Student Competition Program 1



Chitchat / Brin de causette /

France, 2021, 07.36

Director: Flore Péan, Elisa Baudy, Jeanne Damas, Gabin Ageorges, Bradley Lejeune

School: Ecole Georges Méliès

Searching for social links, Oscar contacts strangers by phone, until he finds Arlette. During the conversation, he shares his insight about the world.


Carried away

Israel, 2022, 04.00

Director: Daniel Makmal

School: Bezalel Academy of Art Design

"Carried away" is a parable of the immense power inherent in the female collective and its destructive potential.


In his Mercy / In seiner Gnade /

Germany, 2022, 11.55

Director: Christoph Büttner

School: Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

One evening a prison director announces to a convict being executed next day. As by a miracle later at night the cell door opens. Being exhausted by endless interrogations the convict drags on through dark prison corridors. On his odyssey to gain freedom he is tossed back and forth by various mental states: his fear of being discovered, his hope for salvation and moments of sheer madness.


Xtra Sticky

France, 2022, 04.15

Director: Camille Gaillard

School: Atelier Supérieur d'Animation - Atelier de Sèvres

Albert is a mediocre and feeble little man. He is very tense as he is preparing a date for his best friend Staycee that he secretly loves.


The Ant March / Муравьиный марш /

Russian Federation, 2022, 05.22

Director: Fedor Yudin

School: School-studio of Animated Films SHAR

The film is a fantasy about the little world under our feet. The protagonist breaks free from the general monotonous rhythm of the workers and embarks on his own journey to discover the new sound of the familiar space.



France, 2022, 07.03

Director: Nayla Nassar, Edouard Pitula, Renaud de Saint Albin, Cécile Adant, Anaïs Sassatelli, Candice Behague

School: Rubika

Beirut, 1982. As Nicolas prepares to flee his hometown, torn apart by an endless civil war, he crosses the path of Naji, a reckless teenager determined to go to the Swimming Pool. Trying to protect the young man, Nicolas finds himself pulled into a surreal race against war, all for the mere freedom of going swimming.


Animal Locomotion

Israel, 2022, 07.16

Director: Asa Rikin, Noga Sirota

School: Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design

Ever since becoming conscious Man tries to lose his animal self. Then in a breaking point sheds his clothes, plunged into turmoil.



Estonia, 2022, 01.09

Director: Hleb Kuftseryn

School: Estonian Academy of Arts

A short story about a boy, a girl, a bee, a flower and the sun who rejects or experiences all different sorts of rejections.



Еstonia, 2022, 04.33

Director: John F Quirk

School: Estonian Academy of Arts

There's something different about tonight's performance. Sniff, sniff. Honk. Woof !


Journey in amnesia / Voyage en amnésie /

Belgium, 2022, 05.27

Director: Anouk Kilian-Debord

School: ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels

Loïc, formerly worker in a gravel quarry, has lost all of his memory after an accident, and cut himself off from the world. One day, an event pushes him to go outside, where he witnesses the first snowfall since his amnesia. Loïc gets absorbed by long forgotten sensations and wanders. In his mind, he finds the way back to his quarry.


Sweet Nothing

Switzerland, 2022, 04.01

Director: Joana Fischer, Marie Kenov

School: Lucerne School of Art and Design

Rosa is sunbathing in her garden on a hot summer afternoon, when suddenly the idyllic peace is disturbed by the noise of a lawnmower. The gardener in the neighboring garden is going about his work, while Rosa is increasingly ecstatic at the sight of his tender touch of the flowers.



Spain, 2022, 07.17

Director: Keila Cepeda

School: Master en Animación UPV

Chimborazo's ice pickers have long been subjected for years to the inclemency of the volcano, located in the Ecuadorian Andes. In exchange, they crush some of its ice to provide for their people. Nowadays, it would be an occupation on the verge of extinction if it wasn't for Baltazar Ushca, who despite of his age, walks to the Chimborazo glacier every day for hours to get large blocks of ice which he later sells in the nearest city.



Poland, 2022, 05.00

Director: Julia Siuda

School: Animated Film Studio, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts

The film deals with the problem of growing anger, frustration and aggression that seeks an outlet. The heroine of the film is a person who loses control of her anger. Losing herself in emotions, she cannot stand the tension. Natural sounds (like broken bones and injured body parts) enhance the naturalistic message of emotions.


Goodbye Jérôme! / Au revoir Jérôme! /

France, 2021, 07.44

Director: Gabrielle Selnet, Adam Sillard, Chloé Farr

School: GOBELINS, l’école de l’image

Having just arrived in paradise, Jerome sets out to find his wife Maryline. In the course of his search, he sinks into a surreal and colourful world in which no one seems to be able to help him.