Selection : International Short Films 2018

Lantsky Papa's stolen ox

Lantski papas moparuli xari

Thomas Reichlin / Elene Naveriani

Switzerland / Georgia
Grand Prix Best short film

1945. Four thieves, a stolen ox, a dragon lying under a sofa, a jealous brother and a Soviet inspector murdered in a mill: here are some of the mysterious elements of which the characters in Lantsky Papa's stolen ox try to make sense.


Elene Naveriani has studied painting in the Fine Arts school in Tbilisi and cinema in Switzerland, at the HEAD. In 2017, she directed her first feature film, I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth, screened in Soleure, Rotterdam and Belfort. CM/SFGod Bless Us (2013), The gospel of Anasyrma (2014). LM/FF : Am Truly A Drop Of Sun On Earth (Entrevues, 2017).

Thomas Reichlin has studied cinema at the HEAD in Switzerland. He is the co-founder of Mishkin, an association producing Elene Naveriani's films. CM/SF : Léa l'aube (2017).


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The international competition is open to :

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature films (60 minutes and over)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd short and medium length films (less than 60 minutes)
  • without distinction of genre : fiction, essay, animation and documentary of creation (films produced for television - shows, television magazines, news coverage - are not eligible)
  • initiated by a self-produced director, a production company, an association, a school
  • completed after the 1st of August 2020 and having not been commercially released in France in movie theaters or on television (except for short films, which may have been broadcasted on local or specialty channel, exclusively).

Submissions are open until July 31st, 2021.
The decisions of the selection committee will be given y email mid-October, 2021.

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