Skena up
International students
film & theatre festival

12th Edition
02––07 December
2014

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Day 2 (03 Dec.)

  • 10:00h, DECLARE INDEPENDENCE - intensive bodywork beyond the limits of the rhythm - Multimedia Center

    Declare independence from what the body knows and does on a regular basis. Beginning from the principles of biomechanics we are going to focus on bringing disorder in a ordered structure. Starting from clear principles and themes through improvisation and specific exercises we are going to break the usual body movement pattern.I am planning to divide the 4 working days into 2 stages of creation. The first two days will be reserved for getting to know our bodies and learning to listen and trust them. Letting the body go without the brain’s permission might and will methamorphose the body aesthetic therefore preparing us for the second stage, the body in contact. In this chapter we shall focus on contact improvisation and through the use of techno music (considered a violent music and most possible of determining a natural impulse in one’s body) we will push the body towards exhaustion. Certain improvisations will be then kept and put into a structure allowing us to prepare for the last day of the workshop, meaning the public viewing.


  • 13:00h, Rota 18`39 - ODA Theatre

    SYNOPSIS An abandoned slaughterhouse becomes a theater when men surrender their lives on stage to a game of chance.

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  • 13:20h, Hole 20` - ODA Theatre

    SYNOPSIS Alice go back home.A stomach ache is causing her twinges, but it's a more mysterious ache which infects her. Something like a hole.

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  • 13:41h, Case no 407 16`22 - ODA Theatre

    SYNOPSIS Mystical thriller "Case 407" tells a story of two people, a married couple demonstrating how human anger is able to kill.

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  • 14:00h, The Passenger - ODA Theatre

    SYNOPSIS The displacement of a man through the roads of his home land leads him to a journey of self-discovery after his wife's death.

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  • 14:25h, Maria, Callas - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS Based on interviews, an imaginary confession of singer Maria Callas with comments from Italian directors Luchino Visconti and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Told only in still pictures with a peculiar work on the sound, the film was shot in New York City and Turkey, the pictures taken there being extensively reworked in postproduction.

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  • 15:00h, The Heat 23`36 - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS THE HEAT - 1. Coal or wood afire to redness 2. High air temperature 3. Vehemence of feelings.

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  • 15:00h, The Crazy Night 5` - ODA Theatre

    SYNOPSIS Story begins with a misunderstood smile and a wink, which kicks off a speed race of cartoon magnitude between a minibus driver and an old man. Meanwhile, the passengers inside the bus become stoically affected by what is going on.

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  • 15:30h, Blue Blue Sky 9`13 - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS: Based on interviews, an imaginary confession of singer Maria Callas with comments from Italian directors Luchino Visconti and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Told only in still pictures with a peculiar work on the sound, the film was shot in New York City and Turkey, the pictures taken there being extensively reworked in postproduction.

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  • 15:40h, The Last Veil 9`13 - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS The reality of most of the inhabitants on the undeveloped countries, in this case Mexico, is full of constant difficulties. Citlali suffers a disease that could be cured on time, but her idiosyncrasy has taken to look for methods that have not been effective.

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  • 15:57h, The Old Tree 11` - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS An old man is living with his young son in a modest wooden house on dry and barren agricultural land. His son wants to sell the land and the house, but the old man refuses to leave his interests behind. This unresolvable conflict cannot be spoken of and inevitably leads to a resolution perpetrated by subterfuge.

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  • 16:10h, Hi I`m Doing Fine 28`57 - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS The film uses the observational method of capturing, animation and knowingly “disabled” image that does not allow us to see everything that we anticipate in the scene.

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  • 18:00h, Asami 16`30 - Multimedia Center

    SYNOPSIS In a world where human connection is replaced by technology, Cam puts his only hope to find closeness into a relationship with the android ASAMI.

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  • 18:18h, Brother 27`30 - Multimedia Center

    SYNOPSIS Lukasz wants to get out of the social flashpoint. Being a thug in Hamburg’s underworld seems to be a possibility. But then his little brother turns up on his doorsteps after their mother’s death.

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  • 18:47h, The Late Bird 28`43 - Multimedia Center

    SYNOPSIS When the best friend of the 71-year old Thea dies, Thea starts to realize: she doesn't want to end her life like this. She lives with her husband since years in a small village. She never really got out of this small world. Suddenly a crashed astronaut opens to Thea the possibility to start all over again.

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  • 19:17h, The Right Hand 23`21 - Multimedia Center

    SYNOPSIS 55 year old Regina has devoted 30 years as a legal secretary at the Hoffman firm and is a real creature of habit. The newly-qualified lawyer Margitta, daughter of the chief partner, takes over the firm. Regine suddenly feels like her safe and reliable world is under threat. But she's not about to give up without a fight.

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  • 20:00h, Seduce Me 83` - ODA Theatre

    SYNOPSIS Luka (19) is leaving a youth care centre, his only sanctuary for the past nine years, after his mother and relatives abandoned him. His wish is to find out where his father is buried. At his work, he falls in love with a lively girl named Ajda (19), and they begin a relationship together. While searching for answers from his past, Luka finds out a shocking family secret. He finds his only solace in the love he has for Ajda. He wants to move in with her, but Ajda hides her true feelings from him. Luka soon finds out that Ajda holds a family secret, too. "Seduce Me" is a portrait of young people, who find safety only in the company of each other, but fate often tears them apart.

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  • 22:00h, After Party - MAROON PUB

    Maroon Pub


  • 22:00h, Oh Happy Days 55` - Dodona Theatre

    Synopsis The play shows the life of a couple, their efforts in living together and having more off happy days. She starts remembering her life and everything she went through, while trying to reach for better days. This way, she understands that both of them don’t even have a single happy day. Their life repeats itself.

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Day 3 (04 Dec.)

Day 4 (05 Dec.)

Day 5 (06 Dec.)

  • 11:00h, Press Conference - ODA Theatre

    Press Conference


  • 13:00h, Beneath Water 15` - ODA Theatre

    SYNOPSIS On the first anniversary of a traumatic life-changing event, 16 year old Daisy attempts to get through to her increasingly withdrawn mother. Is her only solace beneath water?

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  • 13:16h, Some things are better left untold 18` - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS Returning to Italy, I try to find what remains of someone I loved...

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  • 13:35h, A wound that is hidden 14` - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS Eighteen years after Sanja fled Bosnia with her family, she returns to Sarajevo to answer complicated questions about her identity. Sanja wanders the city speaking with citizens of Sarajevo, each with their own perspective on Bosnia's history.

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  • 13:50h, A raiway Girl 28`43 - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS Alima, one of the only two railway women in West Africa, travels across Mali on her locomotive. In a man’s environment, we gradually discover an uncommon character. Back in Bamako, she considers getting married.

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  • 14:20h, After the days 9` - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS Agustín captures his girfriend´s Melisa´s most sincere reflections facing her father´s death.

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  • 15:00h, F*ggot 18` - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS This is Arturo´s tale, a coming of age story about aboy who tries to find and accept his sexual identity. It´s located in the small city of Zacatecas during the 90´s, and explores the stigma the homosexual community lived during the HIV crisis.

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  • 15:40h, White 15` - ODA Theatre

    SYNOPSIS This is Arturo´s tale, a coming of age story about aboy who tries to find and accept his sexual identity. It´s located in the small city of Zacatecas during the 90´s, and explores the stigma the homosexual community lived during the HIV crisis.

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  • 15:40h, Vrasesit 19`21 - Oda Theatre

    SYNOPSIS Summit, 1927. Two killers enter "Henry's Diner", located in a remote suburb of Chicago, in pursuit of a famous Swedish boxer called Ole Anderson, who has been a recent client of the diner. Based on the short story "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway.

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  • 15:56h, Angels on the Head of a pin 14` - Teatri Oda

    SYNOPSIS François, a tailor, meets his partner’s ex-boyfriend during a contemporary dance show. He’ll be gained by jealousy until their second encounter.

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  • 16:11h, Story of the Poem 20` - Teatri Oda

    SINOPSIS A young poet from Armenia called Hayk, once moved to Russia, works in local editors office. Hayk has a new and very complicated order today; he is suffering, but suddenly realizes that it’s not the rhyme that hurts him but memories of motherland.

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  • 18:00h, The Tree 90` - Teatri Oda

    SYNOPSIS A family finds itself in a dead-end situation. They are only safe behind the walls of their own house and yard. As time vanishes from their home, the shelter slowly turns into a prison. However, nothing can keep the children from dreaming and yearning to be free and the urge to make a decision seems inevitable.

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  • 18:00h, Crave 60` - Multimedia Center

    SYNOPSIS This experimental performance will confront you with the post traumatic reality, performed by the intensive game of the four actors on this play. The mixture of different genders of theater, physicality, harmony and disharmony, within one hour of performance will make the audience experience all kinds of emotions. CRAVE intention is to bring issues like discrimination, pedophilia, homosexuality, rape and violence in your face.

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  • 20:00h, Locos Amoenus 60` - Teatri Dodona

    SYNOPSIS Every step we take, we are trying to reach paradise. Our paradise. An idyllic place where everyday problems disappear. We create, transform, paint, dream our paradise, struggling to get a little closer. This struggle is a journey, and along the way, we often forget to look at the landscape. Three people catch a train at 5.07am. An hour later, the train is derailed and all three are killed. What thoughts go through the minds of people who don’t know they are about to die?

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  • 22:00h, Did you enjoy your dish, gentleman? 50` - Teatri Oda

    SYNOPSIS "Did you enjoy your dish, gentlemen?" is a physical one-man comedy. It is a performance of one actor from the odd world of restaurants and waiters. The actor plays more than 20 different characters, uses minimum of props and counts on the active imagination of the audience.

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  • 23:00h, After Party - MAROON PUB

    After Party at Maroon Pub

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Day 6 (07 dec.)