StudentPanorama of Short Animated Movies

STUDENT - Programme 3

Student Competition

STUDENT – Programme 3 (96’ 24’’)


01. RADIO WAVE, 3’ 09’’

Japan 2016

Directed by Ryotaro Miyajima

Screenplay: Ryotaro Miyajima

Animation: Ryotaro MIYAJIMA (Tokyo University of the Arts)

Technique: 2D Digital Animation

Music: Yoshiki Masuda

Production: Yamamura Animation, Inc., Department of Animation, Tokyo University of the Arts.)

Dialogues: None


Numbers stations were prominently used during the Cold War. A boy was tuning the radio in the snow mountain and happened to tune the shortwave of codes.




O2. PAUL, 4’

Germany 2016

Directed by Peter Anlauf

Screenplay: Jonas Heicks

Animation: Peter Anlauf

Technique: 3D Cpmputer Animation, MoCap/Keyframe

Music: Segun Akinola

Production: Daniela Pennekamp, Robert Schaefer

Dialogues: None


Paul is alone at home, and in front of his window raging a terrible thunderstorm.

Only his cuddly dinosaur would help him to survive that night. But his buddy lies forgotten in the living room.





03. HALLUX, 10’ 27’’

Germany 2015

Directed by Henning Thomas 

Screenplay: Henning Thomas

Animation: Henning Thomas

Technique: 2D Animation, Stop-Motion, Puppet Animation, CGI

Music: Juha Hansen

Production: HfbK Hamburg, Academy of Fine Arts of Hamburg

Dialogues: None


A walk on the beach takes an unexpected turn. The footprints have their own secrets. The tracks have a great attraction for the protagonist. On investigation, he is captivated.




04. POKEY POKEY, 6’ 43’’

USA / China 2015

Directed by Jun-Jie “Jake” Zhang

Screenplay: Jake Zhang

Animation: Jake Zhang

Technique: 2D Computer Animation

Music: Pantawit Kiangsiri

Production: Zhen Zeng

Dialogues: English

Subtitles: None


A father starts a journey to figure out the best way to protect his son from seeing filthiness of this crime-ridden city.




05. DISTANCE, 7’ 58’’

UK 2015

Directed by Sammy-Jo Tawn

Screenplay: Sammy-Jo Tawn

Animation: Sammy-Jo Tawn

Technique: Stop-Motion Animation

Music: Liam Pollard

Production: Falmouth University

Dialogues: None


In the harsh wilderness of the Arctic, an Inuit, Aluki, struggles to cope with the absence of her only companion, Anik, while a mysterious creature haunts her every step.




06. SCENT OF GERANIUM, 4’ 41’’

USA 2016

Directed by Naghmeh Farzaneh

Screenplay: Naghmeh Farzaneh

Animation: Naghmeh Farzaneh

Technique: 2D Computer Animation

Music: Nima Farzaneh

Production: Naghmeh Farzaneh

Dialogues: English


Immigration is a new chapter in one's life, a chapter with unexpected events that can take one's life down paths different from the one imagined. This film is an autobiographical account of the director's experience with immigration.




07. LIKE A PARROT / Kili pola, 2’

India, 2015

Directed by Rohit Asokan

Screenplay: Rohit Asokan

Animation: Rohit Asokan

Technique: Stop-Motion, Clay Animation, Puppet Animation

Music: A Bhaskar Rao

Production: National Institute of Design, Paldi, India

Dialogues: None



The story is about the emotional trauma a butcher's boy undergoes during his first kill and the consequence.




08. FIRST SNOW / První Sníh, 13’ 34’’

Slovakia 2015

Directed by Lenka Ivančíková

Screenplay: Lenka Ivančíková

Animation: Lenka Ivančíková

Technique: Stop-Motion Animation

Music: Zbyněk Matějů

Production: Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek, Dita Knotová, Czech Television

Dialogues: None


First snow is a fairy tale about the curious little Hedgehog who gets lost in snowy woods and so he heads out for a dangerous adventure to find his den.




09. OBSOLESCENCE, 2’ 48’’

Canada 2015

Directed by Andrea Cristini

Screenplay: Andrea Cristini

Animation: Andrea Cristini

Technique: ToonBoom Harmony Paperless Animation

Music: Chiara Micci

Production: Andrea Cristini

Dialogues: None


Three ghosts, representing three different generations, keep a portrait of themselves as the unique sign left of their own identity after death. Two of the ghosts have an analog portrait (a black and white photography and a painting), while the third one has a digital portrait contained within a computer. Soon they will experience the obsolescence of technology, which will challenge the preservation of memories and data through time.




