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: Thessa Meijer
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Year of production 2015
Genre Fiction
Length 19'

Erkhii Mergen, or Why the Marmot Doesn't Have a Thumb

While a Western city full of dilapidated industry awakens, Erkhii Mergen pulls along his dead horse. His story, based on an old Mongolian legend, is told by an old street sweeper.

Director: Lola Quivoron
La Femis
Year of production 2015
Genre Fiction
Length 23'

Fils du Loup (Son of the Wolf)

In a former army fort, young Johnny learns to train and command Iron, his first attack dog.

Director: Marcos Ponts
Universidade Federal do Maranhão
Year of production 2015
Genre Documentary
Length 7'


- Was it in São Luís? - No, in Macapá.

Director: Karin Becker
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
Year of production 2014
Genre Documentary
Length 29'
Director: Aline László
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
Director: Silvia Wolkan
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München


In the former coulisse of „Once Upon a Time in the West“, a palmful of cowboys await tourists and speak about the golden past. Only the youngest among them doesn’t want to be a gunslinger any longer, he dreams of a better life in Romania.

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