Monstra Festival

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Schools 3-5
Schools 6-9
Schools 10-14
Family Program I
Family Program II
Baby Monstra
United Kingdom, 2019, 3′

MOKA

Director: Valeria Weerasinghe
Writer: Valeria Weerasinghe

Amongst the clutter of a second-hand shop, lonely and discarded Moka impatiently waits for another shot. A perfectly-brewed tale of purpose, appreciation and surprises.

Spain, 2019, 6′

NARCOBOT

Director: Ana Genís
Writer: Ana Genís
Production: María Larín

A metaphor between the artistic obsolescence of the storyteller, Martí, and the programmed obsolescence of technology.

Sweden, 2019, 2′

SPACE YOGHURT - THE MOUSTACHE

Director: Maria Avramova
Writer: Maria Avramova
Production: Christer Hägglund

Something strange falls down from the sky. What could it be?! It looks like an eyebrow, or a butterfly or a moustache.

Russia, 2018, 3′

SPLYUSHKA

Director: Ruslan Sinkevich
Writer: Mariya Kostukevich

The little owl-splyushka really wants to sleep during the day, but she cannot sleep well because of her noisy neighbors.

Latvia, 2018, 8′

SECRETS OF PARIS

Director: Janis Cimmermanis
Writer: Maris Putninsh

When the light suddenly goes off in Paris, the portrait of Mona Liza disappears from the darkened Louvre Museum.

Poland, 2019, 3′

'KRECIA ROBOTA'

Director: Magda Pilecka
Writer: Magda Pilecka
Production: Michał Błeszyński

Germany, 2019, 4′

IN MY BATHTUB I’M THE CAPTAIN IN COMMAND

Director: Meike Fehre
Writer: Meike Fehre , Sabine Dully
Production: Meike Fehre , Sabine Dully , Nina Paysen

Grandpa Günter and his grandson Charlie love to sing. While singing, Grandpa Günter forgets everything around him as the bathtub is filling with water.

Cyprus, 2019, 3′

THE ICE CREAM MAN

Director: Katerina Pantela
Production: George Hadjipieris

The Ice Cream Man is about what he represents. It is a film about the moments that gave us immense pleasure as children despite and because of their simplicity.

Schools 3-5
United Kingdom, 2019, 4′

BOOBA: BALL

Director: Mikhail Milotvorsky
Writer: Amina Alieva, Olga Granovskaya
Production: Nikolay Okorokov, Vitaly Prokhorov, Dakeshi, Konstantin Kobzev, Vladimir Egorov, Olivier Bernard, Vl Zhumanov

Booba tries to catch a ball that suddenly appears in a family house.

Bulgaria, 2019, 8′

PAPER KITE

Director: Assia Kovanova
Writer: Hristo Ganev
Music: Petar Dundakov
Sound Design: Vladislav Boyadjiev
Animator: Apostol Stoyanov
Production: Koulev Film Production
Distribution Company: Koulev Film Production

Two children make a paper kite. It plays a very important part in the future.

Switzerland, France, 2019, 7′

THE LAST DAY OF AUTUMN

Director: Marjolaine Perreten
Writer: Marjolaine Perreten
Music: Yan Volsy
Sound Design: Jonathan Vanneste
Editing: Marjolaine Perreten, Zoltan Horvath
Animator: Marjolaine Perreten, Marion Fredembach
Production: Nadasy film (CH), Les films du Nord (FR)
Distribution Company: Interfilm, Berlin

Forest animals collect abandoned bike parts.

Germany, 2018, 4′

ELEPHANT

Director: Julia Ocker
Writer: Julia Ocker
Music: Christian Heck
Sound Design: Christian Heck
Animator: Ina Gabriel
Production: Studio FILM BILDER GmbH
Distribution Company: Studio FILM BILDER GmbH

The elephant is sad and his trunk tries to cheer him up. That‘s a pretty tough task.

United Kingdom, 2018, 6′

THE PENGUIN WHO COULDN'T SWIM

Director: Tom Rourke
Writer: Tom Rourke, Tom Wallace
Production: Tom Wallace

A disabled Penguin who lives on a rocky island feels isolated from the rest of her colony.

Czech Republic, 2019, 2′

BEARING

Director: Daniela Hýbnerová
Writer: Daniela Hýbnerová
Production: FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

A baby bear gets lost to its mother bear and tries to get back to her.
 

 

Schools 6-9
France, Switzerland, 2018, 9′

A TIGER WITH NO STRIPES

Director: Raul ‘Robin’ Morales Reyes
Writer: Raul ‘Robin’ Morales Reyes
Music: YeP (Yan Volsy, Pablo Pico)
Sound Design: Yan Volsy
Editing: Herve Guichard
Animator: Marc Robinet, Pierre Bouvier, Morten Riisberg Hansen
Production: Folimage / Nadasdy Film

A little tiger decides to take a long journey in search of his stripes.

Austria, 2019, 4′

CAPYDENT

Director: Ana Caric, Marita Joy Kogelmann, Stefanie Wittholm
Writer: Marita Joy Kogelmann
Production: Ana Caric, Marita Joy Kogelmann, Stefanie Wittholm

Two dentists are in conflict with each other because of their differences but learn to overcome them.

