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My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival

programmed by the international short film community

article by Talking Shorts Team

Since life is slowly getting back to normal on this side of the pond, My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival is finishing its weekly round of amazing shorts (for now). For this occasion, the team behind Talking Shorts has selected seven great shorts that prove that love is (also) still in the air!

We want to thank everyone who, in one way or another, has supported our initiative. Many thanks to all the festival programmers for suggesting films; to the directors for lending us their work; to the audience for actively watching, voting and spreading the word; and to every single donator whose money will be very needed in the next couple of months.

During the next few weeks we’ll be on the look-out for affected cultural organisations, more details will follow soon. We realise we did not manage to include all the suggested films this time round, but we hope to come back to those on another moment in time.

For now, enjoy the films and don’t forget to donate if you can — every donation matters (and can still be made after the final week). Those starting from €15,- will be rewarded with a give-away by some of our festival friends (more information below).



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Don't forget about the causes we are aiming to support with our fundraising campaign:

— Medecins Sans Frontiers is currently working hard to avoid a major COVID-19 outbreak among the 42,000 asylum seekers trapped on the Greek islands. Furthermore, they are supporting people worldwide that have no access to a functioning health system and need help and support to deal with the outbreak. We want to donate 50% of the proceeds to that cause.

— Cultural institutions and workers, especially those who work freelance and receive no institutional funding, are facing a time of crisis. Public life is coming to a stand-still, places are shutting down and people are losing their jobs. We want to donate the other 50% to those in culture that are most affected, decided together by all the initiatives, programmers and festivals that are taking part in the online event.

Please help us support these two causes. Watch the films, vote for your favourite and while you're at it make a donation!

Thank you for your support and spread the love!

Download the press release: mdqsff-press-release.pdf


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You have two ways to make a donation in order to support our causes.

The first option is via GoFundMe by clicking on the donate button in the box below.



The second option is via PayPal.Me and you can do so by clicking on the logo below.

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Donators from May 11th until May 31st can claim one of the following rewards, presented to us by our festival friends. After donating, you'll be contactd by one of our team members to claim your reward.



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK ELEVEN (25/5 - 31/5)


Master Blaster by Sawako Kabuki (Japan, 2015)
Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo) by Rollo Wenlock, Joe White (USA, 2008)
Adorable by Cheng-Hsu Chung (China, 2018)
Plug & Play by Michael Frei (Switzerland, 2013)
Merci Cupidon by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy (Belgium, 1994)
A Million Miles Away by Jennifer Reeder (USA, 2014)
Durrës or die by Nina Kerschbaumer (Austria, 2019)



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Master Blaster

Suggested by: Anne Gaschütz (FILMFEST DRESDEN)



length: 04
year of production: 2015
country of production: Japan
director: Sawako Kabuki
script: Sawako Kabuki
production: Sawako Kabuki
director of photography: Sawako Kabuki
animation: Sawako Kabuki
editing: Sawako Kabuki
sound: Shinsuke Sugahara
music: Shinsuke Sugahara

Synopsis
A girl would like to hide in her sweetheart's anus, wanting to be together forever. A swirl of various emotions: Yearning, possessiveness, jealousy, guilt.

About the director
Born in Tokyo in 1990, Sawako Kabuki graduated with a Bachelor of Graphic Design from Tama Art University, and later completed her master's after working for a porn video company. She is known for her distinct directorial personality in hand-drawn animation. Her works include ‘Summer’s Puke is Winter’s Delight,’ ‘Master Blaster’ and ‘Anal Juke.’



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Look at Me (When I Rock Wichoo)

Suggested by: Enrico Vannucci (Venice Film Festival, Torino Short Film Market)



length: 04
year of production: 2008
country of production: USA
directors: Rollo Wenlock, Joe White
director of photography: Ed Wild
producers: Nikki Hildesley, Tom Bird
production company: Intro
record label: Almost Gold
music: Black Kids

Synopsis
The promo is a trippy, nostalgic re-enactment of those emotionally charged 80s cartoon titles that occupy a special place in every young adult's heart.

