PÖFF Shorts competition titles announced 2022
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PÖFF Shorts has unveiled the titles which will be a part of its six competitions, with a total of 131 films will screen across the festival running from 15 to 23 November.

The PÖFF Shorts Live Action section with 48 films will give audiences the chance to see brand new work alongside films that have already won plaudits on the circuit across two competitions including New Talents. In the PÖFF Shorts Animation Competition, 54 films showcasing an eclectic range of styles and techniques will be screened, with 16 animated films vying for the Jury Prize for Best Children’s Film.

The PÖFF Shorts National Competition will see the world premieres of 7 new Estonian films and co-productions, with a total of 29 films in the programme.

The three juries of the PÖFF Shorts competition consists of animation directors Joanna Quinn (UK), Diana Cam Van Nguyen (Czechia) and Jonas Taul (Estonia), programmer and film critic Niels Putman (Belgium), producer and programmer Mariam Kandelaki (Germany, Georgia), Radiator IP Sales founder Ben Vandendaele (Belgium), director Garðar Þór Þorkelsson (Iceland), actress Tiina Tauraite (Estonia) and musician Kirke Karja (Estonia),

The festival’s full side programme will be announced on November 4, 2022. PÖFF Shorts will take place from November 15-23 in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia.

Read more about the films here.

SHORTS LIVE-ACTION COMPETITION

ABAN, dir. Abbas Taheri, Mahdieh Toosi, France, 2022
ABOUT ME, dir. Ali Asgari, Netherlands, 2022
AFFRICATE, dir. Anna Gyimesi, Hungary, 2022
AIRHOSTESS-737, dir. Thanasis Neofotistos, Greece, 2022
AMANDINE EN VRAI, dir. Salomé Richard, Belgium, 2022
AN IRISH GOODBYE, dir. Tom Berkeley, Ross White, Ireland, 2021
BRIS, dir. Nachman Picovsky, Tamar Kay, Israel, 2022
CALF, dir. Friedrich Tiedtke, Germany, 2022
CONVERSATION, dir. Manuela Lazić, UK, 2022
CRUEL TALE OF BORDEAUX, dir. Claire Maugendre, France, 2021
DAPHNE, dir. Tonia Mishiali, Cyprus, 2022
DEAD WHISTLE STOP, dir. Sean McKenna, United Kingdom, 2021
DEAR PASSENGERS, dir. Madli Lääne, Estonia, 2022
HEART VALLEY, dir. Christian Cargill, UK, 2022
JOY, dir. Alexandra Brodski, UK, 2021
NEIGHBOUR ABDI, dir. Douwe Dijkstra, Netherlands, 2022
NEST, dir. Hlynur Pálmason, Denmark, Iceland, 2022
ONLY THE DEVIL HATES WATER, dir. Lidija Mojsovska, North-Macedonia, 2022
REYKJAVÍK, dir. Irving Uribe Nares, Mexico, 2021
RUSTLING, dir. Tom Furniss, New Zealand, 2021
SABOTEUR, dir. Anssi Kasitonni, Finland, 2022
SNOW IN SEPTEMBER, dir. Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir, Nepal, France, 2021
TEATRALNA STATION, dir. Alina Panasenko, Ukraine, 2022
TUULIKKI, dir. Teemu Nikki, Finland, 2022
URSULA, dir. Hannah Heller, USA, 2021

