Shortlist: Smoke Under Water

Available online from 21. July 20:15h

Come and dive into new worlds with us. On shore, by the river or the sea. In this shortlist you’ll encounter water in all its forms. Be it an enveloping fantasy, difficult reality or somewhere in between. Films which carry you through new currents of storytelling…

El silencio del rio / The Silence of the River

Peru | 2020 | Short Film | 14 Min. | Spanish (English Subtitles)
El silencio del rio

On his journey through the jungle, Juan, who lives in a floating house on the Amazon river, explores the mythology of his dreams and the mystery around his father. A meditation on telling stories, pulling us in the little boy’s world.

On his journey through the jungle, Juan, who lives in a floating house on the Amazon river, explores the mythology of his dreams and the mystery around his father. A meditation on telling stories, pulling us in the little boy’s world.

Director:
Francesca Canepa
Screenplay:
Francesca Canepa
Cinematographer:
Christian Valera
Editing:
Gino Moreno

Hay una sirena bajo la cama / There is a mermaid under the bed

Colombia | 2020 | Short Film | 24 Min. | Spanish (English Subtitles)
Hay una sirena bajo la cama

Late at night, in between heated discussions and memories of the past, a family crafts a jellyfish costume for little Manuel. In the meantime, the boy is visited by a mermaid. The kid’s fantasy and the family dispute make the focus shift to the complex relationship between the women.

Late at night, in between heated discussions and memories of the past, a family crafts a jellyfish costume for little Manuel. In the meantime, the boy is visited by a mermaid. The kid’s fantasy and the family dispute make the focus shift to the complex relationship between the women.

Director:
Omar E. Ospina Giraldo
Producer:
Daniela Segrera
Screenplay:
Omar E. Ospina
Cinematographer:
Yamayay Mendieta
Music:
Mario Flores
Sound designer:
Pablo Martinez
Art director:
Fred De la Rosa

Trübes Wasser / Troubled Water

Germany | 2020 | Animated Film | 10 Min. | Without Dialogue
Trübes Wasser

An octopus, sand paper, a prison: Autoimmune diseases don’t only take over your physical experience, but also the everyday life of everyone who is affected, although it often remains invisible. A moving, tactile visualization.

An octopus, sand paper, a prison: Autoimmune diseases don’t only take over your physical experience, but also the everyday life of everyone who is affected, although it often remains invisible. A moving, tactile visualization.

Director:
Elena Wiener
Animation:
Elena Wiener
Music:
Lucas Voss
Sound designer:
Lucas Voss

Kosher

Israel | 2021 | Short Film | 12 Min. | Hebrew (English Subtitles)
Kosher

As an orthodox Jewish woman, Rachelie not only has to undergo the monthly purifying bath (Tvilah) after her period, but also endure the degradation she suffers for allegedly being an impure woman. She decides to flee from this control and takes a small opportunity granting her more autonomy.

As an orthodox Jewish woman, Rachelie not only has to undergo the monthly purifying bath (Tvilah) after her period, but also endure the degradation she suffers for allegedly being an impure woman. She decides to flee from this control and takes a small opportunity granting her more autonomy.

Director:
Gideon Imagor
Screenplay:
Yudit Kantor
Camera:
Nehara Malkin
Cast:
Dania Landsberg, Daniel Engel, Razia Israeli
Editing:
Gideon Imagor
Line producer:
Yana Riahi, Hilla Zax

Free Flow

France | 2020 | Short Film | 26 Min. | French, Persian (English Subtitles)
Free Flow

Zak lives in Dunkirk working as a professional diver, Keivan’s goal is to get to England. Both are united by their abandoned home in Iran, but the circumstances and times of their flight couldn’t be any more different. When their paths cross, one of them has to risk it all to help the other.

Zak lives in Dunkirk working as a professional diver, Keivan’s goal is to get to England. Both are united by their abandoned home in Iran, but the circumstances and times of their flight couldn’t be any more different. When their paths cross, one of them has to risk it all to help the other.

Director:
Sâm Mirhosseini
Producer:
Martin Berléand
Screenplay:
Sâm Mirhosseini, Julien Gittinger
Cast:
Sâm Mirhosseini, Arlaud Swann
Cinematographer:
Élodie Tahtane
Editing:
Jean Vercken
Music:
Mossy Amidi Fard
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