International Competition 1
Director : Špela Čadež
The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?
Director : Anna Budanova
Rouge and Blanche, two happy twin sisters, live in a plain on the edge of a hostile forest they are afraid to approach. The danger will come from elsewhere.
Director : Hong Xiao
In a Chinese statues game, when a child writes the character, the others can move, and they can't after the child finishing one. The world seems to be static to him at that time. If a child is accidentally trapped in the still world while playing the game, what will he do? We always hope to control time, so that we can enjoy the moment we most want to exist, enjoy the eternal joy, and avoid problems we don't want to face. However, the world cannot be as simple as childhood games. Time moves forward like a river, and never stops for any reason, even one frame. Grasping the present and moving forward is the only way for us to survive.
Director : Daniel Gray
Two boys are playing hide and seek. One of them finds the perfect hiding spot....and never comes out. Life carries on outside.
Director : Xi Chen
A bipedal brown squirrel closes the door of a box full of acorns, it raises a gun towards the gray squirrel and shoots acorn at them...
Director : Ryo Hirano
In a town of SouthEast Asia, at night, a Yakuza is facing a bloody conflict with local gangs. During the fight, he encounters with a ghost called Krasue(pronounced Gasoo), a flying woman head with her guts exposed, and being followed by her because of his blood taste. Their battle eventually leads themselves to the depth of dark and damp jungle maze, where their boundary seems to fade, regardless of what they are, humans, animals or a ghost. With howling noise, ”BOY MEETS GIRL” metamorphoses into ”Encounter with another species”. NONSTOP, NEO NOIR, SPRITUAL ANIMATION.
Director : Adithi Krishnadas
The ever-vibrant Mr. P. N. K Panicker has several shockers up his sleeve. He takes the viewer along a moonlit stroll and paints a quirky picture of the supernatural encounters he has had.
Director : Sumito Sakakibara
In the midst of the frenzy night a man finds himself lost in the crevasse of time. It was not the grotesque beings nor the monsters, but he who ”was here, but wasn’t here”. He was the phantom. Buried under memories full of inhibition and promises that never kept - words washed up on the shore - time keeps him at a distance from the ”place” . And he hears poems coming on the waves from the other side ryhming and lapping against the shore.