Monstra Festival

Supershorts

Supershorts

Supershorts
Supershorts
Film Crew in Quarantine
Country: Lithuania , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
The curious routines of film set people killing time in quarantine.    
Credits:
Director: Robertas Nevecka Production: Robertas Nevecka Music: Simonas Jončys Sound Design: Simonas Jončys Animator: Robertas Nevecka
Pluma, in quarantine
Country: Argentina , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
What we do in the quarantine?    
Credits:
Director: Ruben F. Stremiz Writer: Ruben F. Stremiz Production: Ruben F. Stremiz
Cows Come Home
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2019 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
Cows Come Home is a short film that entertains with its visually unique and experimental approach. It has a fast-paced animation style, along with a simplistic punchline plot. The unique style consists of 2D animation being merged with a hand built tangible set, creating a world you feel you can touch. The process of making this film was challenging, yet very rewarding, since the crew had to merge two mediums they had never combined before. Alongside this, they built a real set which was a first-time experience for the crew. The film’s one minute time restraint could have also been a hindrance. Nevertheless, they turned this limit into the driving force behind their idea. Each stage of the development and production was a steep but rewarding learning curve. The Director and creators had a vision that only trial error would let them achieve and they were willing to learn many new skills, as well as tackle many new creative and technical challenges, to make their film a reality. Who’d have thought making a miniature set would be such a massive challenge?
Credits:
Director: Joe Sutherland Music: Tim Bentley Animator: Joe Sutherland
Melted
Country: United States , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A macabre girl laments about the inevitability of death afterbeing given a melting cartoon character popsicle.
Credits:
Director: Nikki Chapman Writer: Nikki Chapman Production: Ringling College of Art and Design
Doomsday Princess
Country: United States , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
As the only human survivor of a radioactive apocalypse, acheerful young woman sings her way through life, planning a teaparty where she hopes she can finally find friendship.
Credits:
Director: Alyssa Ragni
Judgment
Country: United States , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
In recent years, there are increasing news about people committing suicide because of depression, and cyberbullying is one of the reasons contributing to depression. Every person on the internet is wearing a mask, hiding behind their monitors to comment on anything they want without paying for their actions. So this story is about the main character is suffering from cyberbullying and trying to escape from his nightmare.  
Credits:
Director: Yifan Sun
Not a Robot
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
A robot tries to break into a human facility, and is asked a security question...    
Credits:
Director: George Summers
Behind The Scenes
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
Fjord, a battle-hardened hunter, prepares for his most glorious fight yet - the client.    
Credits:
Director: Emily Shordon, Amy L. Wright, Daniel Ravanelli, Patrick Paguio, Elliott Holland-Crouch
Coffee
Country: Poland , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
A history of a trivial coffee.    
Credits:
Director: Zuzanna Heller Writer: Zuzanna Heller Production: Zuzanna Heller
De Berde
Country: Sweden , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A story about people of flesh and blood, torn apart by illusions named border, nations and race.    
Credits:
Director: Star Bazancir Writer: Star Bazancir Production: Star Bazancir Music: Piltan Gündogan Sound Design: Anders Carlqvist
Blue Monday
Country: Poland , Year: 0 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
Monday afternoon, everything is drowning in rain and melancholy. The woman in a red coat doesn’t seem to fit in with the world around her. While riding on a bus stuck in a traffic jam, she dreams of escaping the routine rhythm of the city.    
Credits:
Director: Katarzyna Orłowska Production: University of the Arts Poznan Music: Kacper Krupa
Grandma's pancakes
Country: Lithuania, Czech Republic , Year: 2019 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
It’s a film about a grandmother desperately waiting for a visit.    
Credits:
Director: Vykintas Labanauskas, Dominyka Adomaitytė Writer: Vykintas Labanauskas, Dominyka Adomaitytė Production: Vykintas Labanauskas
Let's grow up!
Country: Poland , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
Everyone is equal!    
Credits:
Director: Magdalena Pilecka Writer: Magdalena Pilecka Production: Magdalena Pilecka
Ékdúō
Country: Portugal , Year: 2019 , Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
It is said that the best pleasures in life come from overcomed fears. But what do we have to do to strip off the most unreasonable ones?    
