Short 9

Friday 17/03/2023 13:00 - 15:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Official Screening
Saturday 18/03/2023 01:00 - 03:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:44:28

  1. Shakespeare for all Ages 02:42
  2. Germany 2022
    Directed by: Hannes Rall
    Screenplay: Hannes Rall
    Production/School: Hannes Rall
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    Shakespeare's works are timeless - this film proves it! Awarded with the Seal of Approval"Highly Recommended" the highest distinction of the FBW, the German federal authority for evaluating and rating film and media. "How can you give the target and age group "smartphone" an overview of the work of this unique literary genius without getting bogged down in long-winded lectures on verse and drama theory? The filmmaker and artist Hannes Rall has turned this consideration into a very short and yet for that very reason so great animated film. (...) He succeeds in depicting the poet's most famous plays in an immediately recognisable way with individual images that flow dynamically into one another. A smart, entertaining and coherent Shakespeare homage in about 3 minutes."

  3. The Red Ball 06:59
  4. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: George Morgan
    Screenplay: George Morgan
    Animation: Claire Winter, Lilian Fu, Ana Caro Sabogal, Michael Young
    Music: Hollie Buhagiar
    Production/School: Adam Gregory Smith
    Dialogue language: English

    Clinging onto his red ball, Bamike leaves the big city of London for a small town where his family can get a fresh start after a family tragedy.

  5. Botanica Exotica 12:52
  6. Hungary 2022
    Directed by: Sofia Laszlovszky
    Screenplay: Sofia Laszlovszky, Zsombor Benyovszky dr
    Animation: Sofia Laszlovszky, Csaba Zabos
    Technique: 2d animation
    Music: Freakin' Disco, Gabor Keresztes
    Production/School: Zsombor Benyovszky dr
    Dialogue language: -
    Subtitles language: -

    A magnetic storm is approaching the solar system which effects all living things differently. On a remote planet our protagonist Dale, a plant-lover ex-scientist’s lonely life is in danger. With the slowly approaching storm tension grows bigger and erupts into massive aggression between the habitants which makes everybody dangerously insane. The well controlled aggression in the society blows up like a bomb. While the storm is getting closer and closer Dale suffers from chronic visions and nightmares which are becoming stronger with the storm. In his visions he sees a beautiful pink lady who feels familiar. And if this wasn’t enough his beloved plants are mysteriously disappearing leaving only strange messages behind. What is happening with him? Without him being conscious of it, is that his soulmate from a parallel universe trying to connect with him and save him? The lovely lady Alice is from a planet where space and time works differently. Here plants rule the world with the help of animals, and humans are only the third most intelligent creatures. On her planet plants are able to travel through space and time, and with this ability they are trying to help Alice to save Dale. Their Leaders the Twin Trees are sending messages and even a messenger for Dale hoping he understands that the portals are going to open soon. Dale eventually understands the meaning of the messages and finds himself traveling through a gate in time and space and seemingly arriving in Exotica, meeting Alice his soulmate. But we are switching back for Dale’s terrace once more. Here he is lying on his back headless. Is this the end of Dale or just a different beginning...
  7. robo99 / 로보99 11:45
  8. Korea 2022
    Directed by: SUNG CHEOL KIM
    Production/School: SUNG CHEOL KIM
    Dialogue language: Korean
    Subtitles language: english

    Robo99, who lost his heart while helping the red bird Dodo, travels to a heart factory where no one has been to get a heart and achieve his dream. The story is the first episode Robo99 experiences on a trip.

  9. The Thrown Away Book / Zapomniana książka 17:47
  10. Poland 2022
    Directed by: Agata Gorządek
    Screenplay: Agata Gorządek
    Production/School: Wojciech Leszczyński

    Levi and Toni are a father and son find a mysterious object - a discarded, damaged book. With their joint efforts they restore it to its former glory and shine. The result they achieve exceeds their expectations. The film is inspired by a short story of the same title by Czech writer Arnost Goldflam.

  11. Innermost / 无二 15:00
  12. China 2022

    The background of the stop-motion animation short film Innermost is set in the future featured by highly advanced technologies but collapsed society and civilization system. The cyberpunk-style science fiction world coexists fantastically with the traditional oriental martial arts world. The story follows the emotional entanglement between a long-lost chivalrous couple and a person with regenerated organs starting from a fight for a mystic magic lyre. From the perspective of what regeneration technologies are able of, the short film will arouse the audience to think of how the value of emotions can be magnified or dissolved.

  13. Kendila 12:00
  14. Tunisia 2022
    Directed by: Nadia Rais
    Screenplay: Nadia Rais
    Production/School: Alaedine Aboutaleb
    Dialogue language: Arabic

    Flying over miles for several days, a seagull lands in a village whose name it does not know and from which emerges a musical tune. The author of this melody is AWA. For her, music has become a way to soften her pain and no longer see the harsh reality facing her village: pollution and the proliferation of jellyfish that have caused the disappearance of turtles and more specifically Soulaafet, her best friend.
  15. The Waking Dream 14:59
  16. United States of America 2022
    Directed by: Jody Zellen
    Music: Jonathan Zalben

    "The Waking Dream" is an animation that features simple shapes and stick figures that when seen together form a larger narrative about the trials and tribulations of life. "The Waking Dream" looks forward and back. It is a low tech realization of a high tech world. The animation explores the relationship of an imagined past and future, taking into consideration the years of the pandemic and the effects of isolation

  17. THE BLACK reCAT 05:44
  18. Italy 2022
    Directed by: Paolo Gaudio
    Screenplay: Paolo Gaudio
    Production/School: Paolo Gaudio
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    A stop motion adaptation of the novel by E. A. Poe 'The Black Cat'.

  19. Oh So Convenient / 金方便捏 04:40
  20. Taiwan 2022
    Directed by: Huei Jen Hung
    Screenplay: Huei Jen Hung
    Production/School: Katie Chen
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    A man who has a unique way of using toilet paper after pooping. A couple who always order food because they don’t like to put on clothes. A family who has a way to avoid washing dishes. A woman who likes her table to be sparkly clean. People use bags for every little thing. Just like that, the convenience of life at your fingertips which we enjoy every single day. Too much waste? No problem, flash them all down to the toilet!

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