Monday, May 12, 2014

17_00 >>> 18_00

THE CHANGE_dijana protic_CROATIA_2012_11min_experiment/documentary
The film was made under the sea in port of Vela Luka and around the island of Korcula, with four cameras mounted on the platform which was dragged by a diver.
HOME IS WHERE MY AGE IS_anja strelec/tomislava jukic_CROATIA_2013_22min_doc
Portrait of the institution in which are put those for whom we never have time. Elderly, our, yours, theirs.

KM_christos nikou_GREECE_2012_12min_fiction
A man. A woman. In a car. Fastened. Immobile. Blood. Silence. Can you open the door and get out?

GREEK CRISIS LEXICON_yiorgos nalpantidis_GREECE_2012_7min_experiment
A list of word related to the Greek financial crisis. Through their repetitive use, words become entities, detached from their speakers, they construct the reality they are supposed to be desribing.

18_00 >>> 19_00

Director: Paul Reisinger
An honest look at the disturbing and mysterious power that love has over us when we experience it for the first time.

Director: Paul Reisinger
'Talfahrt' (Descent) tells the tragic story of two lovers who can neither be with nor without each other and of the alienation of those who are closest to us when we don't share our deepest feelings.

Director: Jasmina Eleta
Amrik Singh ekes out a living delivering newspapers. The news of his mother's death leads to a series of setbacks. The difficult struggle to make it in Europe appears to be lost. Employer Gerhard Haschka places his own mother in the care of Slovakian nurse. Until the death of Miss Haschka, the two women develop an intimacy that Gerhard is incapable of realizing. Gerhard and Amrik never encounter one another.

19_00 >>> 20_00

kuba lubniewski&mikolaj molenda_2012_poland/mexico_33min_documentary
Two young surf dudes from Poland - Kuba Łubniewski and Mikołaj Molenda - made this splish-splash documentary in Mexico's Puerto Escondido. The film follows four fellow surfers as they grace the waves and maneuver their way through the coast's surf culture.

diana aszyk_2012_poland/ukraine_17min_documentary
A poetic tale of living on the lake of one Ukrainian family, for which the lake has throughout generations been the focal point of life.

20_00 >>> 21_00

DARLING_izabela plucinska_POLAND_2013_6min_animation
What is memory loss? In the labyrinth of fear, a stranger becomes a close person and home turns into a trap. Groping her way down the track of familiar objects and shapes, the character is trying to go back to the life that used to be her own.

THE MYSTERY OF MALAKKA MOUNTAIN_jakub wronski_POLAND_2012_20min_animation
„The Mystery of Malakka Mountain” introduces us to the prepossessing universe; shrouded in mystery, that cannot be mastered.  A young Junior leads a life of a very special boy – he smokes and holds constant inner monologues on the most existential of issues…

ARS MORIENDI_milosz marganski_POLAND_2013_7min_animation
To what extend can our live be planned? Do we ever let the coincidence influence our plans? "Ars moriendi" seeks to answer these questions.

BATHS_tomek ducki_POLAND_2013_4min_animation
Two elderly swimmers meet at the baths for their ritual swimming. This time they are diving deeper than usual.

AFTERNOON_izabela plucinska_POLAND_2013_3min_animation
In her latest animation Izabela Plucinska returns to the motives that in 2006 inspired her to create her film Breakfast. Similarly, Afternoon is a two-part commentary on one single moment shared by a man and a woman.

AB OVO_anita kwiatkowska – naqvi_POLAND_2013_5min_animation
Imagine your body stops being only yours. Someone starts to live inside you, changing the rules, taking more and more space, a milimeter every day, not caring that he almost makes you explode. Would you be able to love this thing and call it your child?

STEVEN AND THE BEETLE_piotr loc hoang ngoc_POLAND_2012_12min_animation
Is there a place for friendship in the world dominated by callous health rules?

21_00 >>> 22_00

SUPERVENUS_frederic doazan_2013_FRANCE_3min_animation
A plastic surgeon creates in real time the new Venus.

LEAP IN TIME_andreas reisenbauer_AUSTRIA_2010_8min_fiction
A young woman and an elder man on a park bench – but something is wrong – a filmic mediation about time and memory. 

STOCKHOLM_alvaro martin_SPAIN_2013_8min_fiction
Tomas lives in a small trailer on the outskirts of the city. One day at school he is commissioned to write a short essay about his father

THE DIVE_delphine le courtois_FRANCE_2013_10min_fiction
Thirteen years old and on the edge of adulthood, a boy on a diving board faces the unknown.
AQUARIUM_philippe gregoire_CANADA_2013_15min_fiction
The end of a relationship revels the emptiness left in woman's life by the one she loves.

RAKES' COMMITMENT_santi veiga_SPAIN_2012_14min_fiction
Rakes' commitment is a parable, with a lighthearted and humorous tone, about social commitment and love, an unusual and memorable character, who needs to find something in life to commit to.


17_00 >>> 18_00

maja brnusakova_2012_slovakia_19min_documentary
The story about one young woman who didn’t get love in her childhood. Now she has been looking for a big love on all wrong places and destroying her own life.

mateusz glowacki_2012_poland_30min_documentary
A film about women recounted from young men’s point of view. This humorous picture of young generation proves that the fairer sex is a riddle males still cannot guess.

victor orozco ramirez_2012_germany/mexico_11min_documentary
It was autumn when I arrived in Germany. I thought that in this exotic country I could distance myself a little bit from Mexico, but I was wrong. Drug traffickers managed to take me back in a ruthless way. A short animated documentary about the drug-related violence in Mexico.

