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Free forms

A selection of the first works made without restrictions.

Short films

Screenings :
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running time: 1h33

Big Boy

Jonathan Phanhsay-Chamson
2018 - France - Animation - 05mn
With the voices of Jonathan Phanhsay-Chamson

A sketch of redemption for a man who grew up, deconstructing his first depiction of the world through poetry.
After studying literature and then information science and communication at university, Jonathan Phanhsay-Chamson started fine arts studies at the École Européenne Supérieure de l'Image in Poitiers. He has just finished his course with animation as his main medium. In 2017 he made an animated documentary, Les Enfants du béton, a debut film which was selected in over 30 international festivals, including Annecy. He is currently a student at EMCA, an animation school in Angoulême.

Les Amoureux

Pablo Dury
2018 - France - Fiction - 46mn
With Jules Gruault, Marie Colomb, Lucie Corrigan, Kapyten Solas

On land at the ends of the earth, it is said that there is a magical forest. It can bring before the traveller who goes there the being they most desire; a creature from a distant memory, a dreamed present or an uncertain future.
Pablo Dury was born in 1994 in Paris. After secondary school he started cinema studies at the Université 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. In parallel, he set up Limagorium, a collective of filmmakers designed to encourage young film production. It is with this collective that in 2015 he started making Opium, his first medium-length film. It won the Fiction Grand Prix at the Festival Côté Court 2016. This distinction gave him the possibility of making a second medium-length film in 2018, Les Amoureux.


Cheng-Hsu Chung
2018 - United Kingdom - Animation - 05mn
Adorable is an animated film that presents the journey of a queer person where he explores his sexuality and the queer community; the film illustrates an observation of modern queer society and fantasies toward the freedom of gender fluidity. This work is to reflect the real situation of the community where discriminations, freedom, and love coexist.
Cheng-Hsu Chung, born 1994 from Taiwan, holds a BFA Animation from Taipei National University of the Arts and an MA Animation from the Royal College of Art. Chung's artistic practice focuses on animation, using surreal images and performances to articulate the changing nature of emotion, modern love relationships and the queer community. He likes exploring poetry in vulgarity.

Last Year When the Train Passed By

Pang-Chuan Huang
2018 - France - Documentaire - 17mn
“What were you doing last year when I took this photo as the train passed in front of your house?”
Born in Taiwan and a graduate in Graphic Design from Taichung University (Taiwan), Pang-Chuan Huang then joined the Cinema and Audiovisual course at the Sorbonne Nouvelle – Université Paris 3. He gets his inspiration from his practical experiences in various fields. He started his artistic practice with graphic design, then film photography and finally cinema. His first film, Retour, was presented in major festivals in Taiwan and France, notably winning the Grand Prix at the Festival du Court métrage in Clermont-Ferrand. He currently lives and works between Paris and Lille where he is in post-diploma studies at Le Fresnoy.

Where the Summer Goes (chapters on youth)

David Pinheiro Vicente
2018 - Portugal - Fiction - 20mn
With Rodrigo Tomás, Joana Petiz, André Simões, Joana Peres, Rodolfo Major, Miguel Amorim

The summer heat shimmers. A group of friends drives to the forest. Their bodies are packed tightly into the car, four on the backseat and two up front. In the woods they happen upon a snake. The snake coils itself around the young man's foot. The girl holds it in her hands. Two men eat peaches. The men kiss. After the kiss, the day is over. In four chapters, 21-year-old David Vincente appropriates the beginning of all of the stories of the monotheistic religions and gives it a fresh interpretation as modern as it is baroque.
Born on Terceira Island in the Azores, David Vicente studied directing at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon and is currently taking an MA in aesthetics. His documentary Simão screened at the 2016 DocLisboa film festival. Since then he has worked as an art director on several films and as an assistant director to Salomé Lamas.

Feature films

Renault 12

Mohamed El Khatib
2018 - France - 1h18
Renault 12 is a cinematic experience from documentary material: my mother's death. Renault 12 is a fragmentary narrative of learning that traces a course of rhythm to its different rituals on both sides of the Mediterranean.
Renault is a French vehicle model which was very popular in Morocco in the 70s.

After studying literature and for a period at Sciences Po, and then at CADAC (The Mexican Centre for Dramatic arts) and an unfinished doctorate in sociology on “Criticism in the French Press”, author and stage director Mohamed El Khatib, co-founded in Orléans in 2006 the Zirlib collective on a simple statement: the aesthetic is not devoid of political meaning.
Screenings : wednesday 30 - 2:15 pm - Les 400 coups S1 - followed by a debate with Mohamed El Khatib

I See Red People

Bojina Panayotova
2018 - France / Bulgaria - 1h23
With Bojina Panayotova, Milena Mikhaïlova Makarius, Nicolaï Panayotov, Toshka Mikhaïlova, Silvina Mikhaïlova, Kamen Draganov, Xavier Sirven

After twenty-five years spent in France, I return to Bulgaria, camera in hand, with a
vertiginous suspicion: what if my family had collaborated with the political police of the communist regime? And what if they were part of the “red trash” that the demonstrators on the street want to see disappear? I decide to investigate and to film, constantly, ready for anything. My adventure transforms itself into a tragi-comic odyssey, a mix of an espionage and a family film.

Bojina Panayotova was born in 1982, in Bulgaria. She was 8 years old when she arrived in France. She acquired a Master's in Philosophy from the École Normale Supérieure and then entered La Fémis. She has directed several shorts selected in many international festivals and also works as a scriptwriter. Je vois rouge (I See Red People) is her first feature film as a director.
Screenings : friday 1 - 1:45 pm - Les 400 coups S1 - followed by a debate with Bojina Panayotova