Short 4 - 115. 40’Short Competition
01. A LIFE WITH ASPERGER’S, 4’
Direction: Jaime Ekkens
Screenplay: Emmett Goodman, Jaime Ekkens
Animation: David Lyndon VanTuyle, Katie Kirschner, Josh Daniel, Tristian Goik, Brianne VanPutte
Technique: Rotoscoped animation on live action
Music: Julie Hill
“A Life with Asperger’s” is an animated documentary that explores the challenges of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome. It is a voice over narrative that demonstrates that Asperger’s is not simply “being a little awkward”, rather it is about adapting to one’s limitations in the face of anxiety and isolation. The technique is a collage of photography, rotoscope, animated characters and live action footage.
02. BOLES, 12’ 30’’
Direction: Špela Čadež
Screenplay: Gregor Zorc, Špela Čadež
Animation: Oliver Throm
Technique: Puppet animation
Music: Tomaž Grom
Filip lives in a poor neighbourhood. He dreams of writer’s glory and luxurious lifestyle in a more prosperous part of town. One day Filip gets a knock on the door. His neighbour Tereza, an older prostitute that Filip tries to avoid by all means, asks him to write a letter for her fiancé. Filip agrees. And it would all end up fine if a week later Tereza would not show up at his doorstep again, asking him to write an answer to the previous letter.
03. THE SONG / El Canto, 8’ 30’’
Direction: Inès Sedan
Screenplay: Inès Sedan
Animation: Inès Sedan
Technique: 2D animation
Music: Robert Marcel Lepage
A woman is forced by her husband to be silent forever. But, when listening to nature she finds her own song and a hopes for a new life.
04. FALLT, 2’ 12’’
Direction: Chadwick Whitehead
Screenplay: Chadwick Whitehead
Animation: Chadwick Whitehead
Music: Jeff Gensterblum
A farmer struggles to keep his farm when Mr. Fall’s fault finding goes too far and a judge must question his judgment.
05. HOTZANAK, FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , 5’
Direction: Izibene Oñederra
Screenplay: Xabier Gantzarain
Animation: Izibene Oñederra
Technique: Ink on paper, 2D Computer animation
Music: DJ Amsia
I told him I was a filmmaker...
06. KALY LIVE DUB – ALLAXIS, 4’ 15’’
Technique: Frame by frame (flash)
Music: Kaly live dub
During a lone californian roadtrip, a very special passenger appears.
07. KIKI OF MONTPARNASSE / Mademoiselle Kiki et les Montparnos, 14’ 27’’
Direction: Amelie Harrault
Scrinplay: Amelie Harrault
Animation: Lucile Duchemin, Serge Elissalde, Amelie Harrault
Music: Olivier Daviaud
Technique: 2D mixed media
Main voice: Marie-Christine Orry (Kiki)
"Kiki de Montparnasse" was the unwary muse of major avant-garde painters of the early twentieth century. Memorable witness of a flamboyant Montparnasse, she emancipated from her status as a simple model and became a Queen of the Night, a painter, a press cartoonist, a writer and a cabaret singer.
08. LONG BRIDGE OF DISI DIRECTION, 8’ 50’’
Direction: Ivan Maximov
Screenplay: Ivan Maximov
Animation: Tatiana Yazyna, Roman Efremov, Milana Safonova, Anna Volchkova
Technique: Drawn on paper
Music: Pavel Karmanov
The story about a lonely man who lives with his pet on a small island and longed to get to "other people."
09. MISERERE, 11’’
Direction: Mario Serrano-Hérvas
Screenplay: Mario Serrano-Hérvas, Santiago Vélez, Víctor Lorenzo, Jorge San Martín
Animation: Santiago Vélez Alfonso, Víctor Lorenzo Pinel.
Technique: 2D animation
Music: Arturo Diéz Boscovich
Miserere tells the story of a pilgrim who wants to compose the most pious miserere in order to redeem his old sins. His searching will take him to a ruined old monastery where he will find a trail of betrayal, revenge and death.
10. MY NAME IS LEILA, 3’ 19’’
Direction: Olanrewaju Oluwafemi, Rashidat Ayoola Oluwafemi
Screenplay: Temitope Omotoye
Animation Technique: Classical, traditional hand-drawn, 2D animation
Music: Free African Rhythms
This is an animated short based on a true life story of a young woman who recounts her violent experiences in the hands of a trusted male figure in her life and how she exacted revenge and suffered the consequences.
11. ON/OFF, 6’ 27’’
Direction: Piotr Ludwik
Screenplay: Piotr Ludwik
Animation: Piotr Ludwik
Technique: Clay animation
Music: Piotr Kubiak
Mr Potato lives in typical, Grandma's, stuffed flat. Green, awful wallpaper on the walls, TV in each room and a few mechanical improvements made not to waste time for shaving, cooking, washing up, going to buy beer. Why should you lose time if you can spend it on watching TV? So Mr Potato has everything organise, lives peacefully and devotes himself to his new passion- staring at the box. But one day...
12. SNOWDYSSEUS, 6’ 12’’
Direction: Evan Curtis
Animation: Evan Curtis
Music: Voodoo Friends
Snowdysseus explores the vulnerability in feeling nostalgia for one's home.
13. TULKU, 11’
Direction: Sami Guellai, Mohamed Fadera
Screenplay: Sami Guellai, Mohamed Fadera
Animation: Sami Guellai, Mohamed Fadera, Yannis Boulatadakis, Charlotte Cambon, Vic Chhun, Adrien Fromenteil, Emmanuel Lantam, Bung Nguyen, Medhi Tebbakh, Alix Fizet
Technique: 2D, 3D computer animation
Music: Thierry Bertomeu
Papoo, an old fisherman from a remote island, catches a "Tulkou" in his fishing net and takes it home, hoping they will become friends. The old man, thrilled by the changes due to this presence, doesn’t see that this very different creature, perishes…
14. UNICORN BLOOD / Sangre de Unicornio, 9’
Direction: Alberto Vazquez
Screenplay: Alberto Vazquez, Pedro Rivero
Animation: Giovanna Lopalco, Alberto Vazquez
Technique: Ink on Paper, 2D computer animation
Music: Victoria García
Two teddy bears go hunting unicorns, their favorite prey. Unicorns have tender flesh and delicious blueberry-flavoured blood, which the bears need to stay cute-looking.
15. DJI, DEATH FAILS, 3; 56’’
Direction: Dmitri Voloshin
Screenplay: Vadim Novac, Dmitri Voloshin, Serdar Djumaev
Animation: Valentin Nacu, Stanislav Popov, Evgheny Izmailov, Emil Lungu
Technique: 3D computer animation
Music: Gogol Bordello
Dji is a terribly unlucky death. All he has to do is to take the soul of a dying man. But he comes up against many obstacles in the process.
16. CANDYHEARTS, 15’
Direction: Joan Martín
Screenplay: Joan Martín
Animation: Joan Martín
Technique: Stop-motion animation
Music: Xevi Collado
A child victim of a depressing street entertainment and a girl, apparently fragile, live a night of terror in the village of Krauss, when Conrad, the old candy man, gets obsessed for the young girl.