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Group Portrait with a Lady

The story follows the life of a regular German women Leni Gruyten during 1930ies and 1940ies. Through her interactions with friends, family and other people she knows, the regular folks’ perception of the Nazi era is shown.

Solemn Communion

Solemn Communion

France 1977

DIR René Féret

Spoken Word

Spoken Word

United States 2010

DIR Victor Nuñez

From acclaimed director Victor Nunez (Ulee’s Gold), Spoken Word tells the story of a rock star on the West Coast poetry circuit who, fresh off a successful tour, learns that his father is fatally ill.

Sister Smile

Sister Smile

Belgium 2009

DIR Stijn Coninx

Soeur Sourire is a moving story based on the life of a fascinating historic figure, Jeannine, a young Belgian girl who joined the convent and became a star in 1961 when she composed and sang the hit Dominique, nique, nique…

Have Mercy on Us All

A modern-day Parisian town crier gradually learns that someone is using him to give cryptic warnings of a plague outbreak in the city.

We Are the ... of Communism

The mysterious closing of a Beijing school sends hundreds of migrant children on a desperate struggle to reclaim their right to an education.

A Date

A Date

Czech Republic 2007

DIR Jakub Macháček & Inventura

his short film by one of the participants of the Inventura workshops, Jakub Macháček, is a fantasy about a dream date with a girl. It combines film projection with feature etudes played out by the director and his acting partner.

How Aleš Met Harry Potter

How Aleš Met Harry Potter

Czech Republic 2007

DIR Aleš Koudela

The creator, artist and narrator of this animated film is Aleš Koudela, a young man with autism who is fascinated by the universe and who adores Harry Potter. He combines both these passions in a simple animated tale with a fine-spun narrative.

Loose Contact

Loose Contact

Germany 2004

DIR Felix Engel & Eike Swoboda

Lethargic Falco much prefers riding the metro than talking to people. Anja is full of energy and dreams of becoming a photographer. Both have one thing in common: their learning difficulties simply fade in comparison with their life stories and creative achievements.

The Sad Doll

The Sad Doll

Czech Republic 2007

DIR Lucie Pášová

Lucie Pášová impressed festival audiences with her short animated film set in a fragrant workshop producing decorations, beeswax candles and toys in Prague’s Vinohrady district, where she works.

Derby

Derby

Germany 2010

DIR Paul Negoescu

Mircea has a 15-year-old daughter whose boyfriend is invited to dine with the family. He arrives early and they go to her bedroom. While watching TV, Mircea can hear his daughter moaning from her room.

A Tear Is Needed

Early one morning, a little girl is taken by her parents to her aunt’s funeral. She wanders off for a moment and because she is still sleepy, she sits down and falls asleep on a grave. When she wakes up, she finds herself in the world of the dead. How will she get back to her parents?

Good Advice

Good Advice

Sweden 2009

DIR Andreas Tibblin

The early 1980s. Tired that his parents never listen to him, ten-year-old Rasmus decides to run away from home. But before leaving, he records a cassette with advice on how to deal with life.

Saharan Sands

Saharan Sands

Czech Republic 2009

DIR Josef Tuka

Václav and Anna have been married for 25 years. They decide to celebrate their anniversary at the place where they first met. Czech representative in the international competition at the 2010 Prague Short Film Festival.

Love, Lust & Lies

Love, Lust & Lies

Australia 2010

DIR Gillian Armstrong

The fifth film in the documentary series about the lives, hopes and dreams of three lively, working class Adelaide girls since they were fourteen in 1976.

Mum

Mum

Netherlands 2009

DIR Adelheid Roosen

In her originally stylized movie, replete with tenderness and humor, the director undertakes a journey into the world of an ill woman.

Poet of the Elephant House

Swedish documentarist Anna Juhlin offers a portrait of her grandfather, a Turkish poet who became a passionate photographer of well-known faces from the world of avant-garde art.

Rise

Rise

Thailand 2009

DIR Visra Vichit-Vadakan

n her intriguing documentary essay, Thai director Visra Vichit-Vadakan ponders the universal theme of understanding between parents and their newly adult offspring, who are looking for their own way in life and hope that their parents will understand and respect them.

Bang

Bang

France 2009

DIR TK. Kim & Pat Marcel

Kim shoots her life and the lives of those around her on video. One day she runs into petty crook Marcel … and bang! Kim falls in love with Marcel and together they start up a dangerous enterprise: filming rich people in compromising situations and then blackmailing them.

Consolation

Consolation

Israel 2010

DIR Edit Sheratzki

A discrete human drama devoid of sentimentality that touches on fundamental questions of human life (love and death).