GRAZ SHORT FILM NIGHT 2013
FilmZentrum Im RechbauerKino
18_00 >>> 20_00 ZOOM ISRAEL
20_00 >>> 22_00 BALKAN FILM BAZAAR_balkan_edition_01
18_00 >>> 20_00 ZOOM AUSTRIA_Oliver Ressler in Focus
20_00 >>> 22_00 DOKUBAZAAR_documentary mix
22_00 >>> 24_00 BALKAN FILM BAZAAR_balkan_edition_02
18_00 >>> 20_00
Gan de LANGE_12min_2011_english subtitles
A little boy enters the woods, there he tries to create a world of his own, but nature has its own roles.
Ruthy PRIBAR_23min_2012_english subtitles
Seventeen-year-old Tal finds the mobile phone of her older sister who died six months ago. In a fit of curiosity she starts dialing the last numbers on the phone's memory, trying to grasp more details about her beloved sister's last day.
I am a Desert
Neta BRAUN_14min_2010_english subtitles
A woman drives to a nowhere place. Her man is in the trunk. Between reality and illusion, a story of blurred consciousness unfolds. Loneliness. Dependency. Hatred. Love. Mostly love.
Lera MISHIROVA_5min_2010_english subtitles
In a desolate bar at the end of the world, a place nobody ever reaches, a barmen and a waitress play "Battleship". The game goes on in unchanging routine, out of boredom and without attributing any importance to the result. But in another reality, a reality which does not include the bar, the progress of the game has fateful result of which the barmen and the waitress are unaware. The repetitive formula is broken when a fugitive from the "real world" suddenly arrives at the remote bar.
Yarden KARMIN_16min_2010_english subtitles
A day before his wedding, Shai visits Tamar, his ex-girlfriend, for a tempestuous encounter prior to becoming established. Tamar leaves him a hickey, entangling the situation.
Nir PHILOSOF_6min_2011_english subtitles
Is it possible to walk through life, believing you only have one single persona? Is it possible to be real and genuine all the time and at all cost? And is there such a thing as “Real”? An old lady is forced to leave her comfort house to buy a new milk carton at the near grocery store. On her way there and back, she comes across a bunch of odd and colorful characters that push her to face her environment and, above all, herself. A short movie that wonders about the human soul, self-reflection and denial.
A Wonderful Day
Ariel WEISBROD & Yossi MEIRI_24min_2011_english subtitles
Before moving to
, Shachar plans to propose
marriage to his girlfriend, hoping that she will accompany him. His
grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, will stop at nothing to prevent him from
going to Germany .
The conflict between the grandmother and her grandson becomes inevitable. Germany
Catherine the Great
Anna KUNTSMAN_5min_2011_english subtitles
Catherine, a young woman from
, answers an appealing Want
ad that calls for work overseas. She receives a plane ticket and arrives in Moldova , landing
in Tel Aviv without the slightest notion about the cruelty that awaits her. Israel
20_00 >>> 22_00
BALKAN FILM BAZAAR01
THE FIRST LADY OF DUBRAVA
barbara vekaric_20min_2011_CROATIA_fiction_english subtitles
Amra is an attractive and talented teenager living in the outskirts of
whose dirty rap
made her quite popular in the neighborhood. Dina is her chubby, clumsy and
spoiled younger sister who suffers from asthma and often feigns or exaggerates
her illness to drive her older sister up the wall. Amra and her “manager” plan
to shoot a hot music video for her big break-through hit to be “Girl from da
hood”, but she learns last minute that she’s to babysit Dina instead, while her
parents go Bosnia. Not willing to sacrifice her “big chance”, Amra takes Dina
along and puts her life at risk. Zagreb
THE SOUND AT THE WINDOW
nursel dogan_20min_2012_TURKEY_fiction_english subtitles
Gülizar had to move from her small village to the big city. She can’t speak any language except her native language is Kurdish. Everything is very different for her including the culture, language in the big metropolis
She has to face a lot of challenges even she couldn’t speak with a doctor,
which is one of the most basic rights. Istanbul
yildiray yildirim_8min_2012_TURKEY_fiction_english subtitles
In 1982 during the martial law, people in a cafeteria watch porno. Two military posts enter the cafeteria. The story is absolutely different than it seems.
thelyia petraki_18min_2012_GREECE_fiction_english subtitles
Pray describes that moment in life when someone realizes the world is far from perfect. The story is about a girl who's been sentenced by the court of law to be buried alive, but no one around her seems to care.
YOU LOOK GREAT WHEN I AM FUCKED UP
luka bursac_26min_2012_SERBIA_fiction_english subtitles
Sale is angry young man who goes to his brother 18th birthday. This night will change his life in coming of age drama about fears, idols and love...
18_00 >>> 20_00
IN FOCUS – Oliver Ressler
The Bull Laid Bear_24min_2012_english subtitles
The Bull Laid Bear is structured around a series of interviews with US economists and activists including: William K. Black, a white-collar criminologist; Yves Smith, the author of the blog Naked Capitalism; Tiffiniy Cheng, campaign coordinator for A New Way Forward; and Gerald Epstein co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute in
. The material gathered from
these four interviewees has been blended with hand drawn animations to create a
quasi-fictitious criminal world of gangster bankers and corrupt courts. Amherst,
The Fittest Survive_23min_2006_english subtitles
The video “The Fittest Survive” is based on filming the five-day course “Surviving Hostile Regions” done in January 2006 in
by the AKE Group. The course instructors are British ex-special force soldiers.
