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Professional Competition 2


Saturday 30/11/2019 18:00 - 21:00
Total Duration: 3:00:05

  1. The last eagle 07:47 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2019
    Directed by: Reza Golchin
    Screenplay: Reza Golchin
    Production/School: Reza Golchin

    Making a restaurant in the forest makes changes to the ecosystem and …

  2. Three Meals from Anarchy 06:00 United Kingdom 2019
    Directed by: John O'Hare, Tom Phipps
    Screenplay: John O'Hare
    Production/School: John O'Hare, Tom Phipps
    Dialogue language: English

    The film follows a zero hour contract worker navigating a world of bureaucracy; from the extreme newspaper headlines that create social barriers to the paperwork that defines his existence. However when he and others are turned away from work, routine is broken and together they descend on the local park where they become intoxicated by new found freedom. The fragile paper barriers ignite they dance wildly into the night until pangs of hunger leads to jealousy and a sobering sense of reality. All music and sounds are original recordings.

  3. CASTLE 05:00 Japan 2019
    Directed by: Ryotaro Miyajima
    Production/School: Sayaka Omodaka

    During the period of the 'Provinces at war', many lives were lost. A castle architect discovers the possible role of a tea room as a place for warriors to regain humanity.

  4. Natural Selection 09:40 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019
    Directed by: Aleta Rajic
    Screenplay: Aleta Rajic
    Production/School: Sanja Rajič-Banjac

    Woman-Doe works as a professional exhibit at the museum in which she hangs from a wall as a dead animal alongside the rest of the trophies of the same kind; deer and doe heads. The life she lives is a definition of a routine; she spends her free time walking about and cleaning her apartment. One morning, after a terrifying nightmare, she notices that small horns grew out on top of her head. This makes it impossible for her to pull her head through the hole in the wall at the museum. She knows she will be punished in one way or another, and her only way out is towards freedom...

  5. Transconscience / Transconsciencia 11:56 Spain 2019
    Directed by: Angel Pascual "Yelitö"
    Screenplay: Angel Pascual "Yelitö"
    Production/School: Angel Pascual "Yelitö"

    When consciousness and consciousness merge.

  6. Ailin on the moon 05:00 Argentina 2018
    Directed by: Claudia Ruiz
    Screenplay: Claudia Ruiz, Malena Martinez
    Production/School: El molinete Animación
    Dialogue language: Spanish

    Work, do the shopping, cooking, cleaning, ironing, taking care of Ailín: that is the routine of Vilma, mother of 40 years, overwhelmed by fatigue and skin intolerance. Ailín (4), just looking to play and demand the attention of a restless girl, one day causes the emotional outbreak of the mother. The routine that led them away must be broken to meet again.

  7. Declan McKenna - British Bombs (Official Video) 05:02 United Kingdom 2019
    Directed by: Ed Bulmer
    Production/School: Leo Green

    Music video for Declan McKenna's "British Bombs".

  8. Homba. Footprints in the sand 07:49 Russian Federation 2019
    Directed by: Anton Kalchenko
    Screenplay: Anna Kalm, Anton Kalchenko

    Drought came to the world of Homba. One need to leave the house to find water. Homba meets strange prints in sand and follows them.

  9. The Gods Of Tiny Things 05:22 Australia 2019
    Directed by: DEBORAH KELLY
    Dialogue language: English

    The Gods of Tiny Things is a collaborative collage animation work emerging from a commission for Bundanon's Siteworks Festival. Produced through a residential workshop at the Riversdale Education Centre, the imagery, musical composition and soundscape design were devised to reflect upon the imperilled lives on a climate-changing planet. The Gods of Tiny Things speculates upon parthenogenetic, queer insurrection.

  10. Frank's Joke 06:07 United Kingdom 2018
    Directed by: Edward Bulmer
    Screenplay: Andrew Eu
    Production/School: Shereen Ali
    Dialogue language: English

    Animation about Frank who told a bad joke at his new place of work. Nobody laughed. Now at 3.00am he's unable to sleep as he obsesses and ruminates over this social faux-pas, leading him to ponder on the nature of memory itself. He becomes trapped in a loop, a self-imposed purgatory for what seems like an age as the clock ticks by. This comedic and surreal look at how our brains can keep us awake at night and the mercurial nature of memory mixes live-action puppetry and expressive hand drawn animation to convey both the physical world and Frank's inner thoughts.

  11. Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge 08:30 United States 2018
    Directed by: Aaron Johnson
    Screenplay: Aaron Johnson
    Production/School: Aaron Johnson

    Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is the crown over Summerfest and has become one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. But it’s also a popular site for suicides. This animated documentary explores the issues of the bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews. Follow animator, Aaron Johnson, as he shares the stories of Dave, John, and Mary. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xrA495uA6-Y Watch on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/357696140 Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaron.johnson/posts/10162092682275114?notif_id=1567769189579282¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic

  12. The Cycle rickshaw 05:00 India 2019
    Directed by: SaneeshThomas
    Screenplay: SaneeshThomas
    Production/School: SaneeshThomas
    Dialogue language: English

    An ageing widow bids her son goodbye as he sets out on his cycle rickshaw. The young man's journey is fraught with many obstacles and dangers which he overcomes as he moves ahead. In time, this journey is repeated and cycle rickshaw becomes a metaphor to the monotonousness of life. As the years go by, his young daughter takes over the old rickshaw and life repeats itself.