Credits:
Director: Matilde Camacho, Filipa Fernandes
Finding a Way
Country: Italy , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
Scientific research is a tortuous path made of discussion and sharing, although frequently solitary. It appears as an overwhelming experience: a splendid and cruel destiny like the illusion of grabbing what is perpetually escaping."Trovare una via" (Finding a way) is an animated short film about research activity: approaching reality through a systematic and creative method, observing the world we are immersed in to understand and learn about it.
Credits:
Director: Gianpaolo Di Costanzo
Millionaire
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2019 , Duration: 0 mins.
Sinopsys:
Would you like to be a millionaire? This question is answered by a young girl.This short animation was made during the first year at the Royal College of Art.
Credits:
Director: Magda Kreps
The little boy
Country: Belgium , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
A poetic picture for an old english nursery rhyme.    
Credits:
Director: Jezaja Uten Writer: Jezaja Uten Production: Jezaja Uten
Then Freedom
Country: Portugal , Year: 0 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
The animation "Then Liberty" was conceived for the celebrations of 25 April 2020, which, given the current context of the pandemic, intends to use virtual means to mark the anniversary. The video made in stop motion, consists of two key moments, the first being representative of the oppression exerted by the dictatorship before the 25th of April, in which the colors are faded / darkened in an approximation to black and white, and, the second moment, it represents Freedom with manifestations of joy, celebrations and carnations, where colors gain intensity. Symbolic characters were used, such as the "Shoe of the Censorship" and the "Baton of Oppression" in the first moment and, in the second moment, the "MFA Tank" and the "Dove of Liberty". We watched the narrative unfold, guided by the main character, "Red Girl", which is transversal to both moments. The conclusion comes with an allegory of freedom personified by the dove.
Credits:
Director: Carla Pacheco, Inês Nunes, Jorge Pires, Paulo Meireles, Sara Santos
Mother
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2019 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
A short film about cooking dinner and cooking children.    
Credits:
Director: Liza Malyan
Water
Country: Spain , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
The water journey and our problems with it. A sand animation film.
Credits:
Director: Cesar Diaz Melendez Writer: Cesar Diaz Melendez Production: Cesar Diaz Melendez Music: Cesar Diaz Melendez Animator: Cesar Diaz Melendez
Abstract Animals
Country: Macedonia , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
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Sex Moves
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
Sex is weird (and fun!)A young man walks around London asking strangers for sex advice.Premiered with Cartoon Brew, featured on Creative Review, Stash Media and LBBOnline.
Credits:
Director: Alexander Bernas Production: Duncan Gaman, Theo Cassels Music: Lindsay Wright Sound Design: Sashko Potter Micevski Animator: Matthias Cuciniello, Ala Nunu, Chiara Sgatti
SINN
Country: Austria , Year: 2019 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
This animation is a picture of a personal understanding of the identity. That sometimes we do not know who our true selves are. Being female or male does not make our identity. Our identity is our understanding of our environment and how we reflect it. But do we all have the ability to know our true selves? Do we all have the power to show our true identities? Without fear of being judged or excluded from society. If we dare to face ourselves, there is no escape for others but to believe us.
Credits:
Director: Maryam Sehhat Writer: Maryam Sehhat Production: Maryam Sehhat
Vertebrae
Country: Italy , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
The attempt to explain and perceive beauty.    
Credits:
Director: Martino Prendini
The World is Thirsty
Country: Spain , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
This short film is looking to raise awareness within the population. Everything we consume depends on water.    
Credits:
Director: Isabel de la Torre Writer: Isabel de la Torre Production: Isabel de la Torre
Internal / External
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 0 , Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL is the result of a process-led approach to animation exploring the stream of consciousness and an endeavor to externalise the internal. This film was informed by a series of free-writing pieces which explored the anxiety, trauma and compulsion that so often stay stuck inside a person. Each part of this film was hand-drawn frame-by-frame with no planning or storyboarding, as an attempt at following a train of thought rather than directly conveying a narrative.    
