Student Competition 5
Friday 02/12/2022 11:00 - 13:00, Friday 02/12/2022 23:00 - 01:00
Total Duration: 1:45:31
- Cufufu 06:28 Estonia 2021
Directed: Bruno Quast Production: Estonian Academy of Arts
Bernie Krause's niche theory is that an animal's voice evolved in a way to occupy its own little, unique acoustic slot within a whole soundscape, a puzzle piece in the whole puzzle, to be distinguishable in the mess. A fisher wonders what sounds fit best in niches created by surrounding sounds.
- The Pursuit of Flesh 02:51 United Kingdom 2022
Directed: Anastasia Grech Screenplay: Anastasia Grech Production: Anastasia Grech Dialogue Language: English
An old man who, after waking up and forgetting his wife's appearance, tries to recreate her.
- Paralaxis 11:00 Germany 2022
Directed: Saleh Shaweesh
based on materials recorded with a microscope in the course of intestinal research by the PMI laboratories. Raw material is inherently extraterrestrial in structure and color and thus forms an optical bridge to the Kepler supernova of 1604 and thus a transfer from the micro to the macro level. the work illuminates the adventure of research to understand our indescribable world a little more in patterns and relationships.
- Fall Float Fly 07:32 Belgium 2021
Directed: Qurratul Ain Saeed
At the speed of thought a soul travels through a landscape of dreams, feelings, and spaces. She discovers the darkness and lightness in human life by diving into a fantastical dreamscape and exploring the poetry of contrast.
- Eastern romance / Romans wschodni 08:57 Poland 2021
Directed: Anna Tabi Jasinska Screenplay: Anna Tabi Jasinska Production: Agata Golańska Dialogue Language: Polish
In a beautiful Nymph falls in love, a young man who will do anything for her. She uses it to fulfill her bloody whims. When a lover plucks his own Adam's apple for her, he dies at her feet. A curse is imposed on the Nymph. They rot and sting her legs. She goes to the Witch with this, who explains to her that the only way to get rid of the spell is to kiss true love. The Nymph, to ease the pain, cools them down in a forest stream. While waiting for a new feeling to come, she realizes that she must first love herself.
- Elegy of Elephant / 象群挽歌 08:29 China 2022
2nd Place - International Student Short Animation - Jury
Directed: Sijie Lu Screenplay: Congyue Zhang, Wei Xiong Production: Shengying of Ai
Fleeing from poachers，small elephant Nana was accidentally saved by a Dai old man. The old man took good care of Nana, healing her scars. Nana gradually shed her fear of humans and became dependent on the old man. However, knowing that Nana ultimately belongs to nature, the old man set her free in the mountains, where the elephant herd were. 30 years past by, Nana had become the leader of the elephant herd. Somehow, Nana felt that the old man died. Determinedly, She led the elephant herd travel through mountains, just to offer the final elegy for the old man.
- 0ur Roof Garden / 屋顶的菜园子 09:13 China 2022
Directed: Jiaxi Xu Screenplay: Jiaxi Xu Production: Shengying of Ai
At the outbreak of the epidemic in 2020, having grow up in Chongqing and also hated it so much, Xiaoye had to stay in the home she hated the most. Xiaoye's father also resigned at this time, and Xiaoye, who had not spent much time with her father since childhood, began to spend time with him. The longer she stayed at home, the more upset she became. Her father began to gardening and grow vegetables on the roof. She went from not understanding to joining him. In the arrival of spring, in the news that the epidemic situation has eased, our protagonist Xiaoye, reconciled with her father and Chongqing, the city she hated the most in the past, slowly and quietly.
- So the butterfly died in that summer / 所以蝴蝶死在了那个夏天 13:21 China 2022
Directed: Ziyue Wang Screenplay: Ziyue Wang Production: Shengying of Ai
The story is about a girl who remembers her adolescence from the first perspective, remembering her beloved teacher who died unexpectedly and the time that has passed. She recalls the stories she experienced at the end of the summer when she was fifteen years old. All the ordinary or extraordinary youth and the hot summer ended with the sudden death of her beloved teacher, and the four of them were forced to embark on a one-way train with time and death. Things of the past, realized or unrealized, living or dead, have not yet dissipated. The days ahead would still not stop. Each of them has grown up this way and will then embark on their respective journeys.
- Cage / 囚 10:54 China 2022
Directed: Max Chen, Jiaxing Lee, Raballt Dawn, Amanda Kim Screenplay: Amanda Kim Production: Shengying Ai
A young girl,a punk couple,a 35 years old ordinary white-collar Weihang Jian,all of them are eager to buy a house.It happened that a poet decided to sell his house at a low price,so the competitive relationship between these three groups of people for it produced.Even if the poet told him in poetry that the house itself is not such important, and even if he found that his reason for buying a house was the most empty comparing with others,he still chased away other competitors by any means under the anxiety and pressure.When he finally got the key to the house,he heard a news like a bolt from the blue :the house was listed as illegal and was about to be taken back,and the arch-criminal was his boss.At this moment,the boss couldn’t handle the harsh backlash of his wrongdoing and died suddenly.Weihang Jian was in a trance at the boss’ funeral.Looking at the neatly arranged tombstones,he just felt that they looked like cubicles,classrooms, sickbeds...and houses.It seems that people can’t escape from such boxes even until they die. Werhang Jian collapsed,he escaped from the cemetery,escaped from the city,tore his clothes,and finally he stood naked on the grass in the wild.At that moment,he felt relieved than ever.
- Risqué Business 02:21 Canada 2022
Directed: Delaney Beaudoin
Risqué Business is about a group of exotic dancers charming a lonely club patron and robbing him by using their wiles.
- Desiderium 02:21 United Kingdom 2021
Directed: Phoebe Wilkinson Screenplay: Phoebe Wilkinson Production: University of Hertfordshire Dialogue Language: English
A romantic animation about the love of the moon goddess for her soul mate; the sun goddess
- Contact 02:04 Turkey 2022
Directed: Batuhan Ürkmez Screenplay: Elif Derin Production: Fethi Kaba Dialogue Language: Turkish
The character, who regularly dives with her brother, moves in a separate direction from him after diving. In the reeds she enters, she encounters an unexpected mysterious creature that will change her life.
- Lights Out 03:33 United States 2022
Directed: Lan Wang Dialogue Language: English
A quiet connection between two people.
- Championsheep 02:19 Poland
Directed: Jakub Bożydar Dolny
The first world sheep racing championship, who will make it to the end?
- Befriend The Wind 02:51 Czech Republic 2021
Directed: Aneta Pauliny Screenplay: Aneta Pauliny Production: Lukas Gregor
Sometimes that, what we consider our enemy, can become the means to something much better.
- Last laugh 02:43 Slovenia 2022
Directed: Domen Sajovic Screenplay: Domen Sajovic Production: University of Nova Gorica School of Arts Dialogue Language: No Dialogue
Friderik the clown is performing magic tricks on the stage but the audience don't like his show so he decides to convince them with a special trick.
- Looking for Joy 07:39 Greece 2021
Directed: Anna Oikonomou Production: University of West Attica Dialogue Language: English
A girl is looking for a way to break the vicious cycle of her routine. She lives the same day over and over again.The world she lives in is gloomy and colorless. As time goes by, the pace gets higher and the girl finds herself in a nightmare, trapped on an alarm clock, on which different scenes of her routine come to life and attack her. The only thing that is colorful in her world is her cat, Joy, who helps her wake up from the nightmare and in the end, find the way-out that she was looking for. The film was produced as a graduation project for the Department of Graphic Design and Visual Communication of the University of West Attica, under the supervision of Dr Eleni Mouri.