Directors – Santiago López Jover, Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Duration – 85′
In 1960s Siegheilkirchen, a small town in the Austrian hinterland that is steeped in reactionary, ultra-Catholic attitudes, the son of a hard-working innkeeper – known as Snotty Boy to all and sundry – is at odds with the narrow-minded confines of his home town. But his unstoppable talent for drawing gives him an outlet for his dis-content as well as entertaining his schoolmates and exposing the town’s bigwigs in all their ridiculousness to a collective orgy of unashamed laughter, thus saving his beloved, the ravishingly pretty Mariolina, from malicious prosecution by a handful of political die-hards. A politically incorrect and funny animation, based on the life and work of illustrator and cartoonist Manfred Deix.
Director – Ioseb ‘Soso’ Bliadze
(Georgia, Germany, Lithuania)
Duration – 105′
Nika (16) accidentally hits an old man in a car accident. The victim’s family promise to refrain from pressing charges against Nika if his mother Keti (36) compensate their loss in cash. Mother and son find themselves in a difficult situation: they have a day to raise a large amount of money to prevent Nika from being imprisoned.
Let Me Dream
Director – Vytautas Tinteris
Duration – 79′
Two troubled brothers from the suburban neighborhood in Eastern Europe feel lonely and abandoned in their life. Their life begins to change when they meet two newly arrived American teens. Through awkward encounters and misunderstandings, two brothers overcome teenage anxiety while experiencing their first friendship and love.
Director -Alessandro Tonda
Duration – 90′
Brussels. Eden and Abdel, two 17-year-old boys, burst into their school to carry out a suicide terrorist attack, but Abdel blows himself up ahead of schedule, involving Eden in the explosion. Isabel and Adamo, two paramedics arrive on the scene and find Eden injured and unconscious. They load him on the ambulance, ignoring the fact that he is one of the terrorists. On their way to the hospital, they realize that Eden wears an explosive belt, but it’s too late: Eden suddenly awakes! Despite the injuries, the young man holds them hostage threatening them to trigger the bomb and orders Adamo to keep driving.
Sami, Joe and I
Director – Karin Heberlein
Duration – 94′
Sami, Joe and Leyla are ready. Ready for a truly epic summer after finishing school and ready to get out and grab their slice of life. But what is to come, is diametrically opposed to their expectations and of a different magnitude then they anticipated. Determined to stand up for themselves, the three friends find out how right Leyla’s mom was when she told them: always keep more dreams in your soul than reality can destroy.