MONSTRA Festival

Student Shorts

Student Shorts

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Entropia

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
The film is a journey through the desires and practices of a character that get confused with the desires and practices of the director himself.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Cut-outs, 2D Computer Animation Director: Hannes Greule Producer: ESAD.CR Animation: Hannes Greule Music: Hannes Greule

Pore

Country: Belgium Year: 2021 Duration: 6 mins.
Sinopsys:
Yann and Laïla are coming home drunk from a party. All of the sudden, Laïla freezes when Yann tries to take a picture of her.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Puppets, Clay Director: Clémence Pica Rogge Writers: Clémence Pica Rogge Producer: ENSAV La Cambre Animation: Clémence Pica Rogge

How I Grew Up

Country: China Year: 2021 Duration: 8 mins.
Sinopsys:

We have many emotions that have never been observed. In this film, "I" has a feeling of fear of being doubted by others because of a cup of coffee that has not been thrown away. The whole film revolves around the observation of this emotion. By depicting four trivial things that are growing up, and tracing the reasons for its formation, "I" finally sees the manifestation of this emotion.

Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Yufei Liu, Yike Cen, Jiawei Li Writers: Yufei Liu Producer: China Academy of Art Animation: Yufei Liu, Yike Cen, Jiawei Li Music: Ruichao Wu, Yike Cen, Yongbing Dai

The Uncertain Snow

Country: France Year: 2021 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
On the lookout for polar bears in the Arctic, a wildlife photographer realizes she might have missed out on more than a shot.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation, Paint Director: Marion Boisrond, Marie-Liesse Coumau, Ada Hernaez, Gwendoline Legendre, Romane Tisseau Producer: Gobelins - L'École de l'Image Animation: Marion Boisrond, Marie-Liesse Coumau, Ada Hernaez, Gwendoline Legendre, Romane Tisseau Music: Christophe Demarthe

Dogs Smell Like the Sea

Country: Russia Year: 2020 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:

It is like getting a dog, but the dog decided that “someone” else is her owner, not you. And it is possible to live without this “somebody”, but the dog is frustrated and does not want to go for a walk. But when it hears “someone’s” bicycle bell, it happily wags its tail and runs to catch “him”. And you – after the dog. And it turns out, that after “him” too.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: Painting Director: Anastasiya Lisovets Writers: Anastasiya Lisovets Producer: School-Studio SHAR Animation: Anastasiya Lisovets Sound: Aleksey Prosvirnin

Love is Just a Death Away

Country: Czech Republic Year: 2021 Duration: 12 mins.
Sinopsys:
A tender story about finding love even amid utter decay.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Puppets Director: Bára Anna Stejskalová Writers: Bára Anna Stejskalová Producer: TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts Animation: Bára Anna Stejskalová Music: Miroslav Chaloupka Sound: Miroslav Chaloupka

Merciful Angel

Country: Hungary Year: 2022 Duration: 10 mins.
Sinopsys:
“Merciful Angel” is a short animated documentary about the NATO airstrikes that occurred in 1999 in the former republic of Yugoslavia. We are able to get a glimpse of the events through the eyes of two young boys and their family. Through the combination of 3D animation and 2D rotoscopy, we observe anatomically correct characters in a documentary manner, and dream sequences that are able to convey the fear that came with the war situation unfolding. The movie was inspired by interviews, in which the subjects participating were able to tell their own stories. These stories were then put together, building up to a visual narrative that's understandable even for those who never experienced a similar situation.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 3D Computer Animation, Rotoscoping Director: Bettina Szremkó Writers: Bettina Szremkó Producer: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Animation: Boglárka Ászity, Beáta Berdin, Zsófia Csánki, Sándor Csoma, Gergó Dósa, Szandra Farkas, Lilla Gulyás, Eszter Kardos, Fanni Kávai, Miklós Nagy, Bori Makö, Márton Radics, Tamás Rolfesz, Anna Szöllösi, Anna Timár, Anna Tökés, Ádám Virágh, Viktória Bera, Vivien Csigó, Edit Dudok, Dániel Diószeghy, Veronika Gladchuk, Ákos Karádi, Eszter Kardos, Sára Somogyi, Szimonetta Sente, Tia Szikszai, Bettina Szremkö Music: Gergely Buttinger

