The Why Circle
Reinhold Bidner (Reinhold Bidner)
Austria, 2017, digital, 6'01"
Six Austrian animation artists talk about animation. Their answers to questions about the “why”, the “inner drive” or the artistic and economic “survival” in this art form were quite varied. In the next step, the interviewees and their answers were visually portrayed and animated by Reinhold Bidner in a rather abstract but animation-(history)-related and personal way, and with small visual fragments by the interviewees.
Ivelina Ivanova (University Of Westminster)
UK, 2017, digital, 4'
Snaps of everyday human interactions assembled in a rhythmic montage that explores the relationship between men, architecture and nature in the context of Bulgarian post-socialist residential neighbourhoods.
Štvanice / Chase
Michaela Režová (UMPRUM)
Czech Republic, 2017, digital, 11'30"
Ice-hockey is not just some sport. It is related to the culture, politics and society of the Czechs and Slovaks like no other! Chase looks for these connections in talks with witnesses of the past dark times and moments of glory too.
Valentin Riedl & Frédéric Schuld (Filmstahl/Fabian&Fred)
Germany, 2018, digital, 5'
When Carlotta looks in the mirror, she doesn't recognize the image reflected back at her. This beautifully animated portrait explores the confusion that face blindness causes for a young child trying to make sense of her world, and ultimately, how this rare neurological condition gave Carlotta the gift of artistic expression.
Magdalena Kvasničková (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague)
Czech Republic, 2017, digital, 5'
An abstract short depicting the state of falling asleep. It describes and illustrates the visual sensory phenomena that are experienced when crossing the borders of sleep in a poetic and documentary way. It is based on oral testimonies of respondents who are experiencing visual pseudo-hallucinations.
Haenyo, Les Femmes De La Mer / Haenyo, The Women Of The Sea
Éloïc Gimenez (Girelle Production)
France, 2018, digital, 5'15"
The film focuses on the life of the Haenyo, the diving women of Jeju in South Korea, with 7 idiomatic expressions from the island. The animated sketches also highlight the musicality of the spoken language.
Yuku Aki / Fleeting Autumn
Vojtěch Domlátil (Vojtěch Domlátil)
Czech Republic, 2018, digital, 8'
Transformation of Haiku poetry based on 5-7-5 syllables to the form of animated film using the 5-7-5 second shot structure.
William Henne & Yann Bonnin (Zorobabel)
Belgium, 2017, digital, 3'45"
A succession of photos passes quickly. The place is revealed only through details framed in close-ups. The site is an immense cemetery stretching over 42 km², located in Upper Silesia, whose motifs are known: railway crossings and rivets, windows, red bricks, mud and puddles, details of wagons, knots of barbed wire...
Zélie Durand-Khalifat (Ikki Films)
France, 2018, digital, 8'34"
Inside the Sahara Palace hotel, silence, dereliction and sand. It is in this fragile and out-of-time place that memories of an unknown grandfather appear. Zélie Durand brings back to life the ghost of her grandfather in an intimate documentary that mixes volume animation and family archives.
Blue Sky On Mars
Leena Jääskeläinen (Special Film Company)
Finland, 2018, digital, 6'28"
A scientist talks about science fiction. In this animated documentary, the space researcher, Sini Merikallio, PhD. tells about her sci-fi likes and dislikes, and envisions a film of her own. For this documentary, Merikallio did more than talking, since most of the animation is also done by her.
West Question East Answer
Dal Park (Royal College of Art)
UK, 2018, digital, 6'26"
An animated documentary that explores communication problems between two generations (a Korean grandmother and her German granddaughter) based on their cultural and historical background. This film is based on a true event I had with my grandmother one summer.
Las Del Diente
Ana Pérez López (Calarts)
USA, 2018, digital, 5'28"
Girls are weird. Babies are weird. Bodies are extra weird. Las del diente is a film about now, a time when women are tired of choosing between having kids and their careers. Days in which anomalies in the reproductive system are celebrated instead of stigmatized.