As usual, the Festival Friends program returns with eight unique short films made by friends of NexT, people who have been by the festival’s side since the very beginning or more recent contributors and competitors.
Written/Unwritten follows the story of a Roma family and the way the bureaucratic definition of family complicates the discharge from the hospital OF an underage girl who had just given birth and the same medical system is examined by A Sour Taste. In Private Party, Ovi is woken up by his mother to look for his father, but ends up discovering something entirely different, while in One Night For Love Toni gets to meet Alina to find out if his wife is cheating on him. The Man Holding The Elevator depicts a common problem for a young man with a broken leg and a man in dire need of a smoke: somebody left the elevator’s door open. The other shorts of this section are Sisyphus 2.0, an experimental film that reinterprets the famous myth from a contemporary outlook, Abreast, following the relationship between a transgender young man and his mother and Anathema, a film depicting problems such as poverty and intolerance in a conservative rural community.