10. – 16. OKTOBER 2022


Shortdocs Competition 2 //

07th of October 19.00 Uhr | Puschkino

International competition short documentary up to 20 minutes

Online: available from 07. to the 17th of October

Film overview

Seal Story

Director: Bartłomiej Błaszczyński

Documentary | Poland 2020 | 16:10 min 


"Seal story" is a short documentary about Jakub - a Polish musician who worked in a hotel and museum in Iceland. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, Jakub lost his job and missed the last plane to Poland. For a few months he was completely alone in the hotel, without friends and family. Because of several flight cancellations, he still cannot return to Poland and just waits.

Der Dreher - Turning Man

Director: Robin Trouillet

Documentary | Germany 2021 | 13:58 min


Jürgen Leppert, also known as "Der Dreher" or "der Kreisel", is a graduate engineer, loudspeaker inventor, 360-degree dancer, gifted Frisbee player and full-blooded 68er. With the Karlsruhe legend, everything turns and not only on the dance floor. A declaration of love for music, dancing and rebellion. A portrait of a tenacious person who still swims against the tide and living proof that at 81, you're far from being too old for hard raves.

Inside Me

Director: Maria Trigo Teixeira

Documentary | Germany 2019 | 05:00 min


A clear decision, despite mixed feelings. A young woman talks about her abortion.

When Lola Is Gone

Director: Cristina R. Orosa, Beatriz Romero

Documentary | Spain 2020 | 13:39 min


José María is deaf-blind. He lives without a watch, telephone, social networks... His mother Lola is 76 years old and his only contact with his environment. In Spain, there are no care homes for deafblind people. What would happen if Lola was no longer there?


Director: Luka Kupunia

Documentary | Georgia 2019 | 16:47 min


Three brothers - the same story, the same job, the same dreams. The three brothers show us how hard the work as an underground driver is, how they came to have all three chosen the same profession and what they want in life.


Director: Samuel Patthey , Silvain Monney

Documentary | Switzerland 2020 | 15:00 min


In a hidden place, the daily routine of a retirement home unfolds while time seems to stand still. The pencil-drawn residents come to life on the paper. Some are active, others rest or follow a fixed schedule that repeats itself every day: medication, meals, games.... Around them, machines flash, carers are busy and some crucifixes remind them of the death that awaits them. Time passes and a forest stretches nearby.