Short 8

Sunday 08/11/2020 18:00 - 20:00 - Athens Animfest 2020 Online Screenings
Total Duration: 01:56:11

  1. Me, a Monster? 06:15
  2. Spain 2020
    Directed by: Belinda Bonan
    Screenplay: Belinda Bonan
    Animation: Jose Portillo, Nacho Maure, Salva Artero, Angel Cornejo
    Technique: 3D
    Music: Inés Mirás
    Production/School: Most Wanted Studio
    Dialogue language: No dialogues
    Subtitles language: N/A

    After living a peaceful life on his small planet, the lonely Nono must deal with the visit of a new being, that will make him realize that after all they are not as different as they seem.

  3. Who are you? / ¿Y Usted, Quién Es? 13:21
  4. Chile 2018
    Directed by: Julio Pot
    Screenplay: Julio Pot, Cecilia Baeriswyl
    Production/School: Cecilia Baeriswyl
    Dialogue language: English

    ”Who are you?" is the story of a writer who, after having great success with his first book, has a disastrous creative block. So much so, that not even pencils want to write for him. In his anguish a delivery girl arrives at his door and gives him a mysterious box. After inviting her in to have a coffee, they share a pleasant conversation about fame and success. What's in the box?... Nobody knows what inspiration can be wrapped in.

  5. Iktamuli 05:30
  6. Germany 2019
    Directed by: Anne-Christin Plate
    Screenplay: Anne-Christin Plate
    Animation: Anne-Christin Plate
    Technique: 2D
    Music: Catharina Goeldner, Suska Goeldner
    Production/School: Ralf Kukula
    Dialogue language: english

    An autobiographic story about the conflict of a mother and her feelings of love, connection, self-pity and denial for her disabled son.

  7. Passage / Prelazak 06:50
  8. Serbia and Montenegro 2019
    Directed by: Igor Coric
    Screenplay: Igor Coric
    Animation: Igor Coric
    Technique: 2D computer
    Music: Bozidar Obradinovic
    Production/School: Igor Coric
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: none

    After our hero, a young boy, is left alone to die in the midst of war and destruction, the last members of his tribe are dismantled to basic geometric forms under enemy fire. Taken by the feeling of sorrow and loss, the boy builds a totem out of their remains. Armed with this new structure, he continues towards another confrontation, with an unexpected twist.

  9. The Tree of Lost Souls / El árbol de las almas perdidas 15:00
  10. Spain 2019
    Directed by: Laura Zamora
    Screenplay: Laura Zamora
    Animation: Laura Zamora
    Technique: 3D
    Music: Alex Koniaris
    Production/School: Laura Zamora
    Dialogue language: Spanish
    Subtitles language: Greek and English

    The Tree of the Lost Souls is a story of tenderness and fantasy that really make us reflect on our lives and the parts of ourselves that we have lost. It is the story of Lili, an introverted 11 year old girl who uses her imagination as a refuge from the world around her; a world that has been falling apart due to the disappearance of her father, her mother's indifference towards her, betrayed friendship, and disappointment in love. But everything changes when she cries herself to sleep under a strange tree, under the watchful eye of Mr. Crow. Through this tree, Lili's soul travels to a timeless world that is populated by lost souls, even as her body lays slumbering on the roots of the tree.

  11. The Music Box 11:29
  12. Canada 2019
    Directed by: Joe Chang
    Screenplay: Joe Chang
    Production/School: Joe Chang, Yang Li
    Dialogue language: Chinese

    The Great Chinese Cultural Revolution was a political campaign in China launched and led by Mao Zedong from 1966 to 1976. Nearly ten million people, including outstanding scientists, artists, intellectuals and ordinary people, died during these "Ten Years of Turnmoil" or "Ten Years of Holocaust." This animated short film is based on a real story and sets in China during the Cultural Revolution in 1967, It is about a young boy Liang Liang, whose family is suddenly taken to the countryside by Red Guards. He is able to grab the only thing he treasures which is a western style music box, and is careful not to expose it to the red guards since it was linked to western culture. The film mirrors tragedies that befall children and families who are forced to leave their homes, due to war, colonization and political campaigns - unfortunately a situation which is all too common today.

