Not short, not long: just as long as it takes. IFFR puts the mid-length film in the spotlight.
Films in ‘Bright Future Mid-length’
Diarios del exilioIrene Gutiérrez IFFR 2020 43′
A compilation of 8mm home movies recalls the exile of hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who fled their country from 1937 to 1977.
This film focuses on the exile of hundreds of thousands of Spaniards experienced from 1937-1977, using 8mm home movies from various archives. This compilation of memorable highlights creates an almost airy feel, against a background of a pervasive sense of displacement.
The Honor Among ThievesMa Lanhua IFFR 2020 50′
Boundless creativity, rooted in traditional and modern art forms, turns a tale of four thieves into an original visual adventure.
Playful amalgamation of popular Asian and European literary, theatrical and film traditions situated in an industrial no man's land. Boundless creativity turns a tale of four classic thieves surviving in a corrupt world with guile and deception into an original, visually stunning adventure.
Northern DriftAlexis Destoop IFFR 2020 57′
Reporting from the future, an Arctic exploration turns into a philosophical investigation of mankind and its environment.
Breathtaking footage of nature and industry along the Russian-Norwegian border, accompanied by a voice-over detailing an exploration of the area from the near future in this philosophical investigation of mankind and its environment. The images and narration create a subjective landscape where past and future combine.
At the Bottom of the SeaKarsten Krause IFFR 2020 49′
The imposing landscape of south-western Texas hides countless tales of a world in perpetual motion.
The imposing landscape of south-western Texas bears witness to immense geological change that took place over billions of years. Change is ever present, even at a human scale, as migratory flows make more than apparent. A contemplative film about a world in perpetual motion.