Ionian Contemporary
Animation Festival ICONA
December, 2nd-5th, 2021
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Professional Competition 3


Friday 03/12/2021 17:00 - 19:00, Saturday 04/12/2021 05:00 - 07:00
Total Duration: 1:55:11

  1. TED-ED''How the Monkey King escaped the underworld'' 04:51 United States 2020
    Created: Mohammad Babakoohi, Yijia Cao
    Screenplay: Shunan Teng
    Production: TED-ED, Gerta XHELO
    Dialogue Language: English

    The Monkey King, a legendary troublemaker hatched from stone and schooled in divine magic, had stolen the Dragon Lord’s most treasured weapon: a magical staff. Returning to his kingdom to show off his treasure to his tribe of warrior monkeys, he finds himself caught in the clutches of two soul collectors, dragging him to his death. Shunan Teng details the Monkey King’s journey to the underworld.

  2. TED-ED''The myth of the stolen eyeballs'' 05:40 United States 2020
    Created: Mohammad Babakoohi, Yijia Cao
    Screenplay: Nathan D. Horowitz
    Production: TED-ED, Gerta XHELO
    Dialogue Language: English

    Deep in the Amazon rainforest in the river Nea’ocoyá lived a school of particularly big and tasty fish. When the rains came and the water rose the fish appeared, and swam away as the waters fell. Villagers along the river followed them to a lagoon and set up camp. But their young shaman soon sensed they might not be completely alone. Nathan D. Horowitz details the Siekopai myth of the air goblins.

  3. The Adventures of Gloria Scott: Murder in the Cathedral 15:39 Croatia 2020
    Created: Matija Pisačić, Tvrtko Rašpolić
    Screenplay: Mima Simić, Jasna Jasna Žmak, Matija Pisačić
    Production: Dijana Mlađenović, Darko Lungulov
    Dialogue Language: English

    The early 20th century London. Famous detective Gloria Scott and her faithful companion Mary Lambert are spending a quiet evening in their office. Then, an unknown murderer kills professor Jansen at their doorstep. A new adventure awaits them.

  4. Real Boy 07:35 Croatia 2021
    Created: Irena Jukić Pranjić
    Screenplay: Irena Jukić Pranjić
    Production: Matija Pisačić
    Dialogue Language: Croatian

    Mira is a girl employed in a large office. She is obsessed with fictional secret agent James Bond and projects his type of masculinity onto a co-worker, Spasoje, whom she falls in love with at first sight.

  5. Voiceless 02:57 Poland 2020
    Created: Maciek Stępniewski
    Screenplay: Maciek Stępniewski
    Production: Maciek Stępniewski

    Voiceless is an animated videoclip for the first song of my own project

  6. Solitude 13:32 Brazil 2021
    Created: Tami Martins, Aron Miranda
    Screenplay: Tami Martins, Aron Miranda
    Production: Lara Lages
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    In the Amazon, Sol (25 years old) is recovering from the end of another abusive relationship, while her Shadow escapes to the Atacama Desert because it couldn’t stand to see her suffering. While Sol, finally, begins to retake her own spaces and dreams, her Shadow seeks independence. They both go on journeys in search of self-love and self-confidence to rediscover in solitude the way back to each other.

  7. Jeroboam 07:11 Germany 2020
    Created: Bianca Caderas
    Production: Bianca Caderas
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Wether in bars, at house parties or romantic dinners, the people in Jeroboam are raising their champagne-filled glasses. However, they all seem indifferent to the cruelty necessary to give their favourite beverage its signature fizz. All but Helga, who has a plan to stop the injustice. Then her date arrives at her apartment. After uncorking the first bottle, Helga reveals her secret scheme to the guest, not knowing if this will jeopardise their relationship.

  8. Promised Land 08:42 Italy 2021
    Created: Andrea Pierri
    Screenplay: Andrea Pierri
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Every day legions of people risk their lives in the Mediterranean Sea to reach the southern coasts of Europe, the new Promised Land. But the sea, that once parted to allow Moses' passage, now closes with indifference over the stories and lives of countless victims. An old man slowly walks along a deserted beach, gathering what he finds in the sand: objects carried by the sea, the last possessions of women, men, children who have disappeared during their long journey to the Promised Land. A daily reality that bears upon all of us.

  9. Beast Hair / Pelos de Bestia 02:30 Colombia 2020
    Created: Margarita Nieva
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    A little monster decides to give Satan a haircut.

  10. The hole 11:39 Taiwan 2021
    Created: Fang Hsin Kai
    Production: Chen, Ming-Ho
    Dialogue Language: Chinese

    A soldier hides in a cave to avoid the big snake in the woods. He finds a brief rest in the cave, even makes a little bat friend. But after eating all of the foods, he hears the snake hissing again.

  11. Sandbox 11:00 Russian Federation 2021
    Created: Garry Bardin
    Production: Garry Bardin

    Difficult relationships within the courtyard reflect our adult world. Through conflicts, children come to friendship and mutual understanding, creating their own little world in the sandbox.

  12. My Friend Tiger 07:06 Russian Federation 2021
    Created: Tatiana Kiseleva
    Screenplay: Tatiana Kiseleva, Tatiana Pankratova
    Production: Boris Mashkovtsev

    A girl and Tiger ride their bicycle through a springtime town to get fresh buns. They are best friends, growing up together, playing together, enjoying their lives till one day, one of them finds the city too small.

  13. The Dalang's Tale 06:10 Malaysia 2021
    Created: Irwan Junaidy, Maizura Abas, 'Atiqah Mohd Abu Bakar
    Screenplay: Irwan Junaidy, Maizura Abas
    Production: Irwan Junaidy, Zuhri Aziz, Ervin Han, Bernard Toh

    The Dalang's Tale is an animated short film about domestic violence with visuals inspired by Malaysian traditional wayang kulit or shadowpuppets. Two stories intertwine: one of a workaholic father and his growing impatience with his young son as they make their way to watch a shadow puppet master or dalang's show and the other of a man who dotes on his son but secretly inflicts acts of abuse on his wife before he disappears after a violent incident.

  14. GAME 04:14 Turkey 2021
    Created: Önder MENKEN
    Screenplay: Önder MENKEN
    Production: Önder MENKEN
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Dünya üzerinde oynanan oyunların, insanlığın geleceğini karanlıkta bıraktığını anlatan bir hikaye. A story about the games played around the world, leaving the future of humanity in the dark.

  15. The classmate / H συμμαθήτρια 05:40 Greece 2021
    Created: Anastasia Dimitra, George Gkavalos
    Screenplay: Anastasia Dimitra
    Production: VIEWSTUDIO

    concept Marina’s internal dialogue in contrast to reality, where she faces her surroundings and concerns. She is watching and interacts with her inner voice- the classmate. In the end, Marina is accepting herself.


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