August 17
Cinema Sõprus
Vana-Posti 8
Length 71 min

When the world continues to try to isolate someone, fighting for justice becomes unavoidable. This leads to a revolution, which turns the entire social order upside down. Perhaps this is how we pave the way for a brighter future.

Our Uniform

Director: Yegane Moghaddam
Year: 2022
Length: 7:25
Country: Iran
Production: Yegane Moghaddam

An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories through the fold and fabrics of her old uniform.


Director: Laen Sanches
Year: 2022
Length: 1:37
Country: France
Production: Laen Sanches, Autour de Minuit

Welcome to the world of PLSTC, an undersea dystopia that submerges you in the disturbing reality of plastic pollution in our oceans. Through a series of graphically confronting AI-generated and hand-composited images of ocean creatures, this experimental animated film confronts you with the devastating consequences of our habits on marine life and leaves you gasping for breath.

Tomato Kitchen

Director: Junyi Xiao
Year: 2022
Length: 8:42
Country: China
Production: Studio Reflection

An accident interrupted Lee’s dinner with his colleagues. The dark truth of the Tomato Kitchen along with Lee’s hidden past were revealed by this unexpected incident…

Salvation Has No Name

Director: Joseph Wallace
Year: 2022
Length: 16:45
Country: UK, France
Production: Joseph Wallace Productions, Autour de Minuit Productions, Animation People

A troupe of clowns gather to perform a story about a Priest and a refugee but as their misguided tale unfolds, the boundaries between fiction and reality begin to fray.

From Our Side

Director: Simone Massi
Year: 2022
Length: 5:00
Country: Italy
Production: Nie Wiem

History flows, the darkness wets our clothes.

Being That Boy Again

Director: Jan Koester and Lisa Violetta Gaß
Year: 2022
Length: 7:30
Country: Germany
Production: Hauptfilm Produktion

My mother started drinking when I was 8 years old. Family life got even more chaotic. The following years changed me a lot and it took a long time to find my inner self again. 

This is a story about lost trust, toxic relationships and disconnection from others, but also about finding the light again.

The Master of the Swamps

Director: Sasha Svirsky
Year: 2023
Length: 4:07
Country: Germany
Production: XZ production

The film is devoted to Russian emperor Peter the Great, who lived in the late 17th and 18th centuries and brutally westernized the country. He aspired to build a great empire and considered this goal worth paying any price. Centuries have passed since his reign, but the latest events show us that his bloody dream still contaminates people’s minds in Russia.

The weird heritage of the distant past is haunting us like shitty horror under its familiar mythologized disguise. And glorious pictures of glorious historical figures encourage modern cosplayers to bring this horror into our present.

Box Cutters

Director: Naomi Van Niekerk
Year: 2023
Length: 8:24
Country: France, Netherlands, South Africa
Production: Valk Productions, Dryfsand, Arte France

A young woman recalls a day when she was attacked by three men on her way home, but everyday life must go on. It is based on the poem Box Cutters by Ronelda Kamfer.

Sunset Singers

Director: Jessica Poon
Year: 2022
Length: 10:40
Country: Germany, Hong Kong
Production: Academy of Media Arts Cologne

The retired Hong Kong couple, Long and Sophie, as amateur singers, attend their singing performance separately. Despite social unrest, their performance sets off as usual. While Sophie arrives early at the venue and gets herself prepared, Long is caught up in the subway by an unexpected circumstance. Employing both animation and documented materials obtained during the Anti-extradition Protests 2019, “Sunset Singers” presents a fictional commentary on the parallel lives of Hong Kong’s individuals.