The selected films are:
Family Film, Olmo Omerzu, Czech Republic (San Sebastian Film Festival 2015)
Girl Asleep, Rosemary Myers, Australia (Berlinale - Generation 2016, Adelaide Film Festival 2015, Foxtel Movies Audience Awards 2015 - Most Popular Feature)
Girls Lost, Aleksandra-Therese Keining, Sweden (Toronto Film Festival 2015, International Antalya Film Festival 2015 - Best Screenplay, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016)
If I Ruled, Jenni Kangasniemi, Aino Suni, Finland (Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival 2015, "Look at Me..." Award)
In Your Dreams!, Petr Oukropec, Czech Republic (Berlinale - Generation 2016)
Landfill Harmonic, Brad Allgood i Graham Townsley, USA, Paraguay, Norway, Brazil (Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2015 - Environmental Award, SXSW 2015 - Audience Award, Leeds International Film Festival 2015 - Audience Award)
FAMILY FILM (Rodinný film)
DIRECTOR: Olmo Omerzu
PRODUCER: Jiří Konečný
A husband and wife set sail across the ocean, leaving their two children to explore the freedom of being home alone. The boat goes under, and so does the family. A dog, stuck on a desert island, is their only hope.
Olmo Omerzu (1984) directed his first short film Almir at the age of thirteen. In 2004 he enrolled at the Prague Film Academy FAMU. In 2011 he graduated with his first full-length film A Night Too Young. In 2013, Omerzu won a RWE – Discovery of the Year Award for the best newcomer at the Czech Film Critics' Awards.
2015 95’ Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia
San Sebastian Film Festival 2015
|GIRLS LOST (Pojkarna)
DIRECTOR: Alexandra-Therese Keining
Alexandra-Therese Keining is a writer, director, and novelist. Her feature films are Hot Dog (2003) and Kiss Me (2011).
2015 106' Sweden
|IF I RULED (If I Ruled)
DIRECTORS: Jenni Kangasniemi, Aino Suni
What should happen in your life so that you would feel happy?
Jenni Kangasniemi has been organizing Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival for ten years. After moving to Helsinki she has worked at Finnish National Theater, and now she works on community movies (Wings to Fly Project). Aino Suni graduated with a Master’s degree in Film Screenwriting from University of Salford, UK. She is developing her first feature film Night and Day.
2015 9’ Finland
IN YOUR DREAMS! (Ani ve snu)
DIRECTOR: Petr Oukropec
2016 79’ Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Bulgaria
Berlinale – Generation 2016
DIRECTORS: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley
PRODUCER: Juliana Penaranda-Loftus
Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra, a youth group who plays instruments made out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into global spotlight. However, when the largest flood devastates their country, they must become the source of hope for their community.
Brad Allgood is an award-winning filmmaker with a background in international development and public health. Before making films, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua. Graham Townsley is an Emmy-nominated director of high-end documentaries for PBS, National Geographic and the Discovery channel.
2015, 84’ USA, Paraguay, Norway, Brazil
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2015 (Environmental Award), SXSW 2015 (Audience Award), Leeds International Film Festival 2015 ( Audience Award)