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The competition for debut and emerging filmmakers from the international scene. Meet them at the premieres of their films!
The Pawnshop

The Pawnshop

Black docu-comedy from the largest pawn shop in Poland. Times are tough, bankruptcy looms, but then the two choleric proprietors get a bright idea. A hilarious, heartwarming film.

Łukasz Kowalski / Poland / 2022 / 81 min
An Eternity of You and Me

An Eternity of You and Me

A touching and humorous tale of gender roles and two people's struggle to fulfil their dream of having a child - with the director herself in the female lead.

Sanne This / Denmark / 2022 / 75 min
Kash Kash - Without Feathers We Can't Live

Kash Kash - Without Feathers We Can't Live

A vital, cinematic snapshot of Lebanon and its chaotic state, where the flat rooftops high above the city streets become a hopeful haven for people practising the ritualistic pigeon sport Kash Hamam.

Lea Najjar / Germany, Lebanon, Qatar / 2022 / 90 min
Moosa Lane

Moosa Lane

A personal family epic, where Danish-Pakistani director Anita Mathal Hopland looks back at the history of her two families over 15 years in Karachi and Copenhagen.

Anita Hopland / Pakistan, Denmark, Norway / 2022 / 85 min
No Place For You in Our Town

No Place For You in Our Town

The hard life of a hardcore football hooligan in a Bulgarian mining town where operations have long since shut down and the future looks bleak. But is there another side to his tough and violent facade?

Nikolay Stefanov / Bulgaria / 2022 / 85 min
Riotsville, USA

Riotsville, USA

Welcome to Riotsville, a fictional town built by the US military in the 1960s. In an archival collage of upsetting and absurd clips, a history of racism and rebellion in contemporary America is drawn.

Sierra Pettengill / United States / 2022 / 90 min
Sami’s Odysseys

Sami’s Odysseys

In Ethiopia's labyrinthine capital, a recluse sits translating Greek and Roman myths on an ancient laptop as cosmic chaos presses in on him. A true bibliophile's gem of a film.

Robin Dimet / France / 2022 / 70 min
Nothing Compares

Nothing Compares

'I didn't want to be a pop star, I just wanted to scream'. Sinéad O'Connor's artistic breakthrough in the '90s has political resonance today as much as ever, as the iconic singer shines as a true pioneer.

Kathryn Ferguson / United Kingdom, Ireland / 2022 / 97 min
Sportcast 2

Sportcast 2

Set to images of an old football match between Malmö and Helsingborg, Swedish artist Sara Sjölin tells the tragicomic story of a failed and destructive relationship with an ex-boyfriend.

Sara Sjölin / Sweden, Denmark / 2022 / 110 min
We Met in Virtual Reality

We Met in Virtual Reality

Welcome to an ultra-artificial fantasy world, but one where both people and emotions are real. A social free space in a visually stunning film shot entirely in a VR universe during the pandemic.

Joe Hunting / United Kingdom / 2022 / 91 min