Cognitio 2018

Cognitio 2018

Cognitio 2018
20min | Short, Drama | 9 October 2018 (USA)

Storyline:

Reclusively withdrawn Tobias is hospitalized in a psychiatric institution. Here, he meets the boy Emil, a boy with an entirely different view on life and the situation he and Tobias are in. The two boys develop a close friendship that puts the mind and boundaries of Tobias to the test.

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Millimeterle 2016

Millimeterle 2016

Millimeterle 2016
16min | Short , Drama | 2016 (Switzerland)

Storyline:

X jumps first. Down in the water, he’s not allowed to change position. The goal for Y and Z is to jump as close as possible to X. The one who jumps closest to X wins the game. Measuring their power and proving themselves is part of the boys’ everyday life. Even for the 13-year old gentle-natured Yannik. Until his best friend’s upcoming sexual curiosity suddenly puts him in a threatening situation. Where is the line between game and reality and what happens if that line is crossed?

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The Boy in the Ocean 2016

The Boy in the Ocean 2016

The Boy in the Ocean 2016
15min | Short , Drama | 19 January 2016 (Germany)

Storyline:

The 12-year-old German boy, Mathias, discovers his sexuality on a sailing boat i Denmark. Surrounded by water, trapped on the boat with his parents, who still treat him like a child, his desire is to get on land to have new experiences. His desire grows, when he gets fascinated by a Danish girl in the harbor.

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Friday’s Child 2010

Friday's Child 2010

Friday’s Child 2010
Fredagsbarn (original title)
11min | Short | 24 March 2010 (UK)

Storyline:

Rune is 14 years old and lives in the suburbs; he is different from the other boys. One day after having a fight with his dad he leaves home to hang out at the docks and be by himself. But he is not the only one there; the slightly older Benjamin is also at the docks painting graffiti on an abandon factory. Intrigued and curious Rune goes over to say hi.

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Kill or Be Killed 2004

Kill or Be Killed 2004

Kill or Be Killed 2004
13min | Short , Drama | 24 June 2004 (USA)

Storyline:

After his mother’s departure, 13-year-old David is headed down a dangerous path. Neglected by his alcoholic father Paul, who blames David for his failed marriage, David takes solace in shoplifting, playing violent video games and doing drugs. One day, David forms an unexpected and intense friendship with Edward, the new sissy kid in town. David and Edward’s friendship is tested after they have an intimate encounter that reveals David’s closely guarded secrets. After David publicly humiliates Edward, Edward retaliates by exposing David’s violent relationship with his father for the whole school to see. Embarrassed and exposed, David runs away for two days and realizes that he has a choice: continue down the path of self-hatred and cyclical abuse or learn to trust people that care about you.

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