United States 2019, 2′, 2D
director Dana Sink
scriptwriter Dana Sink
music Dana Sink
Wind– An exploration of movement and meaning.
United States 2020, 3’45”, 2D
director Nata Metlukh
scriptwriter Nata Metlukh
music Daruma Audio
A day full of socially awkward moments.
United States, 2020, 6’30”, 2D; stop motion
director Arlene Bongco, Angeline Vu
scriptwriter Celine Nguyen
music Juan Vergés Vergara
A young boy learns to understand the depth of his mother’s love despite the distance her dedication may create.
United Kingdom, 2020, 4’30”, 2D
director Shaun Clark
scriptwriter Shaun Clark
music David Pringle
When sleeping dogs awaken rationality quickly disappears.
Switzerland, 2019, 6’33”, drawings on paper
director Cécile Brun
scriptwriter Cécile Brun, Claudius Gentinetta, Michael Frei
music Thomas Gassmann
“Lah gah” lets us dive into sunny childhood memories when a girl is singing and cooking with her father. An intimate moment, so simple. But they’re swept along by the wafting mass of dough into the emotional depths of loss and disappearance. Helpless, the child is trying to grasp what is not tangible.
The Lonely Orbit
Switzerland, 2019, 9’20”, 2D
director Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard
scriptwriter Frederic Siegel
music Luc Gut
A satellite technician’s inability to cope with his solitude causes a chain reaction in space and in his own mind.
Ruby & Roach
South Africa, 2020, 8’48”, cut-out
director Erentia Bedeker
scriptwriter Dorette Nel
music Mart-Marie Snyman, Siobhan Lloyd-Jones
Two sale toys, cruelly rejected by the buying public because they are different, make a daring escape and end up somewhere quite unexpected and somehow wonderful.
The Mistress of the Copper Mountain
Russian Federation, 2020, 13’33”, drawings on paper
director Dmitry Geller
scriptwriter Vladimir Geller
music Nikolai Dulesov
In the Urals, there is a special culture – mining. And, like any culture, it has its own gods. In the Urals, this is the Mistress of the Copper Mountain. She manages the underground treasures, she is the keeper of the secrets of the mining professions. But she doesn’t open them to everyone, comprehension of secrets may cost lives. Every god requires his sacrifices.
Russian Federation, 2020, 11’23”, 2D
director Svetlana Razguliaeva
scriptwriter Svetlana Razguliaeva, Alexander Golubchikov
music Marat Faizullin
In the rural Siberia, where there is only an airfield and a disco in the village club of all the entertainment, the city goat arrives to work. In a small village, she immediately attracts the attention of men, but the Goat herself can not take her eyes off the rude, but such a cute Wolf. Life with him in her imagination is seen in pink colors, but reality bites.
Portugal, 2020, 6′, 2D
director João Gonzalez
scriptwriter João Gonzalez
music João Gonzalez, Miguel Teixeira
Nestor, a man with several obsessive-compulsive behaviors lives in an unstable houseboat which never stops oscillating.
The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay
Portugal, 2019, 10’50”, stop motion
director Bruno Caetano
scriptwriter Manuel Moreira, Bruno Caetano
music Filipe Raposo
In a city where nature has been forbidden, a small crime by a simple man triggers a chain of unexpected consequences.
Cho Cho San
Japan, 2020, 2’45”, drawing on paper
director Yuanyuan Hu
scriptwriter Yuanyuan Hu
music Haruomi Hosono
Ms. ChoCho and the captain play a love game on the ocean liner ship.
India, 2019, 10’38”, 2D
director Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp Sanghvi
scriptwriter Kalp Sanghvi, Upamanyu Bhattacharyya
music Troy Vasanth
In a version of Kolkata, India rendered unlivable by sea-level rise, things take a dark turn when a family of climate change refugees are ambushed by a tiger on the flooded streets.
BELA – From Transylvania to Immortality
Hungary, 2019, 8’48”, 2D and 3D
director Roland Tóth
scriptwriter Roland Tóth
music János Nagy
This film is the story of a boy from Transylvania, who was a well-known person in the life of theater in Budapest in the past century, who then became a silent film star… And a legend in Hollywood.
