Soetkin Verstegen (Soetkin Verstegen/The Animation Workshop)
Belgium, Denmark, 2016, digital, 8'15''
A dreamy animated documentary about the dangers of early cinema. In the back of the story moves Mr Sand, a mysterious character. Real or imagined.
Mario Torrecillas (Apaches Entertainment/La Trini/Colosé Producciones)
Spain, 2015, digital, 6'35''
July 2015. Haiti has not managed to get out of absolute poverty, the lack of everything, the security of anything. The school in the Corail-Cesselesse displaced people camp is the setting for "Tablo A", a transformative workshop-film made with the illusion and chalk of 20 children on a blackboard.
Jennifer Zheng (Kingston University)
UK, 2016, digital, 4'50''
Some things can only be understood with maturity.
New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.
Adara Todd (Middlesex University)
UK, 2016, digital, 4'13''
A stream of consciousness visualized in mixed media animation. Polly, a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s, takes us through how the disease has affected her life.
Charlie Belin (La Poudrière)
France, 2015, digital, 4'18''
Snippets of conversation fly across the table as a family gathers together for lunch.
Bei Wind Und Wetter/Whatever The Weather
Remo Scherrer (Zeitraum Film/ University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne/SRF)
Switzerland, 2015, digital, 11'30''
Wally's childhood is increasingly turned upside down by her mother's alcohol addiction. She experiences the excesses and consequences of addiction first hand. Desperately, the eight-year-old tries to keep up normality in her own life and the life of her family by any means. A roller coaster ride between helplessness, excessive demands and desperation begins. It's a daily struggle for survival.
How Long, Not Long
Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot (Dansk Tegnefilm/The Animation Workshop)
Denmark, 2016, digital, 6'
A visual journey that challenges us to think about a universal belonging that doesn’t confine itself to a city, region or national boundary, in an age in which xenophobia, nationalism and intolerance are a daily occurrence.
Lisbeth Kovačič (Lisbeth Kovačič)
Austria, 2016, digital, 4'03''
A WhatsApp chat between an Austrian activist and two Syrian refugees, who managed their way together with their cat to Germany and got stuck in a refugee camp in inhuman conditions. But the people in the camp revolted and with the help of pictures taken with their mobile phones, the situation was brought to public and the camp manager had to take responsibility.
Kaputt/Broken – The Women's Prison at Hoheneck
Volker Schlecht, Alexander Lahl (Die Kulturingenieure)
Germany, 2016, digital, 7'
An animated documentary short film about Hoheneck, the main prison for women in former East Germany. Based on interviews with former prisoners, this animated documentary provides a glimpse into the most notorious women’s prison in East Germany. A film about political imprisonment, forced labour, and enormous profits on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
Eye for an Eye
Steve Bache, Luise Peter, Mahyar Goudarzi (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)
Germany, 2016, digital, 4'25''
Frederick Baer has spent over a decade on death row in Indiana State Prison. He is still waiting for his death penalty to be executed. Hand-drawn animated documentary about a murderer’s time on death row and the conflicts about his guilt and destiny.
Olbrzym/The Gentle Giant
Marcin Podolec (FUMI Studio/Polish National Film School in Lodz)
Poland, 2016, digital, 10'40''
The main protagonist of The Gentle Giant is going to take part in a poetry contest. To gather up the courage to come out, he collects the memories from the entire life and fights his own demons. It's a film about one tiny step for mankind, one giant leap for a man.
Jag Var en Vinnare/I Was a Winner
Jonas Odell (Apparat, Johan Edström Filmproduktion AB)
Sweden, 2016, digital, 14'10''
In the semblances of their avatars three people tell us about their experience with their gaming addiction. They paint a picture of an existence characterized by isolation and flight response, but also by revenge and romanticism. An ingeniously designed and animated documentary that both captivates and moves you.