Into the Great Outdoors

This programme is part of the International Competition. From 15 years of age.

THU 26/10, 15:00 FYRIS
FRI 27/10, 13:00 FYRIS


Fatigue expressed in an endless sea of content.

United Kingdom 2023 / 1:10 / Director/Producer: Duncan Cowles


Finland has the most forests in Europe, but old-growth forests have become so rare that they almost feel fictional. Are they now enchanted forests? Are commercial forests real? As nature documentaries are manufactured, are they fiction? How do we perceive a forest landscape and how do we perceive reality?

Finland 2023 / 16:00 / Director/Producer: Maija Blåfield


After being captured then released, a pike develops a fascination with humans. Made from content collected online, the film offers, through absurdity and humour, a contemplation on human nature by exploring its most beautiful qualities as well as its worst faults.

Switzerland 2022 / 7:18 / Director: Noa Epars Producer: Délphine Jeanneret


In the Colombian Caribbean, a group of queer activists use extravagant performative actions to criticise the disastrous exploitation by the country’s largest coal mine.

Switzerland, Colombia 2022 / 15:49 / Director: Jorge Cadena Producer: Yan Decoppet, Gabriela Bussmann


The Transient is when you question what you are seeing, when the uncanny valley takes over and when harmonious wildlife is revealed as a monstrous result of cloning and obsessive manipulation of nature. Or it can be when you ignore the lure of the real and give in to the overwhelming beauty of growth, the blooming of spring and the glow of midsummer night. The Transient is all of these things and more.

Finland 2023 / 10:10 / Director/Producers: Pink Twins


Jeremy and Aurora are lost at sea. On the vast open ocean they are huddled together on a small tree trunk. As they fail to understand each other’s desires and boundaries, the fight for their survival and the survival of their relationship becomes a bloody mess. In what condition will they be if they make it back to shore?

Belgium 2023 / 14:59 / Director: Levi Stoops Producer: Annemie Degryse


Deep in the mountains of the Antioquia region of Colombia, descendants of railroad workers have created a makeshift transport system that runs on abandoned tracks. Every day, hundreds of people travel here even though the tracks were left disconnected when the national train became obsolete. In the midst of internal petty arguments, the group is suddenly threatened by the authorities.

Colombia, France 2022 / 30:00 / Director: Alba Jaramillo Producer: Marie-Odile Gazin, Qutaiba Barhamji