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

Balance, 19:00

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The walls, the blocks, the buildings and the cities they create, stand as a mark of division, which to us – born in that division – seems as it has been there forever;

and although we can institutionally learn about its history, the only history of any division that is left to truly be discovered is the fine balance between the fact of division and our own relation to it.

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Great Wall of China

Aleksandra Odić, fiction, 36′, Germany, 2017

Bosnia. A summer’s day at the countryside 20 years after the latest war. Being the only witness of the secret plan of her favorite aunt Ljilja to leave their country, little Maja takes a major step in her life. The boundaries of her childhood start to break apart.

Contact: Josephine Settmacher, [email protected], Deutsche Film – und Fernsehakademie Berlin

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Two Last Weeks

Tjaša Kosar, Marc Steck, documentary 30′, Slovenia, 2017

Rahul from one of the colonies in New Delhi leaves his country and family for the first time in an NGO exchange to the capital of Slovenia. Seeing and sharing a glimpse of western society, (idealized in his environment), and having time for reflecting about life for the first time, he shares his new understanding of the world before he goes back to India.

Contact: [email protected], University of Television and Film Munich

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Very Close

Lee Oz, Eliška Habartová, animation, 6′, Israel, 2017

After two years in a long-distance relationship, Eliška leaves the Czech Republic to move to Israel and be with Lee while his father is dying. At the airport, she is banned from entering the country and deported. This documentary film unfolds through the couple’s online chats and through conversations with their families, using objects that were witnesses to the story.

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

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Auuuna

Lina Šuková, animation, 8′, Slovakia, 2017

Lina is a girl living in the fear of monsters hiding in the dark underneath her bed. One day, the shadows from under the bed eat her up and Lina sinks into the dark forest where she meets a  she-wolf.

Contact: Jakub Spevák [email protected], Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava

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Sarah

Tamara Ivry, animation, 5’, Israel, 2017

In Israel, mothers on both sides are giving birth to potential victims. The roles change, the garments, the balance of power, the pain is the same pain, the ideology identical – die for The Land.

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

Round Corners, 20:30

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What constitutes the Self? Is it more important to communicate what is inside us than to give feedback to that what we get from other people? Is the ruling ideology of identity politics leading us on a completely wrong path by trying to separate,

divide and fragment us in such small pieces that ultimately and inevitably we cease to exist? Is the fear of this disastrous result the reason why we try to strengthen our belonging to a nation, a religion, a culture?

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Nothing New Under the Sun

Damian Kocur, fiction, 26′, Poland, 2017

Michal lives in the country and works at a cattle farm. He comes back home, has dinner and rests. Every day in his life is the same. Every day except for the day when a girl that he met on the Internet is supposed to come to see him.

Contact: Michal Hudzikowski, [email protected], University of Silesia in Katowice

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Hebrew Kisses

Manya Lozovskaya, documentary 31′, Israel, 2018

Manya, an immigrant from Russia, meets a native born Israeli Erez. When it becomes obvious that in order to be together Manya needs to undergo a conversion (giyur), she faces the need to redefine love, rethink her life as well as the essence of her new Jewish identity.

Contact: Asaf Yecheskel, [email protected], Sapir Academic College

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Consequences of Work

Inesa Antić, documentary, 17′, Croatia, 2017

Stories and songs about captivity, liberation and the consequences of work in the interpretation of Zoja Borovčanin – singer, performer and fleeting worker.

Contact: Anita Bastašić, [email protected], Restart