Saturday 31 October

Survival Skills

cinemaBonkers!
10:15 - 11:43 Trianon 2

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

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Pronck International Shorts 1 - ONLINE

OnlineShorts
10:15 - 11:23 CAMERA ONLINE

Pronck International Shorts is a celebration of the best shorts made all over the world. This session is full of bright filmmakers who want to share their vision, ideas or idiosyncrasies. You can come across all kinds of films, but one thing is clear: they all have a clear own voice. This session is sponsored by Pronck.

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The Surrogate

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
10:30 - 12:03 Kijkhuis 2

Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when the results of a prenatal test comes back, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship.

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Onkel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
10:30 - 12:16 LUXOR ONLINE

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

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The Voice of Love

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 12:38 Trianon 1

Comedian Valérie Lamercier is ‘Céline’, ehh Aline! This French-Canadian tribute to a certain world star and pop icon tells her entire story: about her humble childhood in Canada, Eurovision, 'Titanic', about her relationship with her manager, and how her heart did go on after that. Not the name, but this movie is however full of her songs!

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1982 - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
10:45 - 12:25 REX ONLINE

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

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Slalom

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
11:00 - 12:30 Trianon 3

The stunning wide shots of the vast and virgin Alps take Renier and newcomer Abita’s acting skills to new, dizzying heights in this haunting and topical debut about Lyz, the fifteen-year-old trying to escape from her ski coach.

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Kuessipan

cinemaPanorama
11:15 - 13:12 Kijkhuis 1

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

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Calamity

cinemaPanorama
11:30 - 12:55 LIDO 1

'Calamity' tells, in beautiful animations, how the young Martha Jane Cannary grew into the legendary ‘Calamity’ Jane, one of the gunslinging heroes of the Wild West. The film rightly won the top prize at the Annecy animation festival.

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Holler

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
12:15 - 13:45 Trianon 2

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

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Needle Park Baby - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
12:45 - 14:23 CAMERA ONLINE

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

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The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
12:45 - 14:25 Kijkhuis 2

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

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Save Yourselves!

cinemaBonkers!
13:00 - 14:33 Trianon 3

A young Brooklyn couple (Sunita Mani, John Reynolds) heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.

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Rent-a-Pal - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
13:00 - 14:48 REX ONLINE

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

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Cartero - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
13:15 - 14:35 LUXOR ONLINE

Hernán (Tomás Raimondi), a young man full of hopes and dreams, gets a job at the Central Post Office. There, a colleague teaches him the code of conduct, but reality will force him to break the rules - for Yanina, the girl he loves.

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First Cow

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
13:30 - 15:32 Trianon 1

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

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Dating Amber

cinemaPanorama
14:00 - 15:32 LIDO 1

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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Si Le Vent Tombe

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
14:00 - 15:40 Kijkhuis 1

International auditor Alain is tasked to appraise the airport of a small, isolated republic in the Caucasus to greenlight its eventual reopening. Through Edgar, a local boy running a make-shift business in the airport, Alain will risk all to help this territory open up.

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A L'abordage!

cinemaPanorama
14:15 - 15:50 Trianon 2

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

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Mogul Mowgli

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
15:15 - 16:45 Trianon 3

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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Onkel

cinemaNordic Watching
15:15 - 17:01 Kijkhuis 2

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

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Daniel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
15:30 - 17:48 CAMERA ONLINE

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by IS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

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Mogul Mowgli - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
15:45 - 17:15 REX ONLINE

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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Bonkers! Shorts - ONLINE

OnlineShorts
16:00 - 17:18 LUXOR ONLINE

Prepare for BONKERS! Shorts. Films that you can make no sense of, films that are completely BONKERS. They might be absurd, shocking, hilarious, or just simply make you ask: "what did I just watch?"

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Kom Hier Dat Ik U Kus

cinemaPanorama
16:15 - 17:55 Trianon 1

Mona is trying to find her way through a life that is characterized in large part by her mother’s early death. Griet Op de Beeck’s bestseller is translated into an impressive, reverberating character study of the sensitive Mona.

