HerStory III: Got to Be Real

The presented programme consists of four parts, bound by the concept of “HerStory”. The programme Got to Be Real is focused on self-exploration of identities and seemingly mundane, daily situations experienced by women of any color or sexual orientation.

Average Happiness

Directed by: Maja Gehrig
Short synopsis:

During a PowerPoint presentation, statistical diagrams are breaking free from the straitjackets of their coordinates. A trip into the sensual world of statistics begins. Pie charts are melting, arrow diagrams twisting, scatter plots, bar graphs and stock market curves join in a collective climax.

Abeo

Directed by: Brenda Lopez
Short synopsis:

A powerful animated short about the strength and courage of immigrants crossing into the United States to find a better life.

Beach Flags

Directed by: Sarah Saidan
Short synopsis:

Vida is a young Iranian lifeguard. She is determined to participate in an international competition. But when Sareh, who is very talented, joins the team, everything changes.

Yellow Fever

Directed by: Ng’endo Mukii
Short synopsis:

The idea of beauty has become globalised, creating homogenous aspirations, and distorting people’s self-image across the planet. In her film, the author focuses on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews; using mixed media to describe this almost schizophrenic self-visualization that she and many others have grown up with.

Moj mož (hobotnica) / Mon homme (Poulpe) / My Man (Octopus)

Directed by: Stéphanie Cadoret
Short synopsis:

A young woman comes back home. She gets undressed, puts on her swimsuit, and sinks into the underwater depths of her apartment. Overcome by a baroque aquatic flora, her home has become the ecosystem of her spouse: an octopus.

Tales From Pussy Willow: Queerer Than Thou

Directed by: Kate Jessop
Short synopsis:

In another episode of her comedic series about ordinary queer people and their everyday troubles, Kate Jessop takes on nuisances widespread inside the community. How will a date between two girls go when they start arguing who’s queerer?

The Many Faces of Ava

Directed by: Izabela Barszcz
Short synopsis:

After facing herself deeply buried in her memories, a many-faced woman Ava comes to the realisation that we need to evolve beyond the social expectations.

Daniil Ivanovič, svoboden si / Daniil Ivanoviču, slobodan si / Daniil Ivanovič, You Are Free

Directed by: Petra Zlonoga
Short synopsis:

“Dear Daniil, love has no name, is that not so? I enjoyed every minute we spent apart, but engagements are off. See you later, Petra”

Impossible Figures and Other Stories II

Directed by: Marta Pajek
Short synopsis:

The protagonist of the film is a woman who trips and falls, while rushing around the house. She gets up, only to discover that her home has unusual features – it is built from paradoxes, filled with illusions and covered with patterns.

HerStory III: Got to Be Real

The presented programme consists of four parts, bound by the concept of “HerStory”. The programme Got to Be Real is focused on self-exploration of identities and seemingly mundane, daily situations experienced by women of any color or sexual orientation.

Average Happiness

Directed by: Maja Gehrig
Short synopsis:

During a PowerPoint presentation, statistical diagrams are breaking free from the straitjackets of their coordinates. A trip into the sensual world of statistics begins. Pie charts are melting, arrow diagrams twisting, scatter plots, bar graphs and stock market curves join in a collective climax.

Abeo

Directed by: Brenda Lopez
Short synopsis:

A powerful animated short about the strength and courage of immigrants crossing into the United States to find a better life.

Beach Flags

Directed by: Sarah Saidan
Short synopsis:

Vida is a young Iranian lifeguard. She is determined to participate in an international competition. But when Sareh, who is very talented, joins the team, everything changes.

Yellow Fever

Directed by: Ng’endo Mukii
Short synopsis:

The idea of beauty has become globalised, creating homogenous aspirations, and distorting people’s self-image across the planet. In her film, the author focuses on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews; using mixed media to describe this almost schizophrenic self-visualization that she and many others have grown up with.

Short synopsis:

A young woman comes back home. She gets undressed, puts on her swimsuit, and sinks into the underwater depths of her apartment. Overcome by a baroque aquatic flora, her home has become the ecosystem of her spouse: an octopus.

Short synopsis:

In another episode of her comedic series about ordinary queer people and their everyday troubles, Kate Jessop takes on nuisances widespread inside the community. How will a date between two girls go when they start arguing who’s queerer?

The Many Faces of Ava

Directed by: Izabela Barszcz
Short synopsis:

After facing herself deeply buried in her memories, a many-faced woman Ava comes to the realisation that we need to evolve beyond the social expectations.

Short synopsis:

“Dear Daniil, love has no name, is that not so? I enjoyed every minute we spent apart, but engagements are off. See you later, Petra”

Impossible Figures and Other Stories II

Directed by: Marta Pajek
Short synopsis:

The protagonist of the film is a woman who trips and falls, while rushing around the house. She gets up, only to discover that her home has unusual features – it is built from paradoxes, filled with illusions and covered with patterns.