In a football metaphor about KISFF, the Festival Hits program is the Champions League. We have prepared a star selection for the best films that took the first awards at the most honorable world festivals. Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Sundance, and prizes of a number of leading film events is another proof of the championship of the Festival Hits program.
Canada / 2018, 16 min
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer...
Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Switzerland / 2018, 10 min
Under the spell of mass entertainment at high sea.
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
France / 2018, 11 min
Online players describe their struggles with "swatting", a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. The events take shape through youtube videos and wireframe images from a video game.
Freedom of Movement
Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani
Germany, Italy / 2018, 30 min
Evoking the Olympic marathon from Rome 1960, in which the Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila conquered the African continent’s first gold medal, running barefoot and becoming a sporting legend and a symbol of the Africa that was freeing itself of colonialism, Fischer & el Sani have recontextualised amidst Rome’s controversial rationalist architecture, a new race involving refugees and immigrants staking a claim to their freedom of movement.
Fischer & el Sani are examining the complexity of ideological, political and architectural implications of Bikila‘s 1960‘s Olympic gold medal run to this day.
Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year
Greece / 2018, 23 min
New Year's eve dawns in a moon-kissed car, and Sofia has a dream that she tells no-one.