SHORT ANIMATED FILMS COMPETITION PROGRAM
THE OCEAN OF FEELINGS - 2019
Five minutes to sea / Penkios minutės iki jūros
Director Natalia Mirzoyan
Producer Nadezhda Kuznetsova
"Petersburg" animation studio
Mom tells her daughter to have a five minute break before she’s allowed to swim again. Those five minutes seem like eternity to the little girl. Mom gives the watch to her, so girl is looking forward five minutes to pass. She’s trying to entertain herself by watching other beach goers who spend their own five minutes in different ways. Time is passing so slowly! However, everyone is waiting for their own “swim”. In other hand, the very old couple, the woman and the man are trying to reach the sea, thought it is so hard to do, being old. It takes them five minutes to reach the sea.This film is about a short experience of a child, compared to life the old.
Festivals and prizes: The Special Jury Prize of the Suzdal XXIV ORFAK Festival and the Alexander Tatarsky Prize for "Lively and Sensual Animation". Indie-anifest (South Korea) Grand Prize "Light of Asia", Animayo (Spain) Grand prize, Mecal (Spain) special mention, Krok (Russia) Jury Special prize, Audience award, Taichung International Animation Festival (Taiwan) Jury Distinction Prize, Animaevka (Belarus) Best direction, Luchezarniy angel (Russia) Best animated film, Multivision (Russia)Special Jury mention, KDIAF (Taiwan) Honorable mentioned of KuanDog Prize, Cinemazero (Italy) Best film, Ficil bio-bio (Peru) Best film, Canterbury anifest (England) Best film, Encounter (UK) Grand Prix and others.
Kids / Vaikai
Directors: Michael Frei & Mario von Rickenback.
SRF / SRG SSR, ARTE
An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal?
Festivals: Berlinale International Film Festival, Germany (7– 17 February, 2019), Generation 14PLUS, Annecy 2019 and others.
Around the Stairway / Aplink laiptus
Directors: Georges Schwizgebel, Jonathan Laskar, Delia Hess, Charlotte Waltert, Camille Müller, Elena Madrid, Gabriel Möhring, Sophie Laskar-Haller, Anja Sidler, Vladislav Lukyantsev
Producer Jonathan Laskar
Punched Paper Films, Studio GDS
In a fantastic town, many mysterious things happen at once. A collaborative film produced for the 50 years jubilee of the Association of Swiss Animation Filmmakers.
Lola the Living Potato / Lola gyvoji bulvė
Director Leonid Shmelkov
Producers: Nikolay Makovsky, Andrey KHRZHANOVSKY, Mathieu Rolin, Didier Falk
School-Studio "SHAR", Amopix (France), Will Production
The little Lola’s family is forced to leave for good from theirs old house, with which much is connected. It happens that the time comes to part the things that you love so much, and Lola will get it easy because she has become older.
Traditional Drawing 2D animation.
Festivals: The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival - FEFFS (France) 09.2018, Big Cartoon Festival (Russia) 11.2018, All Russian Animation Film Festival – Suzdal 2019 (Russia) 03.2019, 14th Film Festival «Our Animation» (Russia, Moscow) 03.2019, 10th International Animation Short Film Festival of Roanne (France, Lille) 03.2019, VKRATZE! – Days of German and Russian short films (Russia, Volgograd) 04.2019, RENNES -Festival national du film d'animation (France, Rennes) 04.2019, Russian National Award ICARUS (Russia, Moscow) 04.2019, Annecy Animation Film Festival (France) 06.2019 and others.
AWARDS: Prize for the Best animated film at The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival - FEFFS (France) 09.2018, 1-st prize in Premier section at Big Cartoon Festival (Russia) 11.2018, Prize for the Best Short Film and Prize of Film critics of Russian Federation at All Russian Animation Film Festival – Suzdal 2019 (Russia) 03.2019, Awards for the Best Music (Didier Falk) and Best Actor (Armen Gigarkhanyan) at Russian National Award ICARUS (Russia, Moscow) 04.2019, Prize for the Best Animation Film at International Film Festival “OKNO” (Russia, Omsk) 04.2019 and others.
