SSF DOCS: World Documentary
THE VIBRANT VILLAGE
In a quiet Hungarian village, men gather to swill beer at the bar. Meanwhile, the women are busy at work, contributing their time to the mass production of sexual satisfaction.
Documentary | Observational | Poland | 2019 | 0:06:55 | Student Film
25th Encounters Film Festival, UK, 2020 (competition
26th Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2020 (competition)
The 26th Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK, 2019 (competition)
ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK
Christian lives with his two cats Marmalade and Katjusha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmalade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad.
Documentary | Portrait | Switzerland | 2019 | 0:18:16 | Student Film
Locarno Festival, Switzerland (7 – 17 August, 2019): Pardi di Domani Special Mention by the Youth Jury
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (5 – 15 September, 2019) : Short Cuts Won: IWC Short Cuts Award For Best Short Film
REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada (11 – 15 March, 2020): Competition Won: Best Documentary Film
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherland (20 November – 1 December, 2019): Best of Fests
INVASION: THE UNIST'OT'EN'S FIGHT FOR SOVEREIGNTY
In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is a verité cinematic experience about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint, and the larger Wet'suwet'en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous peoples.
Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal
Documentary | Social Issues | Canada | 2020 | 0:18:19
PUNK SAVE THE QUEEN
Darko, a punk artist in Myanmar, tries to rebuild peace between ethnic minorities and liberalise the situation of aspiring young musicians in the oppressive country. He strums the guitar to prove that people can coexist peacefully regardless of different ethnicities.
Documentary | Social Issues | Japan | 2020 | 0:19:42 | Student Film
POST MORTEM BERLIN
“POST MORTEM Berlin“ shows the choreography of a body’s last journey. We experience the process of a cremation: from the arrival of the coffin in the crematorium to the filling of the ash capsule. The technical and hygienically perfected process of cremation renders the deceased's last encounter as industrialized ritual.
Anton von Heiseler
Documentary | Observational | Germany | 2019 | 0:26:46 | Student Film
38e Festival Tous Courts, 5e Compétition Internationale de courts métrages expérimentauxAix-En-Provence, France: MENTION SPÉCIALE DU JURY
The Goodwill that Tamed the Sea
Elena Andreeva has an aunt whose life was saved by a Japanese doctor of war prisoners in Russia. Elena worked as an interviewer and shared the family memories about the past wars of six Japanese from Shimane prefecture and three Russian from Primorsky region and her thoughts about the current exchange between Japan and Russia.
Andreeva Elena, Aladin Aleksandr, Palazhuk Anton
Documentary | Historyl | Russia | 2020 | 0:27:34 | 日露地域交流年記念上映