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Saturday 18/03/2023 09:00 - 11:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Official Screening
Saturday 18/03/2023 21:00 - 23:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:49:52

  1. The Cicada and Its Mantis 03:24
  2. United States 2021
    Directed by: Anna Eleni Hatzopoulos
    Production/School: Anna Eleni Hatzopoulos, Lindsay Guinan, Shiyu Zhang
    Dialogue language: English

    Always treasure the time you have with those that you love. Time waits for no one. One minute you’re 4 and the next day you’re 21. Days go by, and you see those you love get older and older, and you never know when their time may end.

  3. Train Ride (2023) Stop Motion Animation 02:38
  4. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Ariel Wills
    Technique: Stop motion
    Music: Adam Hichens
    Production/School: Rhode Island School of Design

    In this short film made from cut paper, the protagonist finds herself restless in her isolated bedroom and leaves to buy a train ticket. The trip slips into a world of magical realism as she finds her ticket lifting her into the sky to fly above the train and across the full moon.
  5. Other People / Muut ihmiset 07:51
  6. Finland 2023
    Directed by: Anni Sairio, Joonatan Turkki
    Screenplay: Anni Sairio, Joonatan Turkki
    Animation: Anni Sairio
    Technique: Paper cut / cutout animation, puppet animation, stop motion
    Music: Joonatan Turkki
    Production/School: Joonatan Turkki, Anni Sairio/Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland
    Dialogue language: Finnish
    Subtitles language: English

    The main characters want to be alone, but random events force them to face each other.

  7. Teddy Bear in the Window 05:30
  8. Finland 2022
    Directed by: Reeta Annala
    Screenplay: Reeta Annala
    Production/School: Eveliina Kantola
    Dialogue language: Finnish

    Teddy Bear is seated to the window during the pandemic to cheer up the children, but soon Teddy Bear discovers that the loneliness of being in the window is deadly. The loneliness is relieved when Teddy encounters another teddy bear in the opposite window.

  9. Mosaic 07:43
  10. Switzerland 2022
    Directed by: Eleonora Berra
    Screenplay: Eleonora Berra
    Production/School: Elena Pedrazzoli
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    Three beings pave the floor of a cave with gemstones that they are collecting. When a part of the cave’s ceiling collapses because of an accident, the three see each other for the first time in daylight and realize that parts of their skin sparkles. However, one of them doesn’t sparkle. This difference will impact the group and lead to a conflict between the three.
  11. The Ant March / Муравьиный марш 05:22
  12. Russia 2022
    Directed by: Fedor Yudin
    Screenplay: Fedor Yudin
    Animation: Fedor Yudin
    Technique: Hand-drawn
    Music: Alexey Prosvirnin
    Production/School: Nikolay Makovsky
    Dialogue language: No dialogue

    The film is a fantasy about the little world under our feet. The protagonist breaks free from the general monotonous rhythm of the workers and embarks on his own journey to discover the new sound of the familiar space.

  13. Apnoea 04:25
  14. Russia 2022
    Directed by: Aleksandra Kononova
    Screenplay: Aleksandra Kononova
    Animation: Aleksandra Kononova
    Technique: Powder, drawn
    Music: Nikita Meshcheryakov
    Production/School: Nikolay Makovsky
    Dialogue language: No dialogue

    Finding himself alone, in an unfamiliar environment, the main character is a man trying to find contact with everyone he meets on his way. He repeats the movements and sounds of unknown creatures, "pokes" the interlocutors, and even chases them, hoping in this way to gain understanding and, perhaps, somehow arrange his life in a world without heaven and earth, where he has absolutely nothing to rely on.
  15. Not For Me 08:06
  16. Russia 2022
    Directed by: Ivan Bondarenko
    Screenplay: Ivan Bondarenko
    Animation: Ivan Bondarenko
    Technique: Hand-drawn
    Production/School: Nikolay Makovsky
    Dialogue language: Russian
    Subtitles language: English

    A young man is going to the country to gather mushrooms. On his way to the country, he meets a young girl. The impression of this fleeting meeting changes both his inner world and the reality around him.

