STUDENT FILMS

Graduation Films in Competition B

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Tales of fish and Lies, Padelis Paradisis (GREECE, 2015), 6’ 23”
2D computer animation

Ψάρια-Και-Ιστορίες-Με-Ψέμματα-web A line runs away from the sphere.
The blue fish enters into the paper world.
Papers show the line path.
A red bird is always waiting to guide the way.
But how shall the fish escape from the loop?

CREDITS


Director: Padelis Paradisis
Producer: Padelis Paradisis
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Padelis Paradisis
Music: Ivan Lavrov

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


Ciel, Faidra Derizioti (GREECE, 2015), 5’ 16”

ciel2D computer animation

This film is about an inner exploration in relation to the soul, the conscious and unconscious, ultimately to life.

CREDITS


Director: Phaedra Derizioti
Producer: Phaedra Derizioti
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Phaedra Derizioti
Music: Georgiana Filippaki

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


Mind the Gap, Katy Wang (UK, 2015), 1’ 34”

mind-the-gap2D computer animation

An animation portraying the sights, sounds, and movement of the London Underground, inspired by its iconic seat patterns.

CREDITS


Director: Katy Wang
Producer: Kingston University
Storyboard, Animation, Music, Editing: Katy Wang

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


Heavy as a Hill, Emily Neilson (USA, 2015), 4’ 51”

heavy-as-a-hillClay, Puppets

A little girl and her mother must each cope in her own way with the stuff of youth, age, imagination, and depression.

CREDITS


Director: Emily Neilson
Producer: Emily Neilson
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Emily Neilson

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


Shrink Wrapped, Tommy Robin (UK, 2015), 2’ 12”

shrink-wrappedLive action, Pixilation

Enter a maze of doors. Discover the uncomfortable truth of the people trapped behind them. And those who choose to open them.

CREDITS


Director: Tommy Robin
Storyboard, Animation: Tommy Robin
Artistic Direction: Ana Martinez Fernandez (dinamitalight)
Music: Rebecca Dale
Editing: Zsofia Talas
Director of Photography: Samira Oberberg
Sound Design: Thomas Blazukas

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


In your eyes, Arnal Julien (FRANCE, 2015), 6’ 06”

in-your-eyesDrawing on paper

The body of a man is forever marked by the horrors of war.


CREDITS


Director: Arnal Julien
Producer: Caumon Céline
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Julien Arnal
Music: Bosques de mi mente

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


The present, Jacob Frey (GERMANY, 2014), 4’ 26”

the-present3D computer animation

Jake spends most of his time playing videogames indoors until his mum decides to give him a present.

CREDITS


Director: Jacob Frey
Producer: Anna Matacz
Storyboard: Fabio Coala
Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Jacob Frey
Music: Tobias Buerger

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS (selection)


2014: International Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics Cartoon Club, Italy - Cartoon Kids award; FESA, Belgrad, Serbia - Best film for children; Hiroshima Int. animation festival, Japan; Animpact Animation Festival, Seoul, South Korea; Anim Arte, Brazil - International Students – Maxi 2nd place : Audience Award; Filmschau Baden Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany – Best Animation
2015: Watersprite 2015, Cambridge, UK – Best Original Film Music; VAFI, Croatia – MIDI Section First prize; Sehsuechte Int. Student Festival Konrad Wolf, Potsdam, Germany – Best children film.


Mother, Joan Chung (CANADA, 2015), 5’ 40”

mother2D computer animation

A single mother, pushed beyond her limit by an overwhelming number of tasks and chores, falls into a coma after her consciousness is split from her body. It is now up to her children to help their mother and make everything right by understanding their Mother and realising how much she has done for them.

CREDITS


Director: Joan Chung
Producer: Sheridan College
Storyboard: Joan Chung, Seeyun Lee, David Du
Artistic Direction: Rui Hao, Joan Chung, Stephanie Chiew
Animation: Joan Chung, Stephanie Chiew, David Du, Ana Gomez, Matthew Fazari, Rui Hao, Nicholas Nason, Jessica Jing, Seeyun Lee, Dadi Wang
Music: Matthew Fazari, Mike Mclaren
Editing: Joan Chung, Ana Gomez, Stephanie Chiew

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


Pokey Pokey, Junjie Zhang (USA, 2015), 6’ 43”

pokey-pokey2D computer animation

A father starts a journey to figure out the best way to protect his son from seeing filthiness of this crime-ridden city.

CREDITS


Director: Junjie Zhang
Producer: Zhen Zeng
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Junjie Zhang
Music: Pantawit Kiangsiri
Graphics: Shangning Wang

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


Give and Break, Nicolai C. Stigar (NORWAY, 2014), 4’ 45”

give-and-break3D computer animation

A boy made out of porcelain meets a porcelain girl. She has lost most of her porcelain surface, and they develop a relationship when he start giving her pieces of himself.

