16.04. ‐ 21.04.2024
Internationale Kurzfilme

International Short Film Programme

Wissam Charaf, Nosazemen Agbontaen, Rete Poki, Kamal Aljafari, Dwayne LeBlanc, Léo-Antonin Lutinier

Faces, landscapes, cities – words, gestures, conversations: When they become images, they can open up new ways for us to observe, interpret, and put them into perspective. The short films of this program offer us the chance to create unexpected, perplexing, and joyful moments that prompt us to ponder and question them.

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Direction Wissam Charaf, Nosazemen Agbontaen, Rete Poki, Kamal Aljafari, Dwayne LeBlanc, Léo-Antonin Lutinier
Country France, Lebanon, Nigeria, Palestine, USA
Year 2022-2024
Duration 87 min
Language Arabic, English, French


A construction site on the beach of Beirut where everything seems to be going normally. Yet things are not as they seem. Every step of the way, the promises that the construction project represents appear to be a great illusion. And so emerges a bitter parable about a country that has seemingly given up all its confidence.

France/Lebanon 2023, OmeU (Arabic), Director: Wissam Charaf, Length: 20 Min.


Three movements, two people, one mask: a feminist essay that makes use of a historical silent film aesthetic to ask what kind of role we play, which images are we chasing after and which images are we producing ourselves.

Nigeria 2023, without dialogue, Director: Nosazemen Agbontaen, Rete Poki,  Length: 8 Min.


Hardly any other region in the world is as pervaded by history and its conflicting interpretations as the area between the Mediterranean and the Jordan river. In a montage consisting mostly of aerial historical photographs, the conflicts that stem from the appropriation, surveillance, and transformation of this landscape are revealed.

Palestine 2024, without dialogue, Director: Kamal Aljafari, Length: 15 Min.


A young man returns to Los Angeles. He rides his car through the city, picks up his old friends, and embarks on a seemingly aimless journey with them through the urban landscapes. The conversations reveal fragments of a life, of which it is unclear as to whether they could form a coherent whole, and yet each fragment also sheds light on an aspect of human relationships.

USA 2022, OmeU (English), Director: Dwayne LeBlanc, Length: 19 Min.


To say that Antonin goes against the rules of civilized behaviors in society is a major understatement: his demeanor ranges from nonsensical subservience to stoic violence. The director and leading actor Léo-Antonin Lutinier play with the ambivalent nature of these behaviors, which the protagonist must confront throughout the course of the film.

Award winners from our partners at the Festival de Contis.

France 2022, OmeU (French), Director: Léo-Antonin Lutinier, Length: 25 Min. 

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