R0ZES FOR ADULTS - 2019
Roses in the Night / Rožės naktį
Director Pencho Kunchev
Producer Yariv Lerner
A story of a young girl in ancient Greece between ripening and mystery of first love. In the shadows of the night she sees strange flowers, goes through unusual occurren- ces, meets peculiar creatures and beautiful wood-nymphs. Based upon “Les Chan- sons de Bilitis” by Pierre Louys (1870-1925).
Festivals: BALKANIMA, Belgrade, Serbia, Les nuits magiques, Begles, France, Sofia Film Fest, Jameson Short Film Award, Nacht Schatten, Munchen, Germany.
Takoyaki Story / „Takoyaki“ istorija
Director Sawako Kabuki
Production : Sawako Kabuki
A girl always attracted by Takoyaki but with hesitation gets addicted to Takoyaki eventually. Takoyaki (Octopus Balls) is a famous and very delicious Japanese street food.
Director’s statement : Takoyaki is not my favorite food because I’ve eaten it when I was a child and my mouth was about to burn (Takoyaki is a hot food). At the same time, however, I’m attracted to the existence of Takoyaki.
Festivals : 2019 Japan Cuts, USA, 2019 Fargo Film Festival, USA.
III / Trečias. Neįmanomos figūros ir kitos istorijos
Director Marta Pajek
Producers: Piotr Szczepanowicz, Grzegorz Wacławek
A sudden meeting of a Man and a Woman begins a hypnotic act – a game of pleasure and discomfort.
Festivals: 58th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, Cannes Film Festival, France, Animafest Zagreb, Croatia, Annecy International Animation Festival, France, 11th International Animated Film Festival Animator 2018, Poland, Melbourne International Film Festival 2018, Australia, FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival 2018, Switzerland, Silhouette Film Festival 2018, France - Youth Jury Special Mention.
Oldie but Goldie / Sena, bet auksinė
Director Nacho Subirats
Producer Emilio Lujan Canalejo
Eddie is a young music lover and he is looking for the original copy of a very special vinyl.
Stink - a - boo / Tvaikas - a - būū
Director Veronica Wallenberg
Producer Veronica Wallenberg
A family is sitting in a park. Mommy is feeding the birds and daddy is playing peek-a-boo with the baby. All of a sudden the baby starts to cry. Will daddy be able to make the baby happy again?
Festivals: IAFF, Flying Broom Film Festival, InternationalFestival of Red Cross and Health Films, Constantine's Gold Coin, Supertoon, Dumbo film festival, Light, Cartoon Club, Fredrikstad animation festival
The Proposal / Pasiūlymas
Director Gerlando Infuso
Production: Kwassa films, Pedri animation
Belgium, The Netherlands
Icaro chooses Valentine’s Day to propose to his beautiful Vanilla in their favorite restaurant The Golden Mussel. But Dimitri, the chef, does everything to get in the way of the young seducer, putting Icaro’s sincere commitment at stake.
Festivals: June 2019 Animafest Zagreb, March 2019 Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Animacion de Barcelona -MECAL, March 2019 Athens animfest, Best Original Score "Distinction" for Best Short Film, February 2019 Les Magrittes du cinéma - Meilleure animation 2019, October 2018 Warsaw International Film Festival.
Deep Love / Meilė
Director Mykyta Lyskov
Producer Andrii Granytcia
Deep love has finally happened in Ukraine.
Selfies / Selfiai
Director Claudius Gentinetta
PRODUCED BY GENTINETTAFILM © 2018 CO-PRODUCED WITH SCHWEIZER RADIO UND FERNSEHEN SRG SSR, REDAKTION GABRIELA BLOCH STEINMANN
In a veritable firework display of digital selfport-raits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dread-fully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.
Festivals. After the premiere in Locarno in 2018, SELFIES has been invited to over 100 international film festivals and won already sixteen awards. SELFIES is now selected for the following festivals: Palm Springs 25nd annual International ShortFest and Film Market, Animation Competition, USA; 27th Curtas Vila do Conde IFF, "My Generation Competition," Vila do Conde, Portugal; Anima Mundi, 27th International Animation Festival of Brazil, Short films Competition; OFF - Odense International Film Festival. Main, Animation and Youth Competition, Denmark and others.