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International Competition 5

29.04.2023 – 19.00 – Vendôme
04.05.2023 – 22.00 – 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.

Ice Merchants

João Gonzalez

Pays Portugal
Genre Animation
2022 - 14'33" - Color - Sous-titres: No dialogue
Every day, a man and his son parachute from their freezing house, perched on the side of a vertiginous cliff, to the village below to sell their ice.

Same Old

Llyod Lee Choi

Pays United States
Genre Fiction
2022 - 15'00'' - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR
Lu, a Chinese immigrant, lives on tips from his job as a delivery worker. He supports his wife and ailing mother. One night, his bicycle, and in essence his livelihood, are stolen. He’s forced to embark on a journey to shatter the fragile life he’s built in America.

Papanakeba (Heatwave)

Tornike Gogrichiani

Pays Croatia, Georgia
Genre Fiction
2021 - 25'00'' - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR
Brothers and sisters discover that their mother is a terminally ill patient. The doctor suggests to take her home. They start pre-funeral preparation. Breathing mechanically, she witnesses her children being busy and haven't realized to remember she's still alive.

As The Moth Flies

Karen Gayle Oblea

Genre Fiction
2022 - 18'26" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR
During their visit to the psychiatrist, Tonette was asked to evaluate her mentally ill partner, Jett, and their relationship through the years. By doing so, she unexpectedly uncovers the truth about their dark eerie past.

Un Dernier été (One Last Summer)

Xavier Debeir Lacaille

Pays France
Genre Fiction
2022 - 16'41" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN
As the Summer break comes to an end, Cédric, Romain and Carlos’ friendship gets rocky while playing what might be their last Warhammer game together.