Official Selection 2024

European Animated Film

Wild Summon

A natural history fantasy film, following the dramatic life cycle of the wild salmon in human form.
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Purga

Winter, 1942. Beyond the Arctic Circle, on the uninhabited island of Trofimovsk in the Laptev Sea, deported peoples struggle to survive. This is the place chosen by Soviet authorities to deport vast numbers of inhabitants from the occupied Baltic countries, Finland, Ukraine and elsewhere.
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The Grand Book

A young woman lives on the streets in a city that is reminiscent of the 1920s in terms of style and technological advancement This oppressive city has an omnipresent system of cameras and projection screens.
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European Comedy Film

TAXI

Navigating the scenic roads of Cyprus, a taxi driver recounts gruesome details of her husband’s death to her captivated passengers, keeping them on the edge of their seats.
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Dream Burger

Luke and Simon always go for burgers together after tennis. But this time, Luke wants to tell Simon how he really feels about him.
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European Documentaries

AYITI, a Haitian story

Haiti is a country with a history that is as trying as it is heroic, and that has endured through the ages to become a symbol of pride and resilience.
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John adams – Get Up The Yard

The documentary “Get Up the Yard” provides a captivating and intimate look into the life of a renowned painter from Cork. Infused with both humor and emotion, the artist narrates his personal journey, highlighting his extraordinary artwork that surpasses all expectations. Delving into John Adams’ upbringing and family life, the film unveils candid and striking revelations that animate his past experiences.
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Beyond the Frame

A revelatory and personal film, Beyond the Frame discusses colonial photography and challenges the gaze through which it framed Africa
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Daylight Follows

A teenage American soldier survives D-Day whilst a Czechoslovakian boy suffers at Auschwitz before being forced on a death march west. Battling through Europe, the soldier discovers and liberates Buchenwald where the boy is fighting for his life. They form a friendship that lasts a lifetime.
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Roger

Story of a French painter whose life and art parallels much of contemporary France
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European Dramatic Feature

Alias Wolf

Alias Wolf is the second film d’auteur by the brothers Oscar and Tobias Spierenburg.
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Mommy’s Lambie

Murat (30) can’t shake his nightmares in prison. Not knowing the reason he is on trial he oscillates in a tragicomic limbo of different narratives among his parents, his past teachers, and an omnipresent lawyer. He relives the clashes that ruined his childhood.
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European Dramatic Short

NEMOZ

This anticipatory short film deals with ecological issues and policies likely to irreversibly modify our lifestyles.
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MANGATA

Little Alya and her father are crossing the Mediterranean Sea on a boat that takes them from Africa to Europe in search of a safe place to call home. Tragically, the boat sinks. Thanks to Mångata—“the road to the moon”—the rescuers spot little Alya, the sole survivor.
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Edifice 129

In a surreal world where a sinister force requires everyone to ‘keep the silence”, the residents of Edifice 129 have been isolated for so long they no longer what day it is.
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Bus from Adana

The short film ‘Bus from Adana’ tells the story of the Dutch Aïsha (20) who has escaped from Daesh (IS).
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The Usual Story of Aurel Lacroix

A mysterious omniscient figure appears in significant moments throughout Aurel’s life.
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The first

Russia, March 1934. After the Red Terror, during the period of collectivization and dekulakization, Mitrofan Nikitin realizes that people’s lives are drastically different from what the party had promised.
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The Moon rises

August 1944, the young Antoinette arrives late at the rehearsal of the choir of Vouvry and isn’t allowed to sing her solo.
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This is Not Norway

George’s father’s last wish is to have a Viking funeral: to be cremated at sea in a drakkar.
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They call me chino

Chino is a young guy who -like a wolf against his instincts- wants to leave his pack. But first he has to accept the fact that he is part of it.
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European Experimental Film

In Between

In Between is an experimental short documentary telling the story of an young actress and poetess from Bulgarian/Nigerian heritage, exploring her experiences in both countries, using her own poetry as a narrative tool. The film explores themes such as multiple-identities, the question of belonging and in betweenness.
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BLACK CHINA

“BLACK CHINA” is a passion project created under the banner of CROSS CULTURE.WORLD, aiming to portray the struggle cultures face in staying true to their roots while embracing other cultures in a globalized world.
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SOMA

SOMA is an experimental film that uses movement and dance as its primary medium for story-telling.
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European Music Video

À toi

This is the story of two characters throughout their lives, each with their own personality, their own world.
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Six Roasted Chickens

Sasha sings about the sadness of roasted chickens. But is he really talking about our feathered friends? And what is he doing, in a pink suit and silver cowboy boots, in this muddy chicken coop?
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LUST SUPPER – NASTY THINGS

An old master has built a dollhouse in his workshop where his dolls come alive.
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Ren – Money Game Part 3

The rise and fall of Jimmy.
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Latent Space

