European Short Film Competition Programme 4

A Transient Taste (D 2022)
Mirage (PL 2022)
Last Days of Summer (F/IND 2023)
Visiting Johanna (A 2023)
Geamăna (D 2022)

A Transient Taste

Germany 2022 – 23:42 min – Director: Eva Neidlinger

The very special varieties of tomatoes that grow in the old Rossi family greenhouse are in danger to rot even though little Félie is caring for them with all her heart and will. Her mother Antonia, famous for selling the most delicious and most colorful tomatoes all over the country, has lost her sense of taste since her partner and Félies father has died. Not understandable for Félie who doesn’t recognize her mother anymore since, yet needs her more than ever. Only granny Guiseppa keeps mother and daughter together but also wants to go back to Italy… to the country where tomatoes are much sweeter, naturally.

Eva Neidlinger

Eva Neidlinger is a documentary and fictional film director, screen writer and producer based in Berlin. She studies directing at the film university Babelsberg Konrad Wolf since 2017. After her long-lasting, international NGO-work in the field of peace research and conflict management she studied European studies. All experiences now converged in her dedication to film as a form of storytelling and art.


Poland 2022 – 15:00 min – Director: Adam Lach

Mikolaj wakes up in the morning after a stormy night to see that his beloved, Michalina, is not at home or anywhere around. A man’s life changes inexplicably in an instant. However, full of hope, he decides to go on a search. The story takes the viewer into the world of the protagonist’s inner experiences, and the further away from home, the harder it is to distinguish reality from imaginations.

Adam Lach

Adam Lach is a 21 years old film studies student at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. His great passion is writing and directing films, he enjoys watching over the entire production process. He has stage experience, among others with Poznan Opera House, his adventure with filming began in 2021, playing the leading role, and then co-directed Nieporozumienie in 2022.

Last Days of Summer

France/India 2023 – 14:57 min – Director: Stenzin Tankong

A recurring mysterious sound from mountains in the Himalaya is heard only by two curious young shepherds. Unable to convince the villagers of the scary nature of such sound, they journey into the unknown to unravel the mystery.

Stenzin Tankong

Born in 1990, Stenzin Tankong is a Film & Television graduate from the Symbiosis Centre of Media and Communication. He’s a director and scriptwriter from Ladakh. He has been working on motion pictures for about five years now, and his one aim is to bring the stories of his people and culture onto the world platform. Last Days of Summer is his first professional film.

Visiting Johanna

Austria 2023 – 11:33 min – Director: Martin Weiss

The reserved Julia has traveled to Vienna, especially to surprise her sister Johanna at her art performance. Johanna has rented a room for her feminist performance, hired two musicians and invited everyone she knows. However, the vernissage apparently turns into a miserably unsuccessful evening, which might bring the two siblings closer together again.

Martin Weiss

Martin Weiss was born in 1996 in St.Veit an der Glan, Carinthia. He decided in 2019 to study at the Film Academy Vienna in the field of editing and later followed the subject of screenwriting in the module. In addition to his editing and writing work, he is also active in the directing position and directs short documentaries, short films or music videos.


Germany 2022 – 29:59 min – Director: Matthäus Wörle

Long ago, Geamăna was a Romanian village in the Apuseni Mountains, home to about 1000 people. Today, only the church spire rises from the poisonous mud of a neighbouring copper mine. Almost all the houses have sunk and their inhabitants fled. Only a few people held on to their home. On the edge of the past, Valeria Praţa strives for her present – and is threatened by the future.

Matthäus Wörle

Matthäus Wörle studied journalism at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Then he went through a video journalism scholarship from the Mediencampus Bayern. Further professional positions followed at Süddeutsche Zeitung, Bayerischer Rundfunk and nautilusfilm GmbH. Now he works as a freelance video journalist and is studying documentary film at the University of Television and Film in Munich. His films have been screened and awarded at numerous national and international film festivals.