Out of nearly 6800 short films submissions (received in 2020 and in 2021), 98 films from 36 countries will compete for the prizes in the International Competition.
In addition to the films selected in 2021, the 24th edition of the BSFF also welcomes the films selected for the International Competition in 2020 which had to be postponed.
Winners of the Grand Prix in the International Competition and National Competitions are considered for pre-selection for the Oscars® in the Best Fiction/Animation Short Film category provided that the film complies with the Academy’s rules.
Cayenne | Simon Gionet
Canada - Fiction - 2020 - 10'59" - Couleur
During her night shift at the remote gas station, a female clerk agrees to help a man whose car broke down. While they both attempt to repair the vehicle, the driver’s intentions leave the young woman uncertain. In the middle of the deserted parking lot, an air of apprehension fills the night as the events of the evening unfold.
Hands and Wings | Sungbin Byun
South Korea - Fiction - 2019 - 14' - NB
An adolescent boy 'Woo-Sung' is unable to move his hands freely due to physical disabilities. So he can't solve his sexual desire alone. His mother tries to help him, but one day he refuses mother's help.
Just a Guy | Hara Shoko
Germany - Animation - 2020 - 15' - Couleur
An animated documentary about love. Three women talk about their feelings, desire and relationship with Richard Ramirez, the serial killer and rapist they contacted after his incarceration.
L’âge Tendre | Julien GASPAR-OLIVERI
France - Fiction - 2020 - 26'50" - Couleur
Diane, sixteen, exclusively lives in the eyes of her mother, Sophie. Their symbiotic relationship is becoming more and more troublesome for the teenager. At school, she clumsily expresses her need to be loved the way she is at home, like when she trades a favor for a glance, in the toilets. Big mouth, provocative and attention seeker, the young girl tries to break away from her mother. For one week-end, she wishes to live like a grown up.
Postcards from the End of the World | Konstantinos Antonopoulos
Greece - Fiction - 2019 - 23'15" - Couleur
Trapped in a seemingly dull family vacation, Dimitra, Dimitris and their two daughters will have to find a way out of a secluded island in the Mediterranean, when confronted with the unexpected end of the world.
Flagey, Brussels Short Film Festival