Festival "HERO"

Festival Films 2022

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COMPETITION OF FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILMS:

  • Out of Coverage (dir. Anna Kurbatova, Russia, 2021, 90 min., 12+)
Vanya is sixteen. He spends every summer in the countryside with his childhood friends Masha and Kirill. But this summer promises to be completely unusual. The guys decide to give up mobile phones and find themselves in the real world, which promises many exciting adventures, experiences, and first true love.
  • Call me Blackbird (dir. Pavel Mirzoev, Russia, 2020, 94 min., 12+)
This is a teenage love story set against the backdrop of a family drama. The plot of the film is based on the acquisition of the main character — the fourteen-year-old Kostya, his voice, his own “I”. The parents' divorce inflicted serious trauma on the boy, although both parents love their son and are trying to find a common language with him. They are looking for contact with Kostya and eventually they will find it, overcoming all the difficulties.
  • The blue girl. Football on the Peak dir. Keivan Majidi, Iran, 2020, 84 min., 0+)
In a remote village between the rocky mountains in Kurdistan, everyone is in love with football, but there is no plain field to play the game. The children decide to climb up the mountain in order to find somewhere to play the game…
  • Young Warriors (dir. Bárbara Cariry, Brazil, 2020, 74 min., 0+)
Cosme e Maria, with their son Benedito and nephews Matheuzinho and Bruna, go on a journey from the coastline till Barbalha city, in order to pay a promise on the Pau da Bandeira feast. The trip is full of discoveries of landscapes and histories. The three children felt the enchantment e affectivity after this beautiful adventure, Bruna, Matheuzinho and Benedito will always be great friends.
  • Neighbours (dir. Mano Khalil, Switzerland, Kurdistan, Syria, 2021, 124 min., 12+)
1980s Border Syrian village. Little Sero goes to school for the first time, where he suddenly encounters anti-Jewish propaganda. The lessons cause bewilderment in the boy, because his old neighbors and friends are the sweetest Jewish family. A kind lyrical comedy proving that even in dark times one can find a piece of light, that even the simplest and most insignificant things can give real happiness, and that friendship can change the world for the better.
  • Beach dream (dir. Arash Sajadi Hosseini, Iran, 2021, 93 min., 12+)
Amin's grandmother is ill, and his uncle, who owns a beach motel with several foreign engineers, asks Amin to take care of the motel for only two days so that he can visit her before his mother dies. And this is the beginning of physical, mental and spiritual maturity for Amin.
  • Shambala (dir. Artykpai Suyundukov, Kyrgyzstan, 2021, 93 min., 12+)
Based on the novella The White Ship, by Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov, Shambala tells the story of a lonely, impressionable, seven-year-old boy who lives in a protected forest, high in the mountains, with his grandfather, step-grandmother, auntie and uncle. He spends his time exploring and listening to legends from his grandfather, in particular tales about the sacred Mother Deer. The world of myths and folklore eventually conflict with the harsh reality of the world of adults, who are faced with their own personal problems and dilemmas.
  • Africa (dir. Daria Binevskaya, Russia, 2021, 54 min., 12+)
The year 1943. On the outskirts of the besieged Leningrad, in a deserted village, live three children and their mother, who is too weak to go to the forest in search of food. One day, the sons go on the road alone and find themselves in front of a choice — to save a starving family or a dog they found on the battlefield.
  • Only, I am normal (dir. Anton Bogdanov, Russia, 2021, 96 min., 12+)
A real battle royal has played out in the summer camp: the group of disabled kids clashed with unexpected guests, the gang of hooligans. And only saving that camp from demolition, conceived by its head and the mayor for profit, can reconcile the warring parties.

