National Competition 5

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

TUE 24/10, 21:00 SLOTTS
THU 26/10, 17:00 FYRIS


A film about the limits of the ageing body and the boundless mind. Rauno’s story takes us on a boat trip with his father. A journey of misadventures and his father’s new Finnish record in cursing.

Sweden, Finland 2023 / 7:30 / Director: Mervi Junkkonen Producer: Mia Malviniemi, Mervi Junkkonen


With her grandmother’s photos from Greenland, Louise tries to understand her colonial heritage. In the 1960s, her grandparents travelled from Denmark to Greenland to work as school teachers, at a time when the Danish state wanted Inuit children to reject their culture and learn Danish instead. Is it possible to see our history with new eyes?

Sweden 2023 / 14:30 / Director: Louise Hollerup Producer: Louise Hollerup, Inuk Jørgensen


A young woman suffers a sudden loss. Isolated from the outside world in a barren desert landscape, she processes her experience to understand and accept her feelings.

Sweden 2023 / 9:05 / Director: Ester Holmén, Susanne Walström Producer: Susanne Walström


Through a single location, unveiling the various episodes of the Syrian tragedy.

Sweden, Syria 2023 / 4:00 / Director/Producer: Rima Alhamedd


A collage of found footage has been woven together into an abstract cyclical narrative that explores similarities in the movement of molecules, dandelion seeds, dancers in white robes, pulsing in the ear, dust and scratches on a film surface, etc.

Sweden 2022 / 5:05 / Director/Producer: Rickard Eklund


A game with explosives backfires and we are thrown back in time into a crucial year in a group of young people’s lives. A tender yet humorous everyday poetic depiction of young people on a collision course with an alienated adult world.

Sweden 2023 / 40:00 / Director: Cecilia Torquato de Oliveira Producer: Johannes Nyholm, Josef Kullengård