REALITY CHECK, director: Simone Norberg. 13 min.
The friends Amanda and Savannah are going to take part in a reality show. Shortly before leaving for the recording location, Amanda gets an offer she can’t resist. Dreams about fame collide with remorse in Guldbagge-nominated Simone Norberg’s portrayal of a drama seeking TV world.
INSIDE THE AQUARIUM, director: Lina Berger. 20 min.
After a row out on the yard the neighbors, 10 years old Billie and Amina, become friends. They discover that they have more in common than they suspected and create an equally as playful as self-evident co-existence. But the conditions are about to change in a finely tuned and sensitively formed portrayal of friendship.
ACT OF LOVE, director: Joel Viksten Abrahamsson. 14 min.
The wedding approaches. The party location is decorated, photographic opportunities are planned, the sister reads her speech to the bridegroom, and a small Audi is missing in a fragmentary and visually beautiful portrayal of the characteristics, symbols, and actions of love.
UNITY OF OPPOSITES, director: Alfred Hedbratt. 14 min.
Childhood friends head out to an island to go camping, but one of them has brought along a new friend and soon tensions arise. The jokes and the jargon lead to uncomfortable situations in a humorous film about the mechanisms of group dynamics.
DANCE MY DOLL, director: Jasmijn Kooijman. 15 min.
Worried asylum seekers, angry activists, and obedient case workers in an equally wonderful as sharp stop-motion film about people who are all caught in the bureaucratic claws of the migration agency.
SYSTEMA NATURAE – OR, A METAPHORIC MASTURBATION ON MAN'S MAGIC OF MASTERING, director: Sally Jacobson. 16 min.
Per Berg (Peter Wahlbeck) runs a cultural magazine about life and death in this meta-story and existential exposé of humanity’s relationship to animals, where laughs quickly get stuck in your throat.