Mirai Mizue (Canal+/CaRTe bLaNChe/Mirai Films)
France, Japan, 2018, digital, 4'55"
Retro-futuristic structures proliferate and pulsate to synthetic baroque music. Geometric grandeur with maximum opulence. This magic isometric world is created from nothing and continues to grow. Forget reduction: more is more.
Paul Bush (Ciclope Filmes/Ancient Mariner Productions)
Portugal, UK, 2018, DCP, 5'42"
Hundreds of motorbikes are animated frame by frame in this homage to the iconic motorcycle design and culture of the 1950's and 60's. A rider prepares his bike and departs on an idealised journey into the countryside and into the future.
Nienke Deutz (Lunanime/Need Productions/Windmill Film/Beast Animation)
Belgium, The Netherlands, 2018, DCP, 9'41"
Inseparable best friends spend their last summer holiday of childhood amusing themselves around the house. As summer progresses, their bodies start to morph and shift and an awkwardness descends on their friendship. Puberty seems determined to interrupt their bond.
Victor Orozco Ramirez (Victor Orozco Ramirez)
Germany, Mexico, 2018, digital, 7'45"
My grandmother was convinced that the only animal that made the same mistake twice is the human being and I was convinced that everything can be fixed with CTRL+Z.
An essay short film about my very own Internet, a parallel world where memory loss, errors, surveillance and addiction smear everything and everyone.
Mojtaba Mousavi (RedDeer Studio)
Iran, 2018, digital, 9'
The story is narrated in an unknown time, in a ruined modern subway. People in this society have animal faces, they have forgotten humanity and ethics and they do not avoid sins. There is someone with a deer face who is trying to reform the society.
Donato Sansone (Autour de Minuit)
France, 2018, digital, 4'40"
In the beginning was the Stain. A paintbrush reveals a being of gouache, opens him, transforms him, twists him, completes him. From this accelerated evolution arises a conquering being…
Rosto (Studio Rosto Ad/Autour De Minuit/A Private View)
The Netherlands, France, Belgium, 2018, digital, 14'15"
Everything’s different but nothing has changed. A trip through a sunken maze of memories and dreams.
Elizabeth Hobbs (Animate Projects/Elizabeth Hobbs/NFB)
UK, Canada, 2018, digital, 6'04"
It is 1915. Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka’s tempestuous love affair with Alma Mahler ends dramatically and he volunteers to fight in the First World War. This animated film explores Kokoschka’s frame of mind following his heartbreak and the traumatic experience of war, by reflecting on the artist’s prints and paintings.
Entre Sombras / Between the Shadows
Mónica Santos, Alice Guimarães (Animais Avpl/Vivement Lundi!/Um Segundo Filmes)
Portugal, France, 2018, digital, 13'25"
Trapped in a tedious job, Natália engages in a search for a stolen heart. In a world where hearts can be deposited in a bank, the protagonist faces a dilemma: give her heart or keep it to herself.