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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.