  17. The Wave 04:26
  18. Russia 2022
    Directed by: Alexandra Pavlova
    Screenplay: Alexandra Pavlova
    Animation: Alexandra Pavlova, Victoria Malechkina, Alena Pugacheva
    Technique: Hand-drawn
    Music: Evgeniya Popova
    Production/School: Nikolay Makovsky
    Dialogue language: No dialogue

    Surfer balances between sleep and reality and the sound waves become the sea. The film is about preserving fragile harmony in the midst of chaos. The directorial debut of the artist was drawn by hand on small pieces of paper.

  19. Oh, Whose Is The Rye 06:12
  20. Russia 2022
    Directed by: Anna Shveigolz
    Screenplay: Anna Shveigolz
    Animation: Vasiliy Efremov
    Technique: Manual cutout
    Music: Alexander Chirkov, Anastasiya Mukhametzyanova
    Production/School: Nikolay Makovsky
    Dialogue language: No dialogue

    The events of the film take place two hundred years ago, when flowers were taller than houses and witches turned their daughters-in-law into poplars. The Cossack has gone to war not knowing that, when he returns, nothing will be the same.

  21. Howl by Gogol 02:58
  22. Russia 2022
    Directed by: Uliana Shalygina
    Screenplay: Uliana Shalygina
    Animation: Uliana Shalygina
    Technique: Hand-drawn animation on plasticine, stopmotion
    Music: Nerehtskie rogechniki
    Production/School: Nikolay Makovsky
    Dialogue language: No dialogue
    Subtitles language: English

    Five dead men approach the boarder, which is guarded by dogs. Having fed the dog, they are waiting for the crossing to the other side. Howling dogs helps to cross the border. Leaving is liberation.

  23. Sewing Love 08:33
  24. Japan 2023
    Directed by: XU YUAN
    Screenplay: Xu Yuan
    Animation: Xu Yuan
    Technique: Xu Yuan
    Music: Nanami Sato
    Production/School: Tatsutoshi Nomura
    Dialogue language: No
    Subtitles language: No

    This animation manifests the emotional selfish desire called love. In every relationship, individual’s spirit and soul should not be tied down with each other. And whether their relationship ends in happiness or misery, in the river of natural life, each person’s life is just a small stream that injects into the long river halfway and then evaporates halfway. In this film, two individuals with strong personalities, are ultimately driven to ruin by selfish possessiveness. But in the end, their death, their rebirth after corruption, is just a part of this continuum called natural life, no matter whether their behaviors should be morally criticized, or should be introspected by us.

  25. Face Off 02:35
  26. Not Specified 2023
    Directed by: Edward Morin

    Created by students in Experimental Animation at Sam Houston State University

  27. Fish It 03:04
  28. Greece 2022
    Directed by: Chryssa Voudouri
    Technique: Cut Out Stop Motion Animation
    Production/School: Athens School of Fine Arts - Graphic Arts Studio
    Dialogue language: English

    Fish It, is a cut out stop motion animated short film, created during a 2D Stop Motion Animation seminar-workshop, in May and June 2022, at the Graphic Arts, Typography and Book Arts Studio of thw Athens School of Fine Arts. Purpose of the seminar was introduction into Stop Motion Animation and creation of a collaborative stop motion short film from start to finish. The persons responsible for the seminar were the undergraduate student Chrysa Voudouri and the Studio technical staff member Kostas Backas. 12 students participated, who collaborated in groups, after jointly deciding how to create the animation (paper cut out - creating all the scenes and the moving parts with cut out colored papers), and the script (the story and characters of the student Iliana Fafouti were voted on). According to the storyboard made by the students and with the director's instructions, each group undertook to implement some scenes, i.e. to make the characters and scenery with paper and to take all the necessary shots for the scene in the studio set up for this purpose in the Studio. Some of the students also took on the role of coordinator, so that while one group was filming, the others were preparing their material. Each student also made for themselves a paper cut out character for the end credits, while student Thalia Vegkou created a digital typeface specifically for the film. After all the shots were done, the images were transferred for post production, which was also done in the Lab, as was the design of all the sounds. During the seminar the students were introduced to animation and video production, in the context of expanding the subject matter of Graphic Design. The students who participated in the seminar (in alphabetical order): Elena Asimakopoulou, Iliana Fafouti, Spyridoula Fideropoulou, Themis Gourgiotis, Stefania Karabela, Myrto Papadopoulou, Eva Rizou, Katerina Skordou, Christianna Sotiriou, Margarita Stefanidou, Alekos Tranoulidis, Thalia Vegkou.

