ICONA ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2020 LIVE - December, 4th-6th, 2020https://live.iconafestival.eu
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Professional Competition 1

Friday 04/12/2020 15:00 - 18:00, Saturday 05/12/2020 03:00 - 06:00
Total Duration: 2:42:56

  1. The water of the earth / L'eau de la terre 04:11 France 2020
    Created: Romain Claris
    Production: Romain Claris
    Dialogue Language: French

    Freely inspired by some thirty paintings by great masters of painting such as Qi Baishi, Gao Xingjian, Shoda Koho, or Katsushika Hokusai, Chloé Guêze paints this tale of Oceania. Director Statement Using the classic tools of dramaturgy, the tale offers, with its metaphors and allegories, several levels of reading, that's its sweet strength! Often considered to be aimed at young audiences, all nevertheless, young or old, are invited to dream and make up their own story.   For some, "Water from the Earth" will be the story of an ordinary little frog who just wanted to become extraordinary, the tragi-comic resolution may then make people smile.  For others, it may also take on and illustrate the ravages of ultra-capitalism, and then propose to look for ways in which we could all live better together… After "Les cousins des nuages" (1 min, 2017, 50 international selections, 6 awards) Romain Claris reuses the Buddhaboard to make "L'eau de la terre". The Buddhaboard allows to paint with water, then to see the paint disappear when it dries. Filmed, then accelerated, then reversed and animated, the paintings then appear in movement. Different versions available: Original version with ENGLISH subtitles (download via FilmFreeway) Original version with SPANISH subtitles Original version with ITALIAN subtitles French original version Format : .mp4 HD - .mp4 4K - Prores 422 HQ HD - Prores 422HD 4k - DCP ———— Librement inspirée par une trentaine de tableaux de grands maîtres de la peinture tel que Qi Baishi, Gao Xingjian, Shoda Koho, ou encore Katsushika Hokusai, Chloé Guêze peint ce conte d’Océanie. Utilisant les ressorts classiques de la dramaturgie, le conte propose, avec ses métaphores et allégories, plusieurs niveaux de lecture, c’est sa douce force ! Souvent considéré comme s'adressant au jeune public, tous pourtant, petits ou grands, sont invités à rêver et à se fabriquer leur propre histoire.   Pour certains « L’eau de la terre » sera l’histoire d’une petite grenouille ordinaire qui voulait juste devenir extraordinaire, la résolution tragi-comique fera peut-être alors sourire.  Pour d’autres, il peut aussi revêtir et illustrer les ravages de l’ultra-capitalisme, puis proposer à chercher comment nous pourrions mieux vivre tous ensemble… Après «Les cousins des nuages» (1 min, 2017, 50 sélections internationale, 6 prix) Romain Claris réutilise le Buddhaboard pour réaliser « L’eau de la terre ». Le Buddhaboard permet de peindre à l’eau, puis de voir disparaître la peinture lors du séchage. Filmées puis accélérées, puis inversées et animées, les peintures apparaissent alors en mouvement…. Versions sous-titrées Version originale sous-titrée anglais (téléchargement FilmFreeway) Version originale sous-titrée espagnole Version originale sous-titrée italien Version française Format : .mp4 HD - .mp4 4K - Prores 422 HQ HD - Prores 422HD 4k - DCP

  2. Heart of Gold / Un Cœur d’Or 12:45 France 2020
    Created: Simon Filliot
    Screenplay: Simon Filliot, Morgan Simon
    Production: Jean-François Bigot, Camille Raulo
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Who wouldn't give their all for a child? A mother sees an opportunity to escape the hardships of a life of poverty by selling her organs to a sick, very rich, elderly neighbor. And she hands over her own flesh in exchange for gold. Little by little, necessity gives way to a craving for more gold.

  3. Monster 08:17 Bulgaria 2019
    Created: Vesela Yotseva
    Screenplay: Vesela Yotseva
    Production: Vesela Yotseva
    Dialogue Language: Bulgarian, English

    A little girl lives in the constant fear of the dark shadow that is haunting her. This fear overwhelms her consciousness and determines her way of life. She will have to choose whether to spend her life in captivity of the fear, or to stand tall, confront, and try to defeat them.

  4. Spines 14:33 United Kingdom 2019
    Created: Elisa Morais, María Álvarez
    Screenplay: Sois de Traca
    Production: Sois de Traca
    Dialogue Language: English

    This time the dream was about to make sense... A reluctant hedgehog on a quest to solve an impossible puzzle.

  5. LOCKED / حبسی 11:22 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2019
    Created: Ahmad Khoshniat
    Screenplay: Ahmad Khoshniat
    Production: Ahmad Khoshniat

    A trapped human named “Man”, with the hope of Freedom, keeps begging and worshiping a stony icon, which sucks his sap of life in lieu of giving him an opportunity to be free. But the Man is never freed until he proceeds in a various way.

  6. Sad Beauty 09:50 Netherlands 2020
    Created: Arjan Brentjes
    Screenplay: Arjan Brentjes
    Production: Arjan Brentjes
    Dialogue Language: English

    In a heavily polluted world, a young woman mourns the disappearance of animal species. When she falls ill due to a bacterial infection, nature appears to send her a message in her hallucinations.

  7. Merry grandmas 08:00 Russian Federation 2020
    Honorary Mentions - Professional Short Animation - Audience
    Honorary Mentions - Professional Short Animation - Jury
    Created: Natalia Mirzoyan
    Screenplay: Natalia Mirzoyan
    Production: Boris Mashkovtsev

    Masha wants to go to the New year party with her parents but they leave her with grandma instead. Granny's guests come one by one and finally the girl finds herself surrounded by old ladies.

