Past Not Lost

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

MON 23/10, 15:00 FYRIS
SAT 28/10, 15:00 REGINA


In Siegfried Fruhauf’s dream-like etude, human traces from an unimaginably distant past appear as an intensified vision of the origin of painting. Cave Painting leads us to real natural phenomena that have been shaped by civilization. A seemingly spherical thunderstorm of individual images leads us to a rock face whose interior opens pulsatingly.

Austria 2023 / 14:30 / Director/Producer: Siegfried A. Fruhauf


The Veiled City is a sci-fi city symphony inspired by London’s Great Smog of 1952. Created from archive footage, the film unfolds through fictional letters from a post-apocalyptic future.

United Kingdom 2023 / 12:54 / Director: Natalie Cubides-Brady Producer: Jacob Swan Hyam


Mary, Billybud and Fumbleton are three miniature actors who perform in an eighties kids’ TV series. After the creator of the series has died, they are left alone in the studio. With their slowly decaying costumes and growing hunger, they continue to make increasingly strange episodes for their fans.

Netherlands, Belgium 2023 / 13:20 / Director: Nina Gantz


The formation of Lake Baikal is re-imagined with hand-made animation, featuring the voice of a Buryat woman who can still recall some words in her endangered Buryat-Mongolian language.

Canada, Germany 2023 / 8:56 / Director/Producer: Alisi Telengut


A fish drowns, children feel nostalgic, and the memory of an elderly man is fading as he celebrates his 90th birthday. The entire family has gathered to celebrate. However, Daddy has dementia. When he loses his dentures, he embarks on a quest to find them, with the only impediment being the shifting colours of his memory, which oscillates between the present and the past.

India 2023 / 15:57 / Director: Nikhil Lama, Siddharth Potade Producer: Prabhav Sharma, Siddharth Potade


Andy, followed by a friend filming the scene, goes to his recycling appointment. Wanda, the secretary of the company, welcomes him. We follow Andy through the whole process, until his last seconds of life.

France 2023 / 3:30 / Director: Isaac Wenzek, Titouan Tillier, Trinidad Plass Caussade


We follow Yankunytjatjara man Derik Lynch’s road trip back to Country (Aputula), as memories from his childhood return. A journey from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide, back home to his remote Anangu community to seek spiritual healing, and perform on sacred Inma ground. Inma is a traditional form of storytelling using the visual, verbal, and physical. It is how Anangu Tjukurpa (myths) have been passed down for over 60,000+ years from generation to generation.

Australia 2023 / 25:00 / Director: Derik Lynch, Matthew Thorne Producer: Matthew Thorne, Patrick Graham