The participants are businessmen who are preparing for business in Great Britain
and other dangerous regions, government officials and mainstream journalists
who, with their dishonest discourse of democracy and human rights, help to
legitimise and secure the ideology of market-economics expansion. Iraq
The film Robbery links the looting during the social unrest in
in August 2011 with the looting of state coffers to save the banks and the
economy done by the governments of many countries since 2008. This looting
enabled banks to be saved and managers and stockholders to be paid dividends
and bonuses; however, the states’ bailouts caused increased budget deficits and
resulted in austerity measures for the 99% – which contributes to increased social
inequality. The looting of shops by impoverished working class youth (nighttime
robbery) is therefore causally connected with the looting of state coffers and
the dismantling of social security systems by the ruling elites (daytime
The Plundering_40min_2013_english subtitles
The film The Plundering focuses on four cases of aggressive, state-property privatization policies in
Through interviews, it discusses the privatization of the water system in Tbilisi Tbilisi and of ’s
popular market, the Dezerter Bazaar. A newly emerging movement prevented
the attempted sell-off of the National Scientific Library, and the destruction
and conversion of the historical Tbilisi Gudiashvili
Square in ’s
city center into a shopping mall. Tbilisi
Socialism Failed, Capitalism is Bankrupt. What comes Next?_19min_2010_english subtitles
The film “Socialism Failed, Capitalism is Bankrupt. What comes Next?” was recorded in Armenian in summer 2010 in
bazaar, called “ ”.
Every day more than 1000 people try to survive as traders in the “ Bangladesh ”
bazaar, where an average vendor does not earn more than 100 to 250 Euros per
month. In the film, the market’s traders talk about their struggles to survive
during crises in a post-socialist state that closed most Soviet-era factories
and dissolved social safety nets. Bangladesh
20_00 >>> 22_00
kuba lubniewski&mikolaj molenda_2012_poland/mexico_33min_english subtitles
Two young surf dudes from
- Kuba Łubniewski and Mikołaj Molenda - made this splish-splash documentary in 's
Puerto Escondido. The film follows four fellow surfers as they grace the
waves and maneuver their way through the coast's surf culture. Mexico
diana aszyk_2012_poland/ukraine_17min_english subtitles
A poetic tale of living on the lake of one Ukrainian family, for which the lake has throughout generations been the focal point of life.
PLEASE, LOVE ME
maja brnusakova_2012_slovakia_19min_english subtitles
The story about one young woman who didn’t get love in her childhood. Now she has been looking for a big love on all wrong places and destroying her own life.
FOR BREAD, FREEDOM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
vincent forster_2013_germany/egypt_41min_english subtitles
Alexandria and Cairo between December 2011 and July 2012, between the first free Parliamentary and Presidential Elections as well as the first anniversary of the revolution. But even one year after the subversion of Hosni Mubarak nothing has really changed and prospects for the future - depending on the point of view - are rather bleak, too. Six people with different social backgrounds talk about their experiences, fears, wishes, dreams and the relationship with their motherland.
22_00 >>> 24_00
BALKAN FILM BAZAAR02
FIBONACCI BREAD_danijel zezelj_8min_2012_CROATIA_animation_english subtitles
Fibo the baker makes bread and rolls every night, and in the morning, he rides his bicycle through the labyrinth of the city to take them to his customers. During an afternoon nap, a dream reveals to him the geometrical golden rule behind the pattern of his daily routine. This discovery leads to the encounter with the city's secret and most unusual visitor...
SON OF SATAN_marko djeska_10min_2012_CROATIA_animation_english subtitles
A benign demon deeply disapointed with his life in hell and drunkard father one day decides to leave his home...
WHY ELEPHANTS?_marko mestrovic_8min_2012_CROATIA_animation_english subtitles
Character is trying to give an answer on a simple question. He is wondering through the labyrinth of intuitive visions. In some way this question determines his life. His answer is again the same...Do we have answers on important questions at all?
MEAT_ivan mirko senjanovic_8min_2012_CROATIA_animation_english subtitles
Short story about meat...
DEAR KENO_natko stipanicev_6min_2012_CROATIA_animation_english subtitles
A young, innocent country girl comes to big city for work. There she meets charming, older business man and their lives intertwine.
THE TALE OF THE WALL INHABITANTS_andrej boka_16min_2012_SERBIA_fiction_english subtitles
The conflict between door and windows is threatening to escalate.
LECEDRA_jivko darakchiev_30min_2012_BULGARIA/FRANCE_documentary/experiment_english subtitles
An intimate portrait of a village in the Bulgarian Balkans which is progressively invaded by foreign elements. We share a meal, revive an old cinema house, and intrude on the privacy of several animals. The spaces encountered become a visual playground where unexpected relationships are created and a new topology is established.
ONE_matija radeljak_15min_2011_CROATIA_fiction_english subtitles
She reached the botton. He is about to...
LEADER_gabriel tzafka_27min_2011_SERBIA/GREECE_fiction_english subtitles
Boris is a twelve year old boy who lives with his grandparent in
They both earn their living by playing music on trains. One night an unknown
woman appears out of nowhere claiming she is Boris's mother. Since he moved to Serbia five years later his
way of life has radically changed, likewise himself. Athens
GRAZ SHORT FILM NIGHT 2013
FilmZentrum Im RechbauerKino