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

Saturday 04/12/2021 13:00 - 15:00, Sunday 05/12/2021 01:00 - 03:00
Total Duration: 1:46:58

  1. The Undefeated 12:34 India 2021
    Directed: Dorothée Adam, Arnaud Chichery, Pauline Fuchs, Sébastien Huertas, Filipe Oudot Choy, Bettina Drumond, Hortense Brassart, Laurelyne Leneutre, Emilie Leboucq, Charlotte Jean-William, Haemin Kim
    Screenplay: Dorothée Adam
    Production: TARA Child Protection & Empowerment, InuaProd, Gobelins, école de l'image
    Dialogue Language: English

    The Undefeated narrates the hurdles and joys of five vulnerable children in contemporary India. Each story is fictional but heavily inspired by the real life of the children sheltered and protected by the NGO TARA in New Delhi. The film itself is divided into five scenes. In turn, each child takes the stage to tell his or her story, either through the evocation of a significant event, or through a slice of life. They tell us about their personalities, but also their joys, their doubts, and their hopes. To emphasize their personality and their point of view, each part is also animated in a different style.

  2. Cradle / Cântec de leagăn 04:00 France 2020
    Directed: Paul Muresan
    Screenplay: Paul Muresan
    Production: Mihai Mitrica

    People tend to hurt each other, leaving long lasting wounds, and this is no different amongst families.

  3. Winter Sleep / Zimní spánek 07:00 Czech Republic 2020
    Directed: Katerina Karhankova, Alexandra Majova
    Screenplay: Milada Tesitelova, Katerina Karhankova, Alexandra Majova
    Production: Bara Prikaska

    The weather forecast reports a snowfall, so it's high time for bears to go for hibernation. But Ned and Mishka crave for tasting meringues, ice cream and other yummy sweets that they think are made from snow. Therefore, they decide to make an exception, fight the tiredness and wait for the snow to start to cook.

  4. Gusa 02:27 Kenya 2021
    Directed: Stanslaus Manthi
    Screenplay: Stanslaus Manthi
    Production: Stanslaus Manthi

    Sanitizers have played a big role in our lives during this Pandemic. This short animation seeks to explore the relationship between our hands and sanitizer and the possible outcome.

  5. CHORISMOS TECHNE 08:12 United Kingdom 2021
    Directed: Ogi
    Dialogue Language: English

    A horizon line goes as far as the eye can see. It is a line without direction.
If you were to draw a line from your point into the horizon, imagine a vector from direction of your gaze going deep into horizon line as if there was a dimensionality to it. That is the Vector Horizon and within that space exists Chorismos. Featuring the ‘Fourfold’ : Earth, Sky, Mortals and Divinities. The seeding ritual of Drones calls upon the divine, the ancient, the godhead, the celestial. ‘It was Technology that was trying to recreate itself through thinking it was something else. To thinking and imagining it was whatever inhabited this place before…’ All this wrapped as an AI fevered dream.

  6. Cyan Eyed 08:20 Canada 2021
    Directed: Ryan Grobins
    Screenplay: Ryan Grobins
    Production: Ryan Grobins, Hugh Behroozy, Jasmin Watkins, Melissa Olsen
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    After years of searching, Grunt the automaton has finally caught up with the bounty hunter, pirate captain Corliss Vail, and its objective is clear – rescue the young, supernaturally gifted, Nessa Baelin from imprisonment on the bounty hunter’s skyship, and return her to Nessa’s father. Cyan eyed is an epic adventure set in a visually extravagant steampunk themed world. Developed over seven years with a crew of over 100 people, including the world renown geniuses at Skywalker Sound, Ryan Grobins has directed a memorable adventure for anyone who loves a healthy dose of action, heart warming bonds of friendship, and a visual and aural feast for the senses!

  7. Regeneration 05:45 Israel 2021
    Directed: Assaf Benharroch
    Screenplay: Assaf Benharroch, Alon Rothem
    Production: Lynn Polyak
    Dialogue Language: English

    Industrial agriculture is currently a BIG problem regarding the health of the world's natural ecosystems. Regenerative agriculture on the other hand has a real potential of being the solution. The movie aims to promote Regenerative agriculture as a real alternative to Industrial agriculture. , A dramatic change can be achieved with the right change in attitude and perspective.

  8. My Grandmother Is an Egg 08:07 Taiwan 2021
    Directed: Wu-Ching Chang
    Screenplay: Wu-Ching Chang
    Production: Wu-Ching Chang
    Dialogue Language: Mandarin Chinese

    My grandmother was a T'ung-yang-hsi. She has lived up to her fate. T'ung-yang-hsi is the traditional practice of pre-arranged marriage, selling a young girl to another family to be raised as a future daughter-in-law. Focusing on the female issues, this film aims to reflect upon women's oppression and struggle for freedom. From microscopic to macroscopic, from personal witness to general phenomenon in society, the audiences may glimpse the long past, imagine women's situation in our own times, and look forward to striving for real gender equality in the future. Egg is life per se. Eggs are fragile, but at the same time tough. My grandmother is an egg.

  9. Hedgehog Spikiney 06:47 Croatia 2020
    Directed: Tihoni Brcic
    Screenplay: Tihoni Brcic
    Production: Vinko Bresan

    Spikiney is a hardworking and altruistic hedgehog who runs a soup kitchen for the needy community. The food disappears one winter night, endangering their existence. Spikiney’s friends - the old monkey with a cane, the orphan squirrel, a strayed bird and the beaver with a rubber flipper for a tail bravely join him on the quest to find the stolen food. They suspect a monster is the thief. The trail takes them to the ominous cave, where they need to bravely confront the monster…

  10. A monster in the classroom 教室裡有怪物 06:42 Taiwan 2021
    Directed: Zong Yam Tsai
    Screenplay: Zong Yam Tsai
    Production: Wei Cheng Yu

    In the classroom, a girl frown upon the boy who broke the classroom rules and thus reported him to the teacher. Never had she ever expected that, due to a misunderstanding, her report put herself in danger as well. 在教室裡,女孩看不慣男孩破壞課堂規矩的行為而向老師舉發他。沒想到一場誤會下,讓女孩自己也陷入危險。

  11. Cheese 10:00 Italy 2021
    Directed: Claudio Giusti
    Dialogue Language: Italian

    2 little mice discover the beauty of the moon that reminds them of their favorite food: a wheel of cheese. The short film is an original opera, made specifically for this animation.

  12. AKANDA 05:00 Uganda 2020
    Directed: akram kamya , kizito samuel saviour
    Screenplay: akram kamya, josephine kabahuma
    Production: akram kamya, ali aryasinga
    Dialogue Language: English

    a brief short experimental film about getting lost on a lake

  13. STORK / BANGAU 07:20 Singapore 2021
    Directed: Fanny Bratahalim
    Production: Fanny Bratahalim
    Dialogue Language: Indonesian

    She never quite fits in anywhere, she is neither This nor That. How and where does she belong then? Where is home?

  14. Veter 06:00 Russian Federation 2021
    Directed: Andrew Katsuba
    Screenplay: Andrew Katsuba

    He lives in a giant field on top of a repurposed windmill, A kite-maker. And yet, It is as if wind itself avoids the place every time it is about to arrive. The man is forced then, to either wait and submit, or find a solution, for what is, his purpose when there is no wind?

  15. Being Sisyphus for one second a day / 每天朝山顶推一秒的石头 04:54 China 2021
    Honorary Mention - International Professional Short Animation- Jury
    Directed: Peixuan Cheng

Department of Audio & Visual Arts