Main documentary film competition

Martin Mareček
Over the Hills
A great distance. Two thousand eight hundred fifty-two kilometres between Brno and Diveyevo, between the East and the West, between a father and a son. Far away, so close. At the end of summer holiday Vít and his son Grisha set off for a long jou
Mijie Li
Confucian Dream
Chaoyan is a young wife and mother with a steady job living in a giant city. Her life is comfortable, but she increasingly finds emptiness at home with her young son Chen, her husband Mei and his mother. But the woman discovers ancient teachings
Masha Novikova
The film DAYMOHK tells the story of Ramzan Ahmadov, a Chechen dance star and choreographer, whose dance group Daymohk found refuge with the government of the republic. It saved the ancient folk dance from extinction. But the price Ramzan has to p
Goran Dević
On the Water
Rivers may be simple geographical entities. But they are also eloquent micro-milieus where history and stories have accumulated. The rivers Save, Kupa and Odra flow through the center of the industrial town of Sisak. They appear pastoral havens t
Tamara Kotevska,  Ljubomir Stefanov
In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a 50-something woman, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently maneuvers the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her
Kavich Neang
Last Night I Saw You Smiling
The White Building, an iconic structure and a home to 493 families in Phnom Penh, faces demolition. In the building’s final days, director Kavich Neang follows his own family and neighbors as they pack belongings, share memories and anxieties, an
Réka Szabó
The Euphoria of Being
Éva Fahidi was 20 when she returned to Hungary from Auschwitz Birkenau. She was all alone, 49 members of her family were murdered, including her mother, her father and her little sister. 70 years later, aged 90, Éva is asked to participate in a d
Ineke Smits
Little Man, Time and the Troubadour
Abkhazian artist Sipa Labakhua travels around his small, unknown native land with his autobiographical one man marionette show. While provoking audiences with his own history of displacement and war, he collects personal memories and dreams of peo
Andrei Kutsila
Strip and War
Outside the city of Minsk live an unlikely pair. A retired lieutenant-colonel stuck in a pro-Soviet past spends his days leading a regional veteran organization, writing military articles and patriotic essays. He shares his home with his grandson
Yang Sun,  S. Leo Chiang
Our Time Machine
When artist Maleonn realizes that his father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, he creates PAPA’S TIME MACHINE, a magical, autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets. Through the production of this play, the two men
Paweł Ziemilski
In Touch
IN TOUCH is a story of people from a little Polish village located in Masuria, the area often called ‘’The Land of Thousand Lakes’’. Around 400 people from this village have emigrated to Iceland since the 80’s and nobody has returned. Those who s
Alexander Nanau
In 2015 a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more people die in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. A doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to