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3rd week – Feature films for African students - Trailers

Dominique Thiange • 24 May 2020

Discover the new selection of films for #MeetTheNeighbours !

Trailers of the 3rd week (23 May - 1 June)


on festivalscope/meetEuropa


Florian SCHNELL, filmmaker, presents the programme of the week. 

Florian SchnellBorn in 1984 in Lörrach Germany. After graduating from school, Florian Schnell started studying fictional artwork at the University of Hildesheim and did various internships for stage and film. From 2008 to 2015, he was a directing student at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy. Participant of the exchange programme “Hollywood-Workshop” at UCLA in LA. In 2010 he received the award of the best German young director. His short film MIA AND THE MINOTAUR won the best children`s movie at the well known German Filmfestival Goldener Spatz. His graduation film OFFLINE - ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL? was nominated for the Max Ophüls Preis.


Offline - Das Leben Ist Kein Bonuslevel / Offline - Are you ready for the next level?

Director : Florian Shnell

Germany/ 91min (2016)

Production : Rat Pack Filmproduktion



Woman At War

Director : Benedikt Erlingsson

Iceland, France, Ukraine / 101 min (2017)

Production : Slot Machine/ International sales : Beta Cinemas



The Magic Life of V. (documentary)

Director : Tonislav Hristov

Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria / 87 min (2019)

Production : Making Movies Oy, Kirstine Barfod Film, Soul Food Ltd



Zimske muhe / Winter Flies

Director : Olmo Oderzu

Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia/ 85 min (2018)

Production : Endorfilm, Punkchart Films, Koskino, Cvinger Film, Czech RTelevision



Smuggling Hendrix

Director : Marius Peperides

Cyprus, Germany/ 92 min (2018)

Production : AMP Filmworks, Pallas Film GmbH





! Special program for   #AFRICA DAY  25th May  

available on festivalscope/meetAfrica


Africa day


TILAÏ  - Special jury prize at Cannes1990 and the Grand Prize at FESPACO 1991 

Introduction by Mohamed Challouf, filmmaker and film historian                                                                                                           

Director : Idrissa Ouedraogo                                                                       

Burkina Faso, FR, DE, CH, UK /81min (1990)



MAISHA (Documentary)  

Directors : Fabian Ribezzo/ Dario Zanassi

Ethiopia, Italy / 30 min


Maisha concertThe musicians who took part in MAISHA, representing 10 different nationalities from Africa & Europe, were carefully selected after an open call to which over 300 musicians had applied. During the two weeks of the residency (April 25 – May 9), they co-created music, gave workshops at local music schools and recorded a 12-track album. As part of the MAISHA project, and thanks to partnerships with the European Investment Bank, The Netherlands and Sweden, the Ethiopian National Theatre was itself partially refurbished.  More...