Breaking Ground offers young filmmakers a stage to present themselves and their work. Below you'll find the films we have programmed at one of our festivals or events so far. Please note this is not a video channel, this is a showcase of interesting films. Would you like us to take an interest in your film, please submit it.

Director: Jasmijn Schrofer
Netherlands Film Academy
Year of production 2015
Genre Documentary
Length 17'


Tarikat is a visual poem of a journey towards enlightenment. Called by a mystic dream, Derya finds herself among souls steeped in the Islamic Sufi tradition. They join in hypnotic movements and stirring rhythms, dissolving into an ocean of silence.

Director: Nina Gantz
National Film & Television School
Year of production 2015
Genre Animation
Length 10'


An oddball character with cannibalistic urges slips through floors into the past and the deepest parts of his psyche, in pursuit of self-understanding.

Director: Kadija Ben-fradj
School of Art and Design Geneva
Year of production 2015
Genre Fiction
Length 16'

Courber l'Echine

Chaima, a 25-year-old woman of Maghreb origin, lives with her parents in a popular neighbourhood on the outskirts of Geneva. It's her day off, she pretends to go to work in her uniform and retrieves her bag under the stairwell. She joins her friend and accomplice Leila. Together, they go off to party.

Director: Johanna Rousseau
ESAL Epinal
Year of production 2015
Genre Animation
Length 4'

Désordre (Disorder)

A character is living a very sad and standard life. His subconscious can't stand it anymore and tries to wake him up from this nightmare.

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