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SHORTS NEW TALENTS COMPETITION: LIVE ACTION

In a year where it has felt like time has stood still, PÖFF Shorts looks to the future with the New Talents Competition - a category exclusive to student films, presenting the next generation of filmmaking talent and the burgeoning voices of tomorrow.

From relationship dramas to body horrors; dystopian futures to mundane work lives; anger, heartbreak and injustice to humour, beauty and connection.

The programmes on offer are indeed eclectic, but the films that make them all share the trait of being singular, bold stories, told with personality, convention-challenging vigour and a deep sense of humanity coarsing through their veins.

Whilst the world of cinema currently fights daily battles to ensure its survival, these programmes celebrate the work of emerging filmmakers, and hopefully act as a remedy, a reminder and a resounding affirmation that we all have plenty to look forward to.

There's still fight left in us yet.

Malaika Kegode, Varun Raman, Iris Dosen and Lia Katsiantridou

Screenings

Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn, Estonia
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Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
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Films

Baltic Premiere

The Third Person

Local title
Kolmas isik
Director
Pouya Aminpouri
Country
Iran
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

A patient runs away from a mental asylum in Iran’s northern forests, and the units of two nearby police stations look for him on the roads.

Director
Pouya Aminpouri
Runtime
Language
Persian

World Premiere

Spin

Local title
Pöördes
Director
Jorge G. Camarena
Country
USA
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

A woman encounters strange happenings during her routine midnight visit to a laundromat.

Director
Jorge G. Camarena
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

INFRACTION

Local title
RIKKUMINE
Director
Marion Decoste, Mickael Nezreg, Manon Ryckelynck, Maiwen Koskas, Jeremie Hannoah, Florian Morelli, Raphael Halle, Aurelie Vanden Borren
Country
France
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

Amandine, an inflexible traffic warden, takes perverse pleasure in punishing every little infraction by handing out a fine. An unexpected event suddenly disturbs her daily routine.

Director
Marion Decoste, Mickael Nezreg, Manon Ryckelynck, Maiwen Koskas, Jeremie Hannoah, Florian Morelli, Raphael Halle, Aurelie Vanden Borren
Runtime

World Premiere

The Simulation of Being

Local title
Olemise simulatsioon
Original title
Die Simulation des Seins
Director
Stefan M. Bürkner
Country
Germany
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

A country vet is being persuaded by her ex-boyfriend, a cop, to issue a death certificate for a reclusive living painter, who allegedly died from a heart attack while painting his own daughter naked.

Director
Stefan M. Bürkner
Runtime
Language
German

International Premiere

Rock Bottom

Local title
Madalseis
Director
Syver Flem
Country
Norway
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

A satirical short film with a critical view on social structures.

Director
Syver Flem
Runtime
Language
Norwegian

Baltic Premiere

Perfect Body

Local title
Täiuslik ihu
Director
Jessica Pupo
Country
France
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

Bayta is a famous social media influencer. Once the most popular of all, she's falling from grace as opposed to Eva, the first humanoid influencer robot and against herself. She's unable to find pleasure; in her work or with Tom. After touching Eva for the first time, a strange liquid starts oozing from her pores. To her, there’s no doubt: Eva is responsible.

Director
Jessica Pupo
Runtime
Language
French