First Films

Six films by first-time filmmakers
showcasing new-generation short documentaries

Running time: 65 minutes

As a 10-year-old growing up in Africa, Rob-Jan, the son of European parents, never thought he would have to say goodbye.

Former Zaire, 10 minutes
Directed by Rob-Jan Lacombe

A prayer for a ‘Bright Future.’ Rose whispers a prayer for little Angela, who is turning six, that she will grow up happy in Belgium.

Belgium, 13 minutes

Directed by Niels Devlieghere

A Mexican paramedic and his relationship with death. A duel between the adrenaline when he turns on the siren and the emotional weariness from being the witness of countless tragedies.

Mexico, 9 minutes

Directed by Miguel López Valdivia

Confined to bed, 96-year-old Alicia is nearing the end of her life. Along with her appetite, she’s even lost her taste for desserts. But not her wit, surrounded by her loved ones.

Spain, 7 minutes

Directed by Alicia Moncholí

Martha talks about sometimes having no one to hang out with. She lives in the Inuit village of Aupaluk, population 200, in Nunavik. It’s a long wait for spring, on the edge of a frozen bay.

Quebec, 16 minutes

Directed by Sarah Baril Gaudet

Dorota is a Polish bodybuilding legend. What do strength and beauty mean to her?
Does bodybuilding equal giving up your femininity?

Poland, 7 minutes

Directed by Olo Pawluczuk

In breathless silence, freediver Tolga Taskin dares flirt with mermaids deep in mountain lakes.

Germany, 10 minutes
Directed by Bo Clausen

A ready-to-go screening package

Before your screening you will receive:

  • your chosen film package subtitled in English (MP4 or DCP)
  • a full promotional kit (trailers, photos, film summaries…)