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Competition 9

Friday 23/11/2018 15:40 - 17:00 - Animation Marathon 2018 at Serafeio, City of Athens
Wednesday 21/11/2018 13:00 - 15:00 - Animation Marathon 2018 at University of Athens and Athens School of Fine Arts
Total Duration: 01:17:11

  1. Banshee 02:30
  2. Greece 2018
    Directed by: Constantinos Chaidalis

  3. The Soup / La Soupe 11:00
  4. Cyprus 2016
    Directed by: Nicos Synnos
    Screenplay: Nicos Synnos, Yannis Yapanis
    Animation: Nicos Synnos
    Technique: Drawings
    Music: Yiannis Christidis
    Production/School: toonachunks
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: none

    A man has two chickens. When one chicken gets ill, the man kills the healthy one to make a soup for the poorly one.

  5. Ooffee 19:04
  6. Greece 2018
    Directed by: Alexandros Vounatsos
    Screenplay: Alexandros Vounatsos
    Animation: Alexandros Vounatsos
    Technique: 3d animation with 2d graphics
    Music: Alexandros Vounatsos
    Production/School: University of Thessaly
    Dialogue language: ENGLISH
    Subtitles language: ENGLISH/GREEK

    The animation wants to depict forms of power that exist in the everyday lives of people. All as productive members of the economic system, we produce economic benefits that we can not consume or enjoy either due to lack of free time or due to tax etc. Each member suffers from the so-called institutionalization, that is, the inner fear that creates impotence and makes it unlikely a change-pause-disengagement from a daily routine that does not serve any need of a social member beyond survival. If we try to break these seeming chains, our future as social members, is ominous. The above situations do not differ much from the everyday life of a prisoner, who works for economic gains of state mechanisms respectively, has no choice to resist what is imposed on him and suffers from institutionalization. The state daily interferes with human life through various mechanisms such as education, military service, self-discipline, the ubiquitous panopticism that seemingly struggles to identify the unregulated, non-disciplined individual. They all emphatically espouse the above situations by making the difference as a defect. So how do institutions of imprisonment not be widely accepted when they are familiar pathways that are visible on a daily basis as they are imposed as mechanisms of transformation of individuals. As long as life in the state is the only scenario, Closure and Isolation mechanisms will stigmatize and undermine diversity.

  7. Anxie 07:14
  8. Greece 2017
    Directed by: Stavrina Kykalou
    Screenplay: Stavrina Kykalou
    Animation: Stavrina Kykalou
    Technique: Stop motion - Puppet Animation
    Music: Nick Dimakidis

    Anxie's dog tries in vain to play with her. Anxie has long stopped having fun. Every passing day is unbearably the same to the previous. The bulk of her work keeps growing, her time is never enough and anxiety pushes her to the limit. Will she manage to get rid of the burden of a daily life that does not fulfill her and look for something to make her regain her smile? A film about every day routine and office anxiety.

  9. Forest Red 10:11
  10. Greece 2017
    Directed by: Aggeliki Ioakimidou
    Screenplay: Aggeliki Ioakimidou
    Animation: Aggeliki Ioakimidou
    Technique: 2d traditional animation
    Production/School: Audio and Visual Arts
    Subtitles language: English

    A young girl dressed in red has to face the Gods of her Forest in order to save her younger brother.

  11. Autosuggestion / Αυθυποβολή 05:25
  12. Greece 2017
    Directed by: Paraskevi Koutalou
    Screenplay: Paraskevi Koutalou
    Animation: Paraskevi Koutalou
    Technique: Stop motion - drawing

    A room without any windows or doors; a seemingly airtight sealed place. Stress, worry and guilt, crawl up to our heads and root into our subconscious, so that we do not deviate in any way. Entrapped in such a manner in this setting of autosuggestion, worn out by the inner conflict with our own selves, we are adrift and carried away by the powerful current of the continuous flow of time, which fleets away unvalued.

  13. Black sheep escape 03:20
  14. Greece 2018
    Directed by: Γιώργος Δρόσος / Yiorgos Drosos
    Screenplay: Yiorgos Drosos
    Animation: Yiorgos Drosos
    Technique: 3D animation
    Music: Yiorgos Drosos

    An internal space where reality is visible through a glass wall. The spherical boundary and the border line isolate the mass, 'obstructing' its escape -that is made possible only by the opposite and the diverse through collision and friction. White and black, density and transparency, internal and external, engage on a trip towards the final exit. Ένας εσωτερικός χώρος όπου η πραγματικότητα είναι ορατή πίσω από ένα γυάλινο τείχος. Το σφαιρικό όριο/σύνορο που περιχαρακώνει τη μάζα, αποτελούν το εμπόδιο της διαφυγής, η οποία είναι εφικτή μόνο από το αντίθετο και το διαφορετικό, από τη σύγκρουση και την τριβή. Το λευκό και το μαύρο, το συμπαγές και το διάφανο, το εσωτερικό και το εξωτερικό συνδιαλέγονται σε ένα ταξίδι προς την τελική έξοδο.

