PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Shorts Animation Competition

How do you navigate from the nuclear family to the end of the world? The short animation films in this year’s competition go all the way to show us both our smaller and larger world with a new pair of eyes (and eyeglasses). Sometimes they are too daring, talking about our post-survival world in just a few minutes and in black-and-white; at other times, they are too funny, reminding us that art and the artists themselves are not hidden behind a beautiful content, but they are people with flesh and blood – and they need themselves to survive. Curious, energetic, complex but relatable, aesthetically diverse, they may fall into coming-of-age stories, stories of relationships, social responsibility, politics and democracy, or simply the absurd and the unexpected. The interplay between reality and abstraction holds strong; also the quest for our own personal truth (never a conventional one), entails a lot of eccentric but well-targeted episodes along the way. Enjoy!

Vassilis Kroustallis

Shorts Animation Competition 1

Shorts Animation Competition 1

Local title
Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 1
Title in Russian
Shorts Animation Competition 1
Director
Pernille Kjaer, Adrian Dexter, Špela Čadež, Claire Sichez, Urška Djukić, Marta Pajek
Country
France, Denmark, Slovenia, Germany, Poland, Canada
Shorts Animation Competition 2

Shorts Animation Competition 2

Local title
Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 2
Title in Russian
Shorts Animation Competition 2
Director
Milos Tomic, Varya Yakovleva, Malte Stein, Joe Hsieh, Marine Blin, Mathilde Parquet, Joanna Quinn
Country
Slovenia, Russian Federation, Germany, Taiwan, France, United Kingdom, Canada
Shorts Animation Competition 3

Shorts Animation Competition 3

Local title
Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 3
Title in Russian
Shorts Animation Competition 3
Director
Leonid Shmelkov, Yoriko Mizushiri, JANG Nari, Pieter Coudyzer, Alisa Temchenko, Michelle and Uri Kranot
Country
Russian Federation, France, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, Denmark, Canada
Shorts Animation Competition 4

Shorts Animation Competition 4

Local title
Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 4
Title in Russian
Shorts Animation Competition 4
Director
Mahboobeh Kalaee, Daniel Benjamin Gray, Nicolas Keppens, Carolina Sandvik, Hugo Covarrubias, Michalina Musialik
Country
Iran, France, Hungary, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Chile, Poland