COMPETITION OF SHORT FEATURE FILMS

  • Giovanni (dir. Marco Di Gerlando, Ludovica Gibelli, Italy, 2021, 5 min., 12+)
Giovanni is a 6 year old boy, he is going to the park with his mom. He sits on a bench and starts playing with his doll, next to him there is a gentleman who does not seem to like what he is doing ...
  • Salvador Dali (dir. Eldiar Madakim, Kyrgyzstan, 2021, 19 min., 12+)
Every day a little Orozbek has to walk long distances and a river crossing to get to school. Because that's where he has a chance to get closer to his dream.
  • Poropopo - The Short Movie (dir. Luís Igreja, Brazil, 2021, 15 min., 0+)
Poropopo family decides to leave the circus behind and try a new life in a big city. Always dressed up in their clown costumes, Migue, Domytilla, baby Bolota and Tony, our hero, will face a lot of trouble to adapt themselves to urban life and bring back to the big city a little bit of circus'; fantasy aura.
  • Zezinho's Dream (dir. Edmundo Lacerda, Brazil, 2021, 20 min., 0+)
Driven by the dream of becoming a filmmaker, a boy from the suburbs invents his way of making cinema.
  • Robots and Daisies (dir. Viola Folador, Italy, 2021, 15 min., 0+)
Milo is 8 years old, has a robot named Zero, the big dream of building a time machine and a dilemma: he doesn't know how to tell his best friends, Nina and Ben, that he will be moving to the city in a week. The bittersweet taste of a last summer spent together tells us, through the games of the three children and their imaginary Alter Egos (A time traveler, an intergalactic spy and a seller of books and buttons), the value of friendship, the importance of making choices and growing up.
  • Things to tell you before a tunnel (dir. Nacho Ros Bernal, Spain, 2022, 15 min., 12+)
Lía is 10 years old. She is going to lose her vision. She wears it naturally, because she is a girl. But her father is invaded by fear and she only thinks about what she will lose; he wants to prepare her for when she enters that dark tunnel
  • Etude (dir. Mumin Latifi, Tajikistan, 2021, 16 min., 12+)
Etude, the short film, narrates a decisive episode from the life of Zafar, a boy of 10 years old. Coming from a family of hereditary musicians, Zafar resists practicing music and instead prefers street football with his peers. There is a problem of fathers and sons who do not want to live in accordance with the profession passed through generations in the heart of the film conflict. Zafar strives to gain his freedom of choice.
  • I like Spiderman, so what? (dir. Federico Micali, Italy, 2021, 9 min., 0+)
Cloe is a six years old girl with a great passion: Spiderman! For her first school day she chooses the schoolbag of her favourite superhero. However, the discovery of Cloe’s school (and world) stops at a question: Why can’t the girls have a favourite superhero? Why, when she shows her new backpack, all the people, even the vendor say "it is for boys"? Cloe’s trip begins here: from the discovery of the existence of two universes, one for boys and one for girls. A division which starts from the outfits and toys to the commercials images, until the words used in the daily common language. Actually, the world which Cloe’s tells, from her perspective, seems very strange!
  • Zero Gravity (dir. Ivan Sosnin, Rossia, 2021, 25 min., 6+)
Sasha is an ordinary boy whose life is not much different from the everyday life of an average schoolboy. Sasha's parents are divorced, they put their personal ambitions above the interests of their son. Due to lack of attention, Sasha becomes introverted. Everything changes when Sasha meets a new friend after school, a strange janitor in a pilot's jumpsuit.
  • Hot stone (dir. Lolita Naranovich, Russia, 2022, 17 min., 6+)
Ivashka steals apples from a state garden. An old garden keeper, who walks with a limp, catches him red-handed, but lets him go without saying anything. In the forest, Ivashka finds a magic stone which can make you young again. The boy wants to use the stone to repay the keeper for all his kindness.
  • Georgy (dir. Maxim Pinchuk, Russia, 2021, 13 min., 12+)
Georgy, an impressionable seven-year-old boy dreams of going to a secret lake, about which his older brother Artem told him. But Artem is not up to Georgy – he has his first date with Tanya today. Artem is fond of magic tricks, he has a rich imagination and he is always ready to cheat or lie to achieve what he wants.
  • Not Ivan or how to summon a hero (dir. Denis Shabliy, Russia, 2021, 24 min., 12+)
A Mari teenager with an unusual name Yivan turns to the national hero Onar for help to defeat hooligans in a new city school. However, help comes from where Yivan does not expect at all.
  • A Toi (dir. Nour Azar Chami, Lebanon, 2021, 11 min., 0+)
The story is about a 12 years old boy having a spiritual relationship with his dead grandpa the relationship starts to evolve during the storyline.
  • Can I help you? (dir. Bianca Jaeger Montobbio, Luxembourg, 2021, 6 min., 12+)
Is short drama, which disguises itself as a prepubescent coming-of-age story in one key scene. Mara is 11 years old and her body has started changing. Since the death of her mother, she’s been lacking a female trusted guidance. Sadly, it is not possible for her to share this moment, where she gets her first bra. On top of that, Mara is too embarrassed to confide in her father. Not only does she have to dare to go in alone in the store, but also she is confronted with her mother’s absence – literally. Life goes on, even after her mother’s death. And something as simple as buying a needed bra becomes symbolic for Mara’s growth and new found independence.

