Short Films (2022)

Runtime: 67min. | Recommended Ages: 12+

For ages 12 and up, the "Short Film" program screens films ........................... themes: adolescence - gender - identity - nature - media literacy etc.............

Shorts in this lineup:

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GIRLHOOD

Documentary, Vania Turner, Maria Sidiropoulou Greece, 30min

 

Three teenage girls find refuge in their friendship as they struggle with gender expectations, eating disorders and an addiction to social media amid a long, emotionally stifling quarantine in Greece.

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GEN TREE 

Animation - Documentary, Ronni Shalev, Alon Sharabi, Hod Adler Israel, 3min

In a town where the adults live on ground level and children refuse to come down from the treetops, a series of interviews set out to discover - what is it exactly that the generations misunderstand about each other? This animated documentary highlights the absurdity of childhood, adult-ness, the internet, and generational gaps.

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IN NATURE

Animation, Marcel Barelli  Switzerland 5min

In Nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but homosexuality isn't just a human story.

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I AM LEO 

Fiction, Tanja*Tajo Hurrle, Germany, 18min

 

Wide meadows, romping in the woods and building cabins. Leo (12) spends the autumn holidays with big sister Noémie and cousin Emil on Grandma Marlies' farm. However when Leo is surprised by what Grandma Marlies calls big news, Leo faces an identity crisis. "I am Leo" immerses itself into the emotional world of a child who is on the way to discover their gender identity. A film about expectations that overwhelm, about thoughts that restrict and about the courage to find yourself.

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SAVING ELODIE

Fiction, Jessica Hughes United Kingdom 11min

A story of a family reconnecting in the age of social media. When surly teenager Elodie reluctantly visits her Grandad at his remote Icelandic cabin, her world is turned upside down when the WIFI dies, and she is forced to look up from her phone.

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TO VANCOUVER

Fiction, Artemis Anastasiadou Greece 24min

 

Two siblings, one spell, wounded landscapes and an inevitable departure. "To Vancouver" is a short chronicle of a disappearing act in the times of the new Depression