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International Competition 15

30.08.2021 – 19.00 – Kinograph

Out of nearly 6800 short films submissions (received in 2020 and in 2021), 98 films from 36 countries will compete for the prizes in the International Competition.

In addition to the films selected in 2021, the 24th edition of the BSFF also welcomes the films selected for the International Competition in 2020 which had to be postponed.

Winners of the Grand Prix in the International Competition and National Competitions are considered for pre-selection for the Oscars® in the Best Fiction/Animation Short Film category provided that the film complies with the Academy’s rules.


El-Hamus Ashgan

Pays Netherlands
Genre Fiction
2020 - 15'32" - Couleur
An intimate story about young mother Joy and her daughter Skye, who live in a trailer park on the outskirts of the city. Joy's easy-going parenting style is tested when Skye tries to be just as mature as her mother.

16 de Decembro

Álvaro Gago

Pays Spain
Genre Fiction
2019 - 15' - Couleur
Saturday. It is nightfall. The ball moves quickly from side to side. The bodies try to get into the gaps left by the defense. Lucía, twenty-five years old, leaves handball training and goes...


Orit Fouks Rotem

Pays Israel
Genre Fiction
- 21' - Color
It’s Dana’s bachelorette party at the desert of Israel, she’s getting married in two days. As the party continues, we witness a miasma of lies and concealments spread and poison the atmosphere. A chance encounter with Hamis, an African asylum seeker employed at the party, will bring the party-goers and Dana herself face to face with an uncomfortable truth.

Red Wine

Santiago Menghini

Pays Canada
Genre Fiction
- 20'29'' - Color
A vengeful man poisons a glass of wine intending to kill a former colleague at a fundraising event, but his plot is compromised when he realizes there has been a mix-up - placing the lives of everyone present in danger.