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Competition 4


14:00 - 15:40
Total Duration: 1:38:00

  1. De Les Kouventa (You Don't Say a Word) 06:00
  2. Italy 2016
    Directed by: Thomas Kunstler
    Screenplay: Thomas Kunstler
    Animation: Thomas Kunstler
    Technique: Stop-motion
    Music: Miltos Koutroubas
    Production/School: Thomas Kunstler
    Dialogue language: Modern Greek (1453-)

    The story of a classic night in the Port of Piraeus in the Rebetiko Era.



  3. Bystander / تماشاچی 03:20
  4. Iran 2017
    Directed by: Mohsen Bagheri Dastgerdi
    Screenplay: Mohsen Bagheri Dastgerdi
    Animation: Sina Koohi Fayegh Dehkordi, Akram Ghaedamini, Mahsa Asadi
    Technique: 2D
    Production/School: Mohsen Bagheri Dastgerdi, luqman Qasemi, VEST PRODUKTION (Denmark)
    Dialogue language: No dialogue.

    The society which does not accept diversities and seeks its annihilation.



  5. NSFWhale 01:54
  6. USA 2016
    Directed by: Nathan Campbell, Alec Cummings
    Animation: Nathan Campbell, Alec Cummings, Junyoung Chung, Carlos Tsoi, Angela Yu
    Technique: digital 2D
    Production/School: Maria Henriksen

    A whaling run takes a turn for the worse when a fearless captain and her small crew of whale-hunters encounter a far more ancient and horrible evil.



  7. Ant 00:37
  8. China 2015
    Directed by: Zhongwen Hu
    Screenplay: Zhongwen Hu
    Production/School: Zhongwen Hu/Syracuse University

    The story is about a boy killed the ant. The inspiration directly comes from the daily life experience of killing seemingly insignificant things. At the same time, I have been engaging ideas as deep as the samsara, which is the repeating cycle of birth, life and death that is affected by one's actions and consequences in the past, present, and future. My video reproduces these complex ideas as both conceptual yet understandable to a general audience.



  9. Polybius 04:30
  10. USA 2017
    Directed by: Brad Pattullo

    In 1981, a boy encounters a mysterious arcade game cabinet. When he plays it, he goes on an unexpected journey.



  11. ninetofive 17:27
  12. United Kingdom 2017
    Directed by: Lee Charlish
    Screenplay: Lee Charlish
    Technique: 2D; Photo Manipulation; Digital
    Production/School: Korky Films
    Dialogue language: English

    No job, no prospects and descending into depression; Mr Mann is looking for something better. Then he finds a job and his problems really start to begin. ninetofive depicts the mundanity of life in a dead-end job at a strange, authoritarian office. The mysterious business hides several secrets and ensnares it employees through boredom, indoctrination and even death.



  13. A Symphony for Rossini: Il Turco in Italia 09:40
  14. Germany 2017
    Directed by: Monica Manganelli
    Screenplay: Monica Manganelli
    Animation: Antonio Padovani, Valentina Lamentia, Veronica Carli
    Technique: 2D, 3D, motion graphics, watercolor drawings
    Music: Gioacchino Rossini
    Production/School: Stefano Casertano
    Dialogue language: no one
    Subtitles language: no one

    "A Symphony for Rossini: Il Turco in Italia" is an experimental animated short in which animation meets the great tradition of italian music opera. In a paper theater, the walls of scenography become a notebook pages of the protagonist, Prosdocimo, a poet that wanders in Naples in search of inspiration for his new story. Absolute protagonists are the animation along with the Symphony that Gioacchino Rossini has written for the opera. ?I'm obliged to write a farce, and I cannot find a subject! is the motto regarding this visual-musical tale where watercolors reveal poetic views of Naples, sketches with the protagonists , animated inks 3d become flying sheets, city alleys.



