INTERNATIONAL SHORTS


Tous Ecrans is interested in short films for their independence and creativity, and the boldness of their directors' cinematographic approach. The program is also an opportunity for us to scout emerging artists eager to share a new take on the world. This unique window into the films of tomorrow offers a clear insight into popular trends and topics of the moment.
The Swiss and international short films in competition this year have been selected to offer a representative panel of recent productions, whilst ensuring diversity and narrative quality.

To ensure consistency and adequately reflect the sweeping changes to film distribution models, this year's competition will focus above all on content, with no distinction made between shorts and international web films.  

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de Jessy Deshais & Daniel Ablin ( Barzoï ) •
france, 2012, 4 minutes , vo english , st fr

Mid-way through eternity, a man drives a flying machine. Floating in this Meliès-like world, he makes surprising encounters.

Wednesday 7 , 15h00, Grütli Langlois

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ADDRESS IS APPROXIMATE

de Tom Jenkins •
United Kingdom, 2011, 3' , vo ang , st fr

When a lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, he takes a road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.

Saturday 3 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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BRINK

de Shawn Christensen •
Etats-Unis, 2011, 9' , vo ang , st fr

As true love materializes between Jeremy and his best friend Evelyn, the very magnetic force that brings them together will also be the one to tear them apart.

Wednesday 7 , 17h00, Grütli Langlois

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DARK MARKET

de Theo Nunn •
United Kingdom, 2012, 1' , vo english , st fr

Police Detective Dawson struggles to understand a new type of untouchable criminal. This book trailer for Misha Glenny's novel is an innovative mix of film and animation.

Sunday 4 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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HOPE

de Pedro Pires •
Canada, 2011, 11' , vo none/ aucun , st none/ aucun

The fragmented violence of war seen through the eyes of a General on his deathbed. The film is based on the award-winning play Jimmy, Créature de Rêve by Marie Brassard.

Wednesday 7 , 15h00, Grütli Langlois

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I AM JOHN WAYNE

de Christina Choe •
Etats-Unis, 2012, 17' , vo ang , st fr

Instead of attending his best friend's funeral, Taco takes Chance out for a ride to Coney Island. This Columbia Film School short was financed through Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.

Saturday 3 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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IL VULCANO

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de Alice RIva •
Suisse, 2012, 17' , vo italien , st ang

Sam, A Young Man, Has Lost Interest In Life And Becomes Increasingly Nihilistic. In The Prison Of His Self-Imposed Isolation, The Only Thing That Still Means Anything To Him Is A Story He Reads As A Child.

Tuesday 6 , 15h30, Grütli Langlois En présence de l'équipe.

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ITALIAN SPIDERMAN

de Dario Russo •
Australie, 2007, 39' , vo ang , st fr

In the middle of a party, an asteroid from a distant galaxy falls to earth and is taken by professor Barnardi for research. Italian Spiderman, a fat, rude superhero ...read more


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LES AMOURS PERDUES

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de Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm •
Denmark / France, 2011, 29' , vo fr , st ang

Can we change for the sake of love? Maria, fascinated, immerses herself in Vincent's writings. This will forever change the way she looks at their relationship.

Sunday 4 , 13h30, Grütli Simon
Tuesday 6 , 15h30, Grütli Langlois En présence de l'équipe.

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MON AMOUREUX

de Daniel Metge •
France, 2011, 22' , vo fr , st ang

"Romain is my friend. We French kiss. We'll get married and have kids!" Immersion in another reality.

Wednesday 7 , 15h00, Grütli Langlois

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MR FOLEY

de D.a.d.d.y (Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman) •
Irlande, 2011, 4' , vo ang , st fr

What if like Mr Foley, you wake up in a hospital bed only to find that a group of technicians is soundtracking your life?

Sunday 4 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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MR STACHE

de Jac Schaeffer •
Etats-Unis, 2011, 9' , vo ang , st fr

Mr. Stache always believed he had an inner mustache. Now he's wearing it on the outside. Where it makes way more sense...

Wednesday 7 , 15h00, Grütli Langlois

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NOSTRADAMOS

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de Maxence Bradley, Elisabeth Olga Tremblay, Alexandre Lampron •
Canada, 2011, 9' , vo fr , st ang

There is one place that surely won't be touched by the apocalypse: Amos, a small village in North Quebec, whose inhabitants are already prepared. Hilarious mockumentary made in only 72 hours!

