Croatia, United States
Director: Iva Radivojevic
Producers: Vilka Alfier & Madeleine Molyneaux
Production Company: ivaasks Films, Picture Palace Pictures
Aleph is a creative documentary using elements of narrative fiction to explore the lives of 10 people in 10 countries. Structured as a cinematic ‘exquisite corpse’, these collective stories lead to what Borges called ‘the unimaginable universe”.
AS FAR AS WE COULD GET
Director: Iván Argote
Producers: Anna Lena Vaney & Florence Cohen
Production Company: Anna Lena Films
As Far As We Could Get creates a poetical, historical and political parallel in between two exact antipode cities, Neiva in Colombia, and Palembang in Indonesia. Two antipodes who discuss and wonder what history, power and life mean today.
CLIMB INTO MY SKIN (WALK AROUND IN ME)
Director/Producer: Phillip Warnell
Producer: Laura Coxson
Production Company: Big Other Films
The film will explore the screen chemistry of bodies with that elusive quality… Believability. Collaborating with a street casting director on a New York based search for six characters, we will make a crime drama with no resolution.
Director: Ursula Mayer
Producer: Jacqui Davies
Production Company: PRIMITIVE FILM
Can we access the memories of our ancestors through our DNA? In a fight for survival and reinvention, a pair of unlikely transgender friends are drawn into a world where past present and future merge and they must undergo the ultimate transformation.
HOW TO ROB BANKS FOR DUMMIES
Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin
Producer: Beth Earl
Production Company: Third Party Films
After several bank robberies carried out in the name of art (and money), former MIT professor and cult figure in the art world, Joseph Gibbons, leaves prison and tries to go straight for the very first time.
I CALL MYSELF DESIRE WITH FAST WINGS
Director/Producer: Narimane Mari
Producer: Olivier Boischot
Production Company: Centrale Electrique
The phantasmagorical imagination of desire and its simple and crude sexual materiality.
Not as a response to moral or social order, but as an innocent vital necessity.
JOURNEY TO UTOPIA
Director: Erlend Eirik Mo
Producer: Lise Lense-Møller
Production Company: Magic Hour Films, Mosaikk Film
The Mo family leaves their home for an energy-neutral, politically correct, organic village. This Utopia may be the answer to the global climate crisis, but is it a sustainable choice for six headstrong individuals with each their dreams and values?
Director: Teresa Griffiths
Producers: Rachel Hooper & Angus Macqueen
Production Company: Erica Starling Productions
Vogue model, muse, fearless war photographer: Lee Miller had many lives. She broke moulds, broke shocking truths about humanity and many hearts. Built on images of Lee and by Lee, the film explores a pioneering female artist who defied expectations.
Directors/Producers: Shosh Shlam & Hilla Medalia
Production Company: Medalia Productions, Shlam Productions
Leftover Women is how the Chinese describe educated women in their mid-20s who are still single. With extraordinary access, the film follows three remarkable women on a quest to find Mr. Right before they turn 27, when society deems them Shengnu.
Serbia, Afghanistan, United States
Director: Hassan Fazili
Producer: Emelie Mahdavian
Production Company: Old Chilly Pictures LLC
Midnight Traveler follows a family of Afghan filmmakers on the run from the Taliban. Told from refugee-Director Hassan Fazili’s unique first-person perspective, their story provides unprecedented access to the complex refugee encounter with the West.
Director: Ola Waagen
Producers: Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Torstein Grude, Peter Engel & Margarete Jangård
Production Company: Piraya Film AS
Piraya 2013-6 is a hard-hitting, yet existential, documentary film that will challenge our moral and ethical boundaries. What do we allow ourselves to do towards the weakest members of our society? And what do these actions reveal about ourselves?
Director: Tova Mozard
Producer: Andreas Nordström
Production Company: Hjärta Nikki AB
The town seems a bit desolate, the psychic temples and storefronts with a luring promise. A voiceover describing a young women life and characteristics. Is it liberating or hurtful having someone tell you your story without any claim of reality?
Director: Fredrik Gertten
Producer: Margarete Jangård & Jamie Kastner
Production Company: WG Film
Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities globally. Longtime residents pushed out. Gentrification, or a different kind of monster? Housing as a place to park money. Push is a global drama told through local stories. Mindblowing, absurd and inspirational.
