18/10
Thursday

19:00
Forbidden days

20:30
Festival opening
+
Tales of Postmodernity

22:00
Dreamcatchers
(discussions)

19/10
Friday

19:00
Balance

20:30
Round corners

22:00
Dreamcatchers
(discussions)

20/10
Saturday

17:30
Insiders

19:00
Parasomnia

20:30
Mind the Gap

21:30
Dreamcatchers
(discussions)

23:30
Sleepwalkers
(Party @ Tunel club)

21/10
Sunday

18:00
Rewind

19:30
Lucid dreams

21:00
Award ceremony
+
The Focal Point

Forbidden Days, 19:00

Forbidden Days

In the spectrum of so many signifying elements, what constitutes our privacy today? Is it possible to have a sole thing, thought, emotion, glance – to grasp it, know it, and call it our own? Why is it forbidden to act upon what seems so natural to us – and will these binds ever come undone?

What are the boundaries of propriety anyway in the “distorted” world of virtual morality and what happens when we find ourselves outside the safe zone of the Internet? Can we act free then? Has our privacy got any rights at all?

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Silencio

Tuuli Teelahti, documentary, 9’, Finland, 2016.

Silencio is a story about a big love and losing it somewhere between reality and fiction, dream and the waking world. What if the loved one never really existed outside the world of dreams? How is it possible to let go then?

Contact: Saara Toivanen, [email protected], Aalto University, ELO Film School

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Deep

Michelle Verhoeks, animation, 4’, Netherlands, 2017.

Deep shows an inner journey of a woman. In a surrealistic ocean she explores her own sexuality. Her body is an expression of the soul that reveals and merges in the poetic surroundings.

Contact: Paul Moggre, [email protected], Academy of Art and Design St. Joost

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Majda’s Poses

Dora Šustić, fiction, 27’, Czech Republic, 2017.

Majda poses as a nude model on painting course at the Academy of Fine Arts, where a handsome young green coat student holds the centre of her attention. Later, she is at her neighbour Ruža’s home, drinking coffee together and eating homemade baklava.

Contact: Alexandra HRONCOVÁ, [email protected], Film Academy Of Performing Arts (FAMU)

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Bubble Gummed Girl

Anja Gurres, fiction, 25’, Germany, 2018

Emma reaches puberty. She’s addicted to chewing gums and spends all her free time with her childhood friend Lasse. Suddenly her own world starts to crumble as Lasse has a girl friend. Will her childish bubble gum world burst now?

Contact: Steffen Fredckmann, [email protected], Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Tales of Postmodernity, 20:30

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How much reality do we need and how much of it can we handle? We are being bombarded with content, pastiche, collage, indirect realities, information, ideas about relationships, acquaintanceships, friendships. The dictate of the sensual doesn’t allow us to rest: everything is a product, and when the product isn’t an object, we become the product.

What part of the self is still not for sale? We want authentic experiences, and we want more of them, and all the more authentic. When it seems as we are about to stop, or that there is no indirect moment to be had, the question is posed – can we really “experience” anything?

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Looking at Others

Dennis Stormer, documentary, 30’, Romania, 2017

In a small village in Romania tourists from all over the world are invited to observe the everyday life of one Roma family and several Roma communities.

Contact: Sigrid Gairing, [email protected], Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

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I’m Not a Robot

Lina Tsivian, animation, 6’, Israel, 2017

The illusion of choice is the way in which social structures are disguised under the idea of free will. It is a belief system imposed on one and it does not necessarily hold to his best interests, yet it propels his life choices and his ideas: what to believe in, what to dream of, what or how to love; what is beauty, and what is right.

Contact: [email protected], Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

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Fucking Drama

Michael Podogil, fiction, 17’, Austria 2017

A young couple goes to see an off theater play in a mysterious dark basement. The play begins as ‘arty’ as expected – some people film it amused with their phones. But the mood changes, when Manfred Amour, the author of the play, enters the cellar.

Contact: Christina Wintersteiger, [email protected], Film Academy Vienna

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Two for Two

Jelena Oroz, animation, 8’, Croatia 2018

Our home is a fragile flower. Milk and honey. Cocoa and hell. Everyone pets their own bunny. The feeling is lovely. Vanilla. A moody portrayal of the moment we stop loving others and fall in love with our fantasies. If we cannot understand each other, maybe our avatars can find a common language? But whatever lies below the surface should stay that way. We are fine. Our lives are milk and honey. Everyone pets their own bunny.

Contact: Vanja Andrijević, [email protected], Bonobostudio