Sunday 4 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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NOTHING CAN TOUCH ME

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de Milad Alami •
Danemark, 2011, 29' , vo danois , st ang/ fr

Katrine survives a school shooting and is the only one to see the killer. As the hunt for the boy begins, Katrine realizes she has more in common with him than any of her other classmates.

Wednesday 7 , 15h00, Grütli Langlois

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ONCE IT STARTED IT COULD NOT END OTHERWISE

de Kelly Sears •
Etats-Unis, 2011, 7' , vo ang , st fr

Part disaster film, part Freudian animation, Once It All Started bears witness to a series of absurd and horrible disasters that strike an American high school, eerily mirroring larger political and social markers of the recent past.

Wednesday 7 , 17h00, Grütli Langlois

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PAGE 23

de Jeroen Houben, Stefan Van Den Boogaard, Tim Arts •
Pays-Bas, 2011, 4' , vo allemand , st ang/ fr

When page 23 of an Ikea catalogue comes to life, existential questions arise. Made for the Utrecht 48 Hour Film Project.

Wednesday 7 , 15h00, Grütli Langlois

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PARVANEH

de Talkhon Hamzavi •
Suisse, 2012, 24' , vo suisse allemand , st ang/ fr

In the Swiss mountains, young Afghan migrant Parvaneh lives in a transit centre for asylum seekers. She goes into town to send money home and starts to make various encounters.

Wednesday 7 , 17h00, Grütli Langlois

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POP LE CHEVAL

de Kristof Brandl •
Canada, 2011, 5' , vo ang , st fr

A dreamy short offering a poetic glance at Montreal's youth.

Saturday 3 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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RANDOM STRANGERS

de Alexis Dos Santos •
United Kingdom, Netherlands, 2011, 24' , vo ang , st fr

How close can you get to a total stranger on the other side of the world? Rocky and Lulu bump into each other online in ChatRoulette. Portrait of the Twitter/Facebook/MySpace/Skype generation.

Wednesday 7 , 17h00, Grütli Langlois

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ROBBIE

de Neil Harvey •
Australia1, 2012, 8' , vo ang , st fr

Robbie is set 6000 years in the future and charts the existential reflections of an ageing robot drifting through space on the last of his battery life. Created entirely of NASA archival footage.

Wednesday 7 , 17h00, Grütli Langlois

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SYNDROMES

de Kristoffer Borgli •
Norvège, 2011, 12' , vo norvégien , st ang/ fr

A young girl with mysterious talents finds herself entwined in an elite underworld, of which only the ailing wealthy are aware. This short was produced for the release of electronic music duo The Golden Filter's new album, Syndromes.

Saturday 3 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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THE LINE

de Joe Petrilla •
Etats-Unis, 2011, 8' , vo ang , st fr

A man on the verge of suicide and a boy with a violent imagination meet at the center of a long bridge. A film about growing up and growing old.

Wednesday 7 , 17h00, Grütli Langlois

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THE PACK

de Mario Fernandez Alonso •
Espagne, 2011, 15' , vo espagnol , st ang/ fr

Teenagers walk in a desert with violent intent, driven by the need to be liked, jealousy and a strong pack mentality.

Saturday 3 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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TOUCH OF MAGIC

de Tobias Gundorff Boesen •
Danemark, 2012, 17' , vo ang , st fr

A black poetic tale set in Dickensian London. Emma meets a failed magician. But the magic is out of control and Emma has shady intentions.

Wednesday 7 , 15h00, Grütli Langlois

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VICKY AND SAM

de Nuno Rocha •
Portugal/ Etats-Unis, 2011, 14' , vo ang , st fr

Boy meets girl, as brainstormed by three screenwriters. When boy and girl come to life, the tale takes on a new twist.

Sunday 4 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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WASTE

de Anton Groves •
Roumanie, 2012, 8' , vo ang , st fr

What's in your closet? A reckless guy keeps little monsters in and around his mundane life, as they feed off his waste. An imaginative short intergrating live action and pop-up animation.

Saturday 3 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

de Jenle Hallund •
Danemark, 2011, 19' , vo danois , st ang/ fr

Alex has written a novel based on Samuel's life as a soldier. They both hope that something will happen between them while on the train: something that can change their very different lives.

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Tuesday 6 , 15h30, Grütli Langlois En présence de l'équipe.

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YOUR PLACE

de Sylvia Borges •
Allemagne, 2012, 28' , vo allemand , st ang/ fr

A night-time encounter; quick, erotic, followed by a connection that grows without seeing nor touching the other.

Sunday 4 , 13h30, Grütli Simon

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