93 Wings - 65, 125 Winter in the Rainforest - 35, 125 Woman Without A Child - 29 Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother - 28, 110 WYRM (Will you remember me) – 67 Y Yes We Love – 82 Z ZOMBIES – 67

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Film index — Country Argentina #Ya - 101 Drive - 34 Electric Swan - 91 Salsa - 31 The Inhabited House – 63

Canada Brotherhood - 106 Hot Flash - 107 Please speak continuously and describe your experiences as they come to you - 111 Regret – 111

Australia Passenger – 65 The Inhabited House – 63

Chile #Ya – 101

Austria Apfelmus - 50, 110 Battlefield - 49 Cavalcade - 108 DONT KNOW WHAT - 39 Guy Proposes To His Girlfriend On A Mountain - 114 How to Disappear - 38, 101 Mensch Maschine Or Putting Parts Together - 112 Ore - 30 Surge - 38 The Birthmark - 31 The verdict in the case of K. - 50 tx-reverse 360° - 63 Villa Empain – 34 Belgium #21xoxo - 124 11.11.18 – 63 A Sister - 106 Antarctica - 94 Bamboe - 014 Big Wolf & Little Wolf - 123 Erpe-Mere - 48 Gold Plated - 103 Junkyard - 115 Mars, Oman - 46 Melanie - 117 Midnight Jazz - 128 On The Road - 119 Purpleboy - 39, 124 So High Up - 125 So I Stay - 59 Sun Dog - 47 To The Living - 41, 100 Vihta - 109 Villa Empain - 34 WYRM (Will you remember me) - 67 ZOMBIES – 67

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China She Runs - 104 Sister – 106 Colombia The Size of Things – 122 Congo ZOMBIES – 67 Croatia Imbued Life - 41 Snail the Painter - 125 Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves - 27, 114 White Crow – 177 Cyprus Dragon Recipes – 125 Czech Republic Daughter - 106 Reconstruction - 108 The Kite – 125 Denmark 3 Logical Exits - 36 Animals - 110 Egg - 108 Floreana - 90 No Ill Will - 45 Song Sparrow - 100 The Birthmark – 31 Estonia Pura Vida - 110 Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves - 27, 114 Winter in the Rainforest - 35, 125 Finland All Inclusive - 105 Birds in the Earth - 116

Body Language Zone - 116 Untitled (burned rubber on asphalt, 2018) - 109 Waste no.1 Money - 103 Waste no.4 New York, New York – 34 France -22.7°C - 64 11.11.18 - 63 After the Volcano - 94 Akaboum - 35 All Movements Should Kill The Wind - 46 Apiyemiyekî? - 38 At The Entrance Of The Night - 36 Athleticus: Synchronised Trampoline - 100 Between The Shadows - 109 Big Wolf & Little Wolf - 123 Black Sheep Boy - 51 Black Sun - 32 Butter Lamp - 75 Cadavre exquis - 108 Careful - 67 Ceuta's Gate - 104 Drive - 34 Egg - 108 Electric Swan - 91 Exland - 95 Flow - 55 Gabber Lover - 112 Genius Loci - 36 Hors Course - 122 Hors Piste - 106, 114 It’s All Graavy - 125 Jaizkibel - 45 Kiko's Saints - 113 Maestro - 106, 125 Maïja - 125 Memorable - 106 Mr. Mare - 118 Nefta Football Club - 106, 109 Negative Space - 106, 119 Perpetual Night - 28 Prince Jordan - 29 Purpleboy - 39, 124 Reruns - 115 Sapphire Crystal - 105 Shānzhài Screens - 40 She Runs - 104 Sheep, Wolf and a Cup of Tea - 30 Skid - 123 Slurp - 122 So High Up - 125 So What if The Goats Die - 107

Sous la Glace - 122 Symbiosis - 29 That Which Is To Come Is Just A Promise - 30, 92 The Dreams of Henri Rousseau - 64 The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady - 108 This Means More - 45 Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves - 27, 114 Villa Empain - 34 While I'm Still Breathing – 113 Georgia The Animal - 31 Germany #Ya - 101 Bad Lesbian - 109 Battlefield - 49 Buck Fever - 80 Call of the Wild - 78, 97 Fest - 112 FragMANts - 80 Freedom of Movement - 101 Little Lower Than the Angels - 80 Love Goes Through the Stomach - 79 Malou - 116 My BBY 8L3W - 79 Nimic - 104 Nodon - 105 Oh Brother Octopus - 92 PAN - 97 Parallel I - 90 The Birthmark - 31 Ties - 124 Trying to forget you - 67 tx-reverse 360° - 63 Unboxing Eden - 79 Villa Empain - 34 Where We Used To Swim – 47 Greece All The Fires the Fire - 28 Astrometal - 112 Electric Swan - 91 Patision Avenue - 108 Sparkling Candles - 113 The Forest – 95 Guinea-Bissau Renildo & Vanildo – 124

