NEXXT #6

Academic Competition

07 Oct // 18h30

FEST Room

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| Ecolove |

Lisa lives a fully zero-waste life all on her own. One night, at a party, she meets a guy who takes an interest in her, but the morning after, her love for the environment, or rather, her eco-freaking, starts freaking him out.

 

| A Nossa Casa em Chamas |

Dawn. Through the mist comes the first light of the morning. Diffuse, it illuminates the entire landscape in blue. But through the mist, a stronger light stands out. A wildfire that spreads in the distance. From her home, on top of a hill, a woman looks distraught into the flames. But it's not the proximity of danger which troubles her. Inside the house, her daughter sleeps, indifferent to the smoke that invades her room.

 

| Diva |

In Diva, an aging theatre star struggles with her mental condition and pending diagnosis while preparing for an important role. Never seen before, the student short finds the star wavering between acceptance and self-denial. As the premiere approaches, she begins to lose her grip on reality.

 

| I'm Here |

I’m Here had its international premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. It tells the story of an elderly man looking after his paralyzed wife. Despite his old age and health problems, he does his best to relieve her suffering. His daughter helps him, trying to balance care with her work in the hospital and her own family life. Everyone has a different view on how to properly care for the sick, which often causes arguments.

 

| 16 |

16 follows a girl dealing with a terrible truth. Laura is happy when she first meets with Carlos for a date. They talk and laugh and even kiss. Then things start to go wrong. Incapable of dealing with what happened, Laura pushes everyone away. Except everyone seems to push back. Confronted again and again by friends, family, and teachers, Laura is stuck in a misunderstanding environment that only makes things worse.

 

| Otava |

Otava is a visual poem about grief and the different ways people deal with it. Set in the countryside and screened in film festivals all over the world, it follows Loti and her grandma as they tend to the family farm. With 50 years of life between them, there is one important thing missing – Loti’s mother. They might mourn in different ways, but one thing is the same, the love that perseveres.

 

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