About our astronauts. Galina Golubeva. Russia, 2018. Animation 7 min 20 sec.
go into space.They wait for new discoveries and jornies. The story based on
folk song about cosmonauts performed by Maria Yakovenko.
Whiteland. Dir. Irina Elshanskaya. Russia,
2018. Animation, 6 min 42 sec.
A gray plasticine
man discovers himself in a glowing white room. He leaves traces, but tries to
keep the room in its original form, until one day the boundaries of its space
Milestone. Dir. Aviv Kaufman. Israel,
2018. Fiction film, 13 min.
Aviv is an
aggressive boy from a normal family. During another family trip – in one moment
of sibling violence Aviv first understands the consequences of his violence.
The film was shot in the actual places the real events took place.
Statement: “Milestone” is a story that is based on a personal trauma that
occurred to me at the age of 7. To this day I remember the feeling of
helplessness as I walked around the forest and trying to digest what I did to
my sister. This moment changed me forever. This is the reason It was important
to me that people will be exposed to the story and understand the tremendous
impact that violence has on shaping the self-image of a child. I tend to be
very didactic and precise, which is my greatest advantage and disadvantage as a
director. So the story is told as I imagined it from the beginning. There are
two main things that I sought in the artistic vision. One is that the story
will be told from the point of view of Aviv, the hero, so that the viewer can
feel that he is accompanying the hero with the journey. Second, that the film
will express maximum authenticity and so we chose to shoot in my elementary
school and in Ben Shemen Forest where the incident occurred. My main conclusion
from the experience is that I must continue to create art and to put in it my
The Gift Of Alice. Dir. Gabriele Marino. Italy,
2018. Fiction film, 15 min.
Alice is a little
girl, to whom the art of cinema helps to live a difficult time for her family.
Anastasia Akulina. Russia, 2018. Animation, 7 min.
Young Russian tsar
Peter the great with his unbridled energy, his burning desire to learn everything
himself goes to Europe. Daring, brave, decisive, he takes up the construction
of the fleet.
State Puppet Theatre
My Day. Dir. Sandhya Krishnamurthy.
USA, 2018. Fiction film, 13 min 22 sec.
A 9-year-old boy
shares the events of a day in his life to prove that, contrary to adults’
belief, a kid’s life is not free of stress.
Morgen kommt kein
Weihnachtsmann / No Father Chistmas. Dir. Anna Ludwig. Germany, 2018. Fiction film,
A single mum is
very sad as she isn’t able to afford to hire a Father Christmas on Christmas
Eve for her children this year – a typical tradition in this family and parts
The brothers just notice that mum is unhappy as Father Christmas won’t be
coming around. Their conclusion: Mum still believes in Father Christmas.
Now it’s up to them to organize a Father Christmas in order to make mum happy
Perfecly Naughty Kids. Dir. Tatiana Kiseleva. Russia,
2018. Animation, 14 min 10 sec.
A intriguing story
of a naughty gnome that helped doctor Piatkin to cure exceptionally good
children of their excessive social training.
Good Heart. Dir. Eugeniya Zhirkovf. Russia, 2018. Animation, 5 min.
In one primeval forest lives one primitive
family. Mom is strict, wild and gloomy in this family. All she wants is that
everyone was full and healthy. But one day everything changes when her son
brings a puppy home …
Pavel Nosyrev. Russia, 2018. Animation, 14 min.
A touching story
of an unexpected meeting of an artist traveler and a charming shrew named
Belozubka in a faraway Russian Taiga. A collision of two worlds – a giant and
wide world of a human, and a tiny, dreamy world of shrews. Despite the
communication difficulties, the characters end up finding strength to share
something new and special with each other. This film is about a man’s place in
nature’s everyday life, it’s about trusting and giving care.
The film is based on a story written by a famous Russian writer, Yuri Koval.
Volgograd State Puppet Theatre
La festa più bellissima / The beautifulest party. Dir. Hedy Krissane. Italy,
2018. Fiction film, 15 min. Amin is a second-generation
immigrant kid, lively and friendly. Today is his birthday, and like every child
he can’t wait to party with his classmates…
Beauty. Dir. Nicola Abbatangelo.
Italy, 2018. Fiction film, 25 min.
Stick, a scammer
chased by his family, returns home after twenty years because his father is
dying. But in dealing with his past he will have the magical opportunity to
fill a world without color with beauty.
Nadezhda. Dir. Tatiana Tchurzina.
Russia, 2018. Animation, 7 min.
lyrical historic drama based on a real story about the first Russian
circumnavigation of the globe in 1803-1805 by captain Ivan (Adam Johann)
Krusenstern on a sailboat named Nadezhda (“Hope”); about a Russian woman
waiting for her husband to return from the travel, a story of hope, faith and
love of the captain and his wife.
Are You Volleyball?! Dir. Mohammad Bakhshi. Iran,
2018. Fiction film, 15 min.
A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can’t keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups.