Student Competition 2
Thursday 30/11/2023 15:30 - 17:30, Friday 01/12/2023 02:30 - 04:30
Total Duration: 1:57:52
- Bench 02:43 Russian Federation 2022
Directed: Vera Pavlova Screenplay: Vera Pavlova Production: Boris Mashkovtsev Dialogue Language: Russian
Grumpy old fellows are set to relax on their favorite bench, but suddenly find themselves in a sticky situation.
- Once means forever / Co raz to na zawsze 03:37 Poland 2023
Directed: Katarzyna Bińko Screenplay: Katarzyna Bińko Dialogue Language: Polish
"Once means forever" is short animated film, which shows us, without delusion, story of young women. Girl who could be any other women. Looking by her's eyes, we will be troubled by her one day. The day which will change her life forever.
- MOBIUS / 莫比烏斯 08:52 Taiwan 2023
Directed: Yancang LI Screenplay: Yancang LI Production: Helin LUO Dialogue Language: Chinese
Mobius, the endless loop. There is no beginning and no end. An endless road that never ends and never stops. The progress brought about by the rapid development of science and technology has brought more diverse and richer possibilities to human life. However, behind the "goodness" of indulging in technology, there are hidden threats and crises that you and I are all too familiar with, overwriting the world. It is both imprisonment and liberation. It is both a beginning and an end.
- The Closet 04:35 United Kingdom 2023
Directed: Thomas Walters, Charlotte Cousins Screenplay: Thomas Walters Dialogue Language: English
One Evening, Quinn's wardrobe bursts open, filling his room with dazzling rainbow lights. He finds himself in a mysterious world where he must come to terms with his biggest secret.
- Bug 08:23 Brazil 2022
Directed: Studio 003 Dialogue Language: No Dialogue
In a desolate dystopian world where humanity has long been extinct, a robot scavenges for parts to rebuild a companion while tending to a treasured oasis - a radiant greenhouse that stands as a fragile testament to the beauty that once graced the Earth. On his journey, he encounters a beetle, forming a valuable friendship. Together, they embark on a journey filled with discovery, bringing hope and connection in the midst of desolation.
- A Show of Curiosities 03:14 Germany 2023
Directed: Jan Klingner Screenplay: Jan Klingner Production: Franz Rügamer Dialogue Language: English
Imagine a world of the past, where social media exists (not like today) but is presented in vintage curiosity shows. Would you watch the lovely photos from all over the world - or turn away from pictures, that interrupts your comforts zone. And what will that do to the presented platform?
- Forget Me Not 07:25 United States 2022
Directed: Denver Colorado, Xime Garcia Screenplay: Denver Colorado, Xime Garcia Production: Denver Colorado, Xime Garcia Dialogue Language: Spanish
While visiting the botanical gardens with her father and baby sister, a young girl named Ophelia runs away deeper into the gardens when she begins to feel unwanted by her family.
- Read the Signs 02:26 United States 2022
Directed: Samantha Yvonne Ames Screenplay: Samantha Yvonne Ames Production: Samantha Yvonne Ames Dialogue Language: English
The start of a new school year, a young girl attempts to help an unfamiliar student after he gets shoved by bullies. She is endeared and distracted at first glance, fumbling up her words for a proper introduction. With a newfound determination to befriend this boy, will she even be able to get his attention?
- That Doesn't Fit 03:10 India 2023
3rd Place - International Student Short Animation - Jury
Directed: Ackshaj Anand Dialogue Language: English
"That Doesnʼt Fit" is a 2D animated slapstick miscellany depicting various uncomfortable scenarios where people fit in too much, rife with satire and social commentary.
- Pipás 08:58 Hungary 2023
Directed: Lili Tóth
The notorious assassin of the Great Hungarian Plains, Pipás, was sought out by abused women to make their husbands disappear. As he gets more and more experienced in his trade, he is haunted by the murder victims and memories of when he himself was a victim of abuse. Since he started his life as a woman and went on to become a man and an assassin...
- Left Behind 04:20 Costa Rica 2023
Directed: Rodrigo Gargollo, Letner Hernández Screenplay: Rodrigo Gargollo, Letner Hernández, Francesca Barrantes Production: Letner Hernández Gómez Dialogue Language: English
"Left Behind" immerses us in an animated short film with a moving story. Devastated by the loss of his beloved partner, Kya, Leo finds himself swept up in the destructive current of grief. As the abyss of sadness engulfs him, Leo turns to alcohol to escape reality and plunges into isolation. His struggle to overcome his loss leads him to confront the demons within him, we see his harrowing transition as he slowly crumbles, piece by piece, until he is completely broken.
- The Current 04:15 Germany 2023
International Student Short Animation - Audience Award
Directed: Julia Alena Schneider Screenplay: Dang An Tran, Julia Alena Schneider Production: Julia Alena Schneider Dialogue Language: English
THE CURRENT metaphorically portrays how a perfectionist with low self-esteem can experience criticism of his creative work: While various points of criticism are enumerated during a feedback session, a small rabbit sinks deeper and deeper into a self-destructive thought vortex of self-doubt and misinterpretation.