Welter of Words

Country: Netherlands Year: 2021 Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
“Welter of Words” follows the story of a girl who overthinks too much and seems unable to stop. Through all her thinking, she ends up in a chaotic world of imagination that is full of her own thoughts, which she cannot escape from. In this world, she has to find a solution for her overthinking and regain her peace of mind.
Credits:
Producer: Utrecht University of the Arts Animation: Tessa van Vuren

Sauna

Country: Switzerland Year: 2021 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
Ava enters the Sauna for the first time. She is overwhelmed by the nudity, her thoughts and the physical sensations. The other guests go about their routines. With the rising heat, Ava starts to relax until she finally melts away and dissolves into complete ecstasy.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Animation Producer: HSLU Design & Kunst, SRF Animation: Lara Perren, Anna Lena Spring, Remo Scherrer, Marion Täschler, Amélie Cochet, Louis Möhrle Music: Yuan Cao Mrak

Homebird

Country: United Kingdom Year: 2021 Duration: 10 mins.
Sinopsys:
Struggling to make it in a big city, a young artist finds herself retreating into the rose-tinted memories of the village she had left behind.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Ewa Smyk Writers: Ewa Smyk, Ralph Mathers Producer: National Film and Television School UK Music: Natalia Tsupryk
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Red Giant

Country: Belgium Year: 2021 Duration: 10 mins.
Sinopsys:
On the top of a hill, the giant listens to the everyday thoughts and conversations of other people. However, the loneliness and cluster of voices gradually became too much for the giant.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Anne Verbeure Writers: Anne Verbeure Producer: KASK School of Arts Animation: Anne Verbeure Music: Duke Jamal

Dayfly

Country: China Year: 2020 Duration: 14 mins.
Sinopsys:

Life is a ray of sunshine that breaks the darkness. In the vast universe, the lives of human beings and all things in the world are just as short and gorgeous as a dayfly. 

The film follows three different short stories, starting from 0:00 and ending at 24:00 the next day – the lifetime of a dayfly.

Credits:
Animation Technique: Painting, 2D Computer Director: Yi Baoxingchen Writers: Yi Baoxingchen Producer: School of Animation and Digital Arts Communication University of China Animation: Yi Baoxingchen

Orange Peel

Country: Serbia Year: 2021 Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
The woman is on a train back from Spain. On her lap, a notebook of memories and an orange.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Drawing on paper, Objects, Computer 2D Director: Isadora Vulić Writers: Isadora Vulić Producer: Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade Animation: Isadora Vulić Music: Sasha Chirkov

Same as Always

Country: Poland Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:

What was meant to be a nice dinner in a restaurant turns into a furious fight where Orange speaks louder, proving that it ends the same as always.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Zuzanna Heller Writers: Zuzanna Heller Animation: Zuzanna Heller

Sisters

Country: Czech Republic Year: 2021 Duration: 11 mins.
Sinopsys:
The Big Sister, a person of colossal size, is trapped in the sand in a deserted landscape. With no way to take care of herself, this burden falls on her resentful little sister. The Big Sister keeps growing and sinking deeper into her trap. Despite her sister’s attempts to stop the inevitable, she is left with one night to say goodbye and let go.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Andrea Szelesová Writers: Andrea Szelesová Producer: FAMU Animation: Andrea Szelesová Music: Juras Karaka

Beyond an Edge

Country: France Year: 2020 Duration: 10 mins.
Sinopsys:

Tartine lives secluded in a small dilapidated house at the edge of a forest. On rainy days, Tartine's house is invaded by water runoffs that seep through the roof. One morning, Tartine sees someone through the window. Intrigued by this unexpected vision, Tartine dashes off alone into the forest.

