The ancient knowledge of indigenous peoples challenges high-tech science in a near-cosmic tale from a South African desert where the world's largest radio telescope is being built with antennae aimed at the far corners of the universe.
Dane Dodds / Denmark, South Africa / 2023 / 89 min / World Premiere
AUM: The Cult at the End of the World
The incredible story of how a harmless yoga school turned into a Buddhist death cult that launched a terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway is a disturbingly universal journey into a closed world of radicalisation and extremism.
Ben Braun, Chiaki Yanagimoto / United States / 2023 / 106 min / International Premiere
Density of Emptiness
An analysis of space in the city of Tehran from the perspective of some of the cities’ vulnerable women.
Shirin Barghnavard, Shirin Barghnavard / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 19 min / World Premiere
Feminism for beginners - and for everyone else who needs to shake up their habitual thinking! A lively discussion club of a film that tests the many theories in practice through social experiments and performative interventions.
Katharina Mückstein / Austria / 2023 / 90 min / World Premiere
Great are the Eyes of a dead Father
Loss and longing in a sensual tale of nostalgia for a place you've never really been to.
Afsaneh Salari / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 29 min / World Premiere
Hollow is an essayistic observation of life and death framed by a panopticon.
Mohammadreza Farzad / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 15 min / World Premiere
How to Carry Water
This punk rock fairytale doubles as a portrait of Shoog McDaniel — a fat, queer, and disabled photographer working in and around northern Florida’s vast network of freshwater springs, the state’s source of precious drinking water.
Sasha Wortzel / United States / 2023 / 15 min / World Premiere
Inventing Truth - The Relotius Affair
The story of one of the biggest media scandals of our time is an epic thriller about deception and psychological manipulation in a world where integrity and credibility are everything - but where the art of telling a good story sometimes weighs heaviest.
Daniel Andreas Sager / Germany / 2023 / 93 min / World Premiere
The post-industrial suburbs of Paris provide an atmospheric setting for a short film about a community of refugees outside the city.
Pooya Abbasian, Pooya Abbasian / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 25 min / World Premiere
‘MnM’ is an exuberant portrait of chosen sisters Mermaid and Milan, two emerging runway divasin the drag ballroom community.
Twiggy Pucci Garçon / United States / 2023 / 15 min / World Premiere
Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV
The first major film about the visionary video artist and conceptualist Nam June Paik is a compelling story of a completely unpredictable creative being who has never been more relevant than in our own media-saturated moment.
Amanda Kim / United States, Republic of Korea (South Korea) / 2023 / 107 min / International Premiere
A City constantly threatened by war in a never-ending nightmare.
Mina Keshavarz / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 13 min / World Premiere
The global plastic crisis is dismantled and reassembled in a well-researched, cinematic film that not only points to the problems, but also to possible solutions. Probably the most important climate film of the year, with an attentive eye on greenwashing and climate racism.
Isa Willinger / Germany / 2023 / 100 min / World Premiere
Shadowless - In Transit
A dreamy and enigmatic film about facing your own shadow and stare back at it through the viewfinder of a camera.
Azin Feizabadi / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 25 min / World Premiere
The Arc of Oblivion
A filmmaker builds his own ark to protect his memories from the ravages of time in a rambunctious, thought-provoking and entertaining essay that tackles grand topics like memory and impermanence with great wit and care.
Ian Cheney / United States / 2023 / 94 min / International Premiere
The Deepest Breath
Two of the world's best free divers find the love of their lives in each other, but risk everything in the depths of the ocean. A dizzying epic that surges with adrenaline and big emotions.
Laura McGann / United Kingdom, Ireland / 2023 / 108 min / International Premiere
The Last Rider
The incredible story of cyclist Greg LeMond, who returned from the brink of death with a bullet hole in his stomach to haunt the Tour de France. A thrilling epic about one of the greatest and most inspiring comebacks in sporting history.
Alex Holmes / United Kingdom / 2022 / 96 min / European Premiere
The Man Who Stole the Scream
The true story about the master thief who stole Edvard Munch's iconic painting 'The Scream' - told by himself! A witty and wildly entertaining film about boyhood dreams, lost friendships and one of the world's most famous works of art.
Sunshine Jackson, Nigel Levy / United Kingdom / 2023 / 92 min / World Premiere
Blending personal interviews with dramatized genre recreations, ‘The Script’ explores the complicated relationship between trans and nonbinary communities and medical providers regarding gender affirming care.
Brit Fryer, Noah Schamus / United States / 2023 / 15 min / World Premiere
The story of the eco-activist who started the clothing brand North Face and spent all his money saving Chile's wildlife, told by his life partner and the directors of 'Free Solo’.
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin / United States / 2023 / 93 min / International Premiere