Ionian Contemporary
Animation Festival ICONA
December, 2nd-5th, 2021
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Professional Competition 8

Saturday 04/12/2021 19:00 - 21:00, Sunday 05/12/2021 07:00 - 09:00
Total Duration: 1:58:15

  1. Paraíso Nazi (Nazi Paradise) 13:23 Argentina 2020
    Directed: Emiliano Ravenna
    Screenplay: Emiliano Ravenna
    Production: Latina Movie Company
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    On April 10, 1938, a monumental Nazi act was held in Buenos Aires in favor of the Third Reich, within the framework of the annexation of Austria. In 2015, more than 700 official reports from the American FBI were declassified, where in 1945 the possibility that Hitler could have escaped to Argentina was persistently reiterated.

  2. Auction House 04:00 United States 2021
    Directed: Sean Davis, CavekeeperX
    Screenplay: Sean Davis, CavekeeperX
    Dialogue Language: English

    Two fish have trouble running their auction business when suddenly, they see a falling statue that could be the key to making them millions..

  3. Dream 03:39 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2021
    Directed: Majid Sabri
    Screenplay: Majid Sabri
    Production: Majid Sabri

    A creation in warp and woof of a dream

  4. Earth³ 04:58 Azerbaijan 2021
    Directed: Antoine Morineau
    Dialogue Language: English

    This man has one goal : to prove that the earth is flat. To do so, he embarks today on his homemade rocket. Will he manage to bring out the truth? Or will his mission be a failure, forcing him on a trip further out into space? The secret lies in Earth³. The film is freely inspired by "Mad" Mike Hughes who died on February 22, 2020 in the crash of his homemade rocket.

  5. Beauty & the Beasts / 美女與野獸 03:32 Estonia 2021
    Directed: Aggie Pak Yee Lee
    Production: Aggie Pak Yee Lee

    That night, a lady met a group of lovely beasts - gigantic slimy cheesy ones.

  6. Mr. Teddy is Angry 04:03 Malta 2021
    Directed: Fabrizio Ellul
    Screenplay: Fabrizio Ellul
    Production: Filfla Studio
    Dialogue Language: English

    A Giant Teddy appears in the Valletta Harbour. Media goes into a frenzy. Soon havoc follows.

  7. Forgive Me 23:30 United States 2021
    Directed: Michael Covello, Elizabeth Schneider

    Forgive Me, an animation by Michael Covello and Elizabeth Schneider, is a darkly-comic fever dream born out of the current ecological anxieties of our times. Constructed of traditional and digitally drawn imagery, it depicts the struggles of the emotionally vulnerable and socially adrift Sherman as he quests to overcome a toxic, sinister force in his life that could be real or imagined. At once playful and terrifying, the discombobulated narrative unfolds to depict a haunting landscape of encounters told through dream sequences, drug-induced hallucinations, delusions, and a magically unsettling version of reality. Experimental in its handling of dialogue and text, challenging in its narrative construction, and thoughtfully rendered in washy inks, scratchy lines, and atmospheric charcoal scrims, Forgive Me is a complex visual feast that questions our relationship to nature and our active role in the world.

  8. FLY / VUELA 15:00 Spain 2020
    Directed: Carlos Gómez-Mira Sagrado
    Screenplay: Rossana Giacomelli
    Production: Rossana Giacomelli
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Fly is the story of a bird that has a deformed wing that prevents it from migrating. Abandoned by his flock, he sinks in despair. Everything changes the day Pio-Pio appears. This defenseless chick gives him joy and a sense of purpose in life. Until one day destiny makes him do things that he would?t even do for himself, such as flying.

  9. Wampui / Wampoei 17:30 Germany 2020
    Directed: Maarten Isaäk de Heer
    Production: Menetekel Film, Valk Productions

    Experimental wildlifedocumentary about the life of a huge pike in a small pond. The concept of Wampui is a merge between Slow TV, wildlifedocumentary and animation. The spoken language is fictional and the subtitles are made by a 4 year old.

  10. Bridge 05:17 Algeria 2021
    Directed: Boukef med Taher Shawki
    Screenplay: Boukef med Taher Shawki
    Production: Boukef med Taher Shawki
  11. Iizuna Fair / 飯縄縁日 11:32 Japan 2021
    Directed: Sumito Sakakibara

    In the midst of the frenzy night a man finds himself lost in the crevasse of time. It was not the grotesque beings nor the monsters, but it was he who "was here, but wasn't here". He was the phantom. Buried under memories full of inhibition and promises that never kept - words washed up on the shore - time keeps him at a distance from the "place" . And he hears poems coming on the waves from the other side ryhming and lapping against the shore. A 360° scope video Installation commissioned by Nagano Art Museum.

  12. Aurora - The street that wanted to be a river / Aurora - A Rua que queria ser um rio 10:00 Brazil 2021
    Honorary Mention - International Professional Short Animation- Jury
    Directed: Radhi Meron
    Screenplay: Radhe Meron
    Production: Gabriel Arruda, Leticia Yabá
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    If the streets could talk, what would they say? Aurora is a sad and lonely street of a big city. On a rainy day, she remembers her trajectory and dreams about the future asking herself: is it possible for a street to die?

Department of Audio & Visual Arts