Lilly and Tom organise a birthday party in the country. The young couple swim in happiness and in an idyllic mountain stream. But there they cross paths with a sinister individual… Previously, the director made his first short Black/White and worked for 4 years at the German Godzilla : Wolpodzilla, the terror of Lake Tegern.… Continue reading EASY DAY
Section: European Short Film Competition
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
This is not the first movie of an inexperienced director. He already made The Frog King and Little Suck-a-Thumb, which were awarded with several prizes. Based on the classic fairytale : “Grandmother’s story”, this movie – described by Roger Corman as “beautifully directed, a fine piece of work” – drags us into the universe of… Continue reading LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Two lads return from an unsuccessful hunt for girls in Sweden. On their way, in the middle of the night, they finally find what they’ve been looking for. But things don’t go as planned…
A scientist develops a substance which he calls Zuvuya. This allows the heart and metabolism of a man to slow down. Based on a theory that says that the perception of time is determined by the speed of the beating heart, he drinks his own product. The scientist wants to prove that time is not… Continue reading ZUVUYA
THE LAST ACT
An elderly man is found dead in his appartment. On his way to work, a press photograher finds himself blocked in an elevator, together with three others, one of them an elderly man. Elias Giannakakis (°1968) studied film in Athens. He first worked as an assistant for several productions before participating in 1993 with his… Continue reading THE LAST ACT
L’ASSASSINO DENTRO DI ME
A hired gun is busy preparing his next hit. He is constantly interrupted by strange phone calls. A parcel arrives. By opening it, he will discover the real danger that is threatening him.
Three kids invoke the spirits. This will end badly.
ESCLAVOS DE MI PODER
A girl uses her powers to ruin the comic-strips and toys of her sister. Bad girl. An animated puppet movie which reminds you of Toy Story, beautifully directed, about childhood, its dreams and its imagination.
SHOCK by Zlatin Radev
A self-complacent animation filmer tumbles head first in the world that he has just created. A new version of a short film from 1993. Since then, it has been presented at the festivals of Tokyo, Oberhausen, Moscow, Varna, Annecy, Vevey and Melbourne. Zlatin Radev is 32 years old. His first short, Conservfilm/Canfilm (1990) got numerous… Continue reading SHOCK by Zlatin Radev
One week before the local bowling championship, the rising rivalry between the two teams leads to the death of Tony, leader of the Rollers. Bob and his gang, the Strikers, do not seem to have been involved in his death. This means they’ll be able to win the championship hands down. But they haven’t counted… Continue reading STRIKER BOB
Imagine : A couple of tourists in their car. She, a detestable matron and he, a tranquil man, used to her intolerable mood. An isolated mountain. Three escaped lunatic-killers and a couple of UFO’s. Let it simmer for twenty minutes. Be sure to mix it well. What you get is a very tasty piece of… Continue reading ARANAZOS
TUEUR DE PETITS POISSONS
Jacques, a scientist haunted by his demons, tries to compose an invisibility potion by using some transparent poisons. Let’s be honest. This will not succeed without any problems. A passionate movie about the scientific quest of those that live far from the maddening crowd. Isn’t that the best way to achieve something !?
ERNST AND THE LIGHT
This movie, made with few means, is a humoristic fable about the resurrection of Jesus Christ in our time. Ernst is a yuppie-like businessman who is completely preoccupied with his own little problems. This means that he is totally and utterly indifferent to everything else that goes on in the world. On his way to… Continue reading ERNST AND THE LIGHT
Goblins of forgotten worlds travel through the ruins of an industrialised society, where the many dangers can not be foreseen. The director of this movie was born in 1957 and obtained his degree from the Tallin Art University in 1985. Up till now, he has realised a dozen works.
PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW, LE DEUXIEME
Four adventures of Pic Pic and André : Pic Pic and the hitchhiker, Cowboy gives André the wrong horse. Two bears and a balloon, Pic Pic and André celebrate Christmas. Pic Pic demolishes his house and takes off in his car. André is pulling Cowboy’s leg. Cowboy gives life to André, but he makes a… Continue reading PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW, LE DEUXIEME
THE BLOODY OLIVE
This black and white short tells the story of Werner and Mylène, who want to spend a nice, cosy Christmas at their place. But soon, the doorbell rings. It’s Sam, a collegue of Werner. He tells him that he has found out that Werner has forged the company’s accounts. This is the beginning of a… Continue reading THE BLOODY OLIVE
SOLO EN LA BUHARDILLA
Imagine a place, where since childhood, your desires, absolutely all your desires, become reality. That’s what happens to a four year old boy who finds out that everything is possible in his attic. Year after year, his fantasies become real. But the realisation of four of his wishes will present some unexpected problems. The first… Continue reading SOLO EN LA BUHARDILLA
OVER THE RAINBOW
In a dark, strange and grating universe, a cannibalistic housekeeper with a passion for light opera, is in love with Lisa, one of his tenants. Being shy, he does not dare to approach her. But one day he meets a blind flower seller, who will give him the courage to make the first step… the… Continue reading OVER THE RAINBOW
Sometimes one is tempted to stop a passing moment. But it is dangerous to mess with time, because it could cost you dearly. A young man is taking pictures with a polaroïd camera. Suddenly, the camera starts taking snapshots of an action that doesn’t seen real. A young girl on a bicycle is about to… Continue reading CLOSE-UP
A mixture of animation and live images. This extraordinary and fascinating musical and ecological film makes us think about legends, humanity and the sea. In a poetic way, it tells a strange story of the pollution of the environment and the composition of our present society. A message destined for those that can only think… Continue reading DEA MARINA
A station no longer in use, filled with old junk, souvenirs and false truths. A disillusioned militant on whose shoulders lies the weight of the passing time. A hold-up, led by an apparently well organised commando with dark intentions. A post-office that will soon be closed for renovations. Put all this together during one night… Continue reading FISHTRIP
When Kevin, a nice young boy, meets a nasty, drunken Santa Claus, the border between good and bad starts to fade and help can arrive in a very unexpected way…. This is the first screening out of the U.K. of this fine film. Previously the director already had some success with his 5 minute short… Continue reading SANTA CLAWS
L’HOMME A L’ECHARPE JAUNE
He wore a yellow scarf. He lived happily by the waves. In his vegetable garden, he lovingly grew some superb salads. Then, one day… The land of dreams is the only place where noone is forbidden to take a day off. It is no longer necessary to present Will Kempeneers, this briljant representative of the… Continue reading L’HOMME A L’ECHARPE JAUNE
This black fantasy takes us to an audition where three so-called master magicians are judging magic tricks. Nothing seems to impress them. After all, it’s just an illusion. But then, a real magician comes on the scene and starts to perform an unbelievable magic feat.
Our future. The world is governed by a hard, invisible power. Every morning, two unemployed thirty-somethings meet each other in a pub to discuss their precarious financial situation. They come to the conclusion that they have to rob a bank and run away with the money. If it was all that simple… This short was… Continue reading BONNE PIOCHE
The homecoming of the young Self changes into an unusual nightmare. His place suddenly seems to be occupied by curious characters. His clumsy attemps to get rid of them change Self himself into an intruder.
We have landed in Kafkacountry, where it takes a real “capricciosa” to get a car running ! Luckily, there is a very attentive policeman. For more than ten years, director Joachim Bode has worked as an illustrator for publicity, books and magazines. He makes films on demand, commercials and short fiction films.