COMPETITION OF FULL-LENGTH ANIMATED FILMS

  • Stars of the seventh sky (dir. Elena Turova, Belarus, 2020, 72 min., 6+)
A misfortune came all of a sudden to a happy planet. People ceased to see the stars and became selfish and cruel. Only children hoped to change the world for the better. A boy Sasha and his brave friends, Cat Murmot and Doll Ellya, went to a magical journey to the Seventh Heaven to save the fairies and bring them the magical candlestick. The fairies can work wonders, but only those who are kind, courageous and can dream will be able to reach them, because dangerous enemies, temptations, await the dreamers on their way: Idleness, Laziness, Conceit, Greed, Impudence and Cowardice...
  • Koschey: The Everlasting Story (dir. Andrey Kolpin, Russia, 2021, 90 min., 6+)
Humans and fabulous creatures lived together in ancient times, until White Shadow, a ruthless monster capable of destroying the whole world, came to the Kingdom of Wonder. Just one hero can stop the beast. The man is young, strong and handsome, besides, he rides a bike ... His name is Koshchey.
  • Secret Magic Control Agency (dir. Aleksey Cicilin, Russia, 2021, 104 min., 6+)
The Secret Magic Control Agency sends its two best agents, Hansel & Gretel, to fight against the witch of the Gingerbread House. They must use magic, clever thinking and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king.
  • Horse Julius on the Throne and Three Heroes (реж. Darina Shmidt, Konstantin Feoktistov, Russia, 2021, 75 min., 6+
New comic adventures of Three Heroes, animation fantasy franchise that has been leading Russian theatre box-office each holiday season for 17 years! When Julius the Horse magically swaps bodies with Prince of Kiev everything turns upside down. Eventually Yaga the Witch discovered her lucky chance for revenge and only Three Heroes can save the homeland.
  • Finnick (dir. Denis Chernov, Russia, 2022, 85 min., 6+)
You might have never heard of it but there is a finn living in every house. Finns are furry little creatures; they are invisible to the human eye and take care of our homes in secret. One particular finn, Finnick, is kind and fun as an average house-elf would be. But at times he can be moody and a little destructive. Constantly teasing residents of his house, Finnick makes sure that no family stays in his domain for long. It all changes when new residents move in. Finnick’s tricks leave no impression on the newly arrived family. And right after Christine, a teenage-girl tenant, accidentally learns of Finnick’s existence, all sorts of ominous and puzzling events ripple through the city of Berg, once a provincial paradise. Finnick and Christine, as different as they may be, will have to join their forces, put their disagreements aside, and solve the mysteries in order to save the city.

COMPETITION OF ANIMATED SHORT FILMS

  • The Pyramid (dir. Mohamed Ghazala, Egypt, 2021, 7 min., 0+)
An ancient Egyptian tried to build an upside-down pyramid.
  • Spuffies (dir. Jaka Ivanc, Slovenia, 2021, 11 min., 6+)
Spuffies have a serious thing for jubees. When they've eaten the very last delicious fruit and hunger is about to strike, they head to the next jubee grove through the murky forest.
  • Disconected Head (dir. Andreas Dürr, Germany, 2022, 7 min., 12+)
Hunted by men unable to see reality, the main character wanders through the maze of a dystopian city.
  • My Grandma Matilde (dir. Miguel Anaya Borja, Mexico, 2021, 10 min., 0+)
Little Maria has been left in her grandmother’s care, who has the urge to teach her little trades that help her fend for herself. The relationship between them becomes very tense, until her grandmother remembers a secret that she has kept since childhood...
  • Snail`s breakfast (dir. Evgeniy Fadeev, Russia, 2021, 7 min., 12+)
In a world where stories are losing their value, all that remains is to enjoy the ever-encroaching nature, and feed on falling fruit. In this world, the city has long since lost its outlines, there are no roads, no streets left to be seen, only artifacts that no longer perform any function, and its only inhabitants are snails that never leave their houses.
  • The kind heart of Africa. Summer Dreams of Dr. Schweitzer (dir. Ivan Kapustin, Russia, 2021, 11 min., 12+)
Albert Schweitzer, the future Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is not left with concern for his childhood: one morning he decided that until the age of thirty he would devote his life to science and music, but after that he would go to serve people. Years go by, and this dream is hardly destined to come true. When he wakes up, he decides to give up everything in order to go as a doctor to Equatorial Africa. It turns out that the harsh African reality does not at all look like naive childhood dreams - it still reopen that wounds in hot summer dreams.
  • Under the clouds (dir. Vasilisa Tikynova, Russia, 2021, 4 min., 6+)
Walter the lamb wants more than anything else to become a free and beautiful cloud. But the path to his dream turns out to be truly difficult and unpredictable.
  • Tin Harr Taai Ping (реж. Hayden Chun Hei Mok, Hong-Kong, 2021, 5 min., 6+)
Life is like playing a good game in a big bad world. People fight to death for the game of thrones. BUT, should we really push each other to death to show how strong we are in this game? Let the two primary school kids tell us all about it.
  • Rain (dir. Mahdi Barqzadegan, Iran, 2021, 7 min., 0+)
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
  • Flash (dir. Bruno Simões, Spain, 2021, 3 min., 0+)
Flash goes on a 12-month journey alongside her puppy raiser. When Annie signed up to be a volunteer puppy walker for a guide dog in training, she had no idea what was about to happen. Watch as Flash tries to gain the early experiences and skills needed to become a guide dog.
  • You (dir. Haochen Du, China, 2021, 5 min., 6+)
There are four ways of life. Thank you, apologize, say love, say goodbye. After crossing the mountains, It is not only the magnificent scenery, And the crooked backs of parents. Young wandering young wandering, Before the years grow old, Confession heart hidden half a lifetime of love. Maybe this isn't a good story, it's just a silent confession.
  • Goodnight (dir. Hage Nobin, India, 2021, 4 min., 0+)
Goodnight is a fictional period tragedy depicting the event of Laika's life as a cosmonaut and the bond between Laika and Adilya kotovskaya, a contemporary Soviet biologist that aided and trained Laika for its mission to space.
  • Golden palace (dir. Rim Sharafutdinov, Russia, 2021, 16 min., 6+)
The plot is based on the story of a brave young man who goes on a journey in search of a bride.
  • Where do dads go (dir. Alina Habarova, Russia, 2021, 5 min., 6+)
A little girl finds a family picture in the family photo album. But instead of Dad`s head, there is a hole in the photo and only his checkered shirt is visible, the same one that hangs in the closet. So where is Dad? Where did he go? The girl is trying to find answers to these questions. And she finds plenty!
  • My friend Tiger (dir. Tatiana Kiseleva, Russia, 2021, 7 min., 0+)
A girl and Tiger ride their bicycle through a springtime town to get fresh buns. They are best friends, growing up together, playing together, enjoying their lives till one day, one of them finds the city too small.
  • Mooozart (dir. Piero Tonin, Italy, 2021, 10 min., 0+)
An animated homage to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and classical art.
  • Little Boy Litter (dir. Jack McHugh, Conor McNally, Ireland, 2021, 6 min., 6+)
Propelled by a Candy Stick sugar rush, Little Boy Litter pedals and pilfers his way around the countryside in search of treasure among the trash that has been dumped in his locality. When the illegal dumpers spot him and mistake him for an environmental activist, they are touched by the boy`s actions and decide to change their ways. This is very good news for nature but very bad business for Little Boy Litter...
  • Diary of Andrusha (dir. Janna Bekmambetova, Russia, 2021, 7 min., 6+)
Animation movie about a boy with Down syndrome and his ability to love and help others.
  • Director (dir. Azad Jafarpur, Morad Haghparat, Iran, 2021, 7 min., 12+)
The Director get in to problem...
  • Little snowman (dir. Alexey Pochivalov, Russia, 2021, 3 min., 6+)
Once all the carrots disappeared in a family of snowmen. But it turned out that for a snowman the nose of a carrot is not the most important thing, compassion and kindness are much more important.

DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION:

  • Fount (dir. Evrim İnci, Turkey, 2021, 4 min., 12+)
Walid and his family, who had been having a difficult life in Somalia and had to migrate to Turkey, are sent to Burdur. Walid, facing the drought in Burdur which he ran away from Somalia, is struggling his life, as well.
  • How to tame a bear (dir. Vladimir Marin, Russia, 2021, 30 min., 12+)
How can a white bear cub survive in Chukotka without a mother? For him, a person is either a source of mortal danger, or his only assistant. Tatiana Minenko rescues orphaned bears from death in the clutches of their older brothers and from severe Chukchi frosts and hunger. But what will happen next for these cubs? Living in a zoo or returning to your native wilderness? What effort does it take to save one polar bear cub from death? And why is it even harder to leave the orphaned bear free? The people of the north value their freedom above all else. That is how they want to see the owner of this land — the polar bear.
  • Lida (dir. Konstantin Reich, Russia, 2021, 59 min., 12+)
The 33-year-old Lida Moniava has the voice of a little girl and the strength that superwomen from comics would envy. In high school, she was a volunteer in the oncology department of the Russian Children’s Clinical Hospital, at 19 she organized a field service for terminally ill children "House with a Lighthouse", and seven years later opened a hospice for them. Lida is its co-founder and development director. This film is one year from the life of Lida Moniava and her adopted son Kolya.
  • My friend Yeti (dir. Vladimir Krivov, Russia, 2021, 59 min., 6+)
The film focuses on an extraordinary person called Igor Burtsev. He has traveled half the world in the search for Yeti. He is sure that Bigfoot is somewhere near, and they are bound to meet some day. In fact? it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that Burtsev’s loyal friend called Yeti prompts him every day to keep moving forward.
  • Pacing the Pool (dir. Radheya Jegatheva, Australia, 2021, 9 min., 0+)
A tiny glimpse into the extraordinary life of Richard Pace, and what lies under the surface. To Richard, water has been not only the source of life, but also the source of physical and mental healing.
  • Ref! Replacement! (dir. Tim van Gils, Netherlands, 2021, 15 min., 12+)
Din is the mid-mid from soccerclub Baardwijk from Waalwijk (The Netherlands). His parents separated three years ago. A period of uncertainty, quarrels and unrest followed. Din remained silent and did not talk about his feelings. Still not. He has never told his parents what this period was like for him. In the movie Ref! Replacement! Din will, with the help of director Tim, also a child of divorced parents and former football player, make clear what was going on in his head when his parents got divorced. Where words are hard to find, soccer takes over. Din is not much of a talker, he prefers to let his feet speak.
  • Safiya The Movie (dir. Huibert van Wijk, Netherlands, 2021, 15 min., 6+)
The parents of 11-year-old Safiya divorced when she was very small. Her father, who was in frequent contact with the police, has often been absent from her life since then. Something that has caused young Safiya much grief. Recently, however, her life has changed completely. Safiya`s mother has a new partner and Safiya now lives in a new blended family. Safiya dreams to be an actress when she grows up. In Safiya The Movie, we follow her in her daily life wuth her new bonus family, while at the same time we see Safiya take careful steps to reconnect with her real father. These documentary scenes are interspersed with scenes where Safiya has written a film script of moments from her own life. Together with her bonus sister and her best friend, she tells us while acting the story of herself and the two father figures in her life.
  • Movie and Me (dir. Tatiana Miroshnick, Russia, 2021, 53 min., 12+)
Films not only unite, entertain, amaze and educate, they also help to find out who you really are. What are children’s preferences for films? How do they understand them and what do they value most when watching movies and animated films? What is the impact of movies on children’s behavior, emotions and feelings? Experiments, observations and opinions are revealed in a documentary film about the interaction of young audience with the screen.