CREDITS


Director: Nicolai C. Stigar
Producer: Nicolai C. Stigar
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Nicolai C. Stigar
Music: Renate Rubini

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


Lamps, Patrick O'Mahony (UK/IRELAND, 2015), 6’ 25”

lampsPuppets

A young, Victorian lamp lighter named Magnet encounters a problem only he can solve.

CREDITS


Director: Patrick O'Mahony
Producer: Will Bishop-Stephens
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Patrick O'Mahony
Music: Hollie Buhagiar

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


The Girl Who Spoke Cat , Dotty Kultys (UK/POLAND, 2014), 5’ 40”

the-girl-who-spoke-cat2D computer animation, Cut-out animation

In a dull, organised world a curious girl longs for some colour and joy — against the wishes of her rule-obeying mother. When the girl follows a strange cat that doesn’t fit into society’s black and white standards, she discovers a boisterous underground filled with life. She decides to introduce it to the surface.

CREDITS


Director: Dotty Kultys
Producer: Dotty Kultys
Storyboard, Editing: Dotty Kultys
Artistic Direction: Justine Saint-Lo, Szu Yu Chen
Animation: Dotty Kultys, Szu Yu Chen, Nicola Dunlop, Hoda Touny
Music: Dave Yapp

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


2015: Animafest Zagreb, Croatia; Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic; KINOLUB, Poland; Supertoon, Croatia; Golden Kuker Sofia, Bulgaria; Athens Animfest, Greece; VAFI, Croatia


Pet, Alice Cool (CANADA, 2014), 2’ 33”

pet2D computer animation

The film Pet presents a reverse world where animals dominate everything, whereas human beings have become pets and livestocks.

CREDITS


Director: Alice Cool
Producer: Alice Cool
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation: Alice Cool
Music: Julian Lawrence
Editing: Alice Cool, Wenyu Jiang

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


2014: Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canadian Student Competition; Anim'est, Animash Showcase


The Adventures of Phyllis and Roc, Iwan Jones-Roberts (UK, 2015), 3’ 15”

the-adventures-of-phyllis-and-roc3D computer animation

A middle-aged woman ‘Phyllis’ wakes up every morning to feed her cat. But on this particular morning she finds the cat lying on the road, run over.
Phyllis lives on her own in the middle of the Welsh countryside, miles from the nearest village. She walks over to the cat thinking it’s dead but the cat is still alive. She now has a problem, how to get the cat to the vet? Her only option is to hitchhike. Will she get a lift or does she resort to more extreme measures to acquire one? This opens a roller-coaster of events as Phyllis tries to get the cat to the vet in time.

CREDITS


Director: Iwan Jones-Roberts
Producer: Iwan Jones-Roberts
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Iwan Jones-Roberts
Music: Dave Brown
Voice: Catrin Fychan

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


Violet, Ryan Ines (USA, 2015), 5’ 56”

violet2D computer animation

Flowers, fire, friendship, and fun.



CREDITS


Director: Ryan Ines
Producer: Ryan Ines
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Ryan Ines
Music: Tokyo Megaplex

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


Mothership Opera, Caress Reeves (USA, 2015), 7’ 17”

mothership-opera2D computer animation

Under the enslavement of the opera house prima donna, a lowly maid learns her past and destiny extend beyond confines of the theater. A funk-opera musical!

CREDITS


Director: Caress Reeves
Producer: University of Southern California
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Caress Reeves
Music: Grant Fonda
Writer: Jeffrey Bassette

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/AWARDS


Festival premiere


Student/Graduation Films A

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The Leaf of the Poplar, Irini Vianelli (USA, 2015), 3’ 48”

The-Leaf-of-The-poplarDrawing on paper

A leaf surrenders to the wind; a man yields to the waves, while Greek soundness quivers in the air. A short animation inspired by the poem with the same title by Giorgos Seferis. 

Credits

Director: Eirini Vianelli
Produvcer: Eirini Vianelli
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Eirini Vianelli
Music: Andreas Levisianos



Young AgainIoanna Varsou (GREECE, 2014), 1’

Young-Again-web2D computer animation, Drawing on paper

Young Again is a short film about the futile battle against time. An old woman views a picture of her younger self and tries to remedy the marks that the passage of time has brought upon her appearance. By the end of the film she has sadly remained in a dreamlike state where she has achieved what she set out to do, but every viewer knows that her reality is far from the truth.

Credits


Director: Ioanna Varsou
Producer: ΤΕΙ Athens
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Ioanna Varsou
Music: Camille Saint-Saëns

Festival screenings/Awards


Drama Festival 2014-Student Films; Shoot it Festival 2015


The Blessing BeggarYang Yi (TAIWAN, 2015), 5’ 26”

The-Blessing-Beggar-web
 Cut-out animation

Maria, a beggar girl, is almost starving to death because she didn't get any apple from sisters' giving everyday. In deep desperation, she comes an appetite to eat a rat on the roadside. She is struggling to eat it or not...



