Emotions, innovations and unforgettable moments in Bludenz: from 08/08 to 12/08/2023 the 38th ALPINALE short film festival will take place in Bludenz. At the award ceremony on the last evening, the coveted "Golden Unicorn" will be presented.
The ALPINALE Short Film Festival celebrates the diversity and creativity of short film in the second week of August. It attracts filmmakers from all over the world to Bludenz and transforms the city into a hotspot of the international short film scene. It promises exciting, touching and surprising films that will delight the audience.
Over 1100 submissions were screened and now 62 short films have been selected to be presented in front of and at the Remise in Bludenz.
Tickets as well as info about the program can be found here.
The ALPINALE Short Film Festival celebrates the diversity and creativity of short film. It promises exciting, touching and surprising films that will inspire the audience.
(Daily summaries from 8.-12.08.)
An emotional roller coaster ride of secrets and revelations
The ALPINALE Short Film Festival opens on Tuesday, August 8, with the French animation "Home of the Heart" on the theme of immigration and identity, portrayed through an immigrant and his metaphorical heart. This will be followed by the intense drama "Voices", which questions the limits of responsibility. The animation "The Record" takes us through a journey into the past, while "Istina" highlights the harsh realities of journalism in a hostile environment. "Crab" explores the fateful dynamics between humans and animals, while "The School's on Fire and We Know Why" and "A Murder Free" offer provocative insights into power games and societal norms.
Imaginative worlds and thrilling suspense
"One Last Wish," a bittersweet animation about the power of wishes, opens Wednesday. It's followed by "Fellow Travelers," a gripping drama about loyalty and suspicion. "Radio Silence" and "Lockpickers" both look at the consequences of relationship endings and domestic violence, while "Scale" delves into the dark world of drug addiction. With "Ciela" we experience the magic and consequences of a child's imagination. "Kolaj" deals with growing up and the complex perception of people, while "Turn off the lights!" addresses the all-too-human desire for privacy.
Secrets revealed and surprising twists
Thursday begins with a caregiver in "Dignity Keeper" facing time pressures and tough decisions. Contrast that with the escalating conflict in Israeli "Friendly Fire," which is sparked by a seemingly innocuous soccer match. This theme of confrontation runs through the evening's program, manifesting itself in the encounter with racial discrimination in "Black Soldier" and the ignorance of fellow passengers in "Busline 35A." "The Most Boring Grandma in the Whole World" deals with confronting death. The day ends with "Naked Men in the Woods," a turbulent relationship story with an unusual twist.
Potpourri of drama, intrigue and the power of lies
"The Bridge" on Friday takes us through the experiences of a 10-year-old orphan boy during the war, while "Erlkönigin" depicts a mother's ideological dilemma toward her sick daughter. "Demon Box" gives us a glimpse into the harsh realities of filmmaking, while "White Lie" and "The Other End of the Street" confront us with the bitter truth of inequality and bullying. And finally, "Franky" and "For Pete's Sake" provide a humorous lift at the end with their unexpected twists.
Copyright: Anna Salcher
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