“It’s about time,” says a message stuck by the wind to the window pane. These words urge the lonely man to go out to the city but there is someone who does not let him leave the room. The film is about time which we cannot stop, but which can stop us. Or may be not.
Director: Ivo Briedis
Producer: Sabine Andersone
Storyboard: Ivo Briedis
Artistic Direction: Edmunds Jansons
Animation: Olga Bulgakova
Music: Colin Stetson
Editing: Edmunds Jansons
Sound: Girts Biss
Nest of stone, Kim Noce (UK, 2014), 7’
2D computer animation, Photos, Pixilation
A contemplative journey from birth to death happening across a single day.
Director: Kim Noce
Producer: Shaun Clark
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Graphics: Kim Noce
Animation: Kim Noce & Shaun Clark
Music: Alex Harwood
Editing: Benjamin Gerstein
2014: 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK, BAFTA Qualifying Festival; 20th Encounters Film Festival, Bristol, UK, BAFTA Qualifying Festival & OSCAR Qualifying Festival; Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK, BAFTA Qualifying Festival; 33th Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada; Cinetekton Mexico; Animated Dreams, Tallin, Estonia
2015: British Shorts, Berlin, Germany
Fugue for Cello, Trumpet and Landscape, Jerzy Kucia (POLAND, 2014), 18’
2D computer animation, Drawing on paper
Jerzy Kucia is back after thirteen years of silence with this meditative story in the form of a poetic film based on a relationship between images and music. The film shows the process of evoking feelings and searching for landscape specificity by recounting events which have taken place in the scenery.
Director: Jerzy Kucia
Producer: Jerzy Kucia
Storyboard: Jerzy Kucia
Animation: Jerzy Kucia, Vladimir Borokhov, Ewa Grzesiak, Dmytro Kovtanets
Music: Maciej Jablonski, Michal Jacaszek
Editing: Tomek Ducki, Przemyslaw Swida, Ewa Grzesiak
54th Krakow Film Festival, Poland – Golden Dragon; 15th International Animation Festival Hiroshima, Japan - Special Award; 11th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATEKA, Slovenia – Special Mention; 13th Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Canada – Audience Award; Forum des images "Carrefour du cinéma d'animation", France; 21st Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival, Poland – Silver Jabberwocky; 38th Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden (screening); 22nd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film Trickfilm Festival, Germany; 18th Holland Animation Film Festival, The Netherlands; Anifilm 06 - International Festival of Animated Films, Czech Republic; 27th International Short Film Festival Filmfest Dresden, Germany - The Golden Horseman Animation; 12th Vienna Independent Shorts Short Film Festival, Austria; 39th Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France; 15th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF, Poland; 54th Krakow Film Festival, Poland – Golden Dragon; 15th International Animation Festival Hiroshima, Japan - Special Award; 11th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATEKA, Slovenia – Special Mention; 13th Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Canada – Audience Award; Forum des images "Carrefour du cinéma d'animation", France; 21st Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival, Poland – Silver Jabberwocky; 38th Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden (screening); 22nd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film Trickfilm Festival, Germany; 18th Holland Animation Film Festival, The Netherlands; Anifilm 06 - International Festival of Animated Films, Czech Republic; 27th International Short Film Festival Filmfest Dresden, Germany - The Golden Horseman Animation; 12th Vienna Independent Shorts Short Film Festival, Austria; 39th Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France; 15th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF, Poland; 13th Fantoche - International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland
Let's Wait Together, Weiyu Wang (CHINA, 2014), 4’ 35”
Drawing on paper
One day, a rabbit crashed on the stump, a farmer happened to see this scene, so he put down his hoe and wait beside the stump , wishes to get more crashed rabbits...
Director: Weiyu Wang
Producer: Weiyu Wang
Storyboard, Animation, Music, Editing: Weiyu Wang
2015: International Festival Animated Films Czech; Fest Anca International Animation Festival; FANTOCHE 13TH INTERNATIONAL ¬ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL¬
Under my fingers, Marie-Christine Courtès (FRANCE, 2014), 13’
2D computer animation, Rotoscope
The day of the cremation of her grand mother, Emilie, a young mixed-race Asian girl, buries herself into her grandmother memories. She discovers the Indochina of Hoa, her romantic encounter with Jacques (a French colon), the birth of Linh (Emilie's mother) and her tragic departure to France in 1956. She relives with Linh, the arrival into the camp of Sainte-Livrade, the exploitation of the Indochinese women by the market gardeners of Lot-et-Garonne. Between memories, dance, anger and traditional rituals, Emilie learns to accept this heritage…
Director: Marie-Christine Courtès
Producer: Jean-François Le Corre
Storyboard: Ludivine Berthouloux and Camille Moulin-Dupré
Artistic Direction, Animation: Ludivine Berthouloux
Editing: Jean-Marie Le Rest and Gregory Nieuviarts
FICAM Meknès 2015 - Audience Award + Best french film
A Single Life, Job, Joris & Marieke (NETHERLANDS, 2014), 2’ 15”
3D computer animation
When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through her life.
