Short 4 - 115. 40’

Short Competition


USA 2013

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

Dialogues: English


“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’’

Slovenia/Germany 2013

Direction: Špela Čadež

Screenplay: Gregor Zorc, Špela Čadež

Animation: Oliver Throm

Technique: Puppet animation

Music: Tomaž Grom

Dialogues: Yes


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’’

France 2013

Direction: Inès Sedan

Screenplay: Inès Sedan

Animation: Inès Sedan

Technique: 2D animation

Music: Robert Marcel Lepage

Dialogues: None


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’’

USA 2013

Direction: Chadwick Whitehead

Screenplay: Chadwick Whitehead

Animation: Chadwick Whitehead


Music: Jeff Gensterblum

Dialogues: English



A farmer struggles to keep his farm when Mr. Fall’s fault finding goes too far and a judge must question his judgment.




Spain 2013

Direction: Izibene Oñederra

Screenplay: Xabier Gantzarain

Animation: Izibene Oñederra

Technique: Ink on paper, 2D Computer animation

Music: DJ Amsia

Dialogues: Basque

Subtitles: English


I told him I was a filmmaker...



06. KALY LIVE DUB – ALLAXIS, 4’ 15’’

France 2013

Direction: Wasaru

Screenplay: Wasaru

Animation: Wasaru

Technique: Frame by frame (flash)

Music: Kaly live dub

Dialogues: None


During a lone californian roadtrip, a very special passenger appears.



07. KIKI OF MONTPARNASSE / Mademoiselle Kiki et les Montparnos, 14’ 27’’

France 2013

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)

Language: French

Subtitles: English


"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.




Russia 2012

Direction: Ivan Maximov

Screenplay: Ivan Maximov

Animation: Tatiana Yazyna, Roman Efremov, Milana Safonova, Anna Volchkova

Technique: Drawn on paper

Music: Pavel Karmanov

Dialogues: None


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’’

Spain 2013

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

Dialogues: Spanish

Subtitles: Greek


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’’

Nigeria 2014

Direction: Olanrewaju Oluwafemi, Rashidat Ayoola Oluwafemi

Screenplay: Temitope Omotoye


Animation Technique: Classical, traditional hand-drawn, 2D animation

Music: Free African Rhythms

Dialogues: None


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’’

Poland 2013

Direction: Piotr Ludwik

Screenplay: Piotr Ludwik

Animation: Piotr Ludwik

Technique: Clay animation

Music: Piotr Kubiak

Dialogues: None


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’’

USA 2013

Direction: Evan Curtis

Animation: Evan Curtis

Technique: Stop-motion

Music: Voodoo Friends

Dialogues: English

Subtitles: None


Snowdysseus explores the vulnerability in feeling nostalgia for one's home.



13. TULKU, 11’

France 2013

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’ 

Spain 2013

Direction: Alberto Vazquez

Screenplay: Alberto Vazquez, Pedro Rivero

Animation: Giovanna Lopalco, Alberto Vazquez

Technique: Ink on Paper, 2D computer animation

Music: Victoria García

Dialogues: Spanish

Subtitles: English


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’’

Moldova 2012

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

Dialogues: None


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.




Spain 2013

Direction: Joan Martín

Screenplay: Joan Martín

Animation: Joan Martín

Technique: Stop-motion animation

Music: Xevi Collado

Dialogues: None


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.