STUDENT 3 – 103’ 57’’Student Competition
01. A THING SO SMALL, 8’ 48’’
Direction: Mizmor Watzman
Screenplay: Mizmor Watzman
Animation: Emli Noy, Boaz Balachsan, Miri Dochikian, Mizmor Watzman
Technique: Puppet animation, 2D computer animation
Music: Alberto Shwartz
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’’
Direction: Qing Sheng Ang
Animation: Qing Sheng Ang
A song about love and friendship.
03. ALBATROSS, 12’ 25’’
Direction: Tal Rachmin
Animation: Tal Rachmin
Music: Tal Rachmin
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’
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’’
Direction: Dafna Ben Ami, Yael Ozsinay, Michal Rabinovitch
Screenplay: Dafna Ben Ami, Yael Ozsinay, Michal Rabinovitch
Animation: Dafna Ben Ami, Yael Ozsinay, Michal Rabinovitch
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’’
Direction: Gavin Hoffman
Screenplay: Gavin Hoffman
Animation: Eoin Coakley
Technique: 3D computer animation
Music: Edd Charmant
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.
07. DREAMLESS, 6’
Direction: Daniel Valle
Screenplay: Daniel Valle
Animation: Daniel Valle
Technique: 3D computer animation, sand animation
Music: Juan Pablo Zaragoza
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’’
Direction: Yuval Barbash
Screenplay: Yuval Barbash
Animation: Yuval Barbash
Music: Assaf Shlomi
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.
09. ELSEWHERE, THE SURVIVORS, 3’ 29’’
Direction: Ali Aschman
Animation: Ali Aschman
Technique: Paper cut-out, stop-motion
Two connected figures wander endlessly through a desolate landscape, haunted by anxiety and doubt.
10. IOA, 2’ 12’’
Direction: Gabriel Möhring
Screenplay: Gabriel Möhring
Animation: Gabriel Möhring
Music: Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
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.
11. THE BOARDING HOUSE, 4’ 40’’
Direction: Mohammad Javad Khajavi
Screenplay: Mohammad Javad Khajavi
Animation: Mohammad Javad Khajavi
Technique: Paper, 2D, 3D computer animation
Music: Erik Satie
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’’
Direction: Raquel Felgueiras
Screenplay: Raquel Felgueiras, António Louro
Animation: Raquel Felgueiras
Technique: 2D traditional, digital, cut out animation
Music: Scott Hazell
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.
13. UNDERNEATH THE REFUGE, 4’ 18’’
Direction: Noa Evron
Screenplay: Noa Evron
Animation: Noa Evron
Music: Iyar Dalva
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''
Direction: Jiamin Liu
Screenplay: Jiamin Liu
Animation: Solomon Vaughan, Luxi Shao, Jiamin Liu
Technique: 2d hand drawing animation
Music: Andrea Boccadoro
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’’
Direction: Yair Meirovitz, Udi Kaslasi, Alon Tako
Screenplay: Yair Meirovitz, Udi Kaslasi, Alon Tako
Animation: Yair Meirovitz, Udi Kaslasi, Alon Tako
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’’
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''
Direction: Shimi Asresay, Hili Noy
Screenplay:Shimi Asresay, Hili Noy
Animation: Shimi Asresay, Hili Noy
Music: Itai Argaman
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?