By force, the sex patrol stops the erotic acrobatics of a very horny couple. Making love is strickly regulated and these two have broken the law. They must be fined, condemned and executed…
LE DUE BAMBOLINE ROSSE
The telephone call of an unknown, who says he’s going to kill his mistress, plunges Eliane in a terrifying nightmare and causes old sexual obsessions to resurface. The director of this mini-Giallo was fortunate to work as an assistant for the likes of Dario Argento, Pupi Avati, Peter Del Monte, Liliana Cavani and Stefano Reali.… Continue reading LE DUE BAMBOLINE ROSSE
A Monday like all the others. Henry arrives early at work. As usual, he starts the day with a cigarette and a hot cup of steaming coffee. But when he wants to pick up his cup, he finds out that he no longer has a hand. Soon it becomes clear that slowly, piece by piece,… Continue reading NOWHERE MAN
The director of Snuff Movies, to whom you have already been introduced in this section, returns with a similar kind of short, lucky for us. When I was young, my parents never stopped repeating “when you go out, make sure that nothing happens to you”. But when you’re a child, it’s terrible when nothing ever… Continue reading KEO
LA FLEUR NOIRE
Last year’s winner of the Prize of the Audience, remember La Malédiction du Doktor Schnitzel, returns with a fantastic medieval tale. We will enter “a savage world where people are dirty and discusting. No shining armors here, but a bunch of barbarians who live close to nature”. This is, according to director Eric “the Celt”… Continue reading LA FLEUR NOIRE
FLYING SAUCER ROCK’N’ROLL
A deaf tractor driver will save humanity from aliens who want to enslave us to the rythms of rock ‘n roll. A hilarious parody on all those paranoid American sci-fi flics from the fifties, where the aliens were just symbolic commies who wanted to destroy the American way of life. A long feature of the… Continue reading FLYING SAUCER ROCK’N’ROLL
In a modest badroom, the voluptuous Madam slowly lowers herself in a hot steaming bath. But the atmosphere is very strange… even a bit tense. Simone wears a very old bathing suit and seems to follow a very precise ritual. Then Sir enters, Albert for the friends. This small, stocky man with the bald head,… Continue reading TOUT BAIGNE
Jules, the red ball and Pierre, the beer glass confront each other in a duel for the love of Laurence, the beautiful champagne bottle. An action movie with breathtaking fights and amazing stunts, where only one rule counts : do not break. But sometimes, it is the heart that flies to pieces. When you remember… Continue reading FRAGILE
Sometimes it can be dangerous to make a movie. The actor who plays the part of Dracula is actually a real vampire. And, to make it even worse, he suffers from a terrible toothache, which makes him very touchy. On the other side, Gerd and Vivian are having a fierce argument about how to prepare… Continue reading ROTER TANGO
Leo is a single guy, whose only friends are a gas cooker, a chair, a table and a cup, with which he freely talks and is quiet fond of. One night, when he unexpectedly comes home with a woman, Leo’s friends feel betrayed and decide to intervene
SHE WILL BE MINE
Goody-two-shoes Billy works in a supermarket and is in love with beautiful Donna of the cash register. The haughty girl simply ignores poor Billy. He turns to God, but the Almighty doesn’t want to turn the klutz into a Casanova. On the contrary, he gives him the impossible task of conquering Donna’s heart in four… Continue reading SHE WILL BE MINE
The first ever “filmharmonic” event, where passion, music and film collide.
2 + 1 ERREUR HUMAINE
The fourth millennium after Jysmal Whong. A probe has discovered new inhabitable planets in the Praxia galaxy. A group of colonists gathers to mount the expedition Columbus 250.
HELL FOR LEATHER
When Satan wanders the Earth, dressed like a biker, we end up in an underground opera on wheels where the cops look like Hell’s Angels.
DO YOU REALLY WANNA KNOW?
At last under one roof for a few minutes of spectacular and hilarious neo-realism ! The Holy Virgin Mary, a beautiful shoe, Hitler, a giant egg from outer space, Jesus Christ, a killer with a boomerang sabre and Ra, the Egyptian God of the Sun.
When the cones laugh… or the danger of being a traffic cone when egoistic speeding drivers think that the road belongs to them.
EYE FOR AN EYE by Emil Stang Lund
This film is an ironic comment on the appointment, by the current Christian-Democratic government of Norway, of a commission for human rights. Kristina knows how to defend herself from her enemies, because her dead husband has left her instructions. Watch out for the widow !
Think negative: “Far away, on a tropical and magic isle…”.
When is Maaz going, in this immense and deserted city ?
DIE LETZTE SEKUNDE
Several years after the third world war, the government declares that the atmosphere has become totally polluted. The intake of a daily dose of antidote is made obligatory.
A duel without mercy between brothers-in-law after someone forgot to say “I do”.
In a strange and labyrinth-like library where people read unceasingly, a young man finds out that he can not read any of the books that he opens. The librarian takes him to a room with books that only he can read..
A fragile young girl participates in a casting session at… a mental asylum. Nightmarish !
A Dutch couple spends a few days in Brussels. A cab-driver of North-African origin proposes to be their guide. But his look on the capital of Europe can be called rather bizarre. It has to be said that the man is not really sound in the head. And for our two brave and kind tourists,… Continue reading LOS TAXIOS
EL TOPO Y EL HADA
A flying man tries to seduce a woman who walks around with a fish bowl.
It’s dangerous to go to your dentist without making an appointment. The hero of this story will have to pay a very painful bill. .
