A World in Chaos
David C. Crisp (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest), Hungary, 2023, 9'46"
A series of insights into the meaning of life and the moral concerns of humans told through a selection of animals in their natural habitats re-enacting unfortunate everyday situations and highlighting the absurd nature and preposterous consequences of ethics, emotion, behavior and the very concept of humankind on Planet Earth.
Nika Zinoneva (Tomas Bata University Zlin/Maur Film) Czechia, 2023, 8'02"
A retreat from any kind of civic engagement. Whatman is a guy who doesn't want to read, see or, if possible, be bothered with anything anymore. He just wants to live inside his safe house.
Serghei Chiviriga (DeFilm), Romania, 2022, 12'43"
Confused by the whole world and its own body, a teenage snail is forced to discover in a strange way the truth about its sexual identity by confronting its other half.
A szív kertje / The Garden of Heart
Olivér Hegyi (CUB Animation/Artichoke), Hungary, Slovakia, 2022, 10'30"
Dániel Juhász, a young aspiring painter with low self-esteem, is in his last round of interviews at the painting department of the Academy of Fine Arts. While waiting for his interview, his demons appear to him in the form of garden pests.
Mouvement, sur le toit de la ville béton / Movement
Valentine Moser (Hélium Films/RTS), Switzerland, 2022, 7'30"
They have a job that suits them, appreciate their colleagues and the simple things around them, yet they no longer enjoy anything, constantly being pushed around by a society that demands more.
Été 96 / Summer 96
Mathilde Bédouet (L'heure d'été/ Tita B Productions), France, 2023, 12'13"
The eternal “August 15 picnic” on Callot Island. But this year, Paul, his family and their friends find themselves trapped by the tide. Paul, upset, stuck between the world of adults and that of children, becomes aware of his individuality.
Jmenuju se Edgar a mam kravu / My Name Is Edgar and I Have a Cow
Filip Diviak (Bionaut Animation/Raketa), Czechia, Slovakia, 2023, 7'47"
Edgar’s ordinary life is disrupted by a newborn calf he sees on a tourist trip to a slaughterhouse.