Ionian Contemporary
Animation Festival ICONA
December, 2nd-5th, 2021
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Student Competition 1

Thursday 02/12/2021 18:55 - 20:20, Friday 03/12/2021 07:30 - 09:00
Total Duration: 1:22:30

  1. Geese in the Violet Evening Sky / Ganzen in de Violette Avondlucht 04:23 Netherlands 2021
    Directed: Leticia Aida van Neerven

    All around him he is confronted with horrific news and current affairs. But what happens when he wants to take a step back and enjoy little things like circles on the water and the song of a blackbird? Geese in the Violette Avondlucht is a stop-motion animation about contemporary society, inspired by the poem Revolutie by Pieter Boskma.

  2. WOLFCHANT - 70000 Tons Of Metal 03:19 Australia 2020
    Directed: Aurianne MacKney, Hannah Nichols
    Screenplay: WOLFCHANT
    Production: Aaron McLoughlin, Simon Norton, RMIT University, Napalm Records
    Dialogue Language: English

    Official Music Video for WOLFCHANT

  3. Scream For Ice 04:02 Turkey 2021
    Directed: Emir Aytemür
    Screenplay: Emir Aytemür
    Production: Emir Aytemür
    Dialogue Language: English

    The Sun shines, ice melts A polar bear on its own A child cries out ah! The haiku poem you read above is the core of the "Scream For Ice". And the narrative form of "Scream For Ice" is based on the traditional Japanese art of poetry, Haiku. 2021 Winner - Best Animated Film - 4th BNP Paribas Green Film Festival - Poland Winner - Foresight Festival No5 - Germany Winner - RenewablesTV Film Awards - Germany Winner - Animated Film - Short Cut Film Festival - Serbia Winner - Best Animation Film - Izmit International Short Film Festival - Turkey Winner - Animated Film - 15th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival - Turkey Winner - Special Mention - Best Animated Film - Cinema e Ambiente Avezzano - Italy Winner - Güzel Ordu GO Short Film Festival - Turkey Honourable Mention - IMEFF International Migration & Environmental Film Festival Canada Honourable Mention - Deep Focus Film Festival - USA Honourable Mention - rolling ideas - Russia Honourable Mention - International Innovation Film Festival - Switzerland

  4. Painting By Numbers 04:23 Australia 2021
    Directed: Radheya Jegatheva
    Screenplay: Radheya Jegatheva
    Production: Matt Hearn, Jay Jay Jegathesan
    Dialogue Language: English

    BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A child's encounter with classic masterpieces triggers a confronting epiphany LONG DESCRIPTION: When we look at great art, do we realise it is looking back? With eyes that see more clearly than we do? In a mysterious gallery imbued with strange life, shadows of the past and unresolved futures collide when a child's vision peels away the layers of what we call 'reality'...join a journey through the masterpieces you thought you knew as their hidden souls are finally given a voice. As layers of contemporary 'reality' are stripped away, art's unseen soul brings a challenge we can neither ignore nor escape. Or can we? Will their message be heard in time? The door is open. The masters' works await us. Who will enter ?

  5. The tale of the green cheese / D'Gschicht vom grüene Chääs 04:48 Switzerland 2020
    Directed: Noah Erni
    Screenplay: Noah Erni
    Production: Jürgen Haas
    Dialogue Language: Swiss German

    A peasant lives an idyllic life in the Swiss alps, until one of his goats gives birth to a kid that doesn't look like it should.

  6. Parked 03:50 United States 2021
    Directed: Yoon Hei Cho

    An incident of an inconvenient attack at a parking lot. Panic attacks sometimes strike at an unsuspected moment. The film includes representations of having your internal consciousness struggle to get out of an inescapable internal torture chamber while your physical self, in reality, be paralyzed, and parked still

  7. A Tiny Tale / Latitude du printemps 07:33 France 2020
    3rd Place - International Student Short Animation - Jury
    Directed: Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maÿlis Mosny, Zijing Ye
    Screenplay: Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maÿlis Mosny, Zijing Ye
    Production: Philippe Meis (Rubika Animation)

    A dog gets abandoned on the side of the road. Attached to a street light, he stays alone until the day he meets a young astronaut wannabe and a professional cyclist who keeps on trying to beat her highest score.

  8. Turtle Bay 05:19 France 2020
    Directed: Océane Lavergne, Léo Depoix, Yann Laurent, Pierre Cilluffo, Lucas Durot, Florent Pertoldi
    Screenplay: Océane Lavergne, Léo Depoix, Yann Laurent, Pierre Cilluffo, Lucas Durot, Florent Pertoldi
    Production: Carlos De Carvalho (Pôle 3D)

    "The youth has that beautiful thing that it can admire without understanding."

  9. Boring / Ennui 04:59 France 2020
    Directed: Timothey Delhaize, Alexis Maerten-Lammin, Gabriel Richaud, Aurélia Tron
    Screenplay: Alexis Maerten-Lammin
    Production: Carlos De Carvalho (Pôle 3D)

    Five strangers are stuck in deep boredom. Their imagination is the only thing that remains to try and get out of it.

  10. The Adventure of Goar / 海心冒险 06:06 China 2021
    Directed: Sergio(Sijie) Lu
    Screenplay: Congyue Zhang, Wei Xiong
    Production: Shengying Ai

    This story is about a girl named Goar who is an undersea explorer dived into the bottom of the sea to find the “Power Ink” from the “Aplysiasquid” to save her robot friend.

  11. Fur 03:45 Slovakia 2021
    Directed: Kristína Bajaníková
    Screenplay: Sonia Maria Slaninková
    Production: FTF VŠMU
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    The family is expecting a baby in inhospitable conditions of cold Antarctica. They send their only son out to the world to supply fur for the newborn. The little Eskimo must face the hunting by himself. He encounters a living seal, whose fur warms eskimos bodies. Will either desire for freedom or the cruelty of local customs awaken in him?

  12. Donna Bella 02:56 Slovakia 2021
    Directed: Emma Virág Csuport
    Screenplay: Diana Dzurillová
    Production: FTF VŠMU
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    She feels dirty. Bella wakes up, showers, shaves her legs and when she looks into the mirror the only thing there is her tired aging face. You can wash clothes to get rid of the physical dirt but you cannot do the same with your souls. Or can you?

  13. THE CLEARING 12:33 United Kingdom 2021
    2nd Place - International Student Short Animation - Jury
    Directed: Daniel Hope
    Screenplay: Daniel Hope
    Production: Johannes Schubert
    Dialogue Language: English

    In a desperate battle with his ballooning ego, Bill struggles in vain to re-woo Deb with his below-par outdoor skills and, quite frankly, shocking behaviour, until their last-ditch camping trip takes a VERY sinister turn.

  14. Monster Detective Agency / 怪物偵探社 06:09 Taiwan 2021
    1st Place - International Student Short Animation - Jury
    Directed: AN-YU CHENG
    Production: SHIN-JUI TSAI
    Dialogue Language: English

    Detective Zack and Wolfy received a commission to find a missing kitty. They found out that the case wasn’t easy. Even they got into the trouble and wanted to give up , they still completed the mission eventually.

  15. A story of strange food / 奇食怪谈 06:55 China 2021
    Directed: Lankangshi
    Screenplay: Lankangshi
    Production: Lankangshi
    Dialogue Language: English

    In 《A Story of Strange Food》,there is a restaurant where the kitchen utensils are alive. The kitchen utensils work hard and conscientiously for the capitalist boss, but in the end they are crushed and abandoned. Finally, the red giant punished the guilty shopkeeper and saved the oppressed kitchenware.

Department of Audio & Visual Arts