PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

Shorts Live-Action Competition 3

Programme
SHORTS LIVE-ACTION COMPETITION

While Corona has given the entire human race a kind of collective tunnel vision, the live action competition of PÖFF Shorts in 2020 reminds us that many of the pressing issues of our times are still part of our society’s fabric with little hope of being washed away even with the strongest of disinfectants.

The films on offer here deal with identity, race, sexuality, gender, growing up, growing old, life, love, happiness, sadness and everything in between. Even without social distancing, the films reflect a divided world and people trying to come to terms with their places in a world that seems to change every second.

But while these films deal with troubled times they are suffused with hope for a better future. Not only through their narratives but by the fact that they showcase a myriad of talented filmmakers who will continue to tell important stories that speak to us all.

There is joy and sadness, love and laughter abound within this selection. Come and join in and now that the world is far from lonely.

Laurence Boyce and Tara Karajica

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening071601 / Shorts lühifilmi võistlusprogramm 3
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online
Screening085011 / Shorts lühifilmi võistlusprogramm 3
Screening duration

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Films

Baltic Premiere

3 Minutes of Silence

Local title
3 minutit vaikust
Director
Ben Price
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

Two young girls find hope & friendship in the

most unlikely of places, a Moss Side boxing gym.

Director
Ben Price
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Pilgrims

Local title
Palverändurid
Director
Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari
Country
Turkey
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

A tale of two kids who decide to leave their village without informing their father and go in search of their mother who lives in Istanbul.

Director
Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari
Runtime
Language
Turkish

World Premiere

Man of The Harvest

Local title
Lõikuse mees
Director
Orion Eshel, Luther Clayton
Country
USA
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

Written and directed by two teenagers, this is a story of purity, fickleness, and violence; and how they are all abused in an instant, told through the lens of a friendship between two young boys, and how it is brutally affected by a school shooting.

Director
Orion Eshel, Luther Clayton
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Money Honey

Local title
Magus raha
Director
Issac Knights-Washbourn
Country
New Zealand
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

Two young hustlers discover some money and try to double it in the hope of buying an epic sandwich.

Director
Issac Knights-Washbourn
Runtime
Language
English

The Last Image of Father

Local title
Viimane pilt isast
Original title
Poslednja Slika O Ocu
Director
Stefan Djordjevic
Country
Serbia
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

Dusan and Laza are traveling through Eastern Serbia to Belgrade. Dusan has to find a new home for his son Laza, to whom Dusan is all he has.

Director
Stefan Djordjevic
Runtime
Language
Serbian

Baltic Premiere

Teen Horses

Local title
Teismelised hobused
Director
Valérie Leroy
Country
France
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

After her parent’s divorce, Tania, 14 years old, starts a new life when she arrives during the year in a new French middle school. She has difficulties to face this sudden change, especially because in Finland she was used to follow trainings in a very welded team in a particular sport “hobby horsing”. In France, at school, she brings only the losers’ attention on her: the chubby girl, her spotty friend and a lone and sex maniac boy. And if it was her new team? It’s a story about the oneself’s acceptance and the necessity to learn how to build oneself.

Director
Valérie Leroy
Runtime
Language
French, Finnish