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9-MONTH CONTRACT

forum project

CHANGE

9-MONTH CONTRACT

As an orphan, for Jana, motherhood has always been priceless. When years later, she is raising a kid, single and homeless, Jana becomes a surrogate to offer her daughter the life she never had. Nine months and 14,000 USD. Is it that simple and priceless?

Ketevan Vashagashvili / 1991 Productions / Georgia

A FOX UNDER A PINK MOON

forum project

CINEMA

A FOX UNDER A PINK MOON

When the world is struggling against Covid-19, the Taliban and ISIS, and all the borders are closed to emigrants, Soraya, a 18-year-old sculptor and painter from Afghanistan starts her journey to illegally immigrate and join her mother in Austria.

Mehrdad Oskouei / Oskouei Films / Iran

BLUEBERRY DREAMS

forum project

CHANGE

BLUEBERRY DREAMS

In Samegrelo, a Georgian region bordering the de facto state Abkhazia, tensions have been maintained since the 1992 conflict. A family has staked its future on cultivating a blueberry field, but their young sons have dreams beyond this uncertain land.

Elene Mikaberidze / Parachute Films / Georgia, France

BODY PARTS

forum project

CINEMA

BODY PARTS

Body Parts explores the making of American 'sex' scenes, revealing movie magic processes and exploring the toll on those involved. What if women speak up, shed light, and demand an entertainment industry that takes its responsibility to heart?

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan / Chuparosa Films / United States

BREAKING SOCIAL

forum project

F:ACT

BREAKING SOCIAL

The social contract: the rules we follow - and some don’t. Breaking Social uncovers the pattern of corruption and kleptocracy erasing the social tissue, followed by social uprisings. In Chile a new turn is taken, with young women in the lead.

Fredrik Gertten / WG Film AB / Sweden

CELLULOID DREAMS

forum project

FICTIONONFICTION

CELLULOID DREAMS

A projected image, a video, a glimpse on a small screen, a window to another world or to a better life. Five different parts of the world, five staggering stories of courage and wonder, show us how movies can change us and sometimes, the world.

Ilinca Calugareanu / Vernon Films / United Kingdom, Germany

CLIMATE IN THERAPY

forum project

SCIENCE

CLIMATE IN THERAPY

What will happen if a group of climate scientists, who usually don’t allow themselves to express their emotions about climate change, get a chance to process their feelings in group therapy?

Nathan Grossman / B-Reel Films / Sweden

COPA '71

forum project

CINEMA

COPA '71

Mexico ’71: international teams join forces for a sell-out Women’s World Cup. Unauthorised & unapproved, Copa ’71 is one of the most groundbreaking moments in footballing history but you’ve probably never heard of it, erased from the books until now.

Rachel Ramsay, James Erskine / New Black Films / United Kingdom

EVER SINCE I KNEW MYSELF

forum project

CHANGE

EVER SINCE I KNEW MYSELF

I, the daughter of a Georgian tiger mother, travel around classrooms and observe children to help portray my childhood. I juxtapose these images with my mother's letters, reflecting her attempt to transform me from a restive child into a model citizen.

Maka Gogaladze / Formo Production / Georgia

GIRLS OF TOMORROW

forum project

CINEMA

GIRLS OF TOMORROW

Anta, Evy, Lila and Talia were 20 in 2015 and studied at all-female Barnard College in New York. 2015 - 2045: 30 years and 3 films to see how they will shape the world from the inside out, becoming women on a fast changing planet.

Nora Philippe / Point du Jour - Les films du balibari / France

HOLLYWOOD GATE

forum project

F:ACT

HOLLYWOOD GATE

Confidential.

Ibrahim Mohamed / Jouzour Film Production / Germany

HOMEMADE MULBERRY VODKA

forum project

CHANGE

HOMEMADE MULBERRY VODKA

A filmmaker and a soldier, who both experienced the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, set off on a road trip to overcome their survivor’s guilt. They are returning to the war-torn areas in search of a renewed, mulberry-infused taste of life.

Anzhela Frangyan / DoKino / Armenia, France

ILOVERUSS

forum project

ART

ILOVERUSS

20 years ago a Hollywood extra met a budding filmmaker. She honed her directorial skills and he practised lines. Years later, a film which was never supposed to be had already been shot. Neither reality nor fiction, but both at the same time.

Tova Mozard / Picky Pictures / Sweden

LIVING AGAINST THE ODDS

forum project

CHANGE

LIVING AGAINST THE ODDS

Susanna is the director of the Art School of Togh, a village occupied during the 2020 war opposing Armenia to Azerbaijan. Supported by the faculty, she tries to bring education back in the midst of a fragile peace.

