Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation 2

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SHORTS NEW TALENTS COMPETITION: ANIMA

The New Talent competition section is among the most interesting contents one can find. It presents us works of young filmmakers on their first steps of their promising careers. The next generation of animators handle various topics and animation techniques boldly. The audience will get a chance to see classical styles blended with contemporary and fresh ideas. From minimalistic to very detailed approach these films draw a complex portrait of human life whether the result is achieved by fiction, documentary, experimental film or through an interpretation of a poem. Selected works show that animation as an art form is an unique symbiosis of narrative and visual story telling.

Screenings

Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn, Estonia
Screening070302 / Shorts New Talents võistlusprogramm: anima 2
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Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening085010 / Shorts New Talents võistlusprogramm: anima 2
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Films

Night Shift

Local title
Öövahetus
Original title
Nakts maiņa
Director
Linda Stūre
Country
Latvia
Year
2019

The nightly ritual of a security guard – a game of Tetris – is interrupted by unexpected technical issues. One of the surveillance cameras breaks down, and the game sets its own rules.

Director
Linda Stūre
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

Marbles

Local title
Nipsukivid
Director
Natalia Spychala
Country
Poland
Year
2019

A stop motion animation made with threads on a vaseline coated glass plate.

Hypnotizing pendulum sets a particular mechanism in motion. A figure appearing fragmentarily, space and a variety of objects form a rhythmic system of mutual dependence. Sound interweaves with image, creating music of repetitive events. What is the cause and what is the effect?

Director
Natalia Spychala
Runtime
Language
English, Polish

Baltic Premiere

Un diable dans la poche

Local title
Kurat taskus
Director
Antoine Bonnet, Mathilde Loubes
Country
France
Year
2019

A group of children witnesses a crime and is forced to remain silent. Auguste, the youngest, finds the burden

too heavy and decides to reveal this secret. To punish this treason, the rest of the kids plan to get rid of him.

Director
Antoine Bonnet, Mathilde Loubes
Runtime
Language
French

Naked

Local title
Alasti
Director
Kirill Khachaturov
Country
Russian Federation
Year
2019

Somewhere in Eastern Europe due to an accident in a laboratory, the hero gains superpowers that he does not want. The hero does not want to be a superhero, to save the world from villains, he wants to live as before without changing anything. The situation is complicated by the fact that while he gains the awareness of his power, it causes problems in his everyday life. While he is stuck in the elevator, he meets a girl who likes him and wants to help him.

Director
Kirill Khachaturov
Runtime
Language
Russian

Baltic Premiere

PEARL DIVER

Local title
PÄRLIPÜÜDJA
Director
Margrethe Danielsen
Country
Norway
Year
2020

Three couples are facing different challenges. A middle aged hedgehog falls in love with a balloon, but finds it difficult to maintain his grooming routine. A couple of arctic lovers are experiencing a coldness between them, and two oysters are losing patience as they wait to be on the same schedule.

Director
Margrethe Danielsen
Runtime

I'm Here

Local title
Olen siin
Original title
Jestem tutaj
Director
Julia Orlik
Country
Poland
Year
2020

An elderly man is looking after his paralyzed wife. Despite his old age and health problems he's doing his best to relieve her suffering, which is getting worse day by day. His daughter helps him, trying to balance care with her work in the hospital and family life. Everyone has a different view on how to properly care for the sick, which often causes arguments.

Director
Julia Orlik
Runtime
Language
Polish

Baltic Premiere

Inside me

Local title
Minu sees
Director
Maria Trigo Teixeira
Country
Germany
Year
2019

A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings. A young woman recounts her experience with abortion.

Director
Maria Trigo Teixeira
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Hit and Run

Local title
Löö ja jookse
Director
Hannah Brewerton
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2020

Things get surreal when the Brits play baseball.

A satirical film about modern British politics and tactics of distraction.

Director
Hannah Brewerton
Runtime
Language
English