Shorts Animation Competition 4

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
Screening081602 / Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 4
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening095011 / Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 4
Screening duration

Programme is presented by

PÖFF

PÖFF
Trailer

Films

Baltic Premiere

KKUM

Local title
KKUM
Director
Kim Kang-min
Country
South Korea
Year
2020

My mother’s dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in my life. I rely on her dreams more than any religion.

Director
Kim Kang-min
Runtime
Language
Korean

Baltic Premiere

Souvenir Souvenir

Local title
Suveniir
Director
Bastien Dubois
Country
France
Year
2020

For ten years I pretended I wanted to get my grandfather to share his memories of the Algerian War. Today, I’m not sure I want to hear what he has to say, or whether I want to make this film at all.

Director
Bastien Dubois
Runtime
Language
French

European Premiere

Coldshot

Local title
Coldshot
Director
Evin Collis
Country
Canada
Year
2020

Coldshot follows the surreal journey of a weary passenger train and its travellers as it trudges north to the Hudson Bay revealing glimpses of the monotony, oddities and marvels of Canada's gateway to the north.

Director
Evin Collis
Runtime
Language
French, English

Baltic Premiere

TIE

Local title
SIDE
Original title
ELO
Director
Alexandra Ramires
Country
Portugal
Year
2020

Under a gloomy sun, two characters with symmetrical handicaps look for adaptation.

Director
Alexandra Ramires
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

Kapaemahu

Local title
Kapaemahu
Director
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe WIlson
Country
USA
Year
2019

Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary transgender spirits within them.

Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of both male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden – until now. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, Kapaemahu brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.

Director
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe WIlson
Runtime

Carrousel

Local title
Karussell
Director
Jasmine Elsen
Country
Belgium
Year
2020

Rose grows up with her snails in the park. Their park. One day she is attacked by intruders. Or is it the other way around? A film about dehumanization.

Director
Jasmine Elsen
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

My Galactic Twin Galaction

Local title
Minu galaktiline kaksik Galaction
Original title
Мой галактический двойник Галактион
Director
Sasha Svirsky
Country
Russian Federation
Year
2020

Good and evil, utopia and dystopia, narrative and post narrative collide in a mortal battle to entertain the audience.

Director
Sasha Svirsky
Runtime
Language
English, Russian