16.00 - 18.00
OUT OF REACH_jakub stozek_30min_POLAND_documentary
Karolina and Klaudia are trying to restore the family relationships that were destroyed by the adults a long time ago. However, putting this plan in action turns out to be much more difficult than they have imagined.
DIE NORM_giovanni truppa_20min_ITALY_fiction
He will not know the regrets and cares of his bad conscience, he won’t be asked to give up his own being, he will not be dragged into the lacerating options of sacrifice and tragedy, he will not be asked to pay the price of an alternative. He is in peace with himself.
THE DIFFICULT REFLECTION_milla nybondas/kristina laine_4min_FINLAND_animation
A girl´s ugly side follows her to a song contest.
ROCA BON: SEARCHING THE SUBLIME_karlos alastruey_30min_SPAIN_documentary
This film combines the documentary and fiction forms in order to show to the general public the figure of Roca Bon, a Catalan painter, as well as his work and thoughts about art. The transcendence of Roca Bon’s search for the concept of sublimity in nature, comes from his own view about art and the human being.
Based on a Taoist fable, this animation tells the story of the battle for more territories between two countries, all on tiny snail horns. HUGE and TINY are not only visual but psychological effects.
THE MARRIAGE WAR_kuya manzano_4min_SPAIN_fiction
Loli and Antonio, a classic couple? He buys the bread and she stays at home. What a joy would it be if all couples could mantain for ever the happiness of the first moments of their relation.
18.00 - 20.00
A GLASS OF WATER_roland wegerer_7min_AUSTRIA_experiment
Nineteen attempts are looking for a new relationship between water and tumbler. Irritating views and rotations are showing new sculptural qualities. It’s an exploration with simple tricks about an every day seen thing.
LITTLE WORLD_marco f. zimprich_19min_AUSTRIA_fiction
Sebastian’s world revolves around old vinyls, his home and a pretty counter girl working in a vintage record store. As days go by, their worlds will never be the same again.
TILL YOU DIE_alex k. lee_25min_AUSTRIA_fiction
A woman wakes up in the street chased by a mysterious man on the notes of a classic tango. As she tries to escape, her life enters a neverending cycle of fear, seduction and resignation.
COMES LOVE_marc jago_29min_AUSTRIA_fiction
Three women, three men, 36 sleepless hours. War and peace. Melancholy and joy. ”Comes love and nothing can be done.” (Billie Holiday)
20.00 - 22.00
All women are Marisa, but Marisa is just one woman.
ALBERT’S WINTER_andreas koefoed_30min_DENMARK_documentary
Albert is 8 years old. His mother is sick and in chemotherapy. Albert would rather not talk about it.
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON_martin rath_13min_UK_fiction
Andrej receives a parcel with tape recordings made by his father, a man he never knew. Listening back to these recordings Andrej starts to question his own feelings and outstanding decisions.
AS NOTHING HAPPENED_antonio manco_10min_SPAIN/ITALY_experiment
"As Nothing Happened" draws the line that divides the desires and realities of a separation, the calm before and after a storm. It's the silence that gives meaning to the intimate song of María.
LITTLE PRAGUE MERMAID_jan chramosta_30min_CZECH REPUBLIC_fiction
Peter and Ann live together quite casual way already for few years. They would probably marry each other if a mermaid hasn´t appeared in their lives.
THE FLOWER_haik hoisington_4min_USA_animation
The Flower contrasts an utopian society that freely farms and consumes a pleasure giving flower with a society where the same flower is illegal and its consumption is prohibited. The animation is a meditation on the social and economic costs of drug prohibition. It also contrasts legal and illegal drug economies.
LIVE A BIT LONGER_david lambert_17min_BELGIUM_fiction
In the early hours of every single night, while his lover Pierre is asleep upstairs, Niko is working in his father´s bakery. All of a sudden he falls to the ground.
BALKAN FILM BAZAAR 01
22.00 - 24.00
INSIDE OUT IN SEARCH OF FREEDOM_noemie de pas_15min_SLOVENIA_doc
Short documentary about migration and freedom.
