MONSTRA Festival

Supershorts

Supershorts

Supershorts
Supershorts

Final Deathtination

Country: United States Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:

A suicidal man encounters Death, a travel agent, to find the best place to die. They go on a world tour together.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 3D Computer Animation Director: Marika Tamura Writers: Marika Tamura Producer: Ringling College of Art & Design Animation: Marika Tamura

Dino Bone

Country: United States Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
After seeing a suggestive fossil of two dinosaurs "getting it on", an anxious father tells his curious son a series of little white lies to avoid having "The Talk".
Credits:
Animation Technique: 3D Computer Animation Director: Jordan Power, Sam Durkin Producer: Ringling College of Art and Design Music: Esin Aydingoz Sound: Audiobrew

Rawr Rawr Land

Country: United States Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
Amidst the end of the world, one dinosaur wants to take shelter, and another wants to dance the night away…
Credits:
Animation Technique: 3D Computer Animation Director: Antonio Montilla Producer: Ringling College of Art & Design Music: Kevin Temmer

Pink

Country: China Year: 2021 Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
This animation tells the story of a girl's encounter in a patriarchal society: the unpleasant experience of gender awareness from the girl's first menstrual period, the lack of love and security from a young age, the domestic violence she suffers in her marriage and, finally, the extreme way she chooses to fight it. The story revolves around the general social environment and the protagonist's own misfortunes.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Yi Han Writers: Yi Han Producer: Yi Han Animation: Yi Han

Dear Brother

Country: Taiwan Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
A little brother receives a letter from his sister. The pages were filled with his sister's confessions to him, such as the pain, anger, regret and love she had buried deep in her heart.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Wei-Chi Fang Writers: Wei-Chi Fang Animation: Wei-Chi Fang Music: Wen Hsing Wang

Sensory

Country: United Kingdom Year: 2021 Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:

An animated short about sensory memories, about how our body remembers what our mind doesn't want to, and, in ways, can't.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Alicia Frøy Johnsen Writers: Alicia Frøy Johnsen Producer: University for the Creative Arts UK Animation: Alicia Frøy Johnsen Music: Møbius

Consent

Country: Belgium Year: 2021 Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
Slip between the sheets with two characters who reveal that consent is not only necessary but also sexy. They explore each other in an intimate sequence of call and response, with desire, trust and pleasure playing the leading role.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Amber Vallance Writers: Amber Vallance Producer: The Academy for Visual Arts, Ghent Animation: Amber Vallance

Sync

Country: United States Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
Three strangers on an airplane have an unexpected experience mid-air.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D & 3D Computer Animation Director: Gunner Studio Producer: Gunner Studio Animation: Handel Eugene, Nick Forshee, Rachel Reid, Collin Leix, Kristen Rhee, Fraser Littlejohn, Ian Sigmon, Jay Quercia, Sarah Abbott Music: Ambrose Yu

The Prejudiced Hierarchist

Country: Netherlands Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
For a long time, humanity has separated itself from the animals. But the more scientists know about non-human beings, the more they see similarities with humans. This short movie makes a start in breaking down humans' hierarchical ideas about other animals, using real-life examples.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Conform Cox Producer: St. Joost School of Art & Design Animation: Conform Cox Music: Madhara

Onliest

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
In a reality where the common goal is to find one’s freedom, lives a peculiar man who is yet to fulfill that wish. He feels trapped, despite having flight as his biggest ambition.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Laura Equi, Laura Pires, Marta Ribeiro Producer: Universidade do Algarve Animation: Laura Equi, Laura Pires, Marta Ribeiro

Lessons in the Kitchen

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
Being lost in translation is one of the hardest parts about living in another country. While living abroad, I started recording some conversations my roommates had as they too struggled with learning a new language.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Mariana Guerreiro Ferreira Writers: Mariana Ferreira Animation: Cláudia Redondo, Mariana Ferreira Music: Lluís Romani, Javier Pajuelo

Nothing of This Life

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:

“Nothing of this Life” is born from the hunger of learning how to work in the stop motion universe with the hunger of representing something so traditional and Portuguese such as the typical Pastel de Nata. A short film that demonstrates all the steps of the Pastel's recipe, metaphorizing the ingredients into Portugal's national elements: a cinnamon stick becomes a Portuguese guitar, a fine lemon zest becomes a filigree Heart of Viana.

Credits:
Animation Technique: Photography Director: Cláudia Gomes, Ricardo Soares Writers: Cláudia Gomes, Ricardo Soares Animation: Cláudia Gomes, Ricardo Soares

Ouch!

