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Main Competition III (2023) Tekmovalni program III (2023)

različni avtorji / various / 76 min

The best new animated films from Central and Eastern Europe in the running for the Audience Award and the Jury Grand Prix. The filmmakers featured in this strand include animation legends and debut filmmakers alike, and everyone in between.

Tomek Popakul, Kasumi Ozeki (Yellow Tapir Films/EC1 Lodz – Miasto Kultury)
Poland, 2023, 26'26"

A punk Christmas tale of a small fisherman's village.

Sit Down, Don't Touch Anything
Frederic Siegel (Frederic Siegel/Team Tumult)
Switzerland, 2022, 5'20"

A face is born out of chaos. It struggles to exist. It struggles to find its purpose. It struggles to sit on a chair. In fact, it struggles with a lot of things. But thank god, it’s trying.

Matea Kovač (Zagreb film)
Croatia, 2023, 6'33"

An empty paper depicts a struggle between artistic composition and decomposition as the voice of the narrator-protagonist reminisces about her tumultuous relationship with a former girlfriend.

Daug Geresnis / Way Better
Skirmanta Jakaitė (Art Shot)
Lithuania, 2022, 13'47"

A man is waiting for test results. He expects the worst but at the same time hopes for the best. Distressed and afraid, he spends a week in a limbo of his own creation, neither here nor there, dreading the things that haven't happened yet.

Alef / Aleph
Slobodan Tomić (Zagreb film)
Croatia, 2023, 7'25"

The protagonist becomes entangled in a world of simultaneous events. He experiences humanity's fears and sufferings. The accent is on continuous metamorphoses and an atmosphere of anxiety. Ultimately, he assumes the identity of Aleph.

Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak (Adriatic Animation/Eesti Joonisfilm)

Croatia, Estonia, 2022, 15'58"

It’s pouring down with rain at the funeral. There’s a lot of crying, too much wine, several woodpeckers and a couple of dreams that fill in the gaps.

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