New Talents Competition: Animation 1
Do you remember the fun, old times of making up monsters? When winning a silly game was so important that time did not exist, and visits to grandpa seemed like they would never end? When we’re young, everything seems eternal. But sometimes we need to deal with a loss – the loss of someone close, the loss of inner happiness, the loss of faith and eventually the loss of youth. That’s when the world of adulthood seeps in. Its emotional challenges need to be not just overcome but also soaked up.
Don’t let the vibrant colours and childish playfulness of this selection fool you: this showing is not suitable for kids.
Hide N Seek
In the background of a children’s game, there is a story about the flow and perception of time. To win the game, the young boy becomes an old man and his life shrinks into one game of hide and seek. Poetic visions are created from the memories of childhood as they tell the story close to some adults.
An Eye for an Eye
The film's action is based on a myth of a hero’s journey. It takes place over a large lake with one of its banks inhabited by frogs. They tell stories about the ancient god – a huge catfish, living on the other side of the waters. In the movie, we follow the fate of two characters: Red Frog, a mythical hero who left home seeking the truth in his kin’s beliefs, and Little Frog, a child who wants to follow in his hero's footsteps. As the plot reveals itself, their fates are intertwined and some secrets are dissolved.
Some days are light, and some days are heavy. In a world where gravity changes constantly, you have to find something to keep you grounded.
This short film about life after the loss of a loved one deals with a difficult topic, using techniques of both live-action and animated film. Real experiences of the narrators are combined with animated sequences reconstructing painful situations, looking into the thoughts of three young people exposed to death too soon.
“A mating ritual on print, plate, and reflection.” This experimental film combines animation, printmaking and photography.
Meet a caretaker exhausted by everything, his frustrated wife and one totally depressed deer. Their mutual despair leads them to absurd events, because... shit happens all the time.
The film deals with the issue of death, but it does so in a simple, metaphorical and symbolic way in the relationship between a little boy and his grandpa. It explains that none of us are here forever, and that all living creatures must die, but also to show that death doesn’t mean the end of our journey.