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

Rewind, 18:00

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The stories are always twofold, and that it to say the very least about their nature(s). They are always plural, always subjective, always stacked into our memories in all the vastness of their possible varieties. Our communication is therefore sometimes left

in the middle of the overly articulated chaos to sit and dwell upon everything that has not been said. Can we feel to each other instead of talking? Can we sing? Work? What can we do to be together again?

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Warm Comedy about Depression

Michal Ďuriš, fiction, 23′, Slovakia, 2017

A warm tale of a family decaying.

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

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Outside

Vladimir Tatomir, documentary, 30′, Croatia, 2017

lives amongst ourselves, and the centre of the happenings is the doorway of the building. ”Home” is to leave, and to leave is to be free. Those were at least the rules that nobody has written, but that everybody is somehow agreeing with.

Contact: Anita Bastasić, [email protected], Restart

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News 23/6/2016

Elsa Rosengren, fiction, 11′, Germany, 2017

It’s 23 June 2016 In the UK, a critical referendum is well underway, and across the Atlantic, an ominous American presidential campaign is gathering force. In Sweden, news broadcasting is carrying on as usual. In Germany, however, an identical, yet distorted, news broadcast is simultaneously being constructed by the citizens themselves. In the height of the Berlin summer, the Zeit der Unruhe starts to unfold.

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

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Draw a Summer

June, Wong Siu Ling, animation, 4′, China, 2018

It was the summer in 2017. In the hottest summer, every breath was muggy and stuffy. As usual, there were lots of celebrations in the rainy days. Somebody forgot to close the window and the sound of a news seeped into the air on August 17th. The memory of a color three years ago suddenly became vivid. Tears, anger and fear were aroused in this tiny city…

Contact: Dr. Edwin Lai, [email protected], Hong Kong Art School

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Coastland

Miruna Dunu, docufiction, 15′, Romania, 2018

“Coastland” is a fictional narrative rooted into an architectural research. The story of the Black Sea coast begins in a distant future and goes back to its roots, only to reveal the cyclical destruction and rebirth. The film is created entirely out of the author’s collection of authentic postcards.

Contact: Miruna Dunu, [email protected], Design Academy Eindhoven

Lucid Dreams, 19:30

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The dreamworld has no hours, they begin with “the waking hour”, early in the linear morning of some pastime paradigms and detached worlds.

In these eras that have only now awoken, the eras of connection, virtuality and smudged time and space concepts, one doesn’t always know where to go.

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Where to go?

Lidija Špegar, documentary, 50′, Croatia, 2017

Ljiljana is a young woman who drives a taxi in Zagreb, capital of Croatia to make ends meet. Apart from the initial surprise when they meet a female taxi driver, most passengers find her likable and begin to open up.

Contact: Nenad Puhovski, [email protected], Akademija dramske umjetnosti Zagreb

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Third Law

Goran Radošević, animation, 6′, Croatia, 2016

In a nameless city populated by featureless residents, which are driven by the energies both alien and insidious, revolving equinox of night and day takes place. Swaying between momentum and dullness, that never-changing cycle is represented by the neon commercials, which command every action of aforementioned residents and create their paradoxical and ouroboric reality.

Contact: Sanja Borčić, [email protected], Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb

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Good Hunting

Maja Alibegović, documentary, 14′, Slovenia, 2017

The Slovenian hunting tradition consists of a series of hunting habits, rules and rituals which are not only an elementary part of the hunting culture but play an important part in preserving Slovenian national identity. Through the stories of hunters, the film gives insight into the life and customs as well as numerous, contemporary male communities in Slovenia.

Contact: Anita Bastasic, [email protected], Restart

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Free Wheels

Jacinthe Folon, animation, 4′, Belgium, 2017

Beware, bicycles are back in town!

Contact: Vincent Gilot, [email protected], ENSAV La Cambre

The Focal Point, 21:00

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If we focus our attention to just blurring the boundaries, we will miss out on the unique opportunity – not to define them, as we have been taught to do,

but to explore them and portray them to one another, thus focusing on the point in time that generates the difference (between us).

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Blue Summer Symphony

Sinje Köhler, fiction, 29′, Germany, 2017

A public pool, a sociotope. A scene of daydreaming and gentle snoozing. It is a place where everything is fine, or at least it feels like it. The smell of summer is in the air.

Contact: [email protected], Filmakademie Ludwigsburg

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Adnan’s Father

Sylvia Le Fanu, fiction, 25′, Denmark, 2017

Sayid, a refugee doctor from Syria, has just received a Danish residence permit, and is about to embark on establishing a new life in rural Denmark together with his son Adnan. At the same time as having to learn a new language, he faces the challenge of maintaining his boy’s respect, in a situation where Adnan’s assimilation seems to be going somewhat faster than his own.

Contact: [email protected], 18Frames

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Death of a Fruit Fly

Lukas von Berg, animation, 5′, Germany, 2017

A tiny fruit fly gets swatted. But against all odds, it defies death the Italian way.

Contact: [email protected], Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

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Count Your Curses

Lorène Yavo, animation, 9′, Belgium, 2017

In a town where supernatural beings are part of everyday life, two roommates face a recurring problem: their house spirit was devoured by an unknown creature overnight. They go on their way to find a replacement spirit and a solution to their pest problem.

Contact: Vincent Gilot, [email protected], ENSAV La Cambre