Short 5

Sunday 28/03/2021 17:00 - 19:00 - Athens Animfest 2021 Official Screening
Monday 29/03/2021 05:00 - 07:00 - Athens Animfest 2021 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:56:37

  1. Conquistador 02:00
  2. France 2020
    Directed by: Jérémie Cousin
    Animation: Jérémie Cousin

    A tooth to lose, a coin to give: that is the tooth firy's motto. Brave, she will come hell or high water to fulfill her mission.
  3. Exceptional Minds Promo - Mitsubishi Electric 05:24
  4. United States of America 2020
    Directed by: Howie Hoffman, Scott Sackett
    Screenplay: Howie Hoffman
    Music: Spectrum Labs
    Production/School: Jon Clark
    Dialogue language: English

    Animated promo video for Exceptional Minds - a non profit visual effects and animation school and studio for young adults on the autism spectrum. Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric of America.
  5. Craziest Things 03:10
  6. United Kingdom 2020
    Directed by: Sacha Beeley
    Screenplay: Babeheaven

    Music video for 'Craziest Things' by Babeheaven. Directed & animated by Sacha Beeley
  7. A Family That Steals Dogs 07:30
  8. United States of America 2020
    Directed by: John C Kelley
    Screenplay: John C Kelley
    Dialogue language: English

    Strange experiences and realizations lead a grieving artist to reconsider his identity and beliefs in this meditation on grief, family and mental illness.
  9. The water of the earth / L'eau de la terre 04:11
  10. France 2020
    Directed by: Romain Claris
    Animation: Romain Claris
    Technique: Paint
    Music: Suraj Nepal
    Production/School: Romain Claris
    Dialogue language: French
    Subtitles language: English

    Freely inspired by some thirty paintings by great masters of painting such as Qi Baishi, Gao Xingjian, Shoda Koho, or Katsushika Hokusai, Chloé Guêze paints this tale of Oceania. Director Statement Using the classic tools of dramaturgy, the tale offers, with its metaphors and allegories, several levels of reading, that's its sweet strength! Often considered to be aimed at young audiences, all nevertheless, young or old, are invited to dream and make up their own story.   For some, "Water from the Earth" will be the story of an ordinary little frog who just wanted to become extraordinary, the tragi-comic resolution may then make people smile.  For others, it may also take on and illustrate the ravages of ultra-capitalism, and then propose to look for ways in which we could all live better together… After "Les cousins des nuages" (1 min, 2017, 50 international selections, 6 awards) Romain Claris reuses the Buddhaboard to make "L'eau de la terre". The Buddhaboard allows to paint with water, then to see the paint disappear when it dries. Filmed, then accelerated, then reversed and animated, the paintings then appear in movement. ———— Librement inspirée par une trentaine de tableaux de grands maîtres de la peinture tel que Qi Baishi, Gao Xingjian, Shoda Koho, ou encore Katsushika Hokusai, Chloé Guêze peint ce conte d’Océanie. Utilisant les ressorts classiques de la dramaturgie, le conte propose, avec ses métaphores et allégories, plusieurs niveaux de lecture, c’est sa douce force ! Souvent considéré comme s'adressant au jeune public, tous pourtant, petits ou grands, sont invités à rêver et à se fabriquer leur propre histoire.   Pour certains « L’eau de la terre » sera l’histoire d’une petite grenouille ordinaire qui voulait juste devenir extraordinaire, la résolution tragi-comique fera peut-être alors sourire.  Pour d’autres, il peut aussi revêtir et illustrer les ravages de l’ultra-capitalisme, puis proposer à chercher comment nous pourrions mieux vivre tous ensemble… Après «Les cousins des nuages» (1 min, 2017, 50 sélections internationale, 6 prix) Romain Claris réutilise le Buddhaboard pour réaliser « L’eau de la terre ». Le Buddhaboard permet de peindre à l’eau, puis de voir disparaître la peinture lors du séchage. Filmées puis accélérées, puis inversées et animées, les peintures apparaissent alors en mouvement….

  11. The Fourfold 07:14
  12. Canada 2020
    Directed by: Alisi Telengut
    Screenplay: Alisi Telengut
    Production/School: Alisi Telengut, The film was supported by Main Film, Cinémathèque québécoise, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Animated Image Society-TAIS, National Film Board of Canada-Filmmaker Assistance program (NFB - FAP)
    Dialogue language: Mongolian

    Based on the ancient shamanic rituals and animistic beliefs in Mongolia and Siberia, the film explores the indigenous worldview and wisdom: Nature is the homeland of human being, Tengri is the deity and the father sky, Earth is the mother with rivers nourishing all beings, pagan and pantheist gods co-exist with all mortals. Against the backdrop of the modern existential crisis and the human-induced rapid environmental change, there is a necessity to reconsider and reclaim the ideas of animism for planetary health and non-human materialities.

  13. Letter to My Body 01:55
  14. United States 2020
    Directed by: Elyse Kelly
    Screenplay: Joy Ladin
    Production/School: Elyse Kelly
    Dialogue language: English

    An intimate conversation between one's true self and the body they've been given. Based on the poem by writer Joy Ladin, who has become a nationally recognized speaker on transgender issues since coming out in 2008.

