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Tuesday, 24 October - Wednesday, 8 November 2023
OFF ON Selection: streaming online

As of 2023, our festival adds the 'OFF ON' selection to the line-up. This special section is available for streaming only. Streaming on from 24 October to 8 November 2023.


Ride (Australia) by Jeno Kim

A woman and a driver share a car ride. Whilst sharing the liminal space, the mysterious pair discover they may be more connected to each other than they realise. 

Running time: 00:07:10

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The boy and the owl (Portugal) by Mário Gajo de Carvalho

A young boy lives his life in a magical way, surrounded by the picturesque atmosphere of his village, in this fable about love and the act of letting go.

Running time: 00:12:00

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When Cicadas Sing (United Kingdom) by Hoching Kwok

A woman packs away her granddaughter’s belongings after her granddaughter became a cicada and flew away one summer’s day. A film of adolescence, acceptance, and love.

Running time: 00:04:43


Rehearsals (Romania) by Ana Maria Vîjdea

Without knowing each other in advance, 8 musicians from around the world spend a couple of days together, improvising and rearranging the music of Maria Tănase, a Romanian cultural icon from the 20th century. Rehearsals is an intimate portrait of the act of coming together and creating music.    

Running time: 00:60:00

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The Bohemian and The Young People (France) by Julie Ducrocq

A cleaning lady warns employees of a company about the choices they make for the future. According the fable "Swallow and the little birds" by Jean de La Fontaine.

Running time: 00:10:00

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Histories of Wolves (Portugal) by Agnes Meng

This film is a collection of stories related with wolf in north Portugal mountains. At one peak among rocky ranges, there is a village called Pitões das Junias. At nightfall hour, shepherds used to gather and tell stories. Myth, death, killings…things might or might not happened but inspired by internal fighting between human and wolf, between us and the wild.

Running time: 00:20:00

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Circus Movements (Portugal) by Lukas Berger, Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Circus culture is a space of diversity, cooperation and integration. A magical space with real people. "Circus Movements" was shot with circus kids from Ethiopia - Liya and Beza, doing the hula hoop; Habtamnesh, doing the aerial hoop; and the Beniyam, only 5 years old, performing acrobatics. Collectively, they are great circus artists performing in the magnificent landscapes of Ethiopia.

Running time: 00:15:00

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Higher Grounds (United States) by Joe Kramer

On the fateful day intelligent life arrives to destroy Earth, one slacker alien gets sidetracked when he’s smitten with a bitter barista. Suddenly, our survival depends on whether this space-schmuck can get her number, before his plucky partner blows us sky high.

Running time: 00:16:59


Death and the Musician (France) by Julie Ducrocq

A depressed musician attracts death to himself who arrives in his apartment in the form of a delivery girl.

Running time: 00:09:23

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