Haiti Peril of the Antilles – 94 Hungary Entropia - 47 GUO4 - 113 Mr. Mare - 118 Symbiosis - 29 The Philosophy of Horror - Part. I. / Etymology - 40 The Rabbit Hunt – 77 Ireland Hydebank -35 Kachalka - 76 The Bird and the Whale – 106 Italy A 1000 steps - 67 Birthday - 111 Falling - 116 Freedom of Movement - 101 Isole di fuoco - 93 Monelle - 111 That Which Is To Come Is Just A Promise - 30, 92 VR Free – 64 Japan The Walking Fish – 118 Lebanon 3 Logical Exits – 36 Lithuania Dummy - 27 Winter in the Rainforest - 35, 125 Malaysia Benevolent Ba – 107 Mexico The Birthmark - 31 Winter in the Rainforest - 35, 125 Moldova Wings - 65, 125 Morocco Ceuta's Gate - 104 So What if The Goats Die – 107

New Zealand Last Tindango - 62 That Which Is To Come Is Just A Promise - 30, 92 Norway Beast - 84 Children of Satan - 85 Dog Eat Dog - 83 Farce - 100 Former Cult member Hears Music For The First Time - 83 Intruders - 84 Kill the Rich - 103 Mr. Death - 82 Sami Boy - 86 She-Pack - 83 The Absence of Eddy Table - 110 The Birthmark - 31 The Dreamer - 111 The Hunger - 85 The Proposal - 82, 119 The Weight of Spring - 86, 119 To Open, To See - 87 Unobjectified Masturbators - 85 Water Bears - 85 Whateverest - 112 Yes We Love – 82 Philippines Filipiñana – 50 Poland Acid Rain - 112 Dregs - 109 Drifting - 112 I Need The Handshakes - 39 Last Supper - 105 My Country So Beautiful - 102 The Firefly Grove - 122 The Kite - 125 The Little Soul - 48 Vacancy - 27 Whispers – 62 Portugal Between The Shadows - 109 Black Sun - 32 Dogs Barking At Birds - 108 Perpetual Night - 28 Purpleboy - 39, 124 Salsa - 31 The Bite - 37

The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady - 108 These Are My Hands – 51 Qatar Brotherhood – 106 Romania The Christmas Gift - 108 The Seagull – 118 Russia So Fast - 125 Sun Dog - 47 Ties - 124 Wind Along the Coast – 93 Serbia Autumn Waltz - 33 Down On The Corner - 74 Rakijada - Distillated Village Tales – 75 Slovakia The Kite – 125 Sourth Korea To Each Your Sarah – 103 Spain If Then Else - 32 Jaizkibel - 45 Medvedek - 105 The Christmas Gift - 108 Timecode - 116 Watermelon Juice - 108 Woman Without A Child – 29 Sweden A Film - 40 Brotherhood - 106 Don't, Kiss .mov - 113 Fuck You - 113 Hard On - 108 Horse - 67 How It Feels to Be Hungover - 114 LOUSY / IN IN IN - 67 Road 13 - 119 Slowdance - 124, 125 Ten Meter Tower - 76 The Committee - 86 Vikings Versus Neo-Nazis - 102 We Got Your Back – 91

Switzerland All Cats Are Grey in the Dark - 51 All Inclusive - 75 Black Line - 91 Down On The Corner - 74 Duodrom - 124 E.B.C. 5300m - 76 In a Nutshell - 119 Jaizkibel - 45 Just Another Day In Egypt - 74 Rakijada - Distillated Village Tales - 75 Selfies - 119 Silent Storm - 48 Still working - 46 The Flood Is Coming - 93 Tons of Passion - 74 Why Slugs Have No Legs – 37 The Netherlands 12 Ships From Indonesia - 129 3 Misses - 115 A Single Life Abiding - 59 An Invisible Singer - 56 Anemoia - 129 Anna & Bella - 115 Apiyemiyekî? - 38 Arlene's - 67 Bad Luck - 129 Beautiful Alexander - 55 Becoming - 119 Boxcar - 106 Bullet Time - 119 Catastrophe - 119 Close Distance - 58 Cloud Forest - 33, 100 Cuckoo - 114, 124 Disgraced - 100 Doma Kak Doma - 55 Dreamland - 115 Echo - 57 En Route - 59, 124 Eyes on the Road - 32 Family Food - 128 Father - 56 Father and Daughter - 115 Father Figure -124 Flow - 55 Fly | Accept | Resist - 128 Gardens of Light - 119 Hanawon - 102 Heat - 124 Holy Moly - 123