“Latent Space” is a mesmerizing music video that delves into the captivating story of a young man’s immersive journey into a virtual reality experience. As he becomes immersed in this artificial world, he finds himself captivated by a female AI character who possesses her own unique struggles and aspirations.
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Non-European Documentaries

Harvest of Light

Turkish capital Ankara’s district Evren is home to a community of seasonal workers from Urfa.
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Seize The Summit

“Seize the Summit” is the story of four young people’s thrilling journey to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
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UNITE FOR BISSAU (Nô Kumpu Guiné)

In the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau, this thought-provoking film takes you on a journey that follows brave local women who challenge patriarchy by building institutions that promote self-sufficiency through agroecology.
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Grasshopper Republic

Filmed over the course of three seasons, GRASSHOPPER REPUBLIC follows a local grasshopper trapping team in verité style, as these modern-day prospectors push into remote forests seeking their fortune by capturing this elusive prey.
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Non-European Dramatic Features

X Kills Me

On average, our hearts beat three billion times in a lifetime- when our heart-rate increases, our life is reduced.
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A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

This was a hidden history yet had indeed happened. The film wasn’t about a great politician. Instead, it showed an ordinary but excellent father who supported his family with optimism and patience in his hardest time of life. He observed and thought calmly in that volatile period, eventually finding the light at the end of the dark time.
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Non-European Dramatic Short

Where It Begins

Upon the delivery of the lucky buttons, Ebraam‘s life is bewitched. With the company of his cat, Homeira, Ebraam is now an agent of justice.
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Won´t Figure It Out Tonight

“Won’t Figure It Out Tonight” explores the continuous journey of an artist to turn the lonely and sometimes dark moments of life into flashpoints for growth and creation.
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DRAGON FRUIT

In a violent, dystopian future, a single mother attempts to grow a dragon fruit sprout so she can one day sell it for cash.
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No Light / No Darkness

An informant in the post-Soviet Republic of Armenia must decide if she’ll betray her ethnic identity by leaking highly classified information on the country’s decision to reopen its nuclear power plant following the collapse of the USSR.
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Breakfast of Champions

When a bar becomes a battleground between a bartender and a saleswoman, the clash uncorks an exploration of ethics, social duty, and the quest for meaningful change.
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The Serena Variations

A young female violinist with undiagnosed autism spirals out of control as she works on a new opus with a domineering composer, embarking on a psychedelic journey that both pushes her to the edge of mental collapse and fuels her creative power.
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It Turns Blue

Morteza beats up his 3 years old daughter in one of her weekly visits.
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EXIT

This film confronts the dangerous intersection of religious fanaticism and life-threatening situations.
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I C U

Continuous occult accidents happened in a hospital in downtown Shanghai before dawn. Three nurses of ICU were trapped in different spaces one by one by mysterious power and left no answer of surviving. After the last resident doctor on duty being anaesthetized, a patient on life support system in ICU became the next victim of Azrael… Sunrise, all the secrets come to be revealed on the roof with the first light from the very east.
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Student Film

Push

Lilya is preparing for the biggest tournament in her career: either she becomes a world champion or retires from boxing. Despite the excellence performance and strong character she doesn’t have enough faith in winning.
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Love Confession

The film pushes the boundaries of storytelling and explores the possibilities of minimal film production, using only a phone camera and an actor. It tells the story of a young woman who failed to confess her love when the timing was ideal, and now she must record her confession on her phone to send it to the intended recipient. But does she still have a chance to be heard?
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The Eliminating

Four people sit in a stifling dungeon, their emotions consumed by the encroaching darkness, leading them towards madness. The curtain of a sinister drama begins to rise, as hidden faces in the shadows gradually become distinct in the changing light. Where will the conclusion of this conversation lead?
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Butterflyman

‘Butterflyman’ is an absurdist comedy short film about Joop, a butterfly keeper at the zoo, who discovers someone took a bite out of the wing of one of his butterflies. In his search to find the culprit, he has to break free from his cocoon and stand up for himself.
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Dead Man Walking (DMW)

A Korean spy becomes the target of the Turkish mafia. However, complicating this situation is the fact that Korean gangsters, working with the Turkish mafia, are also pursuing the spy.
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Through Gloom

A talkative taxi driver roams the nightly streets. An apathetic girl enters his car. The two don’t seem to connect, until she asks to make a stop with intent to cause harm. Does their shared trip even have a destination?
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Arab Selection

Holy Mother

On her last day of Highschool,a talented fashion designer’s desire of embracing her womanhood is ruined by her muslim father’s strict traditional demands ,forcing her to go to extreme measures, to secure the rest of her future.
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…And I Was Left Behind

When I was a child, my grandmother would tell me stories of longing and loss of relatives during desert travels and sea voyages.
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Saleh

Inspired by a true story in a rural village in Saudi Arabia, a teen boy takes responsibility for his aging dad. His means of support is delivering veggies and fruits for a local store using his vespa.
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Short Scripts – Much More Than a Script

Feature Scripts – Much More Than a Script