Director: Job, Joris & Marieke
Producer: Job, Joris & Marieke
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Job, Joris & Marieke
Music: Happy Camper
2015: Audience Award short animation at Irvine Filmfest, USA; Children’s Choice Award Ages 7+ at Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, USA; Nomination Academy Awards 2015 category animated short film, USA; Best Animated Short jury award at Spokane International Film Festival, USA; Audience Award at Animac Festival Lleida, Spain; Best Film for Children and Youth at Monstra Lisbon, Portugal; HAFF Audience Award Dutch Animation at Holland Animation Film Festival, Netherlands; Best Animated Film at European Film Festival of Lille, France; Nomination for the Golden Horseman Sound Design at Filmfest Dresden, Germany; Best Animated Short at San Francisco International Film Festival, USA; Best comedy for adults at Animayo 2015, Spain; Best animated short film at Alicante Festival International de Cine, Spain; Best animation award + Public choice award at Très Court International Film Festival, France
The Night Ocean, María Lorenzo (SPAIN, 2015), 12’
2D computer animation, Drawing on paper, Rotoscope
A house anchored to the coast.
An artist on vacation.
An isolated dreamscape.
The unnameable is to come.
Director: María Lorenzo
Producer: Enrique Millán
Storyboard, Artistic Direction: María Lorenzo
Animation: María Lorenzo, Sergio Pilan
Music: Armando Bernabeu Lorenzo
Editing: Jordi Abellan
Graphics: Rafael Andres
Sound: Marti Guillem
Athens Animation Festival 2015
Tick Tack, Ülo Pikkov (ESTONIA, 2015), 9’ 30”
Animated film “Tick-Tack” is visualizing time and it’s fatal nature. In order to underline the time as a metaphysical phenomena there are a lot of clocks and watches and its part to characterize it. We all are given “our time”, this “our time consists in reality in thousands of different “times” since even every cell in our body has its own time given to live and to die.
Director: Ülo Pikkov
Producer: Andrus Raudsalu, Kerdi Kuusik-Oengo
Storyboard, Editing: Ülo Pikkov
Artistic Direction: Anu-Laura Tuttelberg
Animation: Märt Kivi
Music: Maarja Nuut
Graphics, Camera: Raivo Möllits
2015: 8th Fest Anca International Animation Festival , Bratislava, Slovakia; 23th Animamundi International Animation Festival of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro; Melbourne International animation Festival ( MIAF ), Australia; Estonian Film Days, St. Petersburg, Russia; 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), Scotland; 25th Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Schwerin, Germany; Annecy International Animation Film Festival , France
Rainy Days, Vladimir Leschiov (LATVIA/CANADA, 2014), 8’ 16”
Drawing on paper
An elderly Japanese man boards a ferry bound for an unknown island. As he looks out over the water, the falling rain triggers a string of memories, including a childhood experience in Fukuoka and a brief encounter many years later, aboard a smoke-filled seaside train. The only constant is the rain, a woman and Mount Fuji.
Director: Vladimir Leschiov
Producer: Vladimir Leschiov
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Editing: Vladimir Leschiov
Animation: Vladimir Leschiov, Liga skirmane, Lennart Langanki, Kristine Zvirbule
Music: Oskar Strok, Pierre Yves Drapeau
2014: Annecy; Utrecht; Ottawa; Hiroshima; Fantoche; LA Shorts; Etiuda&Anima; Animage; Bradfrord; Toronto reel Asia (Best Animation)
The Opening, Atelier Collectif (BELGIUM, 2014), 6’ 05”
2D computer animation
'The opening' mixes the film credits codes.
Director: Atelier Collectif
Storyboard, Editing: Atelier Collectif
Artistic Direction: William Henne & Caroline Nugues
Music: DJ Tulart