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Animateka 2019

Best of the World I (2019) Svetovni jagodni izbor I (2019)

various / 75 min

The Physics of Sorrow
Theodore Ushev (NFB)
Canada, 2019, 27'

The Physics of Sorrow tracks an unknown man’s life as he sifts through memories of his youth in Bulgaria through to his increasingly rootless and melancholic adulthood in Canada.

WildAid – Hankograph
Koji Yamamura (Grey Tokyo)
Japan, 2019, 2'10"

Ivory consumption in Japan is a bit of a problem. It needs to be stamped out. WildAid Japan and non-profit organisation, Tears of the African Elephant, have teamed up with Grey Tokyo to launch an anti-ivory awareness drive, by creatively using Japanese stamp seals known as ‘hankograph’.

Ryotaro Miyajima (Miyajima Animation)
Japan, 2019, 5'

In Japan, during the period of the 'Provinces at war', many lives were lost. A castle architect discovers the possible role of a tea room as a place for warriors to regain humanity.

Freeze Frame
Soetkin Verstegen (Akademie Schloss Solitude/Saari residency – Kone Foundation/Atelier 105/Fish Factory Creative Centre)
Germany, Finland, France, Iceland, 2019, 5'

Identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.

Dahee Jeong (Between the Picture)
South Korea, 2019, 10'15"

In the space of 10 minutes, the African baobab tree grows 0.008 mm, the fastest dog in the world, the Greyhound, can run 12 km, and the Earth travels 18,000 km around the Sun. Movements is a 10-minute film which I drew at a rate of 2 seconds of animation per day. We are all walking, seeing, working, running, and stopping together.

Mémorable / Memorable
Bruno Collet (Vivement Lundi!)
France, 2019, 12'03"

Louis, an artist, and his wife Michelle have been experiencing strange events for a little while now. The world around them seems to be changing. Slowly, furniture, objects, and people become less real. They deconstruct, disintegrate.

Dürrenwaid 8
Ines Christine Geißer, Kirsten Carina Geißer (Kiin.animation)
Germany, 2018, 6'50"

A house, a garden, a stream. The beehive on the hillside, the shack, the wooden hut and the shed. In between we find memories, stories and observations. The past, the present and the future.

The Dawn of Ape
Mirai Mizue (Mirai Film)
Japan, 2019, 4'10"

Here is the world’s first animation made to be watched by chimpanzees. Just for this once, we will show it to you humans.

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Maiden Maiden

Alex Holmes

Friday, 07. 08. 2020 / 13:30 / Main Hall

In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start, much less survive to the finish. Tracy Edwards proved them wrong. The 26-year-old skipper, her second-hand racing yacht Maiden, and her seasoned crew became the first-ever all-woman challenge to the Whitbread.

Proxima Proxima

Alice Winocour

Friday, 07. 08. 2020 / 17:30 / Main Hall

Sarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven-year-old daughter,  and feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling. When Sarah is chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called ‘Proxima’, it creates chaos in the mother daughter relationship.

Sibyl Sibyl

Justine Triet

Friday, 07. 08. 2020 / 21:30 / Main Hall

Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist, returns to her first passion: writing. But her newest patient Margot, a troubled up-and-coming actress, proves to be a source of inspiration that is far too tempting. Fascinated almost to the point of obsession, Sibyl becomes more and more involved in Margot’s tumultuous life, reviving volatile memories that bring her face to face with her past.