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


Friday 03/12/2021 15:00 - 17:00, Saturday 04/12/2021 03:00 - 05:00
Total Duration: 1:54:29

  1. The Chimney Swift 05:00 Germany 2020
    Created: Frédéric Schuld
    Screenplay: Frédéric Schuld, Fabian Driehorst
    Production: Fabian Driehorst
    Dialogue Language: English

    19th century in Europe. A child climbs up a chimney while a bird sails down into it to build a nest. An encounter with no way back. A British chimney sweeper describes his everyday routine of forcing young kids to become workers. While we observe a kid cleaning a chimney, the master's statement gets more personal with every sentence until we understand, that he is speaking about his own past.

  2. How My Grandmother Became A Chair / كيف تحولت جدتي الى كرسي 09:55 Germany 2020
    Created: Nicolas Fattouh
    Screenplay: Nicolas Fattouh
    Production: Fabian Driehorst, Nermine Haddad

    An ageing grandmother loses her five senses, one after the other before finally becoming a wooden chair. Throughout her transformation, she realizes that her housekeeper is not the wild animal she once thought she was, but the caring and loyal family member she was sadly lacking. A poignant story about illness and growing old which employs imagination and metaphor to show the difficult and painful process of departing.

  3. Siege of Catalonia / Cèrcol a Catalunya 09:24 Spain 2021
    Created: Fran J.S.C.
    Screenplay: Fran J.S.C.
    Production: Fran J.S.C.
    Dialogue Language: Catalan, Spanish

    To avoid further bombings on Barcelona, a unit of the Spanish army is sent in to capture the separatist leader. Among them is José Antonio, a soldier of strong beliefs. Montserrat, a young, committed member of the Catalan CDRs, will fight with all her might to prevent the army's mission.

  4. Emidoinã - Short Film / Emidoinã 18:52 Brazil 2021
    Created: Luciano Lagares
    Screenplay: André Abujamra, Luciano Lagares
    Production: Aguinaldo Rocca
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    Two great moments define a life, the moment of birth and the moment of death. What happens between one and the other is nothing more than oscillations. In this saga, André Abujamra is Iskandar, a character determined to find the lost secret that establishes the link between humanity and nature.

  5. Money / Dinheiro 04:20 Brazil 2021
    Created: Arthur B. Senra, Sávio Leite
    Production: Sávio Leite
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    It came from China and spread all over the earth.

  6. MITCH-MATCH series #09. 02:52 Hungary 2020
    Created: Géza M. M. Tóth
    Screenplay: Géza M. M. Tóth
    Production: Géza M. M. Tóth
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    There’s only one matchstick left in the box. This matchstick, this ordinary thing is the protagonist of MITCH-MATCH series. The main character is a blue headed matchstick, that embarks on a journey in every episode and always returns to the box at the end of lots of strange, playful and imaginative adventures. A single matchstick, an easy-to-use object and at the same time opportunity for creative experiences that evokes everyone’s fantasy world.

  7. MITCH-MATCH series #06 / MITCH-MATCH sorozat hatodik epizód 02:12 Hungary 2020
    Created: Géza M. Tóth
    Screenplay: Géza M. Tóth
    Production: Géza M. Tóth
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    There’s only one matchstick left in the box. This matchstick, this ordinary thing is the protagonist of MITCH-MATCH series. The main character is a blue headed matchstick, that embarks on a journey in every episode and always returns to the box at the end of lots of strange, playful and imaginative adventures. A single matchstick, an easy-to-use object and at the same time opportunity for creative experiences that evokes everyone’s fantasy world.

  8. MiTCH-MATCH series #22. 02:43 Hungary 2020
    Created: Géza M. Tóth
    Screenplay: Géza M. Tóth
    Production: Géza M. Tóth
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    There’s only one matchstick left in the box. This matchstick, this ordinary thing is the protagonist of MITCH-MATCH series. The main character is a blue headed matchstick, that embarks on a journey in every episode and always returns to the box at the end of lots of strange, playful and imaginative adventures. A single matchstick, an easy-to-use object and at the same time opportunity for creative experiences that evokes everyone’s fantasy world.

  9. The wayfarer 07:00 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2020
    Created: Behrouz Soleimaninazir, Shirin Soleimaninazir, Farnaz Moazen
    Screenplay: Behrouz Soleimaninazir, Farnaz Moazen
    Production: Farnaz Moazen

    this story is about a bird that couldn't fly and start migration on foot ...

  10. crazy in quarantine 05:15 Uganda 2021
    Created: akram kamya, kizito samuel saviour
    Screenplay: akram kamya, Josephine kabahuma
    Production: akram kamya, ali aryasinga
    Dialogue Language: English

    A brief animation experimental short film about a character losing their mind going crazy in quarantine after being locked down due to the corona virus pandemic, in a dark creepy but fun kind of way, struggling between what's real and what's not as staying sane is not an option.

  11. Under siege by a finger 03:41 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2021
    Created: Zahra Shafiei Dehaghani
    Screenplay: Ismaeil Mokhtarian
    Production: : Ismaeil Mokhtarian

    Votaing people for anilliterate and ignorant person who destroys the country and indostry only by force and people inevitably turn around and do not know what to do.

  12. The human and human 02:04 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2020
    Created: Zahra Shafiei Dehaghani
    Screenplay: Zahra Shafiei Dehaghani
    Production: Esmaeil Mokhtarian

    Human fallen to earth and began to procreation and multiplication until earth full of them ...

  13. Goodnight Spa 12:52 Spain 2021
    Created: Emilio Gallego, Jesus Gallego
    Screenplay: Roberto Aliaga
    Production: Gallego Bros SL
    Dialogue Language: English, Spanish

    Goodnight Spa is a very special and unique spa. All the pillows in the world visit daily to relax in warm baths, get dry and perfumed in top-of-the range dryers and, above all, to download the dreams they’ve absorbed during the night.

  14. THE SUN 08:32 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2021
    Created: Omid Seifi
    Screenplay: Omid Seifi
    Production: Omid Seifi

    In an iron and dusty city, people are suffering. A child is born. He who has lost his mother is alone in the city when a child feels lonely and scared. A butterfly takes him somewhere. The child sees in a dark room that the sun is imprisoned in a cage. The child releases the sun and the sun illuminates the city and removes sorrow from the people.

  15. The next hole 07:43 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2021
    Created: fatemeh ahmadi
    Screenplay: fatemeh ahmadi
    Production: fatemeh ahmadi & iycs
    Dialogue Language: English

    a man is sensitive about holes, because of his job(because of the nature of his job),one day a hole is created in his life, that nothing can fill it.

  16. TED-ED''The dark history of the Chinese Exclusion Act'' 05:57 United States 2021
    Created: Mohammad Babakoohi, Yijia Cao
    Screenplay: Robert Chang
    Production: TED-ED, Gerta XHELO
    Dialogue Language: English

    In 1882, the United States Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first federal law that restricted immigration based explicitly on nationality. In practice, the Act banned entry to all ethnically Chinese immigrants besides diplomats, and prohibited existing immigrants from obtaining citizenship. Robert Chang details the lasting impact the Act had on immigrant rights and freedoms.

  17. Your daughter Hero 04:12 Greece Submissi 2021
    Created: Apostolis Iliopoulos, Elias Roumeliotis
    Screenplay: Marina Lizardou, Apostolis Iliopoulos, Aris Kaplanidis
    Production: Municipality of Fyli
    Dialogue Language: Modern Greek (1453-)

    The story of a young teenager's metaphysical relationship with climate change phenomena.


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