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

Friday 03/12/2021 09:00 - 11:00, Friday 03/12/2021 21:00 - 23:00
Total Duration: 1:57:07

  1. Curiosities 07:30 Israel 2020
    Directed: Alon Avidar
    Screenplay: Alon Avidar
    Production: Alon Avidar
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    A dark and twisted journey deep in the mind and soul of a young man sitting on a bench, wanting to talk to the woman sitting on the other side. He is filled with dread and falls into a dark place where ha faces his desires and fears.

  2. BOWELS / Entrañas 04:02 Ecuador 2020
    Directed: Mayky Alvarado
    Screenplay: Mayky Alvarado
    Production: Johanna Vizuete
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    A woman lives next to a strange object that she has humanized. His sudden death will lead to the discovery of an old memory.

  3. Wheel of Life 04:00 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021
    Directed: Tamara Maksimović
    Screenplay: Tamara Maksimović
    Production: AEON production
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    This movie is dedicated to all the cyclical processes of the universe and human beings being a part of the same oneness. Woman`s connection to the moon triggers the rotation of the Wheel. The many cycles of life begin, at the micro and macro level.

  4. Peach! 04:08 Canada 2021
    Directed: Christina Su
    Production: Taylor Medve, Jesse Zumstein

    A young monkey looks forward to eating a giant peach, but a panda makes it a challenging task.

  5. Saint Android 06:10 Germany 2021
    Directed: Lukas von Berg
    Screenplay: Fabien Virayie
    Production: Oliver Krause
    Dialogue Language: English

    It’s the future, Norman’s wife is dying. In these final moments, he calls for guidance - but it’s not what he asked for.

  6. Eyes and Horns 06:15 Germany 2021
    Directed: Chaerin Im
    Screenplay: Chaerin Im
    Production: Fabian Driehorst, Chaerin Im
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Exploration of masculinity begins with the Minotaur, a mythical creature Picasso used to portray himself in his etching print series. The Minotaur goes through a violent struggle between being male and female. Finally, lines blur and boundaries of sexes disappear.

  7. Mafia Mix-Up 02:41 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Jake Lee
    Screenplay: Jake Lee
    Production: Emmanouil Zervoudakis

    In 1950s America, Malcolm owes money to the mob.

  8. Punch 03:53 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Niccolo Smaldone
    Screenplay: Niccolo Smaldone
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    A lonely theatre in a park tries to entertain a child obsessed with his phone.

  9. Candle Wick 02:33 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Oliver Gallagher, Shauna Ludgate
    Screenplay: Oliver Gallagher
    Production: Emmanouil Zervoudakis
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    A candle threatened with being snuffed out by a leaky water pipe goes on a journey to save his home.

  10. Amarok 02:00 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Shenaaz Suliman
    Screenplay: Shenaaz Suliman
    Dialogue Language: English

    A curfew is imposed on a town in the far-North Canadian Arctic as a mysterious predator is feared to be on the loose.

  11. Malloe 03:44 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Eilin Berrio Pena
    Screenplay: Eilin Berrio Pena
    Production: Nickoel Izharudin
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    As their parents search for life on an alien planet, a brother and sister make an unusual friend with the help of marshmallows

  12. Solitude 02:18 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Molly McCable
    Screenplay: Molly McCabe
    Production: Charlotte Gimbird
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    A young girl on an alien planet seeks friendship

  13. A Long Way Home 02:23 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Harrison Bell
    Screenplay: Harrison Bell
    Production: Josiah Martin-Lofters
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    An orphan seeks out her biological mother on the far side of America.

  14. Alma 03:10 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Rola Hafez, Francesco Cordari, Alexandra Megerdichian
    Production: Amedeo Beretta , Rola Hafez, Emmanouil Zervoudakis
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    A robot's journey into routine, epiphany, and change.

  15. BoxBots 02:05 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Jordan Coles, Ross Green
    Production: Priya Shah
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Two boxing toys do battle for mastery of the ring

  16. Slushy 02:02 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Callum Wylie
    Screenplay: Callum Wylie
    Production: Jess Hiles
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Two frozen soft drinks fall in love and must find a way to be together.

