Internationaler Wettbewerb 1

Internationaler Wettbewerb 1

The international program “On fluid Ground” deals with places and situations that are in a state of flux due to various influences of a fluid nature. Water is a recurring topos here.

Friday, 17. Mar 2023 // 19:00 Uhr @ Kinos im Andreasstadel Wintergarten
Sunday, 19. Mar 2023 // 17:00 Uhr @ Ostentor Kino

Shower Boys
Sweden 2021, color, 9 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Christian Zetterberg
Production: Liselotte Persson
After a heated training match with the team, twelve-year-old Viggo and Noel go home to challenge each other’s limits and masculinity. A sudden stop to an innocent game questions what a male friendship is allowed to be.

Belle River
Canada 2022, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin
Production: Jean-pierre Vézina
2019. Spring flooding in Mississippi hits record highs. In Louisiana, the residents of Pierre-Part are preparing for the worst. Barring an unexpected turn of events, local authorities will soon be forced to open the floodgates of the Morganza Spillway, in order to save the cities of New-Orleans and Bâton-Rouge from further uncontrolled flooding. Faith and resilience are the two best weapons they still have in the face of uncertainty.

Til We Meet Again
Estonia 2022, color, 14 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Ülo Pikkov
Production: Kerdi Oengo-kuusik
The animation talks about the tragic history of a small Ruhnu Island. Fearing for their lives, its entire population abandoned their homes while escaping the war in 1944. Decades later they had a chance to finally return, only to find out that strangers had settled in. In addition to the twists and turns of history, the short looks deeper into the meaning of home – is it merely a location or a place that gives one peace of mind?

Canada 2022, color, 19 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Anna Sigrithur, Joel Penner
Production: Anna Sigrithur, Joel Penner
A stunning visual exploration of matter in various states of microbial transformation begs fundamental questions about human cultures’ complicated relationships with other species. The film zooms into the hidden world of decay with curiosity, unfolding a larger story about the ways humans create possibly limiting categories for the world around us and thus challenging audiences to decompose these categories and their associated binaries.

Deep Blue
Canada 2021, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Franie-éléonore Bernier
Production: Franie-éléonore Bernier
A hotel phone rings. A woman answers. It is the sea calling.

United Kingdom 2022, color, 25 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev
Production: Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev
On a remote coast of the Siberian Arctic in a wind-battered hut, a lonely man waits to witness an ancient gathering. But warming seas and rising temperatures bring an unexpected change, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed.