Shorts Animation Competition 2

Programme
SHORTS ANIMATION COMPETITION

Narrative, allegorical, fantastic, nightmarish, cheeky, experimental, they are all here. Our International Animation Competition moves between the sly observations of the ordinary, the intelligent meta-reflections on the art and artists themselves, and the journeys through places and cultures not ordinarily experienced. From Japan and Hong Kong to UK, France and US, the animation shorts respond to socio-political challenges in their own differentiated (but still adamant) way. Animation may be in principle an artistic re-working of all kinds of things, but here it has one of its feet on the ground. There is also a more generic need for dialogue, but not by succumbing to faulty prejudices. The films in competition invite an out-of-the-box cognitive attitude in almost unique settings, from faraway galaxies to ordinary flats and schools and hospitals; they won't offer an escapist route, but they will still lead us to a road aesthetically and narratively worth following.

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis Tallinn, Estonia
Screening061601 / Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 2
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening075018 / Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 2
Screening duration

Programme is presented by

PÖFF

PÖFF
Trailer

Films

Baltic Premiere

The Six

Local title
Kuus
Original title
白露
Director
Chen Xi, An Xu
Country
China
Year
2019

A man, a woman, and a crane, in six repeating scenes.

Director
Chen Xi, An Xu
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

Fantasmia

Local title
Fantasmia
Director
Luise Fiedler
Country
Germany
Year
2019

Spasms and cries that echo through the night announce the presence of a new being. She says it's going to be a masterpiece.

Director
Luise Fiedler
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

The Chimney Swift

Local title
Korstna-kammsaba
Director
Frédéric Schuld
Country
Germany
Year
2020

19th century in Europe. A child climbs up a chimney while a bird sails down into it to build a nest. An encounter with no way back.

A British chimney sweeper describes his everyday routine of forcing young kids to become workers. While we observe a kid cleaning a chimney, the master's statement gets more personal with every sentence until we understand, that he is speaking about his own past.

Director
Frédéric Schuld
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Mild Madness, Lasting Lunacy

Local title
Kerge hullumeelsus, kestev nõdrameelsus
Original title
Folie douce, folie dure
Director
Marine Laclotte
Country
France
Year
2020

This walk in the daily life of several psychiatric institutions, allows us to meet extraordinary people who let us enter their privacy.

Director
Marine Laclotte
Runtime
Language
French

Baltic Premiere

Careful

Local title
Ettevaatlik
Director
Alice Saey
Country
France
Year
2020

On the borderless map of a magical planet, little beings pick, brush, weave, fish and collect elements from their natural environment to sustain their life as a group. This essential balance turns to chaos once they misuse their findings to polish their individual appearance.

Director
Alice Saey
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Anna, cat-and-mouse

Local title
Kassi-hiire mäng Annaga
Director
Varya Yakovleva
Country
Russian Federation
Year
2020

A man is spying on Anna, he breaks into her house, destroys everything that surrounds Anna, trying to take possession of her.

Director
Varya Yakovleva
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

It´s All the Salt´s Fault

Local title
Kõik on soola süü
Original title
Todo es culpa de la sal
Director
María Cristina Pérez
Country
Colombia
Year
2020

A trivial marriage, a disenchanted smile, a badly spoken word, a trip to the river without actually get into it, paper made Halloween costumes, the dog is a cow, fine food thrown away, climbing naked to top of a tree, and at the end it's all the salt's fault.

The youngest daughter of a family of sloths rebuilds her parents and three sibling’s story. Behind the normality of a family, the wild spirit appears in everyday life details, turning into untameable memories.

Director
María Cristina Pérez
Runtime
Language
Spanish

The Mistress of the Copper Mountain

Local title
Vaskmäe valitsejanna
Director
Dmitry Geller
Country
Russian Federation
Year
2020

In the Urals, there is a special culture - mining. And, like any culture, it has its own gods. In the Urals, this is the Mistress of the Copper Mountain. She manages the underground treasures, she is the keeper of the secrets of the mining professions. But she doesn’t open them to everyone, comprehension of secrets may cost lives. Every god requires his sacrifices.

Director
Dmitry Geller
Runtime