FESTinha Sub 16

19th of June

4:30 pm 

Auditorium Casino Espinho

Desert Lights | Katherina Harder Sacre | CHL | 19'

In the middle of Atacama Desert, Antay (12) sees his town disappearing due to the drought. Alongside his friends and their football team, they will try to hang on to the last sunrays, their childhood fragments and the ties with those who still resist.


Finding Home | Maria Stanisheva | BGR | 7'

The personal story of Antonia Jardenia da Silva from Brazil: a climate refugee forced to move from her home village to the big city in order to take care of her newborn baby as it struggles with microcephaly.


Last Chance | Eszter Angyalosy, Dániel Szőke | HUN | 28'

Dodi decides to participate in a longboard dancing competition. But there are two problems with his plan. First, being in his late forties, he is much older than his competitors. And on top of that, he has no idea how to ride a longboard. He befriends a teenager, Sandra, who is willing to teach him. Although the two don't seem to have much in common, while practicing together, they realize they both use longboarding to cope with their unsolved issues. And they can help each other to take their first steps toward healing. “Last Chance” is a short movie about longboard dancing, parenthood, community, connection, and skating through the generation gap.


SUNDAY | Dinos Gregoriou | CHL | 9'

On a Sunday morning, a grandfather goes on a hunting trip in the mountains of Cyprus with his grandson. The old man teaches the boy how to use a slingshot so the boy can fulfill his dream of becoming a hunter.


Amala | Nivetha Balasubramaniam | DNK | 18'

Amala daydreams about being part of the Danish neighboring family, while she tries to be a good Tamil girl. When her mother discovers that she has a secret Danish boyfriend, it ends in a big quarrel. Amala wishes she had a Danish family. The next morning, Amala wakes up at the neighboring family.


Chevalier | Frederic Zeimet | LUX | 16'

Lonely and abandoned by her father and society, Emma, eleven years, throws herself body and soul into a lost cause.