Germany, 2020, 4’36”, 3D and 2D
director Henriette Rietz
scriptwriter Henriette Rietz
music David Kamp
The animated film “POSTPARTUM” is about the chaotic phase in life of a new mother. Pumped up with hormones and lacking sleep, this intense time has burned deep into the protagonist’s heart. This film is an honest and very personal insight into the world of an overwhelmed mother, who seriously thought that parental leave would become a sort of sabbatical.
Germany, 2019, 7’45”, 3D and 2D
director Florian Grolig
scriptwriter Florian Grolig
music Thomas Hoehl
The ‘small’ one is, well, small, and the ‘big’ one definitely very very big. They are friends.
Sogni al campo
France, 2020, 8’41”, drawings on paper
director Magda Guidi, Mara Cerri
scriptwriters Magda Guidi, Mara Cerri
A boy looks for his cat along a river. He will not find it. He’s about to die and has moved away from everything to find intimacy. The child arrives at the doors of time, where the dead disappear, and the living let them go. The child is afraid, he enters a forest of symbols and memories. He grows up. His illusions of children dissolve and mingle with the landscape.
France, 2019, 12’48”, 2D
director Nadja Andrasev
scriptwriters Nadja Andrasev, Rita Domonyi
music Mads Vadsholt
A betrayed wife starts to investigate her husband’s mistresses. Her jealousy is gradually replaced by curiosity.
France, 2019, 1’34”, 3D
music Mael Oudin
Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.
Chloé Van Herzeele
France, 2019, 16’47”, sand
director Anne-Sophie Girault & Clémence Bouchereau
scriptwriter Anne-Sophie Girault & Clémence Bouchereau
music Pierre Sauze, Thomas Diaz
Chloé, an old lady, organizes screenings in an underground space. She shows a journalist her galleries where her collection of silver films is stored. Through the descent, we dive with her in her altered world.
Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves
Estonia, 2019, 18′, 2D
director Chintis Lundgren
scriptwriter Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić
music Terence Dunn
After losing a well paid engineering job, Toomas, a young hot wolf, gets cornered into working as a gigolo to support his family. He is keeping it as a secret from his pregnant wife Viivi. Viivi also has a secret: she is attending a female empowerment seminar involving male slaves. When Toomas gets a role in a sexploitation movie, it becomes harder to keep his new profession a secret.
Denmark, 2020, 7′, 3D
director Thịnh Nguyễn
scriptwriter Thịnh Nguyễn
music Sofie Birch
From out of the universe, a little boy is born with a quest for a voyage to planet Earth. During his journey, he comes to an absurd small town where a mysterious funeral is happening. With curiosity, the boy attends the funeral to see who is the dead one.
Czech Republic, 2020, 5’02”, 2D
director Alexandra Májová
scriptwriter Alexandra Májová
music Jan Richter
Wash and love.
Czech Republic, 2019, 9′, 2D
director Marta Prokopová, Michal Blaško
scriptwriter Vanda Raýmanová
music Jiří Klenka
Will the father-son relationship make the trip into the wild more enjoyable? Are the children really cruel or just playing innocent games? What will the teacher do when everything is already synchronized? Three stories set on a mysterious island. The film sheds memories of childhood and adolescence into narcotic images and suggestive sounds.
Czech Republic, 2019, 4’, drawing on paper
Director Vojtěch Domlátil
scriptwriter Vojtěch Domlátil
music Martin Klusák
Morning. Coffee. Breakfast. Shower. And then? Trip outside? Or a trip inside? Breathing meditation in the form of linear full animation.
Canada, 2020, 15’09”, stop motion
director Jean-François Lévesque
scriptwriter Jean-François Lévesque
music Robert Marcel Lepage
Confronted with doubt and feelings of emptiness, drunk with unhappiness and seeking to drown his sorrow, Barnabé experiences a curious metaphysical visitation; lightning strikes the spire of his church and a mysterious bird appears, forcing him to reconsider his life. What is his truth pointing him towards? What is the deeper meaning of his life on earth? In I, Barnabé, director Jean-François Lévesque deploys a spectacular arsenal of animation techniques to bring the character to life and illustrate his spiritual quest, achieving an extraordinary level of visual refinement in both the puppets and the settings. Perhaps Barnabé will have to be as light as a feather in order to move confidently toward still-unknown horizons …
The Great Malaise
Canada, 2019, 05’19”, 2D
director Catherine Lepage
scriptwriter Catherine Lepage
music Philippe Brault
A young woman describes herself, offering a self-portrait in the most favourable light possible, giving us what we want to hear. The visual narrative tells an entirely different story; with heartbreaking power, it reveals the burden of anxiety she bears as a competitive overachiever striving for happiness. Funny and touching, The Great Malaise is above all a deeply human film.
