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.
NO'I is a film about joined cables, pictures, faces, altars, machines and gestures, an emotional description of a place that links all its elements together and Fragments explores the way the war settles in the body of the people who are forced to live it directly in the eye so that later, like a virus, it would infect other human beings. The main character of Our Friend The Moon is a disabled Hindu young man who lives humbly close to the river Ganges and is accepted as a disciple by a strange spiritual leader of Russian origin, while Ionaș is an old Romanian countryman who spends his summer nights guarding his cornfield against boars, being at war with both sleep and time in Ionaş Dreams of Rain. In Dear Renzo, two young Argentines, brought together by chance, wander the streets of New York City, increasingly lost in a maze of currency exchange, translation problems, religious vocation and nocturnal flirtation.