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International Competition 9

  • Monday 29.04 – 15:30 – Studio 5 (Flagey)
  • Thursday 02.05 – 18:00 – 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!

Ici en silence tout hurle (In silence everything roars)

Akaki Popkhadze

Pays France
Genre Fiction
2023 - 23' - Color - Sous-titres: No dialogue
Georgia. In a mountain village still governed by ancient customs, two young people, Zourab and Natia, are caught making love. The news spreads, and the situation quickly becomes uncontrollable. Desire, family, honor, and tradition are the ingredients of this ensemble film, caught between two worlds.


Basil da Cunha

Pays Portugal
Genre Fiction
2023 - 25' - Color - Sous-titres: OV PT ST FR/EN
After a violent police raid in an obscure slum in Lisbon, a seven-year-old girl sets out to find her missing older brother. At the same time, a young ex-con tries to make a fresh start, far from his criminal past. The destinies of these two characters will intersect in a tragic way.


Margo Roe

Pays United Kingdom
Genre Fiction
2023 - 16' - Color - Sous-titres: OV EN ST FR
In an overpopulated future where prospective parents are assessed by the state, Jenna and Fi must raise a robot ‘baby’ under observation before being given a licence to start a family. But as the trial takes its toll on their relationship, will they get the result they want - and deserve?

L’île aux Fleurs

Jorge Furtado

Pays Brazil
Genre Fiction
1989 @en - 13' - Color
A tomato is planted, harvested and sold at a supermarket, but it rots and ends up in the trash. And then the difference between tomatoes, pigs and human beings becomes clear.

Les fleurs sauvages

Rodolphe Saint-Gelais, Thierry Sirois

Pays Canada
Genre Animation
2024 - 5' - Black & White - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN
In a detailed telephone message, a man explains how to use his lawn tractor so that the caller can mow his garden in his absence.

Filmen känns för vit (The Film Might Be White)

Sebastian Johansson Micci

Pays Sweden
Genre Fiction
2023 - 14' - Color - Sous-titres: OV SE ST FR/EN
A final feedback meeting is being held prior to the release of an art school's new commercial. Everyone is happy, but then a thought arises as to whether the commercial can be perceived as too white. The meeting escalates into a debate about how it happened, if it can be solved and above all - whose fault it is.