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Competition 2

Wednesday 21/11/2018 15:20 - 17:30 - Animation Marathon 2018 at Serafeio, City of Athens
Wednesday 21/11/2018 14:00 - 16:00 - Animation Marathon 2018 at University of Athens and Athens School of Fine Arts
Total Duration: 02:09:52

  1. Digital Life 03:51
  2. Hong Kong 2017
    Directed by: Zhouying JIANG
    Animation: Zhouying Jiang
    Production/School: Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
    Dialogue language: mute

    Mr.A trusts his AI very much and his AI takes good care of him. AIA gives Mr.A useful advice all the time. However, because of Mr.A's carelessness, AIA is damaged. It gives wrong suggestions on Mr.A's dating wearing. Mr.A wears a swim pant and a tie when meets the girl. The girl is shocked by Mr.A's wearing. She turns to her AIB for advice. Those two AIs fall in love with each other at the first sight. In order to be together with AIA, AIB lies to the girl that Mr.A's wearing is perfect. The girl is so happy and kisses Mr.A. In the end, the two AIs are together.

  3. Barely Alive / 旦夕 02:48
  4. Hong Kong 2017
    Directed by: Mingchun CHAN

  5. My Own Starry Night 04:34
  6. Hong Kong 2017
    Directed by: Edward LEE
    Screenplay: Hin Kwan Lee
    Production/School: Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
    Dialogue language: nil
    Subtitles language: nil

    A father and a son who live on the star island where they start on a journey with throwing the stars up in the sky. In the process, the son is so curious to explore different new things, even he makes different mistakes. Despite the son making a huge flawed decision, his father does not punish him and let him learn from the mistake.

  7. Framed 07:00
  8. Italy 2017
    Directed by: Marco Jemolo
    Screenplay: Marco Jemolo, Paola Savinelli
    Animation: Nicoletta Cataldo, Grey Ladder, Eleonora Diana, Marco Jemolo
    Technique: Stop-motion
    Music: Alessandro Marrosu
    Production/School: Nicoletta Cataldo, Grey Ladder, Eleonora Diana, Marco Jemolo
    Dialogue language: Italian
    Subtitles language: English

    Framed is a noir animated short-film, which investigates the role of the individual in society. In an anonymous police station, F.K. asks the Law for help in the attempt to report the abuses he has been through: his birth, his formation, his forced work. He will end up stuck in an endless nightmare.

  9. 5 Euros 11:19
  10. France 2017
    Directed by: Serge Elissalde
    Screenplay: Serge Elissalde
    Technique: Traditional 2D animation
    Music: Christophe Vialle, Fasmusik
    Production/School: Les Films de l'Arlequin
    Dialogue language: French
    Subtitles language: English

    33 Internships at 33 years old, and still no job! Thrown out by his dad, Jean-Claude finds himself on the street with only 5 euros in his pocket. Will he put them to good use ?

  11. Abstract nr.1 / Abstrakt nr.1 01:49
  12. Netherlands 2018
    Directed by: Jeroen ter Welle
    Animation: J. ter Welle
    Technique: varous techniques
    Music: none
    Production/School: none
    Dialogue language: none

  13. (Abstract nr.2) Shellshock 01:40
  14. Netherlands 2018
    Directed by: Jeroen ter Welle
    Screenplay: J. ter Welle
    Animation: J. ter Welle
    Technique: 2D photo's
    Music: none
    Production/School: The flying pinguin
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: none

    An abstract or very free interpretation of the word ‘ Shellshock ‘ inspired by the fact that the English word ‘ Shell ‘ has multiple meanings. It can be a shell found on a beach but also a shell we use in a war. In this video I have used shells that I did found on a beach and sound to make something intense and disturbing like an explosion. After all it is an explosion that causes the human trauma that is known as ‘shellshock ‘. And it ends just as abruptly as it did start. The second work in a series of three that mainly deal with the materials with which they were made.

  15. Exotic Man 08:21
  16. United Kingdom 2018
    Directed by: Barnaby Catterall
    Screenplay: Barnaby Catterall
    Animation: Barnaby Catterall
    Technique: 2D Digital
    Music: Ben Forse
    Production/School: Arts University Bournemouth
    Dialogue language: English

    An alien takes a journey to find himself in a small British seaside town. This mighty Alien has traveled the far distances of the universe, a voyage which has let him to discover this new land. This "new land" happens to be earth, and he has unknowingly visited a small English seaside town, and is very confused by what he finds.

  17. The night / La noche 11:45
  18. Spain 2018
    Directed by: Martín Romero
    Screenplay: Martín Romero
    Animation: Dalila Rovazzani, José Garnelo
    Technique: 2D Animation
    Music: Joseba Beristain
    Production/School: UniKo
    Dialogue language: No dialogue

    A Wolf Man and a Moon Woman meet in a large lake during a warm summer night. The passion arises between them and they immediately begin an idyllic love relationship. However, an unexpected happening will turn their life upside down.

  19. Impromptu 11:11
  20. Spain 2017
    Directed by: María Lorenzo

  21. Togetherness 04:00
  22. United Kingdom 2018
    Directed by: Shaun Clark Clark
    Screenplay: Sarah Woolner
    Animation: Shaun Clark & Kim Noce
    Technique: Pixilation
    Music: Hutch Demoulipied
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    A story of disillusioned body parts which separate, believing they are better off alone. But as they scatter, they soon realise they are better off together.

  23. Circuit 08:41
  24. Switzerland 2018
    Directed by: Delia Hess
    Screenplay: Delia Hess
    Animation: Delia Hess
    Technique: drawn animation
    Music: Alexandre Babel
    Production/School: Cinéma Copain ltd.
    Dialogue language: without dialogue
    Subtitles language: without subtitles

    On a small planet, caught up in their own little private universe, the inhabitants perform their poetically surreal actions, which repeat themselves in an endless loop. That they are all part of a complex little ecosystem which can only function if each of them plays his or her role, is something they are unaware of.

  25. I want to live in the Zoo 06:00
  26. Russia 2017
    Directed by: Evgenia Golubeva
    Screenplay: Evgenia Golubeva
    Animation: Natalia Gabis, Alexandra Lindberg, Anastasia Makovka, Kirill Woronzov, Lyubov Zimbalyuk, Anastasia Ponasovskaya, Aleksandra Agrinskaya, Evgenia Nikityuk, Anna Evmenova, Michael Ovtshinnikov
    Music: Tom Angell
    Dialogue language: English

    Sasha struggles at home. Her parents expect her to tidy up her room, eat porridge and do homework. Sasha decides that life in the zoo sounds much more interesting! She heads off to try and find her place among a bunch of penguins or maybe giraffes?

  27. 1001 Days / Alef Yom Wa Yom (Arabic) 11:48
  28. Qatar 2017
    Directed by: Aisha Al-Jaidah
    Screenplay: Aisha Al-Jaidah, Latifa Al-Darwish
    Production/School: Ben Robinson
    Dialogue language: Arabic

    1001 Days' tells the untold story of Sheherezade, the heroic female storyteller who saved her female townsfolk from the murderous fury of their king.

  29. Shuttle Bus / 穿梭巴 22:35
  30. China 2018
    Directed by: Luo Dandan
    Screenplay: Luo Dandan
    Animation: Luo Dandan
    Technique: Luo Dandan
    Music: Fan Weiping / Su Junyi / Wang Jia / Wu Fei
    Production/School: Luo Dandan
    Dialogue language: Chinese
    Subtitles language: English/Chinese

    Shuttle Bus is my first independent animation work. The idea comes from a popular saying, “The life journey is similar to a bus ride. You’re accompanied by your family loved ones, but eventually you need to get off the bus one by one.” Through a voice-over narration, the animation tells a magical story of my memory of my grandpa. According to Chinese folk legends, when you burn the paper cranes containing your letter to your deceased family loved ones, the message can be read by them. The people and things that appear in the animation are my memory of staying with my grandpa. I want to portray these wonderful moments in a relaxed and fun way. Many animation techniques, including 2D, 3D and Stop motion, have been applied. I spent six years to complete this animation work, covering everything except the background music. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy watching this animation. Thank you.

  31. Chasing Plastic Jellyfishes 02:25
  32. United Kingdom 2018
    Directed by: Courtney Bell
    Screenplay: Courtney Bell
    Production/School: University of Plymouth
    Dialogue language: English

    Chasing Plastic Jellyfishes is a stop-motion animation which explores current ecological issues regarding plastic. “Right now, an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads – end up in our oceans each year.” (Greenpeace, 2018) Her animation uses plasticine to bring a playful and colourful quality to the piece in order to educate an eclectic audience about the dangers of plastic waste for marine life. Courtney uses handmade plasticine models to show the harsh reality of plastic pollution, helping to convey the message to audiences in a sensitive manner.