SHORTS NEW TALENTS: LIVE ACTION

ALBA VULVA, dir. Dorka Vermes, Hungary, 2022
AMBASCIATORI, dir. Francesco Romano, Italy, 2021
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, dir. Adrian Delcan, USA, 2022
APHONIA, dir. Marta Z. Nowak, Poland, 2022
BERRY PICKERS, dir. Agnes Skonare Karlsson, Sweden, 2022
BUNNY EARS, dir. Alexandra Kurt, Germany, 2022
CARRION, dir. Yvonne Zhang, USA, 2022
CATERPILLAR, dir. Marcus Anthony Thomas, United Kingdom, 2021
CHILD'S PLAY, dir. Silver Õun, Estonia, 2022
EMPTY SPHERE, dir. Stephanie Roland, France, 2022
GOD CHILD, dir. Daniel Dahan, Israel, 2022
GRAVEYARD OF HORSES, dir. Xiaoxuan Jiang, China, USA, 2022
HOLLYWOOD, dir. Leni Gruber, Alex Reinberg, Austria, 2022
HOW TO BREATHE OUT OF WATER, dir. Victoria Negreiros, Júlia Fávero, Brazil, 2021
MY IDIOTIC HEART, dir. Emma Rasmussen, Norway, 2022
SUCKING DIESEL, dir. Sam McGrath, Ireland, 2022
THE END OF THE END OF THE WORLD, dir. Meike Wüstenberg, Austria, 2022
THE FUSE, dir. Kevin Haefelin, USA, 2022
THE MIDWIFE, dir. Anne-Sophie Bailly, France, 2022
TROPICALIA, dir. Rodney Llaverías, Dominican Republic, 2022
UNTERROTENSTEIN, dir. Sophia Schiller, Germany, 2022
VACUUM CLEANER SALESMAN, dir. Līva Polkmane, Latvia, 2022
WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THESE BUILDINGS?, dir. Jonathan Ben-Shaul, Ukraine, 2022

SHORTS ANIMATION COMPETITION

AMOK, dir. Balázs Turai, Hungary, Romania, 2022
BACKFLIP, dir. NIkita Diakur, Germany, France, 2022
BEAR HUG, dir. Margrethe Danielsen, France, Norway, 2021
BIRD IN THE PENINSULA, dir. Atsushi Wada, France, Japan, 2022
BLUSH – AN EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE, dir. Iiti Yli-Harja, Finland, 2022
CUDDLE, dir. Margot Reumont, Belgium, France, 2022
HARDLY WORKING, dir. Total Refusal, Austria, 2022
HYSTERESIS, dir. Robert Seidel, Germany, 2021
ICE MERCHANTS, dir. João Gonzalez, Portugal, France, UK, 2022
IMAGINARY LANDSCAPES, dir. Mykyta Lyskov, Ukraine, 2022
LETTER TO A PIG, dir. Tal Kantor, France, Israel, 2022
MENEATH: THE HIDDEN ISLAND OF ETHICS, dir. Terril Calder, Canada, 2021
MONEY AND HAPPINESS, dir. Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr, Slovenia, 2022
ONCE THERE WAS A SEA..., dir. Joanna Kozuch, Poland, Slovakia, 2022
SALVATION HAS NO NAME, dir. Joseph Wallace, United Kingdom, 2022
SLOW LIGHT, dir. Katarzyna Kijek, Przemysław Adamski, Poland, Portugal, 2022
SUPPER, dir. Dániel Bárány, Hungary, 2022
THE DEBUTANTE, dir. Elizabeth Hobbs, United Kingdom, 2022
THE FLYING SAILOR, dir. Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis, Canada, 2022
THE GARBAGE MAN, dir. Laura Gonçalves, Portugal, 2022
THE ISLAND OF US, dir. Yu Yu, Taiwan, 2022
THE LIMITS OF VISION, dir. Laura Ann Harrison, USA, 2022
THE PASSERBY, dir. Hannah Letaif, France, 2022
THE VISIT, dir. Mateusz Jarmulski, Poland, 2021
WHAT RHYMES WITH TOXIC, dir. Lynn Smith, Canada, 2022

SHORTS KIDS ANIMATION COMPETITION

AWAY FROM HOME, dir. Brunella De Cola, Italy, 2022
BIRTH OF THE OASES, dir. Marion Jamault, France, 2022
GIUSEPPE, dir. Isabelle Favez, Switzerland, 2021
I'M NOT AFRAID, dir. Marita Mayer, Germany, Norway, 2022
LAIKA & NEMO, dir. Jan Gadermann, Sebastian Gadow, Germany, 2022
LETTERS FROM THE EDGE OF THE FOREST, dir. Jelena Oroz, Croatia, 2022
LOST BRAIN, dir. Isabelle Favez, Switzerland, 2021
LUCE AND THE ROCK, dir. Britt Raes, Belgium, France, Netherlands, 2022
MAREA, dir. Giulia Martinelli, Switzerland, 2022
MOUSE HOUSE, dir. Timon Leder, Slovenia, Croatia, 2022
THE BOY AND THE ELEPHANT, dir. Sonia Gerbeaud, France, 2022
THE QUEEN OF THE FOXES, dir. Marina Rosset, Switzerland, 2022
THE TURNIP, dir. Piret Sigus, Silja Saarepuu, Estonia, 2022