  13. Verso le Stelle (TO THE STARS) 08:00 Italy 2019
    Directed by: Antonello Piccione
    Screenplay: Antonello Piccione
    Production/School: La Zattera dell'Arte
    Dialogue language: Italian

    Ahmed e la sua famiglia fuggono dagli orrori della guerra in Siria cercando una vita migliore. Basato su una storia vera. - Ahmed, a little syrian child and his parents escape from the horrors of the war to seek a better life. Based on a true story.

  14. Hunting stories / Histoires de chasse 03:35 Switzerland 2018
    Directed by: Ionel Luca
    Screenplay: Ionel Luca
    Production/School: Ionel Luca

    Three hunting stories that start well but do not end as much. How do the characters react when they can still? Three unexpected situations are not shown and horrified, amused.

  15. The Night / La Noche 11:45 Spain 2018
    Directed by: Martín Romero
    Screenplay: Martín Romero
    Production/School: Iván Miñambres

    A Wolf Man and a Moon Woman meet in a large lake during a warm summer night. The passion arises between them and they immediately begin an idyllic love relationship. However, an unexpected happening will turn their life upside down.

  16. 09:09 F 05:04 India 2019
    Distinction - Professional Short Animation - Audience
    Directed by: Avinash Medhe
    Screenplay: Avinash Medhe
    Production/School: Girgit Studios
    Dialogue language: Marathi

    A journey in a local train of Mumbai showing the universal human behaviour where an outsider struggles to make space for himself.

  17. Mr Indifferent 02:46 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2018
    Directed by: Aryasb Feiz
    Screenplay: Aryasb Feiz, Akhilesh Bagri
    Production/School: Aryasb Feiz

    A busy man who is always in a rush is reluctant to help others until one day he encounters an old woman in a crossroad... Here is a link for downloading the film : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mMivUyoYU6-2yPM1F4N_ksCr1Ru_Bncb/view?usp=sharing

  18. Butterfly & Mouse / Пеперуда и Мишка 14:19 Bulgaria 2019
    Directed by: Mira Yankova
    Screenplay: Mira Yankova
    Production/School: Roumen Barrosov

    People often say, “This one has a lion’s heart, and that one – a rabbit’s”. Some hide lions in their chests, other ones – rabbits, yet others – mice. There are also those who wouldn’t dare face their inner spirit animal. What could happen to someone so very afraid of seeing what he carries within. A short jazzy film about the fears that obstruct man's way to himself and to others.

  19. Florigami 05:30 Serbia 2019
    Directed by: Iva Ćirić
    Screenplay: Iva Ćirić
    Production/School: Draško Ivezić, Milan Milosavljević

    A lonely white flower grows surrounded by other plants and every day he struggles to survive.

  20. "EMBRACES & the touch of skin" 02:42 Denmark 2019
    Directed by: Sara Koppel
    Screenplay: Sara Koppel
    Production/School: Sara Koppel
    Dialogue language: English

    “EMBRACES & the touch of skin” is an animated poem about the vital need for embraces and contact with other beings.

  21. The Fox 09:45 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2018
    3rd Place - Professional Short Animation - Audience
    Directed by: Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh
    Screenplay: Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh
    Production/School: Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh, Documentary & Experimental Film Center

    A young fox on the verge of experiencing the first love got trapped by a hunter. The Hunter ties his dog collar bell on the fox’s neck and leaves her in the wood. And then the fox begins his effort to survive and love and revenge.

  22. Subconscious Notes / Notizen aus dem Unterbewusstsein 03:37 Germany 2018
    Directed by: Susann Arnold
    Screenplay: Susann Arnold
    Production/School: Susann Arnold
    Dialogue language: English

    A poetic film about subconscious messages and growing up.

  23. The Music Box 11:29 Canada 2019
    Directed by: Joe Chang
    Screenplay: Joe Chang
    Production/School: Joe Chang, Yang Li
    Dialogue language: Chinese

    The Great Chinese Cultural Revolution was a political campaign in China launched and led by Mao Zedong from 1966 to 1976. Nearly ten million people, including outstanding scientists, artists, intellectuals and ordinary people, died during these "Ten Years of Turnmoil" or "Ten Years of Holocaust." This animated short film is based on a real story and sets in China during the Cultural Revolution in 1967, It is about a young boy Liang Liang, whose family is suddenly taken to the countryside by Red Guards. He is able to grab the only thing he treasures which is a western style music box, and is careful not to expose it to the red guards since it was linked to western culture. The film mirrors tragedies that befall children and families who are forced to leave their homes, due to war, colonization and political campaigns - unfortunately a situation which is all too common today.

  24. WASTE OBJECTS / OBJETOS DE DESECHO 05:00 Mexico 2019
    Directed by: Luis Renteria Pimentel
    Screenplay: Luis Renteria Pimentel
    Production/School: Arturo Aguilar Cruz
    Dialogue language: Spanish

    Three objects are rescued from the garbage to reveal a possible past imagined by the narrator.

  25. The afterbirth / Más allá de nacer 04:00 Spain 2018
    Directed by: Ignacio Rodó, Blanca Bonet
    Screenplay: Wayne Dyer
    Production/School: Ignacio Rodó
    Dialogue language: English

    Two twins discuss, while still inside their mother's belly, what they might find once they are born.

  26. Yin & yang 09:20 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2018
    Directed by: Ali alizadeh
    Screenplay: Ali alizadeh
    Production/School: Ali alizadeh

    With turning on the light, a volume starts to show.


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