International Competition 3

Event Timeslots:

Thursday 25.08.2022
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Saturday 27.08.2022
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Screening time: 1 h 20 min

CW: Themes of Holocaust and police brutality and scenes of animal abuse, sexual harassment and violence

Films in this screening:

Anna Lena Spring, Lara Perren:


Switzerland, 2021. 4 minutes.

Ava enters the Sauna for the first time. She is overwhelmed by the nudity, her thoughts, and the physical sensations. The other guests go about their routines. With the rising heat Ava starts to relax. Finally, she melts away and dissolves into complete ecstasy.


Sensual Pill
(Sensual Pill )

Greece, 2021. 4 minutes.

A magnetic animation-documentary, using Google Earth satellite facilities to travel worldwide during the pandemic era. Epic music by the Athenian Kostadis.

Varya Yakovleva:


Russia, 2022. 10 minutes.

Strangers come to visit the home of a young couple. Taking advantage of the hospitality of the hosts, the unexpected guests push the couple to do rash things, which leads to the destruction of the established order and harmony within the family.

Shi-Rou Huang:

Girl in the Water

Taiwan, 2021. 7 minutes.

Contemplation of torn walls and scars reminds the heroine of the ups and downs of love. The film depicts femininity and female internal time-consciousness through the convalescence of a woman’s broken heart, which is based on my personal experiences.

Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur:

The Seine's tears
(Les larmes de la Seine)

France, 2021. 9 minutes.

17th of October 1961, “Algerian workers” get down the streets to demonstrate against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police prefecture.

Tal Kantor:

Letter to a Pig

France, 2022. 17 minutes.

A traumatic memory of a Holocaust survivor sends a young schoolgirl on an inner journey, searching for her own path as the boundary between animal and human nature blurs.

Mateusz Jarmulski:

The Visit

Poland, 2021. 7 minutes.

African tropical forest. A dark figure escapes through the thicket. The hunters’ shouting grows. The chimpanzee’s eyes shine on her dark face. She is breathing heavily, escaping through the jungle. The frightened animal reaches a beautiful colonial villa and enters inside. Leaving her natural environment, she stands before an important choice. “The visit” is a film that asks the question of where humanity begins.

Jonatan Schwenk:


Germany, 2021. 4 minutes.

Small shimmering animals are in heat. A two-legged forest dweller encounters the lustful group. He and his companions snack on the little creatures and soon a feast begins.

Sander Joon:


Estonia, 2022. 16 minutes.

Father and his son are losing the folkrace. In order to win, a boy turns himself into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director’s childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.

Event Timeslots:

Thursday 25.08.2022
8€ Buy tickets

Saturday 27.08.2022
8€ Buy tickets