A young detective is commissioned a job from an attractive woman. He has to investigate the disappearance of an infant that took place 30 years ago.
A MATTER OF CHOICE_anna dmitrieva_13min_BULGARIA_fiction
An accident occurs at a crossroad. Plamen was riding a bike when Ivan hits him with his car. After the initial shock they go to a nearby bar to have a drink and celebrate that no one was injured. It turns out that both of them are in the same life situation, their girlfriends are both pregnant. However their choices in life are different.
Short experimental video collage to the subject of human anatomy.
The mother has a sudden meeting with her son, who is coming back from the war, but he is not alone.The mysterious presence of the son's companion makes the mother feel that this may by their last meeting.
The life had given Ahmet firstly locked doors, but then some keys. These keys could help him to get rid of his loneliness and could be the keys of his new life.
A DAY IN IONESCU’S LIFE_mihai surubaru_30min_ROMANIA_animation
Short story which presents with the specific means of animation a suite of tragi - comic events that the main character has to face. Ionescu gets unintentionally into a conflict with an aggressive and violent world that drives him to despair. When all seems lost, a miracle happens.
Two soldiers at night guard are attacked and call for the help in the barracks. The soldiers there ignore the call and decide to check upon them first at dawn when they find them asleep. They start to fight, the commander shoots into the air and what they hear is only an echo of the shot which also caused the night shooting.
6. April 2010
16.00 - 18.00
LENT TIME_david gonzalez_15min_SPAIN_fiction
Marta is still on holiday…
Aorta – big arterial root, the branches of which supply blood to all tissues.
Scissu tells a chronologically split story about a lonely cop and an addicted couple.
FOR A FISTFUL OF SNOW_julien ezri_6min_SWITZERLAND_animation
A long time ago terror, loathing and power reigned over the Wild Wild North. The foolishness of the inhabitants led them to battle for anything, even…for a fistful of snow!
LAGUNA NEGRA_michael watts_24min_PERU/UK_documentary
Laguna Negra is a film that explores the core values of a subsistence farming community in Huancabamba (Peru), the way the fabric of this society has been threatened by large scale mining and the destructive outcome of imposing a capital intensive model of development on a society based on traditional values.
CECILIA_lenka zemanova/lenka ceperova_6min_CZECH REPUBLIC_animation
Cecilia is a lovely lady who loves her dog very much. She works as a checker in a supermarket, where she is facing a job stress. Especially in the time of Christmas rush.
TELEMARKETING NATION_joan manuel aragon_19min_SPAIN_fiction
“Telemarketing Nation” tells the story of Maria, an efficient, reliable employee in one of the very many
telemarketing offices in Spain. Maria has a quiet life which gets by without much excitement until one day
she receives a call.
18.00 - 20.00
DEAD MAN’S COUGHING_krzysztof borowka_22min_POLAND_fiction
Ed, a cynical politician, comes to a village to solicit for votes and strike a dodgy deal with the mayor. Friendship with a pig and magical rites performed by mayor’s housekeeper and his daughter will change his life forever.
COUNTRY LIFE_hossein jehani_17min_AUSTRALIA/IRAQ_documentary
Saiwan Saeedan is at the College of the Fine Arts. He needs to complete his last project to get his degree. His project is based on a documentary on the daily life of some villagers. The life of the villagers will be photographed and then painted, which will be shown in an exhibition in the same village. For him it is important to document all aspects of life in this village.
THE CAT KEEPER_fernando cortizo_14min_SPAIN_animation
Mariano´s boring life happens between his monotonous work in the soup kitchen and his empty house. The unique thing which makes Mariano excited is to feed the cats which are living in a closer alley. One day a mysterious character appears to take his cats with him attracting them with some tins of a new trademark.
EVERYDAY ROLL_paula durinova_12min_SLOVAKIA_documentary
Harmanec is a small village in the middle part of Slovakia. People use to go from the work in factory straight home. Some of them stop for the beer on their way home. How is work connected to these peoples lives? What is the importance of their work?
