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Student Competition 1


Friday 29/11/2019 11:00 - 14:00
Total Duration: 2:58:54

  1. The Quiet 10:00 Australia 2019
    2nd Place - Student Short Animation - Audience
    Directed by: Radheya Jegatheva
    Screenplay: Radheya Jegatheva, Jay Jay Jegathesan
    Production/School: Jay Jay Jegathesan, Radheya Jegatheva
    Dialogue language: English

    When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation.

  2. Balance 03:38 Singapore 2018
    Directed by: Raymond Limantara Sutisna
    Dialogue language: English

    “There isn’t enough room for the both of us.” Two painters battle out what space they have to paint in their own style.

  3. IPIG 03:00 Netherlands 2019
    Directed by: Mans Weghorst
    Production/School: Mans Weghorst
    Dialogue language: English

    A boy is about to get an organ transplant. As he drifts into a hallucination he faces fragments in which a pig seems to become the bearer of his soon to be transplanted organ.

  4. Hounds 05:47 Israel 2018
    Directed by: Ido Shapira, Amit Cohen
    Screenplay: Ido Shapira, Amit Cohen
    Production/School: Bezalel Academy Of Art and Design

    The life of a dog, trained to act as human, changes when a pack of Hounds gathers around his house.

  5. A count on 4. 03:22 Chile 2019
    Directed by: María Josefa luengo (Bebis Colossus)
    Screenplay: María Josefa luengo (Bebis Colossus)
    Production/School: María Josefa luengo (Bebis Colossus)
    Dialogue language: Spanish

    Autobiographical animated documentary about the experience of a person who suffered obsessive compulsive disorder during his adolescence.

  6. Big Feet 02:28 United Kingdom 2019
    Directed by: Alice Harper, Ilaina Lowe
    Screenplay: Alice Harper, Ilaina Lowe
    Production/School: Rebecca Hardess
    Dialogue language: English

    A lonely Yeti flies to North America to find what's missing in his life. This Film is about how a yeti's loneliness forces him to leave his home in search of a possible family connection. Using an abandoned plane he travels across the world in search of his family facing a few troubles when he arrives.

  7. Magic Play 03:26 United States 2018
    Directed by: Natasha Cánepa
    Screenplay: Natasha Cánepa
    Dialogue language: English

    A shy boy wizard-in-training is forced into a play date with a witch girl who is unpredictable with her magic.

  8. (Diana)n 08:18 Czech Republic 2019
    Directed by: Natalia Aguilera López
    Screenplay: Natalia Aguilera López
    Production/School: Ostravská Univezita
    Dialogue language: Czech, English

    Diana travels through different dimensions, looking for one where she´s loved back. But is it worth it if it means losing yourself in the process? (Diana)n is my bachelor animation. Initially, the idea came to me in a dream. Later I enriched it with lectures I read about Determinism and from the conclusions I got from said lectures – about the nature of whom we're meant to be -.

  9. "No smoking in a train" 02:25 Russian Federation 2018
    Directed by: Shoora Vatman (Aleksandra Abramova), Kseniia Vasileva , Julia Franke (Julia Rostovskaia), Natalia Vorotnikova
    Screenplay: Shoora Vatman , Kseniia Vasileva , Julia Franke , Nata Vorotnikova, Andrei Bakhurin , Valya Konovalova , Liza Astretsova
    Production/School: Ivan Maximov

    The common life of passengers on an uncommon train is an endless journey to the rhythm of the Tarantella.

  10. Going On Stage 05:53 Taiwan 2019
    Directed by: Liu, Dai-Yen
    Production/School: 廖宜柔 Liao, Yi-Rou
    Dialogue language: Chinese, English

    The story is about a daughter of Bing Lang Xi Shi, who usually sells "Bing Lang" by wearing rarely clothes. She had to introduce her mother to all of her classmates because of her teacher's homework. Facing the fact that her mother was doing the unpopular job, the girl wish that someone could help her…

  11. Kwan 04:20 Indonesia 2019
    Directed by: Stevani Willyanto
    Production/School: Stevani Willyanto

    "Kwan" is a short animated film about a kid who stole a piece of cake which was served as food offering in a temple. The story, visual and concept were inspired by Tionghoa tradition and culture in Indonesia. "Kwan" is a 3D step cartoony animation with 2D environment which is directed, illustrated, and animated by Stevani as her final thesis at Bina Nusantara University.