  8. Family Tree 09:21 Ireland 2020
    Created: Emmet O'Brien
    Screenplay: Emmet O'Brien
    Production: Nathan Erasmus
    Dialogue Language: English

    An animation about Seymour, a lonely sycamore tree who becomes excited when a new family moves in to the house on the grounds where he lives.

  9. Kids with Guns 02:59 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020
    Created: Sadko Hadzihasanovic
    Screenplay: Sadko Hadzihasanovic
    Production: Sadko Hadzihasanovic
    Dialogue Language: English

    Kids playing outside , with guns in hands or on ground

  10. Marianna's dive / Il tuffo di Marianna 06:42 Italy 2020
    Created: Gianfrancesco Iacono
    Screenplay: Gianfrancesco Iacono
    Production: Gianfrancesco Iacono
    Dialogue Language: Italian

    Marianna is 14 years old and she has just lost her love. Shattered by an endless sadness, the kid is roaming the streets of a grey and autumnal Palermo. Meanwhile, an elusive figure is walking through the same streets, someone who seems to be interested in everything that people ignore. Can an unexpected meeting, between dream and reality, help Marianna find some trust in life again?

  11. this side ,other side 08:51 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2019
    Created: Lida Fazli
    Screenplay: Lida Fazli
    Production: Lida Fazli, Defc

    No boundary can prevent the formation of friends and affection between children

  12. Light Collector 02:29 China 2020
    Created: Zane Zheng
    Screenplay: Zane Zheng

    This is a world where there are some people called ‘light collector’ whose job is to collect light with a glass jar for a mysterious purpose.

  13. Hide Your Name 03:33 Bangladesh 2020
    Created: Aninda Rahman
    Screenplay: Nazia Afrin
    Production: Aninda Rahman
    Dialogue Language: English

    Adaptation of poem on Genocide, this is a slow-moving animation based on kinetic typography and archival and press photographs. Acts of genocide not only kills but leaves a permanent trauma on those survived. This film is a narrative against nationalist hatred and religious fanaticism.

  14. Evolution 02:09 Russian Federation 2020
    Created: Olga Haldiz
    Screenplay: Olga Haldiz

    Masked doctors bent over the patient. This is a woman borning a child. Her face is with a mask. She is pushing. A child is born with a mask on his face. The life of this child flies by quickly: he grows up being in a mask. Children's birthday - masked clown, masked children. School class - all children and the teacher in masks. Graduation ceremony - all in gowns, quadrangular hats and masks. The wedding is all masked. Instead of a kiss, a bride and a groom hit their elbows. Husband and wife, being masked, grow old. Funeral, all wearing masks. The dead man in the mask. Archaeological excavations. Archaeologists, without mouths, brush the finds with brushes. They find a skeleton, a skull in a shabby mask. Children without mouths are sitting in the class. A child is reading a book. It depicts a picture of the transformation of a Neanderthal into a homosapiens. And the last in a series of dichotomies is the masked homosapiens and the mouthless homosapiens. People without mouths are walking down the street. People without mouths ride the subway.

  15. Golden Bird / Sonali Pakhi 10:40 India 2015
    Created: Debraj Sarkar
    Screenplay: Mita Sengupta
    Production: Debraj Sarkar
    Dialogue Language: Bengali

    A child came to his village home and listens a story from his grandmother. In earlier days the elders used to tell stories of imaginary characters to encourage children. Those imaginary things captured the children too much that they remained with them even in their later years. In this tale a grandmother captured the confined life of a child with that very story. A child's life should be formed of independent, colourful things of imagination. Nowadays children are spending a confine life since childhood. Their life is colourless. They doesn't have the chance of indulging in imagination. Since childhood they become part of a mechanical life. Less people live in a village. Still a child is not bereft of company. On the other hand in spite of so many people in the city, man is confined in loneliness. Nothing is so painful for a child life being confined to a place.The Golden Bird is a symbol here disappearing fear enlightens one's mind.

  16. Rainy Recollection 07:30 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2019
    Created: Masoud
    Screenplay: Masoud
    Production: Masoud
    Dialogue Language: Persian

    A little boy and girl are playing on the side of a hill before the girl suddenly disappears ino thin air. The boy keeps looking for the last girl until his middle age ..

  17. Stone 06:06 Japan 2020
    Created: Jeroen Van der Stock
    Screenplay: Jeroen Van der Stock
    Production: Jeroen Van der Stock

    Stone is a short film entirely based on 15 chemically treated film stills from the remake film Diabolique, featuring Sharon Stone. It is an abstract remake of the remake of the original thriller Les Diaboliques.

  18. Streets of Fury 05:00 Ireland 2019
    Created: Aidan McAteer
    Dialogue Language: English

    Max Punchface is only interested in two things - punching and kicking. His life takes a strange twist when he opens a portal to the peaceful world of Sheepland...

  19. Lines of Exile 07:21 United States 2021
    Created: Eric Patrick
    Screenplay: Hamid Naficy
    Production: Eric Patrick
    Dialogue Language: English

    Hamid Naficy’s fifty years of drawings of prominent scholars, philosophers, and theorists form a unique index of the evolution of cultural theory over the last decades. In this portrait, Naficy intimately recounts this evolution through his drawings.

  20. “Olmo”, a wooden film. 20:00 Italy 2019
    Created: Davide Calvaresi
    Dialogue Language: Italian

    “Olmo”, a wooden film. Winner of the 2019 Golden Globe as best short film by Davide Calvaresi This is the story of Olmo, a restless and unemployed piece of wood that doesn't know what to do with his life...so he bangs his head. At Olmo's house all days look the same, until an unexpected meeting turns his life upside down.

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