Emerging Directors

This section is dedicated to first feature films, presenting the original and revealing work of new talents.
AS I FALL
With only a few weeks left of his probation period, Joachim’s struggle with heroin addiction seems to be behind him. On the surface, he appears to be back on track with a steady job and productive therapy sessions—when he’s not secretly using again. ...
AWAY
A boy and a little bird are travelling across an island on a motorcycle trying to escape a dark spirit and return

Contrechamp Award for Best Emerging Talent- Annecy 2019
Best Feature Film for Children - Anima Mundi IFF 2019
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BAIT
The picture-postcard idyll of the Cornwall fishing village is misleading. While fishing used to be a way of supporting oneself, wealthy London tourists have now descended and are displacing the locals, whose livelihood is thus threatened. The relatio...
BEANPOLE
1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege – one of the worst in history – is finally over, life and death continue their battle in...
BEYOND THE HORIZON
Summer 76', there's a heatwave and the Swiss countryside is drying out at top speed. In this stifling environment, Gus who is thirteen years old and the son of a farmer, sees both his family environment and his innocence relentlessly breaking. He's l...
CAMINO VOYAGE
An Epic 2,500 km Modern Day Celtic Odyssey
A crew including a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic o...
DAFNE
Dafne is a witty young woman with Down syndrome. She is fiercely independent, but still lives with her parents, Luigi and Maria. Suddenly Maria dies and the family’s balance is shattered. Luigi falls into depression, tormented by the future, by the m...
HARAKUJU
It’s the day before Christmas and Vilde hangs out with her friends when she learns that her mother has died. She is forced to contact her father, whom she has never met. She tries to escape it all with a one way ticket to Tokyo, but is caught up in a...
HEAVY LOAD
The estranged brothers, Emil and Magnus, travels to Spain to bring home the body of their drunken and now dead father. But what Emil doesn’t know is that Magnus only has agreed to go because of his father’s valuable Rolex watch, which can save his bl...
INVISIBLE
A former dancer Jonas pretends to be blind to enter a TV dance competition. He meets his new dance partner Saulė who at first is disturbed by Jonas’ disability, but soon enough discomfort gives way to genuine interest and the couple becomes the most ...
LARA
Lara has just turned sixty; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing. German acting lege...
LES MISERABLES
Stéphane has recently joined the Anti-Crime Brigade in Montfermeil, in the Paris suburbs. Alongside his new colleagues Chris and Gwada – both experienced members of the team – he quickly discovers tensions running high between neighbourhood gangs. Wh...
NOCTURNE
While wandering through the night, director Alex searches for the essence of his film. He has a deadline to meet but seems to have lost his inspiration, and on top of this his girlfriend walks out on him. As time passes, the dividing line between fic...
O BEAUTIFUL NIGHT
Although Juri is young, he lives in constant fear of dying. Nightly panic attacks for him are routine – but one night he meets a dark figure who claims to be Death incarnate. So begins a bizarro-Faustian trip together through the night, during which ...
RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR
Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from world renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompani...
SUMMER SURVIVORS
An ambitious young research psychologist, Indre, who has reluctantly agreed to transport two patients from one psychiatric unit to another in exchange for research privileges at her clinic, finds herself the leader of a rather rag-tag band on the lon...
SYSTEM CRASHER
She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year- old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. And she is certainly not looking to change her ways. Because Benni ...
THOU SHALT NOT KILL
Cristian, a young surgeon, an idealist devoted to his vocation, works at a hospital in Bucharest. He is the only one disturbed by the unexpected deaths of patients after successful surgeries. He starts investigating and makes a shocking discovery. Fo...
TWO OF US
Pensioners Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments, in Filipp...