Credits


Director: Yang Yi
Producer: Yang Sung Cheng
Storyboard: Yang Yi
Artistic Direction: Yang Yi, Tsai De Hong
Animation: Yang Yi, Tsai De Hong, Wu Ting Rui, Chou Shu Lin
Editing: Tsai De Hong, Lin Zong Yi
Graphics: Tsai De Hong

Festival screenings/Awards


Youth Film Festival, Taiwan, Nominated


Chhaya, Debanjan Nandy (UK, 2015), 10’

Chhaya-web
 2D and 3D computer animation, Live action, Paint-on-glass

An old man trapped in a mundane senior center living by the memory of his beloved wife as his own shadow. But as his past sets in threatening his present, Prakash finds himself before a difficult decision:  a mesmerizing but, unreal dream or life itself?  

Credits


Director: Debanjan Nandy
Producer: Josh Lowe
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Graphics: Debanjan Nandy
Animation: Debanjan NAndy, Maya Glick, Angelo A David
Music: Fraya Thomsen
Editing: Pawel Stec
Writer: Katerina Giannakou

Festival screenings/Awards


Edinburgh International Film Festival,UK; Anima Mundi , Brazil


Dust with Flour, Annelise Williams (USA, 2014), 3’ 47”

Dust-With-Flour-web2D computer animation

An old woman mistakes her husband's ashes for flour. He comes back from the oven to experience life again.

Credits


Director: Annelise Williams
Producer: Annelise Williams
Storybard, Animation, Editing: Annelise Williams
Music: Jooil Kim
Supervisor: Eliot Cowan
Coloring: Sanna Helena

Festival screenings/Awards


Bucks Fever Film Fest (College Animation Honorable Mention)


Wood, Joost Jordens (NETHERLANDS, 2014), 3’ 43” 

Wood-web3D computer animation

Hout (Wood) tells the story of a retired woodcrafter living his remaining days in a snow coated forest, fulfilling his passion: constructing wooden animals.

Credits


Director: Joost Jordens
Producer: Utrecht School of the Arts
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Joost Jordens, Bob Los, Mike von Rotz, Bram Meulman, Wilbert van Veldhuizen, Rosalia Black
Music: Killian Elbers
Audio: Tom de Smit, Nola Klop
Voice: Thijs Visser

Festival screenings/Awards


Shortcutz Annual Awards, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Winner of November - Shortcutz Weekly, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands; KLIK! Animation Festival, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Short and Sweet, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Capetown, South-Africa; Animated Dreams, 2015, Estonia; Viewster Online Film Festival Animated Worlds, 2015, Online; Studenten Festival, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Athens ANIMFESTl, 2015, Athens, Greece; Stukafest, 2015, Den Haag, Netherlands; Student Art Festival, 2015, Florida, U.S.A; Go Short, 2015, Nijmegen, Netherlands


The Life-Givers, Angela De Vito (USA, 2014), 6’ 38”

The-Life-Givers-web2D computer animation

In the caves below the earth are housed thousands of candles, each representing a human life. Life-Givers light the candles, signifying the birth of a child, while Death snuffs out the flame when the person’s time on earth has ended.  "The Life-Givers” follows the story of a young apprentice “life-giver” who struggles with the idea that life must one day come to an end. However, she learns that Death is not as final as it appears to be…

Credits


Director: Angela De Vito
Producer: Angela De Vito
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Angela De Vito
Music: Jerome Leroy
Sound Design: Sasha Larco

Festival screenings/Awards


2014 Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival; Ladies Animated Short Screening, 2014; Athens ANIMFEST 2015


Connected, Manuela Buske (GERMANY, 2014), 4’ 45”

Connected-web2D and 3D computer animation, Pixilation

There is a world made out of strings. Nobody knows about it, but everybody is connected to them. One woman finds it out and has to make her conclusions.

Credits


Director: Manuela Buske
Producer: Manuela Buske
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Manuela Buske
Music: Matija Strnisa

Festival screenings/Awards


2015: Anima Mundi - International Animation Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart / Hochschulpräsentation; Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart / Young Animation Wettbewerb;  Holland Animation Film Festival, Netherlands;2014: Animated Dreams, Estonia; Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele; PISAF - Puchon International Student Animation Festival, South Korea; Anibar International Animation Festival / Student Competition, Kosovo


Armenian Papers, Ornella Macchia (BELGIUM, 2015), 6’ 34”

Armenian-Papers-web2Dcomputer animation, Internet software, Live action, Pixilation, Sand animation 

At the market of Yerevan , in Armenia, a merchant invites us to share his fruits and his history...

