PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action 3

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

Some people take the term ‘New Talents’ to indicate a certain lack of experience and competence. That the movies in the New Talents Live Action competition are somehow less refined and polished than others. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those in the know are aware that the term ‘New Talents’ means films with a freshness of vision, a precocious grasp of the language of cinema and a bold authorial voice which will resonate throughout the realms of the film industry over the years to come.

The filmmakers here explore many facets of the modern age – amongst them parenthood, the environment and capitalism – and do so in a way that reminds us of the tremendous power of short films. That despite relatively short running times, they tell us so much about human nature and the state of the world in which we live today.

With all the filmmakers in the selection having a commanding grasp of how to use the short form, the New Talents Live Action competition of 2021 becomes a rollercoaster ride of exhilarating storytelling and a collection of stunning filmmakers who everyone should keep an eye on as their rare talents develop even further as time goes on.

Screenings

Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza
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Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningShorts New Talents võistlusprogramm: lühifilm 3
Trailer

Films

Baltic premiere

Neon Phantom

Local title
Neoonfantoom
Title in Russian
Неоновый фантом
Original title
Fantasma Neon
Director
Leonardo Martinelli
Country
Brazil
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

João is a delivery man who dreams of having a motorcycle. He was told that everything would be like a musical film.

Director
Leonardo Martinelli
Runtime
Language
Portuguese
Subtitles
English

World premiere

The Common Order

Local title
Kord
Title in Russian
Распорядок
Original title
Die Allgemeine Ordnung
Director
Ben Voit
Country
Germany
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

If I'd come with you that night, would you still be there? An explosion. Protests get out of control. A boy disappears beneath the city's streets. When he closes his eyes, everything starts all over again. Caught between resistance and resignation. An immersion into a head in disorder.

Director
Ben Voit
Runtime
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Home Is Where The Scars Are From

Local title
Kodu on seal, kust pärinevad meie armid
Title in Russian
Дом там, где мы заработали шрамы
Director
Mathias Seebacher
Country
Austria
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

Andi, in his mid-30ies, is occuping buildings out of political motivation. One night, his sister Saskia and her 4-year old son Levi seek refuge in the occupied house. The following days Andi takes care of his nephew which brings to light some undigested past. Andi, his sister and Levi bond in this unusual setting.

Director
Mathias Seebacher
Runtime
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Push Pins

Local title
Knopkad
Title in Russian
Кнопки
Director
Lisa Sallustio
Country
France
Year
2020
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

Berlioz is a young, overqualified man who can't find a job. In order to avoid being struck off the unemployment register, he accepts an offer of a highly responsible job removing all the push pins from the wall of an empty building.

Director
Lisa Sallustio
Runtime
Language
French
Subtitles
English