Ionian Contemporary
Animation Festival ICONA
December, 2nd-5th, 2021
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Professional Competition 4

Friday 03/12/2021 19:00 - 21:00, Saturday 04/12/2021 07:00 - 09:00
Total Duration: 1:54:57

  1. Scratch 08:45 Portugal 2021
    Directed: Nuno Fragata
    Screenplay: Nuno Fragata
    Production: António Costa Valente
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    A beginning of recovery, between the present and the absent. Someone and a memory.

  2. C.I.T.M.O.A.B.A. (Caught in the Middle of a Blue Afternoon) 02:18 United States 2021
    Directed: Jenna Costanzo
    Screenplay: Jenna Costanzo

    A collection of movements set to the mood of an afternoon.

  3. The Secret of Mr. Nostoc / Le Secret de Monsieur Nostoc 10:55 France 2021
    Directed: Patrice Seiler, Maxime Marion
    Screenplay: Patrice Seiler
    Production: Patrice Seiler
    Dialogue Language: French

    Mr. Nostoc lives in an hectic city. Not stressed or pressed by time, he goes to work, and always has a new surprise under his hat. When night comes, he goes into his attic and stays there for hours. Working on his secret.

  4. Someplace In Time 03:18 United States 2021
    Directed: Scott Palazzo
    Dialogue Language: English

    Late at night, Billy Pilgrim finds himself marooned within his own memories. While watching old films, he views his world in reverse, as well as the universe defying logic he attaches to it. Illustrating a passage from Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-five, Someplace in Time looks through charcoal, watercolor, collage, and film to capture the mind of a man reliving his past.

  5. Blood in the Shell / Chippikul Rattham 08:19 India 2021
    Directed: Divakar SK
    Screenplay: Divakar SK
    Production: Divakar SK, Rajarajan M

    Blood in the Shell is an animated musical based on Tuticorin Massacre 2018, orchestrated with Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Summer

  6. Melody of War 04:59 Israel 2021
    Directed: Nadia Kal
    Screenplay: Nadia Kal

    Melody of War is a short poetic film made as a tribute for the Circassian Genocide. It illustrates the pain of accepting the impending threat of the Circassian culture to become non-existence. above the black sea full of sculptures that tells a story or two, walks around an old man, Nart. Reaching the dying tree that stands afar him, will become the final closing chapter of his life

  7. Ella's sematary 02:17 Brazil 2021
    Directed: Guilherme Teresani
    Screenplay: Guilherme Teresani
    Production: Silas Lopes
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    Uma viagem pela mente e consciência de pessoas deprimidas e sufocadas que não encontram um lugar no mundo, sempre forçando a busca pelo caminho e a caminhada. ___________________________________________________ Before a trip to the mind and conscience of depressed people and sufocadasque not find a place in the world, always forcing the search for the road and walk. _________________________________________________ Un voyage à travers l'esprit et la conscience de personnes déprimées et étouffées qui ne peuvent pas trouver une place dans le monde, forçant toujours la recherche du chemin et du voyage.

  8. Purling 02:00 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Kayla Parker, Stuart Moore
    Production: Kayla Parker

    16mm direct animation that intertwines - or 'purls' together - coloured abstractions hand-painted onto clear film leader with circular 'photogram' motifs bleached into the emulsion of a strip of black leader; accompanied by an original sound composition. Purling accentuates the materiality of 'analogue film'. The digital 'frame' shows the entire width of the 16mm strip, including the sprocket holes, as well as a section of each preceding and successive frame, and the linear scratch scored down the length of the artwork by the digital film scanner. Also visible are the incidental marks of hand-painting, such as specks of fluff, and the frame-by-frame notation between each sprocket hole guiding the choreography of the visual music.

  9. Jealousy 07:18 United States 2020
    Directed: Kimberly Burleigh

    Jealousy is an experimental 3D animation. It features an elemental digital construction of the plantation house meticulously described in the seminal 1957 novel La Jalousie by French writer Robbe-Grillet. No characters are depicted in the animation – just as the novel emphasizes settings and objects over characters/dialogue. The compulsively observed settings and objects reveal the obsessive mindset of the main character, a jealous husband who suspects his wife of having an affair. The soundtrack features sounds described in the novel; nocturnal animal cries, insects whirring, etc. The animation expands on the novel by making settings and objects dynamic; furniture self-constructs, objects move, and lights shift.

  10. A Poem by Alba 05:38 United States 2021
    Directed: Yoo Lee
    Screenplay: Yoo Lee
    Production: Sam Retzer
    Dialogue Language: English

    An elderly woman living alone in her apartment deals with loneliness and her eventual end.

  11. Rebirth of Venus 09:00 Netherlands 2021
    Directed: Robin Noorda
    Screenplay: Robin Noorda
    Production: Robin Noorda
    Dialogue Language: English

    Rebirth of Venus is a short arthouse film by filmmaker and artist Robin Noorda, realised in stop-motion animation. This experimental film is based on a poem by Noorda about inequality and oppression. He addresses an array of manifestations of oppression causing the exploitation of nature and violation of human rights and especially women's rights. In Noorda's view, all these phenomena of oppression have a common denominator... The dilapidated and overgrown Piranesi-style buildings are inspired by the iconic architecture of two of the most totalitarian and predatory regimes in European history: the Roman Forum and the concrete structures of Nazi architect Albert Speer. In this magical-realistic setting, insect-like optical instruments create feminine statues that come to life. The miniature set is made of polystyrene packing material. Noorda was inspired by the architectural potential of some of the shapes in the waste material and decided to reuse it. It is a zero budget film.

  12. Life unfolded 09:59 France 2021
    Directed: Bhopal
    Dialogue Language: French

    Life as it unfolds, through the memories and traces left in our minds.

  13. Magnética 16:00 Brazil 2020
    Directed: Marco Arruda
    Production: Gabriela Montezi, Otto Guerra
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    In a city of drawn characters, an indigenous boy witnesses a holographic appearance. It's the arrival of an entity of unknown materiality. With a mysterious presence and its exotic allegories, it starts to enchant people, awakening their most insane senses.

  14. Climax 03:00 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2020
    Directed: Reza Sarbakhsh, Ali Jamali Motlagh
    Screenplay: Reza Sarbakhsh
    Production: Reza Sarbakhsh, Ali Jamali Motlagh
    Dialogue Language: English

    In the city of cold, the element of existence had disappeared ... The young hero set out on a risky journey to bring him back…But at the top of the mountain, the final battle with greed was different than ever .

  15. Home /Otthon / Otthon 07:42 Hungary 2020
    Directed: Kinga Rofusz
    Screenplay: Kinga Rofusz
    Production: Béla Klingl

    Home is more than a place where we live. It is also a feeling of trust, being within your family. This feeling is transferred from generation to generation. This film follows a little boy losing his home through mourning and relocation, and questions if it is possible to recapture the feeling in another place. A central theme in the film is the nature of connections between generations. Differences, similarities, and behaviour patterns that are transferred between the old and the new worlds. They tie together individuals and generations in a family the same way as fine silk threads interlace within the cloth.

  16. cinesthesia 11:40 Greece 2020
    Directed: Φώτης Λαζίδης
    Production: Φώτης Λαζίδης

Department of Audio & Visual Arts