at 10.00 EAA & BFM screening
at 13.45 CUC 2 screening
ESTONIA ACADEMY OF ARTS
Nata Metlukh |Estonia | 2018 | Animation | 10 min
The Gaia hypothesis proposes that Earth is a giant self-regulating system, which is able to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.
Jass Kaselaan |Estonia | 2018 | Animation | 8 min
Four friends from New York go on vacation to tropics, but things go sideways.
Huei Jen Hung |Estonia | 2018 | Animation | 2 min
Frank, a human size puppet who is enjoying his time in a coffee shop, until the real humans show up and interrup Frank’s routine.
FLAT N’ ROUND
Madis Saverio Santostasi |Estonia | 2018 | Animation | 6 min
Flat n’ Round revolves around two children who get into an argument regarding the shape of the Earth. The boy who believes that the Earth is spherical is round himself and the boy who believes that the Earth is flat just so happens to be flat as well. There are two types of people in this alternate reality – round people who harmoniously blend into the world they live in and flat people who feel like outcasts because they never really resemble their surroundings. Despite this, both of these people dogmatically believe that the Earth must be shaped like themselves, just like how people anthropomorphize deities. Thus, our protagonists go on a wild adventure to find an answer to this age-old question once and for all. We even get to see the representatives of both races who travel to space just to observe the Earth with their own naked eye. Once it turns out that the Earth is in fact round, our flat boy protagonist makes a desperate wish to a falling star who happens to be the poor representative of the flat people, plunging from space to sacrifice himself for a noble cause of turning the Earth flat. The story seamlessly blends reality and the children’s wild imagination and we get to experience the very real and dangerous consequences of an Earth that has been turned flat. The film has a surprising and dramatic turn of events and all of the characters reach a deeper level of understanding by the end of the story.
Mari Kivi |Estonia | 2018 | Animation | 5 min
The instinctive need for the contact has created a addictive relationship, what helps to keep up the endless washing cycle.
Mari Kivi, Liis Kokk |Estonia | 2018 | Animation | 8 min
On one hand it’s a dirty work and on the other hand gorgeous product.
Liis Kokk |Estonia | 2018 | Animation | 3 min
He really wants the apples but his stubborn attempts to get them knocks the world out of it’s balance.
BALTIC FILM, MEDIA, ARTS AND COMMUNICATION SCHOOL
Reeli Reinaus |Estonia | 2017 | Documentary | 14 min
Margus, 17, opened his eyes to the world earlier than planned. Ever since, he has been guided through life by his loving family. This film is about Margus and his mother and the unconditional love that unfolds through shared creativity and the sense of presence.
WRITING A LIFE
Hõbe Ilus |Estonia | 2017 | Documentary | 12 min
How is it to live in the country side where water is to be brought from the city, your closest friend is a sheep and all you desire is to be a full-time poet? The answer is known only to Võike Kulmus, who lives in a small house in South-Estonia whose day is spent largely on everyday tasks. Observational documentary reflects the eternal conflict of art and everyday life.
Rauno Polman |Estonia | 2018 | Fiction/Drama | 12 min
“Muse” explores illusions, judgement and dealing with reality in everyday life. The story follows four young people one day in a cafe, were illusions come crashing down. Only to arise once again. Kristjan is dreaming of love and affection to the point where he is unable to see what is happening right in front of him. And when he is finally bound to face the reality, is there still chance for redemption?
Teresa Väli |Estonia | 2017 | Drama | 8 min
In every life, there are moments that change everything. Moments that just happen, unexpected, capsizing our present. Saara adores her father despite their distance. On the day of his birthday she visits him at his seaside country house. But the house is empty and her father’ s boat has been taken out to sea. Eagerly, she prepares to surprise him upon his return. But the man she meets on the pier is not who she expected him to be.
Victor Marvin |Estonia | 2018 | Drama | 13 min
After falling for a girl after their first night together a young man gets sucked into a whirlwind of coincidence. What follows is a poetic journey that flows from bliss to misfortune.
COMMUNICATION UNIVERSITY OF CHINA.
THE FACULTY OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION
Mao Mao | China | 2017 | Fiction | 17 min
Gift tells a story that Zhou Yi, a trumpeter who suffers from a career trough run into Liang Zaizai — an orchestra director. They had a transient relationship 22 years ago. How did their feelings change after 22 years in the same place? Whatever could happen, will happen as time elapses. This time, what would their expectations be to each other?
Grace Hsia | China | 2017 | Fiction | 29 min
Xiu Ru is an introverted girl. She bought a cellphone and wrote down all her feelings in the memo when she missed her mom. However after the stolen of her phone, her secrets were exposed one after another.
Jin Chuan | China | 2015 | Fiction | 17 min
As a result of China’s family planning policy, numerous domestic issues have existed among rural areas for a long time due to the demographic imbalance, shortage of manpower. Xiaonan, a sixteen year old lives in a remote northern mountain village. Xiaonan’s father is butcher who has already shown some sign of elderliness. He is strict about Xiaonan’s activities, trying to always keep Xiaonan around him…
Wei Siwei, Yang Yang | China | 2017 | Documentary | 28 min
In Lintao county of Dingxi, the Exorcism Dance is also called the “wizard’s dance in a trance”. The wizard who performs such kind of activity is called Sigong. Zhang Keming is a Sigong from generation to generation,but his son doesn’t want to pass it down.Facing the development of the times and social changes,the young man’s values left Zhang Keming in a quandary…