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Professional Competition 3


Saturday 05/12/2020 15:00 - 18:00, Sunday 06/12/2020 03:00 - 06:00
Total Duration: 2:34:49

  1. Bela 04:52 Australia 2019
    Created: Nick Simpson
    Screenplay: Nick Simpson
    Production: Nick Simpson
    Dialogue Language: English

    The biography of Bela Julesz, Hungary’s most famous visual neuroscientist, creates a disturbance in the tedious lives of two isolated people.

  2. WhateverTree 11:11 Canada 2020
    Created: Isaac King
    Screenplay: Isaac King
    Production: Isaac King
    Dialogue Language: English

    Screen addiction. Species at risk. Whatever! A dead tree goes viral, attracting wildlife, a nature lover, and a crowd of online followers. Animated entirely outside, “WhateverTree” examines our connection to nature in the age of social media, screens, and selfies.

  3. Babel 05:10 Poland 2020
    Created: Katarzyna Zimnoch, Pawel Kleszczewski
    Screenplay: Kasia Zimnoch and Pawel Kleszczewski
    Production: Kasia Zimnoch and Pawel Kleszczewski

    Inspired by a music piece "Intrada E Danza" by Stefan Lindemann the vide shows a story of pilgrims who want to reach a top of Holly Mountain inhabited by God himself, it turns out that this is not an easy trip... The animation is made in painting on glass technique. This video clip was specially made for Realtime festival competition 2020.

  4. What Falling Feels Like. 06:30 South Africa 2020
    Created: Nicola Pilkington, Joe Young
    Screenplay: Joe Young
    Production: Nicola Pilkington, Joe Young
    Dialogue Language: English

    Two men live alone together on the edge of the world, overlooking the sea. There's no one around for miles-- just the birds. This is a story of obsession, depression, and an albatross. Inspired by Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", the play was originally conceived by Joe Young in 2016 married heightened text and puppetry. For NAF's inaugural Virtual Festival, Young and Nicola Pilkington have enlisted UK based illustrator and animator Jade Delmage, who has helped translate the story to screen with her hand-painted animations. What Falling Feels Like. has been collaboratively produced between Brighton UK, and Cape Town, with over 1000 hand-painted frames going into the retelling of the story.

  5. The March of the Missing / El Desfile de los Ausentes 09:43 Mexico 2020
    Created: Marcos Almada Rivero
    Screenplay: Marcos Almada Rivero
    Production: Carlos Azcuaga Hernández

    A city of iron hosts a lavish government parade, bringing joy and gifts to the calm life of its citizens. Two outisde observers - the first through a tall window, the second through the lens of a camera - are the only ones to notice a group of protesters blocking the path of the main vehicle to call attention to an unjust tragedy. They will soon bear witness to the lengths authorities can go to suppress dissent, by any means necessary and from the entrails of power itself, making all the citizenry, willingly or not, an accomplice to the March of the Missing.

  6. White Night / ⵉⴷ ⴰⵎⴻⵍⵍⴰⵍ 07:12 Algeria 2020
    Created: Issam Taachit
    Screenplay: Issam Taachit
    Production: Imedghassen Prod
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    The events of the movie take place at the top of the high Aures Mountains and precisely in one of the tall Atlantic cedar trees. in those mountains and in the cold winter, when snow covers all the place, with light winds, the snow masses that accumulate on the tree fall, to roll on the mountain until it reaches the bottom, In front of a warm house ,it is divided into three balls forming a snowman, some beautiful events happen with a snowman and a girl in that house, for that nature do its last .

  7. Gottlieb 09:58 Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of 2019
    Created: Krste Gospodinovski
    Screenplay: Krste Gospodinovski
    Production: Krste Gospodinovski
    Dialogue Language: Macedonian

    Lost in the labyrinth of his subconsciousness Gottlieb struggles to find his way back to reality. Provoking deconstruction of his make believe world he puts his life at risk. At the end as his realities collide he becomes aware of his self-imprisonment.

  8. Nodule / Nódulo 09:02 Brazil 2020
    Created: Leandro Ferra
    Screenplay: Leandro Ferra
    Production: Henrique Barone
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    Nódulo is the name of the short film animation created with mixed techniques, digital cutouts from ink and pencil illustrations and scenes with immersive photographs. The animation shows the story narrated by the main character and is portrayed through an introspective dialogue, confronting moments of everyday solitude with hints of madness that happen in the midst of a highly repressive and controlling society. This is the first short of a trilogy that talks about life in order to deal with contemporary diseases.

