Block 1.5 – Transgressions (Saturday 22nd, 3pm-4.20pm)


An elderly woman at the end of her life reminisces her years spent at a boarding school for girls.

Directed by Audrey Biche (France)


Elisabeth catches her son James kissing a young man. She now faces a life struggle. She decides to fight for what she believes to be sickness and cure her only son from his presumed homosexuality.

Directed by Michael Guillod (Switzerland)


The day before the birth of her first child, Pia a young woman, during a romantic weekend with her girlfriend Raphaëlle, will see her life turned upside down by the meeting of a young transgender child, Nate, just landed from Texas with his father.

Directed by Géraldine Alluaume (France)

World premiere


Sumire, a young girl living in Tokyo, spends her nights entertaining men for money. Sumire must navigate her feelings of loneliness and self-worth, whilst living and working in a city that is at once overly populated yet incredibly isolating.

Directed by Lalo Gargano (Japan)

Sick Boys Die Alone

After a lifetime of unfortunate events, a diagnosed bipolar and depressed comedian shares his last jokes on an unexpected crowd.

Directed by Howard Campbell (USA)