Selected Short Films 2018

Li.Le

Georgia, 2017, 9 min, 2D

Directors: Natia Nikolashvili

Producers: Vladimer Katcharava

Synopsis: In the magic forest it is dark and cold; the fog so thick that not a single ray of sunlight shines through. The plants are withered and the lakes frozen, with nothing stirring anymore. A lone girl and a deer are wandering through this icy landscape. What are they looking for? We created a fantastical world as backdrop for a tale as fascinating and enigmatic as a dream, in atmospheric water color.

 

Weird

Bulgaria, Italy, 2017, 2 min, 2D

Directors: Fausto Montanari

Producers: Lobster

Synopsis: The short film "Weird" is a monologue about diversity. It is a scream of a girl, used to be judged as weird and different. In the film she gives voice to her sufferance and her dreams to delete this concept of weirdness. She thinks that in the end weirdness is only a point of view and we are all the same. But in some points of her monologue she falls in mistake to indicate something like Weird, because in the end Weirdness is nothing more than a personal perspective.

 

Deyzangeroo

Canada, 2017, 4 min, Mixed Media Under Camera Animation

Directors: Ehsan Gharib

Producers: Maral Mohammadian

Synopsis: “Deyzangeroo” is a ritual performed in the Iranian port city of Bushehr. Influenced by the city’s colonial rule by the British and Portuguese, and the African slaves that followed, it is imbued with the terror and magic of the lunar eclipse. The ritual is believed to ward off evil spirits and take back the moon. It works every time.

 

Parking attendant

Argentina, Germany, 2017, 2 min, Drawing on paper

Directors: Dante Zaballa

Producers: Dante Zaballa

Synopsis: Cuidacoches is a song by Tall Juan dedicated to all those people who live in the street.

 

Before and After

Bulgaria, 2018, 12 min, Drawing on paper

Directors: Dobromir Dimitrov

Producers: Evelina Leshtarska

Synopsis: Somewhere in the big city, a little man loves to fit into the world of the beautiful. In his despair he undergoes a monster intervention. Things go out of control and his cherished dream turns into a nightmare. Turn your head off, turn on the TV.

 

Negative Space

France, 2017, 6 min, Puppets, Stop motion

Directors: Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata

Producers: Edwina Liard & Nidia Santiago, Jean-Louis Padis

Synopsis: My dad taught me how to pack.

 

The Fox

Iran, 2018, 10 min, 2D

Directors: Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh

Producers: Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh

Synopsis: A young fox on the verge of experiencing the first love got trapped by a hunter. The Hunter ties his dog collar bell on the fox’s neck and leaves him in the wood. And then the fox begins his effort to survive and love and revenge.

 

The Hunt

France, 2017, 6 min, 2D

Directors: Alexey Alekseev

Producers: Yves Bouveret

Synopsis: The disappointments of a short-sighted and harmless hunter who took with him by mistake a rabbit instead of his dog to go hunting in the forest. No animal has been injured...

 

Untravel


Serbia and Montenegro, 2018, 10 min, Puppets

Directors: Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak Jr.

Producers: Jelena Mitrovic

Synopsis: A film about (local) patriotism, tourism and emigration. The girl lives in a gray, isolated country, enclosed by a huge wall. She has never travelled anywhere, but all her life she has dreamt of leaving forever for a perfect world called “Abroad”.

 

A blink of an eye

Germany, 2018, 4 min, 2D

Directors: Kiana Naghshineh

Producers: Kiana Naghshineh

Synopsis: A woman walks home at night. She is overwhelmed from behind by a stranger. He grabs her and tries to rip off her clothes. They fight. The point of view switches between man and woman. Reality and fears blur into each other.

 

Between the Lines

Russia, 2017, 5 min, 2D

Directors: Maria Koneva

Producers: Vadim Pegasov

Synopsis: A Zebra finds she is completely alone in a world where everyone has a partner. So she searches for her love, despairs but finally finds another Zebra. These two match each other perfectly in their abstract love dance.

 

Ballsy: Story Of A Revolution

Iran, 2018, 6 min, 2D

Directors: Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib

Producers: Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib

Synopsis: The story of two chickens which live in a cage. They are fed by a hand. Due to lack of food, chickens strike against the hand and achieve their own freedom, but they can't go out of the cage, whereas there is no hand to feed them.