VISIT FROM OUTER SPACE
This movie, in which a small UFO visits Amsterdam, is a tribute to Ed Wood. In the saucer, the aliens are up to all kind of things.
Arthur is lost and his horse has run away. He’s all alone and everything that surrounds him seems to come to live and turn against him… or is it just an illusion.
A man is alone in his apartment. Familiar objects start to rebel against him !
Celebrity Lothar Kreutzer is getting his picture taken by a journalist who seems to be a bit weird. He immediately disappears after the snapshot. Kreutzer now lives inside the photograph taken by the strange paparazzo.
An autopsy is carried out on the eight victim of “the Indian”. The body is mutilated beyond recognition. The killer is called “the Indian” because he always scalps his prey. The name of his latest victim is revealed to the investigators in an original way. They are horrified. It’s the daughter of one of them.
The baby finally sleeps in his cradle while his parents enjoy some well deserved peace and quiet. But in the garden hides an unknown threat. To be continued…
Ryan wants to return with his wife to the cave where his daughter died. He thinks that it was his fault and hopes to heal his wounds if he can confront himself with the place where it happened. And there, in the last chamber of the cave, his daughter appears to him !
The great white hunter returns from the African jungle, without having killed anything. Out of frustration, he takes aim at a fly. What follows is a mad safari in which the fly looses the first fight but emerges victorious from the final battle. Or as they say: “if you throw ashes on a dead fly,… Continue reading MOSCA SAFARI
ONE DAY A MAN BOUGHT A HOUSE
One day, in the city of Kampen, a man buys a house. But somebody is already living there. Will they be able to get along ? Admit that you absolutely want to know ?! Admit it, dammit !
LE FILM DONT VOUS ETES LE HEROS
Gérard Langoisse is an unremarkable office employee who leads a grey and boring life. At the same time, we discover that what is happening to him is the fault of Santa Claus.
MA VIE AVEC BAPTISTE
Would you be able to live with someone who ignores you all the time ? Baptiste never says anything and never shows any emotion. But we have to have a serious conversation. Aren’t we all living together on the same planet ! Someone ignores you and before you know it, we’re all strangers to each other.… Continue reading MA VIE AVEC BAPTISTE
UNE NUIT DE CAFARD
The cockroaches carry out a massive attack on a building that looks abandoned. Inside the walls, a pen scratches on paper and a magician prepares for his final performance. We hear the rattling of chains and the thunder of the storm. In the darkness of the attic hides a deaf mystery. The roaches are starting… Continue reading UNE NUIT DE CAFARD
QUAND ON EST AMOUREUX, C’EST MERVEILLEUX
This movie, winner of the Prize for Best Photography at Media 10/10 and of the Grand Prize of the Festival of Nevers, tells the story of Lara. She lives alone, damaged by live and seems lost to society. But inside Lara the desire still burns to experience an intense and passionate love affair with a… Continue reading QUAND ON EST AMOUREUX, C’EST MERVEILLEUX
THE PHANTOM OF REGULAR SIZE
Watch out for what lies arround on the beach, even if it looks harmless and especially if it looks appetizing !
LES TROIS PETITS POPOTINS
In his latest movie, versatile artist Manuel Gomez (filmmaker, poster designer, architect, painter, independent producer, sculptor…) shows us his vision of a well-known tale which can be summarized as follows : Everybody has his own way of protecting himself from a predator.
“Everything is just appearance” is the message of this movie by a graduate of the Bergen College of Arts in Norway, where he studied graphics and illustration.
In this ambitious debut, the director takes us on a journey on the paths of madness. Nephrem tells The Ally that he has consulted the Oracle, which told him that it was time to start thinking about offspring. Nephrem orders The Ally to go see The Witch. She will help him find the Chosen One,… Continue reading LA CHOISIE
A very unusual hospital for the elderly. Watch out, young ones !
THE ADVENTURE OF DENCHU KOZO
We witness the dreamy course of life of a man. He grows up, changes and grows old. All the time he tries to hide his childhood deep inside of him, not realising that a parallel live takes place before his eyes.
According to the makers, this movie – which has already travelled a lot (France, La Réunion, Canada, Belgium, Italy) – is based on a true event. Four characters are confronted with a rumour and become entangled in a game of truth and lies.
And what if AIDS was a serial killer !
