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International Competition 8

30.04.2023 – 21.30 – Vendôme
04.05.2023 – 19.15 – Vendôme

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.

La Valise Rouge (The Red Suitcase)

Cyrus Neshvad

Pays Luxembourg
Genre Fiction
2022 - 17'38" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR
Luxembourg Airport. Late in the evening. A veiled 16-year-old Iranian girl is frightened to take her red suitcase on the automatic carpet. She keeps pushing back the moment to go through the arrival gate and seems more and more terrified.

La Machine d’Alex

Mael Le Mée

Pays France
Genre Fiction
2022 - 25'00'' - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN
Alex is the only girl in her “automotive biomechanics” class. For her degree, she has chosen to build an engine made of artificial flesh. One night, Chloé, who shares her boarding school room, discovers that Alex takes a singular pleasure in working on her living machine…

Carne (Flesh)

Juan Diego Aguirre Gómez

Pays Colombia
Genre Fiction
2022 - 15'58" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR

Jairo, a 50-year-old gay man, a sex worker in a Colombian club, cannot conceive of another life outside that he knows, an underworld of illegality, marginality and lust. That day, Helda, his patron, warns him that his time in that world has ended.

Bugün Değil (Not Today)

Yağmur Mısırlıoğlu

Pays Brazil, Turkey
Genre Fiction
2022 - 13'49' - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR
Handling two homes, three kids and her mother with Alzheimer’s; Meryem, a single mother nanny, gets hooked on middle class’ discourse of self-help. Going over her priorities in life, she decides to step up for herself on the worst day possible.

Se dit d’un cerf qui quitte son bois (Said of a deer that sheds its antlers)

Salome Crickx

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 20' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST NL
Today is the 167th annual moult, a ceremony to promote ideological renewal. This year, in this countryside village, it is Ben and his parents' turn to experience the moult.