Towards Adulthood 

Adulthood challenges

A Handful of Stones

11 year old Ivica is an explorer of the small world around him, a world of industrial wastelands and uncertain terrain. A world that is still less strange than the drama that unfolds in his own home.

Orig. title: Kamen u ruci
Director: Stefan Ivancic
Country: Serbia
Year: 2017
Duration: 14 min
Magic Moments

Parents struggle to earn money, so sisters basically take care of each other alone. – Why do we walk on the grass? – So that we step into shit and are lucky. Thanks to the bond they have, they might have already won over life’s shit.

Director: Martina Buchelová
Country: Slovakia
Year: 2016
Duration: 20 min
Would You Look at Her

A hard-headed tomboy spots the unlikely solution to all her problems in an all-male religious ritual.

Director: Goran Stolevski
Country: Macedonia
Year: 2017
Duration: 19 min
By the Pool

A group of teenagers rent a house with a sauna for a party. Everybody is having a good time: dancing, singing, drinking, talking. The party ends and everybody leaves, but in the morning the housekeepers come to clean the place and in the dressing room they find a girl who is trying to find a button of her ripped up trousers.

Director: Laurynas Bareiša
Country: Lithuania
Year: 2017
Duration: 16 min
Kiem Holijanda

The brothers Andi (13) en Florist (20) live in a poor and desolate village in Kosovo. By selling milk they earn just enough money to support the family. When Andi discovers a card of a Dutch porn star in their bedroom, he needs a telephone to watch it. He is so obsessed with it, he doesn’t notice his brother has chosen this day to say goodbye to him.

Director: Sarah Veltmeyer
Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 14 min