Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action 1

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

Screenings

4th Lux Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
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Q&A duration
Screening duration

Films

International premiere

Aphonia

Local title
Afoonia
Title in Russian
Aphonia
Original title
Afonia
Director
Marta Z. Nowak
Country
Poland
Year
2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

A new boy arrives at a boarding school for deaf children. He does not speak, he cannot sign, and there is no contact with him. A deaf girl helps him find his way into the new world. They make a bond but soon it turns out that the boy doesn't fit in here either.

The film features deaf and hard-of-hearing children

Director
Marta Z. Nowak
Runtime

International premiere

The End of The End of The World

Local title
Maailmalõpu lõpp
Title in Russian
The End of The End of The World
Original title
Das ende vom ende der welt
Director
Meike Wüstenberg
Country
Austria
Year
2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

High-school students Mia and Esther are obsessed with columbine-shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. They share the shooter´s hatred against their own social environment and are determined to commit a school shooting themselves. The two outlaws have planned out every detail in their fantasies and train shooting in an abandoned quarry. Mia is struggling to hide her doubts, but will she stand tall before her friend?

Director
Meike Wüstenberg
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Animal Behaviour

Local title
Etoloogia
Title in Russian
Animal Behaviour
Original title
Animal Behaviour
Director
Adrian Delcan
Country
USA
Year
2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

A skilled wildlife foley artist has his methods challenged by a newcomer with an innate understanding of animal behavior.

Director
Adrian Delcan
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Tropicalia

Local title
Tropicalia
Title in Russian
Tropicalia
Original title
Tropicalia
Director
Rodney Llaverías
Country
Dominican Republic
Year
2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

An aging hermit frees herself from the care-taking of her ailing mother when a strange and wounded dog appears in her home, demanding all of her attention.

Director
Rodney Llaverías
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Bunny Ears

Local title
Jänkukõrvad
Title in Russian
Bunny Ears
Original title
August und die Hasenohren
Director
Alexandra Kurt
Country
Germany
Year
2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

August meets Juli on the internet. Sounds normal? No, because August wears bunny ears. Juli doesn't. Things get even more twisted when the mother, with bunny ears, suddenly stands in the door.

Director
Alexandra Kurt
Runtime