Shorts Kids Animation Competition 2

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
Screening101501 / Shorts lasteanima võistlusprogramm 2
Q&A duration
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Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening115012 / Shorts lasteanima võistlusprogramm 2
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Programme is presented by

PÖFF

PÖFF

Films

Baltic Premiere

Hopus

Local title
Hopus
Director
Lucie Kokoliová
Country
Czechia
Year
2019

This short movie shows with an anthropomorphized form final match of the Jumping Championship. He follows the individual candidates until the finale itself, when the unexpected twist happen.

Director
Lucie Kokoliová
Runtime

International Premiere

So But Not So

Local title
On ja ei ole ka
Original title
Assim mas sem ser assim
Director
Pedro Brito
Country
Portugal
Year
2019

Encouraged by his father not to spend all his time indoors playing computer games, a boy sets out on the adventure of meeting his neighbors.

Director
Pedro Brito
Runtime
Language
Portuguese

Cornstalk

Local title
Cornstalk
Original title
Dylda
Director
Anastasiia Zhakulina
Country
Russian Federation
Year
2020

This is a story about a Princess, whose life is not so easy because of her giant height. The King arranges a ball in an attempt to marry off his daughter. But all the suitors run away in horror. Despair and a chance lead the Cornstalk to where she finds her happiness.

Director
Anastasiia Zhakulina
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

Bench

Local title
Pink
Director
Rich Webber
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2020

A short film about sharing....

Director
Rich Webber
Runtime
Language
English

Matilda and the Spare Head

Local title
Matilda ja varupea
Original title
Matilda and the Spare Head
Director
Ignas Meilūnas
Country
Lithuania
Year
2020

A girl who wants to be the smartest person in the world.

Director
Ignas Meilūnas
Runtime
Language
Lithuanian