Milano Blackout Official Lineup 2020

MILKOFFEE

“A diner in the middle of the desert, two strangers and a glass of latte: these are the elements of “Milkoffee”, an adaptation of one of the short stories of “Crìmenes Ejemplares”, a collection of murder chronicles by Max Aub. Told in first person, the movie tries to visually represent the frustration and inner madness […]

JULKITA

Against gender violence and inglorious mexican politicians, here comes JULKITA and his monthly period… If she could be brave to destroy his household enemy.

FIFO

First in first out (FIFO) is a shelving technique used in supermarkets. Stephan must place the freshest products behind the oldest ones. Products nearing their sell-by date must be destroyed. When going to the bins in the basement, Stephan will have to face those who could still benefit from them, but who are excluded by […]

THE SOUND OF UNEXPECTED DEATH

It’s a completely normal night – until it isn’t. Six seemingly innocuous scenarios serve as the prelude to a horrific, unexpected terror. We peek into the everyday lives of various individuals and only at the very end we find out what has happened as we hear the sound of unexpected death.

DOUGGY

An aging tow truck driver, Douggy is lonely and neglected, like the stray dog that haunts him at night. Deep wrinkles hide his emotions, his movements are mechanical, his speech consists of abrupt exclamations and an impersonal female voice on the answer machine is his only companion. Douggy is sick with diabetes and hasn’t been […]

MAKE ALIENS DANCE

Gillingham, UK, 2018. Mike, a music producer in free fall, Dan, a sound engineer who is tired of his job, Murphy, the autistic brother with his headphones fixed to his ears, and, Lilli, the mother, are going through a rough time in their lives. Mazzy, the youngest sibling, a singer with a superb voice, has […]

STRANGE DAUGHTER (FREMDE TOCHTER)

Lena (17) meets 19-year-old Farid, a young Muslim. She has a clear-cut attitude towards his culture and religion: utter rejection. Despite their differences – or perhaps because of them – they fall in love. When Lena unexpectedly gets pregnant the two of them must make a pledge to each other and their child. Hannah, Lena’s […]

QUIDNUNC

A mentally ill Melanie is determined to end her life whilst staying in a desolate hotel. A woman’s cry for help from the room next door prompts Melanie to pause her suicide plan and investigate the disturbance. During her psychotic journey, Melanie will come face to face with her biggest foe for one last showdown. […]

AN IDEA

All sorts of things can happen in the search of an idea

HIATUS

A philosophy teacher discusses religion in class. In the street he is confronted to his subject in an unexptected way

KIND OF THE WIND DEMONS (Le Roi des démons du vent)

It’s New Year’s Eve. Sophie, a quasi-burnt-out intern at the psych emergency room, is in charge of admitting Marie, a troubled patient brought by the police following  a crisis. Despite her ramblings and her obvious distress, Marie has something special that confuses Sophie. During their conversation, Marie sees right through Sophie and makes remarks that […]

BERTIN (Bête)

In the Alps, Bertin a big man and Yohann a little one robe a charity shop.

THE BLUE DOOR

A district nurse, played by Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Crown) is assigned a new patient living alone in a dilapidated bungalow. The nurse soon discovers that her dying patient, and the home she inhabits, are hiding a dark secret. The Blue Door is a BAFTA nominated British horror short shot on Arri Alexa, on […]

THE GIRL

A girl is asleep. In her memory she lived in a beautiful country house. Now she dreams up a new life in a caravan in the woods. Through associative images you’re taken on a nightly walk across this improvised, new home. 

BLACK

Black tells the story of Matteo, a young electronic music producer that realises that he can’t play music anymore because of a long blackout. While the city quickly adapts to the new situation, Matteo somehow manages to overcome his loneliness thanks to his neighbour Greta, a writer who makes him rediscover the pleasure of simple […]

BREAKER

In tomorrow’s Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.

CASANOVA

After a party, a guy (Antojo Otero) takes a cab with a girl (Daphne´ Huynh). She invites him to spend the night at her house. It is the simple story of a one-night stand, a moment of life.

A YOUNG GIRL

A grieving elderly and rather confused farmer is slowly losing touch with reality. After the sudden death of her husband she has to face numerous challenges in her daily life. Also there is financial turmoil and the upcoming auction of her farm. Can her son Geert save both, his mother and the farm? 

RISE OF A STAR

Emma is about to become Prima Ballerina, but something is upsetting her. She has a secret. A secret that could undermine the fulfillment of her lifelong dream.

CHATEAU SAUVIGNON:TERROIR

“Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care […]

Milano Blackout Awards 2020

DOUGGY


Best Film

Category
Short, Drama
Director
Matvey Fiks
Year
2017
Country
United States
Runtime
00:19:08
Budget
Other Festivals
39th Mosca International Film Festival \\ 70th Festival Di Locarno \\ 55th New York Film Festival \\ TUC 2019

An aging tow truck driver, Douggy is lonely and neglected, like the stray dog that haunts him at night. Deep wrinkles hide his emotions, his movements are mechanical, his speech consists of abrupt exclamations and an impersonal female voice on the answer machine is his only companion. Douggy is sick with diabetes and hasn’t been able to get his woman to pick up the phone for the past 24 hours. Does he have anything to do with his teenage son’s suicide attempt?

Trailer


THE GIRL


Special Mention ArtInMovimento

Category
Short, Animation
Director
Hans Op de Beeck
Year
2017
Country
Belgium
Runtime
00:16:00
Budget
136.000 EUR

A girl is asleep. In her memory she lived in a beautiful country house. Now she dreams up a new life in a caravan in the woods. Through associative images you’re taken on a nightly walk across this improvised, new home. 

Trailer


Milano Blackout Gallery 2020