  15. Triptych 02:46
  16. Greece 2017
    Directed by: Florentia Ikonomidou
    Screenplay: Florentia Ikonomidou
    Animation: Florentia Ikonomidou
    Technique: Digital Drawing -Animation
    Music: Dahlgren Ekonomides/ Sound Studio Assistant: Tim Ward
    Production/School: Florentia Ikonomidou

    Triptych / Heart Attack includes 3 animations that are shown simultaneously with the same music. It is a visual tale in which the element of water dominates, connects but also eliminates. It reminds the tales of my country where people and gods in the difficult moments transform others or themselves to serve a purpose or be saved. I live in a Mediterranean country and have seen the refugees come in thousands, stacked in plastic boats and it's something I will never forget. I wanted to express the mixed images and feelings we live in a dream where a clear story is not shown but the anxiety, the tremor of danger, the moment of inevitability and loss wonder around. These feelings I transferred to images and the sequence of images created the script. Each frame is a different drawing. The history of our world is a story of migrations through which culture is formed by interactions.

  17. Immersion 06:22
  18. Greece 2018
    Directed by: Dimitris Agathopoulos
    Screenplay: Dimitris Agathopoulos
    Animation: Dimitris Agathopoulos
    Technique: Τρισδιάσταη εμψύχωση
    Music: Dimitris Agathopoulos /
    Production/School: Π.Μ.Σ. Ψηφιακές Μορφές Τέχνης, Α.Σ.Κ.Τ.
    Dialogue language: -
    Subtitles language: -

    “Immersion” is both a theoretical and a 3D visual arts concept, created for the needs of my dissertation on the MA studies in Digital Arts, of the Athens School of Fine Arts. It took almost two years for the film to be completed, inevitably in parts, since the whole story is estimated to cover 25 minutes in total. For the same reason, a shorter version [06’:21’’] of the main story is presented here. In brief, “Immersion", is a 3D animation sci-fi short film, inspired by the current technological achievements and breakthroughs in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Environments and by the evolution of Cognitive Science and Neurobiology, as well. The film forms a narration on virtual reality and consciousness, woven through the synergy of different scientific fields. The Key role character of the story, is a software interface agent, who "synchronizes" itself with its operator in an experiment on the field of Neuromorphic Engineering that studies the coupling possibilities of bio-logical and digital information. Failing to reach the desired interconnection time which is required for the synchronization to be completed, the experiment leads to a complete withdrawal of both the bio-logical agent and the interface agent. At the same time, “deviations” that balance the margins between error and evolution, are revealed… The animated film is the result of my theoretic study related to my MA dissertation entitled “A Study on the Sensory Perception in the Context of Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence”.

  19. Seashore 02:22
  20. Australia 2018
    Directed by: Helena Papageorgiou
    Screenplay: Helena Papageorgiou
    Dialogue language: English

    The journey of a Sphere through it's evolutionary cycle in an underwater galaxy. Each stage is a step into its luminescent surreal life, death and birth.

  21. The animated story of Breaking Bad 01:09
  22. Greece 2016
    Directed by: Antonis Smirniotis "Smado"
    Animation: Antonis Smirniotis "Smado"
    Technique: Rotoscope
    Music: Hero Theme - MK2
    Dialogue language: English

    Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. It tells the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Together with his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), White turns to a life of crime, producing and selling crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family's financial future before he dies. This animation presents the best scenes of the show. Mr White’s transformation from a family man to a drug dealer. His complicated relationship with young Jesse, his plans to exterminate his enemies and his effort to hide from the police.

  23. Inheritance 05:48
  24. Greece 2018
    Directed by: George Kalofolias, George Baourdas
    Screenplay: George Kalofolias
    Animation: George Baourdas, Lefteris Faidas
    Technique: 2D, Frame by Frame
    Music: George Baourdas, Evangellos Athanasias

    Ghosts of abandoned cities haunt the horizon. The landscape is rocky and empty, only a few palm trees stand out. As far as the eye reaches, dust. A strange figure emerges in this inhospitable land. Inheritance is a sci-fi journey into the depths of the human psyche, the things that define us and the memories we choose to keep or bury.