Category: Short Films

September 9th, 7:30 P.M.

Shell in Love

Bulgaria, 2020, 16’05”, 2D

director Svilen Dimitrov

A timid snail, scarred by a childhood trauma, spends his time hiding away in his shell where he has created an imaginary version of the outside world. After a chance encounter with love he will have to face his fears and discover the wonders of reality.


France, 2021, 14’, puppet animation

director Paul Mas

Julie can’t fit into her school. The arrival of Emile, an autistic child, will change the game.

Plot B

Portugal, 2021, 3’30”, 2D

director Pedro Serrazina

A song sung at the window for a love that no longer lives there. But, through the window next door, the neighbour hears and says: “play that song for me”.

Abandoned Village

Georgia, 2020, 14’, 2D

director Mariam Kapanadze

A village, like a human being, is born out of love.

A village, like a human being, is ruined, if left without love.

A Little Too Much

United States of America, 2020, 3’40”, 2D

director Martina Scarpelli

In an imaginary space a woman lets go of herself and overcomes fearing her own greatness.

She discovers her body, she embraces her emotions, and learns to own all the parts that make her HER.

She discovers her body, she embraces her emotions, and learns to own all the parts that make her HER.


France, 2019, 12’36”, 2D

director Mickaël Dupré

Marion would like to go sledding on  the hill of her childhood. She brings her brother to the mountain in order to find it once more.

Fox in the Woods

Republic of Korea, 2020, 9’54”, 2D

director Thomas Kim

A girl gets lost in the forest. She has lost the entrance and has ventured deep into the woods. She starts crying – until she hears footsteps. It’s a fox standing there looking at her.

Wish Me Good Luck

Republic of Korea, 2021, 6’50”, 2D

director Young Chan Jeon

An old man discovers that his wife is having an affair with a young guy. A chaotic chain of mistakes and anger makes the situation get worse. And someone will get a great chance from someone else’s misfortune. They wish good luck on their future, but it won’t last long.

September 10th, 7:30 P.M.

Blue Fear

France, 2020, 10’ 2D

director Marie Jacotey, Lola Halifa-Legrand

A couple on the roads of Provence. Nils is driving Flora to his parents for the first time when they get ambushed. Whilst she’s made prisoner, he flees. During a night in the pinewood, she has to face her doubts.

Polar Bear Bears Boredom

Japan, 2021, 7’, 2D

director Koji Yamamura

A polar bear that is very bored meets various marine animals in the deep blue sea.


Germany, 2020, 4’18”, 2D

director Gil Alkabetz

It’s hard to think it’s gonna be good, it’s much easier to think it’s gonna be bad: A song in waltz rhythm is combined with absurd animated loops to express a feeling of concern and uncertainty about the future.

Vadim on a Walk

Russian Federation, 2021, 7’57”, mixed media

director Sasha Svirsky

Finally, Vadim goes out of a tight square space where he has been used to sitting. He embraces the brave new world and his renewed life.

The Adventures of Gloria Scott: Murder in the Cathedral

Croatia, 2020, 15’39”, 2D

director Matija Pisačić, Tvrtko Rašpolić

The early 20th century London. Famous detective Gloria Scott and her faithful companion Mary Lambert are spending a quiet evening in their office. Then, an unknown murderer kills professor Jansen at their doorstep. A new adventure awaits them.

Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic

country, year, 7’, stop motion

director Paul Bush

An animated extravaganza of plastic collected from beaches, roadsides, attics and junk shops.

Hot Singles In Your Area

Spain, 2021, 1’20”, 2D

director Nicolás Petelski

True love will find you in the end.

The Sea Within the Room

Taiwan, 2019, 4’29”, 2D

director Fang-Yi Hsueh

Rape victims sometimes have “Freezing behavior” at the moment, it lets them feel emotionally detached and unable to control their body, to fight it. We hope we can convey that the victims are unable to fight the sexual assault through this film. Let the public try to understand the mental state of victims instead of blaming the victims.

Le Silence de la Rue

France, 2020, 3’38”, 2D

director Marie Opron

Clip produced for the release of François Poitou’s new album, “Le Sec et la Lune”.

Night Bus

Taiwan, 2020, 20’, 2D

director Joe Hsieh

On a late-night commuter bus, a necklace is stolen. This is followed by a tragic and fatal road accident, and a series of intriguing turns of events which reveal love, hatred, and vengeance.

September 11th, 7:00 P.M.