Credits


Director: Ornella Macchia
Producer: Vincent Gilot
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Ornella Macchia
Music: Benoit Charron
Light: Laura San Martin Perrera


Blindly, Joanne van der Weg (NETHERLANDS, 2014), 2’ 20”

Blindelings-web2D computer animation

What does a blind person see what i don't see. The animation is a short trip as how a blind person would make it.

Credits


Director: Joanne van der Weg
Producer: Joanne van der Weg
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Joanne van der Weg
Sound: Berend Hesselink

Festival screenings/Awards


2014: Dioraphte award at Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands; 2015: Anima Festival Brussels, Belgium; Holland Animation Film Festival, Netherlands.


Eidolozän, Paul Brenner (GERMANY, 2015), 4’ 15”

Eidolozaen-webPhotos

Eidolocene is a geologic chronical epoche in the far future. The Eidolocene research project is exploring the life of humanity in a world decisively influenced by a omnipresent digital environment. During thousands of years this virtual World even affected the human evolution. Due to the immovability of human species there is no more physical interaction between them, even the procreation process is fully virtualized.

Credits


Director: Paul Brenner
Producer: Madlen Folk
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Paul Brenner
Music: Lorenz Schimpf
Sound Design: Moritz Drath


The Whyers, Lora D'Addazio (BELGIUM, 2015), 7’ 15”

The-Whyers-web2D computer animation, Photos

The Whyers meet at a party – bored by atmosphere, they decide to go on the streets where they belong. On the front stairs of a church, a prophetic hobo who warns them of an imminent terrorist attack. Will they save Europe – and stop being bored ?

Credits


Director: Lora D'Addazio
Producer: Aterlier de production de La Cambre
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Lora D'Addazio
Music: Nicolas Grombeer
Writer: Alexandre Mailleux


None of That, Anna Hinds Paddock, Isabela Littger, Kriti Kaur (USA, 2015), 4’ 10”

None-Of-That-web3D computer animation

A museum guard is on night patrol when he finds that someone has censored the museum's nude artwork. Soon after he goes to find who it is, only to find that the culprit is a tiny mysterious nun.

Credits


Director: Anna Hinds Paddock, Isabela Littger, Kriti Kaur
Producer: Ringling College of Art + Design
Storyboard: Anna Hinds Paddock, Isabela Littger, Kriti Kaur
Animation: Anna Hinds Paddock, Isabela Littger, Kriti Kaur
Music: Corey Wallace
Editing: Anna Hinds Paddock, Isabela Littger, Kriti Kaur

Festival screenings/Awards


Best of Ringling 2015, President's Award


Operation Rising Tusk, Benjamin Brand, Johannes Engelhardt, Markus Eschrich, Johannes Lumer, Julius Rosen, Alexander Ochs (GERMANY, 2015), 5’ 20” 15

Operation-Rising-Tusk-web3D computer animation

The USA decides to start 'Operation Rising Tusk', a space program aiming to send an elephant into space, to challenge the USSR. Soon a wild elephant is on the journey to the final frontier, where he has to face the professional space-dog Laika.

Credits


Director: Wildboar (Benjamin Brand, Johannes Engelhardt, Markus Eschrich, Johannes Lumer, Julius Rosen, Alexander Ochs)
Producer: Nuremberg Institute of Technology Georg Simon Ohm
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Editing, Graphics: Wildboar
Animation: Johannes Lumer
Music: Benjamin Brand
Sound Design: Stefan Wühr

Festival screenings/Awards


2015: 20 Kitaso Kurzfilmabend Erlangen; Concorto Film Festival - 14th edition; Ohmrolle spring


Two Friends, Natalia Chernysheva (FRANCE, 2014), 4’ 02”

Two-Friends-web2D computer animation

Even the best of friends can have trouble understanding each other when they are from two different worlds.

Credits


Director: Natalia Chernysheva
Producer: Annick Teninge
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Graphics: Natalia Chernysheva
Animation: Youri Tcherenkov,Natalia Chernysheva
Music: Yan Volsy
Editing: Myriam Copier

Festival screenings/Awards


Graduation film award CINANIMA, Portugal , 2014; Prix RTS KIDS ,Black Movie, Geneva, 2015; Special Mentions of the International Jury, FILMFEST DRESDEN, Dresden 2015


Morse, Daniel Vidal (CHILE, 2014), 5’ 43” 

Morse-web2D computer animation

A single mother must face confusion and fear in her own house after a weird figure starts appearing on her daughter's drawings.

Credits


Director: Daniel Vidal
Producer: Manuel Ulloa
Storyboard, Editing: Daniel Vidal
Animation: Florencia Atria, Manuel Ulloa, Daniel Vidal
Music: Miguel H. Campos

Festival screenings/Awards


International Animation Festival Chilemonos 2015 (WINNER)



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