 

Happiness

Bulgaria, 2018, 6 min, Drawing on paper, 2D, Other

Directors: Dimitar Dimitrov

Producers: Neli Gacharova

Synopsis: "A film about the crushing power of the ordinary, everyday life, which inevitably devours the dreams, the love, and the belief in the extraordinary. A life which means death to the artist."

 

Embraced

Canada, France, 2018, 6 min, Pin Screen

Directors: Justine Vuylsteker

Producers: Rafael Soatto, Julie Roy

Synopsis: Standing still in front of the open window, a woman stares at the dark clouds that obscure the sky. Immobile, she fights against the remembrances of the past. In the clouds, a passionate embrace appears.

 

Simbiosis Carnal

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Belgium, 2017, 10 min, 2D

Directors: Rocio Alvarez

Producers: Zorobabel, Camera-etc

Synopsis: A poetic journey through the history of desire and sexuality, from the first unicellular organism to human being, who invents the calculated pleasure: eroticism. A story crossed by moral conflicts, where the female pleasure long ignored and repressed takes pride of place, and which culminates in an explosive finale.

 

Lost Circle

Iran, 2018, 2 min, Drawing on paper

Directors: Farhad Najafi Fard

Producers: IYCS

Synopsis: In a battlefield, soldiers are putting mines everywhere. They are under control by the commender. After some while, everywhere covered by mines and soldiers find out theу are besieged.

 

Railment

Japan, 2017, 9 min, Drawing on paper, Watercolor, Stop motion, Other

Directors: Shunsako Hayashi

Producers: Shunsako Hayashi

Synopsis: In a continuous scenery, his physical movement stays in the same position. The speed of the continuity and his movement have accelerated and gradually cause a distortion.

 

Raymonde or the vertical escape

raymonde

France, 2018, 16 min, Puppets, 2D, Stop motion

Directors: Sarah Van Den Boom

Producers: Richard Van Den Boom, Jean-Francois Bigot

Synopsis: Raymonde is really fed up with peas, aphids, dirty panties and her kitchen garden to dig. After all, she would prefer sex, and love, and the immensity of the sky...

 

The Cave

Italy, 2017, 2 min, 2D

Directors: Hello Savants

Producers: Hello Savants

Synopsis: La Caverna is an self-initiated project. A 2d animation inspired by Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" and surrealism; both a quest for the truth and the acceptance of the illusion we live in.

 

The Theory Of Sunset

Russia, 2017, 9 min, 2D

Directors: Roman Sokolov

Producers: Ilia Popov

Synopsis: Deep at night, a dedicated cyclist traverses the wintry forest. The challenge: make sure this new day gets off to a fresh and timely start.

 

Winds of Spring

Canada, 2017, 6 min, 2D

Directors: Keyu Chen

Producers: Marc Bertrand

Synopsis: Unfolding with the rhythm of the seasons, Winds of Spring tells the tender story of a young girl who, driven by the irrepressible need for self-fulfillment, decides to leave the family nest. Keyu Chen employs her signature style of fluid transitions and fine, spare lines inspired by Chinese ink painting in her delicately crafted first film.

 

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South Korea, 2017, 1 min, 2D

Directors: JANG Nari

Synopsis: A woman works at her desk day after day, causing her neck to become bent. Her mother is unhappy with her although she isn't sure what her daughter is doing. The daughter feels guilty for being a burden and is unable to raise her head.

 

Yellow

Slovakia, 2017, 7 min, 2D

Directors: Ivana Sebestova

Producers: Katarina Kerekesova, Ivana Laučíková

Synopsis: Yellow is a short animated film telling а metaphoric story of а young opera singer Viola. Scared of everything yellow, sunny and spontaneous, she hides herself in sad violet shadows. Will she find her way to happiness?

 

Lystfiskeren

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France, 2018, 11 min, Stop motion

Directors: Sara Aunbirk

Producers: The Open Workshop

Synopsis: A dream about a man, a boat and the fish he is in love with.

 

Manimals

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South Korea, 2017, 5 min, 2D

Directors: OH Ji-hyeon

Synopsis: A woman remembers her former boyfriends as animals.