Love in Times of Tourism

Bulgaria, 2020, 5’, 2D

director Vessela Dantcheva

Festive observation of tourist delight – swirling in abundance of food, flags, music, flesh, alcohol, lust and desire. And all this spiced up with Mexican flavour. Directed and animated by Vessela Dantcheva, based on the poem ‘Love in Times of Tourism’ by Petar Tchouhov. The film is part of the animation poetry collection ‘Mark and Verse’.

The Stork

Estonia, 2021, 15’51”, 2D

director Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak

While smoking on the balcony, Citizen Stork is struck by a moment of clarity, in which he realises that he is not a person, but rather a bird. At the same time, a man and a woman are eating lunch. When a cuckoo jumps out of the clock, the man leaves the apartment in a hurry. The woman and the stork meet.

The Shoreline

France, 2020, 8’21”, 2D

director Sophie Racine

A small island off the coast of Brittany; the weather is stormy, the wind blows, dark clouds have invaded the sky. For an instant, the silhouettes of a tree, a house, and a person walking stand out in the light. Then the storm breaks out.


Spain, 2020, 11’40”, stop motion

director Marc Riba, Anna Solanas

Mrs. Candela spends the last days of her life in a dying suburb of a big city.


Serbia, 2020, 6’54”, stop motion

director Marija Vulic, Isidora Vulic

Based on the Serbian folk tale ‘Girl Faster Than a Horse’, animated film Trkija/ Elusiveness is a story about a girl of peculiar origin and even more peculiar beauty. She challenges her suitors to a race for a golden apple with a promise to marry the one who wins, and with a threat that everyone will perish if she reaches the apple first. The core of this film is the human need to reach the unreachable and to obtain perfection.

Demi’s Panic

United States of America, 2021, 10’, 2D

director Bill Plympton

Animated short film about Demi, a Latina in NYC whose nightmares foreshadow an unprecedented storm, transforming her city & her life. Inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conversations with a Whale

Germany, 2020, 8’20, stop motion

director Anna Samo

In this love letter to artists, their art and its audience, one filmmaker is confronted with rejection after rejection until at last a beautiful fig tree bears sweet fruits. “Conversations with a Whale” was created directly under the camera lens, using various analogue animation techniques.


France, 2020, 3’58”, 2D

director Alice Saey

On the borderless map of a magical planet, little beings pick, brush, weave, fish and collect elements from their natural environment to sustain their life as a group. This essential balance turns to chaos once they misuse their findings to polish their individual appearance.


Spain, 2020, 1’30”, sand

director Cesar Diaz Melendez

The water journey and our problems with it.

September 12th, 7:30 P.M.

It Will Never Be

Croatia, 2020, 6’35”, 2D

director Mateja Stefinscak

The life of a granny who lives all alone in an abandoned village where every house is “for sale”.


Latvia, 2021, 7’55”, 2D

director Vladimir Leschiov

One day, the father recalls the passion of his childhood, which he had to leave. Nostalgia gives him the idea of a Christmas present for his son. And the game comes back.

The Infinite

Italy, 2020, 2’, 2D

director Simone Massi

Animation inspired by the poem “The Infinite” by Giacomo Leopardi.

Darwin’s Notebook

Switzerland, 2020, 9’20, 2D

director Georges Schwizgebel

The return of three Anglicized native people to their county, or the beginning of a meeting with the modern world that will destroy them.

10 000 Ugly Inkblots

Russian Federation, 2020, 8’11”, 2D

director Dmitry Geller

Two artists who haven’t met for a while are going towards each other.

Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days

Portugal, 2021, 13’, 2D

director Regina Pessoa

From Regina’s personal and visual memories, a tribute to her uncle Thomas, a humble man with a simple and anonymous life. This is an acknowledgment of how one does not have to be “somebody” to become exceptional in our life.

Up to the Sea, She Weaves a Dream

Islamic Republic of Iran, 2021, 8’44, 2D

director Maryam Khalilzadeh

In any war, there is always a soldier who has lost and women who are waiting for him to return. The dreams these women weave carry them to the farthest seas. Knowing there is no return, they weave and weave to treat the wounds of war.

Prince in the Pastry Shop

Poland, 2020, 16’06”, mixed media

director Katarzyna Agopsowicz

“Prince in a Pastry Shop” is a seemingly humorous story about happiness. “With happiness there are only troubles”, says the Not-So-Little Prince, and he multiplies the examples of these troubles. His interlocutor is Prickly Pear, the embodiment of carefree, light-heartedness, simple joy of life, but at the same time a lively, intelligent mind that can make the Prince take a back step in his conversation.