Ionian Contemporary
Animation Festival ICONA
December, 2nd-5th, 2021
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Professional Competition 6

Saturday 04/12/2021 15:00 - 17:00, Sunday 05/12/2021 03:00 - 05:00
Total Duration: 1:57:20

  1. Spring Pan Let's Go! [Original Version] / スプリンパン まえへすすもう!(オリジナル版) 11:25 Japan 2021
    Directed: Jet INOUE
    Screenplay: Jet INOUE
    Production: Masaki INOUE
    Dialogue Language: Japanese

    *Synopsis The Bright and cheerful girl, Spring-Pan, who came to the wonderland "Coco-Non-Tea", meets funny and mysterious characters and spends a good time singing and dancing together. The dreams of Spring-Pan is to have a very enjoyable journey. Spring-Pan's mom is also watching her dream come true. At the end of journey, Spring-Pan also returns to her own world and says goodbye to her companions she met. This is a small story of a fun journey like a day trip to the fantasy world. *outline The short animation "Spring Pan Let's Go!" Is an animation work that uses 3DCG and motion capture to incorporate elements of dances such as musicals, ballet, and Irish dance. A beautiful and fun musical animation with songs and dances throughout. It does not fight or hurt people. We aimed to create a work that is wholesome, positive, and enjoyable regardless of race or nationality.

  2. Bach-o-matic 03:30 Switzerland 2020
    Directed: Vincent Flückiger
    Screenplay: Vincent Flückiger
    Production: Vincent Flückiger
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is usually considered by musicians and audience as a holy, austere and frightening monument of perfection. This short movie is a 3 minutes insight into the life of the genius composer at the occasion of the renewal of his passport photos, in the spring of 1735.

  3. Tehran Recyclers 06:22 Germany 2020
    Directed: nikki schuster
    Production: nikki schuster

    „Tehran Recyclers“ portrays the diverse cultural, social and urban fabrics of this metropolis by means of experimental animation. In the urban hideouts of this city little creatures come to life. These are digitally composed with collected waste from the streets and typical local products. The clatter of the limbs of these creatures interacts with the soundscapes of Tehran.

  4. Face Recognition 06:45 Estonia 2021
    Directed: Martinus Klemet
    Screenplay: Martinus Klemet
    Production: Martinus Klemet
    Dialogue Language: English

    Face Recognition failure - Deadbeat Igor-503 evades the cops detectors during a night of wild drinking.

  5. A Man Walks Into A Bank 02:25 South Africa
    Directed: James Whitelaw

    (Short) A Man Walks Into A Bank, pre Covid 19, with a mask on, and alarm bells ring. The same man walks into the same bank post Covid 19, without a mask, and the same alarm bells ring. (Long) A Man Walks Into A Bank, pre Covid 19, with a mask on, and alarm bells ring. The same man walks into the same bank post Covid 19, without a mask, and the same alarm bells ring. The movie an observation that something that may be unusual or peculiar, or even illegal or wrong today in a certain setting, may seem normal or acceptable, or legal and right tomorrow in another setting. Or the setting may stay the same but as the time changes, what was odd, strange, illegal or wrong at one time, is now normal, acceptable, legal and right in another time.

  6. Reality 07:51 Spain 2020
    Directed: David Fidalgo Omil
    Screenplay: David Fidalgo Omil
    Production: David Fidalgo Omil
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Taking as a starting point relevant current moments of the years 2019 and 2020, a critical and ironic reflection on the programs of the so-called “reality TV”.

  7. Being A Dog 08:03 Sweden 2021
    Directed: Felix Swahn
    Screenplay: Felix Swahn
    Production: Felix Swahn
    Dialogue Language: English

    Tim is longing for love. He’s a lonely human being who struggles with exclusion every day. Every time Tim feels different than others he transforms into a french bulldog. Ginger makes Tim feel human. Ginger is an old friend of Tim`s whom he was in love with, unrequited love. Tim collides with Ginger in the street, they talk and become friends again. After meeting Ginger Tim becomes a dog again. This time he chooses to enjoy being a dog and sees all the possibilities of a dog`s life. It’s good to be a human being but it’s good being a dog sometimes too.

