Festival Darlings 

Award-winning short films and audience favourites from festivals around the world. Including the short film Sorry Not Sorry by Julia Thelin, which won the Best Nordic Short Film Award in 2019 Nordisk Panorama Film Festival.

The Last Trip to the Seaside

Six passengers are traveling to the seaside in a train compartment. After a while, a suspicion makes some of them lose their composure and the remainder of the trip goes terribly wrong.

Orig. title: Ultimul Drum Spre Mare
Director: Adi Voicu
Country: Romania
Year: 2019
Duration: 12 min
Party day

Mena lives alone with her daughter Clara. Today is Clara’s
seventh birthday. Despite her limited fnancial resources
Mena still manages to organize a birthday party. But after a phone call from her mother she becomes
distraught and anxious.

Orig. title: Dia de festa
Director: Sofia Bost
Country: Portugal
Year: 2019
Duration: 17 min
Sorry Not Sorry

Feride is alone in the summer night. She has been to a party with her friends, and on the way home she makes a diversion down to the water. She sees a group of young guys who’ve been out…

Director: Julia Thelin
Country: Sweden
Year: 2019
Duration: 15 min

A mother helps an elderly woman in a shopping mall in Tehran. A tragedy occurs, brutally confronting her with the impact of her actions.

Director: Ali Asgari
Country: France, Iran
Year: 2020
Duration: 14 min
Give Up the Ghost

Salam’s dream of becoming a mother shatters when she finds out that she is unable to have children with her husband. A lifetime of convictions and beliefs are put to the test as Salam realizes she must make a choice.

Director: Zain Duraie
Country: Germany, Jordan, Sweden
Year: 2019
Duration: 15 min