Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action 5

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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
Screening090301 / Shorts New Talents võistlusprogramm: lühifilm 5
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Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening105006 / Shorts New Talents võistlusprogramm: lühifilm 5
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Films

Baltic Premiere

My Dear Corpses

Local title
Mu kallid laibad
Original title
Mu kallid laibad
Director
German Golub
Country
Estonia
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

Unexpectedly evicted from his house, Erki faces a rather difficult task to take care of his lonely mother. He’s forced to agree to become a corpse carrier. But the situation is about to get a whole lot worse, when Erki meets his new colleague for whom it's just another day in the field.

Director
German Golub
Runtime
Language
Russian, Estonian

International Premiere

Wedding Waltz

Local title
Pulmavalss
Original title
Häävalssi
Director
Severi Koivusalo
Country
Finland
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

Short film about a proud dance band drummer who doesn’t know how to tie a tie.

Director
Severi Koivusalo
Runtime
Language
Finnish

International Premiere

Patisotam

Local title
Vastuvoolu
Original title
遠き日の夢
Director
Kio Shijiki (志自岐希生)
Country
Japan
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

After receiving a mysterious phone call, an aging make-up artist’s right-hand stops moving.

Director
Kio Shijiki (志自岐希生)
Runtime
Language
Japanese

Baltic Premiere

Rice & Bread

Local title
Riis ja leib
Director
Greta Griniūtė
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

A monotonous night in a South London takeaway is turned upside down when a delivery driver is reminded of a contentious theory he learnt on YouTube.

Director
Greta Griniūtė
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Carrie

Local title
Carrie
Director
Emma Lindahl
Country
Poland
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

Karolina gets her first big role in the theatre performance ”Carrie". Soon she finds out that she was picked as a replacement for the previous actress who got fired for unknown reasons. The director seems supportive, but with time he starts to use Karolina's insecurities against her to benefit the performance.

Director
Emma Lindahl
Runtime
Language
Polish

Baltic Premiere

The School Bus

Local title
Koolibuss
Original title
Servis
Director
Ramazan Kılıç
Country
Turkey
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

Nebahat, a teacher in her 20s, has just been appointed to a rural village school in Anatolia. She realizes that her students are struggling to arrive at school, hitchhiking tractors, using whatever means they can find. She asks the Ministry of Education for a shuttle, but without a driver, the vehicle is useless. So, she decides to be the bus driver for her students but she does not know how to drive!

Director
Ramazan Kılıç
Runtime
Language
Turkish