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Program

Shorts
Shorts Night Cinema

Genres

Night Cinema: Vitamin Pills

Öökino: Vitamiinilaks
Öökino: Vitamiinilaks

Synopsis

“Hello Doctor, I’m afraid I’m not feeling well at all. It’s these Black Nights – I rarely get to see the sun this time of year, and it’s so cold outside that when I wake up, I can read what I’ve been saying in my sleep. Of course, living in Estonia, I’m used to it. But surely there’s something I can do to make these dark days a little brighter?”

“Why of course there is. I recommend a prescription of Vitamin Pills to be taken during the Night Cinema at PÖFF Shorts. Containing a large dose of humour, alongside the active ingredients of surrealist flights of fancy and eye-popping visuals, these films are exactly what the doctor ordered. I’d say that you’d need at least an hour’s worth for them to be truly effective. And with them all being 10 minutes or under, they do slip down without the need for water.” “Hmm, interesting. Are there any side effects?”

“Well, there’s the laughing and enjoyment, which can range from acute to severe, alongside a general feeling of well-being and contentment with the world. Of course, it will also make you want to return to the cinema again and again. Which is not a bad thing, surely.” “Sold. I’ll get myself to Night Cinema for these Vitamin Pills. What do I need?” “That’s the best thing. No prescription required. Just add a dark cinema and all will be well.

There’s not much that good short films can’t cure.”

The Broadcast

Director: W.D. Stevens
Australia
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:05
Greek, English, Korean, Russian

Around the world, six seemingly unconnected people tune in to a secret radio station to receive a coded message.

Open Minded

Director: David Nguyen
Switzerland
Year: 2018
Film duration: 00:04
English

Open Minded is the crazy adventure of a girl who wants to open her mind.

Spaceship (With Green Alien)

Director: Russell Simpson
USA
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:08
English

A woman enters a police station in Yorkshire to report a missing spaceship, but all is not what it seems.

The Gentle Show

Director: Carlos Nahuel Cerutti
USA
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:09
English

Jeremy Sparks and his good friend Sofía clear the air in this long-lost internet show.

Greenkeeper

Director: Lisa Pozo Nunez
Germany
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:03
German, English

Guenther is a greenkeeper in body and soul. Unfortunately, his football club stays far

behind his ambitions. Since they are about to be relegated again, it is on him to save the

honour of his team.

Dead Inside

Director: Ares Ceylan, Chris Schmier
Germany
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:08
German

Anton falls in love with Daniela, but Daniela only has eyes for Christian. Christian is a corpse. Anton doesn't like Christian. He must act now to get Daniela’s attention back.

My Kidney's Gone Now

Director: Isabelle Julien
France
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:08
French

This is the story of two buddies in an ambulance. One of them goes to get a kidney transplant...

White Guys Solve Sexism

Director: Christopher Guerrero
USA
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:07
English

Plagued by nightmares of a broken world, Mike and Clark struggle to cope with their sorrow in a post-Weinstein culture.

Mr. Wishing Well Man has a Toothache

Director: Martin Rehak
Canada
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:05
English

Welcome to Cloudius Cumulus' kingdom! He's busy looking after all that goes on in this magical place, but most notably he's keeping an eye on Mr Wishing Well Man, who's got issues with a tooth that is rotten in more ways than one.

If

Director: Steve Moss
Great Britain
Film duration: 00:07
English

Frank tries to replicate the lost intimacy of his marriage with Cindy, a synthetic pleasure unit. But she has other ideas. Tasked with fleecing clients for as much as she can, he struggles to find the connection he desperately craves.

Sammy The Salmon

Director: Jake Shannon
Australia
Year: 2018
Film duration: 00:07
English

Unable to pluck up the courage to tell his girlfriend he’s gay, Spencer comes across Sammy – a talking salmon who offers to get his love-life back on track.

Mega Sexy Robot Dinosaur

Director: Paul Howard Allen
Great Britain
Year: 2018
Film duration: 00:04
English

It's all about the title.

Jail Lullaby

Director: Jorma Kaulanen
Finland
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:07
Finnish

On a stormy night, three convicts break out of prison. As trouble ensues, their comradery is put to the ultimate test. A successful getaway requires finesse, quick reflexes, and gums of steel.

The Flood Is Coming

Director: Gabriel Böhmer
Great Britain
Year: 2018
Film duration: 00:09
English

A forest hermit tries to preparefor a flood, but he becomes distracted by his noisy neighbour – who happens to be the hermit's left eye. The Flood is Coming explores the growing anxiety about the state of nature and our place in it.

The Distubers

Director: Vermaercke Michael
Belgium
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:02
English

Two people on a date are being disturbed by an unusual enemy.

Desaturated

Director: Marina Stepanska
Ukraine
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:10
Ukrainian

A visual comedy about overcoming cliches in cinema and life. A desaturated girl tries to get her colour back, until she meets someone who changes her view of herself and the world around her.

Sat, November 23, 2019


21:00


Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 9, Tallinn

Screening code: 090601
Screening duration: 01:34

Tue, November 26, 2019


22:00


Elektriteater, Tartu

Screening code: 121804
Screening duration: 01:34

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