  13. Gum and Sauce Go to Skill School 04:05
  14. United States of America 2019
    Directed by: Chadwick Whitehead
    Screenplay: Chadwick Whitehead
    Animation: Chadwick Whitehead
    Music: Chadwick Whitehead
    Dialogue language: English

    Gum pranks Sauce to get a photo for his class project. Clump helps Gum apologize but it makes matters worse. In the end, a sincere apology is made and an amazing photo is accidentally taken.
  15. companionship 04:59
  16. Egypt 2019
    Directed by: engi mahmoud
    Screenplay: engi mahmoud
    Production/School: Egyptian film center

    it's about inner conflict. who is the real hero..? the puppeteer player believes that his puppet just alive through his strange melodies voice.. his feelings and his own stories ...everyone try to prove that he is the one. and when they fell down they know that it is not about competition.. it is companionship

  17. Winter / 冬 08:00
  18. China 2019
    Directed by: 余國東
    Screenplay: 余國東
    Production/School: 余國東
    Dialogue language: Chinese

    In the cold northeast China, people lived by hunting for generations. A little boy born in a hunter family seemed to have a mysterious connection with the forest. Killing animals upset him but he couldn't stop his father. The relationship between them became increasingly tense, just like the thick winter snow hard to melt. Eventually, the boy's naive behavior changed the fate of both.

  19. Constructive Interference, Mon Ami 03:20
  20. United States of America 2019
    Directed by: John Akre
    Animation: John Akre
    Technique: 2D hand drawn, clay
    Music: Ryan Udairam
    Dialogue language: English

    Two sound waves discover the power of cooperation despite the challenges of interference.
  21. Castle 05:00
  22. Japan 2019
    Directed by: Ryotaro Miyajima
    Production/School: Sayaka Omodaka

    During the period of the 'Provinces at war', many lives were lost. A castle architect discovers the possible role of a tea room as a place for warriors to regain humanity.

  23. Inside Blue / 藍色獨白 05:51
  24. Taiwan 2019
    Directed by: Yi-Chien Chen
    Screenplay: Yi-Chien Chen
    Production/School: Yi-Chien Chen

    The story describes a man who needs all the decorations of his home to be placed in a square frame made of adhesive tape so as to feel peace of mind. As soon as the item was not within the range he had set, he would correct it immediately, so he would wear a roll of tape on his wrist to be ready for any occasional need ...

  25. Monsters In The Dark 06:02
  26. United States 2019
    Directed by: Apollonia Thomaier
    Screenplay: Apollonia Thomaier
    Production/School: Apollonia Thomaier, Aizen Chiu, Tina Huang
    Dialogue language: English

    Monsters In The Dark is a 3D/2D animated short film about a young boy haunted by his abused past fears the love of his new family and runs away into a dark forest where he meets a monster that will change his life forever. A thesis by MFA student Apollonia Thomaier.

  27. Pointless 08:35
  28. United Kingdom 2019
    Directed by: Heidi Stokes
    Screenplay: Heidi Stokes
    Animation: Hand drawn and mixed media
    Technique: Hand drawn and edited in Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro
    Music: Jen Mitlas/
    Production/School: Darren Philip
    Dialogue language: English

    An explosive exploration of ‘pointlessness’ both good and bad

  29. Crossing 06:14
  30. India 2019
    Directed by: Arvind Singh Jeena, Nikhita Prabhudesai
    Screenplay: Nikhita Prabhudesai
    Production/School: Totem Creative LLP

    On the way back from a visit, a father and his daughter meet with an accident that will make him rethink his actions.

  31. eadem cutis: the same skin / eadem cutis: dieselbe haut 05:40
  32. Germany 2019
    Directed by: Nina Hopf
    Production/School: Nina Hopf
    Dialogue language: German

    „I just want to be seen as the one I am today“ – In this experimental animated documentary John takes the viewer with him into the world of body and identity.


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