- DOPPELGÄNGER - Sea Power 04:37 Austria 2023
Directed: J.S. Schönbauer, Moritz Höll, Mia Cain
This hand-animated music video for Sea Power's 2021 song "Doppelgänger" plays with themes of isolation and dissociation under capitalism, as the protagonist's perception of reality crumbles and he is chased by his own reflection.
- Singularity / 奇点 07:44 China 2023
Directed: Chenyu Liu Screenplay: Chenyu Liu Dialogue Language: Chinese, English
The story originated from a human experiment. The protagonist, as an artificial human, lands on an unknown planet and begins exploration. Based on the desire to treat artificial humans equally, the protagonist chooses to conceal the facts he discovered. However, the protagonist just had a designed "dream" in the laboratory. Scientists simulated such a rigorous scene just to observe the birth of the "singularity".
- 1 2 3 Red light, Green light / 123 木頭人 05:07 Taiwan 2023
Directed: Liangyu Chen Screenplay: Liangyu Chen Production: Liangyu yu Dialogue Language: Chinese
Grandpa capybara traveled from South America to Taiwan in Asia. He likes the life of soaking in hot springs in the forest, and his grandchild Gogou likes Taiwanese food. Taiwan is one of the best places in the world for hot springs, and Grandpa has traveled from the south to the north to soak in all kinds of hot springs, cold springs, and turbid springs. ..as they walking and walking, Gogou often gets hit by the fruit, which came from trees planted by predecessors; soaking and soaking, the grandpa capybara and grandchild capybara seeing that the forest is getting smaller and smaller, and the homeland is in jeopardy... "1 2 3 Red light, Green light", Look back and see who moved? A global citizen must see, nobody can avoid it. This is an animated movie that cares for the ecology and blood ties, and is inseparable from our lives.——Nternational Animation Awards Winning Director Chen Liang Yu Scenarist-director, drawn, dubbed, soundtracked, independent production. This film is part of Chen Liang Yu's ecological art series, echoing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Flooding 04:10 China 2023
Directed: Yuxi Dai Screenplay: Yuxi Dai Dialogue Language: English
"Flooding" is a film that combines 2D digital animation with stop-motion animation using puppets made from shrinking plastic. It tells the story of a middle-aged woman trapped in her memories. In her seemingly exquisite house, she often lives alone, and whenever she starts reminiscing about the past, the house becomes flooded with water. The water in the kitchen at the beginning of the film, as well as the water that eventually submerges the entire house, serves as a metaphor, representing the woman being immersed in her memories of the past. The flashback sequences in the film are depicted using stop-motion animation with a different medium from the present-day scenes. These flashbacks tell the story of the woman's encounter with and marriage to her husband when they were younger. The flashback ends with the man's heartfelt vows, and as the woman opens a window, the story returns to the present. However, at the end of the film, the woman once again falls into her memories. This time, she returns to the happiest moment of her life, where she becomes young again and cuddles in her husband's arms, both eagerly awaiting the birth of a new life. I want to dedicate the entire film to my mother. The set designs throughout the film are inspired by photographs of my childhood home taken by my mother.
- RONG RONG / 融融 06:34 China 2022
Honorary Mention - International Student Short Animation- Jury
Directed: Zihan Qin Dialogue Language: Chinese
A story of domestic cold violence ......
- Only Natural to Forget 06:11 Spain 2023
Directed: Lucas Bedate Sevila Screenplay: Leo Gabriel Villagrán Ruiz Production: Dex C Rubio, Esther García, Adriana Meyers Dialogue Language: English, Spanish
Frustration. Suffocating and human, lays within us all at some point in our life, even affecting witches. A small glimpse into the life of a young witch that, like all of us, is learning how to live.
- White Noise / Ruido blanco 05:15 Spain 2023
Directed: Yuri Rojo Screenplay: Yuri Rojo Production: Ana Yubero
A person wakes up at the foot of a transmission tower.
- Insulation 03:01 Israel 2022
Directed: Danny Godunov
In the pursuit of separation from his surroundings, Garry discovers that extreme solitude can be overwhelming as well.
- Holes 05:55 United Kingdom 2023
Directed: Sam Godber Screenplay: Sam Godber Production: Morgan Mvula Dialogue Language: English
An animated music video about a young man with Pure O who struggles with intrusive thoughts and is constantly in a battle in his mind as he is roped into figurately and literally into holes.
- Dim and Dimmer 05:00 United Kingdom 2023
Directed: Agnishikha Ray Dialogue Language: English
Dim and Dimmer is a poetic, mixed media (paper cut out/paint on glass) animation film that revolves around a girl’s conversation with fear. Mirror as a metaphor, playfully and poetically translates her exaggerated childhood fear of seeing her "ghostly" reflection in the mirror. Underneath the exaggeration, the film dives into it's root causes - fear of seeing oneself or being seen by others.