L'infinito / The Infinite
Simone Massi (Nie Wiem/Simone Massi)
Italy, 2020, 1'50"
An animation inspired by the poem "The Infinite" by Giacomo Leopardi.
Paul Wenninger (Kabinet ad Co./Paul Wenninger)
Austria, France, 2021, 5'35"
Stop Motion – a dancer as filmmaker refrains from superfluous movement in a villa in Brittany, drifting into an individual as well as social state described by the French philosopher Paul Virilio as "polar inertia".
More misli / The Sea of Thoughts
Hana Tintor (Adriatic Animation)
Croatia, 2021, 7'55''
One morning a woman dives into a sea of thoughts where the boundary between reality and imagination is lost, facing her insecurity and fears.
Goda sardze / Guard of Honour
Edmunds Jansons (Atom Art)
Latvia, 2021, 5'30"
A natural disaster interferes with the honour guard ritual. Only one of the guards, seemingly pointlessly, chooses to remain in his post.
Üks imeline mees / A Most Exquisite Man
Jonas Taul (Nukufilm)
Estonia, 2021, 15’10"
There exists a most exquisite man, or at least the world that surrounds him, labels and sees him as such. He has fantastic abilities, incomprehensible talent, he could even be called a genius, yet something within him is restless. Big questions utterly absorb him, leading him to a place where all he can do is surrender his life, in order to find that which gives him and the natural world undeniable purpose and concluding peace.
Panika / Panic
Helen Ora (Egoguru)
Latvia, 2021, 5'58"
At times soaring above the clouds, at times reaching the lowest of lows, I fight to survive and to find a place for myself.
Caché / Búvóhely / Hide
Daniel Benjamin Gray (La Cellule Productions/CUB Animation/The National Film Board of Canada)
France, Hungary, Canada, 2020, 11'
Two brothers entertain themselves with a joyous game of hide and seek while their parents cook dinner. As one boy counts, the other quickly hides in a small cabinet full of glasses, stubbornly determined to win. Seconds pass… then minutes… years… and decades.
Cântec de leagăn / Cradle
Paul Muresan (Safe Frame)
Romania, 2020, 4’
People tend to hurt each other, leaving long lasting wounds, and this is no different amongst families.
Kristjan Holm (Karabana)
Estonia, 2021, 10'10"
The camera follows the events that happen after two kids find a box of matches and decide to boil an egg.