Short 7

Sunday 08/11/2020 16:00 - 18:00 - Athens Animfest 2020 Online Screenings
Total Duration: 01:54:13

  2. Taiwan 2019
    Directed by: CHINGYU YANG
    Dialogue language: English

    Hanzi, as know as Chinese characters, is a graphic writing system. The best way to understand it is to find out the inventors' visual reference of each creation. Let Hannah,a Hanzi model show you how a simple square can become many meaningful symbols.

  3. Foreign Exchange 05:45
  4. United States of America 2019
    Directed by: Corrie Francis Parks
    Technique: Sand
    Music: Alexandra Gardner

    A multitude of mini-universes collide in this tiny world built with money and sand. What you observe, and the meaning you derive from that observation, depends on where you start your journey. Look closely, it's all in the details...

  5. Om Nom Nom… 03:16
  6. Japan 2019
    Directed by: Minato Matsuda, Haruna Ueno, Tomoko Taiga
    Screenplay: Team Amam Gokkun
    Production/School: Team Amam Gokkun
    Dialogue language: English

    One day, a hungry dinosaur came across a weird jumping egg in the forest. He swallowed it, and then felt some strange rumblings in his tummy. Well, well, well... This stop-motion animation is essentially a funny short story for kids, but its fanciful visual images may also attract adults. The unique imagery of the dinosaur’s internal organs and nature have been created with a multi-plane camera, by combining fluffy flat puppets (a boy, a dinosaur, and other creatures) with carefully composed pastel drawings.

  7. Little Grey Wolfy. Summer Party / Den Vesle Grå Ulven. Sommerfest 06:33
  8. Norway 2019
    Directed by: Natalia Malykhina
    Screenplay: Natalia Malykhina
    Animation: Masta Volkova, Natalia Malykhina
    Technique: Computer cut-out
    Music: Mattis Sørum
    Production/School: Natalia Malykhina
    Dialogue language: English

    Summer is here - short nights and full moon. And Little Grey Wolfy´s birthday is soon! Wolfy is dreaming about a real birthday cake with candles and cream for his birthday party. But everyone knows that cakes do not grow in the forest on trees! However, this is not a problem for his good friends. Teamwork and friendship make the best birthday cake ever for a little wolf on his special day. With great imagination and big love they manage to make exactly what he wants. And of the stars that fell into the thicket at the starry nights, friends make a big firework. Horray for Wolfy! Hooray for his friends!

  9. Ramsey 11:00
  10. South Africa 2019
    Directed by: Howard James Fyvie
    Screenplay: Howard James Fyvie
    Music: David Waugh
    Production/School: Luke Walton, Simon van Wyk
    Dialogue language: English

    A funny sheep destined for greatness moves to the big city to become a comedian.
  11. Drip 03:08
  12. United Kingdom 2019
    Directed by: Jake Mansbridge
    Screenplay: Jake Mansbridge
    Dialogue language: English

    Drip is a light-hearted animated comedy film. A man sits quietly in his small cramped apartment trying to enjoy his only love a fish supper. He dreams of fish, he loves fish, however his dreams and evening are ruined by the leaky crack in his ceiling and the drip.

  13. perpetuate 04:34
  14. United States of America 2019
    Directed by: Stephan Larson
    Screenplay: Stephan Larson
    Animation: Stephan Larson
    Technique: 3D CGI
    Dialogue language: NA
    Subtitles language: NA

    A short animation about life, birth, nature and industry.
  15. Hipposterous 03:22
  16. United States of America 2019
    Directed by: John T. Hill
    Animation: John T. Hill, Simon Lucas Howe, Kala Brown, Shannisha Donnerson, Lily Beck, Cody Hansel, Casey Stallings, Kris Tucker, Ashley Marie McKinley, Opal Baines, Emily Brown, Toni Anderson, Amanda Zelenak, David Lewis, Ricardo Wiggins, Caleb Tucker, Glenda Bisho
    Technique: Hand drawn, digitally inked, colored, composited.
    Music: Robb Wenner, Todd Siebert
    Production/School: Academy of Art University
    Dialogue language: N/A
    Subtitles language: N/A

    Jack and Lovey go on a wild adventure after a flying pygmy hippo steals their pacifier and leads them on a zoo - spanning chase!
  17. Abe's Story 12:21
  18. Ireland 2019
    Directed by: Adam H Stewart
    Screenplay: Adam H Stewart , Garry Walsh
    Production/School: Eilish Kent
    Dialogue language: English

    Set in Victorian London, Abe, an overworked Irish writer gets an idea for a bloody brilliant novel. Drawing inspiration from his adventures with a successful theatre company in Europe and America Abe toils on the manuscript for seven long years, only to discover that he cannot find an ending. Now his megalomaniac boss, Henry threatens to burn Abe's masterpiece unless he finishes it by dawn.