 

The Big Cockroach

Bigroach

Russia, 2018, 9 min, Drawing, Stop motion, 2D

Directors: Sonia Melamud

Producers: Alexander Getasimov

Synopsis: The world of this film is a beautiful music machine. Everyone has to take his place and play music according to the conductors plan. But no plan can work forever. It is impossible to play beautiful music without a conductor and without a plan. But it is impossible to leave with a conductor, who can’t change the plan under any circumstances...

 

LINK

Germany, 2017, 7 min, 2D

Directors: Robert Löbel

Producers: Robert Löbel

Synopsis: Two characters are linked by their hair. They influence each other by every move they make.

 

Cyclists

Croatia, France, 2018, 7 min, 2D

Directors: Veljko Popovic

Producers: Milivoj Popovic, Veljko Popovic, Patrick Hernandez, Lado Skorin

Synopsis: The cycling season is nearing its grand finale. During the final race, the two men in the lead are competing for more than the Grand Trophy; they are fighting for the affection of a lady and fulfillment of their erotic fantasies. Meanwhile, the small port town prepares for the arrival of a large ocean liner and its dashing captain.

 

Tweet-Tweet

Russia, 2018, 11 min, 3D

Directors: Zhanna Bekmambetova

Producers: Alexander Gorokhov

Synopsis: Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited, we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly! Main characters are girl Luba and her friend Sparrow. Silly Sparrow doesn’t know fear. By playing with him Luba forgets her she is on a rope.

 

Nocturne 

Germany, 2016, 5 min, Puppets

Directors: Anne Breymann

Producers: Anne Breymann

Synopsis: At night the forest creatures gather to gamble, putting their innermost at stake.

 

DREAMLAND

France, 2017, 4 min, Drawing on paper

Directors: Mirai Mizue

Producers: Tamaki Okamoto

Synopsis: Dreamland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

 

The Gap

Belgium, Netherlands, 2016, 15 min, 3D

Directors: Patrick Vandebroeck

Producers: Marco Levantaci, Marc Thelosen

Synopsis: Man is a cubical shaped figure who rectifies all bumps and humps in order to keep his desolate world flat. His confrontation with a little red ball, that loves to create gigantic holes, messes up his ideal of a perfect straight world.

 

The First Thunder

Russia, 2017, 5 min, 2D

Directors: Anastasia Melikhova

Producers: Irina Volodina, Valentina Khizhniakova

Synopsis: It is a musical fantasy about the awakening of nature and the character from winter hibernation, about the way out of its own "world" into a world which is full of beauty and adventures.

 

Edge of Alchemy

United States, 2017, 19 min, Cut-outs

Directors: Stacey Steers

Producers: Stacey Steers

Synopsis: Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor, delicately lifted from their early silent films, are cast into a surreal epic with an upending of the Frankenstein story and a contemporary undercurrent of hive collapse. Edge of Alchemy is the third film in a trilogy examining women’s inner worlds. Music by the Polish composer Lech Jankowski (Brothers Quay).

 

Persistence of Vision III

Norway, 2017, 1 min, Pixilation

Directors: Ismael Sans-Pena

Producers: Ismael Sans-Pena

Synopsis: A short animated film made from just one image exploring the moving potential of the still sculptures at the facade of Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway.

 

Ugly Fairy Tale

Bulgaria, 2018, 10 min, Handmade embroidery

Directors: Radostina Neykova

Producers: Hristo Hristov

Synopsis: Innovation handmade embroidery. Man and Woman spend their days in pointless arguments. One day their little House is fed up with their never ending quarrels and runs away.

 

Tend

United Kingdom, 2018, 8 min, 2D

Directors: Tom Judd, Ed Barrett

Producers: Laura Darby

Synopsis: Tend tells the story of a man and his daughter living peacefully in the forest, until one day their familiar routine begins to fall apart. As the father struggles to keep the fire burning, he loses sight of what’s truly important – and spirals into an obsession with the flames.

 

ROBHOT

France, 2017, 6 min, 2D

Directors: Donato Sansone

Producers: Nicolas Schmerkin

Synopsis: An ordinary domestic dispute turns into an organic and surrealist fight opposing two humanoid robots.

 

Touch

 08848Bulgaria, 2018, 7 min, 2D

Directors: Velislav Kazakov

Producers:  Nastimir Tzatchev

Synopsis: The solution in its conclusion, the perpetual Circle of Life. Eternal stalking and hitting. Yet it takes an Artist to arrange the Nature’s harmony.

 

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