Short 12

Friday 17/03/2023 19:00 - 21:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Official Screening
Saturday 18/03/2023 07:00 - 09:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:47:05

  1. Ethel 07:50
  2. Switzerland 2022
    Directed by: Beatrice Jäggi
    Screenplay: Beatrice Jäggi, Lina Geissmann
    Animation: Geena Gasser, Beatrice Jäggi
    Technique: Stop Motion
    Music: beni Mosele
    Production/School: Lina Geissmann
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    Ethel discovers boxes with glittering clothes of her late mother, who was a figure skater. In the snowy forest she searches for the idyllic pond where her mother once taught her to skate. She wants to relive those memories, attempts to understand her mother’s passion. On the frozen pond Ethel, however, encounters the Bone Ice Princess, who challenges her to a dangerous dance on thin ice. Will Ethel survive this contest in one piece? A tale of letting go and growing up.
  3. The Egret River / 鷺鷥河 20:20
  4. Taiwan 2022
    Directed by: Wan-Ling Liu
    Screenplay: Wan-Ling Liu, Jett Chang
    Animation: Li-An Liu, Wan-Ling Liu
    Technique: 2D Digital
    Music: Jett Chang
    Production/School: Care Chiu
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    Among the tall buildings of the city, the lonely guard hides a beautiful field that no one knows, and meets an egret there; but the expansion of the city never stops, one day the field is destroyed, the egret escapes without a trace, the lonely guard begins to see mysterious illusions…
  5. Another Presence 12:00
  6. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Simon Ball
    Screenplay: Simon Ball
    Animation: Simon Ball
    Technique: 2D, Digital Drawing
    Music: Xai Tang
    Dialogue language: English

    Another Presence recounts the unique and often curious experiences of people living with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), the third most common form of dementia. A multi-sensory condition that can cause dream-like symptoms, it’s a condition like no other. Told through the testimonies of those living with DLB, the film explores the surreal and lesser known effects of dementia, compelling us to question how our brains function and to what extent we can trust our senses.

  7. In the beginning 10:46
  8. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Shaun Clark
    Screenplay: Chris Lince
    Animation: Shaun Clark
    Technique: After Effects, Pixilation, 2D Animation
    Music: Madison Willing
    Production/School: Carrie Washington
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    Buried in darkness, a woman witnesses centuries passing by as she cries out to the world in search of her identity and place in the world.

  9. Something I said / Algo que eu disse 10:00
  10. Portugal 2022
    Directed by: Sara Barbas
    Production/School: Humberto Santana
    Dialogue language: Portuguese

    Departing from Belém, in Lisbon, three women travel to a city in the South of Portugal to meet the newest member of the family who is about to be born. During the road trip, we learn about their different characters, points-of-view and life choices. As they arrive at the destination it becomes clear that the three characters are more alike than we first thought.
  11. Habitual Madness 05:34
  12. Denmark 2022
    Directed by: Selmer Kastalje
    Technique: Stop Motion
    Music: Selmer Kastalje
    Dialogue language: Gibberish
    Subtitles language: English

    We follow a scavenger on his daily routine, and everything goes wrong.
  13. The Benefactors 08:49
  14. Switzerland 2022
    Directed by: Christophe Lopez-Huici

    A weary young man thinks he found the perfect patrons for his rickshaw tours, but he soon finds out that his new customers can be very demanding.

  15. KUUMBA UMBO / Birth of Form 06:39
  16. Belgium, USA 2022
    Directed by: Ekaterina Ogorodnikova
    Screenplay: Ekaterina Ogorodnikova
    Music: Timothy Hosman | Sound design: Jason Downer
    Production/School: DAR

    The birth of form is the birth of the world. From our early childhood to our last breath, we as humans learn about the world around us and try to find our place in it. One African mask can reveal a whole spectrum of human culture, its origins and the transformation that takes place to produce the art that decorates the museums of the world.

  17. Mr. Pete & the Iron Horse 07:35
  18. Switzerland 2021
    Directed by: Kilian Vilim
    Screenplay: Kilian Vilim
    Animation: Etienne Mory, Fela Bellotto, Aira Joana, Lara Perren, Kilian Vilim
    Technique: 2D Animation
    Music: Raffael Pochanke
    Production/School: Fela Bellotto
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    The diligent soldier Mr. Pete does everything to meet the high standarts of his baroness. To satisfy her insatiable lust for speed he shovels madly on her new iron horse`s voyage.

  19. Beware of Trains 12:47
  20. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Emma Calder
    Screenplay: Emma Calder
    Animation: Emma Calder, Sofia Negri
    Technique: Mix Media
    Music: John Webb and Oliver Cripps
    Production/School: Pearlyoyster Productions
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    “A train of thought thriller” about a woman with extreme anxiety living in a world dominated by fear and uncertainty. She has four major preoccupations – the man she met by chance on a train, her dying father, her daughter’s safety and the murder she dreams she has committed.
  21. The two Bérénices of Réjean Ducharme / Les deux Bérénice de Réjean Ducharme 04:45
  22. Canada 2022
    Directed by: Jean-Guillaume Bastien
    Animation: Jean-Guillaume Bastien
    Technique: 2D, stop-motion, hand-drawn
    Production/School: Jean-Guillaume Bastien
    Dialogue language: French

    In a 1967 interview, a woman named Bérénice recalls her encounter with the reclusive Québécois author, Réjean Ducharme. The main character of his novel “Swallowed” is also named Bérénice.

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