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International Competition 1

  • Thursday 25.04 – 20:00 – Studio 5 (Flagey)
  • Monday 29.04 – 21:00 – Vendôme

They were more than 3.000 at the start, and 45 at the finish. Discover these short films from the four corners of the world!


Alexandra Greenspan

Pays United States
Genre Fiction
2022 - 11' - Color - Sous-titres: OV EN ST FR
An unexpected love story develops over a box of tampons between Phoebe, a mini-mart cashier, and Kirby, a guy in transition.

The distance between us (Qu’importe la distance)

Léo Fontaine

Pays France
Genre Fiction
2024 - 18' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN
At 5 in the morning, Yalla is in a hurry. Without her boss's permission, she leaves her night shift as a nursing assistant. She boards a bus, carrying only a heavy bag filled with clothes. The city is still asleep. Yalla sketches out on a piece of paper the various bus lines she needs to take. It's her first time making this journey: her son is waiting for her.


Jamie O'Rourke

Pays Ireland
Genre Fiction
2023 - 15' - Couleur - Sous-titres: OV EN ST FR
A sinister farm accident leaves Cáit with a terrible decision to make.


Maria Hatzakou

Pays Greece
Genre Fiction
2023 - 14' - Color - Sous-titres: OV EL ST FR/EN
Anna is at the city border. A public telephone booth stands there as the last totem on earth. She plans to escape. When the well-trained operator at the end of the line suspects her, Anna realises that the clock is ticking against her.

La Alegría (The Happiness)

Tomás Pernich

Pays Argentina
Genre Fiction
2023 - 29' - Color - Sous-titres: OV ES ST FR/EN
An oppressive heat and economic crisis in the most important coastal city in Argentina. "Mikei" begins working for Oscar, a self-proclaimed inventor of "Happy Trains." Once on the train, he will meet a princess and find love. It will be the beginning of a brief summer full of joys, disappointments, Italo-disco, sex, children, madness, accidents and street singers.