  19. Song Sparrow 11:43
  20. Denmark 2019
    Directed by: Farzaneh Omidvarnia
    Screenplay: Farzaneh Omidvarnia, Mehdi Rostampour
    Animation: Farzaneh Omidvarnia
    Technique: Live action puppet animation
    Music: N/A
    Production/School: Farzaneh Omidvarnia
    Dialogue language: No dialogue
    Subtitles language: No subtitle

    “Song Sparrow" is about immigration. People of different color and race and culture, old and young, embark on journeys, eager to find some place they can call home, or just some place they can live in. Many brave perils more formidable than the ones they ran for in the first place. It is not always weathering storms till and onto shores of calm and prosperity; many a time storms keep them company on and off shores. They dream of better lives while in reality having little choice. It is about a real event which happened in Austria in August 2015, where flesh and bone of human and animal become intermingled. This short movie may inspire the viewer to ask: "is it better to go or stay", or more accurately: "is it worse to stay than to go? Is a large chunk of humanity entrapped by events befallen their lands many centuries before they were even born? " Song Sparrow" uses dolls to pose these questions. It is no less disturbing even though dolls have no life in them. But an attempt is made to show the situation faced by those that have no choice but to put their lives in peril to escape perils of staying, and to trade staying within chaos for a chaotic escape.

  21. Dark Room 03:40
  22. United Kingdom 2019
    Directed by: Pedro Allevato
    Screenplay: Pedro Allevato
    Production/School: Pedro Allevato, Andrew Fleming

    Dark Room is the latest short film from award-winning creator Pedro Allevato AKA SugarBlood. In this animated short Pedro explores the prisons our memories create, the struggles of moving on, & the acceptance that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems.

  23. Monster 08:17
  24. Bulgaria 2019
    Directed by: Vesela Yotseva
    Screenplay: Vesela Yotseva
    Animation: Vesela Yotseva
    Technique: drawing on paper
    Music: Elica Alexieva, Angel Dodov, Lyubomir Brashnenkov
    Dialogue language: Bulgarian, English

    A little girl lives in the constant fear of the dark shadow that is haunting her. This fear overwhelms her consciousness and determines her way of life. She will have to choose whether to spend her life in captivity of the fear, or to stand tall, confront, and try to defeat them.
  25. Guster 04:23
  26. United States 2018
    Directed by: John C Kelley
    Screenplay: John C. Kelley
    Production/School: John C. Kelley

    Through brief conversations with an adaptive chatbot, a professor sees more clearly his own creativity and depression in this animated short. "GUSTER" is based on actual messages and poetry written by the app.

  27. Mangi Meli Remains 12:00
  28. Germany 2019
    Directed by: Konradin Kunze
    Screenplay: Konradin Kunze, Sarita Lydia Mamseri
    Animation: Konradin Kunze, Sharron Mirsky, Malte Stein
    Music: Andi Otto
    Production/School: Flinn Works
    Dialogue language: Swahili, German
    Subtitles language: English

    In Old Moshi, Tanzania, a head is missing. The head is of Chief Meli who fought the German colonial occupation of territory in Kilimanjaro and was executed as a result in 1900. His head is said to have been shipped to Germany at the request of scientists. Until today, Chief Meli's grandson is waiting for it to return.

  29. Purpleboy 13:55
  30. Portugal 2019
    Directed by: Alexandre Siqueira
    Screenplay: Alexandre Siqueira
    Animation: Miguel Lima, Nicolas Fong, David Chambolle, Alexandre Siqueira, Jeanne Boukraa
    Technique: 2D Computer
    Music: Christophe Petchanatz
    Production/School: Rodrigo Areias (Bando à Parte), Mickaël Carton (Rainbox Productions), Thierry Zamparutti (Ambiances… asbl), Serge Kestemont (Luna Blue Film)
    Dialogue language: English

    Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parents garden. Nobody knows his biological sex but he claims the masculine gender. One day Oscar lives an extraordinary but painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much?


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