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How Dad Nicked the Snow for Mom (Sasha Karmaeva) Russia

How Dad Nicked the Snow for Mom
Sasha Karmaeva
Russia. 2021. 13 min

Short story about a father who was aimed to make peace with mother, and about mother, who tried to save her daughter from all the troubles, and about a daughter, who just wanted to watch cartoons.


Born in Tolyatti, studied in Literature Institute n.a. M. Gorkiy (art critic), in 2019 graduated from the workshop of V. Menshov on fiction filmmaking in VGIK.



Here Lived and Worked… (Aleksey Krasnotcvetov) Russia

Here Lived and Worked…
Aleksey Krasnotcvetov
Russia. 2020. 24 min

Sergey, a worker of a small country town, tries to read the epigraph on the memorial board that has been set by his window on the wall of the house he lives in on the third floor. This board out of nowhere brings the spirit of adventure into the settled life of the typical Soviet neighbourhood. The way of achieving the goal turns out to be far more important than the goal itself. That is the story of a small, touching and funny feat.


Aleksey Krasnotcvetov- is an actor and director.
Graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Theater Arts in 2008.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art in 2019 with a degree in Film and Television Director.



Second Chance (Marija Dzidzeva) Macedonia. Official Section

Second Chance
Marija Dzidzeva
Macedonia. 2019. 79 min

Macedonia, 2001. The interethnic conflict is on the edge of a Civil War. Violence has infected every pore of life. Regardless of their nationality or social status, all people share the fear of a hopeless future.”Second Chance” follows the stories of three women, need to respond to the many challenges of that terrible time. Sandra, Angelina and Eleonora living in the same building. Each one of these women struggles to find meaning in their existence, in the absurd and meaningless times, and surrounding. And each one of them faces her own personal demons, and struggles to preserve her humanity.

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Sonsi (Savita Singh) India

Savita Singh
India. 2019. 26 min

Every morning, eight-year-old Nadi wanders somewhere between the conscious and the unconscious, to meet her dream-etched Shadow Bird. A second character unfailingly follows—the mysterious Timekeeper, who has a clock fitted inside his heart. But one morning neither Shadow Bird nor Timekeeper arrive, and Nadi ventures alone into the deep, mysterious woods in search of them.

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Can Neither Stay Here…(Girish Kasaravalli) India. Official Section

Can Neither Stay Here, Nor Journey Beyond
Girish Kasaravalli
India. 2020. 80 min

Set in the India of the 60’s, the film tells the story of the challenges facedby a young boy and a young widow who dream of getting out of their oppressive and suffocating lives. These characters are mirror image of one another while one dreams of moving to the city, the other is dreaming of a better life. Young Naga lives in a country side which is idyllic and serene but on a personal level he is subjected to all kinds of humiliation because of his cast and economic status. Young widow, though belongs to an upper cast, is deprived of all the good things in life because of the tradional practices and rituals. They both are dreaming of a respectable life in another society. Will their search yield result? The contrast and the contradictions in their dreams form the crux of the story.


Girish Kasaravalli has made 15 feature films in a carrier spanning 4 decades. All his films have won awards at national film festivals and international film festivals. 2003 Rotterdam had him director in focus. Retrospective of his films were held in some other festivals.


GHATASHRADDHA (The Ritual 1978)
DWEEPA (The Island 2002)
HASINA (2006)



Coque (Miguel Ángel Faura, Juanma Falcón) Spain

Miguel Ángel Faura, Juanma Falcón
Spain. 2021. 20 min

Coque, an 11-year-old boy, travels to the town where his grandparents live to spend the summer holidays. During those hot days, he will meet Vanessa, the baker’s niece. This encounter will arouse feelings so far unknown to him, which he will have to manage without having the support or understanding of his environment.


Miguel Ángel Faura and Juanma Falcón accumulate decades of experience in the audiovisual industry. Miguel Ángel has produced thirteen feature films, among which are “Enemy”, directed by Denis Villenueve and more recently “Wasp Network” by Olivier Assayas. Juanma has worked as an actor since 2006, taking part in a dozen projects such as “Foodie Love”, “Hay Someone There” or “Red Bracelets”. “Coque” is the first short film that they have written and directed.



The Bonfire (Carlos Saiz) Spain

The Bonfire
Carlos Saiz
Spain. 2020. 19 min

Between the documentary and the fiction, The bonfire is a portrait about life in the neighborhood and its people. It tells the family situation of Lionel, a close friend of the director and who, in one way or another, seems destined for loneliness.


Started experimenting with audiovisual language since the age of 15 with short films with friends and family travel videos. After this, he begins to make experimental video clips and short films until he reaches the EFTI Film Master, where after shooting several pieces he rolls his opera prima, The bonfire.



Sergi and Irina (Miquel Verd, Alex Tejedor) Spain

Sergi and Irina
Miquel Verd, Álex Tejedor
Spain. 2020. 24 min

Raixa, June 21rst 1939. Sergi, the heir of the mansion falls in love with Irina, the mansion overseer’s niece, during the summer solstice party. Second World War previous circumstances force them to separate, but that night they arrange to meet next year, at the same place, at the same time. Will they keep their promise?


In 2007, Àlex is nominated to Max Prizes for “Tape”. In 2011 received 3 Prizes Escénica for “Algú Que Miri Per Mi”. In 2012 released his first short film “Lucifer” at Aguilar de Campoo Shorts Film Festival. He’s professionally worked as actor, director, screenwriter, and composer at many projects.

Miquel Verd is the owner and executive producer of Singular Audiovisual SL, a film and television production company, created in 2001 and located in Mallorca. He has produced and directed all kinds of film and television projects, for regional television IB3 and TVE.