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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. 


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

Festival screenings/Awards

Festival premiere

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.


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”

 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...


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’

 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?  


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.


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.


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…


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.


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; 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...


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

Festival screenings/Awards

Festival premiere

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.


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”


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.


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

Festival screenings/Awards

Festival premiere

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 ?


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

Festival screenings/Awards

Festival premiere

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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