MONSTRA Festival



Do Not Feed The Pigeons

Country: UNITED KINGDOM Year: 2021 Duration: 9 mins.
It’s 2 am in a sad coach station like any other. A collection of tired and lonely travellers are waiting for the last coach. Somehow, in that cold and depressing place, the resident pigeons manage to create a magical connection between them for a beautiful instant.
Direction: Antonin Niclass
Production: Jordi Morera
Animation: Ollie Griffiths, Shirel Lebovich
Music: Fabio Amurri
Sound: Joe De-vine

Where I live

Country: AUSTRIA Year: 2022 Duration: 11 mins.
In Where I Live, Susi Jirkuff traces a person’s sudden descent, not only narratively, but also visually, image by image. Right at the start, the protagonist says, “I’ve been living one floor below since yesterday.” But no one around her reacts to this extraordinary situation. In Jirkuff’s animation, based on a story by Ilse Aichinger (1921–2016), the parts of the house develop a life of their own. Along with the handrail and the wallpaper, even the white drawing surfaces are affected: Jirkuff’s charcoal strokes and the coal dust from Aichinger’s text, color them gray (after all, coal is stored in the cellar where the narrating voice ultimately ends up).
Direction: Susi Jirkuff
Writers: Susi Jirkuff
Animation: Susi Jirkuff
Sound: Michael Schreiber
Distribution: sixpackfilm

The Breath

Country: IRELAND Year: 1967 Duration: 4 mins.
Three minutes and fifty nine seconds of a bunch of things breathing real nice and good.
Direction: Jimmy Murakami


Country: SPAIN Year: 2022 Duration: 5 mins.
An abstract videoart exploring the evanescent nature of colours, textures and shapes. The ever-evolving music underscores the evanescence of the image.
Direction: Blas Payri

Somewhere Down the Line

Country: IRELAND Year: 2014 Duration: 11 mins.
A man's life, loves and losses are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car.
Direction: Julien Regnard

You Are…

Country: FRANCE Year: 2023 Duration: 3 mins.
Two pebbles meet in an unreal landscape and form a moving friendship. They walk together until they become one.
Direction: Mohammad Babakoohi
Writers: freely inspired by Pierrette Sartin’s poem “You Are…”
Production: Delphine Maury
Animation: Mohammad Babakoohi
Music: Julien Divisia
Sound: Julien Divisia
Distribution: Annabel Sebag

Late Afternoon

Country: IRELAND Year: 2017 Duration: 9 mins.
An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.
Direction: Louise Bagnall
Writers: Louise Bagnall
Production: Núria González Blanco
Animation: Anita Gaughan, Sandra Andersen, Geoff King, Andrzej Radka, Mathilde Vachet, Sílvia Vicente Barris, Mireia López Ivern, Matthew Margerison, Santiago López Jover, Javier Peces, Beth Witchalls, Graeme Lee, Jesús Parada Lamas, Szymon Kuran
Music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Sound: Shane O’Toole, Barry Reid

Para saber que te quiero

Country: HUNGARY, ARGENTINA Year: 2022 Duration: 3 mins.
There are many pieces of art about the love between parents and children but there are very few that talk about the relationship between parents and adopted children. Caticuénticos, the Argentine band once again chose a taboo and composed a chakarera to sing about this love full of hope.
Direction: Katalin Egely
Writers: Katalin Egely
Animation: Katalin Egely
Music: Canticuénticos
Sound: Canticuénticos
Distribution: Katalin Egely


Country: GERMANY Year: 2023 Duration: 5 mins.
For small children the world is full of mystery and unknown and they need the help of a wiser being to navigate the challenges of every-day life. Or maybe it is the adults who, in the company of children, rediscover the magic in everyday life?
Direction: Veronica Solomon
Writers: Veronica Solomon
Production: Veronica Solomon
Animation: Veronica Solomon
Music: Marius Kirsten
Sound: Luis Schöffend
Distribution: Wait A Second! Gbr

Ledge-end of Phil

Country: IRELAND Year: 2014 Duration: 6 mins.
Stuck outside looking in, Phil is forced to face the world he has been ignoring. Now he must take a leap of faith or be trapped forever!
Direction: Paul Ó Muiris
Writers: Paul Ó Muiris
Production: Pearse Cullinane, Paul Young
Animation: Pearse Cullinane

There’s a Monster in My Kitchen

Country: IRELAND Year: 2020 Duration: 2 mins.
There's a Monster in my Kitchen is an animated short film that tells the story of a young boy who learns of the heartbreaking reality of rampant deforestation in places like the Amazon from Jag-wah the jaguar.
Direction: Tomm Moore, Fabian Erlinghäuser