The Physics of Sorrow
Canada, 2019, 26’59”, encaustic painting
director Theodore Ushev
scriptwriter Georgi Gospodinov
music Olivier Calvert
A saga of childhood reveries and adult regrets.
Tasks of the Day
Bulgaria, 2019, 5’, 2D
Director Petya Zlateva
scriptwriter Petya Zlateva
music Aleksandar Evtimov
The main heroine is looking for escape from solitude in the routine of daily tasks. Instead of getting her life in order, she is overwhelmed by madness and chaos. The film is based on the poem “Tasks of the Day” by Stefan Ivanov and it is part of the animation poetry collection Mark and Verse.
The Last Day
Bulgaria, 2019, 4’50″, 2D
Director Dalibor Rajninger
scriptwriter Dalibor Rajninger
music Dalibor Rajninger, Mihail Yosifov
A woman burdened with memories of the past days and frustrated by the lack of loved ones seeks tranquility in the confusing world around her. The film is based on the poem “The Last Day” by Maria Doneva and it’s part of the animated poetry project MARK & VERSE.
Bulgaria, 2019, 4’50″, cut out
director Natalia Atanasova
scriptwriter Natalia Atanasova
music Aleksandar Evtimov
The sea becomes a stage of a love story between mortal and mythological creatures, between freedom and captivity. The film is based on the poem “Existential” by Anamaria Koeva and it’s part of the animated poetry collection MARK & VERSE.
Bulgaria, 2019, 4’50″, plasticine
Director Yoana Aleksandrova
scriptwriter Yoana Aleksandrova
music Aleksandar Daniel
A man is on a mysterious journey through the vein of his beloved one and while he witnesses her inner world, he experiences his deepest dreams and longings. The film is based on the poem “Shallow vein” by Marin Bodakov and it’s part of the animated poetry project MARK & VERSE.
Bulgaria, 2019, 4’45″, 2D
director Ina Nikolova
scriptwriter Ina Nikolova
music Ivailo Stefanov
An ironic journey through the life re-caps of a man, devoured by his own melancholy and apathy, designing everything in the foreseeable and unimaginable future, while inaction is turning his life into disappointment, emotional crash and premature ending. The film is based on the poem “Above Things” by Stefan Ikoga and it’s part of the animated poetry project MARK & VERSE.
Bulgaria, 2020, 3’30″, 2D
director Dimitar Dimitrov
scriptwriter Dilyan Elenkov
music Dimitar Dimitrov
The film is about a person’s state of mind, under a long quarantine.
Belgium, 2020, 15’59″, 2D
director Pieter Coudyzer
scriptwriter Pieter Coudyzer
music Senjan Jansen
On a summer day, the paths of two boys unexpectedly cross.
Hello, are We in the Show?
Belgium, 2019, 12’16″, 2D
director Simona Denicolai, Ivo Provoost
scriptwriter Simona Denicolai, Ivo Provoost
music Senjan Jansen
Hello, are we in the show? is a poetic animation film that uses the formal language of a nature documentary. The film offers us a glimpse of daily life in the Sonian Forest near Brussels, and shows us the fauna and flora without disguising the influence of city and people.
Belgium, 2020, 9’51″, 2D
director Sine Özbilge
scriptwriter Sine Özbilge
music Remco Weyns
21XOXO is a surreal and humorous reflection on the 21th century youth. The story is about a girl and her online search for love in times of social media, speed dating, cyberlove, hipster culture and post-net attitudes. The protagonist takes us on a journey through a colorful and bizarre imaginary world filled with absurd, surreal and metamorphic scenes.
Belgium, 2019, 5’, stop motion
director Soetkin Verstegen
scriptwriter Soetkin Verstegen
music Andrea Martignoni, Michal Krajczok
Freeze frame: the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image. Through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again, it creates the illusion of stillness. In this stop motion film, identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice, like archivists. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.
United States 2019, 5’45”, stop motion
director Corrie Francis Parks
scriptwriter Corrie Francis Parks
music Alexandra Gardner
A multitude of mini-universes collide in this tiny world built with money and sand. What you observe, and the meaning you derive from that observation, depends on where you start your journey. Look closely, it’s all in the details.