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Professional Competition 4

Friday 02/12/2022 19:00 - 21:00, Saturday 03/12/2022 07:00 - 09:00
Total Duration: 1:49:55

  1. The Flight of the Manta Rays 07:00 Portugal 2021
    Directed: Bruno Carnide
    Screenplay: Bruno Carnide
    Production: Bruno Carnide, Catia Biscaia, Eduardo M Escribano Solera
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    It all began as all stories begin, at the start. When I was younger, my mother would sit me on her lap, and tell me that, every day the manta rays would come out of the sea flying, by the hundreds!

  2. Spirit of the Forest 06:52 India 2022
    Directed: Nandini Rao, Nirupa Rao, Kalp Sanghvi
    Screenplay: Nandini Rao
    Production: Nirupa Rao, Nandini Rao
    Dialogue Language: English, Kannada

    A little girl stumbles into a sacred grove near her village in south India. She disturbs the spirit of the forest, who takes her on an adventure to illuminate the origins of this ancient swampland.

  3. Swollen 05:40 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2022
    Honorary Mention - International Professional Short Animation- Jury
    Directed: Zahra khorshidi paji
    Screenplay: Hamidreza mazrae khatiri
    Production: Mahdi Aghababa Rangraz, Hamidreza mazrae khatiri, Zahra khorshidi paji

    A man's head gets bigger and bigger by reading every book. To the point where the people of the city feel threatened by his existence. And he goes to prison...

  4. Your Bad Animals 11:15 Israel 2022
    Directed: Ido Shapira and Amit Cohen
    Screenplay: Ido Shapira and Amit Cohen
    Production: Ido Shapira

    Rachel, a rebellious young mouse who lives with her depressed mother in a burrow, starts dating the most dangerous animals in the city above the ground.

  5. Once I passed 10:00 Germany 2022
    Directed: Martin Gerigk
    Screenplay: Martin Gerigk
    Production: Martin Gerigk
    Dialogue Language: English

    Walt Whitman is one of the most important poets in American literature. His main work, Leaves of Grass, was written over a period of forty years, and describes human nature, society, and the natural world, both physically and philosophically. Many have speculated about Whitman's private life, to this day. Whitman never wrote publicly about his personal relationships. In 1860, he published his poem "Once I Passed Through a Populous City", an aphoristic account of a romantic relationship with an unknown woman. In 1925, the original handwritten copy of the poem was discovered, in which Whitman writes, however, not about a woman but about an affair with a man in an anonymous city, which may have been his first physical experience of love. Whitman did not dare to publish the original version of his poem, because of the social prejudices of his time. To this day, only the altered version is printed in most anthologies. "Once I passed" is dedicated, on the one hand, to the obviously autobiographical context with all its personal drama, and on the other hand to the content of the poem itself, the profoundly quiet, yet powerful story of two lovers.

  6. The Wildfire 13:49 France 2022
    Directed: Nicolas Rolland
    Screenplay: Nicolas Rolland, Pierre Le Gall
    Production: Christophe Camoirano - Girelle Production
    Dialogue Language: French

    Hinterland of the French Provence. Summer 1972. In the distance, a wildfire is approaching dangerously close to the family farm. Alone with her son Simon, Chantal has no news of Alain, who has gone to fight the fire with the men of the village.

  7. Alpapuyo 05:24 Germany 2021
    Directed: Fiona Lena Brown, Germán Basso
    Screenplay: Fiona Lena Brown, Germán Basso
    Production: Fiona Lena Brown, Germán Basso
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Pieces come together and create three masks. Surrounded by rocks, one of them finds itself with someone who is identical to itself. The second one, as part of a ritual, decides to throw itself into the void. The third one dances in a mirror hall until its own shape becomes too much to bear.

  8. Before Heaven 06:00 Iran, Islamic Republic of 2022
    Directed: Ahmad Heydarian

    Children paintings are on the wall that the new owner of the house has made a decision to paint all of the walls.

  9. Samurai Frog Golf 03:48 Japan 2022
    Directed: Brent Forrest
    Production: Mayumi Tachikawa
    Dialogue Language: English

    A retired frog samurai wants nothing more than to be left alone and spend his remaining years in peace on the golf course. But when he unwillingly becomes the protector of a baby turtle he must draw his club for one more round. An animated amphibious adventure for children of all ages and golfers of all handicaps.

  10. Nemi 07:55 Mexico 2021
    Directed: Nicolás Zarco
    Screenplay: Nicolás Zarco
    Production: Nicolás Zarco
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Juana, an old lady, is reunited with her past in the Chinampas of an ancient Xochimilco.

  11. The Pyramid 07:00 Egypt 2021
    Directed: Mohamed Ghazala
    Screenplay: Mohamed Ghazala
    Production: Mohamed Ghazala

    An ancient Egyptian tried to build an upside-down pyramid.

  12. Faldur 05:52 France 2022
    Directed: Ronan SIMON
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    "A boy and a whale take a magical trip to discover the wonders of the world. But all is not so wonderful..." One night whilst in the middle of the city, a boy is awakened by animal songs. Outside his window, a whale appears suspended in the air. Around them, nothing but underwater scenery. After a shy introduction, the boy leaves his bedroom, riding on his new friend’s back. And together, they set off and explore the wonders of the depths. Along the way they meet numerous animals: manta rays, turtles, hundreds of coloured fish in coral reefs that are full of life. Suddenly, every trace of life turns into something dead. In this sombre environment, filled with old mines, sinking petrol barrels, and shipwrecks, a fishing net turns into a monster and attacks our two heroes. The boy and the whale manage to flee and exit the water, flying like a bird. Carrying on their journey seeking the beauties of the World, they fly over beautiful beaches, luxurious rainforests, meet friendly birds, and all kinds of apes. Yet the boy’s smile is quickly wiped away as a digger shows up from nowhere, tearing any and all trees in its way, leaving behind nothing but a lifeless tarmacked road. Their journey continues in the desert, by a volcano, on the banks of an idyllic river. The whale enjoys diving in the clouds, whilst the boy meets an affectionate panda. Nature finally seems able to thrive, but our two characters meet a mother polar bear and its cub, stranded on a stray iceberg. An oil rig spits out its black liquid and the entire ice melts. Fleeing into space, our two friends observe the dying Earth. Far from the madness of Man, they discover together the Wonders of the universe. But even there, satellites crowd them out. Growing in numbers, these merge into one big monster that attacks them. The boy falls from the whale’s back, and stumbles back down towards Earth. After a long fall, the whale catches him at the last moment, and brings him back to his bedroom. The whale, who in fact was only a young one, finds its mother back. When the boy’s mum enters the bedroom, the whales have disappeared, and the city seems unchanged. Once back in bed, the boy falls back into a deep sleep, interrupted for the briefest of moments by whale song...

  13. The Raft 13:46 Croatia 2021
    Directed: Marko Mestrovic
    Screenplay: Bozidar Trkulja, Marko Mestrovic
    Production: Igor Grubic
    Dialogue Language: Croatian

    The water reached up to our necks, and very soon, over our heads. The mountains became islands and the islands became hills in the darkness of the deep. The palms became sea anemones and the sea anemones remained what they were. The Wall Street was still full of sharks. Venice floated a while longer, and then… If a global catastrophe is a state of mind, then music is the raft.

  14. Caipitalism 03:54 Greece
    Directed: Katerina Moniaki, Melina Sofia Tsiledaki
    Dialogue Language: English

    it's a music video based on "Caipitalism" song from the band "Shejust Left"

Department of Audio & Visual Arts