Short 10

Friday 17/03/2023 15:00 - 17:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Official Screening
Saturday 18/03/2023 03:00 - 05:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:42:51

  1. A Language of Shapes 06:09
  2. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Samantha Moore
    Screenplay: Samantha Moore
    Production/School: Abigail Addison
    Dialogue language: English

    Emi, a young girl with a stomach upset, enters the magical, microscopic world inside a zebrafish and aids the defenders of her cells to outwit the invading Shigella bacteria. At a time when there is increased anxiety around the viral attack on our cells by Coronavirus, this enchanting fairytale film decodes and celebrates the research happening in The Mostowy Lab at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In an accessible and engaging way it aims to convey cutting edge research about how our cells defeat invading pathogens, and how these scientific discoveries can improve wellbeing and save lives around the world.

  3. Wild & Woolly 05:40
  4. United States of America 2022
    Directed by: Alan Jennings
    Screenplay: Alan Jennings
    Music: Sheila Rose Stein
    Production/School: Alan Jennings
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    Sparks fly when a young girl encounters a mythological beast in the woods. Tension rises when the creature navigates the perilous world of family dynamics.
  5. Bride's Dream 07:00
  6. Canada 2022
    Directed by: Joe Chang
    Screenplay: Joe Chang
    Animation: Joe Chang
    Technique: Joe Chang
    Music: Shen Lin
    Production/School: Yang Li
    Dialogue language: Chinese
    Subtitles language: English

    This is a story about a bride who is separated from her soldier husband by life and death. At the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty in China, a civil war was launched in order to compete for power and positions, and the people suffered from exile and exile. The man, Wang Hui, had been married for less than a few months and was forcibly conscripted into the army. Newlywed wife Zhang, who has been waiting at home all day long, accompanied by the birds in the garden, unknowingly becoming a dream. Dreaming of Wang Hui's return from dismantling his armor, Zhang was both happy and sad. All of a sudden, the drums of war were terrifying, and the soldiers were in chaos, all of which were skeletons of flesh and blood. Zhang suddenly woke up with fright, only to realize that it was all a dream.

  7. Bi The Way [Animation] 15:00
  8. Germany 2022
    Directed by: Amir Ovadia Steklov
    Screenplay: Amir Ovadia Steklov
    Production/School: Amir Ovadia Steklov
    Dialogue language: English

    Bi The Way is a short, funny, and intimate animated film about Amir’s life-journey as a bisexual cis man - made in a Stop-Motion animation technique. The film tells Amir’s story from early childhood until present day, highlighting his struggle to fit into binary culture making him unacceptable to the heteronormative community and invisible in the LGBTQIA community. Dr. Maya Lavie-Ajayi and PhD candidate Zeinab Nobowati join in on the films historical-social discussion, providing background knowledge in queer and feminist theories to the subject matter of the film. They also shed light upon the hidden mechanisms of the modern western binary culture and why non-binary people struggle to fit in.

  9. The Sphere / Sfera 13:30
  10. Croatia 2022
    Directed by: Manuel Sumberac
    Screenplay: Manuel Sumberac
    Animation: Manuel Sumberac
    Music: Marcel Vaid
    Production/School: Ankica Jurić Tilić, Vanja Sremac, Ruedi Schick

    A shift in the routine inevitably disrupts the harmony between Io and the Sphere causing the irreversible destruction of their coexistence by creating a new, seemingly different reality that will set new rules, a new routine.

  11. SHOAH Bernard Ores 14:04
  12. France 2022
    Directed by: Baptiste Drapeau
    Screenplay: Baptiste Drapeau
    Animation: Marie Bouchet
    Technique: 2D
    Music: Agnès Olier
    Production/School: Golem&Linea Films (Alexandre de Villeneuve, Christophe Jankovic)
    Dialogue language: French, German, Polish, Ukrainian
    Subtitles language: English

    During WWII, in the ghetto of Przemysl, in Poland, Bernard and two comrades hide in a bunker dug under the roadway to escape deportation.

  13. Arlo Sings the Blues (In the Middle of the Night) 03:42
  14. United States of America 2022
    Directed by: R.J. Sullivan
    Screenplay: R.J. Sullivan
    Animation: R.J. Sullivan
    Technique: 2D Hand-drawn
    Music: R.J. Sullivan
    Production/School: Catch and Hatch Studios
    Dialogue language: English

    Arlo is a delusional cat who loves to sing all night long. Is he practicing or is he annoying? Hmmm... I guess that depends on who you ask. But this is Arlo's story.
  15. My Private Volcano 05:25
  16. China 2022
    Directed by: Xi Chen
    Screenplay: Xi Chen
    Animation: Xi Chen, Di Hu
    Technique: 3D & 2D Computer
    Music: Xi Chen
    Production/School: Xi Chen
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    The anime girls collectively feasted on the lifecycle of the white robots and brought tears to the world. The tear fell on the heads of the anime girls, who took turns being struck by the tear which contained a space of private voyeurism to explore and expand.
  17. out of control 15:47
  18. Switzerland 2022
    Directed by: bellopropello
    Screenplay: bellopropello
    Animation: bellopropello
    Technique: D2
    Music: pond5 library
    Production/School: bellopropello
    Dialogue language: no dialogue
    Subtitles language: no subtitles

    Machines and robots take care of almost all human activities. The world is automated, and meaningful individual employment isn't possible anymore. A workforce simply is no longer needed – except for some monitoring activities – and humans are doomed to carry out completely insignificant, absurd and repetitive work. The monotony of everyday life blends with suppressed desires resulting in a conflicting existence between reality and fiction.

  19. Anantara 12:34
  20. Brazil 2022
    Directed by: Douglas Alves Ferreira
    Screenplay: Douglas Alves Ferreira
    Production/School: Douglas Alves Ferreira

    In the not so far future, a little girl lives alone in a junkyard. One day, another girl appears, and life is not so lonely anymore. A big event occurs, and they will never be the same again…

  21. The Last Cloudweaver 04:00
  22. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Anna-Ester Volozh
    Screenplay: Judit Boor
    Animation: Emma-Louise Wakley, Sergey Gordeev
    Technique: 2D
    Music: Ros Gilman
    Production/School: Anna-Ester Volozh
    Dialogue language: no dialogue

    High above the clouds, a Dragon is teaching his granddaughter the last vestiges of his craft - Cloud Weaving. A magical art form, it takes time and patience to learn, and although Skye’s ambitions are soaring, her skills still need practice. As the sun sets over the horizon and day turns to night, she slowly comes into her own, shouldering the responsibility of creation and accepting the passage of time.

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