ON THE LINE_jon garano_12min_SPAIN_fiction
An ordinary Saturday in the South of California. Adam, a lower middle class North-American man, sees off his wife and children to carry out his weekly task.
LEER FAHRT_matis burkhardt_20min_GERMANY/CZECH REPUBLIC_fiction
An unemployed actor appears again and again in new roles as a ticket inspector in the subway. He is driven by the need to match his role model. He finally reaches his goal, but not without paying a high price. A tragicomedy about the search for a place in the society.
20.00 - 22.00
Anna can only forget her loneliness when Manuel, a young postman stuck in his everyday routine, brings her letters from her son who is living in Spain. When Manuel’s father finds out about his biggest secret, their fragile friendship may be endangered.
Lucy is about a young woman who has troubles coping with her life and retreats to her own world. After she realizes what`s going on within herself, she tries to escape and starts fighting a battle between rationality and fear.
Two brothers locked in the darkness of the basement. The father persists an anonymous threat from the Off. Both boys try tensely to reconstruct the progression, thereby the bounds become blurred between the light and shadow, life and death.
Young Lena grins and bears the games which are played on her every day. One of these days she decides to change that and removes her masks.
HOLIDAY HARMONY_christiane dorner_6min_AUSTRIA_fiction
What seems as a holiday harmony first is not really a holiday harmony later, or is it?
BUSINESS AS USUAL_kawo reland_22min_AUSTRIA_fiction
The owner and head of an international company manufacturing and selling cleaning products engages a mysterious nameless “cleaner” from Russia to motivate three of his worst performing employees to achieving a better sales performance.
BALKAN FILM BAZAAR 03
22.00 - 24.00
THE GAMBLER_reard gjermani_19min_ALBANIA_fiction
Edi, a 30-year old young man has serious problems with gambling. His life, and his family in particular, has been tremendously affected by it. The latter is fed up with his swindles and regard his imprisonment as the only solution.
WINNERS AND LOSERS_nail pelivan_2min_TURKEY_experiment
Now, there are losers and winners.
KRISTOF’S PICTURES_paula durinova_9min_SLOVENIA_documentary
Short documentary about an old painter named Krištof Zupet. He used to live in the old house, Kolizej, where he had an atelier. Now, in one room flat, he is reflecting his life periods and creations. The film confronts his relationship to the old house in Ljubljana. We are observing what he found out through his life journey. That is why a film is showing not just his paintings, but his life pictures.
MUSIC IN THE BLOOD_alexandru mavrodineanu_17min_ROMANIA_fiction
Petre is convinced that his son is very gifted, but gypsie music business is tough.
Can you recognize the difference between life and show?
Documentary film about two young hip hopers Samir Karic and Amir Muminovic from a small village Hajvazi in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Because of the lyrics in one of their songs where they criticize the local Mayor, they have been attacked by Mayor's son. East West Centre and director Haris Pasovic invited them to play in his show Class Enemy after reading an article in some local newspaper about this incident. The show Class Enemy is about a disempowered group of students in one of the local high schools raging with violence. Samir and Amir go for a World Tour with the play.
One for ALL – ALL against one!
TIT FOR TAT_ivana lalovic_6min_SWITZERLAND_fiction
Short film from Sarajevo born director Ivana Lalovic tells a story of a young member of a neo – nazi gang who ”unfortunatelly” rescues a little black girl who starts following him.
7. April 2010
16.00 - 18.00
TREE WITH NAILS_fabrice couchard_20min_BELGIUM_fiction
Pierre returns to the village of his childhood, to the deep Ardennes, to understand why, twenty five years ago, he hasn't be able to push his nail in the 'Tree with nails'.
THE SCHNEIDER DISEASE_javier chillon_10min_SPAIN_documentary
The Fifties, a Soviet space shuttle crashes in West Germany. The only passenger, a cosmonaut chimpanzee, spreads a deadly virus all over the country.
