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Shorts Animation Competition 3

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

How do you navigate from the nuclear family to the end of the world? The short animation films in this year’s competition go all the way to show us both our smaller and larger world with a new pair of eyes (and eyeglasses). Sometimes they are too daring, talking about our post-survival world in just a few minutes and in black-and-white; at other times, they are too funny, reminding us that art and the artists themselves are not hidden behind a beautiful content, but they are people with flesh and blood – and they need themselves to survive. Curious, energetic, complex but relatable, aesthetically diverse, they may fall into coming-of-age stories, stories of relationships, social responsibility, politics and democracy, or simply the absurd and the unexpected. The interplay between reality and abstraction holds strong; also the quest for our own personal truth (never a conventional one), entails a lot of eccentric but well-targeted episodes along the way. Enjoy!

Vassilis Kroustallis

Screenings

Hall 1 Kino Artis
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Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
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Films

World premiere

Cucumbers

Local title
Kurgid
Title in Russian
Огурцы
Director
Leonid Shmelkov
Country
Russian Federation, France
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

Simon is a successful popular photographer. Once something inside him, in his life and work breaks down. Now he sees only cucumbers in everything. He cannot exist as before and is trying to cope with his problems ...

Director
Leonid Shmelkov
Runtime
Language
English
Trailer

Anxious Body

Local title
Ärevil ihu
Title in Russian
Тревожное тело
Director
Yoriko Mizushiri
Country
France, Japan
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

Living things, artificial things, geometry shapes, and lines. When these different things encounter, a new direction is born.

Director
Yoriko Mizushiri
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Salvia at Nine

Local title
Kella üheksane salvei
Title in Russian
Шалфей в девять
Director
JANG Nari
Country
South Korea
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

A nine years old girl lives in the same neighborhood as a father who watches erotic videos next to his child and an old man who habitually molests his neighborhood’s elementary school kids. The girl goes to a corner shop and tries to steal some snacks but the shop owner catches her on the spot. The girl puts a coin on the counter which she was holding to pay for her candy and quickly leaves the shop.

Director
JANG Nari
Runtime

Baltic premiere

The Passerby

Local title
Mööduja
Title in Russian
Проходимец
Original title
De Passant
Director
Pieter Coudyzer
Country
Belgium
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

On a summer day, the paths of two boys unexpectedly cross.

Director
Pieter Coudyzer
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Night

Local title
Öö
Title in Russian
Ночь
Director
Ahmad Saleh
Country
Germany, Qatar, Jordan, State of Palestine
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. Night brings peace and sleep to all the people in the broken town. Only the eyes of the mother of the missing child stay resilient. Night has to trick her into sleeping to save her soul.

Director
Ahmad Saleh
Runtime
Language
Arabic
Subtitles
English

The Hangman at Home

Local title
Kodune timukas
Title in Russian
Домашний палач
Director
Michelle and Uri Kranot
Country
Denmark, France, Canada
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

What does the hangman think about When he goes home at night from work?

Director
Michelle and Uri Kranot
Runtime