SAPPORO SHORT FEST 2021

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France

HEART OF GOLD

Who wouldn't give their all for a child? A mother sees an opportunity to escape the hardships of a life of poverty by selling her organs to a sick, very rich, elderly neighbor. And she hands over her own flesh in exchange for gold. Little by little, necessity gives way to a craving for more gold.

Simon Filliot

Animation, Drama | France | 2020 | 0:12:45

MADE FOR WALKING

Sometimes at the feet of those who seek to cross the border clandestinely, sometimes in the hands of those who are in solidarity with them, low cost snow boots circulate between France and Italy. Their route reveals a mountainous territory where men meet and support each other in the rigours of winter.

Raphaël Botiveau, Hélène Baillot

Documentary | France | 2020 | 0:17:00

MAALBEEK

Survivor but amnesiac of the attack at Maalbeek metro station on 22 March 2016 in Brussels, Sabine is looking for the missing image of an over-mediatised event of which she has no memory.

Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

Animation/Documentary, Experimental | France | 2020 | 0:15:51

YOU’RE DEAD HELEN

Maxime, a young man in search of stability, is literally haunted by the ghost of his girlfriend Hélène, who died recently. Wishing to put an end to this unbearable situation, Maxime finally decides to break with her. But Hélène does not seem ready to accept this decision ...

Michiel Blanchart

Fiction, Comedy | France | 2021 | 0:24:12

VO

A deadly accident between a self-driving car and a pedestrian sets off an investigation about the role of human workers in the training of driverless cars. Testimonies from vehicle operators guide us through a night shift where the landscape merges with data from the car’s sensors and surveillance devices.

Nicolas Gourault

Documentary, Experimental | France | 2021 | 0:19:00 | Student Film

Prize & Screenings

Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Canada 2021
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France 2021

HEART OF GOLD

Who wouldn't give their all for a child? A mother sees an opportunity to escape the hardships of a life of poverty by selling her organs to a sick, very rich, elderly neighbor. And she hands over her own flesh in exchange for gold. Little by little, necessity gives way to a craving for more gold.

Simon Filliot

Animation, Drama | France | 2020 | 0:12:45

MIGRANTS

Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabitate.

Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, Zoé Devise

Animation, Drama | France | 2020 | 0:08:22 | Student Film

FREE FALL

Tom is a young trader at a London bank, but his recent results have put him in the hot seat. When the first plane hit the World Trade Center on the morning of September 9th, 2001, Tom is convinced it is a terrorist attack, not an accident. He then jumps into the biggest trade of his life…

Emmanuel Tenenbaum

Fiction, Drama | France | 2021 | 0:19:20

LITTLE BEAR

Little Bear is a sleepwalker and she tends to run away at night. Her mother is trying to cure her. But Lttle Bear doesn’t want to, she wants to understand where does her sleep takes her. Doesn’t she want to runaway from herself? Unless the ghost of her father is waiting for her, somewhere…

Nicolas Birkenstock

Fiction, Drama | France | 2020 | 0:27:11

Prize & Screenings

Festival du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, 2021

YOU’RE DEAD HELEN

Maxime, a young man in search of stability, is literally haunted by the ghost of his girlfriend Hélène, who died recently. Wishing to put an end to this unbearable situation, Maxime finally decides to break with her. But Hélène does not seem ready to accept this decision ...

Michiel Blanchart

Fiction, Comedy | France, Belgium | 2021 | 0:24:12

Prize & Screenings

Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival 2021, France

FREE FALL

Tom is a young trader at a London bank, but his recent results have put him in the hot seat. When the first plane hit the World Trade Center on the morning of September 9th, 2001, Tom is convinced it is a terrorist attack, not an accident. He then jumps into the biggest trade of his life…

Emmanuel Tenenbaum

Fiction, Drama | France | 2021 | 0:19:20

PRINCESS OF JERUSALEM

Working at the office during the day, taking care of his father at night: Peter is a simple and endearing bachelor, and this is his routine. For the past few weeks, he has been chatting online with a young woman. One day, she asks for his help.

Nicolas Paban, Guillaume Levil

Fiction, Drama | France | 2021 | 0:26:26

YOU’RE DEAD HELEN

Maxime, a young man in search of stability, is literally haunted by the ghost of his girlfriend Hélène, who died recently. Wishing to put an end to this unbearable situation, Maxime finally decides to break with her. But Hélène does not seem ready to accept this decision ...

Michiel Blanchart

Fiction, Comedy | France, Belgium | 2021 | 0:24:12

Prize & Screenings

Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival 2021, France

LITTLE BEAR

Little Bear is a sleepwalker and she tends to run away at night. Her mother is trying to cure her. But Lttle Bear doesn’t want to, she wants to understand where does her sleep takes her. Doesn’t she want to runaway from herself? Unless the ghost of her father is waiting for her, somewhere…

Nicolas Birkenstock

Fiction, Drama | France | 2020 | 0:27:11

Prize & Screenings

Festival du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, 2021

THE SOURCE OF THE MOUNTAINS

SSF2021 Best Children Short
The Achard-Picchus are festive little creatures. They live a carefree daily life in sync with the mountains. When the mountains come, their oasis rises and they are lifted up into a winter climate. The Aaccha-Picchus are very fond of the winter climate, which is vital for them. But one day, the mountains stop coming and the restless Kinko decides to go looking for them.

Adrien Communier, Camille Di Dio, Benjamin Francois, Pierre Gorichon, Briag Mallat, Marianne Moisy

Animation | France | 2020 | 0:07:02 | Student Film | Student Film

MIGRANTS

Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabitate.

Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, Zoé Devise

Animation, Drama | France | 2020 | 0:08:22 | Student Film

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