THE FIRST DAY_mia degner_2min_DENMARK_documentary/experiment
Copenhagen, January the 1st 2008. Short story not about lost fingers and damaged eyes, but about some of the other things that took place on The first day.
NO WAY THROUGH_sheila menon/alexandra monro_7min_UK_fiction
Imagine if London (or Ljubljana) was controlled by military and you had to go through specific checkpoints to go to school, go to work, visit your friends or to go to the hospital.
ON SEASHORE FAR_viktoria kurakova_31min_RUSSIA_documentary
It is documentary about 2 different generations: older - children with well-to-do parents, they seem to have everything; and younger - orphans, whose parents left them off. And only at the first sight their lives seem to be different.
THE UNPLUGGED SON_milla nybondas_9min_FINLAND_animation
After years of travelling, Adrian arrives to dad’s birthday dinner, but feels like an outsider. Thanks to his present to dad he gets in contact with his family again.
8:00 AM_pablo ortega_11min_SPAIN_fiction
What would you do if your life was centered around a relationship where your partner has forgotten why you are together?
BALKAN FILM BAZAAR
CROATIAN ANIMATION AND EXPERIMENT
18.00 - 20.00
NO SLEEP WONT'T KILL YOU_marko mestrovic_9min_CROATIA_animation
What happens when the dream takes control over reality?
RUDI’S LEXICON_nedeljko dragic_8min_CROATIA_animation
Rudi is a typical „small man“, unmarried, lives in the city, enslaved by the four walls, „normal“ society frustrates him… Rudi watches TV constantly and in the same time is doing chores around the house.
A woman is forced to take an unwanted step in her life. The film is mostly composed of still images emphasizing her wish to slow down the time until she is ready. This film is dedicated to all the migrants of the world.
PORTRAIT OF MY HEART_ljubica heidler_7min_CROATIA_animation
Estrangement is a global process that is largely present in both hemispheres. We are alienated from each other and from authentic feelings, but mostly from compassion for our neighbors. The more suffering in the world the less we see it, so we can speak of a stabile negative corelation. Things like"matters of the heart" belong to the past.
Can a human life be told in a few minutes? Can all the life's important moments and the important human emotions be impregnated in a short time? Anything is possible. Especially when your life turns into run.
Three deferent stories about a relationship between father and son placed in a different social standing.
Suddenly, in a place where many posters rotate during a year, the rotation of the images is quickened. The bill-board is starting to resemble a movie screen which tells us many stories. When the „projection“ stops and the screen is left white and empty, people passing by seem to have stories that could be more interesting than the ones on the bill-board.
Pig on the countryside gets slaughtered by two butchers. After he wakes up in his room, in his bed, he realizes that it was just a dream. On his way to work he notices the butcher from his dream on the street who then starts haunting him.
A short story of a man who, while expecting, became something unexpected.
UP IN THE GALLERY_tomislav gregl_5min_CROATIA_animation/experiment
This experimental animated film explores a world of Kafka's metaphors in which society is reduced to absurdity.
Format deals with relationship and boundaries between man and woman through movement.
POINT OF MOUTH_midhat janovic ajan_11min_CROATIA_animation
Point of mouth is an „inner documentary“ about a man from Sarajevo, using animated drawings allowing us to see images from his life from an ultimately subjective point of view. This is a film about reminiscences of a time, about growing up in Sarajevo, about never being able to leave his hometown no matter how far he travels. In a way a film is an extension of the author's theoretical studies on realism as esthetical concept present in the art of animation.
THE LIFE BOAT_neven petricic_10min_CROATIA_animation
A metaphoric story about the life of a common, small man and his family who are all in the boat at sea, sea of life.
MOBITEL MANIA_darko vidackovic_5min_CROATIA_animation
The peak of everyday life in a young girl's life is her cell phone. A call from a boy fills her up with energy and stirs her imagination. Her hyperactivity and hypersensitivity is stopped by the mobile's empty battery. She gets the mobile charger and instead the mobile she charges herself. She gets filled with colours and energy but at the end of the process her body gets transformed into a cell phone.