Credits:
Animation Technique: Painting on glass Director: Laura Cruciani Writers: Laura Cruciani Producer: Guyabo Productions, ISCID Animation: Laura Cruciani Music: Hicham Chahidi

Nothing

Country: Germany Year: 2020 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
Hey there! Stop for a second and follow me to a world where we all feel useless for a second! What would you do if the world stopped turning at this point? Would you stop texting, working, running and hustling? What would happen to you if you could change your behavior completely just for a day? We should all just stand up together and do it…
Credits:
Animation Technique: Pixilation Director: Paul Hartmann Writers: Lina Friedrich Producer: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Animation: Paul Hartmann

White, Black and True Love

Country: Slovenia Year: 2021 Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
Not every love story is the same. Some are tragic, others stunning. But there is always hope, even when the movie ends.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Pixilation Director: Anja Paternoster Writers: Anja Paternoster Producer: University of Nova Gorica School of Arts Animation: Anja Paternoster, Ana Prebil Music: Andrej Fon, Sašo Kalan

Helmut

Country: Switzerland Year: 2020 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
Being weightless can be a heavy burden, as Helmut knows. Every day, he makes sure there are enough pebbles in his boots that save him from drifting off into space. But sometimes it just won't work.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Igor Kuzmic Writers: Igor Kuzmic Producer: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Animation: Viviane Barben, Natasha Carolus, Arianna De Angelis Music: Paul Taro Schmidt

Roots

Country: United Kingdom Year: 2021 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:

Roots explores themes of home, displacement and cultural identity through the process of interweaving personal memory and animation. The film coalesces fragments of different conversations I’ve recorded with my mother as an attempt to understand more about my parent's culture and address questions I have increasingly become intrigued by as I have got older.

Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Stephanie Anjo Writers: Stephanie Anjo Producer: University of Plymouth Animation: Stephanie Anjo Music: Aivaras Burn

Chitchat

Country: France Year: 2021 Duration: 8 mins.
Sinopsys:

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

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D & 3D Computer Animation Director: Flore Péan, Elisa Baudy, Jeanne Damas, Gabin Ageorges, Bradley Lejeune Producer: École Georges Méliès Animation: Flore Péan, Elisa Baudy, Jeanne Damas, Gabin Ageorges, Bradley Lejeune

Moni Moni Morning

Country: Japan Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
The theme is the morning, meaning the beginning. Two motifs with shells appear, which also mean a new beginning. I find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, but I have to get out of the warm safe place someday. The feeling of hesitation is similar to the time of awakening.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Asami Tatsumoto Writers: Asami Tatsumoto Producer: Tama Art University Animation: Asami Tatsumoto Music: Ontama
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My Boy

Country: Belgium Year: 2021 Duration: 6 mins.
Sinopsys:
The story is about two kids (a “boy” and a “girl”) and their mother, who play inside their shared fantasy the roles of heroes and monsters. But things turn sour when the boy wants to play as a magical girl and the mother doesn't accept it. The rest of the story is about how they all deal with the fallout of the mother's reaction with a touching happy ending.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation, Drawing on paper Director: Lauren Fripont Writers: Lauren Fripont Producer: LUCA - School of Arts Animation: Lauren Fripont Music: Gem Milsom

In His Mercy

Country: Germany Year: 2021 Duration: 12 mins.
Sinopsys:

One evening, a prison director announces to a convict that he will be executed the next day. Like a miracle, his cell door opens later that night. Exhausted by endless interrogations, the convict drags on through dark prison corridors. On his odyssey back to 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.

Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation, 3D computer animation Director: Christoph Büttner Writers: Christoph Büttner Producer: Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Animation: Christoph Büttner, Amélie Müller, Benita Bernoteit Music: Louis Brückner, Marlon A. Math

The Flamboyance

Country: France Year: 2021 Duration: 10 mins.
Sinopsys:
Nell and Lenny have to go to a funeral. One needs to be there at any cost, the other wouldn't go for anything. They need to find a compromise.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Painting Director: Elodie Sanchez Writers: Elodie Sanchez Producer: EMCA Angoulême Animation: Elodie Sanchez

Claude's Own Spring

Country: France Year: 2021 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
In a park teeming with loved-up couples, Claude gets increasingly tired of being alone with himself.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Gaspar Chabaud Producer: La Poudrière Animation: Gaspar Chabaud, Hippolyte Cupillard

Red Shoes

Country: Czech Republic Year: 2021 Duration: 14 mins.
Sinopsys:
The village ball has begun and Róza hasn’t been invited to dance. Suddenly, an unknown stranger appears, inviting Róza to dance and giving her a pair of red shoes. Róza starts to move with great passion, quickly becoming the center of attention. Soon after, she realizes she can't control the shoes, the shoes are controlling her…
Credits:
Animation Technique: Painting on glass Director: Anna Podskalská Writers: Anna Paděrová, Matěj Podskalský Producer: FAMU Animation: Anna Podskalská Sound: Václav Kopelec

