Competition 1 Aug. 23 (thu)

The Ogre

2017/9’41”

Country:France

・Directed by: Laurène Braibant (Papy3D Productions)

・Produced/Distributed by: Richard Van den Boom (Papy3D Productions)

An insecure giant holds on eating, terrified at the prospect of revealing his ogresque self and so compromising his place in the society.
During a business banquet, his true nature will be put to the test.
Threads

2017/8’48”

Country:Canada/Norway

・Directed by: Torill Kove (National Film Board of Canada)

・Produced by: Lise Fearnley (Mikrofilm AS), Tonje Skar Reiersen (Mikrofilm AS), Michael Fukushima (National Film Board of Canada)

・Distributed by: Nathalie Bourdon (National Film Board of Canada)

© National Film Board of Canada

In her latest animated short, Academy Award®-winning director Torill Kove explores the beauty and complexity of parental love, the bonds that we form over time, and the ways in which they stretch and shape us.
The Battle of San Romano

2017/2’26”

Country:Switzerland

・Directed/Produced/Distributed by: Georges Schwizgebel(Studio GDS)

© 2017 Schwizgebel

A movement within a painting, which begins with the savagery of a battle and comes to a halt in a rendition of a masterpiece of the 15th Century; The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello.
Manivald

2017/12’55”

Country:Croatia/Canada/Estonia

・Directed by: Chintis Lundgren (National Film Board of Canada)

・Produced by: Jelena Popovic (National Film Board of Canada), Draško Ivezić (Adriatic Animation), Chintis Lundgren (Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio)

・Distributed by: (excluding Europe) Nathalie Bourdon (National Film Board of Canada)

© National Film Board of Canada

Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother and spends his days learning piano while she makes his coffee and washes his socks. It is an easy life, but not a good one. Their unhealthy co-dependence is about to collapse when the washing machine breaks down.
Golden Oldies

2016/2’59”

Country:The Netherlands

・Directed/Produced by: Daan Velsink (Frame Order), Joost Lieuwma(Frame Order)

・Produced by: Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink

・Distributed by: Daan Velsink (Frame Order)

In a typical fifties diner a gangly teenager tries to rock'n'roll with the prettiest girl on the dancefloor, but is opposed by an importunate cool dude and a stammering jukebox.
Shuma

2016/6’04”

Country:Estonia

・Directed/Distributed by: Lucija Mrzljak(Estonia Academy of Arts)

・Produced by: Estonian Academy of Arts

© Lucija Mrzljak

Water is knee-high. If you are afraid of drowning, stand on a chair. There is a face in a tree.
Negative Space

2017/5’30”

Country:France

・Directed by: Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata

・Produced by: Ikki Films

・Distributed by: Luce Grosjean (Miyu Distribution)

My dad taught me how to pack.
RIPPLE

2017/4’13

Country:France

・Directed by: Mor Israeli

・Produced/Distributed by: Annick Teninge (LA POUDRIÈRE (France))

© La Poudriére 2017

A winter afternoon at the swimming pool…
Hundred Miles Red

2017/7’25"

Country:China

・Directed by: Wu Zheng, Liying Huang, Jiawen Shen

The soft wind rises, the dark night lasts. With lights in their hands and red silk on their body, a crowd of women stand quietly under the gate. Their gazes are afar into the mist, as they await returning of their lovers. As dawn breaks, the city wakes to the thump of hooves.
VERGE

2017/3’01"

Country:U.S.A.

・Directed by: Ching Tien Chu(School of Visual Arts)

・Produced by: Terrence Masson (School of Visual Arts)

© Ching Tien Chu

An animated short about a small, gawky, newly born green sea turtle, who falls behind his siblings on his voyage to the sea. As he arduously tries to scramble to the ocean, a massive waves and trash smack him back to the shore, stimulating a series of challenges.
Mimik

2016/4’00"

Country:Hungary

・Directed by: Petra Varga

Two mimes are having their invisible lunch in the park when pigeons appear. Louis feels so eager to feed the birds and pulls off his best skills as a pantomime to beat his friend who’s being unusually popular among birds.
The Valley

2017/10’30"

Country:Turkey

・Directed by: Can Erkan, Salih Toprak

・Produced by: Selvi Acar

In an unknown ancient era, on an imaginary land, two opposite armies on conquest comes up against each other. But there is a deep valley separating them. For the commanders, this valley won’t going to stop the war. The battle must begin and the conquest must continue.
The Pocket Man

2016/7’26"

Country:Switzerland/France/Georgia

・Directed by: Ana Chubinidze

・Produced by: Corinne Destombes(Folimage)

© Folimage

A little man lives in an old suitcase. One day he finds a new friend - an old blind man. The little man jumps into the blind man's pocket. With music, the pocket man helps the blind man to walk safely in the street. Both are very happy together.
Spleen of the sculptor

2017/3’42"

Country:France

・Directed by: Augusto Zanovello

・Produced by: Joachim Hérissé(Komadoli studio)

The material helps the sculptor in his reflection about the creation.
Strange Case

2017/13’26"

Country:Poland

・Directed by: Zbigniew Czapla

・Produced by: Tomasz Wolf

The film as a metaphor of life, the last surrealistic journey into consciousness. Stream of images, thoughts and memories. The sequence of protagonist's personal experiences and collective memory.
The Bricks

2017/2’46"

Country:Russia

・Directed by: Yekaterina Kireeva

・Produced by: Nikolay Makovsky(School-Studio "SHAR")

・Distributed by: School-Studio "SHAR"

© School-Studio "SHAR"

How to become a person? How to save yourself, when the whole world around us is trying to dehumanize, to turn into the same bricks? And only a very few of us manage to avoid it. But they also become the building materials for the tower of Babel, elevating by human civilization.
From the same thread

2017/3’06"

Country:Spain/India/Austria/Chile/Greece

・Directed by: Antonia Piña, Rucha Dhayarkar, Lorène Friesenbichler, Phaedra Derizioti

Being attached to a platform limits her in every way, allowing nothing but a single sound in her life. One day a new sound appears, and with it the desire to reach it.
Traces of ephemeral

2016/7’48"

Country:Poland

・Directed/Produced by: Agnieszka Waszczeniuk(University of Fine Arts in Poznan)

・Distributed by: KFF sales & Promotion

Unreal atmosphere and constantly blowing wind that can destroy, but it also gives hope for the birth of something new, raises the question - do we watch the moment just before awakening of the main character, or the moment of collapsing in the deepest sleep with no return?
Please Frog, just one sip

2017/9’50"

Country:South Africa

・Directed by: Diek Grobler(Fopspeen Moving Pictures)

・Produced by: Fopspeen Moving Pictures

© Fopspeen Moving Pictuires

It is a hot day in Africa. Frog can not stand the heat any longer. He takes a sip, but then cannot stop drinking. With all the water gone, the other animals need to make a plan to get frog to give the water back. A Retelling of the Australian Tidalik.
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