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Tuesday 21 March 2023


This screening features 8 short films, and will be followed by a free drink. All films are in English OR have English subtitles.​


Alfred Sküll Art Gallery

Alpacastraat 29

9000 Gent



Tickets are 6 euros (incl. a free drink) per screening. Tickets for this screening are available online, or at the gallery starting at 19:45.



Tehran (Iran) by Masoud Moein

Synopsis: An experimental short film with an abstract structure which uses urban lights of Tehran(Capital city of Iran). Running time: 0:02:55.


Selections/awards: Encounters Short film & Animation Festival Bristol, New Orleans FF, Rain Dance Film Festival London, and more.


For All We Know (Germany) by Yann les Jours



Synopsis: Music video for a song by Mary Ocher (to be released on an upcoming album). This music video has been developed around the idea of bridge between the loss and the vivid memories of what is missing. A bridge linking the archipel context/subject-filming-viewing. It's about perceiving those shifts we operate, sometimes unconsciously. Those essential in-betweens merging our existences with others. Running time: 0:05:41.


Selections/awards: Leeds IFF.

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A Fairy Tale (France) by Zoé Arene

Synopsis: Apprentice filmmaker, Juan makes a documentary portrait of Coco, a thirty-something-year-old marginal. The film is quickly called into question when Juan discovers that Coco thinks she’s a fairy in a disenchanted society. Running time: 00:19:49.


Selections/awards: Flickers' Rhode Island IFF, PÖFF Shorts, Tampere FF, Tout Court Festival Bologne, Festival Fantaspoa Brazil, Brussels Independent FF, and more.

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The Veil (Belgium) by Maxime Coton

Synopsis: A cinepoem by Maxime Coton based on a poem by Padishah Khatun. Running time: 0:01:30.


Selections/awards: Zebra FF Berlin.


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Hurricane Sofia (Belgium) by Lili Back, Victor Dupuis

Synopsis: When a small party was suppose to happen, a student died within the school ground, leaving her classmates in great distress. Before the reopening of the school, Clémence, Taomë and Mathéo decided to tidy the preparation of the canceled party. In silence, they are having a hard time to open up about the tragic event. Running time: 0:11:11.


Return (Germany) by Ghiath Al Mhitawi



Synopsis: The film is set in Damascus in spring 2013. Husam is an ordinary Syrian soldier who visits his Family in Damascus on a 24hr leave. He sits in the kitchen and after a long absence enjoys the company and food of his mother, but there is a lump in his throat. He would like to open his heart for his mother and tell her what he really feels: That he is fighting for a group of corrupt and criminal people. He wants to say to her that he is afraid of death and he wants to escape military service, but his mother insists on describing him as the hero who is fighting for his country and his family honor. Both characters have an intense inner struggle that forces them to show the opposite of what they actually feel. Husam tries in many ways to tell his mother how dangerous the current situation on the front is, but his mother ignores his fears. She asks him to help her and bring the old television from the attic. There he finds an old plastic toy which intensifies his awareness to his tragic situation. Running time: 0:16:30.


Selections/awards: FF Max Ophüls Preis, Kurzsüchtig Leipzig (Grand Jury Award – Narrative), Brest European Short FF.

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Bounds (Israel) by Mor J Mizrachi

Synopsis: "Bounds" is an exploration of the borders that are built for us and the ones we impose on ourselves. Maybe we are imprisoned by them as they bound us. Perhaps they can liberate us, but {as long as we exist, they are inescapable}. Running time: 0:03:34.


Selections/awards: Serbest IFF, Tokyo International Short FF (Award Winner).

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Most of the Time We Are Just Waiting (Canada) by Molly Shears



Synopsis: Set to the backdrop of her suburban town’s evacuation, Thirteen-year old Nora enlists the help of the boy next door to search for her apathetic big sister, who has snuck out to party with an older boy with questionable intentions. Running time: 0:19:59.


Selections/awards: Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma, Silver Wave FF.

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