Student Competition Program



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.





USA, Germany, 2022, 18.00

Director: Michael Bohnenstingl

School: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Wannabe musical legend Slouch is pushed by his song-writing-demon Nuffti to deep dive into his darkest emotions, while his girlfriend Lisa is pregnant and wants him to transition into a harmonic family life...



Russian Federation, 2022, 04.00

Director: Aleksandra Kononova

School: School-studio of Animated Films SHAR

Finding himself alone, in an unfamiliar environment, the main character is a man trying to find contact with everyone he meets on his way. He repeats the movements and sounds of unknown creatures, "pokes" the interlocutors, and even chases them, hoping in this way to gain understanding and, perhaps, somehow arrange his life in a world without heaven and earth, where he has absolutely nothing to rely on.



Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2022, 04.05

Director: Sandra Marić

School: Academy of Arts Banja Luka

Rainboy and his raining cloud annoy passers-by from the very beginning of the story - nobody wants to be wet.  He starts a journey and finds his purpose - he and his cloud will travel and do good.



Poland, 2022, 01.00

Director: Joanna Żybul

School: National Filmschool in Lodz

Short story about anticipation for a special delivery...


The Package / La Meute /

France, 2022, 06.09

Director: Louise Cottin-Euziol, Lou-Anne Abdou, Antoine Blossier Gacic, Charline Hedreville, Agathe Moulin, Victoria Normand, Gabriel Saint-Frison

School: Rubika

After a harassing day, Marion, a young woman in her twenties, recounts her story to a policeman, hoping to be understood. For her, the responsible one is part of the hounds. For him, she is the one responsible.



Serbia, 2022, 03:12

Director: Izabela Radisavljević

School: Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Animation Studio

A crying girl runs away from a clown who tries to make her laugh.


Dinner With Turkey 

Estonia, 2022, 06:51

Director: Hleb Kuftseryn Kuftseryn

School: Estonian Academy of Arts

A TV cooking show spiced with love, envy and betrayal.



Romania, 2022, 01.06

Director: Eugen Munteanu

School: Universitatea Națională de Artă Teatrală și Cinematografică „Ion Luca Caragiale”

A girl thinks she has found herself.



Estonia, 2022, 07.51

Director: Anne Mirjam Kraav

School: Estonian Academy of Arts

A dream or a reality of a young girl?


Peaceful Day / Trait Calme /

France, 2022, 06.00

Director: Gabrielle Mouret

School: ISCID (Institut Supérieur Couleur Image Design)

Someone wake up somewhere and his carried away by his daily life.


Odd Bird

Israel, 2022, 05.12

Director: Eden Foxiniano

School: Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

It’s night time, Lola is sitting by her bedroom window looking at her reflection after an argument with her partner. She sets out on a journey into her inner world through a dream and returns to reality with new understandings following an encounter with a mysterious bird.


At the Top of the Hills / Le Plus Grand des Petits Voyages /

France, 2022, 05.17

Director: Charlotte Coudreuse

School: Atelier Supérieur d'Animation - Atelier de Sèvres

Coline had enough with her city life. She listens a podcast with Xavier Bourgois about micro-adventure, to escape a moment… Seeing world from a new perspective, she decides to go live her adventure … in a quest to live a impactful moment.



France, 2022, 04.06

Director: Emma Brun

School: Atelier Supérieur d'Animation - Atelier de Sèvres

In Lucien's family, one rule cannot be broken: use the computer before the age of 12.


The Potter's Daughter / La fille du potier /

France, 2022, 08.52

Director: Edern Guichard

School: EMCA - Ecole des Métiers du Cinéma d'Animation (Angoulême)

A potter's daughter sneaks into her father's workshop at night to draw the outline of her shadow on a wall. Her drawing comes to life. When the potter discovers them, he becomes so furious that he locks his daughter in one of his pots. She grows old and shrivels up... until she regains freedom of movement?





