Competition Programme Selection

It’s December 21st, the shortest day of the year. We’re eager to present you 21 short films selected for Competition programme of Kustendorf 2019:

All Inclusive, Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Switzerland

All These Creatures, Charles Williams, Australia

Autumn Waltz, Ognjen Petković, Serbia, USA

Being More Like Bagsy, Mikkel Storm Glomstein, Norway

Costacurta, Saša Karanović, Republic of Srpska

Elizabeth, Wojciech Klimala, Poland

Five Minutes to Sea, Natalia Mirzoyan, Russia

Hasta Siempre, Comandante, Faisal Attrache, Spain/Cuba/Syria

How to Swim, Noa Gusakov, Israel

I’ve Got Something For You Too, Iwo Kondefer, Poland

Kapital, Ivan Perekatov, Russia

Manila is Full of Men Named Boy, Andrew Stephen Lee, Philippines/USA

Mitosis, Halit Ruhat Yildiz, Germany

Satan, Carlos Tapia González, Switzerland

Slaughter, Saman Hosseinpour, Ako Zandkarimi, Iran

The Last Tale about Earth, Magdalena Seweryn, Igor Polaniewicz, Poland

The Divine Way, Ilaria Di Carlo, Germany

The Fold of the Cowards, Xabier Alconero, Spain

The Monk, Zharko Ivanov, Macedonia

Titanyum, Gökçe Erdem, Turkey/Canada

To Hell with Marie, Leopold Dewolf, USA, France


The Competition Programme of 12th Kustendorf consists of 15 fiction films, 3 documentaries, 2 animated and one experimental short film. We wish to take the opportunity to thank all the authors who submitted their work. After seeing 718 short films from around the globe, we can conclude that it was a great year in the world of shorts, and that we could have screened even more films if we had more festival nights on our hands.

The festival will take place between Friday 11 January and Wednesday 16 January 2019.