(Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Julia Jackman; Writer: Mike Gilbert, Josh O'Connor; Stars: Jack Davenport, Josh O'Connor, Alison Sudol, Ellie Kendrick, Josh Cowdery, Ray Panthaki)
A 16-year-old believes he is a future star musician, even when no-one else in his small town does. The arrival of the son of a famous musical duo, who helps him rehearse for a talent show, leads both boys to learn from each other and grow closer.
(Country: Turkey; Director: Nehir Tuna; Writer: Nehir Tuna; Stars: Doga Karakas, Can Bartu Aslan, Ozan Çelik, Tansu Biçer, Didem Ellialti, Orhan Güner, Isilti Su Alyanak, Fatih Berk Sahin, Ozan Bilen, Emrullah Erbay, Nazli Benan Özkaya, Erdi Kökerer, Miraç Kaya, Ercan Erdil, Tolga T. Talay)
A boy finds things tough after he is sent to an all-boys religious school.
(Country: Bulgaria; Year: 2023; Director: Yana Titova; Writer: Yana Titova; Stars: Margarita Stoykova, Petra Tzarnoretchka, Jaklin Docheva, Anastasia Ingilizova, Emma Terzieva, Yana Jakovleva, Stoyan Doychev, Vasil Binev, Irmena Chichikova, Tanya Shahova, Kate Nichols, Tzvetan Alexiev, Ivan Barnev, Gergana Galabova, Jaklin Georgieva)
A teenager dreams of going to her mother in the US and her life is turned upside down when she realises she only has a few hours to get the cash for a plane ticket.
(Country: Spain; Year: 2023; Director: Àlex Mañas; Writer: Àlex Mañas; Stars: Maria Sanz, Sara Espías, Júlia Ferré, Héctor Vidondo, Adrián Portillo)
Drama set in the wake of a young woman's suicide.
(Year: 2023; Director: Ana Maria Comanescu; Stars: Daniela Nane, Liviu Cheloiu, Vladimir Teca, Angelina Pavel, Relu Balkan, Robert Onofrei, Mihaela Velicu)
I Don't Love You Anymore
(Country: Czechia, Slovakia, Romania; Year: 2023; Director: Zdenek Jiráský; Writer: Zdenek Jiráský; Stars: Daniel Zeman, Maisha Romera Kollmann, Anita Krausová, Réka Derzsi, Marian Mitas, Gabriel Spahiu, Pavel Gajdos, Marin Grigore, Branislav Matuscin)
Light Light Light (Valoa Valoa Valoa)
(Country: Finland; Year: 2023; Director: Inari Niemi; Writer: Inari Niemi; Stars: Rebekka Bear, Anni Iikkanen, Laura Birn, Pirjo Lonka, Kanerva Paunio, Janne Reinikainen)
In the spring of 1986, there is an explosion in Chernobyl and a girl called Mimi arrives in a small village in Western Finland. She fills 15-year-old Mariia’s life with radiating light. Two decades later Mariia returns home to take care of her sick mother, and memories of that meaningful summer start rising to the surface.
My Summer With The Shark (Denti da squalo)
(Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Davide Gentile; Writer: Valerio Cilio, Gianluca Leoncini; Stars: Tiziano Menichelli, Stefano Rosci, Virginia Raffaele, Claudio Santamaria, Edoardo Pesce)
School is out and 13-year-old Walter has just lost his father. He becomes fascinated by an abandoned villa... which turns out not to be vacant after all.
No Way Home
(Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Yousaf Ali Khan; Writer: Andy Porter, Yousaf Ali Khan; Stars: Goran Bogdan, Hayley Squires, Josh Herdman, Mitchell Norman, Mercedes Alex Berini, Renu Setna, Joshua Frater-Loughlin, Oli Regan, Tom Stocks, James Pana)
When a troubled ten-year-old, Ryan, escapes his mother and her boyfriend by playing in the industrial wasteland near his home, he finds an injured Syrian immigrant, hiding out from the police. Ryan convinces himself he’s found his estranged father.
Silver And The Book Of Dreams (Silber und das Buch der Träume)
(Country: Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Helena Hufnagel; Writer: Sina Flammang, Helena Hufnagel, Christian Ditter; Stars: Jana McKinnon, Rhys Mannion, Chaneil Kular, Josephine Blazier, Théo Augier, Efeosa Afolabi, Riva Krymalowski, Nicolette Krebitz, Rory Nolan, Samirah Breuer)
17-year-old Liv has just moved to London with her mother Ann and little sister Mia, where she meets the mysterious Henry, who has the ability to have lucid dreams. But it's an ability that comes with dangers.
(Country: Belgium, Netherlands; Year: 2023; Director: Koen Mortier; Writer: Koen Mortier, Geert Taghon; Stars: Natali Broods, Dirk Roofthooft, Boris Van Severen, Janne Desmet, Sarah Vandeursen, Thibaud Dooms, Louis Lemaire, Dolores Bouckaert, Colin Van Eeckhout, Soufian Farih)
Supernova (Noi anni luce)
(Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Tiziano Russo; Writer: Isabella Aguilar, Serena Tateo; Stars: Carolina Sala, Rocco Fasano, Caterina Guzzanti, Fabio Troiano, Laila Al Habash, Adalgisa Manfrida, Daniele Parisi)
Elsa, 17, hasn't really started living her adolescence yet when she discovers that everything may already be over: she has leukaemia and needs a bone marrow transplant immediately. The only possible donor? Someone whose name she doesn't even know, even less where he is: her father.
Sweet Sorrow (Sunce mamino)
(Country: Serbia, Croatia; Year: 2023; Director: Kosta Djordjević; Stars: Pavle Cemerikic, Branka Katic, Denis Muric, Alisa Radakovic)
After the death of his grandmother, Relja is faced with the dilemma of organizing her funeral, as his mother, Olga, refuses to do so.
Under The Naked Sky
(Country: Netherlands; Year: 2023; Director: Lilian Sijbesma; Writer: Lilian Sijbesma; Stars: Ylse Ringeling, Rifka Lodeizen, Johan Leysen, Djayklin Lima, Eleonora Schrickx, Joy Wielkens, Renée Fokker, Johanna ter Steege, Ludwig Bindervoet, Alix Adams, Marcelle Arriëns, Mohammed Azaay, Pieter Baartman, Hans Doodkorte, Astrid van Eck)
Story of a young girl who lives with her intellectually disabled mum and whose life is about to change forever.