SHORTS NEW TALENTS COMPETITION: ANIMATION

A DOG UNDER BRIDGE, dir. Tang Rehoo, China, 2022
ABOVE THE CLOUDS, dir. Vivien Hárshegyi, Hungary, 2022
CALL CENTER, dir. Eszter Kajlik, Hungary, 2021
EPICENTER, dir. Heeyoon Hahm, South Korea , 2022
GIRL IN THE WATER, dir. Shi-Rou Huang, Taiwan, 2021
GOODBYE JÉRÔME!, dir. Gabrielle Selnet, Adam Sillard, Chloé Farr, France, 2021
HOW TO SURVIVE THE HEATWAVE AND STAY HUMAN, dir. Ronni Shalev, Alon Sharabi, Israel, 2021
IN HIS MERCY, dir. Christoph Büttner, Germany, 2022
LESSER OF TWO EVILS, dir. Máté Horesnyi, Hungary, 2021
MOM, WHAT’S UP WITH THE DOG?, dir. Lola Lefevre, France, 2021
PENTOLA, dir. Leo Černic, Italy, 2022
PERSONA, dir. Sujin Moon, South Korea , 2022
THE HOUSE OF LOSS, dir. Jinkyu Jeon, South Korea, Japan, 2022
THE PATTERN, dir. Péter Bogyó, Hungary, 2022
VAMPIRE, dir. Zhong Xian, United Kingdom, 2021
ZOON, dir. Jonatan Schwenk, Germany, 2021

SHORTS NATIONAL COMPETITION

3RD OCTAVE F, dir. Eeva Mägi, Estonia, 2022
CHILDREN OF THE BORDER, dir. Janne Vasarainen, Estonia, 2022
CONVERSATION, dir. Victoria Kaskova, Estonia, 2022
DOG APARTMENT, dir. Priit Tender, Estonia, 2022
DRIFTING APART, dir. Rebeka Rummel, Estonia, 2022
ECLIPSE, dir. Rūta Ronja Pakalne, Estonia, 2022
EEVA, dir. Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov, Estonia, 2022
EYES ON YOU, dir. Raoul Kirsima, Estonia, 2022
FEETLESS SHOES, dir. Ernesto Redondo Vergara, Estonia, 2022
FORGOTTEN SUMMER HAZE, dir. Teresa Juksaar, Estonia, 2022
HORSE, dir. Jass Kaselaan, Estonia, 2022
IN BETWEEN, dir. Oliver Remma, Estonia, 2021
INFINITE MIRROR, dir. Silver Õun, Estonia, 2022
KÕVERDAMA, dir. Karl Kaisel, Estonia, 2022
ME AND HER, dir. Eldar Basmanov, Ahmed Fouad Ragab, Estonia, 2021
MY MOTHER THE SEA, dir. Aspasia Kazeli, Estonia, 2022
POWER, dir. Margus Õunapuu, producer, Estonia, 2021
RECENTS, dir. Sophia Bazelgette, Estonia, 2022
SIERRA, dir. Sander Joon, Estonia, 2022
SO(U)LD, dir. Betra Käsper, Estonia, 2022
STRAWBERRY SHAKE, dir. Lou Andréa Fiere, Estonia, 2022
THE DAY I KILLED MY MOTHER, dir. Aranya Sen, Estonia, 2022
THE RISE, dir. Alesja Suzdaltseva, Estonia, 2022
THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF COMRADE KULIAKOV, dir. Lucas Abrahão, Estonia, 2021
TIIU AND DRAGON, dir. Teresa Juksaar, Estonia, 2021
TWIN TURBO, dir. Raul Esko, Romet Esko, Estonia, 2022
UIBU TALU, dir. Ívar Erik Yeoman, Estonia, 2022
WHERE THE LINDEN GROWS, dir. Katariina Aule, Estonia, 2021
WHITE LIE, dir. Katariina Aule, Estonia, 2021