Director: Sierra Pettengill
Producers: Jamila Wignot & Sara Archambault
Production Company: The Canal & The Gallery
Riotsville, USA is an archival documentary about the US Army’s response to the riots of the late 1960’s: take a military base, build a mock inner-city set, cast soldiers to play rioters, burn the place down, and film it all.
Director: Guy Davidi
Producer: Kirstine Barfoed & Sigrid Dyekjær
Production Company: Danish Documentary
What does it mean to grow up in a place that forces you to go against your values? Militaries first function is a violent one, regardless of what you believe it’s aimed for.
SINGAPORE IN AFRICA
Director: Camilla Nielsson
Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen
Production Company: Final Cut For Real
Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame has a dream. He wants to transform the small central African country into Africa’s Singapore. Many African presidents probably share this dream, but the difference is, that Kagame is well on his way to make it a reality.
THE CHOCOLATE WAR
Director: Miki Mistrati
Producer: Helle Faber
Production Company: Made in Copenhagen
What happens when one ordinary man chooses to stand up against the biggest food company in the world? After a decade-long fight, the final battle begins…
THE COST OF PROHIBITION
Directors: Fritz Ofner & Eva Hausberger
Producer: Fritz Ofner
Production Company: Friedrich Ofner Filmproduktion
California, Colorado, Canada and Uruguay have legalized Cannabis for recreational use. Nevertheless, and just outside the European Union, a war is being waged against one of the oldest cultural plants known to humanity: Hemp.
THE DEVIL’S ROPE
Directors/Producers: Florian Weigensamer & Christian Krönes
Producer: Roland Schrotthofer
Production Company: Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion GmbH
Barbed wire came to have a decisive influence on the run of history over the last 130
years and is today as evident as ever. The Devil’s Rope revolves around places
and people who have been cut and shaped by one of the barbed wire´s basic
functions: Confinement, exclusion, division and overcoming.
THE GOLD MACHINE
United Kingdom, Italy
Director: Grant Gee
Producer: Janine Marmot
Production Company: Hot Property Films Ltd
A visionary exploration of one of the most influential writers of recent times, Iain Sinclair. The parallel journeys of father & daughter to Peru in the footsteps of a colonialist ancestor, produce an original meditation on history, fate & family.
THE GREENER GRASS
Directors: Peter Mettler & Stephanie Barbey
Producer: Isabella Salas
Production Company: Grimthorpe Film Inc.
“The grass is always greener on the other side”, suggests both our better nature as well as our darker impulses. Inspired by a chain of characters seeking ever-greater horizons, we plunge into a flow of human yearning and aspiration.
THE HOTTEST AUGUST
Canada, United States
Director: Brett Story
Producers: Danielle Varga & Brett Story
Production Company: The Hottest August LLC
A film about climate change, disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety, The Hottest August offers a window into the collective conscious of the present.
THE MISSING FILMS
Directors: Tómas Gislason & Jacob Thuesen
Producer: Sigrid Dyekjær
Production Company: Danish Documentary
Making film wears down director Lars von Trier, but he is not able to live without them. In The Missing Films, this Danish auteur’s all-consuming love affection for film is portrayed. Now he is standing at a cross-road. While film as we know it is dying.
Sweden, Denmark, Belgium
Director: Anna Eborn
Producers: David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski, Katja Adomeit & Hanne Phylpo
Production Companies: Momento Film, Adomeit Film, Clin d’Oeuil Films
Set in the self-proclaimed state of Transnistria a group of 16-year-olds search for friendship among each other when society has turned its back on them. Lingering in the background is the online Blue Whale Game, triggering people to commit suicide.
Director: Phie Ambo
Producer: Malene Flindt Pedersen
Production Company: Viola-Lucia Film
What happens, if you let a group of children loose on an empty construction site in Copenhagen and ask them to build a new society from scratch? Will they get along or rip each other’s heads off? Can they organise themselves into a community or will they form rival gangs?
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Director: Nick Aldridge
Producer: Kate Vogel
Production Company: Gramafilm
I am an atheist who has just spent the last 15 months getting access to God. What We Believe gets under the skin of a religious organisation, Hillsong, that is trying to become a movement. The film will follow the organisation as it expands and recruits young people in schools and on the streets.