Animated Realities

Programme
DOC@Shorts

Illustrated insights, fate changers, false shame and struggles – animated DOCs offer a various visual play that might as well widen our habitual perspectives.

This is where you will meet the damn animal zodiac signs, warriors in floral apron, deities and nomads. Touching stories of people who haven’t got the care they needed and the ones who have fought their way out of the victim role. Confessions of single-mothers, orphans and boss ladies who are escaping the dimensions they were put into, constantly rejecting the fate that is projected on them by the society. Fears of technology invasion, Mongolic religious practices, forgotten names on the walls: DOCs are an encouraging trip, a wild mix and a good possibility to grasp deep comprehensions from strangers.

Screenings

Hall 1 Kino Artis Tallinn, Estonia
Screening101504 / Animeeritud tegelikkus
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening115011 / Animeeritud tegelikkus
Screening duration

Films

Revolykus

Local title
Revolykus
Original title
Revolykus
Director
Orozco Ramirez Victor
Country
Germany
Year
2020

Several years ago I immigrated to Germany. Here, I live in a small old house. which urgently needs a modernization and that theoretically, protects me from wind, rain and cold.

Director
Orozco Ramirez Victor
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

Time o´ the Signs

Local title
Märkide aeg
Director
Reinhold Bidner
Country
Austria
Year
2019

This film is an experimental - narrative but also documentary - animation about digital time thieves of our time, media stupidities and ongoing daily routines. This work wants to question: how do we (not) want to live in a future society?Better, faster, more efficient, your faceless shadow in the cloud. Your clock: tick tock, Your stats? They drop... The system knows you, better than you do. So you post as a ghost, you stream your dream and you augment life´s content. Say “Buy Buy” to happiness! A.S.A.P.! C.W.O.T... Machine life balance, apple every day, so smart! Designed for the deadline, you resigned from your life, fin(e)? In your safe home, immersed in your comfort zone: Time´s up-load? Life filed? All under Control? Or just "Ctrl - alt – delete"?

Director
Reinhold Bidner
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Forget Me Not

Local title
Ära unusta mind
Original title
Kdo se se mnou zatočí
Director
Adela Križovenská
Country
Czechia
Year
2019
Director
Adela Križovenská
Runtime
Language
Czech

In the Shadow of the Pines

Local title
Mändide varjus
Director
Anne Koizumi
Country
Canada
Year
2020

Animated short documentary about a difficult father-daughter relationship. Drawing on childhood memories, Anne Koizumi, the filmmaker, explores her upbringing with her Japanese immigrant dad, who was also the janitor at the elementary school she attended. The film explores the idea of shame and how it can shape and define us while also concealing who we can truly become.

Director
Anne Koizumi
Runtime
Language
English, Japanese

Fata Morgana

Local title
Fatamorgaana
Original title
פאטה מורגנה
Director
Daniella Bokor, Leanna Berkovitch
Country
Israel
Year
2019

Three women living life as nomads. Christina travels the world, Anna takes her daughter wherever she goes, and Rachel has made her home under a branch roof, in a tent and in a cave.

What does each woman pack in her knapsack before she sets out on her own?

The movie confronts the conflict between the stability of motherhood and life at home, and the yearning to wander.

Director
Daniella Bokor, Leanna Berkovitch
Runtime
Language
English, Hebrew

Baltic Premiere

Tiger and Ox

Local title
Tiiger ja härg
Original title
호랑이와 소
Director
Seunghee Kim
Country
South Korea
Year
2019

What does divorce mean to women in Korean patriarchal society? Is a fatherless family a failure? In order to find the answer to these questions, a single mother and her daughter start a conversation.

Director
Seunghee Kim
Runtime
Language
Korean

Chartres bell ringers

Local title
Chartres'i kellalööjad
Original title
Les sonneurs de Chartres
Director
Hervé Bacquet
Country
France
Year
2020

This animated film is based on different types of traces left by generations of ringers who wrote their names in the watchtower room of Chartres Cathedral. But this place also contains the traces of time and the memory of the movements of the ringers that we imagine: the flow of their breathing, breathlessness, apnea, the games of irregular swings. The images are a kind of waking dream, a journey.

Director
Hervé Bacquet
Runtime

The Fourfold

Local title
Neliainsus
Director
Alisi Telengut
Country
Canada
Year
2020

"Based on the ancient shamanic rituals and animistic beliefs in Mongolia and Siberia, the film is about the indigenous worldview and wisdom: Nature is the homeland of human being, Tengri is the deity and the father sky, Earth is the mother with rivers nourishing all beings, pagan and pantheist gods co-exist with all mortals.

Against the backdrop of the modern existential crisis and the human-induced rapid environmental change, there is a necessity to reclaim the ideas of animism for planetary health and non-human materialities."

Director
Alisi Telengut
Runtime
Language
Mongolian