PÖFF : BNFF

Vitamins

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

It’s time once again to open that childproof cap, upend that bottle and take your Vitamins. After all, we need to keep everything in top working order to enjoy life, don’t we? And best of all, you don’t even need a doctor to write you a prescription.

This year’s Vitamins are the usual healthy dose of funny, silly and thought provoking shorts that pack a lot of goodness into a comparatively brief running time. As always we’ll be running the range of moods throughout the programme. While a sense of fun and the ridiculous run through most of the films on offer, there are also more reflective and low key pieces which explore the world today.

If you’re feeling down and low – and let’s face it, many of us have resembled that remark over the past couple of years – then the Vitamins will be there to help perk you up.

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening111601 / Vitamiinilaks
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningVitamiinilaks

Films

Baltic premiere

The Last Maslow's Day

Local title
Maslow viimane päev
Title in Russian
The Last Maslow's Day
Original title
Le Dernier Jour De Maslow
Director
Laurent Paillot
Country
France
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

The factory has closed. The machines have gone elsewhere. The chimney no longer smokes. Yet, every day, a man goes to work. Tirelessly. But in these huge empty workshops, the last day of this model worker arrives.

Director
Laurent Paillot
Runtime
Language
French

Baltic premiere

Ostrich Theory

Local title
Jaanalinnuteooria
Title in Russian
Ostrich Theory
Director
Simon Ellis
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Something is coming. Nobody cares. A pre-pandemic harbinger of public indifference to troubled times, digitally depopulating and re-orchestrating documentary footage frame-by-frame.

Director
Simon Ellis
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Benztown

Local title
Benztown
Title in Russian
Benztown
Director
Gottfried Mentor
Country
Germany
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A town is driven mad. The city of Stuttgart fights back with heavy action against its traffic chaos. With far reaching consequences. Other cities might follow the signal...

Director
Gottfried Mentor
Runtime
Trailer

International premiere

Neighbor

Local title
Naabrid
Title in Russian
Neighbor
Original title
Naapurit
Director
Lauri Haukkamaa
Country
Finland
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Two neighbors find themselves in the middle of disagreement over an unwanted visitor.

Director
Lauri Haukkamaa
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Only for the Illuminated

Local title
Ainult valgustatuile
Title in Russian
Only for the Illuminated
Director
Prakhar Shukla, Shayan Shukla
Country
Denmark
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

An experimental dark comedy, explores some deep rooted issues of technology in the 21st century within an engaging genre setting, tackling some abstract ideas.

Director
Prakhar Shukla, Shayan Shukla
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic premiere

Face Down In The Back Of A Car

Local title
Näoli kaubiku tagaistmel
Title in Russian
Face Down In The Back Of A Car
Director
Sion Thomas
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

It is an ancient cinematic trope: a man is kidnapped, thrown into the back of a car, and led away to a violent end. This film portrays the emptiness of aggressive projected masculinity - the neuroses that propel it, and the shallow depths that lie behind it.

Director
Sion Thomas
Runtime
Language
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

O sole moje

Local title
O sole moje
Title in Russian
O sole moje
Director
Jure Dostal
Country
Slovenia
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Long married couple lives in the old red Škoda on the top of the hill. They live happily till one day, out of the blue, a blue Škoda passes. This is when the man finds out they are not synchronised anymore.

Director
Jure Dostal
Runtime

International premiere

Second Wedding

Local title
Teine pulm
Title in Russian
Second Wedding
Director
Taylor Olson
Country
Canada
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Two single-parent divorcees try their hand at getting married - again. They have no idea how wrong they're doing it.

Director
Taylor Olson
Runtime
Language
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Danzamatta

Local title
Danzamatta
Title in Russian
Danzamatta
Director
Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola
Country
Switzerland
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

The morning after a wild party, David and Oscar discover that their roommate Robin is still dancing. What the heck is going on?

Director
Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola
Runtime
Language
German, English

Baltic premiere

The Offer

Local title
Pakkumine
Title in Russian
The Offer
Director
Jaume Maneja Ossó
Country
Spain
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Gabriel gets home the next day after a long party night. When he reaches the living room, his parents are waiting for him in order to tell him one decision: they've changed him for another son.

Director
Jaume Maneja Ossó
Runtime
Language
Spanish

Baltic premiere

Inconvenience Store

Local title
Tarbetu pood
Title in Russian
Inconvenience Store
Director
Danny Coolahan
Country
Australia
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A man attempts to rob a convenience store but gets a little more than he bargained for...

Director
Danny Coolahan
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic premiere

Birdie

Local title
Linnuke
Title in Russian
Birdie
Director
Alexandre Lefebvre
Country
Canada
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

During his golf game, Marcel finally gathers his courage and invites Joanne, the 9 th hole canteen chef, on a romantic date. Far from thinking that his action would create this kind of shockwave. 18 holes. 431 miles. 2 golf bags. 1 reunited love.

Director
Alexandre Lefebvre
Runtime
Language
French
Trailer