“Bon voyage” by Marc Wilkins

Imagine you are on a beautiful summer holiday trip via the Mediterranean Sea. You are on a yacht enjoying your time with your loved one, surrounded by calming waves and a warming sun. Everything is going just great, but then the dark night comes. The night that is going to change your life. Everything happens…

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“Dopado” by Piotr Wieckowski

Piotr Więckowski’s movie Dopado deals with the fragile balances that take place on the inside of a family. The triangle that constitutes the family of the movie is a mother, a father, and their young daughter. The roles inside the house are playing with the dominant societal stereotypes: it is night and the father tries to…

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“JACKED”. THE CRUEL REALITY ON A BRITISH WAY

Jacked is a story that follows a car stealing event that turns into life changing decision. In the beginning we have Yasayuki Otsuki’s title sequences keyed into the side of a car. They are perfect way of showing the movie theme and mood in the opening titles, so we have the movie signature in the…

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“Lead in the head” by Aurore Peuffier

The contrast between man and nature takes centre stage at the beginning of this movie. This short journey in the head of an offended savage animal is a reflection of humanity and what it means. It’s about interiority and fears that live in every living creature. At the end we all desire just a sign…

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“Potapov’s conjecture” by Mark Rasskazov

What could you do in order to help your beloved ones? This is the main idea we can extract of Mark Rasskazov’s movie Potapov’s Conjecture. An ordinary security gard who has to take care of his little daughter is the main character of the movie. He lost his wife, one of the reasons he feels…

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“Rabbit blood”. An unusual habit of tea drinking, in a bittersweet Turkish animation

The habit of drinking tea is distinctive for Turkish hospitality and their value system. Tea has a special place in the daily life of Turkish people and various ways of being brewed. Directed by Yagmur Altan, who was inspired by an old Turkish expression related to tea drinking, Rabbit blood (2016) unveils its story charmingly and…

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“Real soldiers” by Andrew English

Being a journalist is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Journalists are similar to real soldiers, they’re fighting for truth everywhere in the world and facing every kind of adventure each time something interesting needs to be reported. They are the ones who inform us and give us the news, an indispensable…

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“Safe space” by Zora Rux

The award-winning short film ‘Safe Space’ (2014) has already been screened at over 100 festivals around the world. The story is about Sara and Patrick, a refugee, who fight together for refugees’ rights in Berlin. The plot is based on a similar case that occurred in a refugee camp where the director himself, Zora Rux,…

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“Somewhere else” by Borbala Nagy

‘A midsummer night’s dream’ – that’s how you could describe this film in four words. ‘Somewhere Else’ is a subtle love story from an 8-year old child’s perspective, mirrored through his naïve, idealistic eyes. This is a story about one’s longings to figure out his family, when his own memories of a father are so…

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“Strings” by Pedro Solis Garcia

This movie has already won the Goya award for ‘The Best Spanish Short Film Animation’. This is the story of a disabled child who starts attending a new school. Everybody avoids him except for a little girl called Maria who innocently helps the discriminated student. She arranges games with him, mostly involving the use of…

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