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).

Moj ladijski zaveznik / Le bateau est mon ami / The Boat Is My Friend

Directed by: Edouard Trefert
Short synopsis:

In 1831, on a British merchant ship, James Franklin dies from a sea accident and leaves behind his lover, Tom. Another pair of sailors, Callen and Gigi, are affected despite themselves.

Gori / Feux / Fires

Directed by: Mohammad Babakoohi
Short synopsis:

Karun, a stray dog, fights to survive in a chaotic environment ravaged by drought.

Od začetka / From the Top

Directed by: Rich Farris
Short synopsis:

Things haven’t gone quite the way Robin expected them to, so she decides the time has come to get rid of her drum kit. But giving up her passion might not be as simple as she anticipates.

Aquarium

Directed by: Rune Callewaert
Short synopsis:

While a thunderstorm wreaks havoc at sea, a young sailor seeks refuge in an old sailor's tavern. Believe it or not, but the young man has never eaten fish before, until this very night on land. While strange creatures stay away in the shadows of the tavern, the young man reminisces about home.

La notte

Directed by: Martina Generali, Simone Pratola, Francesca Sofia Rosso
Short synopsis:

Based on concert RV 439 “La Notte” by A. Vivaldi. Carnival in Venice: Pulcinella attempts to slip into a VIP party, without too much success. Amidst lavish masks, food triumphs and sensual women, his dream of the rich and famous turns into a nightmare.

Aurore

Directed by: Sabrina Assous
Short synopsis:

Aurore tells about emancipation of Anne, a 23-year-old young woman passionate about poetry whose father wants to force her to take over the family restaurant.

Hermit Island

Directed by: Gábor Mariai
Short synopsis:

On her way back from a mission, Cassi gets stranded on a mysterious island. She meets an eccentric hermit, and they set off to find her a new boat. The depths of the island force Cassi to reevaluate her quest, while the hermit must face someone from his past.

About Heidegger

Directed by: Lucie Lisníková
Short synopsis:

Do you ever ask yourself why you are here in this world and what awaits you? Perhaps Martin Heidegger will answer you through the words of Antonín Dolák in Lucie Lisníková's animated philosophical essay set in the autumn atmosphere.

Brez traku / Entbandung / Unscarfed

Directed by: Anita Bruneburg
Short synopsis:

Three humans serve a giantess in a giant-ruled land. They try hide their true feelings about her from her. And they know that if that blue scarf around their necks would ever be removed it would mean getting closer to her – in the worst possible way.

Moj oče / Mon père / My Father

Directed by: Marlène Ciampossin
Short synopsis:

Lorélie heads off into the mountains on her own. She wants to go to the very end of a path she often took when she was little.

European Young Talents V

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:

In 1831, on a British merchant ship, James Franklin dies from a sea accident and leaves behind his lover, Tom. Another pair of sailors, Callen and Gigi, are affected despite themselves.

Gori / Feux / Fires

Directed by: Mohammad Babakoohi
Short synopsis:

Karun, a stray dog, fights to survive in a chaotic environment ravaged by drought.

Od začetka / From the Top

Directed by: Rich Farris
Short synopsis:

Things haven’t gone quite the way Robin expected them to, so she decides the time has come to get rid of her drum kit. But giving up her passion might not be as simple as she anticipates.

Aquarium

Directed by: Rune Callewaert
Short synopsis:

While a thunderstorm wreaks havoc at sea, a young sailor seeks refuge in an old sailor's tavern. Believe it or not, but the young man has never eaten fish before, until this very night on land. While strange creatures stay away in the shadows of the tavern, the young man reminisces about home.

La notte

Directed by: Martina Generali, Simone Pratola, Francesca Sofia Rosso
Short synopsis:

Based on concert RV 439 “La Notte” by A. Vivaldi. Carnival in Venice: Pulcinella attempts to slip into a VIP party, without too much success. Amidst lavish masks, food triumphs and sensual women, his dream of the rich and famous turns into a nightmare.

Aurore

Directed by: Sabrina Assous
Short synopsis:

Aurore tells about emancipation of Anne, a 23-year-old young woman passionate about poetry whose father wants to force her to take over the family restaurant.

Hermit Island

Directed by: Gábor Mariai
Short synopsis:

On her way back from a mission, Cassi gets stranded on a mysterious island. She meets an eccentric hermit, and they set off to find her a new boat. The depths of the island force Cassi to reevaluate her quest, while the hermit must face someone from his past.

About Heidegger

Directed by: Lucie Lisníková
Short synopsis:

Do you ever ask yourself why you are here in this world and what awaits you? Perhaps Martin Heidegger will answer you through the words of Antonín Dolák in Lucie Lisníková's animated philosophical essay set in the autumn atmosphere.

Brez traku / Entbandung / Unscarfed

Directed by: Anita Bruneburg
Short synopsis:

Three humans serve a giantess in a giant-ruled land. They try hide their true feelings about her from her. And they know that if that blue scarf around their necks would ever be removed it would mean getting closer to her – in the worst possible way.

Moj oče / Mon père / My Father

Directed by: Marlène Ciampossin
Short synopsis:

Lorélie heads off into the mountains on her own. She wants to go to the very end of a path she often took when she was little.

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