Focus: Theme is a competition in which we pay special attention to the content of the film and the way in which the authors talk about the problems they present in their films. Short films very quickly respond to current trends and phenomena, and often pave new paths for full-lengths. In this competition can be found many themes that trigger both local and global discussions. We hope that the films we have selected will help us understand different points of view on a complicated reality.


Affricate, dir. Anna Gyimesi (Hungary) 2022, 26’, 16+
A single mother goes on a well-deserved vacation with her daughters. Will she be able to rest with two adventure-seeking teenagers? Film awarded at Friss Hús Budapest ISFF. Polish premiere.



Promise You Paradise, dir. Morad Mostafa (Egypt) 2023, 25’, 13+
Following a violent incident; Eissa, a 17-year-old African immigrant in Egypt, is in a quest against time to save his loved ones whatever it takes. Film awarded at Cannes IFF. Polish premiere.


The Silent Ones, dir. Basile Vuillemin (France) 2022, 20’, 15+
Jorick is one of five crew members of a small fishing trawler. After four days of an unsuccessful fishing campaign, he found himself facing a difficult dilemma: return empty-handed or go poaching in the prohibited zone and going against the advice of a part of the crew. Film awarded at FIFF. Polish premiere.


Nov 18 2023


20:20 - 21:35


10.00 PLN

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Main Performance Room, Centre for Culture in Lublin
Peowiaków 12
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