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Elisa, Oscar and Arthur are heading for a fall. In the dead of night begins a power game and dangerous seduction in which Elisa pulls the strings. The polaroids she never stops taking express her pleasure in confusing the issue. What ensues frustrates all expectations and lacks the anticipated sensuality.

Le début de la fin

Dozens of migrants climb onto an overloaded truck. Their destination is Fortress Europe. When they eventually arrive after an arduous and dangerous journey, they are confrontated by a different, brutal reality: the way refugees are treaded in Europe.

Bon Voyage

Hausi, a Swiss patriot, leads an ordered and happy life in his humble home. Everything seems to be peaceful until the day a foreigner moves in next door and turns his world upside down.


In "Death to the Camera," a camera moves among woman working on a job site. As they joke and argue, the mood repeatedly shifts between belly laughs and rage. While they wait for their pay, they consider how to cover their basic expenses, what happens to the aid that never reaches them, and whether Karzai is a crook or a servant of the people. Is the camera revealing anything truthful, or simply inciting these women to present what they think ‘the other’ wants to hear? "Death to the Camera" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of 10 Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on"Death to the Camera", or "The Fruit of our Labor", please visit

Death to the Camera

A 10-minute episode in the life of deaf-and-dumb boarding school inmates is reconstructed in real time.

Glukhota (Deafness)


Winterthur Classics

Winterthur Classics is brought to you by a fruitful collaboration between and one of the most prestigious short film festivals in the world, the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and

This channel features the best of the best, previous winners and films in competition at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur in the near past.

The channel will be live during the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2013, so from November 5th to 10th and also after the festival for a limited time. Enjoy the shorts while you can!