SPECIAL CHILDREN'S NOMINATION "WHO IS YOUR HERO?"

  • A little hero 2 (dir. Oleg Veretinnikov, Russia, 2021, 10 min., 6+)
The new film of the CINEMATOSHA studio tells about two realities in which modern man is immersed. Gadgets, virtual reality woven into our lives, affects even those characters who, it would seem, have already been left out of society and its life in society.
  • I will survive (dir. Margarita Buinova and Kristina Kaprar, Russia, 2021, 20 min., 12+)
A small group of children in a children's camp, learns the terrible secret of a girl from their group and decides to do everything in their power to help her.
  • General cleaning (dir. Polina Bogdanova, Russia, 2021,1 min., 6+)
An animated film calling for maintaining cleanliness on our planet
  • The story of the fox Poof (dir. Tatiana Klimova, Russia, 2021, 3 min., 6+)
The story is about a heroic fox cub with an unusual appearance who saved the inhabitants, despite the fact that he was rejected
  • A sea story (dir. Anna Selivanova, Russia, 2021, 2 min., 6+)
Where did the algae from the Indian Ocean disappear? A group of daredevils went in search.
  • Dory's Adventures (dir. Polina Shpak, Russia, 2022, 3 min., 6+)
A movie about a naughty little dolphin.
  • Stesha (dir. Kirill Zhenovachev, Russia, 2022, 8 min., 6+)
Stesha is the most popular girl at school. She has always played only the main characters in school plays. Milana is a girl, who almost nobody notices. She has played only supporting characters. A new director has started working at the school theater. He decided to cast roles in a new play. Only Stesha and Milana try out for the main role. Milana was unexpectedly chosen. Stesha cannot believe it and takes desperate steps.
  • Андэграунд (реж. Александр Маршалик, Россия, 2022, 30 мин., 12+)
Dima is a young, self-confident, ambitious but unsuccessful actor. He lives in a small town, plays at the small theatre and dreams of getting out of there. Hedgehog is Dima's friend. He helped Dima to get a role in a movie. A girl Sonya is already acting in this film. She is also ambitious, talented but not as self-confident as Dima. Dima and Sonya don’t feel happy on the set. What will each of them choose: an intimate theater or an alien cinema?

FEATURE-LENGTH FEATURE FILMS OUT OF COMPETITION:

  • Leave The Group (dir. Maria Tumova, Russia, 2021, 100 min., 16+)
An introverted teenager in search of his place in the world on social networks gets acquainted with the guys who are recruiting for a mysterious fraternity. Through a series of trials, up to and including murder, teenagers must prove that they are special. Having come to his senses, the main character must escape from yesterday's friends and expose the criminals.
  • Storm Driven (dir. Ainur Askarov, Russia, 2021, 90 min., 12+)
The star of the hockey club Maxim Kovalev, the son of the deceased billionaire and the owner of the team, is not used to holding back emotions. Neither at a hockey match, nor when a traffic policeman stops him down on the way to an important game and wants to arrange everything "according to the rules" … A simple conflict turns into a fatal situation for him, which radically changes his life. He's facing a prison sentence. Will Maxim be able to survive? Will the arrogant hockey player be able to improve? And who will help him in this? After all, a truck driver, an employee of the investigative committee, traffic cops, motorists stuck in a snow cataclysm were on the road together.
  • Marusya Forever! (dir. Alexander Galibin, Russia, 2021, 80 min., 6+)
The life of a twenty-four-year-old Indian collapses overnight when he finds out that he is the father of a five-year-old girl, Marousi. The Indian is not ready to part with a successful career, bachelor meetings with friends and caring for a small child, but over time, the sincere love of his daughter changes the Indian. Almost deprived of the right to raise his daughter, he finds a way to part with Marusya and become a real family.
  • The mysterious ancient amulet (dir. Elena Bychkova, Russia, 2022, 94 min., 6+)
An ancient mythical creature returns 3 young people to their childhood images, so that they would find the true path to their dreams.
  • Let's pretend to be a family (dir. Khmelnitsky Yu. V., Russia, 2021, 80 min, 12+)
On New Year's Eve, 8-year-old Polina Kunitsyna from Yeniseisk secretly takes pictures video business card for the contest about his big family. Despite the invitation to Krasnoyarsk for the final of the competition, Polina's relatives at first they do not want to take part in this because of family discord, but agree to the trip, because it will only be a pretext for the implementation personal goals. With a rehearsed number, the family sets off on the road, where their first adventures await... Will the Kunitsyns be able to unite and win the competition, or will they get something more?