Am I a Wolf / Ar aš vilkas?
Director Amir Houshang Moein
Producer Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults, KANOON
Children perform the familiar story of the wolf and yeanlings in school as a puppet theater. The nanny goat in the grief of its yeanlings and the angry wolf in its solitude, face each other. As usual, the wolf defeats, but…
Technique: 2D Computer animation.
Festivals: Zagreb 2019, Annecy 2019 (Perspective), Zlin 2019, Ficg 34th guadalajara Mexico, Animac 2019, Athen animfest 2019, Tripoli Film Festival 2019, 12th Children's Film Festival Bangladesh, Whit Oryx Film Festival 2019, Euganea 2019 (XVIII edition), 14th Busan Kids and Youth Film Festival 2019, Animation Film Festival of Savigny 2019, ANIMAKOM Bilbao 2019, Void Animation Film Festival 2019 and others.
Awards: 22nd Japan Media Art 2019 (New face award), Golden Kuker-Sofia, win in category "Films for kids" 2019, Best Movie and Best Animation, 10th Anniversary Celebration, Silver Sculpture of the Best International and National Animation Films of the 11th Tehran Animation Festival, Golden Sculpture Best Animation of the 11th Tehran Animation Festival and others.
Per tutta la vita / Visam gyvenimui
Director Roberto Catani
Producers: Davide FERAZZA, Alessandro GIORGIO / Emmanuel-Alain RAYNAL, Pierre BAUSSARON
Miyu Productions & Withstand Films
Through a journey back in memory, a woman and a man retrace the more important moments of their love story.
Drawing on paper.
Prizes: Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Animateka, SorsiCorti
Uncle Thomas, Accounting For The Days / Dėdė Tomas
Director Regina Pessoa
From Regina’s personal and visual memories, a tribute to her uncle Thomas, a humble man with a simple and anonymous life. This is my acknowledgment how one does not have to be somebody to become exceptional in our life.
- Festivals and awards:
- VISTACURTA - Festival de Curtas de Viseu
- KuanDu International Animation Festival
- Valladolid International Film Festival
- Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film
- RIGA International Film Festival
- Family Film Project
- Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival
- Animage International Film Animation Festival of Pernambuco
- IndieCork Film Festival
- Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forli
- anim'est International Animation Festival
- Animatou - International Animation Film Festival
- Krok International Animated Film Festival
- Encounters Bristol International Film Festival
- Animaphix - International Festival of Animated Film
- Audience Award
- FIKE International Short Film Festival
- Animanima International Animation Festival
- São Paulo International Short Film Festival
- imaginaria International Animation Film Festival
- Best Animated Short Film
- MDOC - Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival
- Countryside Animafest Cyprus
- Grand Prix Dimitris Eipides Award
- Anima Mundi - International Animation Festival of Brazil
- Grand Prix Anima Mundi, Best Sound Design
- Plein Air International Film Festival
- Prix Unifrance
- Annecy - International Animation Film Festival
- Jury Award, Best Original Music Award
- Animafest - World Festival of Animated Films Zagreb
- Porto Femme - Festival Internacional de Cinema
- Best Animated Film - National Competition
How much does the Cloud weigh / Kiek sveria debesis
Director Nina Bisyarina
Producer Irina Snezhinskaya
The scientist is immersed in observing the clouds, counts their number, measures the distance from them to the ground, weighs the water from which they consist. He does his job well, diligently, honestly. But everything changes when there arrived a cloud that does not fit into its charts and tables.
Technique: 2D Computer.Festivals and prizes: Diploma "For poetry in the work of forecasters" in the category "Film for children" XXIV-th Open Russian festival of animated films , Suzdal, 2019, Participant of the XXVII Russian film Festival "Window to Europe", Vyborg, 2019, IV Turku Animated Film Festival, Turku, 2019 and others.