Italy, 2022, 07.12

Director: Leo Černic

School: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Animazione

It's not so easy to be a hero. But you, Pentola, you are my superhero.


My Mother the Sea

Estonia, 2022, 06.01

Director: Aspasia Kazeli

School: Estonian Academy of Arts

My mother’s journey to eternity through my path of grief.



Serbia, 2022, 02.50

Director: Sofija Stojanović

School: Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Animation Studio

A police robo-dog chases a dangerous prisoner through an impassable forest area.


Golden Margarite

Israel, 2022, 06.12

Director: Keren Karasik

School: Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

The film documents brief moments in the daily lives of three teens, and the dynamics with the environment in which they live. The desolate city is not empty but feels alienated. The only "live" noise is not the sounds of the neighbourhood and the people, but the "sounds" of the buildings, power poles, and chimneys - all of which accompany the young teens throughout the day.



Denmark, 2022, 04.23

Director: Anne Sinéad Hodgers

School: The Animation Workshop, Viborg

When grief tears a hole in the fabric of your life, how does it feel?


Fucking Smoke / Puto Humo /

United Kingdom, 2022, 01.11

Director: José Prats

School: National Film and Television School

A child suffers the health complications of their mother's smoking habit, and whilst they show suffering the mother still carries on.


Not for Me

Russian Federation, 2022, 08.06

Director: Ivan Bondarenko

School: School studio of animated films SHAR

A young man is going to the country to gather mushrooms. On his way to the country, he meets a young girl. The impression of this fleeting meeting changes both his inner world and the reality around him.



Slovenia, 2022, 06.54

Director: Miha Reja

School: University of Nova Gorica School of Arts

A boy entering teenagehood escapes from home in search of a local carnival.


The Uncertain Snow / La neige incertaine /

France, 2022, 06.56

Director: Marion BOISROND, Marie-Liesse COUMAU, Gwendoline LEGENDRE, Ada Hernaez, Romane Tisseau

School: GOBELINS, l’école de l’image

On the lookout for polar bears in the Arctic, a wildlife photographer realises she may have missed more than a shot.


No Shortcuts

Estonia, 2022, 03.22

Director: Kadi Sink

School: Estonian Academy of Arts

A little dump of illegal rubbish brings great trouble upon the forest creatures and beyond.


Moon Blood

Israel, 2022, 04.21

Director: Katia Korzinov

School: Bezalel academy of art and Design

The film follows an adolescent girl's stream of consciousness as she tries to cope with her unfamiliar femininity. Slowly she begins to understand her body, the nature, the moon and the connection between them.


Small Hours

Ireland, 2022, 05.00

Director: Marta Sniezek, Christian Spurling

School: IADT– Institute of Art, Design + Technology

Small Hours is a fully split/mosaic-screen 2D animation short that follows two people's trains of thought, transitioning from one memory to another. As we dive deeper into the memories we transcend into the character's subconscious and lose track of reality.


Coffee Break

Switzerland, 2022, 03.15

Director: Sarah Binz, Viviane Barben

School: HSLU -Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

In a cozy café, Charlie enjoys her coffee and reads a book. Her peaceful state of mind gets interrupted when a mysterious Jaguar sits down at her table. Nervously she observes him, as her comfort zone is overgrown by a lush jungle. Charlie is drawn into an inner conflict between curiosity and distrust.


The Seine’s Tears / Les larmes de la Seine /

France, 2022, 08.49

Director: Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur

School: Pôle 3D

17 october 1961 - "Algerian workers" get down the streets to manifest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police prefecture.



France, 2022, 06.00

Director: Marianne Bergeonneau, Lauriane Montpert, Mélina Mandon, Cloé Peyrebrune, Elvira Taussac

School: Ecole des Nouvelles Images

During a thrilling massage, a lady is going to seduce her masseur. Through different rooms of a thermal cure, a seduction game would take place. A maze of sensation, flesh and steam which lead them to meet again.