Professional Competition 9
Sunday 04/12/2022 09:00 - 11:00, Sunday 04/12/2022 21:00 - 23:00
Total Duration: 1:48:13
- Zombie Meteor / ZOMBIE METEOR 14:00 Spain 2022
Directed: Alfonso Fulgencio, Jose Luis Farias Screenplay: Alfonso Fulgencio Production: Alfonso Fulgencio, José Luis Farias Dialogue Language: Spanish
It seemed like a normal day on the International Space Station, until one of the ship's systems fails. Mar and Petrov, two experienced astronauts, try to repair it, but something never seen before hits them violently, now all that remains is to try to survive.
- Z Project (Important Note: The letter z has nothing to do with the new symbol of the Russian war, which is z ) / پروژه زد 13:30 Iran 2022
Directed: Nima Ghazanfari Screenplay: Azadeh Farahani Asl Production: Nima Ghazanfari Dialogue Language: No Dialogue
Green creatures live in peace in their city. Suddenly, an evil force attacks them.
- The Stranger 03:36 Korea 2022
Directed: Jihye Jung Screenplay: Jihye Jung Production: Jung Jihye
"I have a new job today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure." In animation, hands are delivered to people every morning. Delivered hands consist of habits, knowledge, and thoughts of each job for people to handle every day. With the help of hands, people can adapt easily to each task.
- Ambush 05:00 Nigeria 2022
Directed: Esther Kemi Gbadamosi Screenplay: Toyosi Benjamin Production: Esther Kemi Gbadamosi Dialogue Language: English
A stop motion animated film about a military unit that gets ambushed by insurgents, embarking on a mission to track down and eliminate the enemy.
- "Lullaby" 13:05 Kazakhstan 2021
Directed: Dilshat Rakhmatullin Screenplay: Dilshat Rakhmatullin, Aya Alimbayeva Production: Dilshat Rakhmatullin, Gulmira Ablapova Dialogue Language: Kazakh
A young family lives in a mountainous area near a small lake. Their baby is sick. Nothing helps. The father prays to the gods, tying ribbons to the sacred tree. He invites baksy to the house. Baksy discovers an evil spirit that strangles the life force from the child. He fights against the dark forces, but he defeats, and the exhausted baksy leaves their house, letting the helpless parents alone in their misfortune and misery. At night, the desperate mother goes to the lake and begs the great Umai Ana for help. With the rays of moonlight, the goddess of motherhood and family hearth appears in the yurt. There starts a fierce battle between good and evil for the life of a child. An ancient lullaby, intertwoven with ancient prayers, runs like a red thread through the entire film. It is the last thing the parents cling to hope in their hearts, and it becomes a hymn of victory over evil, light over darkness, and life over death.
- Wonder 03:12 United States 2022
Directed: Daniel Pimentel Screenplay: Daniel Pimentel Production: Daniel Pimentel Dialogue Language: English
This stop-motion animated music video follows a little boy into his limitless imagination as he sails to the edge of faith and plunges into the depths of wonder.
- Another Presence 12:00 United Kingdom 2022
Directed: Simon Ball Dialogue Language: English
Another Presence recounts the unique and often curious experiences of people living with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), the third most common form of dementia. A multi-sensory condition that can cause dream-like symptoms, it’s a condition like no other. Told through the testimonies of those living with DLB, the film explores the surreal and lesser known effects of dementia, compelling us to question how our brains function and to what extent we can trust our senses.
- Not my bread 07:11 Russian Federation 2022
Directed: Andrei Bakhurin Screenplay: Vadim Mikhailov, Andrei Bakhurin Animation: Andrei Bakhurin Music: Andrey Pryadchenko, Andrei Bakhurin Production: Larisa Guchkovskaya Dialogue Language: Russian
A Girl is carrying a piece of bread to her starving friend through the devastated city. The Death follows her.
- Bo and Trash 11:25 Spain 2022
Directed: Tatiana Skorlupkina Screenplay: Tatiana Skorlupkina Production: Tatiana Skorlupkina Dialogue Language: English
Our planet is choking in garbage. That garbage is transforming into a live embodied force that is invading and upsetting the delicate balance of life on Earth. Bo the dog, a brave chemist, invents a magical solution which can overcome this dreadful monster. Risking his life, he sets out to save wild beasts and birds, and they respond by helping him in his quest.
- SHOAH Bernard Ores 14:04 France 2022
Directed: Baptiste Drapeau Screenplay: Baptiste Drapeau Production: Alexandre de Villeneuve, Christophe Jankovic Dialogue Language: French, German, Polish, Ukrainian
During WWII, in the ghetto of Przemysl, in Poland, Bernard and two comrades hide in a bunker dug under the roadway to escape deportation.
- My Grumpy Grandpa / Mon Papi à Moi 06:22 Togo 2022
Directed: Komi Messan Anthony Screenplay: Komi Messan Anthony Production: Komi Messan Anthony Dialogue Language: No Dialogue
In a small town in France, Hugo, an 8 year old kid, is trying to escape his angry alcoholic Grandpa, who turned into a big and scary monster.
- Pearl Dog 05:18 United Kingdom 2022
Directed: Samuel Jon Poyser, Bethan Coolin Screenplay: Bethan Coolin Production: Samuel Jon Poyser, Bethan Coolin Dialogue Language: English
An unnamed narrator recounts his pursuit of an animal that appears mysteriously one night on the beach. Pearl Dog is the first short film to be created using a hybrid technique which sees each frame of film painstakingly reinterpreted using artificial intelligence similar to the traditional animation process of rotoscoping. This process balances the intentions of the filmmaker with the transformative power of machine learning algorithms. Written in the style of a traditional gothic horror poem, Pearl Dog tell the story of an unnamed narrator recounting his pursuit of a dog that appears mysteriously one night on the beach. Actor Conor Charlton lends his voice to the role, as the narration and animation form a juxtaposition of old and new, resulting in a strange, haunting and dreamlike work.