Short Films for Children Competition (C1)

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Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service: Damsel in Distress, Kim Claeys & Karim Rhellam (BELGIUM 2015, 11’ 38”)

three-little-ninzas-delivery-service-web2D computer animation, 3D computer animation

When a not so charming Prince slays the dragon guarding a fairy tale Princess, she promptly orders a new one with the Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service. They deliver whatever, wherever, whenever...


Director: Kim Claeys & Karim Rhellam
Producer: Karim Rhellam
Storyboard: Kim Claeys & Karim Rhellam
Artistic Direction: Kim Claeys
Animation: Bart Bossaert, Koen Vanschoelant, Sam Verschraegen, Timo Vermeulen
Music: Gregory Caron
Editing: Kim Claeys & Karim Rhellam


Kim: I got my first hands on experiences under the tutelage of Grid, Les Triplettes de Belleville being one of the projects I worked on. Later, joining forces with Karim Rhellam, we started LittleBigMachine, a creative hub, and we landed the production of Musti in 2008. After a well-needed break from the industry, I rediscovered my true love: the telling of stories. Teaming up with Creative Conspiracy, this lead to the development of Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service, the Monster doctor and...? I always wear a hat. Karim: Karim studied animation at the Royal Academy in Ghent, Belgium. In 2000, he co-founded animation studio Smokescreen and worked on CGI sequences for Belleville Rendez- vous. In 2006, Karim co-founded LittleBigMachine with Kim Claeys and produced and supervised the CGI remake of the iconic Musti TV series (52x5'). In 2009, he joined Creative Conspiracy where he directed and supervised the production of the TV series Uki (52x5'). As of 2014, Karim is a partner and creative producer at Creative Conspiracy where he's responsible for the development slate.

Orpheus Creating, Panagiotis Rappas (GREECE 2016, 2’ 18”)

orpheus-creating-web2D computer animation

A short film commissioned by the Hellenic Copyright Organization and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. With the goal to explain to the young kids the reason of intellectual property law. It is the story of Orpheus the multitalented octopus who spends all his time and energy to create without getting anything in reward, a reminder that piracy on intellectual Property doesn't help Arts to exist.


Director: Panagiotis Rappas
Producer: RAPPAS films
Storyboard: Panagiotis Rappas
Artistic Direction: Panagiotis Rappas, Mariza Litina
Animation: Panagiotis Rappas
Music: Yannis Rappas
Editing-Graphics: Panagiotis Rappas
Sound Effects: Antonis Delaportas
Voice Over: Matina Douskou


It is the story of Orpheus the multitalented octopus who spends all his time and energy to create without getting anything in reward, a reminder that piracy on intellectual Property doesn't help Arts to exist. Written and Directed by Panagiotis Rappas.

A Long Holiday, Caroline Nugues-Bourchat (BELGIUM 2015, 15’ 54”)

2a-long-holiday-webD computer animation

This summer, Louise discovers for the first time the joys of the camping by the sea with her parents. With her father, she collects precious treasures having belonged, according to his father, to a siren. He tells her the story of a siren who cannot sing and does not find her place in the society. The holidays last more than usual and Louise discovers the history of the siren might be the one of her father.


Director: Caroline Nugues-Bourchat
Producer: Zorobabel
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Caroline Nugues-Bourchat
Music: Manu Louis


After several years where I worked in different jobs as graphic designer, I naturally got interested in animation. I tried few technics, but my favorite one is 2D drawings wish I used for my film "A long holiday". My interests do not focus solely on animation, I started studies in woodworking, I'm also into cheese making, or food shopping in the woods.

Spider web "The Gossamer", Natalia Chernysheva (RUSSIA 2016, 4’ 05)

spider-web-web2D computer animation

The story about the relationship that transforms from hostility to friendship and mutual rescue.