  15. Delicatessen 04:40
  16. Macao 2017
    Directed by: Fenglin Chen
    Dialogue language: English

    A romantic relationship blossoms between a man and a woman when they first meet in a delicatessen. Their desires get projected onto the food, turning them alive, into uncanny mutated composite of limbs and organs. A supermarket love story that plays with food as a metaphor of sensual desires



  17. Blue 04:00
  18. Canada 2017
    Directed by: John Osborne
    Production/School: John Osborne

    ?Blue? is an animated video created to a musical composition by Edmonton musician Alain Levesque. Live video of flowing water was highly processed using time modification, smoothing algorithms and various colour pallettes to match the mood of the music which transitions from various stages of trance repitition, chaotic motion and calm over the course of the work.



  19. Crypto Force Alpha 06:15
  20. USA 2017
    Screenplay: Kevin Burke, Chris "Doc" Wyatt, Tom Meyer Klipsch
    Production/School: Shane "Bloodsnake" Minshew
    Dialogue language: English

    Bigfoot, the Lochness Monster, the Mothman, an Alien, and a male Mermaid live together and solve crimes.



  21. Good Boy 06:43
  22. USA 2017
    Directed by: Rachel Beltran, Nicole Myers
    Production/School: Claudia Marino
    Dialogue language: English

    A hopeful man goes on a blind date with the women of his dreams expecting to have the best night of his life. Things seem to be going perfect, until the night take an unexpected turn.



  23. Clock and Snail 03:08
  24. United States of America 2017
    Directed by: Fan Zhang
    Screenplay: Fan Zhang
    Animation: Fan Zhang
    Technique: Fan Zhang
    Music: Zachary Onett
    Production/School: California Institute of the Arts

    Hi, this is my BFA 2 film at CalArts. The story is about a cuckoo bird who was cursed by a bad witch tries to save a snail. Finally, they escape from witch's room; also, the spell that witch put on the clock is broken.

  25. Purple Dreams 02:14
  26. Turkey 2017
    Directed by: Murat Sayginer
    Screenplay: Murat Sayginer
    Production/School: Murat Sayginer
    Dialogue language: English

    A short animated film about the transition from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius.



  27. Empyrean Lost / 無明 04:30
  28. USA 2017
    Directed by: Ryder Ruilyn
    Screenplay: Ryder Ruilyn
    Production/School: Ryder Ruilyn

    Empyrean Lost by Ryder Ruilyn is a 3D linear animation about a boy who dreams of a lost love. Structured as a journey, the boy travels through surreal and uncanny dreamlands. Animated in a subtle pastel palette combined with special effects, the protagonist in Empyrean Lost learns to release his love and overcome heartbreak. As a narrative centered on a painful yet universal emotion, this animation speaks to the path we must all travel to rediscover personal harmony after a lost love.



  29. Stretch 03:47
  30. USA 2017
    Directed by: Stephan Larson
    Screenplay: Stephan Larson
    Technique: CG
    Dialogue language: NA

    Stretch depicts a machine that is based on the design of surgical robots but further refined specifically to stretch things. The machine does not care what it is stretching as long as its purpose is fulfilled? it stretches.



  31. Jamshid; a lament for a myth 12:20
  32. Iran 2017
    Directed by: Moin Samadi
    Screenplay: Moin Samadi
    Animation: Hadi Tabasi
    Technique: 2D Animation
    Music: Milad Movahedi
    Production/School: Moin Samadi
    Dialogue language: non
    Subtitles language: English

    Jamshid is chosen by the Creator to rule over his people. While he is granted God?s favour and help, he manages to bring much prosperity to his people. But one day, a long hard winter is menacing to come over the land and its ?deliverer? is a fierce dragon. As Jamshid manages once again to save his people, pride is slowly starting to take over.



  33. Estuaries 2 05:45
  34. United Kingdom 2017
    Directed by: Bret Battey
    Animation: Bret Battey
    Music: Bret Battey

    "Estuaries 2" is the second part of my "Estuaries" generative audio-visual series, which can be viewed as a number of standalone works or ultimately as one large, multi-movement composition. Randomly dispersed, spinning forms dialog with grid-based logic to create continual flow and rapid transformations. The “Estuaries” series involves visualizing Nelder-Mead optimization, a process used by mathematicians to find solutions to complex, multi-variable problems that cannot be addressed by solving equations. The music was created with my Nodewebba software, which interlinks pattern generators to create complex emergent behaviours.




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