Night Cinema

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Treat yourself to a film where you can eat as much as you want (but beware of whom you eat); to a case where plants and lovers had too much to drink; to pulsating music and all-night talks about love and its lack; to curious and competitive juices. Our animated cocktail offers a not-always-sober, but certainly lucid trip into the small and big desires of after-hour disorganization.

Screenings

Bar Terminal Records & Bar
Screening076001 / Öökino
Screening duration

Films

Baltic premiere

Red House

Local title
Punane maja
Original title
Red House
Director
Barry Doupé
Country
Canada
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

An animation that playfully explores metamorphosis in relation to the stability and structure of housing. Created using the AMIGA computer console and Deluxe Paint IV software, hand drawn sequences delight in the constant reconfiguration of images, characters and forms.

Director
Barry Doupé
Runtime

European premiere

Orchids

Local title
Orhideed
Original title
Les Orchidees
Director
Sacha Calame, Florian Dilloo
Country
France
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

It's the story of an ordinary young woman who goes to a bar regularly and falls under the spell of the bartender who will change her forever.

Director
Sacha Calame, Florian Dilloo
Runtime
Language
French

Baltic premiere

My Breakfast With Barf

Local title
Hommikusöök Barfiga
Original title
My Breakfast With Barf
Director
Peter Javidpour
Country
USA
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A struggling artist reunites with his old friend and mentor over breakfast.

Director
Peter Javidpour
Runtime
Language
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Downfall

Local title
Allakäik
Original title
Downfall
Director
Rona Fayad
Country
Lebanon
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Enya's journey trying to make it as a dancer is hindered as her behaviors drag her downhill.

Director
Rona Fayad
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Pulse At The Centre Of Being

Local title
Pulss olemuse keskmes
Original title
Pulse At The Centre Of Being
Director
Tsz-wing Ho
Country
Hong Kong
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

It is a 2D experimental animation which is accompanied by the music, “Pulse At The Centre Of Being” composed by Max Cooper. Beautiful things happened inside a human through different combinations of flowers, organs and body parts.

Director
Tsz-wing Ho
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Juice

Local title
Mahl
Original title
Saft
Director
Fabian Driehorst
Country
Germany
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Meaty creatures must learn to share their juicy world with the pesky little bugs, before they run dry.

Director
Fabian Driehorst
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Meal on the Plate

Local title
Roog taldrikul
Original title
Meal on the Plate
Director
Chenglin Xie
Country
China, USA
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

You are what you eat. In a world where people start to look like the thing they eat the most of, you can take this quite literally. When a newcomer prefers different eating habits, the visible consequences turn the world upside down. It’s a battle between desire and rationality.

Director
Chenglin Xie
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Without You I'm Nothing: OKEAN ELZY (Official Music Video)

Local title
Ilma sinuta pole ma keegi: OKEAN ELZY (ametlik muusikavideo)
Original title
Bez tebe mene nema: OKEAN ELZY
Director
Oksana Kurmaz
Country
Ukraine
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Real feelings are nourished by sensitivity, attention and tenderness. In the race for stability and success, it is so easy to forget to feed this pet, to caress and scratch behind the ear. Easy to forget, but impossible to lose! Love is not so easy to scare away, it will show the way and put everything in its place. Maybe just a little nap is enough?

Director
Oksana Kurmaz
Runtime
Language
Ukrainian
Subtitles
English

Baltic premiere

A Piece Of Cake

Local title
Käkitegu
Original title
A Piece Of Cake
Director
Wen-Yi Tseng
Country
Taiwan
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

This exquisite black-and-white animated short poignantly explores a personal family story in an innovative fashion, and casts a nostalgic gaze at Taiwanese grassroots culture and history. David, a high school student in Taipei, has to finish a school assignment, which requires the students to conduct an oral interview with a senior family member. All his relatives live in the countryside far away from the city. Therefore, he urges his father to give him a ride to his grandfather’s. The two travel from the bustling city to a scenic small town in a rural area. While revisiting his hometown and childhood, his son’s simple assignment unexpectedly brings back precious memories, complex family history, and torrential tears for the father.

Director
Wen-Yi Tseng
Runtime
Language
Japanese
Subtitles
English

Talent

Local title
Anne
Original title
Talent
Director
Silver Õun
Country
Estonia
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Andreas, a dark poet, and Lo, yet to capture the perfect photo, are a couple who haven't found success in their field. But when Andreas is asked to perform at the Press Photo Exhibition, their lives will change forever.

