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Competition 1

Wednesday 20/11/2019 15:00 - 17:00 - Animation Marathon 2019 at Department of Early Childhood Education
Total Duration: 01:32:23

  1. The White Wings 05:04
  2. Greece 2019
    Directed by: Vivi Markatos
    Animation: Vivi Markatos
    Technique: Computer 2d Animation and small rotoscoping (bird)
    Production/School: Freshly Graduate of University of Athens Theatrical Studies and Computer Animation University of Portsmouth
    Subtitles language: N/A

    During the winter a caterpillar finds a spot to hide and rest, despite the dangers it comes across. The spring soon comes and the unexpected changes of the season wakes the hero with a new face and wings to break free for its future.

  3. From I to US. / Από το εγώ στο εμείς 05:58
  4. Greece 2019
    Directed by: Day centre Ariadni-Service Users with Mental illness
    Animation: ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΕΓΩ ΣΤΟ ΕΜΕΙΣ
    Technique: STOP MOTION
    Dialogue language: Greek
    Subtitles language: GREEK

    This animation was part of Occupational therapy sessions. The animation makers were the service users which made their characters, the scenario,the dialogues, they chose music and created all scenery. Within this film animationmakers wanted to show the improtance to be part of a community, to make friends that can truly understand you. Also,by doing occupations with meaning and by finding community and support, helped them to move from isolation to inclusion but also from stigmatization and self-stigmatization to break stigma and self-stigma. Finally, the combination of Occupational therapy with Animation therapy gave voice to the unspoken. If you want to hear a voice you will find ways to hear it and if you want to make others to hear this voice you create channels. But the most important thing is to embrace this voice.

  5. A different Nutcracker the suite / Ένας Αλλιώτικος Καρυοθραύστης η σουίτα 26:17
  6. Greece 2017
    Directed by: Yiorgos Molvalis
    Screenplay: Yiorgos Molvalis
    Animation: Yiorgos Molvalis
    Technique: 2.5d & 2d animation, 3d particles, black & white, green screen
    Music: nutcracker suite op. 71a, Athens State Orchestra recording
    Production/School: 1895 Cinematc Creations & Athens State Orchestra
    Dialogue language: silent films
    Subtitles language: -

    _____________________En___________________________ this is the cut version of 90' animation for nutcracker suite op. 71a. We present a different nutcracker, a black and white reality with color dreams, the legendary work written by Pytr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 2.5 centuries ago. He gave his work such descriptiveness that leads you to its every note. We closed our eyes many times to visualize each scene but each time it traveled to the same places, after all is the journey that matters. With Tchaikovsky the journey is a given... Clara, a romantic girl at the Christmas eve party at her house, amongst many gifts stands out and loves the Nutcracker, a gift from her uncle who is a toy maker and magician. When guests leaves home, Clara lies down to sleep with her favorite toy, a game that will give her a colorfull dream in the magic castle, a castle that is the starting point for a dreamy tour of the world. All this, of course, only when they overcome the nightmarish king of mice. Have a nice trip! _____________________Gr___________________________ Παρουσιάζουμε έναν αλλιώτικο καρυοθραύστη, μια ασπρόμαυρη πραγματικότητα με έγχρωμα όνειρα, το θρυλικό έργο που έγραψε ο Pytr Ilyich Tchaikovsky πριν από 2.5 αιώνες. Έδωσε στο έργο του τέτοια περιγραφικότητα που σε οδηγεί στην κάθε του νότα. Κλείσαμε πολλές φορές τα μάτια για να οπτικοποιήσουμε την κάθε σκηνή αλλά κάθε φορά μας ταξίδευε στα ίδια μέρη, άλλωστε το ταξίδι είναι εκείνο που μένει. Με τον Tchaikovsky το ταξίδι είναι μονόδρομος... Η Κλάρα, ένα ρομαντικό κορίτσι το βράδυ μιας χριστουγεννιάτικης γιορτής στο σπίτι της, ανάμεσα από αρκετά δώρα ξεχωρίζει και αγαπά τον Καρυοθραύστη, δώρο του θείου της που είναι κατασκευαστής παιχνιδιών και ταχυδακτυλουργός- μάγος. Όταν το σπίτι αδειάζει η Κλάρα ξαπλώνει με το αγαπημένο της παιχνίδι, ένα παιχνίδι που θα της χαρίσει ένα χρωματιστό όνειρο στο μαγικό κάστρο, ένα κάστρο που είναι η αφετηρία για μία ονειρική ξενάγηση στον κόσμο, όλα αυτά βέβαια μόνο όταν ξεπεράσουν τον εφιαλτικό βασιλιά των ποντικών. Καλό μας ταξίδι!