Director: Natalia Chernysheva
Producer: studio pchela
Storyboard: Natalia Chernysheva
Animation: Olga Chernova, Natalia Chernysheva
Music: Nadejda Shestakova
Editing: Ludmila Putatina


Director :! ! "Snowflake" 2012! "Le Retour» 2013! «Deux Amis» 2014! "The Gossamer" 2016! ! Animator and artist :! ! "That is the wedding" 2011, Director S.Strusovski ! "Letter" 2011 Director P.Zakrevsky! "Gourmet's notes" 2010 Director O. Cherkasova. ! "Let Him Play" 2009 Director Y. Mikushina! "Poor Sharic"2009, Director A. Sokolova ! "Snowman " 2008, Director A. Sokolova! ! AWARDS! SNOWFLAKE :! - Kinoproba VII Diploma for best animation project "Snowflake", Ekaterinburg 2010! - KROK 2012 Diploma "For a delightful children's film, Ukraine! - KINOPROBA IX The prize for the best debut in the "Animation",Ekaterinburg ! -The prize of the A. Tatarski, Suzdal 2013! - Prize of the Guild of Film Critics film , Suzdal 2013! - FIRST PRIZ Festival international de cinéma d'animation de Meknes: FICAM,Morocco, 2013! -The main prize of the jury in the category of Best Animated Feature! XX Open festival of student and debut film "Saint Anna"! Moscow 2013! - Grand Prix Golden Kuker Award and Best animated kid's film ! SOFIA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL Bulgaria 2013! - Special Jury Prize "Window to Europe" Vyborg 2013! -The best children's film International Festival Children and Youth Animated film GOLDFISH Russia 2013! - 30th ANNUAL CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL! The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Prize - Best Film by an Emerging Director! - Best Short film KUKI- 2nd prize ,6th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH BERLIN 2013! - The Best Film for Children XI International Festival of Animation Arts "Multivision"St.Petersburg 2013 ! - Le Prix du Petit Black Movie Geneve 2014! ! ! - GRAND PRIX DU JURY PLANS ANIMES Festival Premiers Plans, Angers 2014 ! - NEW YORK INT'L CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL 2014 Audience Award, Ages 3-6 ! - Most Inspirational Short Film at the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth here in Vancouver, Canada.2014! - Le Prix du public Festival International du Film de Montagne d'Autans, France 2014! LE RETOUR:! ! ! - Prize in category Student film, KROK 2014! ! DEUXAMIS :! ! - - - - - Graduation film award CINANIMA, Portugal , 2014! Prix RTS KIDS ,Black Movie, Geneva, 2015! Special Mentions of the International Jury, FILMFEST DRESDEN, Dresden, 2015! Best Animation Film, Amirani , Tbilisi, 2015 ! Best children film, SUPERTOON , Shibenik, 2015! - New Talent Award in New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015 ...! - New Face Award in 19 th Japan Media Art Festival Tokyo 2016! - Best Student film Suzdal 2016! - Special International Jury Prize HIROSHIMA 2016! - Best Animation NORTHERNSTARS Award The 25 th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival 2016! - Special Jury Price KROK 2016! - The Mures County Council's Award at the Alter-Native 24 International Short Film Festival! "THE GOSSAMER :! ! ! - Special mention Prize Suzdal 2016! - Audience Prize HIROSHIMA 2016! - The best children animation film Banjaluka 2016! - Sapporo Breweries Special Award New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2016.

The Story of the Fox who lost his Mind, Christian Asmussen, Matthias Bruhn (GERMANY 2015, 11’ 10”)

the-story-of-a-fox-web2D computer animation

"A fox. A sly, handsome fox. For who knows things, will have a long life, thought the fox and lived a long adventurous life himself. The fox lived long and grew old ... but also a bit forgetful." "The story of the fox who lost his mind" is a poetic animated film about growing old, dementia and the communal life of generations.


Director: Christian Asmussen, Matthias Bruhn
Producer: Richard Lutterbeck
Storyboard: Felix Herzog
Animation: Olaf Kamin, Felix Herzog, Reynald Sommerkamp, Eva Ewerhart
Music: Alex Flucht
Editing: Christian Asmussen