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A funny autobiographical film that portrays a health problem regarding dysfunctional knees.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Carolina Nunes Producer: Lusófona Filmes Animation: Carolina Nunes

The Lost Frisbee

Country: Spain Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
A little girl and her goat are playing with a Frisbee when It accidentally gets stuck to a tree. She asks her dad for help, and dad will try anything to get his little girl's Frisbee back!
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Miguel Galván, María Pareja Writers: Miguel Galván, María Pareja Producer: Centro Universitario de Tecnología Y Arte Digital Animation: Marcos Llorens, Álvaro Castellanos, Ana Fernández, Amaia Malalana, Darío Domínguez, María Vidal, Carla Sánchez, Antonio García Music: Pablo P. García

Donna Bella

Country: Slovakia Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
She feels dirty. Bella wakes up, showers, shaves her legs and when she looks into the mirror the only thing there is her tired, aging face. You can wash clothes to get rid of the dirt but you cannot do the same with your souls. Or can you?
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Emma Virág Csuport Writers: Diana Dzurillová Producer: The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava Animation: Emma Virág Csuport Music: Gustav Vida

WYH

Country: Germany Year: 2021 Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
The pandemic in a nutshell.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Drawing on paper Director: Florian Grolig Writers: Florian Grolig Producer: SMPL Films Animation: Florian Grolig Music: Thomas Hoehl

The Screening

Country: France Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A solitary projector creates life through a movie screening.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Hippolyte Cupillard Writers: Hippolyte Cupillard Animation: Hippolyte Cupillard Music: Frank Gérard, DJ Sentiment

The Comet

Country: Poland Year: 2021 Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
The quiet life of two characters changes as a strange comet is speeding towards the Earth… A short animated film created in traditional technique by using salt, animated under camera.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Sand Director: Bogna Idkowiak Writers: Bogna Idkowiak Producer: University of Arts in Poznań Animation: Bogna Idkowiak

Da Humbug

Country: United Kingdom Year: 2020 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A heartwarming tale about a grumpy old man who dislikes Christmas, but receives an unexpected gift that opens his eyes to the true importance of this festive period.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Johnny Schumann Producer: Flickerpix Animation: Johnny Schumann Music: Johnny Schumann

Big Crunch

Country: Hungary Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
Big Crunch is a completely spontaneous, freely associative visual mindfuck. Morphs and zooms fuse the various situations into a single, continuous scene. The action takes part in our future – or our past. Addictive, intense sci-fi-ish scenes build onto each other, accompanied by a somewhat dark soundscape. Fun characters and spaces, changing physical states and mythological symbols meet in a surreal sci-fi world.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Júlia Farkas Producer: Adultswim Smalls Animation: Júlia Farkas

Gray Matters

Country: Egypt Year: 2021 Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
Gray Matters is a stop-motion animated short film that highlights fascinating aspects of the human brain in a fun, illustrated, educational, and sarcastic tone.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Puppets Director: Mariam Khodeir, Andrea Quintero Writers: Mariam Khodeir Producer: Mariam Khodeir Animation: Andrea Quintero

Rubic's Cube

Country: Czech Republic Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
Everybody has problems to solve. What happens, though, if the problems get bigger and bigger?
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Kristina Romanova Writers: Kristina Romanova Producer: Ladislav Sutnar's Faculty of Design and Art Animation: Kristina Romanova

Weekday Night

Country: Canada Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:

An animated short made up of drawn observations evoking feelings of exaltation, humor and intimacy inherent to slumber parties.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: Drawing on paper Director: Rachel Samson Writers: Rachel Samson Producer: CCA Animation: Rachel Samson Music: Noak Blottière

For the Throne

Country: Australia Year: 2020 Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:

Amongst an army of alien soldiers, a lone warrior arrives to gift an important package to her alien King.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 3D Computer Animation Director: Adam Wong Writers: Adam Wong Producer: Swinburne University Film and Animation Animation: Loise Sota, Beau Begent Music: Matthew Zagame, David Fesliyan

The Laundry

Country: Singapore Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:

An old woman finds memories of her younger days while doing the laundry.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: Cut-outs Director: Tzu Ting Liu Writers: Tzu Ting Liu Producer: Nanyang Technological University Animation: Tzu Ting Liu

Jabberwocky

Country: Netherlands Year: 2020 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A brave boy goes hunting for the Jabberwock despite the warning of the old man. When the monster is beaten, it still looks like the story will end badly. Jabberwocky is a poem filled with nonsense words that don't mean anything but, miraculously, you understand exactly what the story is about.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Sjaak Rood Writers: Lewis Carroll Producer: TED Animation: Sjaak Rood Music: Mark Nieuwenhuis

