Available in Lithuania, Romania, Greece, Egypt and South Africa, on Saturday, February 27, at 18:00 (GMT +2) & rerun on Sunday, February 28, at 16:00 (GMT +2)


The collection contains two shorts where the border between documentary and fiction is blurred, the Lithuanian documentary ONE LIFE and the Egyptian short film SUNDAY AT 5, the South African short fiction about children searching for miracles, WHAT DID YOU DREAM?, and the charming Greek THE MOUSE STORY which reveals a world where everything appears possible.

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One Life

“They only fly when you give them a push.”
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Marija Stonyte | Lithuania | 2019 | 19’
Original title

Vienas Gyvenimas

Awards / Festivals

• Dok Leipzig (2020)
• WP Lithuanian Silver Crane Award (2020)
• Best Short Film Nomination, European Film Forum Scanorama (2019)

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Lithuanian

Subtitles

English, Romanian, Greek

Synopsis

In the private farm, a butterfly is born only to be sold as a prop for a concert. Its journey to the music hall reflects the struggle to survive in the modern-day civilization.

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What Did You Dream?

“Everyday is a chance to dream again.”
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Karabo Lediga | South Africa | 2020 | 19’
Awards / Festivals

• Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (2020)
• Palm Springs International Short Film Festival/ShortFest (2020)
• Pittsburgh Shorts (2020)

Dialogues

Tswana

Subtitles

English, Romanian, Greek

Synopsis

It’s the summer school holidays in 1990 South Africa and 11-year-old Boipelo is back at her grandmother Koko’s four-roomed house. It’s a point of uncertainty for a country on the brink of democracy but mostly, according to her at least, for Boipelo who will be attending a multiracial school soon. As the holidays draw to a close, an anxious Boipelo devises a plan so that she can dream again and bring a smile to her forlorn grandmother’s face and, perhaps, have one last feeling of belonging before her life changes forever.

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The Mouse Story

“Everybody knows the moon is made of cheese.”
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Miltiades Christidis | Greece | 2020 | 15’
Original title

To Maous Story

Awards / Festivals

• International Short Film Festival in Drama (2020)
• Athens International Film Festival (2020)
• International Film Festival of Larissa (2021)

Dialogues

Greek

Subtitles

English, Romanian

Synopsis

The everyday life and troubles of Yorgos Armouse, a human sized mouse living among people, as he struggles to make a living, fit in, and get some cheese to eat.

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Sunday at Five

“Make me fond of you and make me want to choose you.”
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Sherif El Bendary | Egypt | 2019 | 17’
Original title

El Had El Sa’a Khamsa

Awards / Festivals

• Montpellier Film Festival (2019)
• Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient (2020)
• Cairo International Film Festival (2020)

Dialogues

Arabic

Subtitles

English, Romanian, Greek

Synopsis

Hadeel is at a turning point in her life. Her hesitant character and selfishness, that she is well aware of, make her unstoppable when it comes to getting what she wants, even if it is at the expense of others.

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