ICONA ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2023 On Demandhttps://iconafestival.eu/vod
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Professional Competition 4

Saturday 02/12/2023 11:00 - 13:00, Saturday 02/12/2023 23:00 - 01:00
Total Duration: 1:56:54

  1. Ahru 04:25 Argentina 2023
    Directed: Leandro Esteban Martinez

    Stories tell of a Desert Guardian called Ahru, a secret master that can take on the form of many animals. Anyone brave enough to confront him will learn the secrets of his Art. But first she will need to hunt him down.

  2. OMSK woman 15:00 Russian Federation 2023
    Honorary Mention - International Professional Short Animation- Jury
    Directed: Liza Skvortsova
    Production: Boris Mashkovtsev

    In the atmosphere of the absurdity of our reality, a difficult couple relationship takes place. The film is based on delayed media headlines.

  3. Dinoland 04:16 Russian Federation 2023
    Directed: Masha Vselenskaya
    Screenplay: Daria Avtonomova
    Production: Boris Mashkovtsev

    Tablet, dinosaur backpack - packed! A teeny city girl goes to her grandmother, where there is no fun. But, who is hiding in the foliage?

  4. The Сhristmas tree school 08:07 Russian Federation 2023
    Directed: Anastasia Makhlina
    Screenplay: Sergey Kapkov, Oleg Kozyrev
    Production: Boris Mashkovtsev

    Cactus works as a janitor at the Christmas tree school. He watches their training and dreams of becoming the main symbol of the holiday himself.

  5. Apple pie 09:14 Russian Federation 2022
    Directed: Sergey Merinov, Alexey Alexeev
    Production: Boris Mashkovtsev

    A film about friendship and cooking that can re-educate even an evil dragon.

  6. THE SQUARE CITY / 四方城 06:35 Hong Kong 2022
    Directed: Ruth Lam, On Wa Chow, Ka Lok Liu
    Screenplay: Ruth Lam, On Wa Chow, Ka Lok Liu
    Dialogue Language: Yue Chinese (Cantonese)

    A cramped environment with all kinds of restrictions shapes Hong Kong into a square city. Perhaps life is impoverished, oppressive, and the actuality is being difficult to change. Yet, Bong hasn't lost his imagination of birds soaring high in the sky, and has still retained his longing for wonderful things.

  7. The eternal question 04:42 Russian Federation 2023
    Directed: Mariia Konopatova

    Man lives in continuous movement asking questions and getting answers. New knowledge moves him further and further helping to understand the laws of the universe. Will there be a moment when he learns everything? Is that even possible?

  8. The Heaviest Order 10:00 Germany 2023
    Directed: Peter Böving
    Screenplay: Peter Böving
    Production: Peter Böving
    Dialogue Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

    Greta Thunberg places a significant order at a bakery...

  9. The Wishing Table 04:10 Germany 2023
    Directed: Maria Korporal

    The Wishing Table in the famous Grimm brothers’ fairy tale is covered with food and drink after one speaks the magic formula “Little table, spread thyself!”. This video proposes a series of very recent formulas or key concepts like “sustainable agriculture”, “food waste reduction”, “permaculture”, and many more. These ideas refer to sustainable agricultural and biological cultivating methods as a valid alternative for often disastrous industrial food production and distribution. The video is a vivid animation of charcoal drawings which proceeds along lines of a natural food production, distribution and consumption cycle. It ends with an abundant Grimm-like palette of healthy food.

  10. Being Ten 18:00 Iran 2023
    Honorary Mention - International Professional Short Animation- Jury
    Directed: Fatemeh Jafari
    Screenplay: Fatemeh Jafari, Mani Kashian
    Production: KANOON - Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults,
    Dialogue Language: Persian

    A father and his ten-year-old son live in a lonely cottage in the middle of a dense wood. The father, a hunter, spares one of his prizes and brings it home as a present for his son. What, at first, was just a plaything forever will change the young boy's life.

  11. Cloudy World 07:50 Iran 2023
    Directed: Mohammad Ariani
    Screenplay: Mohammad Ariani
    Production: Mohammad Ariani
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Distributed by IRAN FILM PORT co. An Iranian Films Agency and Distribution Under the supervision of "Alimohammad Eghbaldar" www.iranfilmport.com Synopsis: A lonely old man wants to hunt a companion for himself in a cloudy world

  12. Bulusan and Agingay: The cry of Mampak / Si Bulusan nan si Agingay: Iyak ni Mampak 07:17 Philippines 2023
    Directed: Gary George Decano Clotario
    Production: Gary George Decano Clotario
    Dialogue Language: Tagalog

    A frame-by-frame paper cut-out stopmotion animation. In the folklore of Sorsogon, the legends of Bulusan and Agingay captivate the hearts of the people. In this tale, we breathe life into the character of Mampak, a colossal bird dwelling within the caves of Bicol Region.

  13. Field of actions / Поле действия 06:13 Russian Federation 2023
    Directed: Anastasiia Liubimova
    Dialogue Language: English, Russian

    There is a body in an empty room. This enclosed space is the entire world for it - a limitless infinite world. The electrifying pulse of the space, where the body is on display, doesn't allow the body remain still. Wether the room presses in from all directions or the person's presence imposes on space. The body comes into its own when it starts to move, becoming enclosed in this movement. The body awaits something from the space and from itself; it desires to assert its own boundaries. The contour pulsates, defying fixation. The space envelopes the body. The physical sensation of its own fragility makes it resist the environment and boldly fill the space. The body resides within the artificial structures. The space represents our physical interaction with the environment - the interplay between us and the world. Field of actions.

  14. La Pursé 09:25 Brazil 2022
    Directed: Gabriel Nóbrega, Lucas René
    Screenplay: Rubia Sproesser, Pedro Paulo De Andrade

    In a quiet suburban neighborhood, lives Mr. Badú, an octogenarian taxidermist of questionable taste. He's madly in love with his neighbor, Mrs. Aurelia, a short-sighted wrinkly old lady. She's the owner of an ill-fated cat on the verge of starvation. Is this a love story? A comedy? Or, maybe, just an unusual horror story in disguise?

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