We've been advised that it’s a challenge, but we do feel that an international film festival should save space for the film audience of tomorrow. In conjunction with our friends at KICFF whom we trust to be on the forefront of understanding and engaging with the younger audience of our region we thus present a programme fully devoted to coming-of-age, to the reality of a young existence – to it's conflicts, to it’s celebration, to it’s diverse dynamics. In support to sustain this venture we devised a jury of the brightest young stars of film blogging in the country and last year’s prize went deservedly to Daniel Joseph Borgman's The Weight of Elephants. Let’s see which film speaks to the hearts of the young this year!
Junnu and Raisa meet at a children’s home for problematic youths, a place more like a prison than a social care centre. They steal a car and manage to escape. They end up on a paradise-like island where their journey turns into a surreal trip on drugs, but reality cannot be kept at bay for long.GO TO FILM
The weight of time is very much felt in Kiruna, a nothing-out-of-the-ordinary and yet somehow peculiarly special Swedish polar town, the only thing that literally shakes the town is a coalmine, its only economic resource. The radio is anxiously broadcasting news about a possible disaster.GO TO FILM
Muffled emotional explosions under a seemingly quiet disguise; Norway’s Joachim Trier is a master of bringing an extra dimension to the frame – an invisible yet unmistakably present quality.GO TO FILM
In Stella’s eyes, her elder sister Katya is a true star: she is the apple of their parents’ eye and a talented figure skater who spends her days practising the sport. When Katya’s dedication begins to resemble an obsession while she herself becomes emotionally distant, Stella is the first to find out her sister’s secret and realize its potentially dire consequences.GO TO FILM