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Films are shown with the original audio and English subtitles (without Ukrainian subtitles).

Nothing but a short film will show you the truth. The truth, that might not satisfy all those sponsors, customers, politicians, focus groups, producers, big studios, your mom or friends on Facebook.
The festival cannot stand aside from social and political turmoil that are observed all over the world. Refugee crisis, wars and permanent conflicts are reflected in the programm which is called 'Over the Border'.

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Scaffold

Kazik Radwanski

Canada / 2017, 14 min

 

Recent immigrants to Canada, working on scaffolding break the routine of their job by observing the people in the the neighbourhood from a unique, precarious and ephemeral vantage point.

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A DROWNING MAN

Mahdi FLEIFEL

Denmark, UK, Grece / 2017, 15 min

 

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

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Life Cycles

Ross Hogg

UK / 2017, 5 min

 

Media war reports alternate with everyday situations to reveal the connection between monotony, attention and distraction.

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Reber Dosky

Netherlands / 2017, 15 min

 

Filmed during the battle of Kobani, this film reveals the women at the heart of the fight against IS. With stoical perseverance and the aid of American airstrikes, these women are leading the fight for freedom.


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It's Just a Gun

Brian Robau

USA / 2017, 14 min

 

Imagine in the life time of a gun all the hands it passes through. It's Just A Gun is just one chapter in that story. When a young boy named Gabe finds a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, it will set in motion a series of events that will change him forever.

GIRL FACT - A teenage guide to survive sex slavery

Maël G. Lagadec

Belgium / 2017, 17 min

 

In the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, rape is used as a “weapon of war” for more than 15 years. Martha writes a teenage girl’s guide to surviving sex.