Professional Competition 1
Friday 02/12/2022 13:00 - 15:00, Saturday 03/12/2022 01:00 - 03:00
Total Duration: 1:48:00
- Egoland 19:57 Spain 2022
Directed: Ignasi López Fàbregas Screenplay: Ignasi López Fàbregas Production: Ana Benigna Vega Pérez Dialogue Language: No Dialogue
Marek Molek and Bruno Grassi are on the verge of reaching the summit of The Great Troll, the last and most difficult unclimbed mountain. A heavy storm, exhaustion and adverse snow conditions prevent them from actually reaching the summit, which is very near. Bruno and Marek argue about whether or not they should tell the truth. During the hazardous descent, one of them will attempt to persuade the other one by any means. In the meantime, Mike Bacon, the special correspondent covering the news, is unable to get in touch with them and is waiting anxiously at base camp.
- Where the winds die 12:54 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2022
Directed: Pejman Alipour Screenplay: Pejman Alipour Production: Pejman Alipour Dialogue Language: Kurdish
Sardasht is a kurdish city in West of Iran. Sardasht is the first city in the world to be victim of chemical weapons with mustard gas bombs at 4:15 p.m on Sunday, June 28th 1987. This film is about before, after the bombing, Also a romantic relationship between an couple and finally, the effects of the post-war.
- Cimpoiasca 02:13 Czech Republic 2021
Directed: Barbora Halířová
Cimpoiasca is a music video that uses folklore motives to tell the story of a pure woman's friendship. With the help of schnapps and wild dances, these women manage to overcome a little nightmare.
- PRIMAL HUNT 13:56 Romania 2022
Directed: Barna Nemethi Screenplay: Barna Nemethi Production: Radu Stancu Dialogue Language: English
A short black and white historical fantasy that shows the power of immersive storytelling, and how it is not always to the benefit of the audience. An allegory about our addiction to screens and validation through entertainment. Primal Hunt is a tale that transforms a spectacular campfire story into an ambush and illustrates how narratives, even since ancient times, have been used more as a distraction, rather than guidance, and the dangers of fiction becoming reality.
- Spheres / Sphères 04:42 France 2022
Directed: Anais Scheeck
An epic travels into a universe of geometric abstraction. From the gravitations of childhood to the ascents and abysses of adolescence, from the colors of the city to the mirages born from the meeting of the other, the movement will be the only tangible element of this initiatory journey.
- Hidden Heroes / Versteckte Helden 02:05 Germany 2022
Directed: Anna Levinson Screenplay: Andreas Völlinger Production: Kim Hartmann, Birgit Baumgärtner Dialogue Language: German
"Hidden Heroes" - this is the title of the animated short film by "MAke make yourself strong - The Initiative for Children in the Southwest ". The film draws attention to the causes and backgrounds of child poverty in an entertaining way and was created in cooperation with the 29th Stuttgart International Animated Film Festival (ITFS).
- OTVAAL - A Sandwich With / ОТВААЛ - Бутерброд С 02:21 Russian Federation 2021
Directed: Katya Solonskaya Dialogue Language: Russian
The first part is a paper cut-out animation depicts different types of sandwiches. The second part is a surreal first-person video shows the world through the eyes of a sandwich.
- The Monkey / THE MONKEY 17:00 Portugal 2021
Honorary Mention - International Professional Short Animation- Jury
Directed: Xosé Zapata Pérez, Lorenzo Degl´Innocenti Screenplay: Xosé Zapata Pérez Production: Xosé Zapata, Nico Matji, Nuno Beato Dialogue Language: English
1588 A shipwrecked member of the Spanish Armada sent by Felipe II from Lisbon to conquer England is captured on a beach in Ireland. There he is tried, found guilty and hanged until his death. Everything would be very reasonable following the laws of war and hatred between human beings, the problem is that the prisoner is a monkey.
- Spacer Girl homemade SciFi 11:59 Turkey 2022
Directed: Güliz Mutlu Screenplay: Güliz Mutlu Production: Güliz Mutlu Dialogue Language: No Dialogue
Fleeting, inhaling moments for a girl who spaces out. She is a forgetful person. She is living in space, some say.
- Beyond The Distance / Beyond The Distance (Oltre la distanza) 05:00 Italy 2022
Directed: Antonio Maria Cortese Screenplay: Antonio Maria Cortese Production: Antonio Maria Cortese Dialogue Language: English
An animated short film, based on music, written and created entirely by the author for everything related to graphic animation and the creation of virtual 3D sets. Space explores itself, through a cosmic flight it travels flashes of sounds, whose music produced penetrates into the infinite distances of unknown lives. Everything is so different, everything is so absolute! Everything is incredibly mild! The landing place is an infinitely sweet sea.
- A Day Out / Izlet 11:29 Croatia 2021
Directed: Ana Horvat Screenplay: Ana Horvat Animation: Ana Horvat Music: Hrvoje Niksic Production: Igor Grubic Dialogue Language: No Dialogue
An idyllic day trip to the countryside unexpectedly turns into a test of a romantic couple’s relationship.
- In Between 06:48 Greece 2022
Directed: Effie Pappa Production: Mina Dreki Dialogue Language: No Dialogue
Three different characters, caught in a frenetic everyday loop in pursuit of time. Never finding the right moment to eat, cross the street, or go to the toilet. Until time suddenly freezes. A short introspection inspired by pandemic lockdowns.