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Competition 9


Wednesday 30/11/2022 17:10 - 18:10, Thursday 01/12/2022 05:10 - 06:10
Total Duration: 0:54:48

  1. DEATH AND MAGIC CASTLES 05:00
  2. USA 2022
    Directed by: Kari Barber
    Screenplay: Kari Barber
    Animation: Gabriel O'Connor
    Technique: Gabriel O'Connor
    Music: Katsu Suda
    Production/School: River Road Big Films
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: NA

    On a beautiful, sunny day five year old Zizou fell to the ground and died when his heart suddenly stopped. In that moment of losing my son I was thrown into the cold reality of America’s complicated relationship with death. Through animation, "Death and Magic Castles" explores traditions of mourning and loss in different cultures and follows my quest to bring death and life closer together in a culture where mourning is taboo and the goal is to live forever.



  3. ANGRY DOGS 04:30
  4. United Kingdom 2020
    Directed by: Shaun Clark
    Screenplay: Shaun Clark
    Animation: Shaun Clark
    Technique: Drawn Animation
    Music: David Pringle
    Production/School: Flicker Mill
    Dialogue language: NO Dialogue
    Subtitles language: NO Dialogue

    When sleeping dogs awaken rationality quickly disappears



  5. THE SPARK / Iskra 02:48
  6. Russia 2022
    Directed by: Artem Shcherbakov, Otar Berov
    Screenplay: Artem Shcherbakov & Otar Berov
    Animation: Anton Chistiakov
    Technique: 2d
    Music: Ilia Shibanov
    Production/School: ZHEESHEE
    Dialogue language: Russian
    Subtitles language: English

    An opponent, pressure from stands and feeling of fear make young boxer doubt his abilities. Once his ancestors from past times and various cultures found themselves in a hopeless situation. They face a choice - to give up or overcome the fear and move forward.



  7. THE SPRAYER / Sampash 09:00
  8. Iran 2022
    Directed by: Farnoosh Abedi
    Screenplay: Farnoosh Abedi
    Animation: Negah Fardiar
    Technique: 3D/stop motion
    Music: Soroush Abedi
    Production/School: Negative Art Studio
    Dialogue language: No dialogue
    Subtitles language: No dialogue

    In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and soldiers do not even know how dose a plant grows or look like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary.



  9. THE WHITE WHALE 10:00
  10. Iran 2020
    Directed by: Amir Mehran
    Screenplay: Amir Mehran
    Animation: Jalal Naeimi
    Technique: 2D Computer
    Music: Pejman Khalili
    Production/School: DEFC
    Dialogue language: Without Dialogue
    Subtitles language: None

    Long years ago, a young man lost his friends in an air attack on a big river. After 30 years, He is looking for their remains. A White Whale is the only sign he has.



  11. MARAM / Maram 04:18
  12. Greece 2020
    Directed by: Efi Sialevri Vicky Yagopoulou
    Screenplay: Efi Sialevri Vicky Yagopoulou
    Animation: Efi Sialevri Vicky Yagopoulou
    Technique: Stop motion
    Music: Leinidas Danezos
    Production/School: Efi Sialevri
    Dialogue language: Arabic
    Subtitles language: English - greek

    Once upon a time, a little girl, Maram, left Yemen with her family seeking for the “Land without sorrows and pains", as they considered Europe. But instead they found themselves staggering in the “Land in between”, living in a refugee camp in Lesvos. This is the story of Maram’s first day at school, when a group of xenophobic people blocked her entrance violently, locking the school gate and shouting racist slogans. The school teacher along with some parents tried to stop them and soon the quarrel escalated in front of the shocked Maram…until her classmates stepped in and restored things. Just because every time the heart of a cruel adult narrows, the hug of a child widens, we can still whisper to ourselves: "Oh my world, hold on! you are changing!".



  13. ESTUARIES 4 08:45
  14. United Kingdom 2021
    Directed by: Bret Battey
    Screenplay: NA
    Animation: Bret Battey
    Technique: Custom generative filter for Apple Motion
    Music: Bret Battey
    Production/School: Bat Hat Media

    An audiovisual work of expressionistic generative mathematics, contrasting intense and frenetic textures with a gentler poetics — the latter expressed in part through visualisation the mathematical Rosenbrock function.



  15. VOID DREAM 04:16
  16. China 2022
    Directed by: Wren Wang
    Screenplay: none
    Animation: Wren Wang
    Technique: 2d
    Music: Yilan Bao
    Production/School: East China normal university
    Dialogue language: Chinese

    I asked a blind aunt: Do you go out when you're not working? She said: "No, why go out when you're like this? I'm jealous of those who can see. Combining my own feelings and memories of night blindness and darkness, I attempt to empathise with this blind aunt in the form of a dream in which those feelings of powerlessness, loneliness, weightlessness, emptiness, ambiguity and rustling , regardless of our identity, ordinary we are all living ordinary lives in our own way.



  17. THE WALTZ 04:56
  18. USA 2022
    Directed by: Yulia Ruditskaya
    Screenplay: Yulia Ruditskaya
    Animation: Yulia Ruditskaya
    Technique: 2D Animation
    Music: Zisl Slepovitch
    Production/School: Stephen Naron
    Dialogue language: Yiddish
    Subtitles language: English

    Shadows from an interwar Yiddish poem by A. Lutzky waltz at the edge of a modern world as it crumbles under their feet.




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