  29. Cultural Routes 03:14
  30. Greece 2022
    Directed by: Matina Dimou

    My thesis for my BA in Graphic Design Department of UniWA is a short animation film about "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe", a program of the CE. Especially, I presented 7 "Cultural Routes" that Greece participates in.
  31. Violet Noise 05:18
  32. Spain 2022
    Directed by: Stefania Balzarotti, Leonor Lavradio, Matthew Joyce
    Screenplay: 16:9
    Animation: stop motion
    Technique: stop motion light painting and puppet animation
    Music: Jaime Lavradio
    Production/School: Stefania Balzarotti, Matthew Joyce, Leonor Lavradio
    Dialogue language: -
    Subtitles language: -

    For young Violet it is the moment to face her worst fear: the fear of invariably creating something wrong, a "noise", in front of the eyes of others..

  33. Memento Mori 05:31
  34. Australia 2022
    Directed by: Chantal Smith Moraga
    Production/School: Rachel O'Brien
    Dialogue language: English

    Memento Mori is an experimental stop-motion film that follows Charlie through his surreal journey through the five stages of grief. After losing his partner, Charlie becomes imprisoned by denial, haunted by the past in bargaining, rampages in anger and sinks into the dark depth of depression. However, Charlie is able to prevail over these trials and emerge on the other side, accepting and coming to terms with his loss.

  35. Little Leaf 04:51
  36. Australia 2022
    Directed by: Ella Walsh
    Production/School: Art Carroll
    Dialogue language: English

    Follow Clementine, the hardworking owner of the Little Leaf plant shop on an especially busy day. Her friend and guardian of the shop, playful and energetic, unintentionally pushes Clementine to her breaking point; wherein she learns the consequences of not controlling her emotions.

  37. The Little Star that Talked to the Sun 05:11
  38. Australia 2022
    Directed by: Isabella Maddock
    Production/School: Rhianna Cordingley
    Dialogue language: English

    Lumi is a little star with bright career goals; becoming a constellation at the renowned Constellation Corporation, like Ursa Major or the Little Dipper. However, when they arrive late to the group interview they are thrown into a grand light show of other applicants who perform with ease. Will this little star shape up in a galaxy that's too big for them?

  39. The Beauty Below 04:25
  40. Australia 2022
    Directed by: Scarlett Ainsworth
    Production/School: Hannah Pett
    Dialogue language: English

    Emily is left feeling hopeless after seeing the state of the coral reef during her Island trip. Enter the mischievous Iluka, who leads Emily on a wild chase across the island. In the end, below the waves, Emily regains her hope of a beautiful future for the Great Barrier Reef.

  41. Sulley and Blake 04:57
  42. Australia 2022
    Directed by: Ruben Thompson
    Production/School: Gabrielle Kennedy, Sharni Cosby
    Dialogue language: English

    Two cockatoo slobs, Blake and Sulley, are sitting in front of the TV in their shitty apartment. Lanky Blake is resting his legs on shortstack Sulley, who’s playing video games. When cassowary landlord Damo comes knocking for rent money, it sends the duo into a panic. In the frantic search to pay their rent, the duo is yanked into an alternate hellish dimension, meeting an omnipotent being known as the Rent Guardian. However, Damo is stalking, still out for his precious cash.

  43. Tunnel Visions 03:38
  44. Australia 2022
    Directed by: Bella Gallucci
    Production/School: Jasmine Quaill
    Dialogue language: English

    Sophie begins to panic as the crowded train fills and closes in on her. When she sees a young girl having a harder time than her, she reaches out to help. The girl leads her through places that feel strangely familiar until they reach an emotional confrontation. As crashing waves fill the space around them, Sophie starts to question who the girl could really be.

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