Short Competition B: Home is where your heart is

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Planet ∑, Momoko Seto (FRANCE, 2014), 11’ 50”

planet-sigma-web 3D computer animation, Live action

In PLANET ∑, giant creatures are trapped inside the ice. Submarine explosions provoke a global warming, and a new life begins for animals.


Director: Momoko Seto
Producer: Dora Benousilio
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation: Momoko Seto
Music: Yann Leguay
Editing: Denis Bedlow


2015: Best sound creation, Rencontres Cinéma Nature, Dompierre sur Besbre, France; Etranger; Best Art Film, Go Short, Nijmegen; 1st Prize Experimental animated movie, Animfest, Athens; Audi Short Film Award, Berlinale, Germany; Coté Court –Pantin, France; Annecy; Courtivores, Rouen, France; Rencontres Cinéma Nature, Dompierre sur Besbre; Vidéoformes, Clermont Ferrand; Films de Femmes, Creteil

A Portrait, Aristotelis Maragkos (GREECE, 2014), 2’ 13”

a-portrait-web Rotoscope

A drawing line explores the life and death of my Grandfather. Through a fluid line etching out the shaky outline of the story of his Grandfather’s unconventional life and unexpected death in rural Greece, the artist is also discovering parts of himself and sharing his reflections on their identities.


Director: Aristotelis Maragkos
Producer: Aristotelis Maragkos
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Aristotelis Maragkos


2014: Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival; Leeds International Film Festival; Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival; Athens International Film Festival (Bronze Award); Drama International Film Festival 2015: Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg; London Short Film Festival; Brussels Animation Film Festival (Anima); Lanzarote International Film Festival; Tehran International Animation Festival (TIAF); "Erarta Motion Pictures" International Film Festival; Athens Animation Film Festival

Backward Run, Ayce Kartal (FRANCE, 2014), 4’

backward-run-web 2D computer animation

A self-censored film criticizing press censorship on Gezi Park protests which was happened between May-July in Turkey.


Director: Ayce Kartal
Producer: Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty
Storyboard, Animation, Music, Editing: Ayce Kartal


2014: The 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge Film Festival, Berlin; OLTOL Film Festival, Bombay; 33rd Instanbul Film Festival, Istanbul; 24th International Mediawave Film and Music Festival, Hungary; Wellington Underground Film Festival, New Zealand; 42nd Festival of Nations, Lenzing Award in Silver, Austria; HISAR Best Short Films of 2013, Istanbul; AKBANK Short Film Festival, Meilleur film d’animation, Istanbul; Workers Unite Film Festival, NY; LISFE International Short Film Festival, Leiden; River Film Festival, Padoue; Radical Democracy Video Challenge, Best Film Award, Warszawa
2015: Festival internacional de Cine de Lanzarote, Lanzarote; Festival l’Ombre d’un Court, Jouy-en-Jossas; Festival Anima, Bruxelles; Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Regensburg; Athens Animfest, Athens; Festival International du film des droits de l'Homme, Paris; The Economist Video Contest I USA; Très Court International Film Festival I France; XpoNorth I Scotland; Badalona Film Festival I Barcelona; Usurp Zone5 Film Festival I London

Shouk, Dotan Moreno (ISRAEL/CANADA, 2014), 18’ 16”

shouk-web Drawing on paper

Sensitive and introvert teenager lives under the shadow of his mother in Israeli periphery. The film explores questions of marginality and poverty in a society searching for its identity.


Director: Dotan Moreno
Producer: Dotan Moreno
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Music, Editing, Graphics: Dotan Moreno


2014: Jerusalem Film Festival, Israeli Short Film Competition, Winner of Van Leer Award for Best Animation Film; PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations, Hungary
2015: San Diego Jewish Film Festival, CA, USA; Middle East Now, Firenze, Italy - Honorable mention; Athens Animfest, Athens, Greece, Distinction – short Animated Film; Tel-Aviv international student film festival

Dot, Kristjan Holm (ESTONIA, 2015), 3’50”

dot-web Drawing on paper

Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom of the Darkness…


Director: Kristjan Holm
Producer: Kristjan Holm
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Kristjan Holm
Music: Horret Kuus


Festival premiere

All Rot, Max Hattler (UK/Germany/Hong Kong, 2015), 4’


Responding to the compositional and aesthetic qualities of abstract expressionism and cameraless animation, All Rot uses photographic reanimation to render the mundane environment of a decaying crazy golf course into a rapturous split-screen experiment in synaesthetic cinema.


