The International Competition collects films with diverse styles and themes, leading its audience through many moods or far-off corners of the world... and maybe even beyond that. The selected short films are essay films, musicals, comedies or unique formal experiments, coming from all around Europe, but also from countries like Singapore, Mozambique, India or Vietnam.
Watchkeeping explores the father-son dynamics when the two try to make mother feel comfortable during her final hours at the hospital. In Dreamlands, Pixie’s promiscuous existence is turned on its head when a mysterious young boy turns up in her seaside town and in Fucking Bunnies, the world of Raimo, a middle aged man who plays squash by himself, is shaken when a sex cult moves next door to him. The title character of E.W.A. is a teenage girl suffering from a constant nose bleed while exploring different aspects of her life and Giacomo is the heir of his father’s throne, the king of the family estate converted in a totally self-governing kingdom with its own subjects, laws and coinage in The Kingdom. In Pussy, a young girl spends the evening alone at home and decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan, while in Sadhu in Bombay a man with ascetic origins has been radically transformed by the Indian city life.