STUDENT 3 – 103’ 57’’

Student Competition

01. A THING SO SMALL, 8’ 48’’

Israel 2013

Direction: Mizmor Watzman

Screenplay: Mizmor Watzman

Animation: Emli Noy, Boaz Balachsan, Miri Dochikian, Mizmor Watzman

Technique: Puppet animation, 2D computer animation

Music: Alberto Shwartz

Dialogues: None


Outside a small house nestled among mountains, a little girl named Lali happily plays. An autumn breeze brings death with it. Lali, curious and innocent, finds herself grappling with the death of the grandmother she loved.




02. AFFINITY - OUR SONG, 3’ 49’’

Singapore 2013

Direction: Qing Sheng Ang


Animation: Qing Sheng Ang



Dialogues: Lyrics


A song about love and friendship.




03. ALBATROSS, 12’ 25’’

Israel 2013

Direction: Tal Rachmin

Animation: Tal Rachmin

Music: Tal Rachmin

Dialogues: English

Subtitles: None


Kelvin Sloan has a bright mind for math and numbers. But not for people and society. After Zoe’s suicide, his childhood sweetheart, he attempts to solve one of the greatest open math problems. While sinking deeper into childhood memories, love, and solitude through the murky avenues of New York City in the seventies.




04. BLACKOUT, 4’

Canada 2013

Direction: Sharron Mirsky

Screenplay: Sharron Mirsky

Animation: Sharron Mirsky


Music: Tristan Capacchione



Blackout is a short, animated documentary film in which several storytellers share their experience of the 2003 “NorthEast Blackout” which affected much of Ontario, and 7 U.S states.  The unexpected effects on the community highlight the best of humanity under adverse conditions.  A variety of direct-animation techniques were used to capture the warmth and spontaneity of the events described.





05. CAFÉ BABEL, 9’ 48’’

Israel 2013

Direction: Dafna Ben Ami, Yael Ozsinay, Michal Rabinovitch

Screenplay: Dafna Ben Ami, Yael Ozsinay, Michal Rabinovitch

Animation: Dafna Ben Ami, Yael Ozsinay, Michal Rabinovitch



Dialogues: Hebrew

Subtitles: English


Café Babel takes place in a world where language has real power and a physical presence, and is the main instrument used by the world’s inhabitants. The movie presents one day in Café Babel, where Mishe, who has a unique disability - he can’t hear, see or understand language - is the ultimate ‘other’.




06.  COMPLICIT, 4’ 08’’

Ireland 2013

Direction: Gavin Hoffman

Screenplay: Gavin Hoffman

Animation: Eoin Coakley

Technique: 3D computer animation

Music: Edd Charmant

Dialogues: English

Subtitles: None


A man is seeking help to come to terms with his past actions. He is haunted by what he has been a part of and opens up about the nature of his complicity. However time is running out to make things right. 





Spain 2013

Direction: Daniel Valle

Screenplay: Daniel Valle

Animation: Daniel Valle

Technique: 3D computer animation, sand animation

Music: Juan Pablo Zaragoza

Dialogues: English

Subtitles: None


When you have nothing else to lose and all the doors close while being pursued, only your mind will let you dream.




08. DREAMS & TEARS, 5’ 56’’

Israel 2013

Direction: Yuval Barbash

Screenplay: Yuval Barbash

Animation: Yuval Barbash


Music: Assaf Shlomi

Dialogues: None


This is a story about an eight year old child, whose home is full of arguments between his parents, the unique ways that he finds in order to face his painful reality and the choices he makes through his path.





USA 2014

Direction: Ali Aschman

Animation: Ali Aschman

Technique: Paper cut-out, stop-motion

Music: -

Dialogues: English

Subtitles: None.


Two connected figures wander endlessly through a desolate landscape, haunted by anxiety and doubt.




10. IOA, 2’ 12’’

Switzerland 2013

Direction: Gabriel Möhring

Screenplay: Gabriel Möhring

Animation: Gabriel Möhring

Technique: Stop-motion

Music: Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Dialogues: German

Subtitles: English


A vowel reciting speaking machine leads a miserable existence as a tool of a despotic singing-teacher. In a soliloquy it describes oppression, exploitation and beatings and complains that it is only needed for its functional performance.





Iran 2013

Direction: Mohammad Javad Khajavi

Screenplay: Mohammad Javad Khajavi

Animation: Mohammad Javad Khajavi

Technique: Paper, 2D, 3D computer animation

Music: Erik Satie

Dialogues: None


It was snowing outside, and I was sitting on the chair in my room at the boarding house, listening to some pieces of music, when I had this dream. No! It was not a dream. It was a feeling of unconscious imagination while you know that you are conscious about what you see. "Well, why not? This sounds perfect for an animated documentary" I said to myself, waking up from the daydream.




12. WHITE / Branco, 6’ 45’’

UK 2012

Direction: Raquel Felgueiras

Screenplay: Raquel Felgueiras, António Louro

Animation: Raquel Felgueiras

Technique: 2D traditional, digital, cut out animation

Music: Scott Hazell

Dialogues: Portuguese

Subtitles: English


White, inspired on the José Saramago’s book Seeing, is a story about power and corruption.

The walls have ears. These will tell us a story.





Israel 2013

Direction: Noa Evron

Screenplay: Noa Evron

Animation: Noa Evron


Music: Iyar Dalva

Dialogues: None


Inspired by a short story called "Under the Bus-stop" which was written by Naguib Mahfouz, a well-known Egyptian writer. The film presents a situation which occurs daily in this country and all over the world, and the response of both society and the viewer, which as to be expected, is devoid of action.




14. VOICE OF ANNE PARKER,  2' 29''

UK 2013

Direction: Jiamin Liu

 Screenplay: Jiamin Liu

 Animation: Solomon Vaughan, Luxi Shao, Jiamin Liu

 Technique: 2d hand drawing animation

 Music: Andrea Boccadoro

 Dialogues: English

 Subtitles: English


Anne Parker recalls her life on the buses in the London of 1919. This short documentary animation captures her recollections in a fluid and imaginative use of line.





15. SPIN, 6’ 56’’

Israel 2013

Direction: Yair Meirovitz, Udi Kaslasi, Alon Tako

Screenplay: Yair Meirovitz, Udi Kaslasi, Alon Tako

Animation: Yair Meirovitz, Udi Kaslasi, Alon Tako



Dialogues: None


A short trip in a different  world, reveals situations in society which live their lives in a continuous paradox. The revealing to another system, provides a new point of view.




15. THE HANDICAPPED BOX / Hendikepovaná schránka, 10’ 42’’

Slovakia 2013

Direction: Peter Martinka

Screenplay: Peter Martinka

Animation: Peter Martinka, Michaela Mihalyiová

Technique: 2D hand drawing animation

Music: Juraj Strelec


Two teenagers are friends and they are roommates. They have a pets and both of them have the same passion. One of them has handicap, wich could destroy whole friendship, and even more.





16. STRANGE FRUIT, 7' 33''

Israel 2013

Direction: Shimi Asresay, Hili Noy

Screenplay:Shimi Asresay, Hili Noy

Animation: Shimi Asresay, Hili Noy

Music: Itai Argaman

Dialogues: None


The daily routine of father and son is interrupted by an encounter of an unfamiliar boy, different from them in color. An allegory to racism as an acquired cultural epidemic, the story discusses the question of personal conscience versus education and environment. Can we really insist on our personal belief system, when what we must believe in, is dictated to us?