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National Competition 3

Brussels Short Film Festival 2023

High Tide (Noha Choukrallah)
BE - 2022 - fiction - color - 18'46'' - French OV - NED/ENG SBT
with Bérangère Mc Neese, Guillermo Guiz, Flavie Dachy

Hannah, an English immigrant, is separating Jean, the father of her daughter Théa. On the surface, the divorce is going well. Only on the surface. Hannah is struggling with a high tide of resentment and feelings.

The Chromakey Man (William Samaha)
BE - 2023 - fiction - color/B&W - 13'43'' - English OV - FRE/NED SBT
with Alexander Arnold, Camille Voglaire, Vincent Santamania 

Dan always wanted to be an actor, but instead of achieving his dreams, he ends up a chromakey technician on movie sets. Covered in a bright green suit from head to toe, he is stuck in a rut until he gets offered an audition and the possibility to step into the limelight. The opportunity is potentially life-changing, and this absolutely terrifies him.

Bazigaga (Jo Ingabire Moys)
BE - 2022 - fiction - color/B&W - 13'43'' - Kinyarwanda OV - FRE/NED/ENG SBT
with Eliane Umuhire, Ery Nzaramba, Roger Noël Ineza, Maély Mahavande

1994, Rwanda. As the genocide rages on, Bazigaga takes in a father and his daughter, hunted by the militia.

Always Summer (Maarten Loix)
BE - 2023 - fiction - color - 19'46" - Dutch OV - FRE/ENG SBT
with Tom Vermeir, Flo Martens

A father and a daughter spend the weekend together. Dark thoughts play through his head, and while his daughter sleeps, he starts acting strangely. The next morning, his daughter tells him about a bad dream she had. He explains to her, in a special way, the difference between a dream and a nightmare. 

Said of a deer that sheds its antlers (Salome Crickx)
BE - 2023 - fiction - color - 19'51" - English OV - NED/ENG SBT
with Lara Ceulemans, Fabienne Lichtert, Raphaëlle Damilano, France Bastoen, Bernard Sens, Arthur Marbaix, Louis Marbaix, Fabienne Maringuet, Alexandre Trocki, Marie-Charlotte Siokos, Emeline Billat, Eno Krojanker 

Today is the 167th annual moult, a ceremony to promote ideological renewal. This year, in this countryside village, it is Ben and his parents' turn to experience the moult.

Flagey, Brussels Short Film Festival