4AM

France| 2021|11’|Fiction|Albanian Premiere| Director: Mehdi Fikri

France, November 2015. After the Paris terror attacks, the state of emergency is proclaimed to facilitate the work of police forces. 4 AM. A policewoman helps colleagues to conduct a search, but soon finds out that things aren’t going the way they’re supposed to.

Al Jabal

France | 2020|9’|Ani/Doc|Albanian Premiere| Director: Carolina Gómez de Llarena

While living in a deserted valley in eastern Lebanon, seven-year-old Rahaf describes the wonders of her past, present and future – without knowing the limits of her own imagination.

Al-Sit

Sudan|2020|20’|Fiction| Director: Suzannah Mirghani

In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa’s future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?

Brutalia, days of labour

Greece |2021|25’|FIC| Albanian Premiere | Director: Manolis Mavris

Perfectly identical girls, dressed in military uniforms, work day and night. A matriarchal family. An oligarchic society. What would happen if we replace bees with humans?

Censor of Dreams

France |2021|5’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Directors: Leo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez

Every night, The Censor and his team moderate Yoko’s dreams. Tonight nothing happens as planned.

Concertina

Mexico|2021|12’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Gabriel Gonzalez Acosta

Concertina is an interlocking narrative film that jumps between parallel realities as two sets of brothers discuss their dreams of one another. The film explores themes of ecology, family, and labor using magical realism as a narrative device to create dark, ethereal worlds that offer a glimpse into the power of the physical realm over our collective psyche.

Ditë e Kuqe

Kosova |2021|15’|FIC| Directors: Besim Ugzmajli

Arsa, a deaf little girl, and her mother Dodona, an ex-actress, want to be part of “Festival of Performance”. Arsa is not on the list of participants but she and her mother are ready to do everything, only to show up on stage and present their unique story, which ends bloodily.

Gardens Petrified

Turkey |2022|20’|FIC| Director: Ali Cabbar

After his father’s death, Yusuf back to his village, which he has not been to for years, and learns that a geothermal company wants to buy his father’s agricultural lands and drill a well. He wants to solve problems without disrespecting his father’s memory, but things don’t go as he hoped.

Hair Tie, Egg, Homework Books

China |2021|15’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Runxiao Luo

As a model student in her elementary school, 11-year-old Lin Yuqi is assigned to give a speech about her family at the Parent’s Meeting tonight. But after Lin finds out that she shares the same secret with a mischievous classmate, she starts to have second thoughts.

I am afraid to forget your face

Egypt |2020|15’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Sameh Alaa

After being separated for 82 days, Adam travels down a rough road to be reunited with the one he loves, whatever it takes.

It’s Cold

Russia |2021|10’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Danil Ivanov

It wants to be a good police officer, but it’s very cold in Russia. In the Russian hinterland, two police officers are sent on a mission. The task before them is quite simple, but the peculiarities of the local climate create a serious obstacle to its implementation.

Leavers

Switzerland |2020|18’|DOC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Kezia Zurbrügg

Dover, a small harbour town in South East England, 31st of January 2020. A man walks his dog out, a truck passes by, Great Britain leaves the EU at 11pm. A film about the difficulty of noticing political processes while you are busy with your daily life.

Lili Alone

China |2021|22’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Directors: Zou Jing

Lili, a young mother, lives with her gambler husband in a remote part of Sichuan. Lonely and poor, she heads for the city in a bid to earn enough money to save her dying father.

 

MUD

Bulgaria |2021|7’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Biser Jonev

Two men from warring tribes meet on unstable ground.

My Father’s Damn Camera!

Slovenia |2021|7’|ANI|Albanian Premiere| Director: Milos Tomic

A reckless boy in an almost desperate and therefore troublesome way persistently seeks the attention of his father – a photographer. Being confronted with his father’s artistic chaos and his obsessive fascination with photography-life, on his path of growing up these elements eventually become essential for strengthening their father-son bond. In a story that intertwines hand-drawn and stop animation in collage technique, the author takes his audience on a ride through the archive of Slovenian photographer Dragiša Modrinjak, and at the same time draws from personal experience as a filmmaker and father.

No Signal

France |2021|24’|DOC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Adrien Genoudet

She wanted to be the Princess of Monaco. However, after being wed for 70 years, the picture is quite grim. Sitting in her kitchen, Marie-Therese realizes that she misses everything, except her husband.

 

Noir-Soleil

France |2021|20’|ANI|Albanian Premiere| Director: Marie Larrivé

After an earthquake in Naples bay, the body of a man is found. While Dino and his daughter, Victoria, travel to Italy for a DNA test, the past catches up with them.

Our Kingdom

Portugal |2020|15’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Luis Costa

In a village where time and space run out, a child dwells in the death vortex.

Pain

New Zealand |2020|9’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Anna Rose Duckworth

A young girl has an earth-shattering realisation that her father is not invincible, after a cricket accident exposes his vulnerability.

Shark

Australia |2021|14’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Nash Edgerton

Completing the trilogy of wickedly dark comedy shorts that began with Spider and Bear, Nash Edgerton finds a perfect match in Rose Byrne as Sofie, a woman who loves pranks just as much as Jack, Edgerton’s onscreen alter ego. Alas, the couple’s quest to outdo each other may lead to the most outrageous calamity of all.

Soul

Russia |2021|20’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Sergey Shtern

The mother sends her sons Alexey and Dima to the grocery store. One of them can’t wait to visit the mysterious garden gate, and the second had a disturbing dream about a stolen soul the day before. As a result, the dream came true…

Steakhouse

Slovenia |2021|10’|ANI|Albanian Premiere| Director: Špela Čadež

The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?

Stephanie

Belgium |2020|15’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Leonardo van Dijl

After winning her first international title, an 11-year-old gymnast experiences both new pressures and a new degree of self-awareness. The more recognition she gets, the more she realizes that the game only has begun.

 

Survivers

Spain |2020|7’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Carlos Gómez-Trigo

Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. What if humans have become stupid?

 

The Right Words

France |2021|15’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Adrian Moyse Dullin

Kenza, 15, and her little brother Madhi, 13, regularly humiliate one another on social media. On the bus, Kenza puts her naive and romantic little brother to the test: to profess his love for Jada; a girl that Madhi loves but who does not know him.

Way Too American Film

Poland |2021|6’|ANI|Albanian Premiere| Director: Dawid Jezierski

In the middle of the desert, there is an old camper where an Old Man lives. He made a deal with Death and, in return for a prolonged life, the man takes over his duty and escorts people to the other side, as the Grip Reaper goes on vacation.

What We Don’t Know About Mariam

Egypt |2021|25’|FIC|Albanian Premiere| Director: Morad Mostafa

Mariam goes to a public hospital with her husband and daughter; bleeding and suffering from a severe pain in her abdomen. After the medical examination things escalate between Mariam and her husband.