Mariam Ohanyan / Liza Production / Armenia

LOOK INTO MY EYES

forum project

CINEMA

LOOK INTO MY EYES

Look Into My Eyes is a poetic exploration of the oldest and most popular form of therapy: psychic readings. Intimate sessions with psychics and clients from diverse backgrounds interweave to paint a kaleidoscopic portrait of anxiety and hope.

Lana Wilson / Drifting Cloud Productions / United States

MEGAHEARTZ

forum project

FICTIONONFICTION

MEGAHEARTZ

Megaheartz is a hybrid documentary about 5 women who want to start over. The film begins with an acutely real escape from a destructive boyfriend and continues in a flow of fantasies and fragments of love, pain and desire.

Emily Norling / Story AB / Sweden

NASRIN'S VOICE

forum project

WIP

NASRIN'S VOICE

Kurdish child bride Nasrin becomes independent in Finland against her husband’s will. The punishment is harsh. But Nasrin doesn’t give up. She wants to win the battle for her rights.

Kaisa Rastimo / Image Club Oy / Finland

PIK-NIK

forum project

PIK-NIK

Through a series of cinematic tableau vivant Pik-Nik documents the annual theatrical spectacle of picnic culture of East Indian winters, providing new visions of the complex shifting environmental, social and political realities of present-day India.

Arko Datto / Good Kids / Hungary, India, United Kingdom

PORTRAIT OF A CONFUSED FATHER

forum project

CINEMA

PORTRAIT OF A CONFUSED FATHER

A macho middle-aged control freak of a father is trying to connect with his uncontrollable wild son. It does not go according to plan.

Gunnar Hall Jensen / UpNorth Film / Norway, France

PROJECT X [wt]

forum project

WIP

PROJECT X [wt]

A political thriller that reveals the race to bring about the Armageddon prophecy.

Tonje Hessen Schei / UpNorth Film / Norway, Germany, Sweden, Finland

QUEENDOM

forum project

CINEMA

QUEENDOM

Young queer artist Gena is redefining beauty by turning her childhood traumas into mesmerising and fearless performances that become more political and dangerous as she fights for the right to be herself in a deeply conservative Russian society.

Agniia Galdanova / Sopka Films / Russia

RESORTS

forum project

WIP

RESORTS

At the south tip of Gran Canaria, the sun is always shining. Resorts warmly captures the easy and complicated lives, of 6 tourists that never left their holiday.

Mette Carla Albrechtsen / Bullitt Film ApS / Denmark, Sweden

SILENT FLOOD

forum project

CHANGE

SILENT FLOOD

A moving story about a closed religious community in Ukraine living away from the modern world and in harmony with nature. Their society is divided between those who respect its traditions and those facing its limits and questioning this way of life.

Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuck / Tabor / Ukraine

SINK OR $WIM

forum project

F:ACT

SINK OR $WIM

While world leaders debate how to stop climate change, the world’s wealthiest are amassing and hoarding the proverbial high ground as the waters rise. And a growing legion of corporations, high-stakes gamblers and entrepreneurs are cashing in.

Carl Deal, Tia Lessin / Elsewhere Films / United States

SO CALLED SISTERHOOD [wt]

forum project

F:ACT

SO CALLED SISTERHOOD [wt]

Margot, Łania and Lu fight as a queer collective against oppressive norms in today’s Poland. The courageous women succeed in bringing about positive change, but the attention to their actions has a price.

Hanka Nobis / First Hand Films / Switzerland, Poland

STAYERS

forum project

WIP

STAYERS

A tight-knit crabbing community in the U.S. fights to rescue their island from the sea. Despite not believing in man-made climate change, they engage in conversations with three climate activist filmmakers. Can they traverse the oceans between them?

Hannah Jayanti, Julia Dahr, Julie Lunde Lillesæter / Differ Media / Norway, United States

THE END OF QUIET

forum project

CINEMA

THE END OF QUIET

In a remote, isolated area, one of the largest telescopes on earth is used to unlock the mysteries of the universe, while the locals live without cell phones and WiFi, cutting themselves off from the world.

Mikael Lypinski, Kasper Bisgaard / Sonntag Pictures / Denmark

THE FAKE WILL

forum project

WIP

THE FAKE WILL

Confidential.

Christian Sønderby Jepsen / Moving Documentary / Denmark

THE FIRST PLANTATION

forum project

F:ACT

THE FIRST PLANTATION

Outcry erupts when Barbados’ Drax Hall, the oldest continuously-operated sugar plantation in the Americas, is inherited by one of Britain’s wealthiest politicians, a descendant from the slave master who first built it.

