Adieu, 18:00

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Not every ending offers a new beginning. Especially when dealing with a binary and elliptic bureaucratic system that doesn’t offer an alternative, not even a tiny maybe. In a Croatian film The Stamp, the real fight of a Syrian refugee begins only after arriving at the “safe zone”. Sometimes, just like the name of the documentary-fiction film I want to return return return echoes

the real return is possible only through memories, in a voyage across collective and intimate narratives. The imaginative animation of Zorg II, in which an ambitious alien travels to Earth to star in a Sci-Fi blockbuster, frees us from earthly logic and reminds us of the unfetteredness of the inner worlds.

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The Stamp

Lovro Mrđen, fiction, 19 min, Belgium/Croatia, 2019

The real fight begins when the war ends. The clock is ticking for an immigrant faced with the coldblooded bureaucracy of a foreign country, as he tries to save his younger sister and prevent separation. Nobody hears their voices, lost in translation.

Production: Akademija dramske umjetnosti u Zagrebu, LUCA School of Arts

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I Want to Return Return Return

Elsa Rosengren, fiction, 33 min, Germany, 2020

Whilst awaiting a long-distance friend, a lonely young woman navigates a Berlin neighborhood where her nostalgia mingles with the lives and stories of her neighbors.

Production: German Film and Television Academy Berlin

Best animated film, Zorg II, Auden Lincoln Vogel

Zorg II

Auden Lincoln-Vogel, animation, 22 min, Estonia, 2019

An alien comes to Earth in hopes of starring in a sci-fi blockbuster.

Production: Estonian Academy of Arts

Wanderers, 20:00

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Let’s pack our memories and take on this journey the most important ones. There is never enough space for new experiences. Three nomads starring in a poetic animated documentary Fata Morgana have already begun a brave one-way journey.
How to leave behind your biggest treasure, your family, and meet all the expectations?

In a touching documentary representation of generational changes affecting a Nepalese family (For Your Sake) two daughters are getting ready to study abroad. In a Serbian film Sherbet, without expectations, young and rebellious Ena and Sale wander through the night in the dirty outskirts of the city. How far can they go?

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Fata Morgana

Daniella Bokor, Leanna Berkovitch, animation/documentary, 11 min, Israel, 2019

Christina, Anna, and Rachel are three nomads. What brings a person to wander alone?

Production: Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

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For Your Sake

Ronja Hemm, documentary, 38 min, Germany, 2019

Nepal is facing a generational change. Two daughters of a Tamang family are preparing to study abroad. Their hopes for a better life are high, but the price is immeasurable. They have to leave behind what is the Tamang people’s greatest good: their family.

Production: University of Applied Science, Mainz

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Sherbet

Nikola Stojanović, fiction, 19 min, Serbia, 2019

Ena and Sale – both of them destructive and hungry for life – meet. As they are trying to interpret their feelings, they are pressured by the burdens of their past and haunted by fears. Through acts of aggression on the outskirts of a dirty city, they test the limits of their love.

Production:  Fakultet dramskih umetnosti u Beogradu