Shorts Competition A: Games people play

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Prey, Boyoung Kim (SOUTH KOREA, 2014), 4’ 10”

 Prey-web 2D computer animation

A small fish dreams of the beautiful world outside the fish tank. When she finally gets bigger and leaps out of the fish tank, the once beautiful world isn't what she expected.


Director: Boyoung Kim
Producer: David Oh
Storyboard, Animation: Boyoung Kim
Artistic Direction: Nayoung Kim
Music: Songja Kim
Editing: David Oh


2014: Going Underground Film Festival, Berlin; Seoul Independent FIlm Festival, Seoul

Waves '98, Ely Dagher (LEBANON/QATAR, 2015), 14’ 50”

 waves-98-web Drawing on film, Photos

Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar's discovery lures him into the depths of the city. Immersed into a world that is so close yet so isolated from his reality that he eventually finds himself struggling to keep his attachments, his sense of home.


Director: Ely Dagher
Producer: Ely Dagher
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Ely Dagher
Music: Zelig Sound


Cannes Film Festival 2015, Palm D'Or Award

Missing one player, Lei Lei (CHINA, 2015), 4’ 32’’

missing-one-player-web 2D computer animation

During a majong game a bad situation occurs. Everyone waits for the last player to show up. The three have no choice but to wait and sit there silently in tears. However, they do believe that the fourth player will come. They look up to they sky waiting for this miracle to happen.


Director: Lei Lei
Producer: Lei Lei
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Lei Lei
Music: Li Xingyu


Festival premiere

Teeth, Daniel Gray & Tom Brown (UK/HUNGARY/USA, 2015), 6’

 teeth-web 2D computer animation

Things of worth are often neglected in favour of that which might be more immediately gratifying. Unfortunately, the things that are neglected are often lost forever, irreplaceable. This is the story of a man with a misguided and intense focus – one which started in his youth and carried on to old age. His life events are chronicled through the loss of his teeth – and how his obsessive efforts to amend what was damaged bring on yet further destruction.


Director: Daniel Gray & Tom Brown
Producer: Daniel Gray & Tom Brown
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Daniel Gray & Tom Brown
Music: Antfood
Graphics: Leland Goodman


Sundance, Utah. 2015

The Great Vairitosky, Matias Garrizo (ARGENTINA, 2014), 14’ 18”

 the-great-vairitosky-web Puppets

Vairitosky is an immortal artist. His act consists of dying in different ways, and then magically resurrected. The public is impatient, wants to see Vairitosky, who does not come into play. What will happen?


Director: Matias Carrizo
Producer: Javier Aguirre
Storyboard: Luis Maldonado
Artistic Direction: Emmanuel Cerino
Animation: Luis Maldonado, Adriana Zanier, Analia Pereda, Raúl Vidal
Music: Luis Toro
Editing: Matias Carrizo
Graphics: Emmanuel Cerino


2015: LAKINO Short Film Festival; Athens ANIMFEST; Contravision Berlin; Festicine Pehuajo; 2300 plan 9, suiza; Clujshorts, Romania
2014: Festival de Cine de Gualeguaychu; Artfutura, BSAS; TAFIC, Tapiales; VOu Animarte Curitiba; Cortala de Tucuman; Vou Animarte Rio Janeiro; 29 Festival de Mar del Plata; V Muestra de Cine del Centro; Concurso Nacional de Cine de Cipolleti; MAFICI; Festimation
3rd place on Vou Animarte, on Southamerican films; Best argentinian film on Festival Internacional de Gualeguaychú; Audience award on Festicine Pehuajó

Lure, Wunna Winnter/Linda Luitz (GERMANY, 2014) 4’ 40”

 lure-web Puppets

LURE is a stop-motion animated short film about a casual encounter of a small fat boy and an wheelchair-bound old woman, both isolated in their own way. Finally a small dog brings the two of them together. The beginning of a wonderful friendship or rather the trigger for a conflict?


Director: Wunna Winnter&Linda Luitz
Producer: Nuremberg Institute of Technology Georg-Simon-Ohm, Faculty of Design
Storyboard, Artistic Direction: Linda Luitz
Animation: Linda Luitz, Wunna Winter
Music: Stefan J. Wühr
Editing: Wunna Winter


Kitaso, 1st prize, Germany; Short Tiger Award; Next Generation Short Tiger Screening on the Festival du Film in Cannes

Dacryphilia, Rene Chandler (USA, 2014), 6’ 05”

 dacryphilia-web Puppets

An adult fairytale that follows the tumultuous journey of Pablo and Adora, adapted from the stageplay of the same name. A short stop-motion animation starring Davey Havok (AFI, Blacq Audio) as Pablo. Pablo loves to cry. Adora loves a man who cries. They are perfect for each other until the day Pablo runs out of tears. Their mission leads them on a destructive path that asks them to pay the highest price for their desires.


Director: Rene Chandler
Producer: Shelley Dresden
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Rene Chandler
Music: Zhaniece Springer
Written by: Amanda Miha


Blue Cat Semi Finalist

Junk girl, Mohammad Zare-Shalale Kheiri (IRAN, 2014), 15’ 22”

 junk-Girl-web Clay, Puppets

There once was a girl who was made up of junk.She looked really dirty, and she smelled like a skunk.She was always unhappy.


Director: Mohammad Zare-Shalale Kheiri
Producer: Mohammad Zare
Storyboard, Graphics: Shalale Kheiri
Artistic Direction, Animation: Mohammad Zare
Editing: Roozbeh Shamshiri


Roseville Animation Festival; Short Of The Month Festival; Athens Digital Arts Festival; Termite International Film; Festival Of Tolerance Zagreb; International Short Film Festival - Die 24 Stunden Von Nürnberg; The Phuket Festival Of New Cinema; Borrego Springs Film Festival

Madam and Deva, Natalia Mirzoyan (RUSSIA, 2015) 6’ 33

 madam-and-deva-web Drawing on paper

The film is about innocent victims of love triangles.


Director: Natalia Mirzoyan
Producer: Anatiliy Prokhorov
Storyboard: Natalia Mirzoyan, Igor Melnikov
Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Natalia Mirzoyan
Music: Lev Slepner


Festival premiere

Watching The Ball, Martin Kleinmichel, Anastasia Tasic, Ivan Ramadan, Katre Haav, Nenad Krstic, Tatiana Moshkova, Till Laßmann (SERBIA/RUSSIA/BOSNIA/ESTONIA/GERMANY, 2014), 12’ 35”

watching-the-ball-web 2D and 3D computer animation, Cut-out animation

In case you missed the previous championship finals, you are up for the real Iron Man or you want to know why it's not recommended to broadcast football during space flights: This is the film to watch.


Director: Martin Kleinmichel
Producer: Martin Kleinmichel
Storyboard: Anastasia Tasic, Ivan Ramadan, Katre Haav, Krunoslav Jovic, Nenad Krstic, Tatiana Moshkova, Till Laßmann
Artistic Direction: Anastasia Tasic, Ivan Ramadan, Katre Haav, Krunoslav Jovic, Nenad Krstic, Tatiana Martin Kleinmichel, Moshkova, Till Laßmann
Animation: Anastasia Tasic, Ivan Ramadan, Katre Haav, Krunoslav Jovic, Nenad Krstic, Tatiana Moshkova, Till Laßmann
Music: Henning Schärfke, Martin Kleinmichel
Editing: Martin Kleinmichel


2014: DOK Leipzig; animateka Ljubljana 2015: 11mm Berlin; FF Dresden



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