  12. Big Boy 04:45 France 2018
    Directed by: Jonathan PHANHSAY-CHAMSON
    Screenplay: Jonathan PHANHSAY-CHAMSON
    Production/School: Anne Lucas
    Dialogue language: French

    A sketch of redemption for a man who grow up and deconstructing his first depiction of the world through poetry.

  13. Adam & Eve Mk II 04:13 United Kingdom 2019
    Distinction - Student Short Animation - Audience
    Directed by: Sebastian Kuder
    Screenplay: Sebastian Kuder
    Production/School: Sebastian Kuder
    Dialogue language: English

    In a post-apocalyptic future, human memories from the now-extinct species homo sapiens are loaded into the artificial brain of a robot.

  14. DUO 05:40 Czech Republic 2018
    Directed by: Tania Sharavarava
    Production/School: Tania Sharavarava

    What does it mean to be "man" or "woman"? Does this ideas refer just to a social gender role or display more difficult compound? Two beautiful spirits, who's interaction originate an infinite variety of life manifestations, an endless dance between music and silence, flame and quietness, suffering and joy, love and indifference, life and... life.

  15. Her Head / Hänen päänsä 07:00 Finland 2019
    Directed by: Emma Louhivuori
    Screenplay: Emma Louhivuori
    Production/School: Eija Saarinen

    A woman’s life is difficult, because her head is a cat.

  16. The Fiddle (Der Fidle) / Der Fidle 08:37 Israel 2018
    Directed by: Asher Schwartz
    Screenplay: Asher Schwartz
    Production/School: Ziv Meron Hadad
    Dialogue language: English, Yiddish

    On a lonely slanted roof, a hunched figure plays the fiddle for the people of Anatevka. But this fiddler did not always sit on the roof. Come to think of it, he didn’t always have a fiddle to play either. Based on Sholem Aleichem’s short story “The Fiddle”, this is the story of Sholom, the boy that was destined to become the Fiddler on the Roof.

  17. 400 Mph 04:50 France 2019
    Directed by: Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Julia Chaix, Lorraine Desserre, Alice Lefort, Natacha Pianeti, Quentin Tireloque
    Screenplay: Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Julia Chaix, Lorraine Desserre, Alice Lefort, Natacha Pianeti, Quentin Tireloque
    Production/School: Philippe Meis (Supinfocom Rubika)
    Dialogue language: English

    On the Bonneville salt flats, the sound of roaring engines can be heard in the distance. At the wheel is Icarus, a chimpanzee hell-bent on transcending the limits of speed. Aboard iconic and increasingly powerful vehicles, Icarus will attempt to reach the ultimate speed of 400 Mph, thought to be impossible for land vehicles. As Icarus reaches for the sky, will he prevail or be consumed by his self-destructive quest?

  18. Tie / 綿 08:00 Taiwan 2019
    Directed by: Meng-Ju Wu, Chia-Ying Pai

    In this animated short film, the mother and the daughter expect a lot from each other, but lack of understanding and communication. Therefore, a fissure appears in between them. As time goes by, they are gradually aware of one another's thoughts and learn to embrace each other. This film used cumulative pictures and consecutive long takes depict the length of time and the distance. Using negative space, describes the unspeakable sorrow that during the growth of the child, and piles of scarves present the loneliness of the mother.

  19. Twitcher Picture 06:39 United Kingdom 2019
    Directed by: Tristan Pike
    Screenplay: Tristan Pike
    Production/School: Sasha Gallagher
    Dialogue language: English

    On a sunny and pleasant day, a keen birdwatcher’s peace is shattered upon the arrival of a loud and disruptive character whose antics make connecting with nature nigh impossible! Will the distracted twitcher be able to spot the elusive dreamweaver bird or will he just give up?

  20. The Little Hero / Micul erou 05:05 Romania 2018
    Directed by: Elena Ciolacu
    Screenplay: Elena Ciolacu
    Production/School: National University of Theater and Film "I.l. Caragiale"
    Dialogue language: Romanian

    On a beautiful spring day, just after the rain has stopped, a little boy tries to convince his ever-busy mother to go out and play together. Disappointed by her rejection, he goes out on his own, but the whimsical appearance of a butterfly sets him out on an imaginary adventure to rescue his mother from the tedious prison of work and worries.

  21. Mara's Memories 05:43 Saudi Arabia 2018
    Directed by: Wid Al-Hajjaji
    Screenplay: Wid Al-Hajjaji
    Production/School: Wid Al-Hajjaji

    The story follows a young girl named Mara, who travels through the depth of her memories trying to deal with how things have unfolded. However, a stronger power lingers around her pulling her thoughts into deep somber.