Director: Max Hattler
Artistic Direction: Max Hattler
Animation: Max Hattler
Editing: Max Hattler
Additional Amimation: Christopher MacFarlane
Sound: Matthias Kispert and Max Hattler


Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia, 2015

Home, Agnieszka Borowa (POLAND, 2015), 14’ 22”

home-web 2D computer animation

Home is a place. A family. A history. Relationships. Home is a memory that forms a person. Maybe a dream? This is a story about a girl coming back Home. This visit brings a storm of chaotic, difficult memories. She needs to deal with them to leave. What is her Home? Is it possible to change it?


Director: Agnieszka Borowa
Producer: FUMI Studio (Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak)
Storyboard, Editing: Agnieszka Borowa
Artistic Direction: Piotr Dumala
Animation: Agnieszka Borowa, Mateusz Heldwein, Paulina Ziolkowska, Katarzyna Melnyk


SHORT WAVES 4 Festiwal Polskich Filmów Krótkometrażowych, Poznan Open Award, Poland; Leiden International Short Film Experience, Netherlands; Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy, Poland; Animocje, Poland; Golden Kuker, Bulgaria; Future Film Festival, Italy; Festiwal Animator, Poland; Fest Youth Film Festival, Portugal; Euganea Film Festiwal, Italy; Koszaliński Festiwal debiutów Filmowych - Młodzi i Film, Poland; T-Mobile Nowe Horyzonty, Poland

We Can't Live Without Cosmos, Konstantin Bronzit (RUSSIA, 2014), 15’ 20”

we-cant-live-without-cosmos-web 2D computer animation, Drawing on paper

Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.


Director: Konstantin Bronzit
Producer: Alexander Boyarsky
Storyboard, Editing: Konstantin Bronzit
Artistic Direction: Roman Sokolov
Animation: Vera Shiganova, Katya Ryabkova
Music: Valentin Vassenkov


2014: Ottawa Intern. Animation Fest., Public Prize, Canada; 6th ANIMAGE'2014 Intern. Animation FF , Prize for the best script + Public prize, Brazil; 38th Intern. Animated FF CINANIMA in Espinho, Prize for the best film up to 24 minutes, Portugal; Animpact Animation Festival, Grand Prix, Seoul, South Korea
2015: TOKYO Anime Award Fest., Grand Prix, Japan; MONSTRA 2015 Lisbon Animated FF, Public Prize, Portugal; 7th GO SHORT Intern. Short FF in Nijmegen, Public Prize + Special mention of Jury, Netherlands; Aspen ShortFest, USA, Special Jury Recognition; Athens Intern. Film -Video Fest., 3rd Prize, USA

Aubade, Mauro Carraro (SWITZERLAND, 2014) 5’ 25”

aubade-web 2D computer animation

A black sun rises on Leman Lake. In a surrealist backlit scene, swimmers and birds witness the spectacle of the dawn, hypnotized by the music of a cellist.


Director: Mauro Carraro
Producer: Nicolas Burlet
Storyboard: Mauro Carraro
Animation: Clement Espinosa
Music: Mich Gerber
Editing: Mauro Carraro, Zoltan Horvath
Sound: Martin Stricker


2014: Audience award and Special Mention at Fantoche, Baden, Switzerland; Best Visual at UPCOMING FILM MAKERS, Luzern, Switzerland; Best Experimental Animation at Golden Orchid International Animation Festival, Pennsylvania, USA; Audience award at Animatou, Geneva, Switzerland; Prix Pathé, Lausanne, Switzerland
2015: Audience Award at Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland; Nomination for “Best Animation Film” at Swiss Film Award; Audience Award at international short film festival Regard, Saguenay, Canada; Nomination Nastri d’Argento; Best Short Film Award at MIAFF, Canada; Best Animation at Be Film Underground Film Festival, NYC, USA; Best Short animated film (up to 10 minutes) at the IAFF Golden Kuker, Sofia, Bulgaria

the-last-resort-web Cut-out animation

At their isolated hotel in the Canadian Rockies, a pair of teenage twin girls needs to get over themselves and work together in order to defeat the most horrifying threat they have ever faced: their four-year-old sister.


Director: Stephanie Blakey
Producer: Helen Gladders
Storyboard, Animation: Stephanie Blakey
Music: Arran Price
Editing: Rory Gordon


Animafest Zagreb, Anima Mundi, St. Louis International Film Festival, Underwire Festival, Buried Alive Film Fest, Tricky Women, Nashville Film Festival, Colchester Film Festival, Cinequest, SICAF, Palm Springs International Shortfest, Austin Film Festival (Won: Audience Award)



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