Screening Programme 2024

Screening Programme 2024





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Mykonian Pastoral

Eliana Abravanel

“Mykonian Pastoral” is a real Noah’s Ark, where the last true natives of one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the world seek shelter, along with their animals, from the relentless wave of development that threatens to swallow them whole. Holding on to traditions rooted in the distant past, their lifestyle harkens back to a simpler, slower time when even the most trivial menial task was full of meaning and intention. Shot in and around Maou, the last agricultural stronghold of the island, we meet a cast of born and bred Mykonians who shed light on a little-known side of the island, closely resembling a lost utopia: a serene place that largely exists outside of time, where simple everyday pleasures are worth their weight in gold. But does that place really exist or is it just a figment of their imaginations? MORE

Break: 22:10 – 22:20

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Themos Skandamis

A middle – aged man (Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos), on a break from a normal day, is speaking with his mother on the phone when a stranger (Aris Troupakis) appears and announces to him some unexpected and terrible news that will change him and his sense of reality in a tragicomic way. MORE

Concrete Heart

Enrika Panero

In a city in the suburbs of the Paris region, Kenza, a shy and secretive teenager, does not dare to admit to her friends that she is going to take part in the rap workshop of Oréade, a young queer rapper whose friends make fun of her. In contact with Oreade, Kenza, the only girl in the group, will reveal her talent and awaken her desires buried as high and as strong as she can. MORE

The Balloon

Hugo Suárez

A young delivery biker imagine being in a contest call “The fortune balloon”. His goal is that the balloon does not explode. Actually the contest it is just his daily routine working as a delivery biker to earn a salary. Will he win the prize? MORE

Bark Bus

Graeme Bachiu

In this non-narrative documentary, Linval Stewart hurtles down the highway in an old school bus with no seats but full of barking German Shepherds and faces logistical hurdles as he meets with someone to sell a dog crate and visits his veterinarian in downtown Oakville. MORE

Look At The Stars

Aris Kouvaras

In the twilight of his life, an elderly man revisits a bittersweet memory and reshapes it in the way he would have liked to have lived it. MORE

The Date

Levan Birkadze

A boy goes to a sketchy neighborhood for a date with a girl, however the overprotective and controlling neighbors don't take it well. MORE


Lucas Bacle

During a night of doubt, Marc, a carer dreaming of becoming a chef, has to admit to Quentin, his friend with a motor disability whom he has been taking care of on a daily basis for years, that he will surely not return to work on the following day. MORE




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Terji Mohr

Roland is a loner in the bowling alley where he works. However, as the only witness of a tragic accident, he finds sudden confirmation from his colleagues by telling them the horrifying details. Slowly he starts embellishing the story. MORE


David Kvirkvelia

The young courier Luka has money problems. He gets a call from the bank every day, but he doesn't want to think about debt. Making the delivery, he gets into the apartment of the customer, who falls asleep in front of his eyes. The apartment is now at Luka's disposal and he can do whatever he wants… MORE

Bad Kids with Saint Names

Vicky Anastasiadou

Michalis, an impulsive teenager, lives through the last day of his freedom with his friends before his domineering stepfather takes him away for the entire summer. Their day begins as an ordinary one, but as time passes, the kids immerse themselves deeper into an atmosphere of bliss, where every moment feels like a dream. However, their happiness is abruptly interrupted when an unfortunate event forces Michalis to confront his fears. MORE

Danny's Diner

Ellie Gravitte

Two young women have been trapped working at Danny’s Diner for most of their young lives and they cannot take the abysmal conditions any longer. But just as they are about to set the place ablaze, in walks a mysterious, delirious and hungry stranger. This man sees Danny’s as a Mecca, a beacon of hope, beauty and deliciousness, and he won’t take “we’re closed” for an answer. Tonight the fate of this diner, an enchanting family restaurant or a cesspool, a heaven or a hell, hangs in the balance. MORE

Short Draft

Spyridon Papaspyrou

A man hijacks a taxi when the taxi driver refuses to take him where he wants. Two men will share a ride where everything will go wrong and a girl will change their way, where the end will be a mystery even for the heroes of Short Draft MORE

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Zoel Aeschbacher

A teenager in search of recognition, a worker ready to do anything to hit the jackpot, a senior executive at the end of his career who wants to prove to himself that he is still alive. Three characters who are losing speed on the competition highway… MORE


Nick Ray Rutter

Opposing sexual appetites and dietary ethics bring a stagnant relationship to a theatrical and surprising crescendo as a heartfelt revelation confronts the elephant in the room. MORE

Quasi Perfetto

Federico Frefel

In 1969, Switzerland's image of perfection was undermined by a clumsy television operator who mistakenly deleted the official commentary of the Apollo 11 Mission. Journalists Marco Blaser and Eugenio Bigatto will return to the studio of forty years earlier to correct the mistake. But it won't be that simple. MORE


Razan Ghalayini

On the day that Randa Shaarawi tells her family that she doesn't want to go to college so she can "find herself," an esteemed food critic comes to review her family's restaurant and turns everyone's day upside down. MORE

The Firefighter's Ball

Baptiste Drapeau

This evening, for the summer ball, three friends have the brilliant idea of “dressing up” as firefighters to flirt with girls. But their stupid project takes another turn when Joseph, already uncomfortable on the dance floor, finds himself embarked despite himself in a real firefighters’ intervention… MORE