Shorts Competition 2


Everything Is Far Away (Totul e foarte departe)
Emanuel Pârvu / Romania / 2018 / 0:15:00
A 40th birthday surprise visit from mum. A compassionate story about 20 family ties, the desire to get close and the (valid) reasons to stay away.
---> Deutsche Premiere

A Gentle Night (Xiou cheng er yue)
Yang Oiu / China / 2017 / 0:15:00
In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing, refuses to go gentle into this good night.
---> Berlin Premiere

Non Castus
Andrea Castillo / Spain / 0:29:00
Hit by financial difficulties, Trinidad takes her 21-year-old son Camilo to a rural area in south Chile to start a new life. The solitude brings a new intimacy to their relationship which grows beyond their control. Andrea Castillo composes a sensitive and humane mother-son relationship with an open heart and mind.
---> Deutsche Premiere

A Short Film about Education (Un Cortometraje sobre la educación)
Sebastián Arancibia / Chile / 2017 / 0:18:00
Jorge is a fifty-year-old math teacher who is hired at a school with serious bullying issues. His feeling of powerlessness will lead to his own morals being corrupted.
---> Deutsche Premiere

Robert Shupe / USA / 2017 / 0:10:00
A troubled woman has a bizarre encounter with a transient man on the streets of Las Vegas.
---> Deutsche Premiere

Kampung Tapir
Aw See Wee / Malaysia / 2017 / 0:17:00
A Sunday afternoon, migrant worker Anne and her husband leave their five years old daughter from Kampung Tapir (Tapir Village), Malaysia.On the way to Singapore, the bus their ride hit a wild Malayan tapir which wanted to cross the road, but no one is eager to save it.In the struggling of choosing a country to settle down, Anne founds that she is like this endangered species, still drifting places to find their own better life.
---> Deutsche Premiere