Competition program 3



Russian Federation, 2022, 10:35


Director: Varya Yakovleva

Script: Varya Yakovleva

Animation: Nadezhda Fedotova, Varya Yakovleva, Tatiana Yatsina, Pavel Suslov, Sasha Deeva

Music and sound design: Alexei Prosvirnin

Production: Studio SHAR



Strangers come to visit the home of a young couple. Taking advantage of the hospitality of the hosts, the unexpected guests push the couple to do rash things, which leads to the destruction of the established order and harmony within the family.



The Boy and the Crow

Romania, 2023, 2:49


Director: Tudor Om

Script: Tudor Om

Production: Tudor Om



The crow swallows the boy's blood from its beak. The boy has only one choice: run or face his fears.



Remember How I Used to Ride a White Horse

Croatia, 2022, 9:57


Director: Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Thomas Johnson Volda

Script: Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Thomas Johnson Volda

Animation: Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Thomas Johnson Volda

Director of photography: Ivan Slipčević

Sound design: Hrvoje Niksic

Production: Kreativni sindikat



A waitress goes about her daily routine serving coffee whilst having thoughts of escaping her reality. A customer is constantly recording and listening back to the surrounding sounds of the café and is completely fixated by this task. Apathy is a condition that leads consciousness into stagnation, but do either of them realize that they are themselves examples of this condition?




Serbia, 2023, 5:05


Director: Mihajlo Dragaš

Script: Mihajlo Dragaš

Animation: Mihajlo Dragaš



Imprisoned in frozen landscapes, a young girl tries to defeat her own demons and regain a lost part of her soul.




Portugal, 2023, 9:50


Director: Marta Monteiro

Script: Marta Monteiro

Production: Animais Avpl; La Clairière Ouest



A woman victim of domestic violence looks back at the years when she was married, recalling how difficult it was to stay afloat.



Sit Down, Don't Touch Anything

Switzerland, 2022, 5:20


Director: Frederic Siegel

Script: Frederic Siegel

Production: Team Tumult



A face is born out of chaos. It struggles to exist. It struggles to find its purpose. It struggles to sit on a chair. In fact, it struggles with many things. But thank God, it’s trying. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯




Estonia, 2023, 9:58


Director: Mattias Mälk

Script: Mattias Mälk

Production: Eesti Joonisfilm



After a clash with a flock of ducks, the military loses its missile into a thick forest. On the outskirts of the same forest, a woodsman and his lover Vicky are caught redhanded by the local huntress Selma. Vicky runs naked into the forest with the vengeful huntress hot on her heels. Fortunately, an ongoing LARP camp provides a hideout for Vicky who tries to blend in.



The Master of the Swamps

Germany, 2023, 4:07


Director: Sasha Svirsky

Script: Sasha Svirsky

Music: Jessica Moss

Production: XZ Foundation



The film is devoted to Russian emperor Peter the Great, who lived in the late 17th and 18th centuries and brutally westernized the country. He aspired to build a great empire and considered this goal worth paying any price. Centuries have passed since his reign, but the last events show us that his bloody dream still contaminates people's minds in Russia.



Family Portrait

Croatia, Serbia, France, 2023, 14:30


Director: Lea Vidaković

Script: Lea Vidaković

Animation: Marion Le Guillou, Bilitis Levillain, Viollete Delvoye

Sound: Zoran Maksimović

Music: Miroslav Jovančić

Production: Adriatic Animation, Vivement Lundi!, Biberche Productions



As Austro-Hungary teeters on collapse, Andras and his daughter are taken aback by the visit from Andras' brother, Zoltan, who comes accompanied by his large family.