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Main Competition II (2022) Tekmovalni program II (2022)

različni avtorji / various / 75 min

The best new animated films from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe in the running for the ;DSAF (Slovene Animated Film Association) Audience Award and the Jury Grand Prix. The filmmakers featured in this strand include animation legends and debut filmmakers alike, and everyone in between.

Vuk Jevremović (independent)
Croatia, 2022, 05'28"

Three masters of football... They can perform wonders during the match and score impossible goals... But what happens in their heads when they are about to take penalty kicks?

Legenda o Zlatorogu / The Legend of Goldhorn
Lea Vučko, Damir Grbanović (Octopics)
Slovenia, 2022, 13'35"

A hunter heads out to the mountains to mend his broken heart. On his way, he can’t escape the visions of his lover who left him. As he loses his mind, his dark side comes to life. The shadow guides him to hunt the mythical Goldhorn and ultimately leads him to his demise.

Wielki mur Polski / Great Wall of Poland
Aga Jarząb (neodvisna/independent)
Poland, 2021, 02'50"

This film is an expression of anxiety about living in a restricted space. High walls with musty air inside – it is easy to suffocate in an airtight container. The more the wall protects me, the more I feel trapped. Surrounded from the inside.

Guilty Pleasure
Michał Orzechowski (Fumi Studio)
Poland, 2021, 12'55"

At the edge of the forest there is a house inhabited by a married couple and two adult sons. The film begins with their ordinary existence. A ringing alarm clock indicates that it is time to start the show. Father and son Andrew start a theater for the mother.

Bolo raz jedno more… / Once There Was a Sea…
Joanna Kožuch (BFilm, Anima-Pol, Radio and Television Slovakia, TVP)
Slovakia, Poland, 2021, 16'35"

In the footsteps of the vanished Aral Sea, whose memory still haunts the inhabitants of a small Uzbek town. A film about the consequences of human decisions, and how they can affect daily life.

Pozdrav suncu / Salute to the Sun
Darko Masnec (Studio u šumi)
Croatia, 2022, 08'50"

An astronaut in love orbits around the sun absorbing its energy. But the sun is too big, causing their connection to break, and the astronaut must continue on his own. As he tries to return to his source of energy, he realizes there are others like him.

Koerkorter / Dog-apartment
Priit Tender (Nukufilm)
Estonia, 2022, 14'05"

Ills of fortune have deported a ballet dancer Sergei to a suburban kolhoz. Here he's having his mundane fights against routine, domestic animals and alcohol.

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