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Ammunition Hill
Competition Programme-Student Film
Ammunition Hill
Lapid's contribution to FOOTSTEPS IN JERUSALEM follows a group of 12-year-old students on a disconcerting field trip to a national memorial site, where they are given uniforms and machine guns to re-enact a bloody battle between Israelis and Jordanians during the Six-Day War. Read more
As up to now
Competition Programme-Student Film
As up to now
Hope is what moves us forward. All the characters in this film – the main character Margit, and her daughter Judit – become entangled in a hope-giving lie. Margit suffers from a serious skin cancer, but Judit arranges treatment for her. Margit goes to her treatments alone, her life become more active, and her relationship to her daughter seems to improve. Read more
Broken Things
Competition Programme-Student Film
Broken Things
A lonely young child grows up in an isolated family, delving into her inner fantasy world. The adults around her do nothing to resolve the unbearable life they are living; everybody is resigned to their fate. The mother hides behind her cigarette smoke, the grandmother is covered with her plants, and the little girl tries to alleviate her depressing circumstances with her imagination. But as she dives deeper and deeper into herself, she realises that everything that surrounds her is part of her life, and that she cannot escape or hide. Read more
Competition Student 1
Competition Programme-Student Film
Competition Student 1
Competition Student 2
Competition Programme-Student Film
Competition Student 2
Competition Student 3
Competition Programme-Student Film
Competition Student 3
Day Release
Competition Programme-Student Film
Day Release
On her son's birthday, 25-year-old single mother Kathi receives day release from prison and finds her three-year-old, who is living with Kathi’s unstable mother, in terrible circumstances. Kathi is forced to find a way to enable a better future for her toddler, while she is confronted with her past– and time is against her, as she has to be back in prison by 6pm. Read more
Earth, on Hold
Competition Programme-Student Film
Earth, on Hold
Can is in his early twenties, and adulthood doesn’t seem to agree with him. He is having a hard time keeping up with all the rumbling and mumbling. His family is disconnected, a job interview goes badly, and a friend serves him drugged macaroni. Lost, lonely and confused, he seeks contact from an imaginary girlfriend. Read more
Elephant's Graveyard
Competition Programme-Student Film
Elephant's Graveyard
Zvonimir is in a hurry; Branka, however, is not – she would prefer to stay home. Zvonimir is persistent – although at times it seems that he too is unsure of what to do. They both know that they will have no way to return once they depart. Read more
Emile's Girlfriend
Competition Programme-Student Film
Emile's Girlfriend
Yoav is beside himself over the weakening of his relationship with Émile, his friend from France. When Delphine, Émile’s girlfriend, comes to Israel for a visit, she will get a glimpse of the belligerence of contemporary Israeli society, while Yoav will keep trying to speak to Émile over the phone. Read more
Favourites
Competition Programme-Student Film
Favourites
After falling out with her mother, rebellious Sofia wants to hitchhike to Italy in search of her biological father. When she meets middle-aged Michael, who reluctantly agrees to give her a lift, the strangers develop an unlikely friendship on their shared journey through the south of Austria. Michael, too, seems to be on the run from something intangible. Sofia senses this, and together they drift through a day of driving. A brief encounter suspended in time. But what is their destination? Read more
God the Mother
Competition Programme-Student Film
God the Mother
After an encounter with an Asian missionary who preaches about God the Mother, Mihai reconsiders the nature of his mother’s late pregnancy. Read more