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Almost Unreal
France / Animation / 6 minutes

Director: Eve de Montbrial, Léa Vasselle-Bossy, Margaux Kempff, Grégoire Deranville

Writer: Eve de Montbrial

Producer: Philippe Meis

Obsessed with the loss of his sister, an old janitor creates a magical world through collage, hoping to bring her back. But when he thinks he has found her, his perfect world falls apart...

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Booksmart
France / Drama / 3 minutes

Director/Writer: Côme Ferré

Producer: Côme Ferré

Cast: Liam Biermans

Since he wants to know everything about everything, this 8 years old boy spend all of his time reading books.
But there are things no book can explain.

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Erratum
France / Drama / 19 minutes

Director: Giulio Callegari

Writer: Mikael Monchicourt, Giulio Callegari

Producer: Alice Bloch

Cast: Aurélia Petit, Xavier Lacaille, Fred Blin

Florence, a teacher and researcher, uncovers with astonishment an anachronistic engraving - in modern French - on a Gallo-Roman fresco she just digged up. When she realizes this engraving is really from Antiquity, her rationality is put to the test.

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Forever Young
France / Drama / 7 minutes

Director/Writer: Michel Arribehaute, Nicolas Arribehaute, Sacha Arribehaute, Robinson Arribehaute

Producer: Michel Arribehaute, Nicolas Arribehaute

Cast: Sacha Arribehaute, Robinson Arribehaute

This is just the story about 2 creative kids who want to create their first Short film. This is just the story about 2 dads who got nothing else to do…

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I Need To See You
France / Drama / 7 minutes

Director/Writer: Danny Sangra

Producer: Jacques Etienne Stein

Cast: Manuel Severi, Laure Duthilleul, Alix Blumberg

A lightly absurd short film centred around a young man who looses his invisible girlfriend.

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Kassandra
France / Suspense / 20 minutes

Director/Writer: Ivar Wigan

Producer: Julien Manunta, Ivar Wigan

Cast: Bérénice Ouédraogo, Elisa Gerard, Paula Bouyer

Five girls born to French families of the African diaspora are confronted with a murder. On an uninhabited island near Marseille the girls battle to find the truth and escape back to civilization. Power dynamics within the group are tested and their mascot, partially sighted, Kassandra, could be the only one who can divine the crime and lead them back to safety.

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Orogenesis
France / Animation / 6 minutes

Director: Axel Vendrely, Damien Barthas, Lise Delacroix, Emma Gaillien

Writer: Axel Vendrely

Producer: Philippe Meis

Before dawn, an odd character born from the sky crashes down in a desert. Awoken and weak, he's going to struggle to get back to the highest point in the sky, while facing a rising earth. However in his frantic ascension, something is happening under his steps..

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Sideral
France / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Carlos Segundo

Producer: Mariana Hardi, Pedro Fiuza, Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty

Cast: Priscilla Vilela, Enio Cavalcante, Fernanda Cunha, Matheus Brito

In Natal, the Northeast of Brazil, the country is preparing to launch its first manned spaceship into space.
A couple lives with their two children near the space center, the husband is a mechanic while the wife is a cleaning lady, who dreams of other horizons.

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Sifu the Revenge
France / Action / 10 minutes

Director/Writer: Benjamin Colussi

Producer: Benjamin Colussi

Cast: Benjamin Colussi, Pierre Leone, Léon Clerico, Linda Saada

Sifu practice is Kung Fu and will dive into the tenebrous nightclub to avenge his father.

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The Madness Store
France / Romance / 18 minutes

Director/Writer: Alex Guéry

Producer: Alex Guéry

Cast: Pablo Reva, Jacques Boudet, Benjamin Carette, Mathilde Nebouy

Eugène is a theater successful director in full search of a romantic identity who will soon meet his muse.

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The Right Words
France / Drama / 15 minutes

Director: Adrian Moyse Dullin

Writer: Adrian Moyse Dullin, Emma Benestan

Producer: Lucas Tothe

Cast: Yasser Osmani, Sanya Salhi, Aya Halal, Radwan Saifeddine

Kenza, 15, and her little brother Madhi, 13, regularly humiliate one another on social media. On the bus, Kenza puts her naive and romantic little brother to the test: to profess his love for Jada; a girl that Madhi loves but who does not know him.

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The Seine's Tears
France / Animation / 9 minutes

Director: Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin

Writer: Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard

Producer: Carlos De Carvalho

17 october 1961, "Algerian workers" get down the streets to manifest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police prefecture.

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Those Who Stay
France / Drama / 28 minutes

Director/Writer: Fiorella Basdereff

Producer: Arthur Beauvois, Jessica Barasz

Cast: Marisa Borini, Céleste Brunnquell, Armande Boulanger, Zoé Félix

90 years old Suzanne, sharp and bright as a young woman, has just lost her lifelong mate. Her daughter and two granddaughters show up to comfort her. In this moment of grief, these four women let out their infinite tenderness and deep connections, in spite of unforgotten grudges.