Pressure Drop (IC3)


WED 23/10 AT 17:00 REGINA
FRI 25/10 AT 15:00 SLOTTS


An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal?

SWITZERLAND 2019. Animation. 9 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT/PRODUCTION/ANIMATION: Michael Frei. Michael Frei, b 1987, is an award-winning filmmaker and artist based in Zürich. He studied animation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and at the Estonian Academy of Art in Tallinn. He recently co-founded Playables, a production company for peculiar projects based in Zürich. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Plug & Play (2013, screened at Uppsala), Not About Us (2011)


The film is an emotional and detached journey full of unanswered questions. Julia dissociates herself from her environment after an identity crisis that leads her down a path to regard life with a newfound hope of finding herself along the way.

ARGENTINA 2018. Fiction. 17 min. DIRECTION: Delfina Gavaldá, Carmen Rivoira PRODUCTION: Abril Lucini, Josefina Alen SCRIPT: Delfina Gavaldá, Carmen Rivoira, Florencia Bianco PHOTOGRAPHY: Wei sung Chang. Delfina Gavaldá, b 1991 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, studied music production at the Escuela de Música de Buenos Aires. With a focus on the audiovisual field, she works with dance and photography and is currently completing an image and sound design degree at the University of Buenos Aires. Carmen Rivoira, b 1993 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is currently studying image and sound design at the University of Buenos Aires. She has worked as a production designer and filmmaker since 2017, making music videos and fashion films. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Coronados (2017)


Nader is used to getting slapped in the face, but refuses to give up on love. The problem is, he is unaware of the punches he throws himself.

NORWAY 2018. Fiction. 3 min. DIRECTION/PRODUCTION/SCRIPT/PHOTOGRAPHY: The Sporadic Film Collective. The Sporadic Film Collective consists of 15 members, where most of the professional film disciplines are represented. They work collectively and do not wish to credit individuals in their productions. The collective pays its tribute to the power of the moment and work with a small crew and short production periods. The Sporadic Film Collective has a special focus screening and a masterclass at this year’s festival. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Nord (2019), Forest Blossom (2019), Frieri (2018), Møtes i døra (2017), Som Familie (2016), En uke, to uker, en måned (2016), Oslos Rose (2015)


Reeling from environmental catastrophe, national governments are unable to cope with the devastation and an emergency session of the African Union is called. By an overwhelming majority the AU decides to create a federation of African States. The new state is called Grand Afrique. The first major initiative to revive the climate is the instituting of an annual cull of four million men.

BOTSWANA/ZIMBABWE 2019. Fiction. 14 min. DIRECTION/PRODUCTION/SCRIPT: Joseph A. Adesunloye. Joseph A. Adesunloye is an award-winning British-Nigerian film director & screenwriter. He graduated with a Masters of Arts in English Literature and Film Studies from the University of Aberdeen. He was nominated for the BFI IWC Schaffhausen Filmmakers Bursary Award at the 60th BFI London Film Festival for his debut feature film White Colour Black. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: 46 (2017), Beyond Plain Sight (2014), Tangle (2013), Labalaba, He’ll Return (2012), Shadowed (2007)


The caretaker exhausted by everything, his frustrated wife, and one totally depressed deer. Their mutual despair leads them to absurd events, because… shit happens all the time.

CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAK REPUBLIC/FRANCE 2019. Animation. 13 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Michaela Mihályi, David Štumpf PRODUCTION: Peter Badac, Alexandra Hroncová, Patrick Hernandez ANIMATION: David Štumpf. Michaela Mihályi, b 1991, is currently studying Animation at FAMU in Prague. She previously studied Animation at VŠMU in Bratislava. David Štumpf, b 1991 finished his BA studies at VŠMU in Bratislava. David is now living in Prague where he is finishing his MA degree at FAMU.


Buildings are not supposed to move. But on Avenida Libertador 2050, a building moves and the ceiling shivers, causing a strange nausea that devours its residents. Those who live on the top are afraid they’ll fall–the ones who live beneath are afraid they’ll drown.

FRANCE/GREECE 2019. Fiction. 39 min. DIRECTION: Konstantina Kotzamani PRODUCTION: Emmanuel Chaumet, Maria Drandaki. Konstantina Kotzamani was born and raised in Greece. She graduated from the Film Department of Fine Arts of Thessaloniki after completing her degree in Pharmacy. Her short films have premiered in major festivals and received numerous international awards. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Yellow Fieber (2015, screened at Uppsala), Washingtonia (2014, screened at Uppsala), Morning Prayers (2013), Arundel (2012), Zodiac (2012), Pigs (2011)


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