18_00 >>> 19_00

Director: Christoph Rainer
A car is driving down a deserted road and stops so that its passengers, a man, a woman and a child, could enjoy a fiery-red sky at sunset and cicadas' chirping.

Director: Christoph Rainer
A text message bursts out the inner despair of a young man.

Director: Christoph Rainer
A physical portrait of the human battle for recognition. Wrestling for a lifetime: Geri K. Richmond.

Director: Christoph Rainer
A young pregnant woman enthusiastically hurls herself into her new family, but her husband is worried and uncertain about their marriage.

Director: Christoph Rainer
Inmidst hectic Rio de Janeiro a street musician, a young director, the massive statue of Christ and even a computer avatar interact in this multi-layered father-son tale.

Director: Andreas Reisenbauer
A young woman and an elder man on a park bench – but something is wrong – a filmic mediation about time and memory. 

Director: Christoph Rainer
Tortured by a recurring nightmare, an alcoholic robot has nothing left but a corrupt memory. In order to find out what has happened, he returns to his creator.

19_00 >>> 20_00

HAPPY ENDING STORY_vid mercun_SLOVENIA_2013_19min_fiction
Film captures a young girl who tries to find reasons for her gloomy state of mind with hope for some greater meaning. Through the symbolism and metaphysical view we observe her inner transformation.

A SMALL TIME/SPACE DISCONTINUUM_goce cvetanovski_MACEDONIA_2013_14min_fiction
An accidental discontinuum in time and space gives unexpected results.

THE LAST CRY OF THE DRAGON_jamil hendi_ROMANIA/GERMANY_2013_33min_fiction
Toma arrives home after a long day's work. He was laid off and has no idea how to let his wife know. She gives him a bitter welcome: the upstairs neighbor has been screaming all day and their one year old son doesn't stop crying...

20_00 >>> 21_00

Out on the street, noisy traffic that never ends. Trying to close it out, but inside grows a monster who wants to beat its way out.
Director: Kristina Frank

Lilja and Sandra decide to play Melitta a prank by sending her a love letter signed with an invented name – a boy’s. When Lilja receives a letter in return the correspondence leads to something entirely else.
Director: Sascha Fülscher

The sound is an interview with Giancarlo, a hidden refugee child, and the images are animated. Giancarlo has no permit to stay in Sweden and he describes how it is to be chased by the police. The film travels to Peru and to the school in Sweden but it mostly stays in the room where the interview took place. As an early and groundbreaking animated documentary Hidden has influenced many films all over the world.
Director: David Aronowitsch&Hanna Heilborn

Benjamin’s lack of love and company has placed him on the blurry borderline between fantasy and reality, where it can be hard to understand what’s real and not.
Director: Malin Erixon

The conversations with two freed children from southern Sudan, who were kidnapped by a government-supported militia and forced into slavery.
Director: David Aronowitsch&Hanna Heilborn

21_00 >>> 22_00

SILENCES OF A GESTURE_pedro sousa_PORTUGAL_2014_5min_experiment/documentary
Capturing a moment that inevitably the time will erase.

DAYBREAK_george ungar_2013_CANADA_7min_experiment/animation
»Opening our eyes each new day, we stare for a few minutes into space, seeing the first hearing the first sounds. It is neither night nor day something in – between.«

MINERITA_raul de la fuente_SPAIN/BOLIVIA_2013_27min_documentary
Cerro Rico in Potosi (Bolivia) is a lawless territory, characterised by brutal violence. The miners risk their lives every day, digging for silver and zinc in crumbling galleries. The ones that survive think they are entitled to anything and everything.

NGUTU_felipe del olmo/daniel valledor_SPAIN_2012_5min_fiction
Ngutu is a newspaper street vendor who hardly sells any copies at all. Resentful, he starts watching the passerby closely in order to make progress in his business.

VIGIA_marcel barelli_SWITZERLAND_2013_8min_animation
»My grandfather is telling me a story that he made out, and asks me to make a film out of it: because of the pollution, pesticides, and other toxic substances, a bee decided to leave her hive, looking for a more comfortable place for her to move in.«

DJI. DEATH FAILS_dmitri voloshin_MOLDAVIA_2012_4min_animation
Dji is a terribly unlucky grim reaper. All he has to do is to collect the soul of a dying man.


OSLO SHORT CUTS 2014  international short film days and film festival in Oslo is presenting newest international short and documentary film productions to wide Oslo audiences at art venue SOUND OF MU>>>markveien_58>>>www.soundofmu.no

During two film days between the 20th and 21st of May 2014 the festival will present a selection of newest short and documentary films of different styles and approaches from young film directors from many different countries and the programming represents a glimpse into the current, mostly independent and non – commercial international filmmaking. Final programming includes newest international short and documentary film productions from different countries with special focus on Austrian, Polish and Swedish filmmakers in the upcoming 2nd edition of OSLO SHORT CUTS film short&doc film days in Oslo. All films will be screened in original languages with English subtitles.

Production of OSLO SHORT CUTS 2014 is being organized and coordinated by European short film festival Ljubljana International Short Film Festival >www.lisff.blogspot.com< (Slovenia) which is annually and continually presenting young international, European and Balkan cinema in Ljubljana (Slovenia) as well as other countries and cities in Europe>>>
Entrance to all screenings is free>>>

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