  9. Journey / 三彩船之夢 10:00 Singapore 2020
    Created: Hock Wong
    Production: Xander Guo, Sunny Kuo

    "Journey", a Taiwanese language short( Written in Chinese as: "三彩船之梦“) is based on the true story of a young Taiwanese painter, set in the 1930s. The Artist, Kuo Hsueh-Hu struggled to become an artist, at a time where the artistic profession was less respected and impractical. With support from his mother, a single parent, went against all odds, worked diligently, finally getting recognition for his work. He later went on to become a very successful painter. His works are collected all over the world. He died in 2012 at the age of 104. The short film was Executive Produced by Mr. Kuo's son and the Kuo Hsueh-Hu foundation.

  10. Snow Shelter / Sniego pastogė 16:09 Lithuania 2020
    Created: Robertas Nevecka
    Screenplay: Robertas Nevecka
    Production: Giedrė Burokaitė
    Dialogue Language: Lithuanian

    Frigid winter in a war-devastated, present-day city. Several years have passed since the destruction, and the city is slowly rebuilding. A thirty-year-old guy is living as a squatter in an apartment with a group of strangers. He struggles to survive and also to find a little more comfort in this rough setting. One night he nearly burns the flat down, hoping for a warmer sleep. His roommates start hating him, so the guy has to find another shelter.

  11. Organic 02:40 Canada 2019
    Created: Steven Woloshen

    " Joy, vitality and a steampunk organ. A perfect recipe for direct cinema."Organic" was created with an ancient mariner's technique called "scrimshaw". This film was originally commissioned for the closing ceremonies of the 2019 Annecy International Animation Festival."

  12. Friends 07:45 Germany 2019
    Created: Florian Grolig
    Production: Florian Grolig
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    The ‘small’ one is, well, small, and the ‘big’ one definitely very very big. They are friends.

  13. Corkscrewed 03:51 Italy 2019
    Created: Massimo Ottoni
    Screenplay: Massimo Ottoni, Francesco Giugiaro
    Production: Massimo Ottoni, Francesco Giugiaro, Alessandro Nepote Vesin, Marco Benz Gentile

    A dance, a fight, a solo; the story of a courtship. There is always someone stronger, smarter, bigger than you…

  14. Ruthless Cosmopolitans - 'Screen Age' 03:18 United States 2020
    Created: Abbey Luck, Eden Pearlstein
    Screenplay: Abbey Luck
  15. After the eclipse / Después del eclipse 12:00 Argentina 2020
    Created: Bea R. Blankenhorst
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Argentina in the 1920s. The Social Club of a small rural town throws a grand evening ball. It is a great opportunity for lovebirds to approach and dance together. But it is not quite that simple in this prejudiced society.

  16. Time o´ the Signs 08:36 Austria 2019
    Created: Reinhold Bidner
    Screenplay: Reinhold Bidner
    Production: gold extra
    Dialogue Language: English

    "Time o´ the Signs" is an experimental - narrative but also documentary - animation about digital time thieves of our time, media stupidities and ongoing daily routines. This work wants to question: how do we (not) want to live in a future society? Better, faster, more efficient, your faceless shadow in the cloud. Your clock: tick tock, Your stats? They drop... The system knows you, better than you do. So you post as a ghost, you stream your dream and you augment life´s content. Say “Buy Buy” to happiness! A.S.A.P.! C.W.O.T... Machine life balance, apple every day, so smart! Designed for the deadline, you resigned from your life, fin(e)? In your safe home, immersed in your comfort zone: Time´s up-load? Life filed? All under Control? Or just "Ctrl - alt – delete"?...

  17. Her Voiceless Song / 聲なき詩 14:02 Japan
    Created: Nobuyoshi Suzuki
    Screenplay: Nobuyoshi Suzuki
    Production: Nobuyoshi Suzuki
    Dialogue Language: Japanese

    The first video work by Nobuyoshi Suzuki who directed, animated, screenplay, music, sound design, and edited all by himself.This work depicts the heavy subject and sin of having a dog.I would like many people to see my work, but especially those who have dogs, people who want to have dogs, and people who have had dogs before.

  18. The Boy and The Mountain / El niño y la montaña 11:23 Chile 2020
    Created: Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal
    Screenplay: Pablo Aguirre, , Santiago Aguilera, Kylie Trupp , Gabriel Monreal
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Hernán is a child who likes to daydreaming, but in his studies he is not doing well at all. His father constantly urges him to improve, advising him that he must reach very high to succeed in life. Hernán dispenses with his dream, gradually forgetting it to devote himself to his studies. Over time, and already become a successful entrepreneur, Hernán achieves the dream that his father instilled in him, reach high, until one day he will realize that he has not really achieved something he always longed for. Then he will make the crucial decision to fulfill his dream, but fate will play tricks on him. Hernán will have to face a new challenge that will change the meaning of his life.


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