Length: 72′

A competition strand reserved for students at European universities. They are in the running for the Young Talent Award, presented jointly by the School of Arts (University of Nova Gorica), Academy of Fine Arts and Design (University of Ljubljana) and Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (University of Ljubljana).

Taki čudeži se dogajajo / Takie cuda się zdarzają / Such Miracles Do Happen

Directed by: Barbara Rupik
Short synopsis:

“It's walking with no muscles, though it shouldn't be able to walk. Stone tissue. How strange,” said the girl and looked at her boneless body.

Smell of the Ground

Directed by: Olivia Rosa
Short synopsis:

The film is an adaptation of the poem "There will come soft rains" by Sara Teasdale. It depicts the end of the Anthropocene epoch and the beginning of a new one.

Danzamorfosi

Directed by: Irene Conti Mosca, Ilaria Perino, Anita Cisi, Isabella Pasqualetti
Short synopsis:

Four women animators explore connections between movement, body and emotion in four sequences different in style and mood, each one telling through dance the story of a different condition.

Pipes

Directed by: Jessica Meier, Kilian Feusi, Sujanth Ravichandran
Short synopsis:

Bob the plumber is hired to fix a broken pipe and, to his surprise, lands in a gay fetish club.

Pustite mi dihati / Let Me Breathe

Directed by: Katarina Brglez
Short synopsis:

Do you know what depression and anxiety feel like? Stay strong and delve into a person's mind to uncover the deepest feelings someone holds.

Memories of Monsoon

Directed by: Dolker Angotsang, ManFei Li, Pimonwan Poli
Short synopsis:

A young woman picks up a dead dragonfly and looks into its eyes. For a short instance, she is transported back into her memory of her childhood and her grandmother.

Pod masko / Ispod maske / Under Cover

Directed by: Darian Bakliža
Short synopsis:

Set during school, this is a story about boys who physically show their lack of understanding about someone who is different and who push this particular behavior to the limit.

O vonju rdeče pese in ljudeh, ki živijo večno / Vom Duft der Roten Beete und den Menschen, die ewig leben / The Scent of Beetroot and the People Who Live Forever

Directed by: Petra Stipetić, Maren Wiese
Short synopsis:

A scientist discovers the key to immortality: the scent of beetroot. Through its excessive use, an impenetrable magenta atmosphere soon envelops the entire planet. Immortality spreads like a virus: death is not only avoidable, but impossible. In real interviews, the inhabitants talk about their lives in this dystopian utopia.

Sledi mojim korakom / Suis mes pas / Folow My Steps

Directed by: Nils Balleydier
Short synopsis:

Seven-year-old Chloé copies her older brother, Théo, who is practising taï-chi in a snowy field while a group of starlings looks on.

Dede je mrtva / Deniska umřela / Dede Is Dead

Directed by: Philippe Kastner
Short synopsis:

How does one deal with an unexpected death of a loved one? This film tells the story of a boy and his dog Dede, and shows their final moments together before Dede dies (...and after).

Bela noč / La Nuit blanche / The White Night

Directed by: Audrey Delepoulle
Short synopsis:

Beth, a courageous arborist, and her colleagues, spend an exhausting night in the middle of the countryside, trying to save at all costs their orchards from the destructive frost.

European Young Talents II

Length: 72′

A competition strand reserved for students at European universities. They are in the running for the Young Talent Award, presented jointly by the School of Arts (University of Nova Gorica), Academy of Fine Arts and Design (University of Ljubljana) and Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (University of Ljubljana).

Short synopsis:

“It's walking with no muscles, though it shouldn't be able to walk. Stone tissue. How strange,” said the girl and looked at her boneless body.

Smell of the Ground

Directed by: Olivia Rosa
Short synopsis:

The film is an adaptation of the poem "There will come soft rains" by Sara Teasdale. It depicts the end of the Anthropocene epoch and the beginning of a new one.

Danzamorfosi

Directed by: Irene Conti Mosca, Ilaria Perino, Anita Cisi, Isabella Pasqualetti
Short synopsis:

Four women animators explore connections between movement, body and emotion in four sequences different in style and mood, each one telling through dance the story of a different condition.

Pipes

Directed by: Jessica Meier, Kilian Feusi, Sujanth Ravichandran
Short synopsis:

Bob the plumber is hired to fix a broken pipe and, to his surprise, lands in a gay fetish club.

Pustite mi dihati / Let Me Breathe

Directed by: Katarina Brglez
Short synopsis:

Do you know what depression and anxiety feel like? Stay strong and delve into a person's mind to uncover the deepest feelings someone holds.

Memories of Monsoon

Directed by: Dolker Angotsang, ManFei Li, Pimonwan Poli
Short synopsis:

A young woman picks up a dead dragonfly and looks into its eyes. For a short instance, she is transported back into her memory of her childhood and her grandmother.

Pod masko / Ispod maske / Under Cover

Directed by: Darian Bakliža
Short synopsis:

Set during school, this is a story about boys who physically show their lack of understanding about someone who is different and who push this particular behavior to the limit.

Short synopsis:

A scientist discovers the key to immortality: the scent of beetroot. Through its excessive use, an impenetrable magenta atmosphere soon envelops the entire planet. Immortality spreads like a virus: death is not only avoidable, but impossible. In real interviews, the inhabitants talk about their lives in this dystopian utopia.

Short synopsis:

Seven-year-old Chloé copies her older brother, Théo, who is practising taï-chi in a snowy field while a group of starlings looks on.

Short synopsis:

How does one deal with an unexpected death of a loved one? This film tells the story of a boy and his dog Dede, and shows their final moments together before Dede dies (...and after).

Bela noč / La Nuit blanche / The White Night

Directed by: Audrey Delepoulle
Short synopsis:

Beth, a courageous arborist, and her colleagues, spend an exhausting night in the middle of the countryside, trying to save at all costs their orchards from the destructive frost.

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