The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,600 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 126 new films across 10 competitive programmes.
This programme examines some big life moments including a moving look at the last inhabitants of a dying village pondering the fate of their home, a personal tribute to the silent contributions of migrant workers globally and themes of connection, isolation and female identity in the context of today’s digital world.
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Negative Space (Ru Kawahata & Max Porter, France)
My Dad taught me how to pack.
And the Moon Stands Still (Yulia Ruditskaya, Germany/Belarus/USA)
Postcard (Fabienne Wagenaar, France)
I write to you from under the tent while this summer day dies …
A Festive Wind (Marjolaine Perreten, Switzerland)
Tete-a-tete (Natasha Tonkin, UK)
My Brother (Audrey Yeo, USA)
A touching tribute to the silent contributions of global migrant workers.
Homeland (Alisi Telengut, Canada)
A glorious hand-painted meditation on ideas of diaspora, homeland, and the mass deportations of the Kalmyk people during World War II.
Drop By Drop (Laura Gonçalves & Xá, Portugal)
The last inhabitants of a dying village ponder the fate of their home and the legacy they leave.
The Meal (Emilie Phuong, France)
A mother and her two sons, the weather is sunny and the table full of food.
Airport (Michaela Muller, Switzerland)
Shmevolution (Nolan Downs, USA)
Totems (Paul Jadoul, France/Belgium)
A lumberjack is working in the forest when a tree falls on him and traps him. In his plight his inner animal is awakened.