The International Short Film Program 2017

1)The Rabbit Hunt 2) The Beast 3) The Way Down to your Belly

For the past few years some of the most established film festivals in the world have curated a series of shorts for our festival. These selections make up our International Competetion Programme. For the third and final year of this arrangement, the festivals we collaborate with are: Venice Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Berlinale and Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. In total 36 international shorts are selected and the films will automatically compete to win one of our main prizes, the Golden Chair and 5400 euros.

The nominated international short films

Venice International Film Festival
Ce qui nous éloigne (What Tears Us Apart) – Hu Weï (France)

Amalimbo – Juan Pablo Libossart (Sweden/Estonia)
Good News – Giovanni Fumu ( South Korea/Italy)
Prima Noapte (First Night) – Andrei Tănase (Romania/Germany)
On the Origin of Fear – Bayu Prihantoro Filemon (Indonesia)

Sundance International Film Festival
I Know You From Somewhere – Andrew Fitzgerald (USA)
Tough – Jennifer Zheng(UK/Canada)
Skwar (Heat) – Agata Trzebuchowska og Mateusz Pacewicz (Poland)
Alone – Garrett Bradley (USA)

Hot Seat – Anna Kerrigan (USA)
The Geneva Convention – Benoit Martin (France)
And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow’s Eye – Francisca Alegría (Chile/USA)

Toronto International Film Festival
Mariner – Thyrone Tommy (Canada)
Imago – Raymund Ribay Gutierrez (Philippines)
Standby – Charlotte Regan (UK)
Tshiuetin (North Wind) – Caroline Monnet (Canada)
5 Films About Technology – Peter Huang (Canada)
Mutants – Alexandre Dostie (Canada)
Eine Villa mit Pienen (The Pine Tree Villa) – Jan Koester (Germany)

Berlin International Film Festival
Keep That Dream Burning – Rainer Kohlberger (Germany/Austria)
Martin Pleure (Martin Cries) – Jonathan Vinel and Caroline Poggi (France)
The Rabbit Hunt – Patrik Bresnan (USA / Ukraina)
Cidade Pequena (Small Town) – Diogo Costa Amarante (Portugal)
Everything – David OReilly (USA/Ireland)
Estás Vendo Coisas (You Are Seeing Things) – Bárbara Wagner og Benjamin de Burca (Brazil)

International Short Film Festival Winterthur
Fatima Marie Torres and the Invation of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 – Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines)
The Beast – Samantha Nell & Michael Wahrmann (France/South Africa)
Hypertrain – Fela Bellotto & Etienne Kompis ( Sveits) 
489 Years – Hayoun Kwon (France)
A Brief History of Princess X – Gabriel Abrantes (France/Portugal/UK)
The Way Down to Your Belly – Jonas Meier (Switzerland)

The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Timecode- Juanjo Gimenez Pena ( Spain)
Fight on a Swedish Beach!!! – Simon Vahlne (Sweden)
Squirrel Island – Astrid Goldsmith (UK)
Killing Klaus Kinski – Spiros Stathoulopoulos (Columbia)
Home – Daniel Mulloy (UK and Kosovo)

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