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Competition 5

Thursday 09/11/2017 16:00 - 17:40 - Animation Marathon 2017 Schedule
Total Duration: 01:34:44

  1. Side 06:08
  2. USA 2017
    Directed by: Snow Yunxue Fu
    Music: Daniel Brookman
    Production/School: School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    We have a long-term dilemma for we have a short-term body. The shifting nature of human emotions is like the seaweeds on the bottom of the ocean, floating around according to the different currents passing by. Our love and joy, our betrayal and hates, and many things in between wave within the thoughts and choices we make in our everyday life. One cause for our desire for intimacy is to extend our limited selves. We attempt to know others and to love someone also help to achieve one of the greatest efforts of self-realization. Digital space has a certain stability so much more so than the real space we inhabit. Digital space is a realm that exists in-between life and death while it belongs to neither. Digital space can be treated as neutral. You may choose to attach meaning and thoughts to it, but its nature does not necessarily change. In a way, digital space is rather constant, the little piece of eternity that we can encounter in our everyday modern life.

  3. Constructive 07:55
  4. Netherlands 2017
    Directed by: Jeroen ter Welle
    Screenplay: J. ter Welle
    Animation: J. ter Welle
    Technique: photo's
    Music: Various performers
    Production/School: The flying pinguin
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: none

    A short experimental film that shows and follows the construction work of two new buildings in Amsterdam, from the thirst moment to the moment when they are finished. Starting with nothing we go to something, but there is also the chaos and randomness of a construction site. And when the two buildings are finally finished, the animation changes to video. After all, finished is finished. And well, construction workers sometimes listen to music, sometimes they do not, but in this video we do listen to music.

  5. Corky 05:45
  6. USA 2017
    Directed by: Ty Primosch
    Screenplay: Ty Primosch, Karen Mathieson
    Animation: Ty Primosch, Karen Mathieson
    Technique: 3d animation
    Music: Tyler Durham
    Production/School: independent
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: none

    A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside. CORKY is my debut independent short animation. It was animated out of my apartment, over a 6 year period. While the short was generated with a computer, every object, sound, and surface was carefully created with imperfections to achieve a handcrafted style for a magical storybook feel. This handcrafted style was also woven into the original score where kitchen items were incorporated as instruments. The animated short has no dialogue. The story relies on visual story telling to express its themes of acceptance despite appearance and gratitude through understanding. In today's world, perhaps this tiny reminder can go a long way. Uncork the magic!!

  7. Cupid is not a Terrorist 05:22
  8. Switzerland 2017
    Directed by: bellopropello
    Dialogue language: English

    Love is a random thing. Finding true love is a thrilling adventure, especially if personally involved as target

  9. Quitting Time 09:20
  10. USA 2016
    Directed by: Robert Dollase
    Screenplay: Robert Dollase

    In the age of the dinosaurs, a stubborn and obstinate time traveler refuses to learn the lessons of his future.

  11. Seriously Deadly Silence 01:03
  12. Denmark 2015
    Directed by: Sara Koppel
    Screenplay: Sara Koppel
    Production/School: Sara Koppel

    - A one minute moment of 60 endangered species.

  13. Fix 01:08
  14. Denmark 2016
    Directed by: Sara Koppel
    Screenplay: Sara Koppel
    Animation: Sara Koppel
    Technique: 2D Handrawn on paper
    Music: Guddommelig Galskab
    Production/School: NAked Love Film & Guddommelig Galskab
    Dialogue language: English Lyrics

    Music Video to Danish Hardcore Punkband GUDDOMMELIG GALSKAB New album KOGT FOR H

  15. Chill and Shivering 10:16
  16. Hong Kong 2016
    Directed by: Kwok Wai Chung Philip
    Screenplay: Kwok Wai Chung Philip
    Animation: Yip Shun Shing Vincent
    Technique: Yip Shun Shing Vincent
    Music: Willis Wong
    Production/School: Kwok Wai Chung Philip, Yip Shun Shing Vincent
    Dialogue language: Cantonese (Chinese)
    Subtitles language: Chinese and English

    The protagonist is a typical young introvert who does not venture outdoors, lives in his own world, and is obsessed with computers, models and dolls. He occupies an old rented flat. One night, a mysterious thing happens. He is unaware that the dwelling was formerly a shop providing traditional Chinese herbal medical service, and that his environment has become supernatural. The experience turns out to be a life-changing one.

  17. Glorious Victory 02:05
  18. USA 2017
    Directed by: Will Kim
    Screenplay: Will Kim
    Animation: Will Kim
    Technique: Watercolor Animation
    Music: Tatenori Hamasaka
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue
    Subtitles language: No Subtitles

    Glorious Victory is a watercolor animated short about two beetles intensely fighting over a fig fruit.

  19. When a Peeping Tom met a Kleptomaniac 04:30
  20. China 2017
    Directed by: Yifei Wang (Moonchild)
    Screenplay: Yifei Wang (Moonchild)
    Animation: Yifei Wang (Moonchild)
    Technique: Yifei Wang (Moonchild)
    Music: Min He
    Production/School: Yifei Wang (Moonchild)
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    Every person living in this boundless world of ours is unique: we all have our eccentricities. Life is meant to be a little strange. When we meet people whose eccentricities are compatible with our own, we often long to join those people. When two similarly strange people connect, they often adopt of a manner of interacting whereby they amplify each other's eccentricities. This is true love. Through this animation, I'm trying to tell a story about finding true love and to become who you really are.

