The prestigious Locarno Film Festival (August 3 – 13, 2022) will present two our films in their world premiere. Films The Nightsiren and Money and Happiness.

The Nightsiren by Tereza Nvotová will be screened in the Concorso Cineasti del presente, a section of first and second feature-length films. Years after having fled under mysterious circumstances, Charlotte, a thirty year old woman, returns to her native village in the Slovak mountains. Her presence raises the suspicions of the local villagers who thought her dead for years. They fear her arrival has awakened the witch that they believe resides on the mountain.

The Pardi di domani is a territory for expressive experimentation and innovative formal poetry and consists of three competitions. Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak Jr. will vie for the awards with their animated short Money and Happiness in the Concorso internazionale competition. Thematically and technologically, the film follows i footsteps of their previous works Rabbitland (2013) and Untravel (2018). The hamsters live and work in Hamsterland, a perfect state with a perfect economy. The GDP grows steadily, there is no unemployment, and 100 % of the population declare themselves to be happy. Of course, just as in any attempt to arrange a perfect society by force, the world of the hamsters also has its dark side, which we gradually discover in the course of the film. 

The awards will be announced on August 13 at the closing gala ceremony.