European Film Competition V

WHOLE (Whole)

United Kingdom / 2016 / 12 min 19 sec

Director: Matt Portman

Producer: Matt Portman


Frustrated and humiliated at his office job, Steve shuffles through his daily routines. His world has turned grey. At home, his family barely speak to him. His son’s personality has dissipated into his phone, while his wife has become a dejected stranger. How could life have become so disappointing?


ARRIVED (Arrived)

Belgium / 2017 / 16 min

Director: Dilgesh Rojbeyani


“Arrived” portrays the story of refugees arriving in Belgium and locked up by their smugglers until all payments are finalized.


INK MEETS BLANK (Zdarzenie plastyczne)

Poland / 2016 / 5 min 11 sec

Director: Michal Orzechowski

Producers: Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak


The movie is black and white, rythmic metamorphosis of abstract geometric forms. Its dramaturgy is built by pure form and evocative music. It has been fully implemented cameraless, directly on a 35mm film tape.



Slovak Republic / 2017 / 13 min 38 sec

Director: Jakub Gajdoš


Religious fanaticism can have many faces. Some blow up bombs in the air, while others wear masks of Jesus. The film is a description of life in Nebojsa village in southern Slovakia.


VARDOGER (Vardøger)

France / 2016 / 14 min 20 sec

Director: Ludovic De Gaillande

Producer: Stephane Pierrat


While several murders bloodying Paris, a German photographer, back in the capital after some time abroad, feels persecuted by an unseen presence...


IN THE BACK (No banco de trás)

Director: Diego Ramalho

Producer: Ana Ramalho


An unexpected encounter brings the extraordinary and twists the destiny of a road trip.


BARAKA (Baraka)

Spain / 2016 / 22 min 6 sec

Director: Néstor Ruiz Medina

Producer: Fernando J. Monge


Umayr and his best friend are two Arab children who are cast in a compound banned in search of adventure. Inside they will meet Laura, a soldier of the Spanish army abducted by terrorist forces.

Children will face the dilemma of helping her or leave her where she was found.



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