Rebels With Their Shorts II

Programme
REBELS WITH A CAUSE
Genre
/mängufilm/

he very best works of art push boundaries. They dare us to think about the world in which we live. They challenge our traditional views. They show us that there are more things in heaven and Earth.

The shorts in the Rebels With A Cause programme embody these ideals with their bold and provocative techniques. But while these films often revel in the surrealistic, it is perhaps appropriate – in a time in which the real world often seems to be nonsensical – that they deal with many important and pressing issues of the day such as sexuality, BLM, gender and politics.

These films will take part in Rebels With A Cause, a competition section of the Black Nights Film Festival dedicated to films that defy the traditional modes of filmmaking. The selection provides a mixture of new filmmakers who will lead the way in cinema over the coming years and more established talents.

Each short will be eligible for the honorific prize of Best Rebels Short chosen by the Rebels With A Cause jury members.

Screenings

Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn, Estonia
Screening140301 / Lühikesed mässajad II
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening155004 / Lühikesed mässajad II
Screening duration

Films

Baltic Premiere

Passage

Local title
Passaaž
Director
Ann Oren
Country
Germany
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

A foley artist creates sounds for a film starring a dressage horse and dissolves into his own imitation. Shot on 16mm film, PASSAGE winks at Eadweard Muybridge’s pre-cinematic experiments with horses.

Director
Ann Oren
Runtime

World Premiere

30 Days of Shoegazing

Local title
30 päeva kinganinade vahtimist
Original title
30 Days of Shoegazing
Director
Pei-Hsin Cho
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2019

Introversion and shyness are gifts, embracing them is a skill to learn. 30 Gifs are conveying the tactile of ordinary emotions of being an introvert, based on my own experience.

Director
Pei-Hsin Cho
Runtime

World Premiere

Stories Keep Me Awake At Night

Local title
Lood, mis mind öösiti üleval hoiavad
Director
Jérémy Van Der Haegen
Country
Belgium
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

"Are you a girl or a boy?" the psychologist asks the child. The film is the portrait of day-to-day childhood. A village, a family, a little boy who likes to wear dresses, the return of the wolf and everyday life, ordinary, banal. These elements are used to tell of hidden desires."Dream of beautiful things", says the mother, to lull the child to sleep.

Director
Jérémy Van Der Haegen
Runtime
Language
French

World Premiere

Not Black Enough

Local title
Mitte piisavalt must
Director
Jermaine Manigault
Country
USA
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

A young African-American male struggling to find his identity within the Black community meets a persuasive relic of the past.

Director
Jermaine Manigault
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Spotted Yellow

Local title
Kollane laik
Director
Baran Sarmad
Country
Iran
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

Roya, a young girl with a yellow spot on her face, suddenly feels the signs of a real giraffe in her life and that starts changing her life.

Director
Baran Sarmad
Runtime
Language
Persian