  8. The drowned 15:00 Denmark 2021
    Directed: luc perez
    Screenplay: luc perez, michel fessler, ingrid skov
    Production: Ellen Riis, Gitte Randløv
    Dialogue Language: Danish

    1913 Marstal, Denmark, Captain Madsen sees the town’s sailors dying in apocalyptic dreams. Cursed to wait for his vision to become reality, he drowns in his solitude.
Finally war’s echoes arrive in Marstal.

  9. Back Down To Earth 07:11 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Alistair Kerr
    Screenplay: Alistair Kerr
    Production: Alistair Kerr
    Dialogue Language: English

    An astronaut is returning to Earth after a seven year mission in deep space but has not been able to communicate with mission control for the last two years due to a malfunction…will anyone be there to welcome him?

  10. The World is Wonderful 05:37 Russian Federation 2021
    3rd Place - International Professional Short Animation- Jury
    Directed: Ekaterina Kireeva
    Screenplay: Ekaterina Kireeva
    Production: Andrey Khrzhanovsky , Nikolai Makovsky

    This is a story about animals that live in a forest where it rains endlessly. They are wet and ill. But here's the puzzle... Animals constantly hear a voice from the sky: "The World is Wonderful!" By chance, the little gopher reveals the secret of the mysterious voice and finds salvation from the eternal rain.

  11. Snail's breakfast 07:07 Russian Federation 2021
    Directed: Eugeniy Fadeyev
    Screenplay: Eugeniy Fadeyev
    Production: Nikolay Makovsky
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    In a world where stories are losing their value, all that remains is to enjoy the ever-encroaching nature, and feed on falling fruit. In this world, the city has long since lost its outlines, there are no roads, no streets left to be seen, only artifacts that no longer perform any function, and its only inhabitants are snails that never leave their houses

  12. Lucky by the sea 03:00 France 2021
    Directed: CLEMENT ROY
    Screenplay: CLEMENT ROY
    Production: CLEMENT ROY
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    An explosion of colors gives birth to a woman. Travelling through the beach, though the water , through the skyes, she experiments various aspects of her love for her man.

  13. Night falconer / Cetrero Nocturno 14:53 Argentina 2021
    Directed: Elian Guerin
    Screenplay: Elian Guerin
    Production: Elian Guerin
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Omar (45) gets a job as a night watchman in a construction company at a building site in the middle of the jungle. He spends his nights looking after machines and thinking about how to cope with the costs of his wife's illness. In the solitude of the dark forest, he is visited by a magpie and establishes a bond of friendship with the bird from which both will benefit. However, Omar realizes that disturbing nature always has consequences.

  14. The Vigils of the Night / Las Vigilias de la noche 06:30 Germany 2021
    Directed: Estanislao Cortada, Nicolás Sanchez
    Screenplay: Estanislao Cortada
    Production: Nicolás Sanchez, Estanislao Cortada
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    When the sun goes down DREAMS wake up. Three creatures dare to judge a mysterious DREAMER. They judge his existence and motivations as long as they question their own fears and cravings by playing to be creators.

  15. Beats / Latimos 07:18 Argentina 2020
    Directed: Tamara Ajzensztat
    Screenplay: Tamara Ajzensztat
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Olivia is a pianist who uses her lovers’ heartbeats to compose the songs for her album. This story speaks about that moment prior to artistic creation, that moment when we turn to someone else to find something that, actually, lies within us.

  16. The Vulture / El Buitre 02:36 Germany 2021
    Directed: Santiago Colombo Migliorero
    Production: Santiago Colombo Migliorero
    Dialogue Language: German

    Around 1917 Kafka wrote a note in his diary: "Somebody pulled my clothes, but I shook him off". Some years later, in his short story "The vulture", fate looks inevitable and it is not possible to escape from the torment. A vulture hacks the feet of the main character, who resigned, accepts passively this inevitable destiny.

Department of Audio & Visual Arts