SHORT FEATURE FILMS OUT OF COMPETITION:

  • I see (dir. Vera Vodynski, Russia, 2021, 17 min., 6+)
Inga is about to go abroad to escape her depression when an accidental encounter with a nearly blind artist makes her stay. In the artist’s fantastic paintings Inga finds a world full of mysteries and discovers that it just takes a closer look to see how many people in the world need us.
  • Apple tree (dir. Olga Ajnakina, Russia, 2021, 16 min., 6+)
Kolya gives a sudden and unusual birthday present to his son, which turns out a momentous one for the kid.
  • The bird (dir. Begaly Shibikeyev, Kazakhstan, 2020, 17 min., 6+)
A single mother decided to give her 11-year-old son Kambar to his father who lives in the village in order to improve her personal life. On the way, Kambar tries to explain to his mother that he does not want to live with him. On the way back to the city, Kambar's mother feels herself lonely and wants to go back to her son, but feels that it is too late.
  • Moon hares (dir. Kristina Mikhailova, 2020, 25 min., 12+)
The story of a young astronomer amateur Savelyi ‘s growing up. About moon hares, real and neighboring rabbits. A hybrid film, a post-doc about a famous Kazakhstani astrophotographer, a poetic reconstruction of his childhood memories that awakened a sincere and endless love for the sky in a little man.
  • Artist (dir. Andrej Krasavin, Russia, 2021, 12 min., 6+)
Everyone has their own war — even theatrical artists. Only instead of weapons they have emotions, and they fight not with enemy troops, but with pain, fear and sadness. The propaganda team gives a performance for the wounded Red Army soldiers. A cheerful performance raises the morale of the fighters, allows you to temporarily forget about the hardships of wartime. Pavel — one of the artists — comes to the ward of seriously wounded soldiers, where, among other things, an unfamiliar girl lies. He decides to make a performance just for her. From now on, this story is no longer about war, but about bright hope, miracle and love. Sometimes just something the mental can save the physical.
  • Give it back! (dir. Ruchama Ehrenhalt, Israel, 2019, 14 min., 6+)
Olivia just moved to Israel from New York. Throughout her first day of school in the 6th grade she tries to survive, navigating through the new country she just landed in, her new school and new peers, unsure where she will end up at the end of the day.
  • A Letter To My Friend In France (dir. Akram El Bezawy, Egypt, 2020, 13 min., 12+)
When imagination and freedom of speech are hindered by pre-determined boundaries, only a higher power can provide a breakthrough. Rami's encounter with "his friend in France" proves this thesis, and with a little impulsivity and imagination, the young protagonist learns a bit about himself.
  • Kindred spirits (dir. Alexandra Selezneva, Russia, 2021, 11 min., 6+)
The most difficult thing in life is to meet your love, but what if the lovers actually once knew each other, or rather their souls, a long time ago, even before birth...
  • World and me (dir. Eldor Kudratillayev, Uzbekistan, 2 min., 2021, 0+)
The boy who takes the water with difficulty, gives the water back to nature.
  • Cracked (dir. Mahmut Tas, Turkey, 5 min, 2021, 6+)
A little girl lives in a village with her mother where water sources are dwindling by day. Drought effects her imagination, even her doodles and drawings. Not only people but the nature struggles with the unrelenting aridness. This little girl though, never loses hope. She tries to do as best she can, sacrificing from herself for her beloved nature.
  • The small red, big blue (dir. Hamed Nobari Asghar Besharati, Iran, 2021, 1 min., 6+)
Sea and fishes are important for all childrean of world
  • The Blind (dir. K. A. Rahaman Sujan, Bangladesh, 2020, 2 min., 6+)
A blind man is smart more than our society's healthy well maintained people.

FULL-LENGTH ANIMATED FILMS OUT OF COMPETITION:

  • Плюшевый Бум! (реж. Денис Чернов, Илья Куприянов, Россия, 2021, 70 мин., 0+)
A top-notch thief Max steals a unique ruby called «the Heart of Life». To take the relic out of the country, Max hides the ruby inside a toy that is very popular with children - a teddy bear by the name of Boom. Accidentally the teddy bear with the ruby inside gets into a toy store, and to return the gem, Max can’t but start the chase after the teddy bear. It turns out to be quite the challenge since the fluffy toy virtually slips through Max’s fingers: he is aided by the powers of the magical ruby.
  • Benjamin (dir. Mohsen Enayati, Iran, 2019, 83 min., 12+)
Benjamin is part of the lives of the Israelite's people in ancient Egypt. Benjamin is a boy's story of that name who has to go on a dangerous journey to save his mother's life from Pharaoh's soldiers, On this journey, there are things that happen to him that change his view of society and his life.

