International Competition: Dark White. Premiere


From 16 October 2020




Garage Auditorium


The Dark White program of the 2020 shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival brings together films from across the world made in a variety of genres and styles, including a conceptual almanac set in a hired van (Lewis Attey), a portrait of a Russian babushka (Olga Delane), and an animation about office life (Louis Radanne).

Friday, October 16

19:30–21:30Garage Auditorium

No Ill Will

Elinborg runs into her friend Marita at a supermarket. The conversation grows tense as the two realize that Elinborg, who forgot about her friend's birthday, has also blocked the radical activist Marita on Facebook—and so have six of their mutual friends. The chance encounter will have tragic consequences…

No Ill Will
Director: Andrias Høgenni
Denmark, 2019. 21 min. 16+


This clay animation protagonist is over thirty but still lives with his mother in a horrible apartment filled with taxidermied animals—completely disconnected from reality. One night, when his mother is out, he decides to confront his inner demons.  

Directors: Carla Pereira, Juanfran Jacinto
Spain, 2019. 10 min. 16+


Ninety-year-old Dorotchka, who lives in a Siberian village, remembers her husband, lovers, and her eventful life against the background of Russian nature changing with the seasons. This portrait of a Russian babushka, interspersed with black-and-white archival footage, was shown at Artdocfest in 2019.

Director: Olga Delane
Germany, 2018. 27 min. 16+

Life Goes On

A new day begins. An automated blind rises, a machine shoots out cat food, while robots trim the lawn and hoover in the floor… But where is the owner of this enormous house?

Life Goes On
Director: Henry K. Norvalls
Norway, 2019. 2 min. 16+

Three Stories Inside a Rental Van

A courier accidentally backs into a parked car; two girls watch kids assemble a small bomb by a supermarket, and a hapless rubbish collector dumps bags by the side of a country road in an almanac composed of three long shots. The camera never leaves the front seat of a rented van and only pans the space inside, playing with close-ups and the mise-en-scène.

Three Stories Inside a Rental Van
Director: Lewis Attey
New Zealand, 2019. 15 min. 16+

Like a Bear

Christian is shocked to meet his new colleague Stephen because Stephen is a bear, but nobody else in the office seems to mind. In fact, they applaud anything Stephen does (even if he's regurgitating a salmon) as a new marketing idea. Maybe Christian, glued to his desk, could learn something from the emancipated bear?

Like a Bear
Directors: Hamid Ayad, Maxime Lemane, Vianney Palierne, Florian Petiteau and Louis Radanne
France, 2019. 7 min. 16+


Standard: 400 RUB


Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 200 RUB*

Films will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

*Please bring proof of eligibility