As part of ŻUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival, we have the pleasure of inviting the youth to participate in competition screenings specifically for the young audience!
Entry to all the screenings is free of charge!
Dear Young Jury Members, you will watch carefully selected short films – titles that are not in the cinema or on TV, produced in various parts of the world. You will be able to watch animations, feature, and experimental films. You will meet the film creators, who will tell you about their films and their work on them. And the most important thing – it will be you, who will select the films that will be awarded.
KIDS – YOUTH 16+ competition screening (62′)
December 7th, 10:00 AM
Forum Cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
director: Myrsini Aristidou
director of photography: Federico Martin Cesca
Cyprus, France 2017, 13’35”
Present-day Athens. Seventeen-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmy’s local kebab joint, is waiting for a driving lesson with her father. When he finally arrives, it is not to go for a drive; on the contrary, he confides in her the care of a young Chinese immigrant who speaks neither Greek nor English.
Den’ Uchitelya/School of mannequins
director: Maria Nistratova
director of photography: Maria Nistratova
Russia 2018, 5’17”
What and how does a person form? What impact does education and culture have on us? Do we find ourselves genuine or become hostages to the stereotypes of a public “spectacle”?
Домик игрушек/Toy house
director: Natasha Danilevskaya
director of photography: Natasha Danilevskaya
Russia 2017, 6’18”
All children grow up one day and their attitude to toys changes. “Toy house” is a clear and demonstrative illustration of the right attitude to toys, created to bring joy and happiness to children. Don’t break out from childhood and the life with toys abruptly: it is important to show kids how to cultivate the right attitude to them.
director: Sarah Veltmeyer
director of photography: Stephan Polman
Netherlands 2017, 14’
The brothers Andi and Florist live in a poor desolate village in Kosovo. By selling milk they earn just enough money to support the family. When Andi discovers the card of a Dutch porn star in their bedroom, he needs a telephone to watch it. He is so obsessed with it that he doesn’t notice his brother has chosen this day to say goodbye to him.
Maria ja 7 pöialpoissi/Mary and 7 Dwarfs
director: Riho Unt
director of photography: Sergei Kibus
Estonia 2018, 12’30”
Having spent her entire life behind the convent walls, the old and dignified nun Maria has decided to fulfill her childhood dream. The only obstacle on her way is her fragmentary, almost non-existent, memory. Maria is afraid that her ultimate dream may turn out to be a sin instead.
director: Gerard Nogueira
director of photography: Martín Urrea
Spain 2017, 9’
Carlos’ crisis seems to get worse when he gets home and finds out that his dog, Rocco, bit the neighbors’ son. Although his son, Luis, tries to prove his dog is not guilty, Carlos’ neighbors threaten him with the possibility of expelling the dog out of the building. It seems that Luis is the only one who can save Rocco by telling the truth…