Memory Lane (Shorts)

Memory Lane (Shorts)

9 International Short Films | 86min

Christmas is a time for reflection: We think of our loved ones. We look back on our childhood. We remember our first relationship. The beautiful moments. The tragic events. Memories give us hope for better times. Memories fade. But sometimes we also forget.

Saturday, 23.12. | 17:00 Uhr

Mini Yule Log

Doug Cook | Experimental Film | 10min | Canada 2023 | OV
Step inside this living room to rediscover your inner child. You will be treated to a delightful sensory experience as Santa Claus makes his way into a cozy miniature house to deliver some toys and goodies.

Walnut Street

Richard O’Connor | Animation | 3min | USA 2023 | OmeU
When Sharon Adams moved back to her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the late 1990s, she needed help with fixing her house.

Der Nachbar / The Neighbor

Asbirg Naranjo | Drama | 16min | Germany 2023 | OmeU | German Premiere
The pensioner Mr. Kummer is desperate to attend a Christmas party of his estranged family, who have invited him by surprise. A story about the loss of illusion.


Chris Toro | Experimental Film | 2min | USA 2020 | OV
Central Park is a magical place to behold during the Winter. A sanctuary for all to explore & enjoy. A perfect place to spend a Snow Day.

For Christ’s Sake

Simon McNally | Drama | 21min | Canada 2023 | OmeU | International Premiere
When an art student returns home for Christmas, his hopes for a happy holiday are dashed by his mother’s strange behaviour.

Are you here?

Zlata Veresniak | Documentary | 13min | Portugal, Ukraine 2023 | OmeU | German Premiere
Oryna, an 18 years old Ukrainian teenager, fled homeland during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, while all her family, including her 7 years old sister Ksiusha, decided to remain in Ukraine. The daily remote communication of Oryna and her younger sister show their close sisterly bond, the constant presence of the war and both growing apart.

Nalujuk Night

Jennie Williams | Documentary | 13min | Canada 2021 | OmeU
Every January 6th from the dark of the Nunatsiavut night, the Nalujuit appear on the sea ice. They walk on two legs, yet their faces are animalistic, skeletal, and otherworldly. Snow crunches underfoot as they approach their destination: the Inuit community of Nain.


Nirvan Parham, Aylin Parham | Documentary | 5min | Sweden 2023 | OmeU | European Premiere
Five years old Aylin investigates if Santa is real or it was her dad all these years along.

Mama Sug

Rose Stark | Animation | 3min | USA 2023 | OmeU
A carefree woman, who always made room at her kitchen table – that is how Penelope Simmons remembers her mother, Cora Lee Collins, also known as “Sug.”