Underwater Love

Country: Italy Year: 2021 Duration: 6 mins.
Sinopsys:
A girl asks herself many questions and faces her problems with some monsters. Anger makes her turn into a wasp; she mingles with her King underwater, cries exaggeratedly, turns all red and finally she grows, as tall as a giant.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Drawing on paper, 2D computer Director: Veronica Martiradonna, Andrea Falzone, Cristina Fiore Writers: Veronica Martiradonna Producer: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Music: Amos Cappuccio

Eyes and Horns

Country: South Korea Year: 2021 Duration: 6 mins.
Sinopsys:
The exploration of masculinity begins with the Minotaur, a mythical creature Picasso used to portray himself as in his etching print series. The Minotaur goes through a violent struggle between being male and female. Finally, lines blur and boundaries of sexes disappear.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Computer 2D, Objects, Photography, Painting on glass Director: Chaerin Im Writers: Chaerin Im Producer: Fabian Driehorst, Chaerin Im Animation: Chaerin Im Music: Karie Jacobson, Drew Kowalski Sound: Craig Smith

Desire

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:

In an eternal inner contradiction, I search for answers wishing to achieve the impossible.

Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Luana Ramos Writers: Luana Ramos Producer: Lusófona Filmes Animation: Luana Ramos

The Package

Country: Russia Year: 2021 Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
A woman is trying to survive in the besieged Leningrad.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Drawing on paper Director: Zina Shcherbatova Writers: Zina Shcherbatova Producer: VGIK Animation: Zina Shcherbatova Music: Anna Mikhailova

The Terrarium

Country: United Kingdom Year: 2021 Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
Hannah has now become the principal ballerina at the most prestigious ballet school in the country. The girl has spent her life in the comfortable and supportive arms of her mother, but moving away to chase her dreams has created a whirling sense of loss, abandonment and misunderstanding between them. For a moment, she begins to understand the pain that a mother endures when their child moves away. It’s tough to let a beloved one go, isn’t it?
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Miru Kim Writers: Miru Kim Producer: University of Surrey Animation: Miru Kim, Anouska Lee, Phraeo Sakoltanarak Music: Jasper Sullivan Sound: John Duckett, Thomas McLaughlin
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Better Late

Country: Brazil Year: 2021 Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
While traveling by car in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Carlos suffers a fatal accident. Now as a ghost, he starts regretting the things he didn't do in life, and he doesn’t want to depart to the afterlife yet. However, Death is already waiting with other plans in mind for him - which might not be so bad after all.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Alunos Estúdio Escola de Animação Producer: Estúdio Escola de Animação Animation: Akanni de Oliveira Garcia, Ana Trindade, Beatriz Crato, Éllen Medeiros, Erick Gonçalves, Helena Vilar, Isabela Cesar, Kauane Castro, Keila Sultanum, Milena Batalha, Rebek, Renata Pinheiro, René Ferrari, Thadeu Augusto Rocha Music: Felipe dos Santos, Leo Brasil

In Case the Body Exults

Country: France Year: 2021 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
On a movie set, Johann, a young camera operator, shoots a rape scene. Even though he is friends with the actress, he became more an actor of this decadent system than a witness.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Florian Genthial Writers: Florian Genthial Producer: Atelier de Sèvres Animation: Melina Ienco, Faustine Merle, Guillaume Pochez, Florian Genthial Music: Mael Bailly Sound: Florian Genthial, Victor Belin, Blaise Carpene)

Don't Drop the Goose

Country: South Africa Year: 2021 Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:

Joleen wakes up in her bed to discover that she is falling through the sky. Her mother - who is not phased - hands her a goose and shoves her off the bed. As she falls, objects from her life pass her by. She lands on a school desk and is accosted by her old schoolteacher. Joleen continues to tumble in free fall before seeing a gaggle of geese flying by. After a moment of realization, she reluctantly releases the goose and allows it to soar free. Suddenly she is sitting up against a wall in her apartment. She sees a note from her mom which spurs her to get up and embrace the day.

