AWARD NOMINATIONS 2022

BEST FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

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Dreamlife

Dir. Melvin Moti

85' • Netherlands • 2020

In the 1960s, at the height of the Space Race, a 23-year-old French geologist named Michel Siffre went to live in an underground cave for two months. Siffre investigated how the human body deals with extremely long isolation in a confined space, and how our sleep cycle responds to the absence of daylight. Between 1962 and 1972, Siffre conducted several expeditions, some of which lasted up to 150 days underground. Inspired by this true story, Dreamlife inserts fictional elements to speak about the beginning of art, the development of consciousness and the experiences of a human body in a non-human environment.

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SWEET DISASTER

Dir. Laura Lehmus

90' • Germany • 2021

SWEET DISASTER tells the story of FRIDA. German-Finnish, painting therapist and 40-y.o. Two events change the usual course of her life. She gets unexpectedly pregnant and FELIX, the father of her child breaks up with her to re-unite with his ex who is suddenly back. FELIX admits that it is not the best timing, however it does not prevent him from leaving. FRIDA cannot accept FELIX' decision. Although some serious health problems caused by the late pregnancy force her to rest, she tries to get FELIX back with the help of absurd, exaggerated and sometimes absolutely comic actions.

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ZERIA

Dir. Harry Cleven

61' • Belgium • 2021

Gaspard is the last man on Earth. Zeria, his grandson, is the first humain to be born on Mars. Gaspard tells him about his life, his fears, his loves... in the hope that Zeria will come to see him before he dies... Zeria would be the first human being to return to Earth without having ever known it...