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Thursday 16/03/2023 09:00 - 11:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Official Screening
Thursday 16/03/2023 21:00 - 23:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:44:31

  1. The Torrential Melody / La Melodía Torrencial 06:55
  2. Mexico 2022
    Directed by: José Luis Saturno
    Screenplay: José Luis Saturno
    Production/School: José Luis Saturno, Paloma Cabrera
    Dialogue language: Spanish

    A town suffering a long drought entrusts its destiny to a wandering musician who has the power to bring rain with his accordion´s music.

  3. My Dear Son 09:00
  4. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Wing Yan Lilian Fu
    Screenplay: Egle Vertelyte
    Animation: Wing Yan Lilian Fu
    Technique: 2D animation
    Music: Matthew James Kelly
    Dialogue language: No dialogue
    Subtitles language: No subtitle

    In a capitalist city, where people have kids to be proud of, a woman - Rose unexpectedly gives birth to a cat son. The Baby doesn’t behave as an ordinary baby and Rose struggles to love him. Rose tries her best to change him, even if it means changing his true nature. However, to find a connection she will need to learn to love him for whom he is and to remember something about herself that she has forgotten a long time ago.

  5. Pet Paradise 04:54
  6. China 2022
    Directed by: Hana zhang
    Dialogue language: Chinese

    Pet Paradise is a plastic surgery hospital where its patients are not human beings but animals. In this utopian place, patients could transform to whatever they want to be: a slim pig suffering from eating disorder, a snake who wishes to have eight legs, a mouse who hates being a mouse, a mute parrot, a dog who won The World Ugliest Dog Competition, a dotted rabbit who wants to bleach himself… Every cell has its own little dark secret. Could plastic surgery save them from their troubles?

  7. One Last Wish, Based on "What, Of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?" by Etgar Keret / "משאלה אחת אחרונה ע”פ סיפור של אתגר קרת- “דג זהב 10:20
  8. Israel 2021
    Directed by: Galia Osmo
    Screenplay: Galia Osmo, Emi Sfard, Alon Marcus
    Animation: Galia Osmo
    Technique: Stop motion
    Music: Alberto Shwartz
    Production/School: Galia Osmo
    Dialogue language: Hebrew
    Subtitles language: English

    The Fisherman and the Fish folk tale comes to life, in a bitter-sweet animation. A lonely fisherman has a magical goldfish, who granted him three wishes. He already used two wishes to help others in need. Now he is facing a grave decision; after accidentally killing a stranger, he has to choose whether to keep his last wish and stay a murderer. Or to use it to save a stranger's life, but in doing so he will lose the only thing that truly matters, his friend.

  9. The Best Grandfather in the World / Лучший дедушка на свете 06:30
  10. Russia 2022
    Directed by: Nina Bisyarina
    Screenplay: Anastasia Patlay
    Animation: Nina Bisyarina, Elizaveta Konysheva, Alexandra Garais, Marina Sidorovich, Dusya Geller
    Technique: 2D computer
    Music: Alexander Chirkov
    Production/School: Illuminator media
    Dialogue language: Russian
    Subtitles language: English

    Animated documentary about the childhood memories of the protagonist Felix, about his very close relationship with his grandfather and how everything changes when the grandson decides to come out as gay.

  11. Cuties 05:14
  12. United Kingdom 2021
    Directed by: Theo W Scott
    Screenplay: Theo W. Scott
    Animation: Haemin Ko, Piero Emili, Simon Danckaert
    Technique: 2D handdrawn
    Music: Andrew McDonnell
    Production/School: Jessica Loveland
    Dialogue language: English/ Silent
    Subtitles language: English

    BFI Network Presents: A hand-drawn sequential telling of human history in all its horror and glory, culminating in our next evolutionary leap. Cuties explores the elusive beauty in how we as a species continue forward in spite of our proclivity for destruction.

  13. Midnight Ash 01:46
  14. United States of America 2022
    Directed by: Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma
    Screenplay: Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma
    Animation: Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma
    Music: Sasha Lee
    Production/School: David Hughes, Cody DeMatteis
    Dialogue language: English

    A woman reminisces about her childhood and her strained relationship with her mother.

  15. Woorilakees "Gardening" 05:25
  16. Greece 2023
    Directed by: Athanasia Arvanitidou
    Screenplay: Chrisa Sivva
    Production/School: Konstantinos Patsis
    Dialogue language: English

    "Woorilakees" is an animated TV series, set on a fictional tropical island, following the life and daily adventures of a Gorilla family. Elli and Andy, our main heroes, live with their parents, Mommy Woorilakee and Daddy Woorilakee. Ever curious and always keen to discover new things, the whole family never misses an opportunity to make a fun new adventure out of seemingly simple, everyday things, playing and laughing their way to valuable life lessons. Built on sound child psychology and positive messaging, the series makes for ideal, relaxing and engaging content for children. In this episode, the Woorilakees family is out to explore and look for beautiful flowers, in order to make their own flower bed. Daddy Woorilakee, our charming and comical "know-it-all" but goofy character, knows the perfect flower spot in the jungle. On their way there, the family learns more about flowers & nature, while meeting and interacting with friendly, cheerful animals. The aim of this episode is to teach children about flowers and plants in particular, as well as respect and appreciation of nature in general, in a fun and positive way.

  17. The Lighthouse / El Faro 18:27
  18. Peru 2022
    Directed by: Mauricio Esparza, Luis Angel Esparza
    Screenplay: Luis Angel Esparza
    Animation: Mauricio Esparza
    Technique: 2D
    Music: José Varón
    Production/School: Mauricio Esparza, Luis Angel Esparza
    Dialogue language: Spanish
    Subtitles language: English

    After being thrown out of her home by her mother, little Agatha (12) must face many dangers, including the dense fog that afflicts her coastal town, to light the old lighthouse and thus save her loving father, stranded at sea.

  19. Cucumbers 15:43
  20. Russia 2021
    Directed by: Leonid Shmelkov
    Screenplay: Leonid Shmelkov
    Animation: Leonid Shmelkov
    Technique: 2D animation
    Music: Alexey Prosvirnin
    Production/School: Andrey Khrzhanovsky, Nikolay Makovsky, Mathieu Rolin
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    Simon is a successful popular photographer. Once something inside him, in his life and work breaks down. Now he sees only cucumbers in everything. He cannot exist as before and is trying to cope with his problems ...

  21. Oneluv 10:35
  22. Russia 2022
    Directed by: Varya Yakovleva
    Screenplay: Varya Yakovleva
    Animation: Nadezhda Fedotova, Varya Yakovleva, Tatiana Yatsina, Pavel Suslov, Sasha Deeva
    Technique: Hand-drawn
    Music: Alexey Prosvirnin
    Production/School: Nikolay Makovsky
    Dialogue language: No dialogue

    Strangers come to visit the home of a young couple. Taking advantage of the hospitality of the hosts, the unexpected guests push the couple to do rash things, which leads to the destruction of the established order and harmony within the family.
  23. Me and Me 09:42
  24. Taiwan 2022
    Directed by: ChiuLing Chen
    Screenplay: ChiuLing Chen
    Animation: Shih-Han Huang, Pei-Chuan Huang, ChiuLing Chen, Ruo-Hsin Wu
    Technique: Pencil hand-drawn,2D computer software
    Music: YuYing Hsu
    Dialogue language: Mandarin Chinese
    Subtitles language: English

    One woman and one black cat sharing a city life together.Sometimes life is a pleasant game, and sometimes she feels alone, as tiny as a grain of dust. The protagonist feels every minute detail in life, and senses the warmth and glitter of life in the briefest of moments.

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