Student Competition Program 1





Germany, 2023, 12:36


Director: Yi Luo

School: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg


Dodo‘s father is a big blue bird. One day he flies away from the window, and hasn‘t come back. From then on, Dodo stops growing up.



The last man on Earth / Ostatni Człowiek na Ziemi

Poland, 2023, 04:04


Director: Joanna Żybul

School: National Filmschool in Lodz


Left alone in the world, the last survivor walks around an empty city, wondering what there is to come.



A Bone to pick with

Slovenia, 2022, 03:38


Director: Nika Karner

School: University of Nova Gorica School of Arts


What will Lan do while his world is slowly falling apart?



 It’s snowing. / Il neige.


France, 2022, 04:50


Director: Lisa Elyakoubi

School: Atelier de Sèvre


Paris. Red alert: unprecedented snowfalls threaten to trap the city and disrupt everyday life. Estelle, sales demonstrator in a supermarket, has other ideas in mind.




Portugal, 2023, 04:00


Director: Maria João Lourenço

School: Central Saint Martins


On a planet where reproduction is mandatory in the daily life of its inhabitants, there is an alien who just wishes to pleasure herself.



The Nightlight

Serbia, 2022, 03:00


Director: Milica Ivanović

School: Faculty of Applied Arts


Two cubs sneak out of their den to explore the outside world on their own.



Under Cover

Croatia, 2023, 06:22


Director: Darian Bakliža

School: Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb


Set in school days, it is a story about boys who physically show their lack of understanding of someone who is different, and forcing such behavior to the limit.





Poland, 2022, 08:00


Director: Katarzyna Miechowicz

School: Polish National Film School in Łódź


If you are being bothered by intrusive thoughts, such as: How many plastic bags are optimal for packing one banana? What ensures victory in the skeleton competition? Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Or Should I shower with my socks on? Will I face any consequences?, then - that's great!

“Headprickles” will give you an answer to at least one of these questions. The film consists of over a dozen animated engrams connected by the motif of being trapped in a loop of absurdity. In visually colorful labyrinth of observations, the protagonists try to make sense of nonsense - or they stay mindlessly in it. "Headprickles" probably won’t change the world, will not cause a shock or a revolution, but - maybe – it will make audience’s heads a little itchy during the projection?




Spain, 2023, 03:22


Director: Aitana Belda Camós, Aroa Celdrán López

School: Universidad La Salle - Ramón Llull


A deer runs for its life in a forest awash with death.




Serbia, 2023, 04:56


Director: Nataša Glišović

School: Faculty of Applied Arts


The girl's confrontation with her problem of reading and writing is manifested in a flock of letters that attack her.



Clinical Lycanthropy

Italy, 2022, 06:06


Director: Emilio Giacomelli, Francesco Pesiri

School: IED Milano


Ava suffers from a mental disorder that makes her perceive loved ones as menacing bears and herself as a goldfish. Her mind spirals out of control as her girlfriend Emma tries to take care of her.



Snail Away

Netherlands, 2023, 03:15


Director: Juliet Campfens

School: Aardman Academy


A city dweller is kept awake at night by a blinking sign. A snail in the window sill inspires a bold move. Snail Away is a stop motion animation short about an insomniac's solution for getting away from the busy city and back to nature, touching on themes of escapism, consumerism and environmentalism.



The Night / La Notte

Italy, 2023, 06:30


Director: Martina Generali, Simone Pratola, Francesca Sofia Rosso

School: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, sede Piemonte - Dipartimento Animazione


Based on the concert RV 439 “La Notte” by A. Vivaldi. Carnival in Venice: Pulcinella attempts to slip into a VIP party, without too much success. Amidst lavish masks, food triumphs, dancing and sensual women, his dream of the rich and famous turns into a nightmare, revealing to him the priceless value of his simple but authentic life.