Short 8

Friday 17/03/2023 11:00 - 13:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Official Screening
Friday 17/03/2023 23:00 - 01:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:42:25

  1. C'est la vie 12:51
  2. Poland 2021
    Directed by: Jacek Olejnik, Rafał Sankiewicz, Wojciech Sankiewicz, Bartosz Terlicki
    Screenplay: Jacek Olejnik, Rafał Sankiewicz, Wojciech Sankiewicz, Bartosz Terlicki
    Animation: Wojciech Sankiewicz
    Music: Rafał Sankiewicz
    Production/School: Ferajna Filmowa Kapok
    Dialogue language: Polish
    Subtitles language: English

    How to maintain well balanced life, how not to fall, when everything around is falling? How to progress when all solutions seem to be wrong? Which part should I play in the finest arts of all such as the art of live? Some of out everyday decisions may seem meaningless, whilst others affect us for years, occasionally putting our world upside down. The latest Ferajna Filmowa Kapok's movie is a short story about the man who actually faces the most peculiar moment of art of balance, art of choice, art of life. C'est la vie!

  3. Outsider / 圈外人 02:10
  4. China 2022
    Directed by: Shuo Liu
    Screenplay: Shuo Liu
    Animation: Shuo Liu
    Technique: Stop Motion
    Music: Dong Zhang

    The magic between ‘frames’ acts on clay, the table becomes a contradictory object that can be soft and hard. Some people get into it, but others are not. There is no differentiation between superior and inferior or right or wrong in this place, but how we face the world.

  5. Spoon 03:00
  6. France 2022
    Directed by: Arthur Chays
    Screenplay: Arthur Chays
    Production/School: Elisabeth Martin
    Dialogue language: French

    To escape from everyday life, it's very simple: you need a ladder and a spoon. But is it really that easy ?
  7. My Grumpy Grandpa / Mon Papi à Moi 06:22
  8. Togo 2022
    Directed by: Komi Messan Anthony
    Screenplay: Komi Messan Anthony
    Animation: 2D
    Technique: Digital
    Music: Laurent VANG, David ESCUDERO
    Production/School: The Sketchy Lab
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    In a small town in France, Hugo, an 8 year old kid, is trying to escape his angry alcoholic Grandpa, who turned into a big and scary monster.
  9. Balcony Cacophony 05:05
  10. Netherlands 2022
    Directed by: Quentin Haberham
    Screenplay: Quentin Haberham
    Production/School: Chris Stenger

    When a rich lady with a passion for topiary must swap her mansion with lush gardens for a tiny council flat, she finds it difficult to cope with her new neighbour and his strange hobbies.

  11. FLOWING HOME / COMME UN FLEUVE (Như một dòng sông) 15:00
  12. France 2021
    Directed by: Sandra Desmazières
    Screenplay: Sandra Desmazières
    Animation: Janet Perlman - Keyu Chen - Eva Cvijanovic - Jing Wang
    Music: Manuel MERLOT
    Production/School: LES FILMS DE L'ARLEQUIN (Dora Benousilio), ONF (Julie Roy)
    Dialogue language: French
    Subtitles language: ENGLISH

    Two sisters grow up in Vietnam and are separated by the war between North and South. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Thao, in her teens, must leave the country with her uncle. Her sister Saoi Maï, only a little older, remains with their parents, hoping they will soon be reunited. But their separation will last nearly 20 years, and the letters they exchange are their only way to connect and relieve their loneliness. Thao and Sao Maï write about their everyday lives, their memories, the war, and its ghosts.
  13. no name cat 16:00
  14. Moldova 2022
    Directed by: Ghenadie Popescu
    Technique: Stop Motion
    Production/School: Vitalie Popov
    Dialogue language: Romanian, Russian
    Subtitles language: English

    In a quiet Moldavian village, an innocent cat witnesses how the inhabitants are uprooted and the village’s life takes a dramatic turn over night. Based on testimonies of stalinist repressions’ survivors.

  15. secant 03:00
  16. United States of America 2022
    Directed by: Timothy David Orme

    music by Lanier Sammons video by Timothy David Orme

  17. The melancholy of the Phoenix / La melancolía del fénix 12:00
  18. Spain 2022
    Directed by: Mika Oliete
    Screenplay: Mika Oliete
    Animation: Sopa de sobre, Anna Falco
    Music: Jordi Cornudella
    Production/School: Diego Saniz, Manuel Manrique
    Dialogue language: Spanish

    A melancholic voice comes back through a conscious dream just before his birth, when he was closer to his mother. A being trapped by a loop, in an eternal journey to his deepest desires.
  19. Mine-Short film by Daphne Xourafi 08:01
  20. Greece 2022
    Directed by: Daphne Xourafi
    Screenplay: Daphne Xourafi
    Animation: Daphne Xourafi
    Technique: 2D animation
    Music: Harry Andre Katsilis
    Production/School: Daphne Xourafi
    Dialogue language: -
    Subtitles language: -

    Amina is living in the big city, working from home. When adult life pressures reach an all time high, her house comes alive in strange and unusual ways, forcing her to face an invisible enemy to save her work day.

  21. Shelf Life 03:51
  22. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Peter Litwinowicz
    Screenplay: Peter Litwinowicz
    Animation: Peter Litwinowicz
    Technique: 2D and 3D computer vision and graphics
    Music: Chopin Prelude Op 28 No 17. Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

    Inspired by the whimsical fruit and vegetable portraits of Arcimboldo, Shelf Life is a magical look at what might be dancing in the corners of our homes.

  23. The Gorgon Cycles 08:16
  24. United States 2023
    Directed by: Miles Inada, Devyn McConachie, Tessa Brinckman
    Dialogue language: English

    The Gorgon Cycles is an animated fever dream – an intricately layered invocation for the return of the long-banished visionary, Medusa. Built around a mesmerizing original score for alto flute and electronica, with a supporting cast of fish, snakes, dinosaurs, a cat, a monkey, and a magician, The Gorgon Cycles is a statement of violent optimism – a contemplation of life on the brink of global catastrophe.

  26. Albania 2022
    Screenplay: ARMAND BORA
    Animation: Bertrand Shijaku
    Technique: Cut outs
    Music: Marin Janco
    Production/School: BERTRAND SHIJAKU
    Dialogue language: Albanian
    Subtitles language: English


  27. Tying The Knot 02:17
  28. United States of America 2022
    Directed by: Ryan Wilton Zlatniski
    Screenplay: Ryan Wilton Zlatniski
    Technique: Stop Motion
    Production/School: Ryan Wilton Zlatniski
    Dialogue language: English

    A String feels overwhelmed by his tedious life, but finds comfort in a new relationship

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