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ETIUDA COMPETITION FILM DATABASE

CONTRAFABULA DE UNA NIÑA DISECADA / FABLE OF A BLOOD-DRAINED GIRL

FABLE OF A BLOOD DRAINED GIRL
Running time: 24’33”
Country: Mexico
School: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
Dir.: Alejandro Iglesias Mendizábal
Ph.: Pamela Albaraán
Mus.: Carlo Ayhllón
Cast: Virginia Araujo, José Carlos Rodríguez, Meraqui Rodríguez
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 100

Gizella turns 15. Her rich parents have organized a fancy dinner-party to celebrate this occasion in a circle of friends. Gizella is to perform during the party. However, things are getting complicated.


CISZA / SILENCE

Cisza
Running time: 6’
Country: Poland
School: WRiTV UŚ
Dir.: Zofia Goraj
Ph.: Zofia Goraj
Year: 2013
Type of etude: documentary
No.: 21

A portrait of a young sound engineer who, while working everyday on big film sets, meets famous directors and actors. Her getaway from this pleasant but hard and demanding work is a completely different and surprising activity.


ASESINATO EN JUNÍN / MURDER IN JUNÍN

Murder in Junin
Running time: 10’
Country: Argentina
School: Universidad del Cine del Buenos Aires
Dir.: Andrew Sala
Ph.: Andrew Sala
Mus.: Chiara Ghio
Cast: Guillermina Pico, Javier Barrio, Sebastián Elsinger, David Maruchniak
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 40

A seemingly ordinary country road where nothing happens. However, for a few minutes, the spectator will become a privileged witness to some mysterious events.


À L’HORIZON / SKYLINE

"Panache" INIS-2013_#42
Running time: 16’27”
Country: Canada
School: L’inis
Dir.: Emilie Baillargeon
Ph.: François Messier-Rheault
Mus.: Nemo Babin
Cast: Luc Proulx, Rosalie Julien, Michel-Olivier Girard
Year: 2013
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 230

Roland is feeling quite old. He has to say goodbye to the things which connect him to his youth. However, giving away the love of his life is not easy. A story for motorcycle lovers.


DWAND / THE DUAL

DWAND 5
Running time: 12’30”
Country: India
School: Film and Television Institute of India
Dir.: Abhilash Vijayan
Ph.: Sahil Bhardwaj
Mus.:  NIL
Cast: Jaswinder Singh, Swapnil Kotriwar
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 91

After a bloody suppression of a rebellion, an army commander comes to a hairdresser who sympathises with the rebels. The hairdresser faces a dilemma about whether to fulfil his duties or use the occasion.


KOLOROWE DNI / HAPPY DAYS

Kolorowe dni (3)
Running time: 18’28”
Country: Poland
School: PWSFTviT
Dir.: Tomasz Jeziorski
Ph.: Kajetan Plis
Cast: Maria Ciunelis, Miłogost Reczek, Bartłomiej Nowosielski
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 258

Ewa is retiring. She is struggling to find herself in this new reality, trying to awaken her long-lost passions. How far will Ewa go to break life’s routine?


VLOEIBAAR STAAL / DAYS OF STEEL

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Running time: 23’
Country: Netherlands
School: De Nederlandse Film Academie
Dir.: Flynn von Kleist
Ph.: Koen van Bergen
Mus.: Kristijan Krajnčan
Cast: Elise van ‘t Laar, Reinout Bussemaker, Chiem Vreeken
Year: 2013
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 84

Franka, a 17-year old girl, lives in Hoogovens, in the shadow of steelworks chimneys, and looks after her father. When she falls in love with a carefree surfer Kes, she starts to revalue her relationship with her father.


ZABICIE CIOTKI / KILLING AUNTIE

Zabicie ciotki
Running time: 30’
Country: Poland
School: WRiTV UŚ
Dir.: Mateusz Głowacki
Ph.: Kacper Sędzielewski
Cast: Marek Kossakowski, Ewa Kolasińska, Aleksandra Pisula, Maciej Ferlak
Year: 2013
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 9

A young boy lives with his aunt who does her best to provide him with everything he may need. Tired by the stability and security of life under constant care, he decides to change his fate. The film is based on the unfinished novel ‘Killing Auntie’ by Andrzej Bursa.


