Hard to believe (Shorts)

Hard to believe (Shorts)

10 International Short Films | 87min
Guests: Emilia Buchbinder, Žiga Krajnc

Does Santa exist? Or God? Or higher forces? On this journey around the world we encounter crude traditions, strange customs, magical realities, radical movements and shamanistic rituals. Films in search of acceptance, belonging and happiness. Feel free to believe, wonder or doubt.

Saturday, 22.12. | 20:30 Uhr


Letitia Liu, Conrad Moody | Animation | 2min | UK 2018 | OV
A lighting spirit awakens a sleeping train station.

L’annonce / The Announcement

Romain Lafargue, Thibault Lafargue | Drama | 18min | France 2017 | OmeU | German Premiere
As Christmas approaches, a father has to tell his son the truth about Santa Claus.


Žiga Krajnc | Documentary | 7min | Slovenia 2017 | OmeU | German Premiere
A portrait of Emil. A 70 years old Santa Claus.

هللا ديرجت / God Distortion

Karrar Mousa | Drama | 7min | Iraq 2018 | OmeU | German Premiere
A young girl from a Christian family is forced to wear the muffler by her father, fearing that she will be raped by IS.


Hugo Diego Garcia | Music Video | 5min | France 2018 | OV | German Premiere
In the cold, lost in the forest on a snowy mountain, three resistance fighters witness a life-changing event.

Tis the Season

Kirsten Stuck | Animation | 2min | USA 2013 | OV | German Premiere
When Christmas cards to come to life, they offer a somewhat different feeling towards the holiday season.

איזק וחג המולד הכי טוב אי פעם / Isak’s Best Christmas Ever

Isak Kohaly | Documentary | 19min | Israel 2017 | OmeU | German Premiere
Isak is Italian. He decided to move to Israel in order to reconnect with his Jewish family’s roots. He sets his mind to plan the Christmas party of his dreams by bringing the warmth of his small hometown into his little apartment in Tel Aviv.

Wren Boys

Harry Lighton | Drama | 11min | UK 2017 | OV
On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison. A marriage lies ahead that can’t be reconciled with the rural traditions of the community.

Valle de Goni

Emilia Buchbinder | Comedy | 10min | Argentina 2018 | OmeU | European Premiere
There is a town where medieval craziness survives. It is called Valle de Goni, a place where a trial can involve animals. Welcome to the little town where the present has not yet arrived.

Santa is a Psychedelic Mushroom

Matthew Salton | Animation | 7min | USA 2017 | OV | German Premiere
It’s time to embrace the shamanistic side of Christmas.