About the directors
Joe White. Joe's animation and compositing background led him to work on commercial campaigns for Coke Zero, Nike and Virgin Media and also a children's TV adventure for BBC. Together with Rollo Wenlock, Joe helmed the music videos for Dirty Pretty Things' Tired Of England and Black Kids' Look At Me, as well as directing an animated video for Elton John and two clips for Newton Faulkner.



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Adorable

Suggested by: Niels Putman (Kortfilm.be, Short Film Conference, International Short Film Festival Leuven)



length: 06
year of production: 2018
country of production: China
director: Cheng-Hsu Chung
script: Cheng-Hsu Chung
production: Cheng-Hsu Chung
animation: Cheng-Hsu Chung
sound: Joe Farley

Synopsis
ADORABLE is an animated film that presents a journey of a queer person where he explores his sexuality and the queer community; the film illustrates an observation of the modern queer society and fantasies toward the freedom of gender fluidity. This work is to reflect the real situation of the community where discriminations, freedom, and love coexist.

About the director
Cheng-HsuChung, (born 1994, Tawian) holds a BFA Animation from Taipei National University of the Arts and an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art in London. Chung’s artistic practice focuses on animation, although he often uses media such as photography and painting to articulate the changing nature of emotion. His interest is in interpersonal relationships, physical experiences and the human spirit. He has completed two artists in residencies in Bangkok (Tentacles Gallery) and Taiwan (Taipei Artist Village) and has participated in a solo show in Thailand, and several group shows in Taiwan, including OnSite Visual Art Fest in 2015 and Expanded Experimental Animation Festival III – Endocrine in MOCA Taipei in 2016.



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Plug & Play

Suggested by: Emilia Mazik (Short Waves Festival)



length: 06
year of production: 2013
country of production: Switzerland
director: Michael Frei
script: Michael Frei
production: François Chalet
director of photography: Michael Frei
animation: Michael Frei
editing: Michael Frei
sound: Michael Frei, Thomas Gassmann
music: Canticles of St. Dmitri of Rostov

Synopsis
Anthropoid creatures with plugs in place of heads are up to mischief. Instead of abandoning themselves to the dictates of the raised finger, they soon submit to themselves. But the fingers also finger around. Is it love? Golden Horseman Animated Film IC 2014.

About the directors
Michael Frei was born in 1978 in Switzerland, is a filmmaker and artist based in Zurich. He studied animation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and at the Estonian Academy of Art in Tallinn. He recently co-founded Playables, a production company for peculiar projects located in Zurich.



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Merci Cupidon

Suggested by: Daniela Krabbe (Compagnie Augenmusik)



length: 13
year of production: 1994
country of production: Belgium
directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy
script: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
production: Courage mon amour, Marc Andreani
director of photography: Claire Childeric
editing: J. C. Leforestier
sound: Philippe Baudhuin
music: Jacques Luley
cast: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy

Synopsis
Dom and Fiona meet and fall in love in an unusual little restaurant.

About the director
Dominique Abel is from Belgium. He was born in the Belgian town of Thuin. Fiona Gordon, Canadian, was born in Australia. Between 1980 and 1982, they both studied theater in Paris with Jacques Lecoq, Monika Pagneux and Philippe Gaulier. In the eighties they created four visual comedies for theatre which they’ve been touring non-stop ever since, playing in over twenty countries. In 1989 they moved into an old pram factory in Brussels where they live and work now. During the 1990s, they took their first steps in filmaking. Bruno Romy is French. He was born in Normandy and lives in Caen today. He worked as a math teacher, supermarket manager, clown and theater stage manager before deciding to make films.
Coming from the theater and circus environment, they moved towards cinema during the 90's. They co-directed about 15 films including Merci Cupidon (1994) and L’iceberg (2004), their first feature film.



