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Competition 8

Sunday 24/11/2019 14:00 - 16:00 - Animation Marathon 2019 at Melina Merkouri Cultural Center
Total Duration: 01:58:37

  1. The Wrong Rock 13:21
  2. USA 2018
    Directed by: Michael Cawood
    Screenplay: Michael Cawood
    Technique: 3D CGI
    Music: Grant Kirkhope
    Production/School: HEROmation
    Dialogue language: no dialogue

    A tale of equality told through the adventure of a mushroom. Martin the Mushroom was born on the wrong rock. The mushrooms on his rock look like him, but they don’t share the same enthusiasm. When he notices another rock across the sea and realizes that although those mushrooms look different, they share his passion for life. Martin journeys to the other rock, but is rejected by a native mushroom because he looks different. And so begins Martin’s epic journey to find his place in life.

  3. It starts with 02:38
  4. United Kingdom 2018
    Directed by: Laura Nasir-Tamara

  5. Daughter / Dcera 14:50
  6. Czech Republic 2019
    Directed by: Daria Kashcheeva
    Screenplay: Daria Kashcheeva
    Animation: Daria Kashcheeva
    Technique: stop motion puppet animation
    Music: Petr Vrba
    Production/School: FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
    Dialogue language: N/A
    Subtitles language: N/A no dialogues

    In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her Father. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace has stretched into many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a window pane breaks under the impact of a little bird.

  7. Magic Dream 11:08
  8. Chile 2018
    Directed by: Tomás Welss

  9. Wild Horses 04:09
  10. France 2019
    Directed by: Maxime Dupuy et Kevin Roualland

  11. Dreamy Garden / 꿈의 정원 04:20
  12. Korea 2019
    Directed by: Minha Yoo
    Screenplay: Minha Yoo
    Animation: Minha Yoo
    Technique: Minha Yoo
    Music: Myungsun Jang
    Dialogue language: English

    For the images of calmly swaying flowers and plants, and also some unique characters strolling around, it embodies the air of calmness and fantasy. Like being meditating visually, it makes viewers experience the sense of tranquility and peace, furthermore, provides the opportunity to rest.

  13. Fox Tales: Summer Nights 06:04
  14. Singapore 2018
    Directed by: Sebastian Law

  15. Echoes 05:28
  16. Spain 2019
    Directed by: Diana Acién Manzorro
    Screenplay: Diana Acién Manzorro
    Animation: Diana Acién Manzorro, Berta Arce Miramón, Dana Benso Huguet, Josep Botella Sancho, Verónica Cortés Lloret, Carla Donet López, Sara Ropero Díaz-Hellín, María Royo Lazarote, Sara Tamarit Bonafont, Laura Villalpando Vega
    Technique: 3d
    Music: Sergio Fernández Larín
    Production/School: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
    Dialogue language: english
    Subtitles language: french, spanish

    ECHOES tells the story of a factory depressed worker who suffers an episode of dissociation.

  17. Grace 03:41
  18. Italy 2019
    Directed by: Gaia Alari
    Screenplay: Gaia Alari
    Animation: Gaia Alari
    Technique: Clay animation
    Music: He Can Jog
    Subtitles language: English

    It happens at times, unexpected, undefinable, messy, and it's slippery like a bar of soap, that peculiar ability to let go of weight. The gracious dance of a young woman in clay animation Made by a one woman only cast and crew, Grace is a raw traditional artistic stop-motion animation 10 frames x sec, each character and set is made in soft clay and recycled materials (packaging leftovers)

  19. Six Mile Stretch 04:56
  20. USA 2018
    Directed by: Carol Chambers
    Technique: Frame and digital animation
    Dialogue language: English

    This is a hand-painted film from the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Painted birds and animals move through painted landscapes. The animation techniques are a combination of the very old (individually rendered cels) and the very new (brushstrokes digitally animated). The Bear River winds its way from the peaks of the high Sierra, through canyons to the Pacific Ocean. The film is about the last wild six mile stretch of the river, which is under threat by a local dam project. The film is an artist’s response to this beautiful place, and is dedicated to all who strive to protect the remaining wild places of our world. I spent many glorious days this year on the river, painting it in its different moods. The song was written by a river guide.

  21. Sunset / Wieczór 03:20
  22. Poland 2019
    Directed by: Marcin Gizycki
    Screenplay: Marcin Giżycki
    Animation: Marcin Roszczyniała
    Technique: mix-media
    Music: Witold Górka
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: English

    Four men are waiting for a tram. Inspired by a painting by Zenon Wasilewski, the father of Polish animated film.

  23. Plunge 04:45
  24. United Kingdom 2019
    Directed by: David James Holloway
    Screenplay: David James Holloway, Samuel Lawrence
    Animation: 2D
    Technique: 2D Digital Animation
    Music: Jack Beech
    Production/School: GrizzlyWoof Animation, Arteria Films
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    Short Synopsis: A boy reminisces about his first love.

  25. Kring! 07:25
  26. Malaysia 2019
    Directed by: Hilmi Ismail
    Animation: Sharafina Teh, Haziqah Ibrahim, Nurul Hafizah Rizal
    Technique: 3D Animation
    Music: Feisal Kassim, Karya Enigma
    Production/School: Brainy Bones Studios Sdn Bhd

    KRING! is a story about Suraya, a passionate elementary school teacher who faces a uniquely problematic student that has difficulties understanding her teachings in class. Follow her journey in discovering other ways of helping him overcome his learning problem despite the struggles she faces along the way.

  27. Shadowland 13:50
  28. Switzerland 2019
    Directed by: bellopropello
    Screenplay: bellopropello
    Animation: yes
    Technique: D2
    Music: yes
    Production/School: bellopropello
    Subtitles language: no

    The diverse communication options offered by a cell phone influence our social and consumer behavior. Excessive use changes the design of life and lifestyle habits.

  29. Peace 06:00
  30. Bulgaria 2019
    Directed by: Dimitar Dimitrov
    Screenplay: Dilyan Elenkov
    Production/School: Dimitar Dimitrov
    Dialogue language: English

    Since he was a child, Peace believed the fate of the world was in his hands. He took care of each poor and rich soul alike, of every one lost and found, of each brother and sister, of every one falling in love, breaking up, hating each other, killing each other. Peace touched everything. Such was his calling, his secret to safeguarding life.

  31. Dance of the Dead 04:00
  32. Australia 2018
    Directed by: Scarlet Sykes Hesterman
    Screenplay: Scarlet Sykes Hesterman
    Animation: Scarlet Sykes Hesterman
    Technique: 2D animation and stop motion
    Music: Theo Carbo
    Production/School: RMIT University
    Dialogue language: English

    There's a dark place for Australia's extinct fauna. A collection of the dead is accumulating, and in death a bittersweet reunion awaits.

  33. There Were Four of Us 06:47
  34. USA 2019
    Directed by: Cassie Shao
    Animation: Cassie Shao
    Technique: Mixed-media
    Music: Robert Wolf
    Production/School: University of Southern California
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    In a room, there are four people.