  7. Chick 'N' Fox 02:17
  8. Greece 2019
    Directed by: Paraskevi Koutalou
    Screenplay: Paraskevi Koutalou
    Animation: Paraskevi Koutalou
    Technique: Stop motion - clay
    Music: Paraskevi Koutalou

    A sharp minded domestic hen, being in danger, comes up with a last - minute trick to face her sly predator, and it proves to be quite effective.. Sometimes it takes just an out-of the-box thinking to tame our fears.

  9. Large Scale Absurdities, Vol. 3: Docile Town 04:20
  10. Cyprus 2019
    Directed by: Charalambos Margaritis
    Technique: Digital
    Production/School: Kimonos Animation Studio

    Hell breaks progressively loose in an otherwise calm town.

  11. Red Lion 05:22
  12. Greece 2019
    Directed by: Olivia Hadjiioannou
    Screenplay: Olivia Hadjiioannou
    Animation: Olivia Hadjiioannou, Tima Vlasto
    Technique: 2D, 3D, Mixed Media
    Music: Olivia Hadjiioannou
    Production/School: Olivia Hadjiioannou
    Dialogue language: None
    Subtitles language: None

    A numinous Red Lion illuminates the path the warrior goddess Metallia must take to align her fragmented selves and restore an ever-present multidimensional vision long lost to humanity. Director/composer Olivia Hadjiioannou (aka Oh.) presents a consciousness-expanding visual and acoustic odyssey within a multidimensional psychedelic landscape. Inspired by scenes from Federico Fellini's, "8 1/2", Lewis Carroll's, "Alice in Wonderland", Maurice Sendak's, "Where the Wild Things Are", Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's, "The Little Prince" and ancient Greek myth. "Red Lion" is the first in a six-part series of animated music videos by the multi-instrumentalist, Oh. for the progressive metal album, "Metallia".

  13. The Life of Death 04:35
  14. Greece 2019
    Directed by: Thodoris Sarafis
    Screenplay: Thodoris Sarafis
    Animation: Thodoris Sarafis
    Music: Christos Maragoudakis
    Production/School: Thodoris Sarafis
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English, Greek

    What if Death was one of us? Pantheon Biographies - a show about the immortals who live among us - deconstructs what makes this living embodiment of death, decay and destruction, such an important part of all history and each and everyone of us. Is he an artist? A choreographer of destruction? Or is he just a clumsy moron that spreads chaos in his path?

  15. Heat Wave 07:13
  16. Greece 2019
    Directed by: Fokion Xenos
    Screenplay: Fokion Xenos & Stella Heath Keir
    Production/School: Priya K. Dosanjh
    Dialogue language: No dialogue

    In the midst of a heatwave of insanity, two children find a way to cool everyone down!In the midst of a searing heatwave, two little children find a way to cool everyone down! A playful stop motion short film animated in a hybrid techique between cut out, claynimation and thousands of replacements pieces.

