Short - Programme 3 (108')Short Competition
Saturday, 28 March 2015, Greek Film Archive, Hours: 20:00-22:00
01. Dunkeldingens Dreary Show / Dunkeldingens Düsterschau, 12’ 48’’
Directed by Christian von Aster
Screenplay: Christian von Aster
Animation: Judith Andó
Music: David. C. Kery
“Dunkeldingens Dreary Show” tells the story of a two-headed butler, a woman with talking breasts and other creatures of a washed-up freakshow. As our heroes travel from town to town it becomes clear that real trouble never comes from outsiders, but from those who stopped to marvel at them.
02. Elmando, 3’ 23’’
Directed by Anton Octavian
Screenplay: Andreea Gurban
Animation: Anton Octavian, Andreea Gurban
Technique: Rotoscoping, 2D hand drawn animation
Music: Sandro Joyeux
Elmando is the story of a young Congolese child, born near the forest of Kivu. His peaceful life takes a tragic turn when his village is attacked and his mother is kidnapped. Inspired by true events, young Elmando is on an epic journey through a perilous yet beautiful Africa in search of her.
03. Gone Beyond, 5’ 46’’
Directed by Aaron Dunbar
Screenplay: Aaron Dunbar
Animation: Aaron Dunbar
Music: Kevin MacLeod
The story of a couple torn apart by war, and one man's journey through a strange and bizarre land to be reunited with the one he loves.
04. Lady with flower-hair, 10’
Directed by Sarah Tabibzadeh
Screenplay: Sarah Tabibzadeh
Animation: Sarah Tabibzadeh
The Lady with Flower-Hair is a woman of forty, on whose hair has grown a set of carnations.
She was different even from childhood. She now lives alone. She is pre-occupied with the flowers on her hair but the co-existence of two beings with absolutely nothing in common is bound to cause discomfort for one of them.
05. Melody night, 2’ 26’’
Directed by Kayhan Anwar
The story is a bout war and the bad face of war.
06. Shouk, 18’ 14’’
Israel / Canada 2014
Directed by Dotan Moreno
Screenplay: Sami Berdugo
Animation: Dotan Moreno
Technique: Drawing on paper animation
Music: Dotan Moreno
Sensitive and introvert teenager lives under the shadow of his mother in Israeli periphery. The film explores questions of marginality and poverty in a society searching for its identity.
07. Tall Tales Part 2, 1’ 49’’
Directed by Jon Turner
Screenplay: Jon Turner
Animation: Jon Salter, Sam Jones
Technique: 3D Computer animation
Music: Eloise Whitmore (Audio Design)
An animated short about why children have to be quiet on trains.
08. The Dark Secret in Our Home / Das dunkle Geheimnis daheim, 8’ 40’’
Directed by Thomas Brückler
Screenplay: Thomas Brückler
Animation: Thomas Brückler
Technique: Stop Motion / Puppet animation
Music: Ulli Walther, Florian Malicke, Carmen Fehrenbach
Rulfkopp and Ingrun’s marriage has reached an unhealthy stasis. The dynamics of power seem unalterable. And the fridge is humming incessantly and without mercy...
09. The Wait of May / L'attesa del Maggio, 8’
Directed by Simone Massi
Screenplay: Simone Massi
Animation: Julia Gromskaya
Technique: Drawn on paper animation
Music: Stefano Sasso
The month of May, the blackbird: they hide while they sing.
10. Τime app, 11’ 41’’
Directed by Albert Radl
Screenplay: Albert Radl
Animation: Albert Radl
Technique: Stop-motion, 2D Computer animation
Music: Frederik Weissel
With their smart phone apps Jan and Chris are travelling through the history of their hometown. Unfortunately Jan is a little oblivious, so that he runs into trouble in the past and back today.
11. Dinner For Few, 10’ 08’’
Greece / USA 2014
Directed by Nassos Vakalis
Screenplay: Nassos Vakalis
Animation: Eva Vomhoff, Nassos Vakalis
Technique: 3D Digital animation
Music: Kostas Christides
“Dinner For Few” is an allegorical depiction of our society. During dinner, "the system" feeds the few who foolishly consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps. Inevitably the struggle for what remains leads to catastrophic changes.
12. Smart Monkey, 17’ 54’’
Direction by Nicolas Pawlowski, Winshluss
Animation: Nils Robin, Clement Cornu, Lionel Marchand
Technique: Drawings and 2D computer animation
Music: Olivier Bernet
The struggle of the weak to survive the brutes is ancestral. In the Paleolithic jungle, a mischievous little monkey faces dangerous predators. An epilogue, taking place centuries later, reminds us that civilization was not founded on good feelings.