Dr. Mantis is a practicing psychotherapist but a full time praying mantis. Often, she doesn't know where one ends and the other begins. But the truth is, she doesn't really care. You see, satisfied patients make very satisfied Praying Mantises. Take Dr. Mantis' patient, Fred. Fred is a transitioning caterpillar who bugs her. So much so that, this time, Dr, Mantis made Fred pay in advance.
Animated Short Film // duration: 02:36
Tricks (Australia) by Melina Maraki
A mysterious girl keeps visiting a bookshop, showing interest for its young male attendant. By nightfall it's clear her motives are eminently dubious.
Narrative Short Film // duration: 06:58
Past Imperfect (Belgium) by Nathalie Teirlinck
When Alice’s ex-boyfriend dies in a car accident, she’s unexpectedly confronted with her six-year-old son, whom she had abandoned at birth. His presence not only threatens her routine existence as a luxury escort but also exposes strongly suppressed emotions. Doubt strikes again. Will she be able to be a mother this time?
Narrative Feature Film // duration: 01:50:00