DOCLISBOA: From the renowned Portuguese festival's most fertile patch of talent, two short films focus on politically engaged male residents of bustling European capitals. [Director Pauline Laplace, Oktay Namazov]
SDI: Executing contrasting styles, two films from the 2019 Scottish Documentary Institute «Bridging the Gap» program showcase SDI's admirable geographical balancing-act [Director Ross McClean, Eoin Wilson]
VIENNA SHORTS: Two short documentaries from Vienna Shorts representing two distinct sides of the modern human experience, one digital and one all too real. [Director Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, Kevin Jerome Everson, Claudrena Harold]
Visions du Réel: Occupying differing positions on the documentary spectrum, two shorts, Wound & Diary of Cattle, represent the adventurous approach of Nyon’s Visions du Réel. [Director Arthur Sukiasyan, Lidia Afrilita, David Darmadi]
MIGRANTS: Two short Austrian documentaries offer varied glimpses into the experiences of elderly, post-war migrants and their lives built in its capital city, Vienna. [Director Nicole Foelsterl, Florian Kogler]
IFFR:This year‘s film festival in Rotterdam unveiled several documentaries and shorts, amongst them Above Us Only Sky – a calming exercise in intellectual and sensual stimulation – and Pelourinho: They Don't Really Care About Us, which proved to be a rough, angry gem of a picture.
The Haitian goat Britis proves an excellent mute guide at the Grand Cimetière in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, squeezing through narrow passageways as he inquisitively scurries from crypt to crypt. [Director Marcos Serafim, Jefferson Kielwagen, Steevens Simeon]