Festival Darlings 

Experimentalism, obsession, extremes – these were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little festival darlings. The screening is part of the EFA Shorts short film tour, which brings the best short films to theaters around Europe.

All Cats Are Grey in the Dark

Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he has his beloved cat Marmelade impregnated by an exquisite tomcat abroad.

Orig. title: Nachts Sind Alle Katzen Grau
Director: Lasse Linder
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2019
Duration: 19 min
Producer: Edith Flückiger
Production: Lucerne School of Art and Design
Screenplay: Lasse Linder
Cinematography: Robin Angst
Editing: Michèle Flury
Sound: Beni Mosele, Daniel Bleuer, Nicolas Büttiker
Starring: Katjuscha, Marmelade, Christian
Things That Happen in the Bathroom

In the intimate sanctuary of the bathroom, a lonely young queer yearns for love and learns how to survive heartbreak.

Director: Edward Hancox
Country: United Kingdom, USA
Year: 2019
Duration: 13 min
Producer: Maggie M. Bailey, Edward Hancox, Miguel Valarino Salazar
Screenplay: Edward Hancox
Cinematography: Huay-Bing Law
Editing: Jess Rodop, Bita Ghassemi
Sound: Miles Foster-Greenwood, Morgan Honaker
Starring: John-Calvin Pierce, Hank Freeman

A 13-year-old Nina is feeling trapped in her relation with the bossy Vassil, who is preparing her to be a skilled pickpocket in Spain. Тhey live under one roof and share one bed but more often Nina dreams about escaping.

Director: Hristo Simeonov
Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2019
Duration: 19 min
Producer: Nikolay Todorov, Elena Mosholova, Poli Angelova
Production: Screening Emotions
Screenplay: Konstantin Bojanov
Cinematography: Vesselin Hristov
Editing: Hristo Simeonov
Sound: Ivan Andreev, Veselin Zografov
Starring: Niki Chobanski, Margita Gosheva, Borislav Rusev, Plamena Stefanova
Past Perfect

A melancholic film – the archaeological investigation of the state of mind of our present.

Director: Jorge Jácome
Country: Portugal
Year: 2019
Duration: 23 min
Producer: Jorge Jácome
Screenplay: Pedro Penim, Jorge Jácome
Cinematography: Marta Simões, Jorge Jácome
Editing: Jorge Jácome
Sound: António Porém Pires, Shugo Tekina
Sun Dog

Fedor is a young locksmith in Murmansk, a frozen city in the obscurity of the Russian Arctic. Client after client, he roams through the alleys of concrete, animated by a fantasy that isolates him from the city and its population. His dreams corrode his relation to reality and open the door to a phantasmagoric universe; a second sun is rising above the Russian Arctic.

Director: Dorian Jespers
Country: Belgium, Russia
Year: 2020
Duration: 20 min
Producer: Gust van den Berghe
Production: ATAKA51, KASK, Scum Pictures
Screenplay: Dorian Jespers
Cinematography: Dorian Jespers, Arnaud Alberola
Editing: Omar Guzman
Sound: Thomas Becka
Starring: Alexandr Pronkin, Déni Oumar Pitsaev