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A Shared Path
Iran / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Negar Naghavi

Producer: Ilhan Shah

Cast: Hadi Eftekharzade, Radvin Zareie, Farhad Esmaeili, Farhad Aghazadeh

Two afghan kids start a difficult journey in a bus but at the end the recognise that they have a shared path.

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If Fishes Were Wishes
Italy / Drama / 13 minutes

Director/Writer: Gaia De Paoli

Producer: Gaia De Paoli

Cast: Battista Ivaldi, Simona Ferrara

Elio, a very meticulous fish market employee, imagines the lives of others by looking at their laundry hanging out to dry. One day he sees clothes with wonderful designs and colours hanging in front of a window. Who is hiding behind those shutters?

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Bertie Wrote Me A Poem
Italy / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Vittoria Rizzardi Penalosa

Producer: PMR Studio, Vittoria Rizzardi Penalosa

Cast: Giulia Melillo, Alessandro Haber, Priscilla Muscat, David Paryla

2005. Vittoria, a fifteen-year-old, after having sex for the first time, secretly goes to the hospital to take the morning-after pill. In the long and tedious hospital process, Vittoria struggles to keep a difficult secret.

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Il Vespista
Estonia / Drama / 25 minutes

Director: Francesco Crivaro

Writer: Lucas Abrahao

Producer: Francesco Crivaro

Cast: Giovanni Anzaldo, Muhammad Khan, Valentine Payen, Asmara Abigail

An unruled Italian writer living in Bali has his life changed when he receives a very unusual gift.

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Elisabeth
Switzerland / Drama / 14 minutes

Director: Monica De Almeida

Writer: Ludovic Dreyfuss

Producer: Monica De Almeida, Noellie Fantino

Cast: Jérôme Sau, Ludovic Dreyfuss, Noellie Fantino

Recurring dreams, death, a resonating name the keeps coming up…
Mr Bojac, widower since several months, feels like he’s losing his mind! These images are oppressing to him. He desperately tries to understand their meaning and feels out of strength!

 

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Moles
Switzerland / Comedy / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola

Producer: Filippo Bonacci

Cast: Gerardo Maffei, Catherine Pagani, Roberto Guerra,Vera Bommer, Mattia Linzi

Anna, Francesco, and the eight years old Giorgio can't afford a fancy holiday. Social pressure makes them hide at home and fake a Bahamas vacation through photoshopped posts on social media. The deluge of likes/comments fuel an all-consuming dopamine rush.

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Quarantine
Switzerland / Drama / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Julien Wagner

Producer: Julien Wagner, Damian Derungs, Julio Ramírez, Alec Handschin, Adriana Alvarez

Cast: Benjamin Merz, Sedona Wagner, Ladina von Frisching

An adult male struggles to reconcile with life while sheltering at home with his teenage sister. His constant attempt to hide from a threat that lies beyond the property line, further complicates his relationship with reality.