Documentary Short Films / Cannes International Film Week

Documentary Short Films / Cannes International Film Week

The Cannes International Film Week is an online streaming film festival meant to showcase innovative world cinema from around the world by up-and-coming artists.

Documentary Short Films / Cannes International Film Week
  • Fearless Juan (Colombia) by David Pombo

    After having dedicated his whole life to pleasing the dead, Juancho begins to worry about who will fulfill his wishes when his time comes. Lonely and accompanied only by his faithful dog Pinina, this old mortician from a popular neighborhood, fights to maintain control over his body even when h...

  • Algorithms of Beauty (Belgium) by Miléna Trivier

    Can a picture contain all the beauty of a flower? Between technology and emotions, Algorithms of Beauty questions the limits of our gaze when faced with AI images.
    Running Time: 00:20:00

  • My Dear, (Portugal) by Aragon Yao

    My Dear, is a self-reflective documentary about the will of a young Chinese director to express his own sexual identity in Europe. A quiet sense of impending change threads together scenes from director Aragon Yao’s own life. Calls from his parents in China inquiring after his marital status blen...

  • On mothers and daughters in times of injustice (South Africa) by Talia Jawitz

    Through old letters, Merle revisits her past as an anti-Apartheid activist, which fractured her relationship with her mother forever. At the same time, she faces her privilege in today's South Africa and her relationship with her own daughter.
    Running Time: 00:28:48

  • Death Hotel (Sweden) by Gustav Hugo Olsson

    In "Death Hotel," we follow 107-year-old Gulchu Bai's final days in the holy city Varanasi, where her family has checked her into one of the city´s revered death hotels to get salvation upon death. The film is exploring the complexities of this ancient tradition and its interplay with culture, sp...

  • Non Person (Belgium) by Kris De Meester

    Filip, a seasoned artist in his sixties, has spent most of his life hiding his true self, haunted by a troubled childhood. He describes himself as a 'non person', merely existing, pleasing others, and evading reality, trapped in a facade. However, as he confronts his past, Filip embarks on a jour...

  • An Island Off An Island (Australia) by Guido Pezz

    For the past 20 years, Jenene and John have carried a simple life together in Bruny; an island off the island of Tasmania, at the bottom end of Australia. This film is an intimate portrait about life away from the distractions of the outside world.
    Running Time: 00:08:00

  • Wuqiao Circus (Austria) by Lukas Berger

    In Wuqiao, a small Chinese town, the inhabitants are dedicated to circus. For decades, different generations present themselves as clowns, magicians, acrobats and tamers. During the holidays of Chinese New Year, the Wuqiao Acrobatic World turns into a big playground for spectators. Surrounded by ...

  • Evermore (Belgium) by Gilles Van Damme, Anouck Ramaut

    Evermore tells the story of three young-adults: Eline, Kodou and Dries. A few years ago they all lost a parent due to a long-term illness. They share how they've processed that loss and what difficulties occurred during that process. They all found their own way to give their sorrow a place.

  • Tidal (United States) by Katrina Lillian Sorrentino (Treen)

    In the wake of divorce and alone in a new country, Treen matches with the “one.” Months later, in what seems to be a fairytale romance, she discovers a huge lie. Who really is the man she loves? Isolated from friends and family, in an exclusive relationship with a volatile stranger, she gets pull...

  • PathétiQue (Netherlands) by Arash Tagarian

    A young father finds out, shortly after the birth of his daughter that he does not have long time left to live. His love for her keeps him going, but at the same time harbours his fear of having to leave her behind. An intense film about life, love and death
    Running Time: 00:16:00

  • Even If You Love Someone (United States) by Aaron Kopelman

    This unscripted short documents the raw intimacy of two lovers' final moments together before one moves away.
    Running Time: 00:12:30

  • Sad LARP (United States) by Marissa Goldman

    In this documentary, a comedian's break-up leads her to a surprising journey with a community of LARPers.
    Running Time: 00:17:33

  • Histories of Wolves (Portugal) by Agnes Meng

    This film is a collection of stories related with wolf in north Portugal mountains. At one peak among rocky ranges, there is a village called Pitões das Junias. At nightfall hour, shepherds used to gather and tell stories. Myth, death, killings…things might or might not happened but inspired by i...

  • King of the World (Belgium) by Ron Chiers

    Synopsis: Marc is an artist with bipolar disorder. He filmed himself, and was filmed, during a psychosis. It is an insight into the raw reality of someone struggling with mental illness. Like a lonesome rider, he lets us see into the depths of his soul and goes off the track with his uncontrolled...

  • Circus Movements (Portugal) by Lukas Berger, Mário Gajo de Carvalho

    Synopsis: Circus culture is a space of diversity, cooperation and integration. A magical space with real people. "Circus Movements" was shot with circus kids from Ethiopia - Liya and Beza, doing the hula hoop; Habtamnesh, doing the aerial hoop; and the Beniyam, only 5 years old, performing acroba...