Jason Fitzroy Jeffers / Gusto Moving Pictures / United States

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

forum project

ART

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

When Jesus returns as a Congolese plantation worker, the question arises who will be crucified: Jesus or the producers of the film?

Renzo Martens / Topkapi Films / Netherlands, Denmark, Germany

THE GREAT ART $WINDLE [wt]

forum project

F:ACT

THE GREAT ART $WINDLE [wt]

A Swiss art dealer and a Russian Oligarch caught in a web of secrets, lies and mad money. The inside story of an international billion dollar game where power is the ultimate currency.

Andreas Dalsgaard / Elk Film / Denmark, France

THE HUMAN RACE

forum project

SCIENCE

THE HUMAN RACE

In his relentless attempt to build a library of the complete genetic blueprint of the human race, a famous professor gets swirled into the political, ethical and existential tangle his work creates.

Simon Lec / Move Copenhagen / Denmark

THE HUMAN SURGE 3

forum project

ART

THE HUMAN SURGE 3

Different groups of people wander in a rainy, windy, dark world. They spend time together, trying to get away from their depressing jobs, meandering constantly towards a disturbing surreal queer fantasy.

Eduardo Williams / UN PUMA CINE / Argentina, Portugal, China, France

THE LAST NOMADS

forum project

CINEMA

THE LAST NOMADS

A tumultuous family drama unfolds as Gara (59) and Nada (13) defend their land set to become a military polygon, revealing layers of complexity that bond mother and daughter. The story of violence against women echoes in the violence against nature.

Biljana Tutorov, Petar Glomazić / Wake Up Films Les Films de l'oeil sauvage / Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Belgium, France

THE MEN IN GRAY

forum project

FICTIONONFICTION

THE MEN IN GRAY

The 1970s children’s fantasy novel Momo - about a little girl who prevents the theft of human time, will be adapted as a documentary exploring contemporary acceleration of social time, and how it affects people’s lives, culture and politics.

Ra'anan Alexandrowicz / Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion / United States, Germany

THE TOTAL TRUST [wt]

forum project

F:ACT

THE TOTAL TRUST [wt]

By exploring the relationship between the watched and the watching, our film uncovers the trauma and hope engendered by an all-surveilling state and lends a voice to those that stand in resilient defiance of such blatant abuse of power.

Jialing Zhang / Filmtank GmbH / Germany, Netherlands

THE WHALE MYSTERY

forum project

SCIENCE

THE WHALE MYSTERY

Why do thousands of whales commit collective suicide every year? A deep-sea diver thinks he has the answer.

Klaus Thymann / Wingman Media / Denmark, Norway, Iceland

THE WIFE OF

forum project

CHANGE

THE WIFE OF

An act of resistance itself, this film tells the story of three courageous women, their fight to free their husbands from jail and their country from a brutal dictatorship.

Volia Chajkouskaya / Allfilm / Estonia, France, United States

UNCONVENTIONAL GARDENERS

forum project

UNCONVENTIONAL GARDENERS

In an ancient valley devastated by a hurricane caused by climate change, a scientist listens carefully to the 'genius loci' of the wounded forest, in search of a close encounter between humans and trees. Will intelligence of plants change our future?

Alessandro Bernard, Paolo Ceretto / Zenit Arti Audiovisive / Italy

UNTITLED MISTRESS DISPELLER PROJECT

forum project

UNTITLED MISTRESS DISPELLER PROJECT

Teacher Wang works as a 'mistress dispeller' in China, hired to break up affairs by any means necessary. Through one of her cases, we explore the ways class, capital, and culture collide to shape romantic relationships in contemporary China.

Elizabeth Lo / After Argos Films, LLC / United States, China

VINTERSAGA

forum project

VINTERSAGA

Vintersaga, is a song-structured homage to the Swedish melancholy. Through 24 stanzas the film observes a mosaic of situations and individuals, each with their own doubts, memories and dreams, shaping a picture of a land tinged by the bitter cold wind.

Carl Olsson / Ginestra Film / Sweden

WHITEWASH

forum project

F:ACT

WHITEWASH

Illegal funds travelling from Russia through Estonia into every corner of the world. Whitewash is the inside story of the gigantic money laundering case of Danske and other Nordic banks.

Andrei Nekrasov / Piraya Film AS / Norway

WOMEN OF MY LIFE

forum project

CINEMA

WOMEN OF MY LIFE

Born in the home of a Baghdad midwife, actor/director Zahraa witnessed violence against women from early on. Now she’s pointing the camera in search for a lost girl and to confront lifelong shame and fear alongside three exceptional women in her life.

Zahraa Ghandour / Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion / Iraq, Switzerland

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