dir. Steven Fraser / 2021 / UK / 10min.
cinematography: Steven Fraser
producer: Reece Cargan / Bombito Productions
selected festivals and awards: 2021 – Edynburg IFF, 2021 – Scottish Queer IFF, 2021 – IDFA Amsterdam, 2022 – British Shorts FF
“Prosopagnosia” is a story of identity that uses expressive animation to investigate intimacy, communication and memory.
Prosopagnosia is face-blindness and as a means of understanding this neurodiverse behaviour, the contents of a memory box are being explored. Sketchbooks, photographs and diaries are intricately unraveled to tell a unique and personal story.
dir. Elena Molina, Raquel Calvo / 2021 / Spain, Peru / 19min.
cinematography: Elena Molina
producer: Raquel Calvo / Raquel Calvo Larralde
selected festivals and awards: 2021 – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao
In 1970 an avalanche erased the colonial town of Yungay (Perú). A bunch of survivors rebuilt it just a kilometer away. Huascarán, the once sacred and now feared mountain, speaks for itself. Those who remember know they should pay attention.
"Greetings from Myanmar"
dir. Andreas Riiser, Sunniva Sundby / 2020 / Myanmar, Norway / 5 min.
cinematography: Andreas Riiser, Sunniva Sundby
producer: Andreas Riiser / Bacon
selected festivals and awards: 2020 – Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, 2020 – DOC NYC
Tourists enjoy a peaceful holiday in Myanmar's five-star hotel resorts, while ten kilometers away members of the Rohingya ethnic group are being tortured and killed.
Umbrella drinks and genocide. Unsuspecting tourists enjoy a peaceful holiday in Myanmar's five-star hotel resorts, lazily walking between swimming pools and sun umbrellas, while ten kilometers away, members of the Rohingya ethnic group are being tortured and killed as a result of the largest genocide in Asia since the Vietnam War.
dir. Samir Karahoda / 2021 / Kosovo / 15min.
Cinematography: Samir Karahoda
producer: Eroll Bilibani / SK Pictures
selected festivals and awards: 2021 – European Film Awards: best short film nominee; 2022 – Sundance FF
In post-war Kosovo two ping pong players wander from one obscure location to another carrying with them the only possession of the club: their tables.
A story of a post-war Kosovo ping pong club, the “Lidhja e Prizrenit” (League of Prizren). These youngsters and their coaches practice in difficult conditions even though some of them represent Kosovo in international competitions and have won medals in various European championships. Despite their success, the 'Ping Pong Federation' is still ignored by the local and central authorities.
”Displaced” is a tribute to all the athletes who, with enthusiasm and a quiet perseverance, manage to overcome the problem of lack of space, and represent their country by contributing more to the state than the state contributes to them. Their situation allows the filmmakers to express concerns such as migration, alienation and a general sense of hopelessness that pervade the lives of Kosovar society. The film takes the form of docu-fiction with actual events recreated by real characters combined with footage from the present. It was the only short documentary in Cannes 2001 official selection.
dir. Jakub Gomolka / 2022 / Poland / 18min.
Cinematography: Nikodem Marek
producer: Agata Golańska / Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, TV i Teatralna im. L. Schillera w Łodzi
selected festivals and awards: 2022 – Millennium Docs Against Gravity FF: world premiere
After leaving prison, Mariusz and his son attempt to adapt to reality, interweaving the habits inherited from jail with the struggle of everyday life
After leaving prison, Mariusz and his son attempt to adapt to reality, interweaving the habits inherited from jail with the struggle of everyday life. Contrary to popular opinion, their relationship is filled with self-reflection and love.
The protagonists' sensitivity contrasts with the heartless reality that leaves a scar on former prisoners, thus excluding them from being valuable members of the society.