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A Million Miles Away

Suggested by: Doris Bauer (Vienna Shorts)



length: 28
year of production: 2014
country of production: USA
director: Jennifer Reeder
script: Jennifer Reeder
production: Steven Hudosh
director of photography: Chris Rejano
editing: Mike Olenick
sound: Paul Dickinson
music: Jenne Lennon
cast: Jennifer Estlin, Amaya Lorick, Crystal Staley, Grace Davies, Grace Etzkorn, Isabella Ciampa, Kara Ryan, Kasey Busiel, Kasia Wilson, Kelsey Ashby-Middleton, Kristyn Zoe Wilkerson, Kyrie Courter, Margaret O’Connell, Marissa Castillo, Morgan S. Reesh, Reilly Golden, Rubey Mendoza, Sydney L. Cusic, Talie Leeb, Emma Seslowsky, Ultra-Violet Archer

Synopsis
Melancholy as a survival strategy in the American Mid-West. An adult woman on the edge of failing and a pack of teenage girls simultaneously experience a supernatural version of coming-of-age. The transformation is equal parts tense and tender. It unravels patiently to the infectious beat of an 1980s era heavy metal anthem rearranged as a lamentation.

About the directors
Jennifer Reeder constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma and coping. Her award-winning narratives are innovative and borrow from a range of forms including after school specials, amateur music videos and magical realism. These films have shown consistently around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, The Berlin Film Festival, The Tribeca Film Festival, The Rotterdam Film Festival, The London Film Festival, SXSW, The Venice Biennale and The Whitney Biennial. Her awards include several that have qualified her films for Oscar nomination. She won a Creative Capital Grant in Moving Image in 2015, short film funding from Rooftop/Adrienne Shelly Foundation in 2016 and short film funding from the Hamburg Film Fund in 2016. She was a USA Artist nominee for 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020. She was a Herb Alpert Film Award nominee in 2018. She won a 2018/19 scriptwriting award from SFFIM/Rainin Foundation. She is the 2019 recipient of the Alpert Film Award residency at the MacDowell Colony. Her most recent film, Knives and Skin was theatrically released in France in November 2019 through UFO and in the US in December 2019 through IFC Midnight.



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Durrës or die

Suggested by: Daniel Ebner (Vienna Shorts)



length: 06
year of production: 2019
country of production: Austria
director: Nina Kerschbaumer
script: Nina Kerschbaumer
production: Nina Kerschbaumer
director of photography: Nina Kerschbaumer
editing: Nina Kerschbaumer

Synopsis
After an alien invasion, the Albanian port city of Durrës is the starting point for the search for Lilith, the mother of all human existence. From here, an associative travel diary filmed on 16mm unfolds from fragmentary explorations of places and observations of young people to the witty and poetic science fiction film.

About the directors
Nina Kerschbaumer is a filmmaker and researcher, that is interested in the “contradiction” of fact and fiction narratives. In her artistic work she questions common storytelling methods by deconstructing them with an experimental but social-critical approach. Working mostly with analogue film, her ongoing interest is a recontextualisation of familiar schemes within the field of the moving image by establishing borders in order to break them.



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK ONE (16 - 22/3)


Postcards From The End Of The World by Konstantinos Antonopoulos (Greece, 2019) - AF
Hitting My Head On The World by Anna Vasof (Austria, 2019)
No Church In The Wild by Romain Gavras (USA, 2012)
The Day The Beans Ran Out by Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir (Iceland, 2018)
The Forest by Lia Tsalta (Greece, 2017)
Walking Stick by Paul Spengemann (Germany, 2017)
Bon Appetit by Erenik Beqiri (Albania, 2017)



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK TWO (23 - 29/3)


Stars of Gaomeigu by Marko Grba Singh (Serbia, China, 2017)
AlieNation by Laura Lehmus (Germany, 2014)
Yellow Fieber by Konstantina Kotzamani (Greece, 2015)
Le sens de la marche by Jela Hasler (Switzerland, 2018)
2045 by Maja Prelog, Blaž Murn (Slovenia, 2016)
Symbiosis by Nadja Andrasev (Hungary, France, 2019) - AF
Schirkoa by Ishan Shukla (India, 2016)



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK THREE (30/3 - 05/4)