20.00 - 22.00
A boy and a girl accidentally meet on the street, three years after she broke up with him.
MINE AND TABLOU 2_hossein jehani_17min_AUSTRALIA/IRAQ_documentary
Sarwaz Sawz is a sensitive artist, whose work is famous. But in order to survive he has to work in a mine land.
CHEESE_vanesa abajo perez_22min_NETHERLANDS_fiction
Sometimes love can become a reality.
Scientists say that if the earth’s temperature increases by more than one degree Celsius, extreme weather conditions will be a regular occurrence.
FIVE MEMORIES_oriana alcaine/alejandra marquez_12min_MEXICO_fiction
Irma walks up and down the aisles of a market repeating a list of ingredients to herself. She can remember the first four but keeps forgetting the fifth ingredient. To retrieve the lost memory, Irma embarks on a journey to the deepest part of her consciousness.
GOOD FOR NOTHING KING_jenni rahkonen/heta bilaletdin_8min_FINLAND_animation
A tale of a detested ruler.
Vasyl, a 30 years old Ukrainian musician, lives in Naples. Although he came to Italy as a banduryst (the bandura is a musical instrument of the ukranian tradition) he has soon abandoned his instrument to find a real job: he now works delivering gas bottles on board of an old vespa.
THE DELICATE ART OF BLUDGEON_jean gabriel periot_4min_FRANCE_documentary
About the policemen´s sensibility.
BALKAN FILM BAZAAR 03
22.00 - 24.00
LEFT RIGHT_stavros raptis/argyris germanidis_14min_GREECE_fiction
Two strangers who live in the neighbouring apartments spend a night together.
HEART KEEP BEATING_mia degner_22min_ROMANIA/DENMARK_documentary
Claudia and Alex are two young Romanians. They both dream about having a family; about a completely normal life. In the documentary film ”Heart, Keep Beating” they tell about their struggle for what’s ”normal” after growing up in an orphanage and being HIV infected since childhood.
SELF - PORTRAIT 13.03.2009_melina alagic_12min_BiH_fiction
Just another excercise at the Academy of Performing Arts – is it not? The most difficult form of art is when you take yourself as the subject. What is Anela´s self – portrait like? What is your self – portrait like?
The story follows up a man who wakes up without any of the senses. He does not have the eyes, ears, nose, skin. He has polluted everything around himself so much that he feels nothing any more. All at once, he gets a chance to return to the gone, but…
TOBACCO GIRL_biljana garvanlieva_29min_GERMANY_documentary
Mümine is 14 years of age and lives with her family in the tobacco farming regions in the mountains of Macedonia. It is the only source of income in this region, nothing but tobacco will grow here and people say, it is the best tobacco in the world. Natives to the region also call it the „black gold.“ Mümine is supposed to marry and be sold to her future husband. One kilogram of tobacco costs 3 Euro – a girl is worth about 3000 Euro. That’s the tradition amongst the Yörüken people. But Mümine refuses to accept.
THE NIGHT_tuna yilmaz/murat eldem_9min_TURKEY_fiction
Man and woman decide to spend the night out, but not together.
LATE HOME_maria averina_29min_BULGARIA_documentary
A film about two women who live in a home for elderly people and who, against all circumstances of hardship and loneliness, have kept in their souls the good spirit and strive for life. One of the first shopping malls in Sofia could be seen through the windows of the Home, which is situated in the former elite quarter Zone B-5 from the socialist times. In the dynamic and lustrous space of the mall hardly anyone seems to care that only few steps away some people are living the winters of their lives.
THE LIGHTHOUSE_velislava gospodinova_5min_BULGARIA_animation
Based on the poem ”The lighthouse keeper loves birds too much” by Jacques Prevert, the movie tells a story about life´s absurdity and the game of destiny which is too cruel at times. This is a short story about the consequences of a taken decision, about love, suffering and death.
Photo exhibition, Hostel Celica, Ljubljana