Matthias Bruhn was born in 1962 in Bielefeld, studied Graphic-Design in Dusseldorf and worked as a freelancing animator and director for the TrickStudio Lutterbeck in Cologne from 1992 to 1998. Since 1998 he is a partner, manager (together with Richard Lutterbeck), Art Director and director of this company. He directed over 20 short films, as well as TV-Specials and spot-productions. His productions were awarded with dozens of national and international awards (i.e. 17 awards for "POST!" and 13 awards for "Duck, Death and Tulip"). Matthias Bruhn 2015Molly Monster – The Movie 2013Der wunderbarste Platz auf der Welt 2010Molly and the Christmasmonster 2010Duck, Death und Tulip 2008POST! 2008Sankt Martin 2006Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat 2005The big question 2004Maria's little donkey 2003Dusty the mighty mite 1994Une bonne journée 1992TROTT Christian Asmussen Born 1971 in Elmshorn. Since 1994, he worked at the Trickstudio Lutterbeck GmbH in Cologne (2001 apprenticeship as audio-visual media designer). His operations in the TrickStudio included direction, postproduction and production management. Christian Asmussen 2015Sesame Street „Elmo on the street" 2014The Mousetrap 2013Der wunderbarste Platz auf der Welt 2010Molly and the Christmasmonster 2010Duck, Death und Tulip 2009Where Willi went 2008POST! 2008Sankt Martin 2006Jesus' christmas party 2006Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat 2005The big question 2004Maria's little donkey 2003Dusty the mighty mite 2001The stone, that grew up with carrots.

TIS, Chloé Lesueur (FRANCE 2016, 9’ )

tis-webCut-out animation, Stop-Motion

A still, blank sheet of paper. A silhouette appears delineated beneath its surface. Here is our hero, TIS. He struggles and manages to free himself from the sheet of paper, but his feet remain attached to it. In the distance, he sees a crowd of beings similar to him. TIS tries to catch up with them but the sheet of paper he is attached to hinders his movements.


Director: Chloé Lesueur
Producer: Said Hamich
Storyboard, Animation: Chloé Lesueur
Music: Arthur Lesueur
Editing: Christophe Gautry, Matthieu Garcia


Boomerang, Pavel Pogudin (RUSSIA 2015, 5’)

boomerang-web2D computer animation

Australian tale "Boomerang" tells us that good deeds always come back a hundredfold, expanding the boundaries of the world as a whole.


Director: Pavel Pogudin
Producer: Valentina Khizhniakova
Animation: Veronika Bessonova, Vera Pozdeeva, Anastasiya Melikhova, Olga Chernova, Pavel Nikiforov, Pavel Pogudin, Evgeniya Opal’ko


Pavel Pogudin graduated from the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, situated in Ekaterinburg, with a degree in "Graphics and Animation" (2006-2012). Filmography 2015 – "Boomerang"

Ethnophobia, Joan Zhonga (GREECE 2016, 14’ 21”)

ethnophobia-webClay, Puppets

Survival, clash and symbiosis go side by side; all accompanied by bursts of joy and pain as a result of man's internal need to find and exaggerate differences when similarities are obviously greater.


Director: Joan Zhonga
Producer: Irida Zhonga
Storyboard, Animation: Joan Zhonga
Script: Petros Koskinas
Music: Vanias Apergis
Editing: Irida Zhonga
VFX: Christos Zoumis


The Christmas ballad, Michal Zabka (CZECH REPUBLIC 2016, 11’ 50”)


In the ruins of the city, destroyed by the war, a small boy survives. He is hiding from fighting machines and collecting old broken toys that he carries to his shelter to repair them. They replace his friends and family. One day he finds a Christmas gift and runs away with him to the mound of the fairgrounds.


Director: Michal Zabka
Producer: Michal Podhradsky
Storyboard: Vladimir Lomov
Artistic Direction: Vratislav Hlavaty, Michal Kubicek
Animation: Michal Kubicek, Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly
Music: Jan P. Muchow
Editing: Ludek Hudec


He studied animation at the Film School in Zlín and animation department of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) . His first successful film Babalon (1997) was foreshadowed by his work as a director and designer of puppet films . Followed short films Premammals (2001) and Mrs. G ( 2007) .
Another position of his work is a computer 3D animation consisting mainly for television in the pilot tv series Fluffies and series of fairy tale called The Three Little Pigs (2011) .
Another puppet film An Accountant and a Fairy(2011) was included in the feature film CarFairy tales (2011). His last feature film is Luckyfour in the serving the King (2013 ).

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