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International Competition 8

  • Sunday 28.04 – 21:00 – Vendôme 
  • Thursday 02.05 – 13:30 – Studio 5 (Flagey) 

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!

La Gran Orba (The Masterpiece)

Alex Lora

Pays Spain
Genre Fiction
2024 - 20' - Color - Sous-titres: OV ES ST FR/EN
Leo and Diana, a rich couple, bring a broken TV to a recycle point. They meet Salif and his son, two scrap dealers. Diana asks them to come to their house to get more objects. Once there, Leo looks at them collecting objects with mistrust, until they see the scrap dealers have something they want.

Apnées (Alarms)

Nicolas Panay

Pays France
Genre Fiction
2024 - 17' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN
Pierre is diligently overseeing the completion of the tumultuous construction site under his responsibility. An eco-district is due to arise from this bustling construction site. But for now, Pierre is ensuring that progress doesn't come at the cost of safety.


Mathieu Volpe

Pays Belgium, France, Italy
Genre Fiction
2023 - 19'15 - Color - Sous-titres: OV ST EN/FR/NL
Awa, a Cameroonian snow groomer operator, assists a determined young migrant in crossing the border between Italy and France. As their journey unfolds, a poignant tale of redemption emerges amidst a canvas of snow and concealed truths.


Alexandra Qin

Pays United States
Genre Fiction
2023 - 10' - Color - Sous-titres: OV EN ST FR
When her estranged alcoholic sister lands in the hospital after a relapse, Charlie reluctantly agrees to drive her from New York to rehab in Kentucky. But she must deal with a secret addiction of her own along the way.

Benzina (Gasoline)

Daniel Daquino

Pays Italy
Genre Fiction
2023 - 20' - Color - Sous-titres: OV IT ST FR/EN
Vincenzo runs a gas station on a provincial road. He suffers from an OCD that makes his life full of maniacally ordered gestures and rituals. The hours go by, the songs on the stereo, the cars and the jokes of two kids. Only a woman seems to notice him and she lights something in Vincenzo that makes him react in an unexpected way.