  17. Dragon Recipes / Δρακομαγειρέματα 07:12
  18. Cyprus 2019
    Directed by: Maria Pavlou
    Screenplay: Maria Pavlou
    Animation: Pixel giants, Oak9e, Zedem Media
    Technique: 3D
    Music: Andrie P. Meletiou
    Production/School: The Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture/Cultural Services (Cinema Advisory Committee), Maria Pavlou

    ‘Dragon Recipes’ is a sweet story about friendship and acceptance, for the whole family to enjoy. The protagonist, a young apprentice witch, idolizes a really scary, green witch from magazine clippings and posters. She dreams of becoming a grand witch like her icon and of having her own fierce, fire-breathing dragon. Spontaneous as she is, our little hero decides to create her own dragon, using an old recipe and magic spells. But the inexperienced youngster will surely make mistakes; magic mistakes that will eventually get her a dragon, but not the fire-breathing one she has in mind. Instead, she gets a dragon with a big heart and a special, magical skill. The little apprentice is about to learn a very important lesson about tolerance and personal sacrifice.

  19. Lily Girl / Το Κορίτσι με τα Κρίνα 08:08
  20. Greece 2019
    Directed by: Demetrios Poursanidis
    Screenplay: Demetrios Poursanidis
    Animation: Demetrios Poursanidis
    Technique: Classical Animation
    Music: Demetrios Poursanidis - Alexis Parxaridis
    Production/School: Demetrios Poursanidis
    Subtitles language: English

    Hambos returns to his lost homeland of Pontos, eight years after he fled from it. It is 1931, and the time has finally come. He must take back something he left behind. This animation is a unique attempt of introducing the globe to the Pontian culture.

  21. One Day One Fly 06:22
  22. Greece 2019
    Directed by: Correct Creative Productions IKE
    Screenplay: Petros Niamonitakis
    Animation: Stefanos Cotsilinis
    Technique: 3D Animation
    Music: Infinity Music Library
    Production/School: Petros Niamonitakis, Despoina Vogiatzi
    Dialogue language: -
    Subtitles language: -

    Our hero is the most adorable 3D fly in the world! Τhe camera follows him from his very first moment of birth. His life is impressively exciting! He experiences each moment as if it was his last one. Following his adventure of life, he learns to fly, to survive, to follow his instincts, to find his food, to claim, to be fascinated, to find love, to be disappointed, to risk and to collect valuable experiences, until he meets a human being for the first and the last time… You see, human arrogance does consider the life of such a small insect that important. After all, once upon a time there was a good decent lady who swallowed a fly.....

  23. C. P. Cavafy | The City (Wherever I Turn My Eyes To) / Κ. Π. Καβάφης | Η Πόλις (Όπου Το Μάτι Μου Γυρίσω) 03:24
  24. Greece 2019
    Directed by: Panagiotis Kountouras, Aristarchos Papadaniel
    Screenplay: Aristarchos Papadaniel
    Animation: Live action, 2D animation
    Technique: Live action +2D animation
    Music: Aristarchos Papadaniel
    Production/School: Syllipsis
    Dialogue language: Modern Greek (1453-)
    Subtitles language: English

    As a mummy portrait of Fayum, the gaze of the Poet who "brought to Art" "things half glimpsed, faces or lines" distinguishes with the corner of his eye the souls procession at Mati's little corner. Audiovisual epigram in memory. To no avail.

  25. Soup 04:30
  26. Greece 2019
    Directed by: Panagiotis Charalampous
    Screenplay: Panagiotis Charalampous
    Animation: Panagiotis Charalampous
    Technique: 3d Animation
    Music: Lucas King
    Production/School: Panagiotis Charalampous
    Dialogue language: Modern Greek (1453-)
    Subtitles language: English (Hard Coded)

    “Soup” is a short animated film, which describes the everyday life of a child living in a constructed and isolated environment. It is an attempt to approach modern lifestyle, as shaped by the media. Odysseus, the hero of the film, refuses to accept the prefabricated standards imposed on him and chooses the conflict through a small act of rebellion. Obstacles to his decision are the noise, lack of communication, religious prejudices and domestic conflicts. “Soup” seeks to answer questions about human spirit, curiosity and rebellion, presenting our society as a modern version of “Plato’s Cave”