16th Sarajevo Film Festival Presents: Competition Programme - Short Film 2010
Short films are perhaps the most expressive and the most free of all film forms. Just like short stories in literature, short films are difficult to define, regardless if they are narrative, or in the form of visual sensation, and regardless of the film dramaturgy. In any case, this is an exceptionally challenging form attractive to the majority of filmmakers and visual artists. (Read more here!)
COMPETITION PROGRAMME – SHORT FILM 2010
STARTING OVER / ISPOČETKA
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2010, HD CAM (HDTV), Colour, 20 min.
Director and screenplay: Ines Tanović
Cast: Feđa Štukan, Nina Violić, Jasna Ornela Bery, Emir Hadžihafizbegović
Haris is in love with a Dutch girl working at the European Comunity in Sarajevo. The story re-examines the conflict between Haris's deep emotional attachment and Heder s love game, which only occasionally exceeds the boundaries of mere erotic pleasure.
3000 LIVES OF BUTTERFLIES / 3000 ŽIVOTA LEPTIRA
Serbia, 2009, HD CAM, Colour, 16 min.
Director and screenplay: Saša Perić
Cast: Sara Santini, Predrag Momčilović
Sara is a 17-year-old girl leading a normal life. One day her everyday routine is interrupted by a visit from her father whom she has not seen for the past ten years. They go to the woods for a picnic trying to bridge the gap between them.
NO SLEEP WON'T KILL YOU / NESPAVANJE NE UBIJA
Croatia, 2010, 35 mm, Colour, 9 min. animation
Director, screenplay and animation: Marko Meštrović
What happens when the dream takes control over reality?
RED / CRVENO
Croatia, 2010, Beta Sp, Colour, 24 min.
Director and screenplay: Sonja Tarokić
Cast: Marina Redžepović, Jasna Bilušić, Jadran Grubišić
Marina is in her mid-twenties and lives with her possessive mother in a very small apartment of 30 square meters in the centre of Zagreb. This film describes their daily routine, and the ways these two women try to obtain it, regardless of their self-involved characters.
Austria, 2010, 35 mm, Colour, 6 min., animation
Director and screenplay: Max Liebich
YOU'RE OUT is an animated short film telling the story of a man who opts out of society. He becomes a longing observer who recognizes the overwhelming power of nature and is no longer impressed by death.
Romania, 2010, 35 mm, Colour, 15 min.
Director and screenplay: Paul Negoescu
Cast: Bogdan Voda, Maria Mitu, Nicolas Teodorescu, Clara Voda
Mircea has a 15-year-old daughter whose boyfriend is invited to dine with the family. He arrives earlier and they go to her bedroom. While watching TV, Mircea can hear his daughter moaning from her room. The dinner starts and Mircea finds out that the boyfriend supports a different football team.
I ALREADY AM EVERYTHING I WANT TO HAVE / JA VEĆ JESAM SVE ONO ŠTO ŽELIM DA IMAM
Serbia, 2010, 35 mm, Colour, 35 min.
Director and screenplay: Dane Komljen
Cast: Ivan Đorđević, Bojana Zečević, Dragana Milošević, Peđa Damnjanović
The boy is new to the city. Daniel doesn’t know what to do with himself. He visits his sister, he visits friends. Noise begins to emerge: how to say no to yourself?
Romania, 2009, 35 mm, Colour, 25 min.
Director and screenplay: Adrian Sitaru
Cast: Sergiu Costache, Andreea Samson
Although he hates dogs, Toni is engaged in finding lost animals and then sentimentally blackmails the masters in order to obtain large amounts of money. But when an old and ugly Pekinese, which he is simply unable to get rid of, awakes unfamiliar emotions in him, Toni is caught completely off guard.
STANKA GOES HOME / STANKA SE PRIBIRA VKASHTI
Bulgaria, 2010, Dolby SR, Colour, 15 min.
Director: Maya Vitkova
Screenplay: Radu Jude
Cast: Reni Yoncheva, Vasil Dimitrov, Jordan Bikov
When Mrs. Stanka Atanasova, an elderly and sick woman, enters her block of flats, she discovers that the elevator is out of order. Stanka must use the stairs to get to the ninth floor, and what for most of us is a simple task, becomes a challenge for her.
YELLOW MOON / ŽUTI MJESEC
Croatia, 2010, 35 mm, Colour, 17 min.
Director and screenplay: Zvonimir Jurić
Cast: Lana Barić, Marija Škaričić
A girl moves into a building and introduces herself to a pregnant neighbor. They meet; share a cup of coffee in the neighbor's apartment. Small talk. Their relationship becomes arduous and more serious once the neighbor asks the girl to stay with her because she is lonely; denying the girl an explanation of how she had gotten herself into such a situation.