ANIMATED SHORT FILMS OUT OF COMPETITION:

  • S.A.D - The Movie (dir. Guilherme Gehr, Italy, 2020, 9 min., 12+)
A child who dreams to be an astronaut on a summer afternoon. The fantasy will transform the family summer holiday into a spaceship flight. But on the road to destiny, danger looms, and only a fragment of meteorite clenched in a small fist can sublimate all fear.
  • Small spark (dir. Julie Rembauville, France, 2019, 3 min., 0+)
A small mouse lives in the middle of books and their epic adventures. When the candle goes out and when the matchbox is empty, it’s her turn to live a dangerous adventure throught the house, in search of a small spark.
  • House (dir. Kinga Rofus, Hungary, 2020, 8 min., 6+)
Home is more than a place where we live. It is also a feeling of trust, being within your family. This feeling is transferred from generation to generation. This film follows a little boy losing his home through mourning and relocation, and questions if it is possible to recapture the feeling in another place.
  • The 7 kids (dir. Marina Karpova, Russia, 2020, 5 min., 6+)
The funny trick story based on "The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats" fairytale.
  • Pishto's Birthday (dir. Sofia Kendel, Russia, 2020, 10 min., 6+)
The story of Pishto's Birthday.
  • The Little Boat That Wanted to Fly (dir. Ekaterina Filippova, Russia, 2020, 6 min., 0+)
The story of a boat that wanted to fly.
  • The Scariest one (dir. Pavel Nikiforov, Russia, 2020, 8 min., 6+)
The film tells how a huge Buffalo became friends with a small bird and how this friendship changed him.
  • Sigh (dir. Vlad Bolgarin, Moldova, 2019, 15 min., 0+)
This is the story of a grey man who is always sighing. Living in a grey city, covered in smog, he keeps on sighing until he dries out and becomes skin and bones. But even in the darkest corners of the soul, there is light and color.
  • The Princess and the Bandit (dir. Mihail Aldashin, Maria Sosnina, Russia, 2020, 3 min., 6+)
Once the princess fell in love with a bandit...
  • Beware the Wolf! (dir. Julie Rembauville, France, 2020, 1 min., 6+)
Once again, Little Red Riding Hood has to bring a cake, a jar of jam and butter to his grandmother. But this time, the wolf is not at the rendezvous.
  • Kiki The Feather (dir. Julie Rembauville, France, 2020, 6 min., 6+)
Kiki the canary only knows his cage and the old lady who feeds him. He dreams of flying with the free birds from outside. When at last the door of the cage stays open, he escapes and discovers the big outside where it’s necessary to know how to fly. Finally, being a free bird, it’s scary.
  • Hikings (dir. Grant Holden, United Kingdom, 2021, 1 min., 0+)
Vikings that hike. Hikings is a micro short film that took a macro amount of motivation in order to get it done.
  • Beethoven vs The Bird (dir. Chase Olivera, USA, 2022, 2 min., 12+)
3D animation is about the great classical composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven, who has to fight a crazy bird for the copyright to his 5th Symphony.
  • Red Fire (dir. Mona A.Shahi, Iran, 2021, 11 min, 12+)
The Darkness Demon has swept over the world, trying to set the ending of Light unlike the earlier promises and prophecies. It is in such an era that a flock of Red birds travel in search of the Red Fire; a Fire that according to the prophecies, wipes out the blackness and puts an end to the constant eclipse and absence of the Sun. But where are they going to find the Red Fire?
  • Ballad of pipe and necklace (dir. Martin Babić, Croatia, 2019, 12 min., 12+)
In the Stone Age, young Slovenian invented the first flute, and the Croatian girl invented a first necklace in the world. The young couple soon meet and fall in love, but their tribes go into open conflict. All this brings to a great adventure.
  • El Mago Georges (dir. Katalin Egely, Argentina, 2020, 4 min., 6+)
We aren't only created with free will, but also with responsibility. The responsibility to listen to our gut feelings, follow our intuition, the wise part of us. According to the old definition, a magician is a wise person. So we can all be magicians if we are brave enough.
  • Beauty and the Monster (dir. Natalia Darvina, Belarus, 2019, 7 min., 0+)
Based on the tale of the Belarusian writer A.Maslo "My name Lahneska". It is a fascinating story of an unusual friendship. Frog Apollo gained the recognition and respect of their relatives not only comments that it is beautiful, but also the fact that he had a bold and noble heart. But he misses, understanding that he could never be big because mistakable assumed that happiness in size. Suddenly, in the area appeared Loch Ness Monster (prehistoric dinozavriha), which unhappy because of the fact that nobody likes, because she is huge. Apollo and Lahneska realize that they complement each other perfectly, they become friends. This friendship transforms them.
  • Abandoned Seed (dir. Lyu Yifei, China, 2019, 5 min., 0+)
Abandoned Seed is adapted from Daltharee by jeffrey ford, a seifi novelist.In a rusty city,a boy stole a seed from his class. But he had to make a choice for his seed,as well as someone who were odserving the all of this.
  • Marmalade (dir. Radostina Neykova, Bulgaria, 2020, 5 min., 0+)
Sometimes, if you want to become a hero, you just have to fly. Innovation handmade embroidery animation.
  • Children of the Arctic (dir. Oxana Aleksandrova, Russia, 2021, 24 min., 0+)
Cartoon Children of the Arctic about the life of the northern peoples. The main characters of the cartoon - the Wild Reindeer, the Polar Bear, children Anya and Vitya - travel across the tundra and explore the world. Friends get into different troubles, but they always help each other out and achieve their goals.