Credits:
Director: Beth Madeley Sound Design: Ray Gibson
The Sailors
Country: France , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
The Sailors, with its tagline “You will never be lost again”, wasdirected by the MegaComputeur collective. The film showcases a fishing crew, and a mother and her daughter on a small fishing boat being brutally shaken by a violent storm. The metaphor tells of the upheavals that a diagnosis of such an illness can cause in patients and their families: the loss of reference points, isolation, lack of understanding, and fear…
Credits:
Director: Megacomputeur Production: Marc Bodin-Joyeux, Marion Vermogen Music: Pablo Alfaya
Foto Time
Country: Singapore , Year: 0 , Duration: 0 mins.
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Director: Renee Chua
Jam Tomorrow
Country: Spain , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
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Ghiatto
Country: Italy , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
Ghiatto" is a very short film about a cat struggles against its own laziness and weight to reach the much-needed meal.
Credits:
Director: Croco Pie Studio Writer: Luca De Benedictis Production: Croco Pie Studio Animator: Giacomo Carruolo, Luca De Benedictis, Antonio Palladino
Quarantine Chorus
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
A small Italian town learns the spirit of cooperation during the Corona Lockdown.  
Credits:
Director: Edoardo Sartori Writer: Maria Tequila Mason Production: Nickoel Izharudin
Peng the saviour
Country: Germany , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
Jochen, Manni, Siggi, Mimsl, Luger, Hilde, Mama und Peng went.S.th. complex happens. Roadtrip with coffee and cake.One part of a series called "Wishlessly bumpy"
Credits:
Director: Stefan Vogt Writer: Stefan Vogt Production: Stefan Vogt
101 Utilizations Pour Un Pénis Coupé
Country: Portugal , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A phallic fantasia.
Credits:
Director: Dan Murphy Writer: Dan Murphy Production: Dan Murphy
My Dream, My Taste
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2020 , Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
What does it mean to live a good life? This elegant, meditative animation – narrated by Yale University’s Miroslav Volf – asks this crucial question as we follow a young woman who, as she pursues her dreams, risks becoming detached from the world around her.
Credits:
Director: Emily Downe Production: The Sacred Podcast Music: Jan Willem de With Sound Design: Jan Willem de With
abat-jour
Country: France , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A couple of shade lamps discover love between light and shadow.    
Credits:
Director: Theo Gremillet Writer: Theo Gremillet Production: Theo Gremillet
The man who never saw the rain
Country: Spain , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
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Rocket Girl from Outer Space
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2019 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
Rocket Girl conquers new grounds, but she is not alone.    
Credits:
Director: Luciano A. Muñoz Sessarego
Quail
Country: United States , Year: 2019 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
A film about the inherent difficulties of becoming a quail.    
Credits:
Director: Grant Kolton Production: Grant Kolton
Shame
Country: Spain, United Kingdom , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
Shame is an animated documentary about abuse in Spanish catholic schools from the 60s, based on my father’s experience.    
Credits:
Director: Paz del Carre de la Portilla Writer: Paz del Carre de la Portilla Production: Paz del Carre de la Portilla
Honk
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A man receives a parcel that grows into quite the adventure.    
Credits:
Director: Nick Crimmen, Sam Shaw Writer: Sam Shaw, Nick Crimmen Production: Nick Crimmen, Sam Shaw
Super Generic
Country: United States , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A character model sheet tries to change himself after getting critique from an instructor saying that he was “super generic”.
Credits:
Director: Di Lu Writer: Di Lu Production: Ringling College of Art and Design
Black Snot & Golden Squares
Country: Germany , Year: 2020 , Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
A little something for the worried souls.    
Credits:
Director: Irina Rubina Production: Irina Rubina Sound Design: Luis Schöffend Editing: Viktor Stickel Animator: Alexander Sharapov, Sofiia Melnik, Ruslan Gavrilov
The Infinite
Country: Italy , Year: 2020 , Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
Animation inspired by the poem "The Infinite" by Giacomo Leopardi.    
Credits:
Director: Simone Massi Writer: Simone Massi Production: Recanati City Council, La punta della lingua, cultural association, Simone Massi