Ionian Contemporary
Animation Festival ICONA
December, 2nd-5th, 2021
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Professional Competition 1

Friday 03/12/2021 13:00 - 15:00, Saturday 04/12/2021 01:00 - 03:00
Total Duration: 1:56:00

  1. Cats vs. Progress 04:07 Sweden 2020
    Directed: Jacob Stålhammar
    Screenplay: Jacob Stålhammar
    Dialogue Language: English

    All of history as told by the cat.

  2. Elsewhere 06:00 Germany 2020
    Directed: Sylwia Kubus
    Screenplay: Sylwia Kubus
    Production: Sylwia Kubus
    Dialogue Language: English

    The protagonist is leaving on a journey to the places, that remind her of the past. The woman looks back on her memories of the unhappy love and tries to leave these behind.

  3. The song of Yue / 越女长歌 06:37 China 2020
    Directed: Li Bofan , Yang Han
    Screenplay: Li Bofan , Yang Han
    Production: Xu Xiaoxiao, Cheng Hao
    Dialogue Language: Chinese

    The story is inspired by the anecdotes and experience in the early years of Yin Guifang, the ‘emperor of the Yue opera’. In the harem, the leading lady dressed in bottom drawer is looking at herself in the mirror with a mournful countenance, and a fierce knocking is urging her to get married. Escape or submit? Opening the window and looking down, she cannot help but think of that when she was young, she was attracted by Yue opera on the stage, then began to study the opera hard. She witnessed the Yue opera master she adores was forced to leave the opera stage and get married,, but now she encountered the same fate, what choice should she make? To be a canary in the harem, or a person acting in opera stages? This film tributes to every woman who pursues her dreams. When encountering the darkest moment in her life, she never forgets her own original intention and courage.

  4. Mule / Mula 06:38 Spain 2020
    Directed: Mariano Benayón, Carlos Balseiro
    Screenplay: Carlos Martín Justicia
    Production: Jessica
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Francisco, Isabel, Fco. Javier and David are captured in different parts of the world when they were working as "mules" to overcome the crisis. They tell their stories from the treatment that turned them into traffickers to their release from prision.

  5. Selection Process / Proceso de selección 03:30 Spain 2021
    Directed: Carla Pereira
    Screenplay: Carla Pereira
    Production: Paloma Mora
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    A cat goes to a job interview where his aptitudes are assessed by three mice. As the interview progresses, the situation starts getting more and more awkward for everyone involved.

  6. SCRATCH / GRIFFURE 06:09 France 2021
    Directed: Julien Piau
    Production: Julien Piau
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Separation, loneliness and a deadly smell tarnish the lives of the occupants of the forest.

  7. Traffic Light 05:52 Singapore 2021
    Directed: Qing Sheng Ang
    Production: Qing Sheng Ang
    Dialogue Language: Chinese, English

    At a traffic junction in Singapore, the Green Man refuses to show up. Various types of pedestrians appear - the law abiders, impatient jaywalkers, government critics and clueless playful children. Will they cross the road on red? Who would they blame for the fault?

  8. A History of the World in 10.000 Bricks 07:07 Germany 2021
    Directed: Matthias Daenschel
    Screenplay: Matthias Daenschel
    Production: Matthias Daenschel
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    The history of humanity is a story of construction and decay, of evolution and revolution.

  9. Just A Guy 15:00 Germany 2020
    Directed: Shoko Hara
    Screenplay: Simon Thummet
    Production: Stefan Michel
    Dialogue Language: English

    JUST A GUY is an animated documentary short film about love. Three women share glimpses of their affection, attraction and relationship with Richard Ramirez: A serial killer and rapist they contacted after he was convicted.

  10. Mass for Shut-ins 07:54 United States 2020
    Directed: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
    Screenplay: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    A fever dream. An infinitely morphing kaleidscopic stained glass window; bells that remind me of the sounds of Amsterdam, my second home after New York. Frantic REM sleep kicks in around 5 minutes... A pandemic film made under quarantine, Spring 2020. Hand-painted 16mm film. Direct animation. A camera-less Fluxus film. How do we survive this pandemic? We survive through art & music.

  11. Last March 03:08 Israel 2020
    Directed: Inbal Ochyon
    Screenplay: Inbal Ochyon
    Production: Beit avihai jerusalem

    From a young age, music was Tzahi's greatest love. Tzahi spread the joy of music wherever he went, and made people happy during hard times.In his last moments it was Tzahi's mother who sent him the music he loved to comfort him. 

  12. Huwaydo 08:00 Tajikistan 2021
    Directed: Lola (Lolisanam) Ulugova
    Screenplay: Lola (Lolisanam) Ulugova
    Production: Lola (Lolisanam) Ulugova
    Dialogue Language: English, Russian

    An animation film is based a real tragedy of a kid who was murdered by a hater. The film declares wisdom and compassion of Nature over imperfection of people, revoking their superiority to it. People are ordinary species of our Universe and there is no need to stay higher-ranking over Nature, instead better to learn to stay nonviolent and constructive in our common place

  13. Anima 10:11 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2021
    Directed: Mahboobeh Mohammadzaki
    Screenplay: Mahboobeh Mohammadzaki, Elahe Cheraghi
    Production: Mahboobeh Mohammadzaki

    The film is the story of a person who is different from other people in society and has some Internal conflict for accepting these differences

  14. The Shkafovs 06:52 Russian Federation 2021
    Directed: Andrey Bakhurin
    Screenplay: Inga Kirizh
    Production: Ilya Popov, Nadezhda Kuznetsova, Daria Kildushevskaya

    Everything is not easy in the world of women

  15. Ambulance 04:05 Indonesia 2020
    Directed: Febryo Valentino
    Screenplay: Febryo Valentino, Ashariah Shofura Wijaya
    Production: Ashariah Shofura Wijaya
    Dialogue Language: Indonesian

    David Salahatul Lubis is an ambulance driver at AGD DKI Jakarta Health Agency. At that time in the evening, David with his partner were stuck in traffic in Jakarta while on duty. David tried various ways to overcome with the traffic and also the citizen that were less cooperative with ambulance. David faced with anxiety and pressure from the conditions behind and in front of him.

  16. The chess game / Η παρτίδα 13:10 Greece 2021
    Directed: Georgia Vorria
    Screenplay: Georgia Vorria
    Production: Georgia Vorria

    The story that takes place in a hostile, fragile city made of paper is a comment on the modern way of life and the forms of power. The hero of the story is victimized in a system full of loneliness, monotony, routine, lack of emotions and communication, bombing of controlled news and surveillance, consumerism and pollution.

Department of Audio & Visual Arts