Short 3

Thursday 16/03/2023 13:00 - 15:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Official Screening
Friday 17/03/2023 01:00 - 03:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:44:12

  1. Cricket 08:00
  2. Israel 2023
    Directed by: Natalia Ryss
    Screenplay: Natalia Ryss
    Animation: Natalia Ryss
    Technique: Classical drawing animation, imitation of linocut in 2D
    Music: Boris Filanovsky
    Production/School: Dmitry Mosyagin, Frodo animation studio
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    One day, a childless peasant family had a son... a cricket. Expressionistic drama, Requiem-Guignol. Experiment with narrative form, where the role of music, sound, becomes equal to the image, without any priorities.

  3. Hush Hush Little Bear 04:40
  4. Latvia 2022
    Directed by: Māra Liniņa
    Animation: Mārtiņš Dūmiņš, Kristīne Zvirbule, Līva Piterāne
    Technique: animation in wool
    Music: Jēkabs Nīmanis
    Production/School: Ieva Zeldere, Sabīne Andersone
    Dialogue language: Latvian
    Subtitles language: English

    While the bear parents are away looking for berries and honey, the baby bears stay at home with the sheep. The bear cubs have a good time playing merrily with a ball of yarn, but soon enough the cubs find themselves all tangled up and everything is turned upside down! Luckily the sheep help them put everything in order again. The film is based on the traditional Latvian lullaby “Hush Hush Little Bear” (‘Aijā, žūžū, lāča bērni’)

  5. Magnified City 11:34
  6. Japan 2022
    Directed by: Isaku Kaneko
    Screenplay: Isaku Kaneko
    Animation: Isaku Kaneko
    Technique: 2D drawing
    Music: Tatsukiamano / Yuki Kawanishi
    Production/School: Isaku Kaneko

    A Magnifying glass human was wandering in ruined city. One day he was attracted by a photo of a beautiful city. When he tried to see it, he accidentally burned the photo,because light passed through his lens. Meanwhile, in a magnificent theater on the top of the mountain, a secret society of Projector humans was making a grand plan to recover the city with magnifying glass human's convex lens. This is an event that happened overnight.

  7. Suruaika 09:10
  8. Romania 2022
    Directed by: Vlad Ilicevici, Radu C Pop
    Screenplay: Vlad Ilicevici
    Animation: Radu C Pop, Alex Minciună, Silviu Matei
    Technique: 2D, 3D
    Music: Orkid
    Production/School: Vlad Ilicevici, Radu C Pop, Andrei Iancu
    Dialogue language: Romanian
    Subtitles language: english

    Kipu is a luxury chauffeur in a dark city, where the streets are full of cars and black cats. After he accidentally runs over the entire family of a little cat called Suruaika, Kipu adopts her and does all he can to keep her safe. As Kipu’s love for Suruaika grows, so does her body, and the streets become more and more crowded with black cats, new victims for countless little tragedies.

  9. Lovely Rita 04:10
  10. Switzerland 2022
    Directed by: Elena Madrid
    Screenplay: Elena Madrid
    Animation: 2D Animation
    Technique: 2D Drawn Animation
    Music: Dominik Flückiger
    Production/School: Lina Geissmann
    Dialogue language: without dialogue
    Subtitles language: without subtitles

    The strict traffic policewoman Rita loves control and order in her workplace. That’s why she has drawn up a rigid, rectangular road network, through which she directs the drivers with precise instructions. But as more and more cars find their way into her narrow network and it soon threatens to burst, Rita loses control in the traffic. A short story about stress, traffic jams and how to make the best of it.

  11. Dancing In The Shadows 03:04
  12. Netherlands 2022
    Directed by: Elliot Bloom, Alexandra Gordon-Gibson
    Screenplay: Elliot Bloom
    Production/School: Alexandra Gordon-Gibson, Elliot Bloom

    DANCING IN THE SHADOWS is the story of a lonesome and deflated figure who aimlessly roams the metropolis at night. They gradually realise that their shadow has come to life, moving freely from and separate to its owner. Their shadow soon discovers new ways to move and dance. The protagonist is first apprehensive about their shadow's new found rhythm of movement, but as they chase their shadow through the streets, they are soon mesmerised. Their shadow then encounters another shadow, together they coalesce and dance, transcending their figures into a new dimension, forming a unison through dance.

