Ionian Contemporary
Animation Festival ICONA
December, 2nd-5th, 2021
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Professional Competition 9


Sunday 05/12/2021 09:00 - 10:00, Monday 06/12/2021 00:00 - 01:00
Total Duration: 0:58:01

  1. WHISPER DOWN THE LANE / تليفون خربان 04:43 Saudi Arabia 2021
    Created: Raghad Albarqi
    Screenplay: Leila Belkacem
    Production: Khawlah Alhalawani

    An experimental, animated short movie that takes us on a linear journey, following a string of interconnected phone calls between five individuals that eventually escalate to a bigger conflict. The short explores the concepts of communication, self-destruction, and the domino effect.

  2. Behind the Door 05:05 Taiwan 2021
    Created: Wei-Lin Zhu
    Production: Hsien-Yuan Chiu

    The story describes a boy who is afraid of the unknown and is unable to face the world outside the door. In the video, through the boy's repeated attempts and abandonment, the inner struggle and entangled mental state are shown.

  3. Black Slide 11:12 Israel 2021
    Created: Uri LOTAN
    Screenplay: Uri Lotan
    Dialogue Language: Hebrew

    Eviah, a young and timid kid on the brink of puberty and his best friend sneak into the Black slide, the most terrifying ride in Aqua Fun. There Eviah will gain insight to prepare him for events about to unfold at home.

  4. Flowing Home / Comme un fleuve 14:25 France 2020
    Created: Sandra Desmazieres
    Screenplay: Sandra Desmazieres
    Production: Dora Benousilio / Julie Roy

    Flowing Home is the story of two sisters separated after the Vietnam war. Thao, the youngest, is 15. She’ll flee Vietnam by boat to a refugee camp on the island of Pualu Bidong, Malaisia. Sao Maï, the eldest is 17. She will stay in Vietnam with her parents. In her loneliness she lives with the ghosts of the past. An epistolary relationship will feed their lives for over 15 years and will be the story of their journey until their reunion.

  5. "Azrar" Animated Short Film 09:00 Jordan 2021
    Created: Ahmed Jaber
    Screenplay: Ahmed Jaber
    Production: Muhammed Al ruqab

    "Azrar" (Buttons) old Ice cream van wandering through the old alleyways. (Abu al-Abd) A fat man, known to most of the neighborhood's children, he puts a red kufiya on his head. lack of interest, boredom and sadness on his face.

  6. TOY / ИГРУШКА 10:50 Belarus
    Created: Rita Shagray
    Screenplay: Rita Shagray
    Production: National film studio Belarusfilm
    Dialogue Language: English

    War is the worst thing that could happen in the life of every person, but for a child it is a tragedy at all. The pain of losing the closest people and trying to survive in a bloody dispute between adults is what remains with a small person for his whole life. Three of kids get into a chaos of war. All three lost their parents, one of them is a teenage girl, didn't abondon the kids in trouble, she attempts to rescue them. The difficult and dangerous roads of war are going kids with their young teacher. There is only one hope of salvation for three. And one toy - a battered hare, who sometimes sees things that children's eyes shouldn't see.


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