Shorts Kids Animation Competition 1

Programme
SHORTS ANIMATION COMPETITION, SHORTS KIDS ANIMATION COMPETITION

How can we talk to children in a palatable way about topics such as violence and its consequences, laws of food chain, addiction to technology, environmental challenges or over-scheduled parenting without resorting to the cheap gag humor of classical TV cartoons? Watching the many great animations submitted this year it’s refreshing to see both old and new directorial voices approaching films for the young with new-found maturity. The over-zealous portrayals of our world are left behind leaving space for more challenging themes worthy of their curious viewers. Don’t worry, it’s not just our adult horrors of life wrapped up in a bunny costume. Fun in many colors and textures awaits you on the screen. So hop into the cinema and don’t forget your kids!

Screenings

Hall 1 Kino Artis Tallinn, Estonia
Screening091501 / Shorts lasteanima võistlusprogramm 1
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Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening105008 / Shorts lasteanima võistlusprogramm 1
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Programme is presented by

PÖFF

PÖFF

Films

You Are not a Kiwi

Local title
Sa ei ole kiivi
Director
Maria Saveleva
Country
Estonia
Year
2020

Mr. Notakiwi wants to join the community. Is society ready to accept the other and his song?

Director
Maria Saveleva
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

Friends

Local title
Sõbrad
Director
Florian Grolig
Country
Germany
Year
2019

The ‘small’ one is, well, small, and the ‘big’ one definitely very very big. They are friends.

Director
Florian Grolig
Runtime

International Premiere

Twin Trees

Local title
Kaksikpuud
Original title
Twin Trees
Director
Emmanuel Ollivier
Country
France
Year
2020

A brother and sister walk along, each carrying a tree in a small pot. When they come accross a parrot and a fallen statue, they each have to choose their own journey.

Director
Emmanuel Ollivier
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

Eaten

Local title
Söödud
Director
Mohsen Rezapour
Country
Iran
Year
2019

On a mysterious unknown planet, a rabbit-like creature is eaten; but that’s not the end of the story.

Director
Mohsen Rezapour
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

One Stormy Night

Local title
Tormine öö
Original title
Eine stuermische Nacht
Director
Gil Alkabetz
Country
Germany
Year
2019

A fire in the fireplace falls in love with a lightning, and goes on the roads to find it. During its adventurous journey it learns where real warmth lies.

This story is about the quest for love. We could learn from it that infatuation might be deceiving, and that true love should not be ignored.

Director
Gil Alkabetz
Runtime