PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation 1

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

The best thing with the New Talents programme is that you never know what to expect. These emerging artists have their own fresh view on filmmaking. The directors literally animate and visualize everyday life with the ups and downs in an imaginary and creative way. The programme is a wild, yet coherent mixture of different genres and techniques, from very personal and intimate documentaries to an experimental approach and purely fictional stories.

It's hard to imagine a better art form than animation to express the challenges of living in a tiny cubicle with roommates or the surreal life in the suburbs. We all know the hot summer day when it's the perfect weather to eat outside, but the wasps want to have their own share of the treats. Families and relationships play a big part in these animations, whether the story is about a desperate romance or set in an post-apocalyptic world. And who knew dropping a bag full of groceries on the street could have such serious consequences?

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
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Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningShorts New Talents võistlusprogramm: anima 1
Trailer

Films

Baltic premiere

Bye Little Block!

Local title
Hüvasti, väike kortermaja!
Title in Russian
Прощай, квартирка!
Director
Éva Darabos
Country
Hungary
Year
2020
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

A young woman learns that soon she will have to move from the blockhouse flat she lives in. After receiving the upsetting news from the owner of the flat she is overwhelmed with emotions. Her teardrop of farewell grows into a concrete monolith. When the drop hits the ground a surreal panorama of the blockhouse area - she used to call home - unfolds...

Director
Éva Darabos
Runtime
Language
Hungarian
Subtitles
English

Baltic premiere

Dogs Smell Like the Sea

Local title
Koerad lõhnavad mere järele
Title in Russian
Собаки пахнут морем
Original title
Sobaki Pakhnut Morem
Director
Anastasiya Lisovets
Country
Russian Federation
Year
2020
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

It is like to get a dog, but the dog decided, that “someone” else is her owner, not you. And it is possible to live without this “somebody”, but the dog is frustrated and does not want to go for a walk. But when it hears “someone’s” bicycle bell, it happily wags the tail and runs to catch “him”. And you – after the dog. And it turns, that after “him” – too.

Director
Anastasiya Lisovets
Runtime

Baltic premiere

A Film About a Pudding

Local title
Film kooretarretisest
Title in Russian
Фильм о пудинге
Director
Roel Van Beek
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

After Ronin neglects to clear up her dropped groceries, they start to mix and bubble, transforming into a small pudding. Whilst this initially seems odd, for Ronin, it is easily ignorable. Over the next few days, the pudding grows bigger and bigger. As it threatens to engulf the entire city how far will she, and the other inhabitants of her city, go to continue ignoring it?

Director
Roel Van Beek
Runtime
Language
English

Love, Dad

Local title
Armastusega, isa
Title in Russian
С любовью, папа
Director
Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Country
Czechia, Slovakia
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

She finds letters full of love her dad wrote her 15 years ago. Now she fights to get that love back.

Director
Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Runtime
Language
Czech
Subtitles
English

Baltic premiere

Inside

Local title
Sisimas
Title in Russian
Внутри
Director
Viktorie Štěpánová
Country
Czechia
Year
2020
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

This animated documentary takes you right into the mind of a person dealing with anorexia. In a black and white world where everything revolves around food, there is no space for emotions of joy...

Director
Viktorie Štěpánová
Runtime
Language
Czech
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Pests

Local title
Kahjurid
Title in Russian
Вредители
Original title
nuisibles
Director
Juliette Laboria
Country
France
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

In the heat of summer, children and wasps gather around the same meal, but sharing is not on the daily menu.

Director
Juliette Laboria
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Reduction

Local title
Vähendamine
Title in Russian
Понижение
Director
Réka Anna Szakály
Country
Hungary
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

Two girls live together along the post-apocalyptic coast, both sharing the same goal of reaching the other side in hopes of a better life. However, when a mysterious character enters the life of one, a chain of irreversible events begins. Relationships fall apart along with the very world around them.

Director
Réka Anna Szakály
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Eyes and Horns

Local title
Silmad ja sarved
Title in Russian
Глаза и рога
Director
Chaerin Im
Country
Germany, South Korea, USA
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

Exploration of masculinity begins with the Minotaur, a mythical creature Picasso used to portray himself in his etching print series. The Minotaur goes through a violent struggle between being male and female. Finally, lines blur and boundaries of sexes disappear.

Director
Chaerin Im
Runtime

International premiere

Thorns and Fishbones

Local title
Okkad ja kalaluud
Title in Russian
Иголки и рыбьи кости
Director
Azevedo Andrade Natália
Country
Hungary
Year
2020
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

Three young children and their mother cope with living in a peculiar and inhospitable house, that is at turns their shelter and their cage.

Director
Azevedo Andrade Natália
Runtime
Language
Hungarian
Subtitles
English

Coffin

Local title
Kirst
Title in Russian
Гроб
Director
Yuanqing CAI, Nathan CRABOT, Houzhi HUANG, Mikolaj JANIW, Mandimby LEBON, Théo TRAN NGOC
Country
France
Year
2020
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation

A man comes home and wants to go to bed.
A bunch of noisy roommates.
A crowded city in southern China.

Director
Yuanqing CAI, Nathan CRABOT, Houzhi HUANG, Mikolaj JANIW, Mandimby LEBON, Théo TRAN NGOC
Runtime