• For your own safety

    Director: Florian Heinzen-Ziob
    Year of production: 2016
    Country: Germany
    Category: Fiction
    Runtime: 15 min

    Jonas works at the hand baggage screening at an airport. He is obsessed by preventing the next terrorist attack. But neither his colleagues, nor his boss appreciate his commitment. His attention is raised by the suspicious behaviour of a Muslim colleague. Is this Jonas chance to finally get the recognition he deserves?

  • Lost Exile

    Director: Fisnik Maxhuni
    Year of production: 2016
    Country: Switzerland
    Category: Fiction
    Runtime: 30 min

    Emir, a family man, works for the local mafia as people smuggler between Serbia and Hungary. Hana, a young woman from Kosovo wants to flee her country and meets Emir to drive her. On the way, Emir’s unscrupulous colleagues order him to stop at a motel next to the border. They see in Hana the opportunity to gain money by delivering her to a prostitution ring. That night, Emir is faced with a moral dilemma and his own humanity as Hana will test her courage to change her life and make it to Europe.

  • Baka

    Director: Arvid Klapper
    Year of production: 2016
    Country: France/Germany
    Category: Fiction
    Runtime: 10 min

    The Schengen area is closed. MILICA (7) lives with her grandmother ZORA (72) on Serbian countryside. One summer day GORAN (48), Milica’s uncle, who has been living in Germany since 20 years, comes to visit. He is not there for a family reunion: Baka is seriously ill and asks Goran to take Milica to Germany. Milica should dress up as Goran’s son in order to pass the border with his German passport. The plan is jeopardized as Milica does not trust Goran. Zora has not told her about her illness, nor about the plan. Milica is fighting when they cut her hair. While she does not stop protesting on the back seat of the car, the car is moving closer to the boarder. Can Goran manage to win the trust of the deeply hurt Milica?

  • The Comet

    Director: Victor Lindgren
    Year of production: 2017
    Country: Sweden
    Category: Documentary
    Runtime: 11 min

    Two men are hiding behind a fence at a border checkpoint. They have just started their escape from oppression and persecution of homosexuals in their home country. Only one of them will arrive in Sweden. He is the comet.

  • The sled

    Director: Emanuela Ponzano
    Year of production: 2016
    Country: Italy
    Category: Fiction
    Runtime: 30 min

    A sled brings together two boys from different countries and cultures and carries them through the winter woods of the Italian mountains, far away from their parents' prejudices and isolation. Two children, one sled and a lasting friendship.

  • Transit zone

    Director: Frederik Subei
    Year of production: 2015
    Country: United Kingdom
    Category: Documentary
    Runtime: 30 min

    Transit Zone is an authentic insight into the life of a refugee in the jungle of Calais in Northern France. The filmmaker spent 3 months during the winter in the camp, living with the refugees in makeshift tents.
    'Teefa' has fled the regime in Sudan with the dream to start a new life in the UK. But sneaking onto a truck to cross the border is difficult and the harsh conditions of the camp are taking its toll. Teefa begins to question the greatness of Britain and looks for other options instead.

  • Mare Nostrum

    Director: Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf
    Year of production: 2016
    Country: France
    Category: Fiction
    Runtime: 14 min

    On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter’s life at risk

  • Bon Voyage

    Director: Marc Wilkins
    Year of production: 2016
    Country: Germany/Switzerland
    Category: Fiction
    Runtime: 23 min

    Jonas and Silvia are enjoying a wonderful sailing holiday in the Mediterranean sea. But while sailing through the night, far away from land, they discover an overloaded refugee boat, close to sinking. They are shocked, but too afraid to help. So they call the coast guards but loose the boat out of sight into the darkness of the night. In the early morning they find themselves drifting through an ocean of dead bodies. The refugee boat has sunk. Jonas and Silvia manage to pull a few survivors out of the cold water: Syrians. This rescue marks the beginning of a dramatic conflict between the hopes and dreams of the refugees, and the fears and ideals of the holiday sailors.

  • Halim

    Director: Werner Fiedler
    Year of production: 2017
    Country: Austria
    Category: Fiction
    Runtime: 30 min

    Elias is a shy boy who likes to talk to his bird rather than playing with other kids. When he meets the quirky artist Halim, a tender friendship develops between them but Elias’ mother does not approve. The unusual relationship comes to an abrupt end as Halim suddenly has to flee and it seems as though there is nothing Elias can do to help. But the refugee has left the boy a valuable gift... A film about friendship, escape and captivity in apparent freedom.

  • 4.1 Miles

    Director: Daphne Matziaraki
    Year of production: 2016
    Country: Greece
    Category: Fiction
    Runtime: 22 min

    In this short documentary, a coast guard captain on a Greek island is charged with saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea. This film won a Peabody and was nominated for an Academy award.

  • Refugee Blues

    Director: Stephan Bookas, Tristan Daws
    Year of production: 2016
    Country: united Kingdom
    Category: Documentary
    Runtime: 6 min

    Set to the verses of W.H. Auden's 1939 poem, “Refugee Blues” charts a day in 'the jungle', the refugee camp outside Calais. More intimate and unlike much of what has been seen in the mass media, this documentary poem counterpoints the camp’s harsh reality of frequent clashes with the French riot police with its inhabitants’ longing for a better future.

  • Tomatoes Tree

    Director: Armin Mobasseri
    Year of production: 2016
    Country: France/Germany
    Category: Fiction
    Runtime: 11 min

    Malik and Omid are looking for a smuggler to help them cross the border. When they get robbed, they are seperated and Malik finds himself all alone. He starts out looking for his friend.

  • A new home

    Director: Žiga Virc
    Year of production: 2016
    Country: Slovenia
    Category: Fiction
    Runtime: 15 min

    What is the biggest danger Europe faces: the crisis on its borders, or its own paranoia and fear? Our protagonist drives to work, she passes the refugee tent city in the park. She means them no harm; they mean her no harm. So why, when their paths intersect, do things go catastrophically wrong?