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Competition 1


Wednesday 21/11/2018 13:00 - 15:10, Wednesday 21/11/2018 12:00 - 14:00
Total Duration: 2:09:45

  1. Heart Chakra 07:23
  2. USA 2018
    Directed by: Angela Stempel
    Screenplay: Angela Stempel
    Animation: Angela Stempel
    Technique: 2d digital hand drawn
    Music: Daniel Eaton
    Production/School: CalArts
    Dialogue language: English

    Mae's life is routinely disrupted by the advice from her online crystal healer and her devotion to horoscopes. Armed with healing crystals and numerology, Mae is ready to follow the predictions on an unexpected path to find her soulmate. Heart Chakra is a 2D animated film created while pursuing an MFA in Experimental Animation at CalArts.



  3. Handbook For Gardening 10:45
  4. France 2017
    Directed by: Sarah Jane Hatooka
    Screenplay: Sarah Jane Hatooka
    Technique: 2D digital animation
    Music: Daniel Markovitch
    Production/School: Les Films de l'Arlequin
    Dialogue language: French
    Subtitles language: English

    As Aria gives birth to her son, the happy event turns into a nightmare as she realizes that her child is covered in thorns.  Full of guilt and unable to connect with him, she hides herself from the truth and looks in vain for a solution in a handbook for gardening.

  5. Zombie Time 06:00
  6. Spain 2018
    Directed by: Alfonso Fulgencio


  7. Annie & Carol my Best Friend / Annie & Carola Mi Mejor Amiga 04:00
  8. Spain 2018
    Directed by: Myriam Ballesteros


  9. A Desert Network: Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake 01:11
  10. USA 2018
    Directed by: Peter Whittenberger
    Screenplay: Peter Whittenberger
    Animation: Peter Whittenberger
    Technique: digital animation
    Music: Peter Whittenberger

    “A Desert Network: Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake” uses the hydrologic cycle of the Great Basin to consider the critical influence of water on all landscapes. Specifically, the work focuses on the water way of Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake, through the Truckee River. I see this hydrologic cycle as a metaphorical local network that supports all native life, regardless of time or species. The water serves as the data stream that supports the local network. I’m using the metaphor of a local network and a hydrologic cycle to represent the interconnected nature of water to all life; those that came before, those present, and hopefully, those to come.



  11. Múcura 04:20
  12. United Kingdom 2018
    Directed by: Sara Mengual Aragonés
    Production/School: UAL Central Saint Martins

    "Múcura" is based on the real story of Luís, a Colombian young man who learned to read and write through heartbreak and betrayal.

  13. People of the Book: Kosher / People of the Book: Kosher // كوشير 02:35
  14. Israel 2017
    Directed by: Ofer Winter
    Screenplay: Matan Zur / Elhanan Miller
    Animation: Shimon Engel & Ofer Winter
    Music: Tal Steinberg
    Production/School: Dov Abramson Studio
    Dialogue language: Arabic
    Subtitles language: English

    A series of animation shorts explaining basic Jewish concepts in Arabic to the Muslim world, as an attempt to create a bridge of understanding between the two cultures. In this episode: Kosher, the Jewish Dietary Laws.

  15. All the World is a Stage 01:30
  16. Germany 2016
    Directed by: Hannes Rall


  17. Stretch of Land / Landstrich 29:17
  18. Germany 2017
    Directed by: Juliane Ebner


  19. Neko no hi - Cat Days 11:09
  20. Germany 2018
    Directed by: Jon Frickey


  21. Standing Nymph and Man 17:21
  22. USA 2017
    Directed by: Milad H. Mozari


  23. Take a deep breath! 04:26
  24. Iran 2018
    Directed by: Zahra Safdari Shadloo
    Screenplay: Zahra Safdari Shadloo
    Animation: Zahra Safdari Shadloo
    Technique: 2D
    Music: Babak Nasirikhah
    Subtitles language: English

    The story is about overcoming the courage of a woman to her fear of presence in the society and her past bitter memories after hearing the news of the death of a kid due to the rape.

  25. Yellow Rose 03:47
  26. Australia 2017
    Directed by: Xin Li
    Screenplay: Xin Li
    Animation: Xin Li
    Technique: Paint-on-glass
    Music: Sophie Koh

    East Meets West. Pop songs influenced by Chinese poetry and art, performed on 3 western classical instruments. The music video Yellow Rose is about coming home, identity, cultural homecoming. About yearning, like a mother being with a child or connecting with the motherland.

  27. Witch rescue 00:40
  28. United Kingdom 2017
    Directed by: Jack Ayers


  29. Power Game / Machtspiel 09:48
  30. Germany 2018
    Directed by: Irina Rubina
    Screenplay: Irina Rubina
    Animation: Irina Rubina
    Technique: mixed, projection mapping, perfomance
    Music: Martin Grütter
    Production/School: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
    Dialogue language: -
    Subtitles language: -

    From which side would the web be woven between the ruled and the rulers? Joined at the hip. Strained to bursting point. In a framework of steel and wood, they play, exchange, break and remain silent.



  31. Venus in Aquarius. Chapter II: Ana / Venus en Acuario. Capitulo II: Ana 07:27
  32. Colombia 2018
    Directed by: David Silva
    Animation: David Silvs
    Technique: David Silva
    Music: Kevin Ariza
    Production/School: El Astillero

    Ana’s sexuality exist between pleasure and anguish. Unable of having an orgasm. Ana is movement, sound, matter and space that arise from her past. Her body goes through different states that represent the cyclic stages of a process of contact, sexual arousal and failure at the peak of pleasure.



  33. Up in the Sky 05:00
  34. Spain 2017
    Directed by: Sami Natsheh Barragán
    Animation: Estefanía Fernández, Pablo Fernández, Javier Cano, Verónica Sánchez, Néstor Gómez, Cristina Juliá
    Technique: 2D, 3D, Rotoschope
    Music: Alex Piñeiro y Koldo Uriarte
    Production/School: Cabeza Voladora
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: French, Spanish

    With a mixed technique of real image and 2D animation, it’s a small story of hope.



  35. ID 03:06
  36. USA 2018
    Directed by: Huangzhi Tang
    Screenplay: Huangzhi Tang
    Animation: Huangzhi Tang
    Technique: Huangzhi Tang
    Music: Kaman Chang

    This is an experimental animation about the ego and the id. The name, ID, represents both identity (ego, who you are in this society) and id (the primary instincts). Going through the routine life to the subconscious world, the person realized her id inside. Inspired by dreams which are the dialogues between ego and id, I use collage as the main visual style because deconstructing and reforming are what dreams always do. Being like dreams, the animation includes metaphors such as: Form-Identity-Persona-Reality-Routine Conch-Voice Calling-Stairs-Go Down-Iceberg (the model of the human psyche)-Subconscious-Undersea World Lava-Reforming-Emotion-Baby-Go Back-Reborn-Volcano-Core-Destination




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