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International Competition 1

27.04.2023 – 19.00 – Vendôme
01.05.2023 – 17.30 – Flagey

Out of 3500 short films submissions, 52 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.


Silva Ćapin

Pays Croatia
Genre Fiction
2021 - 15'00'' - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR
When they arrive in their apartment on the sea, Anđelka and Vlado find the garden neglected. The reason is the tragedy that befell their neighbour who took care of their oasis of peace out of season. The couple is worried: something’s wrong…


Ana Lambarri Tellaeche

Pays Spain
Genre Fiction
2022 - 22'00'' - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR
Sara and David are waiting for a visit at home, David's new bosses come for a drink. Sara prepares herself, an insignificant detail makes David angry and mistreats her, hits and humiliates her, it is not the first time. After the violence, Sara has to face the social act. Testing the facade that both have created to hide reality.

Ecorchée (Skinned)

Joachim Hérissé

Pays France
Genre Animation
- 15'00'' - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN
Dans une vieille bâtisse perdue au milieu des marécages vivent deux étranges femmes, siamoises par une jambe. La nuit, l’Écorchée fait de terrifiants cauchemars où elle voit les chairs de sa soeur recouvrir son propre corps.

Southern Afternoon

Tian Lan

Pays China
Genre Fiction
2022 - 15'49" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR
Saramu, an Uyghur father living in Southern China, accidentally discovers a possible love letter of his 14-year-old daughter. Desperate to resolve his doubt but unable to read Chinese mandarin, Saramu can only ask his younger daughter to read him the letter.


Maxim Arbugaev, Evgenia Arbugaeva

Pays United Kingdom
Genre Documentary
2022 - 25'00'' - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR

On a remote coast of the Siberian Arctic in a wind-battered hut, a lonely man waits to witness an ancient gathering. But warming seas and rising temperatures bring an unexpected change, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed.