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Director: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Screenplay: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Cinematography: Mauro Herce, Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Editing: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Sound: José Homer Mora, Luiz Lepchak
Producer: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Production: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Spain, 2023, 26 min.

On board a ferry, a series of passengers cross a river from one riverbank to the other. Some of the travelers wrap themselves in silence and observe the unfamiliar fellow travelers or contemplate the scenery. Some others chat, perhaps to liven up the voyage and speed up time. The journey on the waters seems to expand, the destination shore is postponed, the magnitude of space is blurred. Motion itself is perhaps the only certainty.

Manuel Muñoz Rivas

Filmmaker, editor, screenwriter, born in Seville. His debut documentary feature El mar nos mira de lejos in Berlinale in 2017. He alternates between his own projects and is a co-writer and/or editor of works such as Eles transportan a morte (2022), This Film is about Me (2020).


Rotterdam International Film Festival – KNF Award, 2023


Director: Bo Wang
Screenplay: Bo Wang
Cinematography: Yavuz Selim Isler
Editing: Bo Wang
Sound: Jeroen Goeijers
Music: Franco van der Linde
Producer: Ruoyao Jane Yao
Netherlands, Hong Kong, 2023, 37 min.

In the 1970s, wigs were one of Hong Kong's biggest exports, contributing significantly to Asia’s economic growth. But for Hong Kongers, the unremarkable object becomes a catalyst for mystical stories and, for the director of this film, one of the main themes. According to the locals, it is in wigs that the ghosts of the past lie, forging a link with the living. Hair is an extremely strange substance that, in a sense, continues to exist even after death. This interesting, unexpected plot is told through a ghost.

Bo Wang

Bo Wang’s practice embodies sociopolitical and cultural subjects in contemporary China and beyond. His early documentary work examines the power structures, economy, ideology and the ways in which the Chinese state retains its authoritarian rule while simultaneously pursuing capitalism. His works have been exhibited internationally, including venues like Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art (New York), International Film Festival Rotterdam.


CPH:DOX New Vision Award, 2023


Directors: Helena Girón, Samuel M. Delgado
Screenplay: Helena Girón, Samuel M. Delgado
Cinematography: Helena Girón, Samuel M. Delgado
Editing: Helena Girón, Samuel M. Delgado
Sound: Carlos E. García
Producers: Helena Girón, Samuel M. Delgado
Production: La Banda Negra
Spain, 2023, 17 min.

San Borondón is a mythical island that appears and disappears. Throughout history it has been placed near the Canary Island son maps. The legend of the island of San Borondón became so pervasive that, during the XVI, XVI and XVIII centuries, expeditions were organized to discover and conquer it. After centuries of oblivion, it has finally been found.

Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado investigate the relationships between mythology and materialism. Their short films have been shown at many well-known international film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Mar De Plata, International Film Festival Rotterdam.


Film sessions

09.30 Saturday
  • Skalvija (Vilnius) 19:00 Presentation

10.01 Sunday
  • Skalvija (Vilnius) 19:00 Presentation