GOOD NIGHT

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Running time: 27’23”
Country: United Kingdom
School: The London Film School
Dir.: Muriel d’Ansembourg
Ph.: Arturo Vasquez Gontscharenko
Mus.: Jody K Jenkins
Cast: Anna Hogarth, Rosie Day
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 50

Two teenagers are done with being innocent 14-year-olds. They head into town to break from their innocence. There, they have to face the reality.


LOICU, VÍTEJ! / WELCOME LOIC!

WELCOME LOCI 2
Running time: 16’30”
Country: Czech Republic
School: FAMU
Dir.: Natálie Císařovská
Ph.: Klára Fantová
Mus.: Raphael Dumas
Cast: Hedi Tarkani, Agáta Dušková, Nina Divíšková, Zdeněk
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 123

Magda is Czech and her boyfriend Loic is French. They live together in Paris. It is time to introduce him to her family. Will the grandma’s delicious cooking prevent everyone from the impending catastrophe?


ROGALIK / CROISSANT

ROGALIK
Running time: 17’
Country: Poland
School: PWSFTviT
Dir.: Paweł Ziemilski
Ph.: Maciej Twardowski
Year: 2012
Type of etude: documentary
No.: 263

Traveling among people and objects. we discover a world usually considered as ugly and unattractive. This journey is somewhat dream-like. Who are the people in this „big aquarium”? And what is our position towards them?


LA PRIMA LEGGE DI NEWTON / NEWTON’S FIRST LAW

NEWTON'S FIRST LAW 1
Running time: 19’40”
Country: Italy
School: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Dir.: Piero Messina
Ph.: Pasquale Remia
Mus.: Giacomo Corzani
Cast: Cosimo Cinieri, Anna Orso
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 282

A body persists in its state of being at rest or moving uniformly unless it’s compelled to change its state by force impressed. But rest and motion are relatively distinguishable; and moreover, bodies that are commonly considered to be at rest aren’t always so.


LECIEĆ – NIE LECIEĆ / TO FLY OR NOT TO FLY

LECIEĆ NIE LECIEĆ (1)
Running time: 18’
Country: Poland
School: PWSFTviT
Dir.: Aniela Gabryel
Ph.: Zuzanna Pyda
Mus.: Łukasz Plenikowski
Year: 2013
Type of etude: documentary
No.: 255

Working on a thin strip of land between the sea and the lake, researchers conduct their research. Trapped between the sky and the earth, they try to uncover the secrets hidden by wild nature.


HÕBEPULM / SILVER WEDDING

SILVER WEDDING 10
Running time: 27’25”
Country: Estonia
School: Tallin University Baltic Film and Media School
Dir.: Katrin Maimik, Andres Maimik
Ph.: Mihkel Soe
Mus.: Trisekele, Magnetic Band
Cast: Eero Spriit, Anne Reemann, Loore Martma
Year: 2013
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 234

A tragicomic story of a middle-aged couple who decides to celebrate their forthcoming silver wedding anniversary on a grand scale. Everything seems to run smoothly at first but then the flawless facade starts to crumble and years of suppressed conflicts, fears and complexes come to light.


PRZYTRZYMAĆ ŚWIATŁO / TO HOLD THE LIGHT

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Running time: 8’
Country: Poland
School: Akademia Multi Art
Dir.: Kajetan Pochylski
Ph.: Kajetan Pochylski
Mus.: Bartosz Jaworski
Year: 2013
Type of etude: documentary
No.: 302

A short story about making stained-glass windows. The part and parcel of every stained-glass window is colour and light which must be controlled in order to achieve the intended artistic effect.


ESCENAS PREVIAS / PREVIOUS SCENES

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Running time: 27’20”
Country: Cuba
School: EISCTV
Dir.: Aleksandra Maciuszek
Ph.: Javier Labrador
Year: 2012
Type of etude: documentary
No.: 245

In a ramshackle house, a grandfather cares for his grandson. One week passes and nothing is going to be the same again. With aesthetic inspired by Ars Moriendi – medieval manuals for a good dying, this documentary proposes a disturbing vision of death, which always – and in the most unexpected ways – nurtures life.


STILLER LÖWE / TOUCH OF SILENCE

TOUCH OF SILLENCE STILLER LOWE 1
Running time: 5’58”
Country: Germany
School: Hamburg Media School
Dir.: Sven Philipp Pohl
Ph.: Stefan Bühl
Cast: Sonja Gerhardt, Eyk Kauly, Roben Fröhlich
Year: 2013
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 189

Severin enters a club and is carried away by the heat of the moment: the pulsating bass, hot lasers and seductive flirt with a gorgeous blonde. However, later that evening, the atmosphere will change dramatically.