  15. Beyond the Line 03:16
  16. Korea 2020
    Directed by: Jinuk Choi
    Animation: JInuk Choi
    Technique: JInuk Choi
    Music: Corey Wallace
    Dialogue language: English

    A wheelchair dreams of one day being fast like a racing car.

  17. The Winter 05:00
  18. Australia 2020
    Directed by: Xin Li
    Screenplay: Xin Li
    Production/School: Xin Li
    Dialogue language: English

    Walking in a snowy forest, a peasant sees an unusual deer and goes to follow it. The deer allures him and the peasant even wants to catch it.

  19. Agapito 04:39
  20. Spain 2020
    Directed by: Rafael Vidal Altabert, Julián Gómez Caballero
    Dialogue language: Spanish

    Agapito is a vampire mosquito who lives with his family. Everyone likes to go to the cemetery tavern every night to drink shots of fresh blood, but all he cares about is music. He plays the trumpet and has always dreamed of playing in a real orchestra. One day, Agapito leaves the niche and travels far from home, where he meets the members of the musical group “La ChicaCharcos & The Katiuskas Band”. From that moment on, he will embark on an adventure that will lead him to stardom as a trumpeter.

  21. the game just got real 01:00
  22. Switzerland 2020
    Directed by: bellopropello
    Screenplay: bellopropello
    Production/School: bellopropello
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    dogs and humans want to play. or not?
  23. Pangäa 13:35
  24. Austria 2020
    Directed by: Beate Hecher + Markus Keim
    Screenplay: Markus Keim, Beate Hecher
    Animation: Beate Hecher
    Technique: Beate Hecher
    Music: Markus Keim
    Production/School: Beate Hecher, Markus Keim
    Dialogue language: German
    Subtitles language: English

    In the field of tension between work and private retreat, the downfall of an administrative officer is sketched who is no longer up to his changing environment and who finally succumbs to it through his own disappearance. As an administrative employee of a corporate group, the protagonist experiences the same constant stations of his monotonous everyday life. Quite casually and at first unnoticed by him, his surroundings begin to change and deform until one morning he finds an empty office and is confronted with the fact that this everyday life no longer exists. What remains is a society without a human face in a deserted architecture... a city minus people in its poetic and cruel beauty.
  25. Io 07:43
  26. Italy 2020
    Directed by: Antonio Michele Stea
    Screenplay: Antonio Michele Stea
    Production/School: Antonio Michele Stea
    Dialogue language: English

    The gaze belongs to the individual: always looking at the outside from the inside. Inside and out are the same image at a mirror. Here the space is not a space.

  27. Snow Shelter / Sniego pastogė 16:09
  28. Lithuania 2020
    Directed by: Robertas Nevecka
    Screenplay: Robertas Nevecka
    Production/School: Giedrė Burokaitė
    Dialogue language: Lithuanian

    Frigid winter in a war-devastated, present-day city. Several years have passed since the destruction, and the city is slowly rebuilding. A thirty-year-old guy is living as a squatter in an apartment with a group of strangers. He struggles to survive and also to find a little more comfort in this rough setting. One night he nearly burns the flat down, hoping for a warmer sleep. His roommates start hating him, so the guy has to find another shelter.

  29. Hindered 01:00
  30. United States of America 2020
    Directed by: Edward Ramsay-Morin

    An homage to 2020.

  32. Spain 2020
    Directed by: CARLA PEREIRA
    Screenplay: CARLA PEREIRA
    Production/School: PALOMA MORA
    Dialogue language: Spanish

    In a particular universe, a cat goes to a job interview where his skills will be valued by three mice. As the interview progresses the situation becomes increasingly uncomfortable for all involved.

  33. Waka Huia 15:13
  34. Belgium 2019
    Directed by: Laurent Leprince
    Screenplay: Laurent Leprince, Philippe Carreau
    Production/School: Geert Van Goethem, Linda Sterckx, Thierry Zamparutti, Serge Kestemont

    An old man of Maori origin crosses the world between dream and reality in the footsteps of his grandfather killed in Belgium during the First World War.

  35. The weather is lovely 14:18
  36. China 2020
    Directed by: Lien, Chun-Chien
    Screenplay: Pohan Lee
    Animation: Chakrit Nonkome
    Technique: 3D toon shading
    Music: Simon Whitfield
    Production/School: Dottodot Design studio
    Dialogue language: Chinese
    Subtitles language: no dialogue

    Claude, the cloud maker, accidentally drops his cloud-making gadget after finished his daily mission. The gadget gets picked up by a researcher Yin in a weather observatory atop a remote Mountain. Yin learns how to use the gadget and makes a lots clouds inside the lab. Claude, meanwhile, can only observe patiently outside and seek chance to retrieve his gadget secretly (since he is not allowed to reveal himself to the people on the ground.) A thunder cloud that Yin made releases a thunderbolt on radio and causes a small fire scene. In her attempt to put out fire, the gadget gets short-circuited and turns into a huge water-thirst cloud monster. Claude is forced to show up and teams with Yin to stop it from becoming a total disaster


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