Ben Mitchell // Canada // 2018 // Comedy // 5 min 14 sec // No Subtitles
Sunscapades brings a mixture of dark humour and graphic safety instructions as a prank on the beach changes the family dynamic for a trio of children. As they face the consequence of their actions a sunny day by the sea will never be the same again.
Anna Mantzaris // United Kingdom // 2018 // Animation / Thriller // 8 min 34 sec // No dialouge
A young woman ignores a stop sign and hits another car. Afterwards, she tries to deal with the guilt of her actions, as well as the way she seems to be gradually disappearing. A stop-motion film that manages to infuse a lot of emotion into the face of its felt-doll protagonist.
The director, Anna Mantzaris, is originally Swedish, but based in the UK. She has directed some much-lauded short films, and her animation experience ranges from Prick & Fläck to Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs.
Text: Katarina Hjärpe
Spirit of Drowning Girls
Runze Cao // China // 2019 // Fantasy // 11 min // English Sbtitles
A young kung fu master travels through a fantastic but perilous world. In his journey he comes across two children sheltering from the elements and decides to guide them to safety. A safe haven that will test the resolve of our young wanderer, give insight and bring a force that transcends martial arts and realities.
Text: Gustav Angel
Massimo Ottoni // Italy // 2019 // Comedy / Animation // 3 min 51 sec // No Subtitles
In this story about passion and jealousy, two corkscrews both want to open a bottle. One is a more traditional type that has his size to his advantage. The other one is small, but fast. Despite the short running time there are a few literal twists and turns before the bottle gets screwed.
Text: Jimmy Seiersen
Raúl Koler & Emiliano Sette // Argentina // 2018 // Drama / Fantasy // 14 min 58 sec // No dialouge
A film with a beautiful and bizarre aesthetics of a dream like world where entites materialize, shape themselves into some bow like things and shoot arrows down on people. Once struck you will react and your reaction will determine a destiny.
Text: Benny Lange
The Girl in the Hallway
Valerie Barnhart // Canada // 2019 // 10 min 30 sec // No subtitles
A man tells his story of why ”Little Red Riding Hood” still gives him nightmares 15 years after he
didn´t want to read it to his girl. And why he regrets closing the door to the littele girl in the hallway
everyday. A story about wolfs and why some girls never makes it out of the forest.
Malihe Gholamzadeh // Iran // 2018 // Animation / Drama // 7 min 36 sec // No Subtitles
A young woman flees her war-torn city. Behind her trail threads of memory and emotions, that sometimes trip her up and sometimes serve to help her. This is a touching and atmospheric story, a graduate film that has already earned brought well-deserved attention to its director.
Text: Katarina Hjärpe
Meirav Haber // United States // 2019 // Animation / Fantasy // 8 min 30 sec // No dialogue
Sylvia returns to her childhood home. There she used to have a wonderful time with her imaginary friends, who always managed to bring her joy when the world outside her bedroom was cruel. That is, until one day something terrible happened… A beautifully crafted film about loss and letting go.
Don’t Feed These Animals
Guilherme Afonso, / Miguel Madaíl de Freitas // Portugal // 2019 // Horror / Comedy // No Subtitles
Don’t feed these animals is a mix between Frankenstein’s monster and the slapstick cartoons of old. Set in a shady laboratory with horrific instruments made to tangle with the fabrics of life, a gluttonous reanimated bunny experiments on a carrot. Hilarious, frantic and unholy action ensues
Text: Gustav Angel
Raymond Limantara Sutisna // Singapore // 2018 // Comedy // 3 min 38 sec // No dialogue
A colorful animated clash between a boy and a girl, both representing their own style in painting. Their fight for space for their art is like a raging dance and it leads to a huge mess. The solution is, balance.