Be careful, my friend: studying the other people’s demons can wake up yours one day. If it happens, don’t close your eyes, don’t resist, don’t be afraid and don’t ask for mercy. Just remember: when it comes to the desire to uncover the dizzying depths of human existence, you are not alone. No matter how creepy they might seem, one day you will emerge from there and will shake your demon’s hands. One by one. Quite friendly.
Running time 71 min.
Estonia | 11:55 | 2020
Herbert arrives in the seaside city on a long working trip. Accidentally he falls in love with a very strange beautiful saleswoman in a flower shop. He suffers from insomnia, which he treats by watching billiards on TV. But now it doesn’t help anymore. His obsessive passion keeps him awake…
Hungary | 09:35 | 2020
"Helfer" is about a young woman who is struggling with anxiety and recurring nightmares that she wants to end. She is seeking a helper, who offers an alternative solution, but in the process she must confront her biggest fears. The film details their relationship in a surreal world through symbolic events.
France | 07:30 | 2019
A brilliant scientist sees his convictions crumble during a picnic at the lake.
Croatia | 14:40 | 2020
A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.
United Kingdom | 05:00 | 2019
A short story about living with and as a headless person.
United Kingdom, Portugal | 06:00 | 2019
Nestor, a man with several obsessive-compulsive behaviours lives in an unstable houseboat which never stops oscillating.
China, United States | 06:53 | 2019
This piece is an animated documentary exploring how my mother’s abusive relationship with my father shaped my own experiences in a boarding school as a child in China. The societal pressures on my mother to hide her abuse and her desire to protect me ultimately created a situation where I was subjected to the same societal pressures. Our shared desires for intimacy, safety, and normalcy have been constantly at odds with the realities that surround us. Through a conversation as adults, my mother and I learn to understand each other and support one another.
United Kingdom | 03:41 | 2020
A stop-motion mockumentary about toys and the children they work with, made by matching unscripted interviews with animated puppets.
Ukraine | 06:03 | 2020
A man destroys the nest of an unknown creepy creature. But it's not the most horrible creature he will meet tonight.