Parachutes by Wendy Pillonel (Switzerland, 2012)
The World by Mika Taanila (Finland, 2017)
The External World by David O'Reilly (Ireland, 2011)
Habana by Edouard Salier (France, 2014)
Submarine by Mounia Akl (Lebanon, 2016) - AF
Nation Estate by Larissa Sanssour (Denmark, Palestine, 2012)
Patision Avenue by Thanasis Neofotistos (Greece, 2018)



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK FOUR (06/4 - 12/4)


Là-bas EV by Mohamed Sabbah (Lebanon, 2018)
Men of the earth by Andrew Kavanagh (Australia, 2013)
Armageddon by Kurdwin Ayub (Austria, 2018)
Armageddon 2 by Corey Hughes (USA, Cuba, 2017)
World of Glory by Roy Andersson (Sweden, 1991)
All Inclusive by Corina Schwingruber Ilić (Switzerland, 2018) - AF
Like Lightning by Virginie Kypriotis (France, 2019)



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK FIVE (13/4 - 19/4)


Água Mole by Alexandra Ramires (Xá), Laura Gonçalves (Portugal, 2017)
Ottica Zero by Maja Borg (UK, 2007)
Digger by Kengo Yagawa (Japan, 2017)
9023 by Sotiris Petridis, Tania Nanavraki (Greece, 2017) - AF
Acid Rain by Pavel Brenner, Julian Flores, Sherif Alabede (USA, 2015)
Dekaden by Adam Taufiq Suharto (Malaysia, 2020)
Rabbitland by Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak (Serbia, 2013)



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK SIX (20/4 - 26/4)


Hotel Rienne by Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjarne Nilsson (Sweden, 2002) - AF
Chigger Ale by Fanta Ananas (Miguel Llansó) (Ethiopia, Spain, 2013)
Contamination by Carl Stevenson (UK, 2003)
The Was by soda_jerk (Australia, 2016)
Exland by Mihai Grecu, Thibault Gleize (France, 2013)
Voces del secuestro by Ryan McKenna (Canada, Colombia, 2017)
EGG by Martina Scarpelli (Denmark, France, 2017)



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK SEVEN (27/4 - 03/5)


7A by Zachary Russell (Canada, 2018)
When the Zombies Come by Jon Hurst (USA, 2013)
Quarantine by Astrid Goldsmith (UK, 2019) - AF
Astrometal by Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis (Greece, 2017)
Carrier by Marijn Grieten (Belgium, 2019)
Pursuit. Gessafelstein by Fleur & Manu (France, 2013)
Freedom & Independence by Björn Melhus (Germany, 2014)



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK EIGHT (04/5 - 10/5)


Enough by Anna Mantzaris (UK, 2017) - AF
A Boat by Gabriel Herrera Torres (Mexico, Poland, 2016)
myBorder’s joyFence by Michael Kranz (Germany, 2018)
Stilts by Dylan Holmes Williams (UK, 2018)
All Small Bodies by Jennifer Reeder (USA, Germany, 2017)
The Backwater Gospel by Bo Mathorne (Denmark, 2011)
SKINHEARTS by Sally Fenaux Barleycorn (The Netherlands, 2015)



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK NINE (11/5 - 17/5)


Apfelmus by Alexander Gratzer (Austria, 2019) - AF
Choreomania by Louis Paxton (UK, 2009)
Cipka by Renata Gąsiorowska (Poland, 2016)
Zombies by Baloji (Belgium, Republic of Congo, 2019)
The Chickening by Nick DenBoer, Davy Force (Canada, USA, 2015)
Let's Paint, Exercise & Blend Drinks TV! by John Kilduff (USA, 2006)
Claes by Martina Carlstedt (Sweden, 2011)



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WEEK TEN (18/5 - 24/5)