Director
Silver Õun
Runtime
Language
Estonian
Subtitles
English
Trailer

In The Soil

Local title
Pinnas
Original title
Det er i jorden
Director
Casper Rudolf Emil Kjeldsen
Country
Denmark
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Karoline’s life is turned upside down when her father, Kjeld, manically starts digging a pit in their backyard. The following days turn into a living nightmare as the pit becomes a grave and the land, which has been in the family for generations, pulls Kjeld further and further down into the deep.

Director
Casper Rudolf Emil Kjeldsen
Runtime
Language
Danish
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Eyes On You

Local title
(Ära) vaata
Original title
(Ära) vaata
Director
Raoul Kirsima
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition, Shorts Alternatives

Lea, an old lady living alone, loses herself and the world around when she gets the feeling that someone is watching her. Her son Tarmo bringing groceries is but a short relief. Once he suggests to ignore her fears and leaves, the situation however only gets worse.

Director
Raoul Kirsima
Runtime

Loop

Local title
Tsükkel
Original title
Loop
Director
Pablo Polledri
Country
Spain
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

In this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this societyeachhuman being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human beingrepeats thesame actionover and over again, in this society each human being repeats the sameaction over andover again

Director
Pablo Polledri
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

End of Originality

Local title
Originaalsuse lõpp
Original title
End of Originality
Director
Laura Zayan
Country
Denmark
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Will there ever come a time when no new ideas are left to invent? Frances has 48 hours to find her own identity in a world where people are literally becoming copies of each other.

Director
Laura Zayan
Runtime
Language
English
Subtitles
English

Baltic premiere

Mutations

Local title
Mutatsioonid
Original title
Mutatiounen
Director
Govinda Van Maele
Country
Luxembourg
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A mysterious illness takes hold of Sylvie’s husband Rosch. The next morning he is no longer the same.

Director
Govinda Van Maele
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Clearance Sale

Local title
Lõpumüük
Original title
Clearance Sale
Director
Sarower Reza Jimi
Country
Estonia
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A man wants the last pair from a sale. There is a catch getting it.

Director
Sarower Reza Jimi
Runtime
Language
Estonian
Subtitles
English

Baltic premiere

Bon Voyage

Local title
Head reisi!
Original title
Bon Voyage!
Director
Jussi Sandhu, Sakari Suuronen
Country
Finland
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Mirja and Timo are finally going on a holiday.

Director
Jussi Sandhu, Sakari Suuronen
Runtime
Language
Finnish
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Black Magic

Local title
Must maagia
Original title
Magia negra
Director
Almudena Vázquez
Country
Spain
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Agustín and Juan are going to meet up with a guy they met online to buy his bike. While they wait for him, they discuss their girlfriends' periods.

Director
Almudena Vázquez
Runtime
Language
Spanish

Baltic premiere

Action

Local title
Võte
Original title
Action
Director
Benoît Monney
Country
Switzerland
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

On a film set, there are always unforeseen events. Some days, it's all there is. And sometimes it's even worse.

Director
Benoît Monney
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Lentils

Local title
Läätsed
Original title
Lentejas
Director
Ismael Martin
Country
Spain
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Lentils: if you want, eat them; if you don't, leave them.

Director
Ismael Martin
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Julia

Local title
Julia
Original title
Julia
Director
Jack Donnelly
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Touring actors, Jasper and Dario, arrive at ‘digs’ one evening and walk into a peculiar setup. Unintentionally they inflate tensions with their odd host when one causes a blow-up between him and his unusual ‘wife’.

Director
Jack Donnelly
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic premiere

The F- Word

Local title
F-sõna
Original title
The F- Word
Director
Alex Cannon, Paul Cannon
Country
USA
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

When a young girl asks her father what the word "fuck" means, he falls into a feedback loop of explaining its many definitions.

Director
Alex Cannon, Paul Cannon
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic premiere

Stock

Local title
Ressurss
Original title
Stock
Director
Alexei Dmitriev
Country
Germany
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A film with a budget.

Director
Alexei Dmitriev
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic premiere

Work It Class!

Local title
Klassivahe
Original title
Work It Class!
Director
Pol Diggler
Country
Spain
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

During a fancy New Year's Eve party, two dancers will try to mock the upper class audience by changing the song of their performance.

Director
Pol Diggler
Runtime
Language
Spanish, English