POR QUE E QUE NAO DISSE NADA
Time passes. Marta speaks, but nobody hears her. How can thoughts be distinguished from words when there’s nobody around to hear them ? Maybe you’ll be able to answer this grave question after having seen this movie.
UN PASSE PAS SI SIMPLE
Fred has aids and has lost all hope. Sylvia, a young, pretty and very spontaneous girl tries to seduce him. Fred develops cold feet, but Sylvia doesn’t easily give up. Together, they’ll go all the way. This beautiful and touching film was already presented at the Festival of Ghent and at Media 10/10. Gaëtan De… Continue reading UN PASSE PAS SI SIMPLE
In 1994, Octavi Massi’s first film, El vendedor de muertes, won the Prize for Best Direction at the Valencia Festival. In his latest movie, he poses a very special question : Did you know that the simple fact of trying to reclaim the payment of a bill can lead to the experience of a lifetime… Continue reading RUFINO
LA PEUR DU VIDE
This film will not only make you shiver, it’ll also make you laugh. Where can you go to when you have to take a leak and there’s a line from here to eternity. Certainly not to the public toilets, which are generally not that busy. This is Christian Sonderegger’s third short. He’s also a screenwriter… Continue reading LA PEUR DU VIDE
All the wells are dry in the small village. The people are weakened by thirst. Only the night watchman still carries out his duty. Exhausted, he walks under a bridge and hits his head on the arch, which consequenrly changes into a wall of water. At first he distributes the water, but soon greed gets… Continue reading TIMPE TE
PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW 4 – 1
Our beloved heroes are back and they’re funnier, more horrible and more touching than ever. Brace yourselves for the new adventures of Pic Pic, Coboy, André, Transformator and Dany.
Three brats are being punished by their schoolmaster and find themselves surrounded by chalk.
From his childhood on, young corrupted aristocrat William Wilson has been harassed by a person who bares a close resemblance to him. This double continuously condemns his despicable way of live. It can only end in a duel to the death. Although we are quit familiar with the theme, this movie (made out of more… Continue reading WILLIAM WILSON
OUT OF CONTROL
The photographer sees things that others do not see, things that end up on his photographs. Then God talks to him ! But is it really The Allmighty ? And isn’t the Creator a character just like the others….
HARRY RENTS A ROOM
The curious proprietor wants to know everything about his new tenant.
BRUSHING SUE HELENE
It’s no wonder that accidents happen when certain objects start to look more and more alike.
Pizza delivery boy Gianni has almost finished his shift. For his last delivery he ends up in not very welcoming surroundings.
DE LA CONFITURE AUX COCHONS
Close encounters of the third kind !
The world isn’t divided in good guys and bad guys, but in bad guys and even more evil ones. This elevating film, which won the Prize of the Audience at Louvain, will deliver the proof through two colourful characters : Black Santa and Evil Cop Wolfgang. This is already Pieter Van Hees’ sixth short film.… Continue reading BLACK XXX-MAS
A world première for the Festival ! In this British horror short, Ingrid Pitt herself plays the part of a very unusual gardener. With his job at The British Council, this debut director disposes of an excellent base of operations to launch himself in cinema : an entire back-catalogue of films and lots of usefull… Continue reading GREEN FINGERS
MISTER MAC ABBE
The death take a walk… and a vacation ! Refreshing and funny !
UN NOEL DE CHIEN
Christmas Eve and spirits aren’t exactly flying high at the local police station. The commissioner is busy knitting a sweater when the kitschy secretary introduces a very colourful and smelly character who claims to have discovered the corpse of an old woman. With a sigh, our brave functionary puts his knitting aside and goes out… Continue reading UN NOEL DE CHIEN
L’APPEL DE LA CAVE
A strange and inhuman cry in the mountains. A cottage that doesn’t figure on any map. And a hospitable mountain man with questionable motives… Brrrr.
L’ANGE ET LA MARIONNETTE
The old, coloured man lives alone in his bizarre little shop. On a sunny morning this grumpy misanthrope receives a strange customer who completely messes up his life.
O RALO , L’EVIER
Never despair ! Promised ?
LES BELLES SALADES
After a bit of work, the small house could become paradise to live in. It could… because the old woman next door can’t help sticking her nose in !
DEAD ON TIME
New Year’s Eve 1999. Steve Armitage wants to commit the first suicide of the year 2000. However, he’s not the only one !
GODZILLA VS THE NETHERLANDS
Godzilla visits The Netherlands !