Tungrus by Rishi Chandna (India, 2018)
Chef de Meute by Chloé Robichau (Canada, 2012)
Catherine by Britt Raes (Belgium, 2016)
I Love Luci by Colin Kennedy (UK, 2009)
Life with Herman H. Rott by Chintis Lundgren (Estonia, Croatia, 2015)
The Date by Jenni Toivoniemi (Finland, 2012)
I am the rain if you are the meadow by Katrin Gebbe (Germany, 2006)



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MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL



idea: Enrico Vannucci
team: Daniel Ebner, Anne Gaschütz, Emilia Mazik, Niels Putman, Enrico Vannucci
programmers: Marija Apchevska (International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers), Doris Bauer (Vienna Shorts), Eroll Bilibani (DokuFest), Laurence Boyce (PÖFF Shorts), Bojana Bregar Bojana Bregar (FeKK, Vienna Shorts), John Canciani (Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur), Gabrielė Cegialytė (Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Lithuanian Shorts), Candice Costa (Miyu Distribution), Rimantė Daugėlaitė (Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Lithuanian Shorts), Sarah Dombrink (interfilm Berlin), Daniel Ebner (Vienna Shorts), Florian Fernandez (Cannes Court Métrage), Anne Gaschütz (Filmfest Dresden), Steffen Goldkamp (Director), Ania Golon (Short Waves Festival, Awesome Shorts), Tom Grimshaw (London Short Film Festival, Filmfest Dresden), Luce Grosjean (Miyu Distribution), Jela Hasler (Pro Short), Sigrid Hadenius (Uppsala Short Film Festival), Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck (Berlinale Shorts), Mariana Hristova (Balkans Beyond Borders, Eastern Neighbours Film Festival), Philip Ilson (London Short Film Festival), Stefan Ivancic (Locarno Film Festival, Pančevo Film Festival), Sanne Jehoul (Glasgow Short Film Festival), Nicolas Khabbaz (NDU International Film Festival, Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival), Lotte Kircher (Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur), Inja Korać (Motovun Film Festival), Andrej Korovljev (Motovun Film Festival), Daniela Krabbe (Compagnie Augenmusik), Asja Krsmanović (Sarajevo Film Festival), Vincent Langouche (Leuven International Short Film Festival), Aleksandra Ławska (Short Waves Festival), Moritz Lehr (interfilm), Bianca Lucas (Sarajevo Film Festival), Emilia Mazik (Short Waves Festival), Ryan McDonald (PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival), Diana Mereoiu (Vienna Shorts), Gaia Meucci-Astley (Encounters), Mila (FILMFEST DRESDEN), Christoffer Olofsson (Uppsala Short Film Festival), Aneta Ozorek (Kaboom Animation Festival), Michiel Philippaerts (Film Fest Gent), Maks Pilasiewicz (Żubroffka International Short Film Festival), Emilie Poirier (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal), Niels Putman (Leuven International Short Film Festival, Short Film Conference), Laura Quarto (Leiden International Short Film Experience), Salette Ramalho (Agencia), Carlos Ramos (IndieLisboa International Film Festival), Marija Razgutė (M-Films, Lithuanian Shorts), Marina Richter (NIFFF), Nina Rodríguez (Guanajuato International Film Festival), Julie Rousson (Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand), Yara Yuri Safadi (Leiden International Short Film Festival), Sarah Schlüssel (Berlinale Shorts), Sven Schwarz (Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg), Maria Stoianova (Nordisk Panorama), Adam Symchuk (Asian Movie Pulse), Elma Tataragić (Sarajevo Film Festival), Ben Vandendaele (Radiator IP Sales), Enrico Vannucci (Venice Film Festival, Torino Short FIlm Market, Varicoloured), Carla Vulpiani (Varicoloured), Wim Vanacker (Festival de Cannes), Bard Yden (The Norwegian Short Film Festival), Laura Walde (Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur), Radka Weiserova (Prague Short Film Festival), Curtis Woloschuk (Vancouver International Film Festival), Anna Zača (Riga International Film Festival), Sholeh Zahraei (Director)
with the kind support of: Hannes Aava, Dovile Aleksaite, Rémi Allier, Giovanni Aloi, Agustina Arbetman, Kieran Argo, Kristina Aschenbrennerova, Ali Asgari, John Badalu, Simone Bardoni, Laurynas Bareisa, Roberto Barrueco, JJ Basic, Claire Battistoni, Katia Bayer, Brigita Beniušytė, Paolo Bertolin, Atli Bjarnason, Manon Bovenkerk, Mélissa Bouchard, Eva Brazdžionytė, Patrick Bresnan, Viviana Carlet, Virginia Carolfi, Léopold Céléreau, Peter Cerovšek, Minchol Cha, Noha Choukrallah, Vítězslav Chovanec, Elena Christodoulidou, Léa Crissaud, Laurent Crouzeix, Antonio Curedda, Adriana Dafonseca, Brenda De Morue, Hugo De Pin, Gina Dellabarca, Raphaëlle Delbèque, Melissa Delmee, Nicolas Denaniot, Nikita Diakur, Douwe Dijkstra, Sara Dufossé, Philippe Echterbille, Gunhild Enger, Amanda Nell Eu, Ingvild Evjemo, Popo Fan, Susana Fernández, Per Fikse, Jamil Fiorino-Habib, Margherita Fontana, Panos Fotiou, Alejo Franzetti, Beth Sá Freire, Joana Fresu De Azevedo, Giovanni Fumu, Niv Fux, Anne Fryszman, Mariana Gaivao, Peter Gašparík, Amos Geva, José Humberto Gil Rincón, Niclas Due Gillberg, Delphine Girard, Laure Goasguen, Laurent Godichaux, Carmen Gray, Jing Haase, Anna Hade, Boris Hadžija, Mick Hannigan, Liz Harkman, Camille Hebert Benazet, Heinz Hermanns, Katrine Holst Anderson Vesterskov, Koos Hornman, Neilos Iacovou, Veronique Jadin, Mathieu Janssen, Delphine Jeanneret, Matevž Jerman, Mieczysław Judzikowski, Laura Jumel, Iva Jurlina, Michael Kalopaidis, Nadine Katschmarek, Tamar Kay, Vasilis Kekatos, Niels Ketelaars, Hélène Karenzo, Marie Karenzo, Dianna Kasen, Alika Kharchenko, Lea Kierbel, Kaja Klimek, Stefanie Kolk, Panos Kotzathanasis, Katrin Kuechler, Joachim Kurz, Ivana Kvesic, Stephen Lee, Delphine Lehericey, Hippolyte Leibovici, Danny Lennon, Jacqueline Lentzou, Stéphanie Léonard, Matt M Lloyd, Elodie Liénard, Linn Löffler, Ivete Lucas, Marcin Luczaj, Carlo Francisco Manatad, Kyrylo Marikutsa, Mary Marinopoulou, Julie Marnay, Randa Maroufi, Bérangère Mc Neese, Ryan McKenna, Damien Megherbi, Martina Mestrovic, Mário Micaelo, Carlo Migotto, Marija Milovanovic, Morgane Mingers-Franchimont, João Paulo Miranda Maria, Tonia Mishiali, Sarah Momesso, Rael Montecucco, Katja Morand, François Morisset, Margarida Moz, Leonhard Müllner, Pablo Munoz Gomez, Peter Murdmaa, Ioakim Mylonas, Vanja Henrikke Ødegård, Lisa Ogdie, Barbara Orlicz-Szczypula, Thom Palmen, Marina Palmero Butolo, Anne Paulicevich, Justin Pechberty, Sam Peeters, Séverine Petit, Vladan Petkovic, Panicos Petrides, Michiel Philippaerts, Cristina Picchi, Julie Pichard, Per Platou, Michaelan Pnacekova, Séverine Porzio, Jelena Popovic, Sven Pötting, Marinette Pouet, Sorayos Prapapan, Tristan Priimägi, Anna Purkrabkova, Britt Raes, Eloi Ragot, Olha Raiter, Tonka ReciCvrčak, Tim Redford, Hortense Regnault, Nuno