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International Competition 4

23.04.2022 – 16.30 – Vendôme
26.04.2022 – 19.30 – Flagey

Out of 3714 short films submissions, 59 films will compete for the prizes in the International Competition.

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.

Beautiful Stranger

Benjamin Belloir

Pays Belgium, France
Genre Fiction
2021 - 26'00" - Color
One night, in a hotel room, Romain, an overworked thirty-something, has just been dumped by his long-term boyfriend. Seeking solace, he logs onto a dating app and is confronted by a devil-may-care operator and an obstinate Don Juan.


Alejandra Andino

Pays Chile
Genre Fiction
2021 - 14'00" - Couleur
Guillermina, a lonely Aymara shepherdess, faces the annihilation of her surroundings due to the mining near her town. Her only company is the cougar that stalks her.

Object of Life

Jack Parry

Pays Australia
Genre Animation
2021 - 03'00" - Couleur
The Object of Life addresses the most urgent problem of our time. Life is a seemingly pointless struggle. So why do we even bother? The object of Life is a joyful marriage of music and motion.

The last day of Patriarchy

Olmo Omerzu

Pays Czech Republic
Genre Fiction
2021 - 15'00" - Couleur
Should all men’s last wishes be fulfilled?

Trois Grains de Gros Sel

Ingrid Chikhaoui

Pays France
Genre Fiction
2020 - 26'00" - Couleur
Two sisters, aged 8 and 5, are hanging out alone at home in the countryside. Elsa swallows three grains of salt, and Judith tells her that this condemns her to death by desiccation. She has only a few hours left to live…