SATURDAY

Saturday 1
Running time: 24’35”
Country: United Kingdom
School: The London Film School
Dir.: David Anderson
Ph.: Benjamin Thomas
Mus.: Joe Richardson
Cast: Danny Husbands, Ian Jenkins, Nathalie Cox, David Stoller
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 44

Sam is a football aficionado. He plays for a non-league club. One day he is faced with a difficult choice. Should he choose his passion or financial security?


CEBÚ

Cebu
Running time: 12’
Country: Cuba
School: EICTV
Dir.: Pablo Belaubre
Ph.: Rafael Trindade
Mus.: René A. Rodríguez
Cast: Daylis García, Jorge Molina, Claudia Muñiz
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 16

Marushka visits her lover, a butcher. Thus starts a ritual which mixes erotica, drama and horror.


MAGMA

Magma
Running time: 30’
Country: Poland
School: WRiTV UŚ
Dir.: Paweł Maślona
Ph.: Cezary Stolecki
Mus.: Igor Kłaczyński
Cast: Łukasz Simlat, Ewa Kaim, Adam Nawojczyk
Year: 2013
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 16

Janusz is a salesman in a furniture shop. One day he accidentally destroys a pillow. This is the first ‘accident’ in the company since very long time and he seems to be really upset about it. Or maybe there’s something else he’s upset about?


THE MASS OF MEN

The Mass of man
Running time: 16’55”
Country: United Kingdom
School: National Film and Television School
Dir.: Gabriel Gauchet
Ph.: Nick Cooke
Mus.: Matt Kelly
Cast: Peter Faulkner, Jane McDowell
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 5

Richard, an unemployed 55-year-old man, arrives 3 minutes late for his appointment at a job centre. This unplanned delay starts a series of dramatic events. Do we have any influence on the system?


MAUVAISE HERBE / RAGWEED

"Mauvaise Herbe" INIS-2013_#43
Running time: 15’20”
Country: Canada
School: L’inis
Dir.: Francis Fortin
Ph.: François Messier-Rheault
Mus.: Pierre Desmarais
Cast: Jocelyn Blanchard, Diane Jules, Judith Baribeau
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 5

Luc is a passionate plant cultivator. He leads a quiet and well-organized life until he is visited by his… mother-in-law.


YEGUAS Y COTTORAS / MARES AND PARAKEETS

MARES AND PARAKEETS
Running time: 30’
Country: Argentina
School: Universidad del Cine del Buenos Aires
Dir.: Natalia Garagiola
Ph.: Fernando Lockett
Cast: Julia Martínez Rubio, Guillermina Pico, Pilar Benítez Vibart
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 38

What secrets are guarded by aristocratic girls? Three friends spend one day together before one of them gets married. This untypical hen party will change their relations forever. An intriguing tale full of ambiguities and allusions.


KETTEN DER LIEBE / CHAINS OF LOVE

CHAINS OF LOVE (2)
Running time: 5’43”
Country: Germany
School: Hamburg Media School
Dir.: Martina Plura
Ph.: Monika Plura
Mus.: Richard Bretschneider
Cast: Lotta Doll, Matthias Ludwig, Lena Röpert
Year: 2013
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 193

Hannah wants to surprise her lover. However, she gets an unpleasant surprise. She has to escape. And fast…


AUSCHWITZ ON MY MIND

AUSCHWITZ ON MY MIND
Running time: 16’07”
Country: United Kingdom
School: Met Film School
Dir.: Assaf Machnes
Ph.: Itay Gross
Cast: Inbal Erez, Ron Gazit, Myrav Osofsky
Year: 2013
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 67

Roy, an Israeli teenager, visits Poland on a school trip to death camps and memorials. However, Roy also wants to get close to a girl from his class. The obsession of the Israeli society with its past clashes with teenage desires, creating a story which constantly shifts from the tragic to the entertaining.


EVREN’IN SONU / COMING OF AGE

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Running time: 18’40”
Country: United Kingdom
School: The London Film School
Dir.: Eli Kasavi
Ph.: Arthur Mulhern
Mus.: Selim Siyami Sümer
Cast: Cem Özeren, Deniz Türkali, Esme Madra, Alper, Kut
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 45

Dance is not a masculine activity. Especially in a conservative Turkish family who carefully guards its status and traditional roles of men and women. Everen, an 18 year old boy, decides to take part in a dance competition in spite of the plans regarding his future profession made by his worried family.