DOCUMENTARY FILMS OUT OF COMPETITION:

  • My dad is an astronaut (dir. Natalia Savras, Russia, 2021, 36 min., 6+)
There are children for whom space is "dad's job", and "cosmonaut" is the closest and dearest person. These kids live in Star City. They will tell the audience how the dads prepare for space flights and make them.
  • Geniuses. Anatoly Kostyuk (dir. Matvey Sholokhov, Russia, 2021, 10 min., 0+)
“Geniuses. Anatoly Kostyuk" is a film-journey through the space of life and work of the South Ural artist Anatoly Kostyuk. In the aesthetic world of cinema, the boundaries of the objective and subjective world, real and artistic reality are blurred. The viewer is immersed in the atmosphere of the hero's creative universe, learns what inspiration is, how a creator looks at his region, how artistic images and his works are born.
  • Rodchenko (dir. Ivan Baturin, Russia, 2021, 16 min., 0+)
Any revolution will change the way of thinking. Rodchenko had been an unheard-of artist, but the next day he became a person who define how the Modern Arts and the State would look like in XX century. He brought an end to all paintings and switch attention to design and photography. New opportunities impose a new level of responsibility. But it's dangerous when you turn into a pro-government creator.
  • This Is Not the End of the World (dir. Homayoun Rezaeizadeh, Iran, 2022, 34 min., 6+)
Despite the closure of schools due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, Nomadic teachers of north of Iran do not consider Covid 19 pandemia to be the end of the world and are trying to continue and hold outdoor classes based on hope and cheerfulness.
  • 5. Let's do science (dir. Dimitry Kvashnin, Olga Pankratova, Vladimir Marin, Julia Svintsova, Alexey Golovkov, Russia, 2021, 75 min., 0+)
Let's do Science is a documentary web series about young, energetic and successful inventors and discoverers! About the most modern of us! Look at the world - from bacteria to space - through their eyes: the look of a new generation of Russian science!
  • Equally (dir. Dimitry Kolobov, Russia, 2021, 40 min., 16+)
Documentary about comedians with disabilities. A story about strong-willed people who, despite all the problems, prove by their example that all our limitations are only in our heads. And humor makes our life better and helps in self-realization and socialization.
  • You Rock (dir. Evgeny Grigoriev, Russia, 2017, 124 min., 18+)
A film anti-depressant on choosing one’s way in life. A tragicomedy on the 30-something generation. An ironic blockbuster about a dream and the circumstances of the eternally young and eternally drunk.
  • Opposite the left bank (dir. Evgeny Grigoriev, Russia, 2016, 86 min., 16+)
Eight personal stories of young Rostovites who rediscover “non-tourist” Rostov-on-Don for the audience. Sincere interviews, unusual urban legends, heartfelt stories and memories of childhood merge into a single film portrait of the city.
  • The Wasted Effort (dir. Muhammed Bozbey, Turkey, 2019, 5 min., 6+)
Attila lives alone in a small town and finds a lira while walking on the road. Attila then uses a lira to buy a loaf of bread from the oven and returns to his home. At his house, he starts to prepare lunch. He sits down with the lunch he made and the bread he got from the bakery. Half of the bread on the table is stale after a day. After he throws the bread in that trash, time flows backward.
  • Where our home: Sergey Krasnolutsky (dir. Vladimir Tarasov, Dimitry Kvashnin, Russia, 2022, 40 min., 12+)
A look in the world of Sergey Krasnolutsky - a man of many skills, who creates unique sculptures, discover both the remains of the oldest dinosaurs on the planet and new species of animals in Siberia.
  • Face of Yenisey Siberia (dir. Dimitry Momot, Russia, 2020, 32 min., 12+)
The final film of the project "Faces of the Yenisei Siberia". A project about what Siberia and Siberians are. Why does Siberia mean freedom for some, and overcoming for others? Why those who were born here do not leave, and those who were not born here are ready to exchange the comfort of a cozy European country for a place in the Kuraginsky district and be happy here and now. About what Siberia is for all of us.
  • Face of Yenisey Siberia: A new hero (dir. Dimitry Momot, Russia, 2021, 61 min., 12+)
The final film of the project "Faces of the Yenisei Siberia: New Heroes", dedicated to the inhabitants of three regions - the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Tyva and Khakassia. The heroes of the project - those who are commonly called "inconspicuous heroes" - are ordinary people who have not accomplished great feats, but whose ordinary life can serve as an example to follow. And also - these are stories about "unexpected Siberia" - for example, about a diver from Norilsk or about an e-sportsman from Kyzyl.
  • Face of Yenisey Siberia: Ylf Zibah (dir. Dimitry Momot, Russia, 2020, 13 min., 12+)
One of the series of the project "Faces of the Yenisei Siberia". The hero is Ulf Siebach, who abandoned the successful and stable life of a German entrepreneur, moved to Siberia and lives in a distant village in the south of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Why did Ulf make such a choice and how does he answer the question "What is Siberia for you?" is our film.
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