Credits:
Animation Technique: 3D Computer Animation Director: Jurie Visagie Writers: Julia Coull Producer: The Animation School (PTY) Animation: Jurie Visagie Music: Robert Wallace

The Seine's Tears

Country: France Year: 2021 Duration: 9 mins.
Sinopsys:
17 October 1961. Algerian workers take the streets to protest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Puppets Director: Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur Writers: Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard Producer: Pôle 3D School Animation: Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur Music: Ibrahim Maalouf, Pierre-Antoine Naline, Luis Galceran

Migrating Birds

Country: Germany Year: 2021 Duration: 9 mins.
Sinopsys:

A gray evening in Düsseldorf. Birds pass over the noisy city. A young man seeks refuge in the “Fortuna” newsstand and drinks coffee to keep his exhaustion at bay, but nods off regardless. Flocks of birds follow him into his daydream, in which he tries to escape his isolation and sense of being trapped. He manages this for a moment by picturing an old friend until the traffic and noise of the city slowly catch up to him and he finds himself back at the newsstand.

“Migrating Birds” is an animated film using individual hand-painted frames done with oil paint. The style and traces of the analog production process remain permanently visible.

Credits:
Animation Technique: Painting Director: Felix Reinecker Writers: Felix Reinecker Producer: Academy of Media Arts Cologne Animation: Felix Reinecker Music: Felix Reinecker

Floating Memories

Country: South Korea Year: 2021 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
Transparent images overlap each other, appearing and disappearing to the music.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Cel Director: Se-young OK Writers: Se-young OK Producer: Korea National University of Arts Animation: Se-young OK

In the Middle of Nowhere

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
The stories of three people who struggle to fit in a society’s expectations built around gender binarism. A conversation trying to deconstruct the idea of gender as we know it and confronts the ideals that are imposed on each of us.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Sam Marques Writers: Sam Marques Producer: Lusófona Filmes Animation: Sam Marques

The Ducks

Country: Spain Year: 2021 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:

An excited Mari Carmen starts her first day of work in the International Sales Department of a company. However, not everything will turn out as expected. A duck appears on the balcony, and starts playing around with all of the woman's workmates, turning a day Mari Carmen hoped to start off on the right foot upside down.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Ángela Arregui Writers: Ana María Hernández Producer: UPV Animation: Ángela Arregui, Ana María Hernández, Javier Planels, Izan García, David Sancho Music: Jamaleonics

Night of the Living Dread

Country: United Kingdom Year: 2021 Duration: 10 mins.
Sinopsys:
When a power cut ruins Ruby's bedtime routine she finds herself haunted by embarrassing past versions of herself. The only way for Ruby to get a peaceful night of sleep is to confront her visitors and accept herself just as she is.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Puppets Director: Ida Melum Writers: Hannah Kelso & Laura Tunbridge Producer: National Film and Television School UK Animation: Rich Farris Music: Joseph Stevenson
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BusLine35A

Country: Denmark Duration: 6 mins.
Sinopsys:
One city bus, three passengers and a back seat scenario they fail to address.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 3D Computer, Drawing on paper Director: Elena Felici Writers: Elena Felici Producer: The Animation Workshop Animation: Erika Grace Strada Music: Thomas Richard Christensen, Uriel Kranot, Rasmus Bøgelund

Footbath

Country: France Year: 2021 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
Restoring the pool they used to go to, two children seem to be running away from a reality that will catch up to them soon.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Marionetas Director: Léa Pulini, Cléane Ambry Writers: Léa Pulini, Cléane Ambry Producer: EMCA Angoulême Animation: Léa Pulini, Cléane Ambry Music: Baptiste Molle

RIM

Country: Germany Year: 2022 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
The isolation of a character from his dystopian world and a fusion with a virtual world of television. While trying to purchase a key that promises escape from his dreary outside world and free his mind, the character loses touch with his outer world bit by bit and diffuses with a TV program.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Hagar Faibish Writers: Hagar Faibish Producer: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Animation: Hagar Faibish, Nadav Faibish Music: Marcus Sander

Lesser of Two Evils

Country: Hungary Year: 2021 Duration: 10 mins.
Sinopsys:
The Eastern-European mentality and relationships exposed through Attila Hazai’s pen. Raw and lifelike stories which turn into absurd scenes.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Máté Horesnyi Writers: Máté Horesnyi Producer: Budapest Metropolitan University Animation: Zoltán Koska, Nóra Magyari, Nikoletta Veress, Erika Riha, Máté Horesnyi, Károly Kása Papp

