The VII Edition of the competition will take place on 20 November 2019
“A MODEL EMPLOYEE” DIRECTED BY LEILA KHALILZADEH
Canada – 15′
In order not to lose his job in a restaurant, a wannabe DJ has to wear a smart watch that tracks his moves after work. His attempts to subvert the system will be complicated by a device upgrade.
“DEFORMAZIONE PROFESSIONALE” DIRECTED BY DANIELE MORELLI
Italy – 15′
In a future where working is a privilege, getting a job for Luca Smeraldo is literallya matter of life or death.
“HA HA HA DIRECTED” BY SAMULI VALKAMA
Finland – 9′
In a dystopian world where laughter doesn’t exist anymore, a Laugh Factory has developed a weird surrogate that resembles more to a sardonic sneer. This is a story about genuine smiling in total freedom. A group of rebels escapes the factory and returns to the real world: it’s start of a revolution.
“NIGHT SHIFT – KEEP ON BREATHING CALMLY” DIRECTED BY EVA NEIDLINGER
Germany – 15′
The modern Biomedical Engineering tries to promote the practice of intensive care, but is it really possible to synchronize human and machine rhythms? This short film aims at highlighting the dynamics of a system that suffocates the forces that keep it alive.
“PIZZA BOY” DIRECTED BY GIANLUCA ZONTA
Italy – 15′
Seba is a Georgian boy who works as pizza a delivery man in Bologna. During his evening shift he receives a call and learns that his child is about to born. Forced to complete his deliveries while the society is drifting away, Seba crosses the whole town in the hope of arriving at the hospital in time.
“ROGER” DIRECTED BY REUBEN HAMLYN
UK – 13′
Lena embarks on a new job for”Roger”, an app that provides a virtual housekeeper. Upset by this role, Lena tries to establish a relationship with his employer in a much unexpected way.
“THE COMMON GOOD” DIRECTED BY ANDREAS WESTERBERG
Finland – 14’30”
The executives of the company Fountainheadwant to replace their current CEO and find themselves a little confused when a candidate presents himself as the Devil. They try to deal with complex ethical issues in a working environment where human interactions (and the process of decision-making itself) are guided by the artificial intelligence, with the only result of being more confused. How can we make a decision for the common good, as individualized as we are?
“TUTTI I NUMERI HANNO UN NOME” DIRECTED BY DIEGO MONFREDINI
Italy – 16′
The social climate is changing, and so are the relationships among people. Everybody wants to feel “safe” and “protected”. In this situation, the so-called “Entrepreneurs of Fear” want to spread resentment, anguish and fear for the future. This reportage shows us some asylum seeker guys from Piacenza taking part in the voluntary activities promoted by Caritas Association: here, the volunteering experience turns into a form of association, a first step towards integration.
“VOICE OVER” DIRECTED BY EMILY MANTHEI & JÖRN LINNENBRÖKER
A German voice-over actor and his counterpart, an English actor, find themselves in a fight to the last shot.
1994 in a gloomy Berlin: Wolfgang is a member of the resistance under cover which delivers an important document to Juliette, a charming spy in charge of taking the document to Paris. They’ll never see each other again, but they know their mission is more important than their feelings. The scene is interrupted and the dubbing director explains to Wolfgang’s voice-over counterpart (in German) the plot of the movie; when the German voice-over actor starts recording the scene in a new language, and with a new voice for Wolfgang, the actor ruins everything up by staring into the camera. The actor distorts the pace of the scene and asks his voice-over counterpart to stop “stealing” his voice. The latter, in an attempt to cope with the weird requests of the English actor, tries to keep up and to steal his role in the movie.