  21. Catching the L Train 06:30
  22. USA 2017
    Directed by: Eric Raingruber
    Screenplay: Eric Raingruber
    Animation: Eric Raingruber
    Technique: 3D Animation
    Music: Daniel Beja
    Dialogue language: English

    A bear on a losing streak attempts to save his relationship before his love leaves town for good. But when a bungled text message leads him to the wrong train platform and his sweetheart to draw the wrong conclusion, he must risk life and limb to try and win her back.

  23. Grandmother 06:13
  24. Bulgaria 2017
    Directed by: Roza Kolchagova
    Screenplay: Roza Kolchagova
    Technique: 3d
    Music: Samuel Pocreau
    Production/School: Neli Gacharova
    Dialogue language: No dialogue
    Subtitles language: No dialoguee

    A house, a tree, a grandmother- somewhere far away. A film about the little things, a film about the things that we love. A story so close and authentic that makes us think: what do we lose in our permanently busy daily lives. And what do we sacrifice by moving to the big city, looking for a better life.

  25. Mosquito: The Bite of Passage 07:00
  26. USA 2016
    Directed by: Brian Vincent Rhodes, Eric Cheng
    Screenplay: Brian Vincent Rhodes, Eric Cheng
    Production/School: Ivan Bordas, Brian Vincent Rhodes
    Dialogue language: English

    When renowned warrior mosquito Soma and her adolescent daughter Aliye, go hunting together for the first time one night in the slumbering slob George?s apartment, Aliye realizes that she does not want to follow their families? ageless tradition of hunting for blood. When George wakes unexpectedly, the two have to make a break to escape with their lives, while also trying to repair the biggest rift their family has ever had.

  27. Hannah's Semiology-Posing as Human 03:40
  28. Taiwan 2015
    Directed by: Ching-Yu Yang
    Screenplay: CHING-YU YANG
    Dialogue language: Chinese
    Subtitles language: English

    What pose can represent human beings? Hannah, a Hanzi model, shares her unique modeling experience with you.

  29. Relationships 03:04
  30. Taiwan 2015
    Directed by: CHING-YU YANG
    Animation: CHING-YU YANG

    Stories of intertwining relationships.

  31. To be 06:00
  32. Denmark 2017
    Directed by: Farzaneh Omidvarnia
    Screenplay: Farzaneh Omidvarnia
    Animation: Farzaneh Omidvarnia
    Technique: Puppet Animation
    Music: Sassan Mohebbi
    Dialogue language: No dialogue
    Subtitles language: No subtitle

    "To Be" is about a whole chunk of human society being stranded, from unborn fetus to the decrepit, seeking a venue whence they can establish a living, braving perils on this mission the lesser of which they wouldn't dare face in their home country. It is not about weathering a storm and coming to safety, it is about storming one unfriendly climate after the next. The question is: what it takes "to be"? This short movie is an attempt to answer this question, or in other words to establish whether it is better to stay put rather than brave the hardship of a migrant's life. Is a good part of humanity entrapped in forced hardship befallen their homelands by long past events and bequeathed by their ancestors? In ?To Be?, we tried to pose these questions, and we used dolls to pose them. Dolls have inherent movement restriction, and the dolls used are not those particularly suited to animation; more importantly, dolls are lifeless, they don't possess a living, and this conveys some resemblance to the state of those who have "left" but have not "arrived" and are not "settled" yet; those who are in flight from chaos and soon find themselves in chaotic flight; and even if they survive it, there is no guarantee that the asylums they newly secured would secure a living for them.

  33. Hypertrain 03:35
  34. Switzerland 2016
    Directed by: Fela Bellotto, Etienne Kompis
    Screenplay: Fela Bellotto, Etienne Kompis
    Animation: Fela Bellotto, Etienne Kompis
    Technique: 2D/3D Computeranimation
    Music: Janos Mijnssen
    Production/School: Hochschule Luzern, HSLU
    Dialogue language: no dialogue
    Subtitles language: no dialogue

    On a train trip through spatial and temporal dimensions the traveller suddenly comes across himself. #cat

  35. Skaz pro Osla / A Donkey's tale / Skaz pro Osla 05:10
  36. Russia 2016
    Directed by: Tatiana Skorlupkina
    Screenplay: Tatiana Skorlupkina
    Animation: Tatiana Skorlupkina
    Technique: Tatiana Skorlupkina
    Music: Ivan Kushnir
    Production/School: Tatiana Skorlupkina
    Dialogue language: Russian
    Subtitles language: English

    A modern version of the eternal tale about Good and Evil, about Greed and the Dream to Become Rich Not Doing Anything. One Master exploits his goldenDonkey, getting profit even of its dung and finally leaves with nothing. And the Donkey who was sent from the sky to the bad master returns home.