Rodrigues, Alexia Roider, Julian Ross, Andrée-Anne Roussel, Kirsten Ruber, Peter Schernhuber, Kamil Saldun, Martin Scheuring, Andrea Schwemmer, Sébastien Simon, Toril Simonsen, Carlo Sironi, Skartouli, Anna Skau Tolstrup, Léo Soesanto, Simone Späni, Ludwig Sporrer, Szymon Stemplewski, Marko Stojiljković, Daniel Šuljić, Anita Svingen, Marta Świątek, Dave Taylor-Matthews, Leonor Teles, Patrick Thülig, Tina Tišljar, Léa Triboulet, Luis Trinques, Dorian Truffert, Lenka Tyrpáková, Daniel Vadocky, Adriano Valerio, Niels Van Velsen, Edwin van den Hove, Fernando Vasquez, Millan Vazquez-Ortiz, Giulio Vita, Judith Wajsgrus, Anouchka Walewyk, Saskia Walker, Yi Wang, Rich Warren, Florian Weghorn, Birgitte Weinberger, Jochen Werner, Insa Wiese, Curtis Woloschuk, Thomas Woodroffe, Sara Xiol, Qiu Yang, Zhengfan Yang, Simon Young, Anastasiya Zhyshchynska, Claudio Zilleruelo Acra, Nicolás Zukerfeld
Talking Shorts would like to thank the filmmakers who provided their films for free: Dominique Abel, Mounia Akl, Sherif Alabede, Roy Andersson, Nadja Andrasev, Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Kurdwin Ayub, Baloji, Erenik Beqiri, Maja Borg, Pavel Brenner, Martina Carlstedt, Rishi Chandna, Cheng-Hsu Chung, Nick DenBoer, Sally Fenaux Barleycorn, Fleur & Manu, Julian Flores, Dave Foss, Michael Frei, Renata Gąsiorowska, Romain Gavras, Katrin Gebbe, Thibault Gleize, Astrid Goldsmith, Laura Gonçalves, Fiona Gordon, Alexander Gratzer, Mihai Grecu, Marko Grba Singh, Marijn Grieten, Jela Hasler, Gabriel Herrera Torres, Dylan Holmes Williams, Corey Hughes, Jon Hurst, Sawako Kabuki, Andrew Kavanagh, Nina Kerschbaumer, John Kilduff, Colin Kennedy, Michael Kranz, Konstantina Kotzamani, Virginie Kypriotis, Laura Lehmus, Miguel Llansó, Chintis Lundgren, Nikola Majdak jr., Anna Mantzaris, Bo Mathorne, Ryan McKenna, Björn Melhus, Blaž Murn, Tania Nanavrak, Ana Nedeljković, Thanasis Neofotistos, David O'Reilly, Louis Paxton, Sotiris Petridis, Wendy Pillonel, Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir, Maja Prelog, Britt Raes, Alexandra Ramires (Xá), Jennifer Reeder, Chloé Robichaud, Bruno Romy, Zachary Russell, Mohamed Sabbah, Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis, Larissa Sanssour, Martina Scarpelli, Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Ishan Shukla, Ola Simonsson, soda_jerk, Paul Spengemann, Carl Stevenson, Johannes Stjarne Nilsson, Adam Taufiq Suharto, Mika Taanila, Jenni Toivoniemi, Anna Vasof, Rollo Wenlock, Joe White, Kengo Yagawa
in collaboration with: Asian Movie Pulse, Black Canvas Festival De Cine Contemporaneo, Balkans Beyond Borders, Concorto Festival, DokuFest, Encounters Film Festival, FEKK, Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal, FILMFEST DRESDEN, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Interfilm, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Kaboom Animation Festival, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Leiden International Short Film Experience, Lithuanian Shorts, London Short Film Festival, Motovun Film Festival, Nordisk Panorama, Pančevo Film Festival, PÖFF Shorts, Prague Short Film Festival, PRINDIE - Princeton Independent Film Festival, Pro Short, Sarajevo Film Festival, Short Waves Festival, Uppsala Short Film Festival, Vienna Shorts, Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Żubroffka International Short Film Festival