ZINNEKE

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Running time: 19’33”
Country: Belgium
School: IAD Instituts des Arts de Diffusion Louvaine-la-Neuve
Dir.: Rémi Allier
Ph.: Erika Meda
Cast: Nissim Renard, Sam Louwyck. Wim Willaert
Year: 2013
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 233

A young boy spends most of his time on a flea market observing various swindles of the sellers. His desire to become one of them leads him to a difficult situation which he will have to deal with


SIMULACRO / SIMULACRUM

Simulacro
Running time: 14’
Country: Argentina
School: Universidad del Cine del Buenos Aires
Dir.: Nicolás Torchinsky
Ph.: Tebbe Schöningh
Cast: Karen Avenburg, Pablo Chao, Héctor Drachtman, Sebastián Gallinal Alzaibar
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 36

An orchestra is getting ready for a rehearsal. Tuning instruments is nothing unusual. This time, however, what counts most is the perfect sense of rhythm.


AU-DELA DE LメHIVER / AFTER THE WINTER

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Running time: 18’35”
Country: France
School: Le Fresnoy,
Dir.: Jow Zhi Wei
Ph.: Angello Faccini
Cast: HONG Lin-Chun, LUI Gen-Miao
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 62

An old couple living in a small village goes through their everyday rituals in great peace. However, each day they seem to be waiting for something. A metaphorical tale of tumult and loneliness we live in.


STURZENDE TAÜBEN / TUMBLING BIRDS

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Running time: 19’28”
Country: Germany
School: Hamburg Media School
Dir.: Esther Bialas
Ph.: Martin Naumeyer
Cast: Louis Nitsche, Finn Adler, Finni Maj Eckstein
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 182

The beginning of summer is the end of Svenja’s childhood. The girl puts up with the harassment of her peers. What will the girl be willing to sacrifice to get some peace and acceptance?


NASZA ZIMA ZŁA / OUR BAD WINTER

Nasza zima zła
Running time: 21’25”
Country: Poland
School: WRiTV UŚ
Dir.: Grzegorz Zariczny
Ph.: Weronika Bilska
Cast: Lidia Olszak, Edyta Torhan
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 15

Radka and Marzena rent a small apartament together. Both girls work as nurses at a special school complex, and after work they have an extra job at a detox ward. The girls stick together despite the growing number of problems they need to face.


DIE SCHAUKEL DES SARGMACHERS / THE SWING OF THE COFFIN MAKER

The Swing of the Coffin Maker (1)
Running time: 29’58”
Country: Germany
School: Internationale Filmschule Köln
Dir.: Elmar Imanov
Ph.: Driss Azhari
Cast: Rasim Jafarov, Shamil Suleymanli
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 147

Yagub and his mentally disabled adult son Musa lead a solitary life in a forgotten part of Azerbaijan. Their life will change when they receive an unexpected message.


OUTLAND

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Running time: 19’
Country: United Kingdom
School: The London Film School
Dir.: Adina Istrate
Ph.: Alexandru Grigoras
Mus.: Adam Lori
Cast: Anthony Green, Jamie Laird, Pippa Reid
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 53

A reclusive lighthouse keeper spends the last night on watch. Overnight, a mysterious fog moves inland from the sea. The next day, he discovers what the real solitude is.


OSLO

Oslo
Running time: 13’12”
Country: Cuba
School: EISCTV
Dir.: Luis Ernesto Doñas
Ph.: Marcos Attila
Mus.: Denis Colina
Cast: Carlos Pérez Peña, Nilda Collado
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 319

An old couple, Raul and Amanda, lives in a hot Cuban village. The woman dreams to soak in the cold. Will Raul succeed in making her dream a reality?


KOJOT / COYOTE

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Running time: 29’55”
Country: Poland
School: PWSFTviT
Dir.: Jędrzej Bączyk
Ph.: Tato Kotetishvili
Mus.: Jędrzej Bączyk
Cast: Michał Kopczyński, Marcin Cichończyk, Piotr Zwierzchowski
Year: 2012
Type of etude: fiction
No.: 257

„The sick think, the healthy do” – that’s the advice given to Coyote by his friend from a band named Distroj when he makes new attempts to overcome his shyness toward women. A career in music seems to be a perfect choice. We follow the story with bated breath and smile on our faces to exclaim at the end: PUNK IS NOT DEAD!