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2024 Genre Shorts
Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival presents:
Various Authors
Europe’s largest international student film festival brings a mix of animation and live action short films with exciting perspectives from young filmmakers. This selection features films that push the boundaries of their genre conventions, rethink them and thus breathe fresh life into them.

From the Top \ United Kingdom 2023 \ Animated Film \ 8 min
Director: Rich Farris
— A former musician is on his way to sell her drum kit. But then she realizes that her passion for music has not yet been extinguished.
Language: Without Dialogue

AMWIRE (ORR) \ Germany 2023 \ Short Film \ 4 min
Director & Writer: Jakob Vyzina
— Have you drawn a number? A bus driver finds himself in an endless spiral between life and death and repeatedly ends up in the Office of Rebirth and Reincarnation.
Language: German (English Subtitles)

Opto Optics \ Germany 2024 \ Animated Film \ 4 min
Director & Writer: Pearl Seemann
— A man is out shopping when he unexpectedly becomes a witness and his world descends into surrealism. A psychedelic trip that goes far beyond the store.
Language: Without Dialogue

Ventil (Valve) \ Germany 2023 \ Fiction Film \ 13 min
Director: Leve Kühl
— Mike and Toni hit the petrol station at night on their cross bikes. Will Mike find the right outlet to express his feelings and save his broken relationship?
Language: German (English Subtitles)

The Nectar Instead \ United States 2023 \ Animated Film \ 4 min
Director: Yoo Lee
— In a stop-motion studio, a fly finds itself in a hopeless situation and realizes that it has wasted its life.
Language: English (English Subtitles)

El trono (The Throne) \ Spain 2023 \ Fiction Film \ 14 min
Driector & Writer: Lucía Jiménez
— Shit! Here is Spain’s head of government visiting a public toilet, only to watch helplessly what his campaigners hide behind their masks.
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)

Covert \ Singapore 2023 \ Animated Film \ 5 min
Director: Bervyn Chua
— What happens when a security, a red diamond and a burglar are all in the same room? The object of desire will be fought over relentlessly.
Language: Without Dialogue

Być Kimś (Be Somebody) \ Poland 2023 \ Short Film \ 27 min
Director & Writer: Michal Toczek
— A common guy, an electrician named Wiktor moves in with his family to a new apartment. Soon they find out that the apartment used to belong to Lech Walesa, a former Polish President and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, who started out as an electrician. Wiktor's wife, Sylwia, starts to make money on foreign tourists, turning their new home into a museum and her husband into Walesa's impersonator. Sylwia's new obsession leads to Wiktor's confrontation with Walesa's legend.
Language: Polish (English Subtitles)

Au 8ème Jour (On the 8th Day) \ France 2023 \ Animated Film \ 8 min
Directors: Agathe Sénéchal, Alicia Massez. Elise Debruyne, Flavie Carin, Théo Duhautois
— In a textile world, we bear witness to its man-made destruction. All it takes is a single day. A 3D animated appeal.
Language: Without Dialogue
Various Languages with English Subtitles.
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