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Competition 8

Friday 23/11/2018 14:20 - 15:35 - Animation Marathon 2018 at Serafeio, City of Athens
Friday 23/11/2018 16:00 - 18:00 - Animation Marathon 2018 at University of Athens and Athens School of Fine Arts
Total Duration: 01:08:31

  1. Expend 03:53
  2. USA 2018
    Directed by: Bismark Fernandes
    Screenplay: Bismark Fernandes
    Technique: Stop-motion
    Production/School: Savannah College of Art and Design
    Dialogue language: None
    Subtitles language: None

    A stop-motion film about a man’s endless hunt for elusive energy sources in a decaying world.

  3. Toco Tim and the Turtles 03:00
  4. Trinidad and Tobago 2018
    Directed by: Steven Edwards, Stephen Edwards
    Screenplay: Steven Edwards
    Animation: Kurt Guard
    Music: Akis Samuel
    Production/School: Steven Edwards
    Dialogue language: English

    Toco Tim shares advice on how human behaviour affects the lives of leather back turtles.

  5. Just Visiting 01:38
  6. USA 2018
    Directed by: Charlie Kothe
    Screenplay: Charlie Kothe
    Animation: Charlie Kothe
    Production/School: Charlie Kothe
    Dialogue language: English

    After a trip to the big city, a mysterious traveler and his faithful canine catch a ride home that’s out of this world.

  7. Abeo 07:01
  8. Canada 2018
    Directed by: Brenda Lopez
    Screenplay: Brenda Lopez
    Animation: Brenda Lopez and Ana Eskildsen
    Technique: Stop-Motion, 2D digital, Sand Animation
    Music: Adrian Gutierrez
    Production/School: Mel Hoppenheim School of cinema
    Dialogue language: Spanish
    Subtitles language: English

    ABEO is a hard hitting mixed media animated short that depicts the journey of Nadia and Lupe, two immigrants who risked their lives to cross the Arizona desert in search for a better life.

  9. MIX 06:40
  10. Japan 2018
    Directed by: Kotoko Nakamura
    Screenplay: Kotoko Nakamura
    Production/School: Kotoko Nakamura
    Dialogue language: Japanese
    Subtitles language: English

    A “lie” hidden within a happy-looking family. For what, for whom is this secret kept? What is important to you in this “mix” of a world? Fact or fiction? Right or wrong?

  11. Obon 15:00
  12. Germany 2018
    Directed by: André Hörmann, Samo (Anna Bergmann)
    Screenplay: André Hörmann
    Animation: Samo (Anna Bergmann)
    Music: Daniel Regenberg
    Production/School: André Hörmann
    Dialogue language: Japanese
    Subtitles language: English

    Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bomb explosion of Hiroshima. During Obon she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories. Akiko’s childhood consists of constant rejections and beatings. Finally Akiko experiences fatherly love in the midst of Hiroshima’s ruins.

  13. Henlightenment 13:42
  14. Canada 2018
    Directed by: Dwight Friesen
    Screenplay: Dwight Friesen
    Animation: Dwight Friesen
    Technique: Dwight Friesen
    Music: Gary Koftinoff
    Production/School: Dwight Friesen
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: N/A

    A plucky hen cooped up in a cage finds a spiritual path to freedom.

  15. Concrete 07:34
  16. Switzerland 2018
    Directed by: Pirmin Bieri, Aira Joana, Luca Struchan, Nicolas Roth
    Animation: Pirmin Bieri, Aira Joana, Luca Struchan, Nicolas Roth
    Music: Rahel Zimmermann
    Production/School: HSLU Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue
    Subtitles language: No Dialogue

    Troubled by his own reoccurring transformations, a restless backpacker seeks his place in the world. Through a mysterious encounter in a concrete building in the midst of a barren swampland, he hopes to have finally found such a place.

  17. Happy 05:11
  18. Italy 2018
    Directed by: Gaia Alari
    Screenplay: Gaia Alari
    Animation: Gaia Alari
    Technique: Clay Animation - Stop Motion
    Music: "Half loving" - Ada Lea
    Production/School: Gaia Alari Production

    A tiny film in clay animation that follows the growth of an introverted kid who turn into an introverted girl, showing how families and more in general society deal with shyness. A simple ode to solitude that for certain people, can be a way to happiness. (Direction and design: Gaia Alari, music: Ada Lea)

  19. Down the Line 03:35
  20. USA 2018
    Directed by: Al Kamalizad
    Production/School: Mother Jones Magazine

    A remembrance for a source who gave one journalist a startling look into America's opioid crisis. He said he had everything to live for. Two months later, he was dead. Produced for Mother Jones Magazine.

  21. Phooled 01:17
  22. USA 2017
    Directed by: Dan Hale
    Production/School: Clemson University
    Dialogue language: English

    Phooled is a comedic animated short by Clemson University students in the Digital Production Arts MFA program. The film pays homage to the classic Looney Tunes episodes and in doing so features a boisterous lead character, gratuitous violence, and puns (also gratuitous).