Dance Apocalyptic

This programme is 92 minutes and is a part of the International Competition.

Fri 23/10 | 18:00 Reginateatern
Kortfilmfestivalen Play 19-25 October

The End of Suffering (a proposal)

Sofia is panicky, again. The Universe decides to contact her. An other-worldly dialogue. A planet symphony for Mars, where people dream awake and fight for love.

Greece, 2020, 14, Direction: Jacqueline Lentzou, Production: Fenia Cossovitsa.
Jacqueline (Athens, 1989) is a writer/director whose cinematic language involves finding poetry in –seemingly- mundane premises and/or creating visual poetry through word and image association. She experiments with formats, duration and feelings.

Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother

Deep in the forest, a hunter encounters a strange creature he cannot kill. Caught up in a twisted tale of metamorphosis, creation and destruction, he embarks on a never-ending technicolour nightmare, and is transported to a vibrant new world … and body.

United Kingdom, 2020, 9, Direction: Stephen Irwin, Production: Stephen Irwin.
Stephen Irwin is a graduate of Central Saint Martins. His films have won numerous awards and been screened at over 100 international film festivals, including twice in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. The Obvious Child won the Silver Dragon at the Krakow Film Festival 2014, and Moxie was awarded the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011. In 2018 he wrote his first feature length screenplay with support from Creative England and BFI NET.WORK through their Emerging Talent Fund.


Two Argentinian-German sisters outgrow the world constructed by adults. Operation adolescence begins. The baptism for a new life takes place in the home’s bathtub, the Madonna is washed clean and a group of church girls dance to the downfall of childhood. The unlikely heroine Madi grows towards the light. Growing up is glaringly bright.

Germany, 2020, 25, Direction: Sophia Mocorrea, Production: Sarah Valerie Radu.
After graduating high school, German-Argentinian Sophia Mocorrea trained as a media designer for image and sound, over the course of which she produced contributions for television. For her own projects she visited countries such as Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and especially her second home Argentina. The development of the role of women between cultures, such as the image of reputed outsiders in our society, is the focal point of her works. During her directing studies at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf she was awarded with national and international scholarships to aid her cross-cultural research. Alongside writing her first feature film, she is currently finishing up her studies with her diploma short film Brautraub.

Soul of the Sea

During the day, the sun casts shadows over her rhythm in the streets. When night falls, her black eyes reflect the moon. Arisa dances each day and night. She’s searching for a melody reflected in the water surrounding her island, transparent and everlasting.

Guatemala, Norway, 2019, 9, Direction: Elvis Rigoberto Caj Cojoc, Production: Elisa Fernanda Pirir Ruiz.
Caj is an indigenous writer and film director born in Coban, Guatemala in 1990. He started to make films when he won the National Competition in Literature in 2008. He is currently developing his first feature.

The Affected

Minutes before take-off, a situation occurs preventing an airplane from leaving. A passenger refuses to sit down in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a man inside the plane. The pilot suddenly finds himself in a position where he has to take a political stand he has no interest in taking.

Norway, 2020, 13, Direction: Rikke Gregersen, Production: Stine Blichfeldt, Lydia Olsen.
Rikke Gregersen was born 1994 in Norway. She has experience from both theatre and literature studies, before she started her BA degree in film directing at Westerdals university in 2015. In her filmmaking she works with the combination of humour and tragedy, as she explores human behaviour and relations. Her graduation film “Dog eat dog” won the special jury prize during the BAFTA student film awards and went on to winning a Student Academy Award. This is her second short film


In the sports court of a public school, dancers rehearse highly disciplined routines under the watchful eye of a choreographer. Tensions haunt personal desires as they are observed by a rival troupe.

Brazil, 2019, 20, Direction: Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca, Production: Dora Amorim, Thais Vidal.
Bárbara Wagner, b 1980 in Brasilia, Brazil, graduated from the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem in 2012. Benjamin de Burca, b 1975 in Munich, Germany, studied Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Ulster. Since 2011 he has collaborated with Bárbara Wagner and their work has been frequently exhibited internationally.

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