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Police

cinemaPanorama
16:15 - 17:53 LIDO 1

Three officers are tasked with escorting an illegal immigrant to the airport, where he will be forced onto a plane and sent back to his homeland. But when they find out the truth, they have to make a difficult choice.

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Otac (Father)

cinemaPanorama
16:30 - 18:30 Kijkhuis 1

When a father (Goran Bogdan) is faced with the corrupt social services that want to take away his children, just because the family is poor, he sets out on foot across Serbia to appeal to the national ministry in Belgrade.

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Marygoround

cinemaBonkers!
16:30 - 17:50 Trianon 2

Dark comedy 'Marygoround' tells the story of Mary, a lonely woman who lives a simple life, free from sin, and is struggling with her menopause. But then her free-spirited cousin Helena arrives, and everything changes. Is Mary able to suppress her newfound lust for life?

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Bonkers! Shorts

cinemaShorts
17:30 - 18:48 Trianon 3

Prepare for BONKERS! Shorts. Films that you can make no sense of, films that are completely BONKERS. They might be absurd, shocking, hilarious, or just simply make you ask: "what did I just watch?"

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1982

cinemaYallah! Yallah! presents:
17:45 - 19:25 Kijkhuis 2

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

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Asia

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
18:30 - 19:55 Trianon 2

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

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First Cow - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
18:30 - 20:32 REX ONLINE

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

read moreread more


De l'or pour les chiens - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
18:45 - 20:24 LUXOR ONLINE

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

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I Care A Lot

cinemaPanorama
19:00 - 20:58 Trianon 1

Part cautionary exposé of all-too-real elder abuse rackets, part welcome excuse to pit Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage against each other in a game of uproarious reprisals, I Care A Lot barrels along a twisty trajectory rife with terribly dark, but darkly funny, behaviour.

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Get The Hell Out - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
19:00 - 20:40 CAMERA ONLINE

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

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Un Triomphe

cinemaPanorama
19:00 - 20:46 LIDO 1

Etienne, a not-so-successful but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage 'Waiting for Godot'. When he is allowed to take the convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive.

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Lola Vers La Mer

cinemaPanorama
19:15 - 20:42 Kijkhuis 1

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

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Shiva Baby

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:45 - 21:02 Trianon 3

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

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There Is No Evil

cinemaPanorama
20:15 - 22:46 Kijkhuis 2

The Iranian writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof won the prestigious Golden Bear in Berlin with his impressive film 'There is No Evil'. The film tells four unrelated stories about moral power, individual freedom, and taking responsibility for your own actions.

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Get The Hell Out

cinemaBonkers!
20:45 - 22:25 Trianon 2

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 22:32 LUXOR ONLINE

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

read moreread more


Survival Skills - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
21:15 - 22:43 REX ONLINE

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

read moreread more


The Singing Club

cinemaPanorama
21:30 - 23:23 LIDO 1

A group of military wives starts a choir to cope with the absence of their husbands, who are fighting in Afghanistan to serve their country. The women are quickly noticed by the media and the choir is asked to sing on television. A special friendship develops between the women.

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My Thoughts Are Silent - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
21:30 - 23:14 CAMERA ONLINE

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

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The Killing of Two Lovers

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:30 - 22:55 Kijkhuis 1

A marital separation pains David, the impulsive and jealous protagonist of Robert Machoian's stark, stripped-down, but empathetic indie drama. David and Nikki have decided to allow each other some space to contemplate their relationship, but David is willing to do anything to save his marriage.

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Give Me Liberty

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:45 - 23:35 Trianon 1

In this warm comedy-drama, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his elderly relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young woman in a wheelchair. During the ride, he encounters a wealth of amusing characters and situations.

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Archive

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:45 - 23:34 Trianon 3

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest, especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife.

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