Competition program 2



Ana Morphose

Portugal, 2023, 10:00


Director: João Rodrigues

Script: João Rodrigues

Production: Bando à Parte



A little girl reads herself to sleep. As she dozes off, the physical world starts melting into an alternate reality where the contents of a book rule over the laws of physics. Ana has to escape being swallowed by the overwhelming accumulation of printed knowledge and find her own space in a world where nothing is what it seems.




Hungary, 2022, 4:50


Director: Réka Bucsi

Script: Réka Bucsi

Music:  David Kamp

Production: Boddah



R​epetitive still standing movement​, an exploration of the visual image for its own sake.​ A projection of mental images, which are formed while listening to music. From the simple act of drawing a line, to the intricate movement and complex structure of animation that is able to self-generate.



A kind of Testament / Un genre de testament

France, 2023, 16:24


Director: Stephen Vuillemin

Script: Stephen Vuillemin

Production: Remembers



A young woman comes across animations on the Internet that have clearly been created from her private selfies. An unknown female with the same name confesses to identity theft. But death is quicker than the answer to the question: “Why?”




France, 2022, 1:37


Director: Laen Sanches

Script: Laen Sanches

Sound Design: Magnus Monfeldt, Nick Smith

Production: Laen Sanches, Autour de Minuit



Welcome to the world of PLSTC, an undersea dystopia that submerges you in the disturbing reality of plastic pollution. Through a series of graphically confronting AI-generated and hand-composited images, this animated film confronts you with the devastating consequences of our habits on marine life and leaves you gasping for breath.



Letter to a Pig

France, Israel, 2022, 16:40


Director: Tal Kantor

Script: Tal Kantor

Animation: Meton Joffily, Anne Kraehn, Tal Kantor

Music: Pierre Oberkampf

Production: Miyu Productions, The Hive Studio



A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.



Shorts from the box / it's a match

Hungary, 2023, 6:42


Director: Géza M. Tóth

Script: Géza M. Tóth

Production: Kedd



"Let's try to always think outside the box."

The last matchstick left in an old matchbox pops out and goes on its journey. After many funny adventures it always ends up in the same place, it returns to the same box, but never in the same way.





Serbia, 2023, 9:20


Director: Darko Dacović

Script: Darko Dacović

Music:  Damjan Jovičin

Sound Design: Damjan Jovičin

Production: Vorky Team/Kinematika



This is an animation experiment, inspired primarily by an ancient Babylonian myth on creation, “Enuma elish”. The goddess Tiamat, who created gods and the world, is in conflict with her offspring. She had lost the battle, and now new forms arise out of her body…



Sweet Like Lemons


United Kingdom, 2023, 5:31


Director: Jenny Jokela

Script: Jenny Jokela

Animation: Jenny Jokela

Music: Sarah Playford

Sound Design: Adam Woodhams

Production: Jenny Jokela



Sweet Like Lemons is a visual reflection on getting out of a harmful relationship and moving on. The title is a play on the saying “when life gives you lemons make lemonade”, only in this case there is no lemonade to be made but the lemons still taste sweeter than what you left behind.




Belgium, France, 2022, 20:00


Director: Jeremy Depuydt, Giuseppe Accardo

Script: Jeremy Depuydt, Giuseppe Accardo

Animation: Pauline Defachelles, Vincent Detourbe

Music: David Gana, Laurent Cabrillat

Sound Design: Julien Baissat

Production: Punchline Cinema , Next Days Films



At the end of the 19th century, in a Sicilian countryside village, the young Pina holds the power to regenerate the land. With each harvest, the village is prey to shameless mafia looting. Pina's encounter with the mafia chief will plunge the hamlet into an era of starvation, endangering the destiny of the whole country.