  17. The Ducks / Los patos 06:45 Spain 2021
    Directed: Ángela Arregui
    Screenplay: Ángela Arregui, Ana María Hernández
    Production: Ángela Arregui
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    An excited Mari Carmen starts her first day of work in the International Sales Department of a company. However, not everything will turn out as expected. A duck has appeared on the balcony, playing around with all of Mari Carmen’s workmates and turning upside down a day Mari Carmen hoped to start off on the right foot.

  18. Bergfrue 06:13 Korea, Republic of 2021
    Directed: Emmanuella Angelia Helen, Venus Sabrina, Nadya Anindita Wibisono
    Screenplay: Emmanuella Angelia Helen, Venus Sabrina, Nadya Anindita Wibisono
    Dialogue Language: English

    Two twin sisters go on a journey of dreams before death. Together they explore the world they once created in their imagination, showing their playfulness and curiosity as children to adulthood that one of them will never experience.

  19. Bedtime story / Сказка на ночь 07:26 Russian Federation 2021
    Directed: Alexandra Artamonova
    Screenplay: Alexandra Artamonova

    Let imagine what dreams can child see sleeping on a back seat while driving with his parent in summer evening.

  20. Pandemiau 05:00 Chile 2020
    Directed: Nasstia Velásquez Vidal
    Production: Nasstia Velásquez Vidal
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Bruna (2), a grumpy kitty that loves being home, sees her home invaded after a worldwide catastrophe hits, affecting her life and the rest of the world.

  21. Little Bell 03:07 United States 2021
    Directed: Yuki Wu
    Screenplay: Yuki Wu
    Production: Yuki Wu
    Dialogue Language: English

    little bell is a 2D narrative animated film about artists’ motivation and creativities. The story is set in the daily life of an unmotivated artist. One rainy night, she accidentally enters a dreamy new world, and meets her inner child. Through a unique emotional conversation with her inner child, she gains courage and confidence.

  22. Piggyback 04:44 Mexico 2021
    Directed: Karen Centella Sánchez
    Screenplay: Andrea Del Carmen Hernández Fuentes, Daniela Chavarría Salazar, Karen Centella Sánchez, Itza Urbina Cantu, Sebastian Moreno, Kimberley Romero
    Production: Itza Urbina Cantú, Valeria Anguiano Ramírez
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    A little pig with a big dream, he'll fight the odds and try to fly.

  23. Mochi 05:10 Austria 2021
    Directed: Elisabeth Semmler - Emily Faderbauer - Kerstin Helmlinger - Katja Senn
    Dialogue Language: English

    In the 2D-animated short “Mochi”, the Japanese dessert of the same name symbolizes family and friendship. With a setting in Europe, this story follows a Japanese teenage girl named Milli, who lives with her grandma. Just after Millis grandma is brought to the hospital, she is greeted by her newly arrived neighbour, Nala. To comfort her dear grandma, Milli plans to make Mochi – which her grandma used to make her when she was feeling down – without the slightest clue how.

  24. Voice on / 樂聲響起 05:35 Taiwan 2021
    Directed: LUNG, HUAN-JUI
    Production: LIU,TZU-WEI

    The story describes a girl who was constrained by her mother’s expectations. She felt pain because she could not find the meaning of playing music. After meeting an older man who performed harmonica, she was inspired and gradually regained her passion for music.

  25. Tha Magik Change 04:00 India 2021
    Directed: Monami Roy
    Dialogue Language: English

    The film “Tha Magik Change” is a step towards creating awareness about the pandemic-stricken apparel businesses (inclusive of tailors, thrift stores, recycling labels, upcycling labels). Revolving around the uneasy feeling of the happenings at the “katran ki dukaan”, where people are leaving, handing down the key to the last person to leave. It is a reflection of the lockdown and the effects on small scale businesses that lead to huge movement of people across the country due to the unavailability of living wages at the time of lockdown.

  26. Inner Matter 07:33 Greece 2021
    Directed: Alexandros Kaminaris
    Dialogue Language: Modern Greek (1453-)

    A short animated film consisting of the fundamental elements of contrast and abstraction. «Inner Matter» is a story about a mental and dark journey to light and inspiration, through metaphors and symbolism. Undergraduate individual artistic project for Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University.

Department of Audio & Visual Arts