Mother

Country: India Year: 2021 Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
Mother is the story of a woman who is haunted by nightmares of her past and the possible future of her becoming the next village circumciser. When she is asked to take up the job and circumcise her daughter, she realizes she can't conform to the traditions and the customs of her community and that she must fight back.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Drawing on paper Director: Subarna D Writers: Subarna D Producer: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute Animation: Subarna D Music: Sayantan Ghosh

The Deceased

Country: Israel Year: 2021 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
Haim, an elderly man, is lying on his deathbed. His family members gather to say goodbye each in their own absurd way.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Marionetas Director: Avishai Simchovitch, Keren Or Zelingher Writers: Avishai Simchovitch, Keren Or Zelingher Producer: Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Animation: Avishai Simchovitch, Keren Or Zelingher, Vered Milson

Elephant in Castle

Country: Hong Kong Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
Elephant in Castle is a 2D digital animation created within the context of two strange years, 2019 and 2020. Stepping into a new decade, the world is coming to an unprecedented and critical moment in history. The film could be a reflection on contemporary political and social shifts conveyed by the artist's sentimental responses to the personal stories and the incidents that took place in Hong Kong. Topophilia, terms from Greek topos “place” and -philia, “love of”, means a “strong sense of place, which often becomes mixed with the sense of cultural identity”. People in a city might come from different places originally, but they all form their own paths of connectivity and responses to the places we inhabit, and even to the particular site that they pass through occasionally.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Drawing on paper Director: Florence Yuk Ki Lee Writers: Florence Yuk Ki Lee Producer: City University of Hong Kong Animation: Florence Yuk Ki Lee, Tina Bahraei Music: Just Bee

Paper Cut

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
"Paper Cut" is a stop motion film, directed by David Ramos, student of the School of Arts and Design, in Caldas da Rainha. This project presents animation through the use of cut-outs and explores several creative ways of using them, forming a visual composition that mimics the sound experience through illusion and metamorphosis.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Cut-outs, Objects Director: David Ramos Producer: ESAD.CR Animation: David Ramos

Befriend The Wind

Country: Czech Republic Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
Sometimes what we consider our enemy can become the means to something way better.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Aneta Paulíny Writers: Aneta Paulíny Producer: Tomas Bata University in Zlin Animation: Aneta Paulíny Music: Lukáš Pešek Sound: Lukáš Pešek

The Weight of it

Country: Spain Year: 2021 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
Maria has recently recovered from a mastectomy and breast implant due to breast cancer. Tonight as she gets ready for bed, she struggles to see her new body as something beautiful. But as she explores and rediscovers herself, she realizes her scars are a symbol of strength. With the support of her husband, she learns to love her new body.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Clay Director: Olivia Marie Valdez, Einar Soler Fernández, Sandra Afonso Rodríguez Writers: Olivia Marie Valdez, Einar Soler Fernández, Sandra Afonso Rodríguez Animation: Olivia Marie Valdez, Einar Soler Fernández, Sandra Afonso Rodríguez Music: Olivia Figueras Sánchez, Pablo Gámez Ferragut

Soft Animals

Country: United Kingdom Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
Two ex-lovers bump into each other at a train station.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Drawing on paper Director: Renee Zhan Writers: Renee Zhan Producer: National Film and Television School UK Animation: Renee Zhan

In Absentia

Country: Mexico Year: 2021 Duration: 9 mins.
Sinopsys:

Who knew him best? A seemingly lost poem on a note found in one of my grandfather’s old books triggers a magical journey through unreliable memories and half made up stories. An animated documentary portrait of my absent grandfather (a writer) through the charged objects he left behind, the stories of those who knew him, and the imagination of those who didn’t.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Adriana Monteforte Lahera Writers: Adriana Monteforte Lahera Producer: Royal Academy of Art Animation: Adriana Monteforte Lahera Music: Luis Solís

Tankboy

Country: Singapore Year: 2021 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
A young boy moves into a new town, when suddenly strange tears start to flow non-stop from his eyes. He devises a solution: a tank on his head. As the day goes by, he realises that the tank might not be as fool-proof as he thought.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D digital Animation Director: Novella Writers: Uma Bhojraj, Ng Hui Fong, Novella Producer: LASALLE College of the Arts Animation: Novella Music: Zack Kelly-Onett