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Professional Competition 2

Friday 02/12/2022 15:00 - 17:00, Saturday 03/12/2022 03:00 - 05:00
Total Duration: 1:52:00

  1. the way to a man's heart / Ein Haufen Glück 10:27 Germany 2021
    Directed: Jule Körperich, Karin Demuth
    Screenplay: Gregor Hennig
    Production: Jule Körperich
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    The animated puppet film „the way to a man's heart" tells the story of a dog who falls in love with a single gentleman. As a sign of his love, he leaves a dog turd in front of the man's door every morning. The story unfolds about misunderstandings and the failure of gestures where there is no match. The film's cute aesthetics stands in strong contrast to the drama of the conflict in which both protagonists become entangled.

  2. Giggle Wiggle – Hot Summer Day / Chichraszek - Upalny dzień 06:00 Poland 2021
    Directed: Marzena Nehrebecka
    Screenplay: Marzena Nehrebecka
    Production: Magdalena Rawa
    Dialogue Language: Polish

    Giggle Wiggle tells a story of a friendship between a great green gnome Giggle Wiggle and a little girl named Blabberina, who engage (be it willingly or otherwise) in colossal conflicts of tiny nations. In Giggle Wiggle’s world, quarrelsome characters are small and silly

  3. A dog under bridge 12:44 China 2022
    1st Place - International Professional Short Animation - Jury
    Directed: TANG REHOO
    Screenplay: TANG REHOO
    Production: LIU JIAN
    Dialogue Language: Chinese

    "i'm a dog,who lives in the park under a bridge.awooooooooo~"

  4. Let's Make Peace- Snowed In 07:11 Iran 2022
    Directed: Abdollah Alimorad
    Screenplay: Abdollah Alimorad
    Production: RPCTA

    Afandi and Pashandi are neighbors. The smoke of the Afandi’s house chimney is disturbing Pashandi. They fight but after a wolf attacks them, they know that they should unite to defeat the wolf.

  5. Iizuna Fair / 飯縄縁日 11:32 Japan 2021
    Directed: Sumito Sakakibara

    In the midst of the frenzy night a man finds himself lost in the crevasse of time. It was not the grotesque beings nor the monsters, but it was he who "was here, but wasn't here". He was the phantom. Buried under memories full of inhibition and promises that never kept - words washed up on the shore - time keeps him at a distance from the "place" . And he hears poems coming on the waves from the other side ryhming and lapping against the shore. A 360° scope video Installation commissioned by Nagano Art Museum.

  6. The Best Grandfather in the World / Лучший дедушка на свете 06:30 Russian Federation 2022
    Directed: Nina Bisyarina
    Screenplay: Anastasia Patlay
    Production: Pavel Loparev
    Dialogue Language: Russian

    Animated documentary about the childhood memories of the protagonist Felix, about his very close relationship with his grandfather and how everything changes when the grandson decides to come out as gay.

  7. Octopus / Polvo 08:26 Portugal 2022
    Directed: Catarina Sobral
    Screenplay: Catarina Sobral
    Production: Humberto Santana
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    A foreigner comes to a new city. He doesn't speak the language of the locals or look like them: instead of two, he has several arms, like an octopus. He seems to approach others and even offers them his arms. Whenever he wants, the foreigner can rip off one of his arms, and it grows back. Over time, the octopus man becomes part of the city, until the day he learns the new language.

  8. From Our Side 05:00 Italy 2022
    Directed: Simone Massi
    Screenplay: Simone Massi
    Production: Simone Massi, Nie Wiem

    History flows, the darkness wets our clothes.

  9. Sympathy Syndrome 07:13 Iran 2021
    Directed: Maral Alizadeh
    Screenplay: Maral Alizadeh
    Production: Kanoon, Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults

    A kid is at home. Watching the beauties of the city makes him leave home. Being outside worries him because...

  10. Mr. Pete & the Iron Horse 07:35 Switzerland 2021
    Honorary Mention - International Professional Short Animation- Jury
    Directed: Kilian Vilim
    Screenplay: Kilian Vilim
    Production: Fela Bellotto
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    The diligent soldier Mr. Pete does everything to meet the high standarts of his baroness. To satisfy her insatiable lust for speed he shovels madly on her new iron horse`s voyage.

  11. Cat / Katze 03:37 Germany 2022
    Directed: Julia Ocker
    Screenplay: Julia Ocker
    Production: Thomas Meyer-Hermann

    The cat has an especially delicious recipe: Mouse Soup!

  12. Ana 13:53 Colombia 2022
    Directed: Mateo Merchán Lopera
    Screenplay: Mateo Merchán Lopera
    Production: Francisco Javier Gaitán Corradine, Mateo Merchán Lopera
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Ana is the story of the last passenger of humanity in a distant future who seeks to survive.

    Dialogue Language: German

    A performative poetry film about what nobody will want to have seen. Childish paper dolls and tableaus, collage aesthetics juxtaposed with symbols of war, politics, and religion. Ideologies and opinions tried on as one would try on clothes. A poem hinting at the Leningrad siege. The colors of the suffragettes, Aileen Wuornos glorification, and glorious landscapes combined with Nazi uniforms. Nothing is innocent.

  14. Higher Order 03:49 Austria 2021
    Directed: Manuel Fallmann-Kerrutt

    The story of a child, on the journey of its lifetime.

  15. Envoie Valser 03:44 France 2021
    Directed: Julie Robert, Juliette Peuportier
    Dialogue Language: French

    This folktronica song is three stories wrapped into one: it's a declaration love, a call to come out in order to live as authentically as possible, and an invitation to escape the grind and routine of daily life. The music video conveys these messages through the story of a couple who leave everything behind for a road trip toward a more peaceful life where they get to enjoy the simpler, more essential things and each other.

Department of Audio & Visual Arts