2D computer animation
The theoretical approach of the film explores the psychological trapping of the individual through civilization. This particular animation mainly focuses on the female psyche and on the all the more demanding role women have taken on over the years. "16-32" tries to balance between the real and the unreal world.
Director: Νατάσα Κύρλα
Producer: Νατάσα Κύρλα
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Νατάσα Κύρλα
Music: Μιχάλης Ζερβός
Abeo, Joan Kamberaj (USA, 2015), 6'
Lost in mental illusions he escapes through changes.
Director: Joan Kamberaj
Producer: Joan Kamberaj
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Joan Kamberaj
Music: Kevin McLeod
MICA Animation Festival 2015 - Stop Motion Award
Warm Snow, Ira Elshansky (ISRAEL, 2014), 5' 26"
"Warm snow" is an animation short about the relationship between a father and his grown up daughter. It starts out in an ordinary situation with the father and daughter sitting at the kitchen table. The daughter is waiting for her food to get warm and is annoyed by her father's questions and suggestions. The situation then develops and transforms into a surrealistic world full of love and pain.
Director: Ira Elshansky
Producer: Ira Elshansky
Storyboard, Editing: Ira Elshansky
Music: Fika Magarik
Sound Design: Tal Bar-Levav
2014: 13th Animix International Animation Festival, Israel; 5th Art Short - International Film Festival In Smolensk, Audience Award, Russia; Kino Metri, Russia
2015: 7th Bay Area International Children's Film Festival, 2nd Place In The "Animation" Category, Usa; 18th Holland Animation Film Festival, Netherlands; 14th Open Russian Festival Of Animated Films, Russia; 22nd Stuttgart Festival Of Animated Film, Best Student Film, Germany
Seams, Yaosheng Chang (TAIWAN, 2015), 18' 31"
2D computer animation, Drawing on paper
"Seams" is set in a tailor shop. The tailor, Father in this family, claims that the wooden attic ladder is rotten and unsafe, and removes it for repairing. In fact, he desperately wants to extricate himself from his mother's interference by confining her in the attic as house arrest.
Director: Yaosheng Chang
Producer: Jialin Chu
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Graphics: Comicker Blue
Music: DJ Code Wu
Editing: Yaosheng Chang
Taipei Film Festival
Reflection, Osi Wald (ISRAEL, 2014), 4' 22"
An Israeli Actor is on his way to play a one line role in a Hollywood production. At the airport he experiences a panic attack. the film gives us a peek into his inner world and fears reflecting on cinema and it's therapeutic powers.
Director: Osi Wald
Producer: Sam Spiegel film & television school
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Editing: Osi Wald
Animation: Osi Wald & Ricardo Werdesheim
Music: Yoav Brill
Actor: Yaron Motolla
Camera: Maya Kessel
Odense International Film Festival, 2015
Act, Dionysis Paschalis (GREECE, 2014), 0' 08"
Video Loop visualising the concept of an act taking place beyond nothing..
Director: Dionissis Paschalis
Producer: Dionissis Paschalis
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Dionissis Paschalis
The Ordeal, Katerina Avraam (GREECE, 2014), 6' 35"
2D computer animation
A Story about the Girl and the Beast.
A Choise that didn't seem like a Choice.
A Rite of Passage to Womanhood.
Director: Avraam Katerina
Producer: Avraam Katerina
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Avraam Katerina
Music: Angelakis Alexandros
2014: Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival of Brazil; 2nd International Student Film Festival "NEW WAVE"
Argo, Theodora Kotsi-Felici (NETHERLANDS, 2014), 3' 45"
3D computer animation
Argo, 3d animation + super 8 movie, wooden structure with film loop.
The wooden structure is based on the boat that is seen in the animation-super 8 film. (The boat is based on the first Greek armored cruiser 'Averof' that was donated by millionaire Georgios Averof in 1910 to the Greek army. It is now used as a museum an is the only existing armored cruiser.)
The film took its name from the Greek myth 'Jason and the Argonaftes'. The film shows a reversal of the myth where modern Argo is submerged and the survivors are trying to escape. Argo is focusing on the state of Being Trapped. This is a state many people are in and can not escape from it. This is a phenomenon that I saw in Greece but also in other societies where austerity measurements were applied. The movie is very much inspired by computer games. That is to be seen in the technique, esthetics, the narratives as well as the war figures added to it such as: sub-marine, warship.
Director: Theodora Kotsi-Felici
Producer: Theodora Kotsi-Felici
Storyboard, Animation, Music, Editing: Theodora Kotsi-Felici
Winner Experimental animated movie, 10th Athens ANIMFEST 2015
Keechadpanti, Anant V Keni (INDIA, 2014), 8'
2D computer animation
Half knowledge is always dangerous as they say .This saying turns out true when an political party worker on one fine peaceful morning realizes that their party's main leaders statue has been defaced .An emergency meeting is called by all the senior most party members. Even before thinking twice they point fingers on the rival neighboring political party and in the process they stone their office .This further ignites the mood as rival party in turn blames the ruling party and creates havoc in government machinery .Over a period of three days other sections of the society also drag themselves in with their mindless silly matters putting the actual statue defacing issue on the back burner. The whole situation gets so much out of control that emergency is declared in the state and the military has to be called which results in mass destruction and enormous human genocide. This film KEECHADPANTI satirically underlines murky side of Indian sociopolitical system.
Director: Anant V Keni
Producer: Anant V Keni
Storyboard, Artistic Direction: Anant V Keni
Animation, Graphics: Kreedaa Media Solutions
Music: Samir Sharma
Editing: Amardeep Singh
Technical Head: Pradipta Santra
It's A Flower, Natty Boonmasiri (CANADA, 2015), 7' 30"
2D computer animation
After a dream of a mysterious ball, the character is not able to shake off the feeling that something threatening awaits. Roaming around in the empty world, the character falls deeper and deeper into fear. When it all seems to turn for the worst with the now gigantic ball looming the sky, the creature realizes that this overwhelming feeling of fear is not what it seems to be. Once everything has vanishes, the character listens to the words of its own consciousness and embraces solitude.
Director: Natty Boonmasiri
Producer: Natty Boonmasiri
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Natty Boonmasiri
Music: Danny Majer
Emily Carr University of Art and Design President's Media Award 2015
Sheeliton (Até a China), Marcelo Marão (BRAZIL, 2015), 15'
Drawing on paper
The first visit of a brazilian man in China.
Producer: Letícia Friedrich
Storyboard, Animation: Marão
Editing: Alessandro Monnerat
Music: Duda larson