Pub Under the Sun

Country: Poland Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
A hand drawn animation about what happened in the Pub Under The Sun when the sun went down.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Zuzanna Michalska Producer: University of Arts in Poznań Animation: Zuzanna Michalska

The Odd Hour

Country: Czech Republic Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
"The Odd Hour" is an experimentation with space, objects and an overhead projector. It is the first animated adaptation of the poem by Ewald Murrer, member of the Wernisch family, consisting of three generations of respected Czech poets. The film will be part of an animated triptych that ties the torn-apart relationship between each one of these generations.
Credits:
Animation Technique: Painting on glass, overhead projector Director: Michaela Dušková Writers: Michaela Dušková Producer: The Ladislav Sutnar's Faculty of Design and Art Animation: Michaela Dušková

Warmth

Country: United States Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:

A story about daily encounters between a passerby and a homeless person in the streets of Los Angeles. It explores the empathy and human connections that are often overlooked.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation, Puppets Director: Nathania Zaini Writers: Randolph Zaini Animation: Nathania Zaini Music: Gabe Burch

Blossom

Country: Netherlands Year: 2021 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
Dive into the world of crawling creatures which have a big impact on your surroundings. Blossom is an ode to the small workers that shape our world.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Laura Zoon Writers: Laura Zoon Producer: Master Institute of Visual Cultures NL Animation: Laura Zoon Music: Shm0o0o

Inertness

Country: Poland Year: 2021 Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
An animation drawn in black and white that, in its understated form, shows the story of a day filled with unfortunate events.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Jakub Krzyszpin Producer: ZSP Katowice Animation: Jakub Krzyszpin

Veini, viina, veidi

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

What kind of fantasies are occupying your mind when you're stuck in a long queue and it's 6 minutes before store's closing time, but you really-really crave the bottle in your hands?

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Anna Semjonova Writers: Anna Semjonova Producer: Estonian Academy of Arts Animation: Anna Semjonova Music: Aleksandr Gurjev

A Body

Country: Italy Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
There are many definitions one can give to the word “body”. This short film is not just about human bodies, but also animal bodies, fruiting bodies, celestial bodies, metaphorical bodies. A voice over, saying puns, drives us through the life of many of those bodies and their common destiny.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Milena Tipaldo Writers: Milena Tipaldo Producer: Cinemazero, FMK Music: Enrico Ascoli

Crazy Tea Party

Country: Russia Year: 2021 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:
The film is dedicated to the school of animation Pietermultart.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation, Rotoscoping Director: Oksana Bronevitckaia, Andrey Bahurin, Sashka Veselov, Kirill Vorontcov, Katya Miloslavskaya, Julia Franke, Anna Dostoevskaya, Elena Alfa-Tcentavrovna, Natasha Danilevskaya, Ksenia Vasileva, Natasha Vorotnikova, Natasha Gavrilova, Anton Karmanov, Ashot Mefodin, Shura Maksimova, Kira Petuhova Animation: Oksana Bronevitckaia, Andrey Bahurin, Sashka Veselov, Kirill Vorontcov, Katya Miloslavskaya, Julia Franke, Anna Dostoevskaya, Elena Alfa-Tcentavrovna, Natasha Danilevskaya, Ksenia Vasileva, Natasha Vorotnikova, Natasha Gavrilova, Anton Karmanov, Ashot Mefodin, Shura Maksimova, Kira Petuhova Music: Takao Seto

Little Clouds

Country: Russia Year: 2020 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:

A musical fantasy based on Vladimir Mayakovsky's poem. Everything changes in our life like the shape of the clouds.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation, Objects Director: Liza Skvortsova Producer: Soyuzmultfilm Animation: Liza Skvortsova Music: Mark Skvortsov

Damn It!

Country: Germany Year: 2021 Duration: 1 mins.
Sinopsys:
The ancient struggle between good and evil.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Elena Walf Producer: Studio FILM BILDER GmbH Animation: Elena Walf Music: Peter Phillips

Left and Right

Country: Portugal Year: 2022 Duration: 2 mins.
Sinopsys:

Two ears that are tired of living perked up in a cat’s head.

Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Catarina Lobo, Cátia Barradas, Dinis Figueira, Filipe Quaresma, Gustavo Caetano, Mariana Soares, Max Oliveira, Pedro Dâmaso, Sebastião Lacerda Producer: ETIC Animation: Catarina Lobo, Cátia Barradas, Dinis Figueira, Filipe Quaresma, Gustavo Caetano, Mariana Soares, Max Oliveira, Pedro Dâmaso, Sebastião Lacerda Music: Nico Tricot