Short 8

Saturday 19/03/2022 16:00 - 18:00 - Athens Animfest 2022 Official Screening
Sunday 20/03/2022 04:00 - 06:00 - Athens Animfest 2022 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:48:23

  1. A Whale Song 02:36
  2. Japan 2021
    Directed by: Sacha Beeley

    Music video for Brother Sun Sister Moon

  3. DING (Thing) / Ding 04:32
  4. Germany 2021
    Directed by: Malte Stein
    Screenplay: Malte Stein
    Animation: Malte Stein
    Technique: Malte Stein
    Music: Malte Stein
    Production/School: Malte Stein
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    Haunted by a little thing, a man gets driven to the edge.

  5. Up, up, up & cow aroound / Up, up, up & Bunt herüm 05:45
  6. Germany 2021
    Directed by: Kirsten Carina Geißer, Ines Christine Geißer
    Screenplay: Kirsten Carina Geißer
    Production/School: Ines Christine Geißer
    Dialogue language: English

    Two different yet similar situations: Loud screeching birds harass the female protagonists who live in harmony with themselves and nature. In the end, the birds button their beaks. A feminist retelling of a fairy tale written by the Brothers Grimm.

  7. In The Beginning Was Water 19:03
  8. Ireland 2021
    Directed by: Kasia Zimnoch and Paweł Kleszczewski
    Screenplay: Kasia Zimnoch
    Animation: Mariusz Kleszczewski
    Technique: 2D
    Music: Yann Ciennik
    Production/School: Konik Film Studio
    Dialogue language: no dialogues
    Subtitles language: no dialogues

    „In The Beginning Was Water” is an animated movie which is our interpretation of Irish legends about origin of Shannon River and the myth about Salmon of Knowledge (Irl. bradán feasa). The plot is built through symbolic events, archetypal themes, in particular related to the element of water. The script was inspired by Mircea Eliade's book "Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy". Femininity expressed in the symbolism of water is the leitmotif of the story.

  9. Forgotten 04:23
  10. Canada 2021
    Directed by: Mawrgan Shaw
    Screenplay: Mawrgan Shaw
    Animation: Mawrgan Shaw
    Technique: 2D hand-drawn
    Music: Jacob Waxman
    Dialogue language: English

    A timely interpretation of one senior's loneliness, sorrow, and deteriorating grip on reality.
  11. Life unfolded 09:59
  12. France 2021
    Directed by: Bhopal
    Dialogue language: French

    Life as it unfolds, through the memories and traces left in our minds.
  13. C / Alleswasichberühre 05:04
  14. Switzerland 2020
    Directed by: Marion Täschler
    Screenplay: Marion Täschler
    Music: Yannick Gächter, Sounddesign: Loïc Kreyden
    Production/School: LUCERNE SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN, Departement Animation, Jürgen Haas
    Dialogue language: German
    Subtitles language: English

    In a constant search for closeness, C experiences emotions in all their highs and lows. Even if a familiar phase of togetherness is followed by a rejection of the other person and, accordingly, a sad loneliness, C does not give up. Again and again, new ways are found to find the longed-for closeness and tenderness. And to lose.
  15. Insect / Insekt 29:50
  16. Poland 2021
    Directed by: Marcin Podolec
    Screenplay: Marcin Podolec
    Animation: Agnieszka Czachór Renata Gąsiorowska Karolina Kajetanowicz Ala Nunu Leszyńska Ewa Łuczków Adrianna Matwiejczuk Julia Marchowska Agata Mianowska Marcin Podolec Kacper Zamarło
    Technique: 2d
    Music: Wojtek Kurek
    Production/School: Marcin Podolec, Wiktoria Podolec (Yellow Tapir Films)
    Dialogue language: Polish
    Subtitles language: English

    Pascal lives with his parents in a city full of smog. The dense fog confuses the citizens. The smoke hides the secrets of both people and infamous... insects. The discovery of one of those secrets changes Pascal's life.

  18. France 2020
    Directed by: Cyprien NOZIÈRES
    Screenplay: Cyprien NOZIÈRES
    Production/School: Olivier CHABALIER, Clémence MARCADIER
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    In a peaceful kitchen garden, the mother of a small tomato defuses a nocturnal fright by telling of the terrible fate of a knife and how his desire of violence led to his loss.

  19. Doom Cruise 16:45
  20. Germany 2021
    Directed by: Hannah Stragholz, Simon Steinhorst
    Screenplay: Olivia Schrøder
    Animation: Simon Steinhorst, Hannah Stragholz
    Technique: Ink on paper
    Music: Elisa Kühnl
    Production/School: Simon Steinhorst, Hannah Stragholz
    Dialogue language: english, french, german, greek, russian
    Subtitles language: english

    A giant cruise ship is drifting through a dissolving world. Although the passengers seem to know that this ship is going down, nobody bothers anymore. Only when the engine starts to fade and the captains voice is breaking in the PA, a sense of panic arises. What to do when we have to say goodbye? Three children on board decide to do something nice.


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