International Shorts 2021
International Shorts 2021
April 1, 12:00 AM – April 30, 11:59 PM
This is a virtual event. All shorts programs will be available between April 1-30, 2021 and all feature films will be available for ten days between April 8-18, 2021.
Featuring international films by a selection of new talents, this year’s lineup includes lyrical works from Spain, a surreal Norwegian comedy, and a bittersweet story from Belgium. Curated by Giuseppe Di Caprio.
On My Way
The unexpected arrival of a Nigerian migrant in the Belgian countryside shakes up the fragile daily life of two men living a secret relationship.
Directed by Sonam Larcin, 2020, 22 min, Belgium English, French with English subtitles, G
Directed by Sonam Larcin 22 m English, French with English subtitles Belgium
Jacob goes out, for the first time in his life, to a gay party, but discovers that his skin color prevents him from being accepted into the community.
Directed by Moran Nakar, 2020, 8 min, Israel, Hebrew with English subtitles, G
Content Warning: Racism
Directed by Moran Nakar 8 m Hebrew with English subtitles Israel
Itamar, a chubby and depressed young man, returns to live with his eccentric mother Adva after suffering a mental breakdown.
When Itamar meets Ronen, a handsome lifeguard who leads him to confront his body image issues, his relationship with Adva reaches a breaking point.
Directed by Isak Kohaly, 2020, 22 min, Israel, Hebrew with English subtitles, G
Directed by Isak Kohaly 22 m Hebrew with English subtitles Israel
Mario is at home alone. His parents are gone and it will take them a while to return. Enough time for their son to arrange a sex date on the Internet with a total stranger.
Directed by Paco Ruiz, 2020, 20 min, Spain, Spanish with English subtitles, G
Content Warning: Sexual abuse
Directed by Paco Ruiz 20 m Spanish with English subtitles Spain
Two strangers meet in a subway car. Both bring their past with them. Both look from their present. Both will determine their future in that fleeting, and ephemeral, vital journey that brings them together briefly.
Directed by Jorge Muriel, 2020, 20 min, Spain, Spanish with English subtitles, G
Content Warning: Bullying
Directed by Jorge Muriel 20 m Spanish with English subtitles Spain
Tired of waiting, Veronika tries to give her girlfriend direction over the phone, but Susan gets more and more confused with every word. The Corner is a 5-minute-long, one-shot-film, and it's a story about communication and the sense (or non-sense) of direction.
Directed by Ida Hansen Eldøen, 2020, 5 min, Norway, Norwegian with English subtitles, L
Directed by Ida Hansen Eldøen 5 m Norwegian with English subtitles Norway
Two old women are speaking about the grandson of one of them who is trans.
Directed by Angel Puado, 2018, 6 min, Spain, Spanish with English subtitles, T
Directed by Angel Puado 6 m Spanish with English subtitles Spain
Leo and Alex in the Middle of the 21st Century
Alex wakes up in her bed after a night of partying. Next to her is Leo, her roommate, who doesn't remember how she ended up there. As of this morning, nothing will be the same between the two.
Directed by Eva Libertad & Nuria Muñoz, 2020, 7 min, Spain, Spanish with English subtitles, L
Directed by Eva Libertad & Nuria Muñoz 7 m Spanish with English subtitles Spain