Altötting
Andreas Hykade | Germany / Canada / Portugal | 2020

In the small Bavarian town of Altötting, a mother takes her young son to visit a nearby chapel. The boy becomes entranced by the Shrine of the Virgin Mary inside the chapel and begins daily pilgrimages to see his beloved Madonna. His love, devotion, and passion for her continue to grow, until one day his world is crushed by the devastating secret behind her eternal beauty.
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El màrtir
Fernando Pomares | Spain | 2020

Two Syrian brothers illegally cross a border to enter into a Western country. Their sister narrates this journey where the present , the past and the oneiric all jumble together to become both a dream and nightmare of our current world.
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Giòng sông không nhìn thấy
Phạm Ngọc Lân | Vietnam / Laos | 2020

Stories told along the river: a woman reunites with her exlover at a hydroelectric plant; meanwhile, a young man travels downstream to a temple in search of a cure for his insomnia.

 
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Gramercy
Jamil McGinnis, Pat Heywood | United States | 2019

Shaq, a young man grappling with depression, returns to his New Jersey hometown, where his exploration of grief and brotherhood transforms into the imagining of an inner life.

 
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How my Grandmother Became a Chair
Nicolas Fattouh | Germany / Lebanon / Qatar | 2020

Grandmother loses her five senses one after the other until she transforms into a wooden chair. Throughout her transformation, she realizes that her housekeeper is not the wild animal she thought she was, but the real, caring and strong family member grandmother was looking for.

 
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Moi, Barnabé
Jean-François Lévesque | Canada | 2020

Confronted with doubt and feelings of emptiness, drunk with unhappiness and seeking to drown his sorrow, Barnabé experiences a curious metaphysical visitation; lightning strikes the spire of his church and a mysterious rooster appears, forcing him to reconsider his life.
 
 
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O Black Hole!
Renee Zhan | United Kingdom | 2020

A woman who can't stand the passing of time turns herself into a black hole. A thousand years pass without any changes, until one day the Singularity wakes inside her. An immoveable woman meets an unstoppable girl in this epic 2D stop-motion opera about the beauty of transience and letting go.
 
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Play Schengen
Gunhild Enger | Norway | 2020

A gaming company is making a videogame for kids about the EU. You play a national bird needing to breed and nest across borders, but you can only fly according to your VISA. We follow two game designers as they transform the European Union into pixel graphics, in an effort to make Schengen catchy for young people. The question is whether it is possible?
 
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Thanadoula
Robin McKenna | Canada | 2020

Two sisters entwined by love. When Annie disappears, her younger sister, Natalie, seeks her out in an unconventional way: as a thanadoula, accompanying the dying in their final stages. Between their slow and final breaths, Natalie finds a bridge between life and death and, ultimately, a pathway to her sister.
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