Homo Ludens - 109 Human Nature - 58, 97 Incitement - 65 Intermission Expedition - 60 Jovannaforfuture - 124 Junkyard - 115 Kimya - 123 KNUST , the pionieers of Riso print - 129 Landscape with Two Oaks - 57 Men Discussing Their Feelings in an Emotionally Healthy Way - 129 Midnight Jazz - 128 Milkshake, 124 Nature: All Rights Reserved - 90 No Pressure - 117 Our Island - 122 Pas a Deux - 115 Procession - 130 Red-End and the Seemingly Symbiotic Society - 96 Renildo & Vanildo - 124 Retina - 130 Seahorse - 57 Short Calf Muscle - 114, 124 Short Trip - 60 Sisters - 116 Smogtown - 122 So I Stay - 59 Star - 125 Take My Hand - 125 That Which Is To Come Is Just A Promise - 30, 92 The Burden - 111 The Death of a Tiger Mother - 114, 128 The Philips Broadcast 1938 - 115 The Silent Ray - 58 The Walking Fish - 118 Through the Eyes of You - 56 Timo Must Wait - 123 Under my skin – 117 Tunisia Brotherhood – 106 Uganda Under my skin – 117 Ukraine Deep Love - 37 Doma Kak Doma - 55 Kachalka - 76 My Woman - 109 Opera Glasses - 49

The Fall of Lenin – 102 United Kingdom 3 Logical Exits - 36 4:3 (360˚) - 62 Betty - 33 City of Children - 49 Enough - 119 Falling - 116 Filipiñana - 50 Ghost Dance - 101 GUO4 - 113 Heatwave - 117 Hoe Street: Sharon - 110 Hydebank -35 Moving On - James - 119 Nimic - 104 Slug Life - 41, 113 Standby - 119 Stems - 119 The Flood Is Coming - 93 The Green and Pleasant Land - 95 This is Pigmeat - 110 Urth - 96 White Riot: London - 101 Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother 28, 110 United States Benevolent Ba - 107 Blocks - 107 Floreana - 90 Former Cult member Hears Music For The First Time - 83 Hair Love - 106 Henrietta Bulkowski - 106 Kitbull - 106 Meats - 107 Pa'lante - 92 Peril of the Antilles - 94 Raccoon and the Light - 122 Saria - 106 Sister - 106 T - 107 The Deepest Hole - 107 The Fall - 104 The Neighbor's Window - 106 The Rabbit Hunt – 77 Zimbabwe Waste no.1 Money - 103

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Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen P.O. Box 1449 6501 BK Nijmegen The Netherlands

European Competition Mathieu Janssen Teun van Laake Marija Milovanovic Yasmin Wegman

Information and Contact goshort.nl info@goshort.nl @goshortfilmfest

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Board Henk Beerten Jenny Booms Raymond de Haas Sytske Kok Dick Smits Advisory Board Marina Blok Carolien Croon Frank Hoeve Pien Houthoff Sydney Neter Willemijn de Vries

Student Competition Wouter Jansen Eva van de Burgt Mathieu Janssen Esther Widjaja

Initiative and Concept Lisa ter Berg Kirsten Ruber Artistic and Managing Director Kirsten Ruber Festival Coordinator Hylke Krikke

Music Video Competition Mathieu Janssen Jip Branten Sanne Huizenga VR Competition Niels Ketelaars Bouke Leenders Retrospectives Eva van de Burgt Mathieu Janssen Specials Jip Branten Eva van de Burgt Mathieu Janssen Niels Ketelaars Teun van Laake Talents Jip Branten Eva van de Burgt

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Education Teun van Laake Romy Holweg Susanne Beckers Impact Teun van Laake Denise Pippel Guest Programming Emilia Mazik (Short Waves Festival) Aleksandra Ławska (Short Waves Festival) Feministisk Filmklubb Emma Romeijn (Movies that Matter) Mette Peters (Kaboom)

Industry Department Lisanne Heiligers Esther Widjaja Hedwig Sinnema Assistant: Laura Schenkels PR, Communications & Press Arïela van de Linde Jolijn van Vroonhoven Femke Krijntjes Bart Hofs Assistant: Emmy Bours, Bart Hofs, Lynn Kluinhaar Campus Coordination Eva van de Burgt Sanne Huizenga Assistant: Willem Korsten

Festival Office Sanne Huizenga Bianca Theuns Edwin Niemantsverdriet Assistants: Suzan Bilgin, Julia Harting

Audience Award Coordination Suzan Bilgin

Program Department Niels Ketelaars Jip Branten Eva van de Burgt Mathieu Janssen Teun van Laake Assistants: Job Berende, Willem Korsten, Georgina Rider, Remco Schlief

Film Operation Filmtechniek Polona Kuzman

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