Nata Metlukh (independent)
USA, Ukraine, 2022, 5'
The story is set in a graphic design world where fonts are the main characters. They team up to build a garden, and five boxing wizards jump in quickly to inspect their work. A negative space storm flushes everything away, but Regular comes and fixes the garden.
João Gonzalez (Cola Animation/Wildstream/Royal College of Art)
Portugal, France, UK, 2022, 14'30”
Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.
Sujin Moon (Korea National University of Arts)
South Korea, 2022, 6'45”
The process of being encroached upon by a persona.
The Prejudiced Hierarchist
Conform Cox (Master Institute of Visual Cultures AKV ST Joost)
Netherlands, 2021, 2'24”
For a long time, humanity has separated itself from animality. But the more scientists know about non-human animals, the more similarities they see with humans. This movie is breaking down human’s hierarchical ideas about other animals, using real-life examples.
Bird in the Peninsula
Atshushi Wada (Miyu Productions/New Deer)
France, Japan, 2022, 16'08”
Children are dancing to the music under the supervision of their teacher. A young lady witnesses the scene and disrupts their rituals.
Roel van Beek (Spotted Bird)
Nehterlands, 2022, 4'42”
When stung by a nettle, Sarah avoids making it worse by not scratching her itch. As everyday irritations start to accumulate, will she be able to resist the urge?
Messy Flow, Volume 3
Tina Šulc Resnik (independent)
Slovenia, 2022, 3'45”
We still don't know the beginning; we still don't see the end. What we are left with, is flow.
Karla Riebartsch, Lion Durst (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)
Germany, 2022, 6'55”
Inspired by the Chilean "Riot Dog" Negro Matapacos. A stray dog gets to know a young protester. Together they radicalize. One day they're separated and she goes to jail. When she gets out years later and finds out that the dog kept going to protests and got famous, she finds new courage.