10. I COULD EAT A HORSE, 4’ 30’’

UK 2015

Directed by Jake Hovell

Screenplay: Jake Hovell

Animation: Jake Hovell & Anna Humphries

Technique: Stop-Motion Animation

Music: Jono Martin

Production: Jake Hovell

Dialogues: (narration in English)

Subtitles: None


An incompetent student's desperate quest for sustenance as he explores his filthy shared house, which leads to a brutal and life changing dilemma. Inspired by horrific experiences with shared student accommodation!




11. SLEEPWALKERS, 1’ 38’’

UK 2015

Directed by Altea Claveras

Screenplay: Altea Claveras

Animation: Altea Claveras

Technique: 2D Animation


Production: UCA Farnham

Dialogues: None



7.125 billion people live on Earth. How many of us are truly awake? A film about doing exactly what you're told. 




12. THE WOMEN & EART SERIES, 7’ 42’’

UK 2015

Directed by Rosanna Wan


Animation: Rosanna Wan, Natasza Cetner, Simona Mehandzhieva, Joe Sparrow, Youyang Yu

Technique: 2D, Hand Drawn Animation, Monoprint

Music: Matt Part

Production: The Royal College of Art

Dialogues: None


Three tales about the relationship between a woman and the land that she depends on, her earthly longing, and belonging.




13. RABBIT BLOOD, 4’ 36’’

Turkey / USA 2016

Directed by Yagmur Altan

Screenplay: Yagmur Altan

Animation: Yagmur Altan

Technique: 3D Computer Animation

Music: Mehmet Aydin

Production: School of Visual Arts and Yagmur Altan

Dialogues: None


Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.




14. FAREWELL, 3’ 58’’

Taiwan 2015

Directed by Cheng-Chu Yu

Screenplay: Chun-Wang Sun

Animation: Cheng-Chu Yu

Technique: Cheng-Chu Yu

Music: Joseph Haydn

Production: Cheng-Chu Yu

Dialogues: None


Animals are going extinct every day, everyone know we should protect the environment and save the earth. This animation noticed people that important issue by a different way.




15. THE SWIRL OF LIFE, 2’ 29’’

France 2014

Directed by Alexandra Karamisaris

Screenplay: Alexandra Karamisaris

Animation: Alexandra Karamisaris

Technique: Stop-Motion Animation

Music: Serge Rezvani

Production: Alexandra Karamisaris

Dialogues: None

Subtitles: English


In between Eros and Thanatos, in between the past and the present, a couple gets together and sets apart in order to find themselves again. This love story is a homage to one of the most beautiful songs of the national French chanson heritage.




16. BREATH, 2’ 37’’

Korea 2015

Directed by Ma-Eum Ko

Screenplay: Ma-Eum Ko

Animation: Ma-Eum Ko

Technique: 2D Digital, Drawing Animation

Music: Good Sound kit

Production: Ma-Eum Ko

Dialogues: None


Nice walk, laid-back pace, peaceful rest, warm sunshine, and serene relaxation. As I breathe in daily lives, I feel alive with the realization of trifle but meaningful moments.




17. At The End Of The Day, 3’ 33’’

Estonia 2015

Directed by Lilli-Krõõt Repnau


Animation: Lilli-Krõõt Repnau

Technique: Stop-Motion, Drawing Animation

Music: Robert Jürjendal

Production: Estonian Academy of Arts

Dialogues: None


At The End Of The Day is an artistic animation film in one single picture. Highly detailed hand-drawn lines awaken the forest to life and then again everything reaches out into void. This endless loop resembles the compassionate and meditative circle of life.




18. FORGIVENESS, 12’ 38’’

Lebanon 2015

Directed by: Rima Irani

Screenplay: Rima Irani

Animation: Ziad Leyla - Rawad Abi Akar

Technique: Rima Irani - Fouad Aoun

Music: Dany Bou Maroun

Production: Rima Irani

Dialogues: Rima Irani

Subtitles: English


A patient is attending a session with his hypnotherapist. The purpose is to travel back to childhood through the milestones of the whole past life. We can feel the conflict and the complexity. The theme is waking hypnosis.




19. KNOCKED DOWN, 2’ 50’’

UK 2015

Directed by Pepe Gomez

Screenplay: Pepe Gomez

Animation: Pepe Gomez

Technique: Digital 2D

Music: Once John Doe / Ritornelo

Production: Independent

Dialogues: Spanish

Subtitles: English


A young boxer ponders about the world of boxing while fighting for the championship belt.