OFFICIAL LINEUP 2021
A gifted artist finds himself in a broken balance between creating world class art and the all too silent struggle of self care as his life begins to unravel because of his Dissociative Identity Disorder.
An old cowboy mourns at a little girl’s grave. He returns to his pickup, to take a seat next to 8 year old Laura. He promises her to take her to Disneyland. It’s the beginning of a peculiar journey where they come across two couples in a gas station shop. But all is not what […]
Equals tells the story of Alex and Ruth, two twentysomethings who meet through a dating app, with a real connection. Within no time they are inseparable, a happy couple. They move in together and share hobbies and tastes… Gradually Alex starts to notice that Ruth is changing, until she no longer looks like herself, but […]
Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love. Nominated for a short Palme d’Or, BIFA award winner for Best British Short Film, was […]
Ange-Marie is a 45 years old fisherman in Cap Corse in Corsica. He lives with his brother and his old mother in a secluded place, where women are becoming scarce. One day, on returning from fishing, Ange-Marie finds himself alone on the “cow beach” and sees three beautiful swimmers. The image of these women then […]
A woman’s lifeless body is lying on a room’s floor. A shocked man is staring at it. Beyond the closed door, someone is quietly trying to get in: he’s a 9 years old child. These three are a family. Or what’s left.
Logan, 16, is a troubled teenager. Only his sci-fi dreams of a better life on Mars can rescue him from his gloomy everyday life, filled with conflict both at home and at school, where he’s labeled a bully. One strange night he receives a visit from a mysterious man who swears to come from the […]
In the Alps, Bertin a big man and Yohann a little one robe a charity shop.
OUT OF COMPETITION
The grumpy factory employee Hans Himmelreich has to travel behind the Iron Curtain into a profoundly communist Czechoslovakia of the sixties to have his deceased grandmother buried. Despite prejudice he unexpectedly finds happiness in this Sudeten German province.
Being surrounded by the dark political events in Kurdistan of Turkey at 1990’s as a child, Mirza cannot escape from being a victim of those devastating events that have been in existence for a long time. He is overclouded with deep misery and after his mother’s death, Mirza becomes a passive and introverted child who […]
While she appears inconsolable from her dad’s death, a young girl wakes up one morning with a strange appendix between her legs…
The film takes place in the universe of H.P. lovecraft. A museum director tries to find out the secret of an old door. “The Book was written by the man benhind the door. But if you just have the book, you can not see him anymore. And if you just have the door, without the […]
The young Iranian woman had not been expecting this kind of examination. She only wanted to renew her driver’s license, but when the officials noticed a scar on her wrist and her tattoo, they began looking at her with suspicion. Suddenly she is trapped, forced to answer personal questions and exposed to insinuations. The camera […]
Brankica was the central attraction at country-fairs, when she was just 10 years old. Her big brothers were star acrobats on the wall of death, legends in former Yugoslavia, she was the princess on the wall. Now, her brothers are long gone, she is the only one left behind. A 43-year-old grandmother of six grandchildren, […]
Hurry Slowly is a warm slice-of-life film about Fiona and her younger brother Tom, whom she takes care of. We follow Fiona over a few life-changining summer months on the north-western coast of Norway, where she juggle the care of her brother, her job at the local ferry and her interest in music.
Gillingham, UK, 2018. Mike, a music producer in free fall, Dan, a sound engineer who is tired of his job, Murphy, the autistic brother with his headphones fixed to his ears, and, Lilli, the mother, are going through a rough time in their lives. Mazzy, the youngest sibling, a singer with a superb voice, has […]
IFS AWARDS 2021
THIS NO LAND
Lisa Lelieur BEST ACTRESS
An old cowboy mourns at a little girl’s grave. He returns to his pickup, to take a seat next to 8 year old Laura. He promises her to take her to Disneyland. It’s the beginning of a peculiar journey where they come across two couples in a gas station shop. But all is not what it seems …
O MÀ !
Marc Riso BEST ACTOR
Vincent Launay-Franceschini BEST DIRECTOR
Ange-Marie is a 45 years old fisherman in Cap Corse in Corsica. He lives with his brother and his old mother in a secluded place, where women are becoming scarce. One day, on returning from fishing, Ange-Marie finds himself alone on the “cow beach” and sees three beautiful swimmers. The image of these women then haunts him and draws him out to sea.