  13. DEALING WITH WAR 01:27
  14. Germany 2022
    Directed by: Andreas Hykade
    Screenplay: Andreas Hykade
    Production/School: Thomas Meyer-Hermann
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    Two sheep, one Dog Two sheep: „Peace“ Dog wags his tail, … opens his mouth showing six sharp teeth, ... screams: „War!“.
  15. Babel 15:05
  16. Hungary 2022
    Directed by: Árpád Koós
    Screenplay: Árpád Koós
    Production/School: Béla Klingl
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    The short film, which stretches the relationship between faith and peace, paints a utopian picture of the future. After a devastating apocalypse, humanity is reborn and an entity is created that, through the transformation of its faith, saves humanity into a new world.

  17. Of the waiting / Dell'Attesa 03:49
  18. Italy 2022
    Directed by: Adriano Vessichelli
    Screenplay: Adriano Vessichelli
    Animation: Adriano Vessichelli
    Technique: Hand drawn on paper, 2d digital animation
    Music: Marco Messina, Sacha Ricci
    Production/School: Adriano Vessichelli
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: noe

    Mistakes and disappointments of a love story gone wrong bring the protagonist into a journey within the ruins of memory, a world made of fragility and bitterness. He is suspended in a limbo, like someone who is facing the end of an important story and left with nothing else but suffering, he is waiting unable to let go.

  19. TELESCOPE 02:40
  20. Not Specified 2022
    Directed by: Stav Levi, Ido Shapira
    Screenplay: Stav Levi, Ido Shapira

    A lonely astronomist discovers a mysterious star in the sky. Disturbed by the noisy city below, he is forced to observe his neighbors and the life he isn’t living on earth.

  21. Interior / Интериор 08:00
  22. Bulgaria 2022
    Directed by: Anna Haralampieva
    Screenplay: Ivan Vesselinov
    Animation: Verginia Ivanova
    Technique: Hand-drawn on paper
    Music: Ivo Gitchev
    Production/School: Natalia Gyurova
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue
    Subtitles language: No Subtitles

    A film is about the memories of an old woman, shadows from the past, part of the family album. A snippet of life from the calendar of bygone years.

  23. Inner Polar Bear 07:00
  24. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Gerald Conn
    Screenplay: Jeanette Winterson
    Animation: Gerald Conn / Marianne Lang
    Technique: Sand Animation
    Music: Benjamin Talbott
    Production/School: Naomi Jones
    Dialogue language: English

    A film exploring the alternative human and animal perspectives on the implications of climate change using sand animation to illustrate a piece of writing by acclaimed novelist Jeanette Winterson narrated by Maxine Peake.

  25. Letters to Parkkimäentie / Kirjeitä Parkkimäentielle 08:15
  26. Finland 2022
    Directed by: Mika Koskinen
    Screenplay: Mika Koskinen
    Production/School: Mika Koskinen
    Dialogue language: Finnish

    And the greatest of these is love. Director's grandparents letters and grandmother's diaries have a dialogue throughout centuries. Time passes and eventually there is only one left with never ending longing. A bed which has been taken away rises as a symbol for the lost.

  27. PRIMAL HUNT 13:56
  28. Romania 2022
    Directed by: Barna Nemethi
    Screenplay: Barna Nemethi
    Technique: 2D
    Production/School: Radu Stancu
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: ENGLISH

    A short black and white historical fantasy that shows the power of immersive storytelling, and how it is not always to the benefit of the audience. An allegory about our addiction to screens and validation through entertainment. Primal Hunt is a tale that transforms a spectacular campfire story into an ambush and illustrates how narratives, even since ancient times, have been used more as a distraction, rather than guidance, and the dangers of fiction becoming reality.

  29. Strange Town (Poli Xeni) / Πόλη Ξένη 03:22
  30. Greece 2023
    Directed by: Eftychia Kondyli
    Technique: Stop Motion, 2d, 3d animation
    Music: Polyxeni Karakogloy - Athina Spanoy
    Production/School: Guerilla Motion Studio
    Dialogue language: Modern Greek (1453-)
    Subtitles language: English

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