  22. SIGH 15:00 Moldova, Republic of 2019
    Distinction - Student Short Animation - Audience
    Directed by: Vlad Bolgarin
    Screenplay: Vlad Bolgarin, Lucia Lupu
    Production/School: Vlad Bolgarin

    This is the story of a grey man who is always sighing. Living in a grey city, covered in smog, he keeps on sighing until he dries out and becomes skin and bones. But even in the darkest corners of the soul, there is light and color.

  23. After 05:26 Czech Republic 2018
    Directed by: Matouš Valchář
    Screenplay: Matouš Valchář
    Production/School: Matouš Valchář
    Dialogue language: English

    What comes after death? In our world, many people are thinking about this question. Various groups have diametrically different opinions, but they all have one thing in common. Almost every religion holds the conviction that their truth is the right one. This movie was created, with the help of my friend K.V., at a time in our lives where we would slowly break the christian mind frame, which we were brought up in and which imprisoned us for a long time.

  24. Rats in the Walls 05:15 Austria 2019
    Directed by: Miryana Sarandeva
    Screenplay: Miryana Sarandeva
    Dialogue language: English

    “Rats in the Walls” is a short animation that is inspired by one of H.P.Lovecraft’s most gripping horror tales. The film presents the story of a middle aged man who wakes up one night to horrific sounds coming from the walls of his own apartment. He believes the screeches to be the sound of rats but no one else will confirm his suspicion. In his search and difficulties in locating the source of these sounds, the protagonist is rattled by whether what is happening exists in his mind or in reality.

  25. Less but Better 02:38 Germany 2019
    Directed by: Soner Aktas, Simon Weckbach
    Screenplay: Soner Aktas, Simon Weckbach
    Production/School: Soner Aktas, Simon Weckbach
    Dialogue language: English

    'Less but better' is more than just a rule for better design. This project deals with the topic of reduction and simplicity in design. We refer to Dieter Rams, a German product designer who has worked very successfully fo the company Braun. His philosophy is being used again today, in a world that is becoming increasingly complex and made up of an impenetrable abundance of colors and shapes. Reduction helps us to recognize the core message of the product again and to present it clearly. The result is a two-minute animation consisting of digital animation technique and frame by frame animation dealing with this topic.

  26. Loop / Pętla 03:50 Poland 2019
    Directed by: Krzysztof Tarasiuk
    Dialogue language: English

    A rising artist is looking for an inspiration in everyday gray city. An animated short that follows the story of a young boy, frustrated because of lack of interesting ideas, whose hunger for inspiration is quickly growing as he is walking along the streets.

  27. Tangle 07:36 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2019
    Directed by: Maliheh Gholamzadeh
    Screenplay: Maliheh Gholamzadeh
    Production/School: Seyed Javad Hosseini nezhad

    “Tangle” is about the people who lost their homes in the war and was forced to leave all their memories and loved ones behind. It is also about life and striving to survive on the geographical borders of hope and depression while reaching for all the things that can connect us to this water and land in spite of constantly getting ignored and interrupted.

  28. Irritable Ball Syndrome 05:21 United States 2019
    Directed by: Brady Glover

    When a scientist tries to infuse life into a ball, he learns how to roll with what life zaps at him.

  29. Soup 04:30 Greece 2019
    Directed by: Panagiotis Charalampous
    Screenplay: Panagiotis Charalampous
    Production/School: Panagiotis Charalampous
    Dialogue language: Modern Greek (1453-)

    “Soup” is a short animated film, which describes the everyday life of a child living in a constructed and isolated environment. It is an attempt to approach modern lifestyle, as shaped by the media. Odysseus, the hero of the film, refuses to accept the prefabricated standards imposed on him and chooses the conflict through a small act of rebellion. Obstacles to his decision are the noise, lack of communication, religious prejudices and domestic conflicts. “Soup” seeks to answer questions about human spirit, curiosity and rebellion, presenting our society as a modern version of “Plato’s Cave”

  30. CYBORGY 08:01 Poland 2018
    Directed by: Adam Żądło
    Screenplay: Adam Zadlo
    Production/School: Animated Film Studio, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts
    Dialogue language: English

    Do robots dream about electric love? In the perfectly designed world of machines, everyone follows the rules determined by the central unit. Nevertheless, two appliances that start to communicate with each other, break out from the rhythm. Their relationship will have tragic results for the entire system. This animated science-fiction film made in computer aesthetics may be both an allegory of totalitarian systems and a reference to the modern world of standardisation, automation and robotization.


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