Shorts Animation Competition 5

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
Screening091601 / Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 5
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening105007 / Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 5
Screening duration

Programme is presented by

PÖFF

PÖFF

Films

Baltic Premiere

Gon, The Little Fox

Local title
Väike rebane Gon
Original title
ごん
Director
Takeshi Yashiro
Country
Japan
Year
2019

When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyoju doesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.

Director
Takeshi Yashiro
Runtime
Language
Japanese

Baltic Premiere

Push This Button if You Begin to Panic

Local title
Vajuta seda nuppu paanikasse sattudes
Director
Gabriel Böhmer
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2020

Bartholomew Whisper went to the doctor today. There he met administrators keen on experimental surgery, and lonely MRI machines. At least the growing hole in his head was becoming quite beautiful.

Director
Gabriel Böhmer
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Washing Machine

Local title
Pesumasin
Original title
Pračka
Director
Alexandra Májová
Country
Czechia
Year
2020

Wash and love.

Director
Alexandra Májová
Runtime

World Premiere

Horacio

Local title
Horacio
Original title
Horacio
Director
Caroline Cherrier
Country
France
Year
2020

Guillaume kills Horacio “because he was shouting too loud.” At his trial, the vacuity of the motive disconcerts. During his 10 years in prison, Guillaume gradually forgets this story which had convinced no one. When he gets out, someone starts shouting again…

Director
Caroline Cherrier
Runtime
Language
French

Precious

Local title
Kullakallis
Director
Paul Mas
Country
France
Year
2020

Julie can't fit into her school. The arrival of Emile, an autistic child, will change the game...

Director
Paul Mas
Runtime
Language
French