Belarus, 2018, 5′

GNOMES

Director: Roman Burmakov
Writer: Roman Burmakov
Production: National film studio Belarusfilm, Tatiana Golohova

A cat breaks a boy's favorite toy. The little gnomes who live in his house decide to fix it.

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, 2019, 13′

THE KITE

Director: Martin Smatana
Writer: Martin Smatana
Music: Aliaksander Yasinski
Sound Design: Viera Marinová
Cinematographer: Lucie Navrátilová
Animator: Martin Smatana, Martyna Koleniec, Łukasz Grynda, Matouš Valchař, Stanisław Szostak, Piotr Chmielewski
Production: Peter Badač

The Kite deals with the issue of death, but it does so in a simple metaphorical and symbolic way, through the relationship between the little boy and his grandpa.

United Kingdom, 2019, 4′

CATS CAN’T SWIM

Director: HaiLing Morgan
Writer: HaiLing Morgan
Music: Luke Franc
Sound Design: Adam Woodhams
Cinematographer: Chris Burt
Animator: Clarisse Ramos, Callum Brettell, Robin Neylan-Francis, Bethany Powell, Katherine Owens
Production: Georgina Baker

In an anthropomorphic world, a young cat boy wants to win his school swimming contest with the support of his mum.

Ireland, 2018, 7′

THE BIRD & THE WHALE

Director: Carol Freeman
Writer: Carol Freeman
Music: Chris McLoughlin
Sound Design: Chris McLoughlin
Animator: Eimhin McNamara
Production: Paper Panther Productions
Distribution Company: Paper Panther Productions

A young whale and a songbird struggle to survive together, lost at sea.

Schools 10-14
Latvia, 2019, 11′

LONDON HOLIDAYS

Director: Janis Cimmermanis
Writer: Maris Putnins
Music: Martins Brauns
Sound Design: Anrijs Krenbergs
Cinematographer: Evalds Lacis
Production: Maris Putnins

London's Big Ben breaks down and the "rescue team" rushes to fix it. However, when it comes time to ring, the solution found is a great surprise to the Queen of England...

Germany, 2019, 7′

FIVE

Director: Peter Kaboth
Writer: Peter Kaboth
Music: Ludwig Goetz, Karsten Scheunemann
Sound Design: Alexander Weuffen
Animator: Albert Radl, Peter Kaboth
Production: Peter Kaboth

A nursery rhyme about a community in which everything runs according to fixed rules. As two members dare to break out of the structures, the community gets out of hand.

Moldova, 2019, 8′

WINGS

Director: Dmitri Voloshin
Writer: Dmitri Voloshin, Sergiu Chirillov, Anastasia Berzoy
Music: Elias Tadeus
Sound Design: Elias Tadeus
Animator: Alexandr Pihut, Sergiu Badragan, Valentin Nacu, Eugene Izmailov, Iurie Cecoi, Evghenii Cernisev, Lesya Kunitkaia
Production: Simpals

ARIPI is an exciting adventure about an astronaut forgotten in orbit.

Portugal, 2019, 10′

SO BUT NOT SO

Director: Pedro Brito
Writer: Pedro Brito
Music: Carlos Ramos
Sound Design: Carlos Ramos, Miguel Raposo Lim
Editing: Luís Canau
Animator: Pedro Brito
Production: Animanostra - Cinema, Audiovisual e Multimédia
Distribution Company: Animanostra - Cinema, Audiovisual e Multimédia

Encouraged by his father, a boy sets out on the adventure of meeting his neighbors.

Austria, 2019, 10′

SHAUL AND IVAN

Director: Rebecca Akoun
Writer: Rebecca Akoun
Music: Muamer Budimlic
Sound Design: Lukas Wiltschko
Animator: Rebecca Akoun
Production: Rebecca Akoun
Distribution Company: Rebecca Akoun

In a small village, Shaul sings while Ivan dances happily around a table with other villagers.

France, 2018, 8′

NO GRAVITY

Director: Charline Parisot, Jérémy Cissé, Fioretta Caterina Cosmidis, Flore Allier-Estrada, Maud Lemaître-Blan Abraham
Writer: Charline Parisot
Music: Arslan Elbar
Sound Design: Arslan Elbar, Kamal Ouazene
Editing: Charline Parisot
Animator: Ludovic Abraham, Maud Lemaître-Blanchart, Charline Parisot
Production: Supinfocom Rubika

An astronaut comes back to earth and tries to fit in again.

Family Program I
Germany, 2019, 7′

THE VERY HAIRY ALPHABET

Director: Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez
Writer: Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez, Marius Kirsten, Martin Lickleder
Production: Laura Messner

Nitso is a big yellow monster, who wants to learn the alphabet. He also likes to eat a lot. He is so voracious, that he even eats his ABC Book!

Hungary, 2019, 2′

PROVERBS - EPISODE 1

Director: Bela Weisz
Writer: Bela Weisz
Production: Ferenc Mikulas

According to this episode, someone who gets lost in the details often fails to see what is essential.

Norway, 2019, 7′

LITTLE GREY WOLFY: SUMMER PARTY

Director: Natalia Malykhina
Writer: Natalia Malykhina
Production: Natalia Malykhina

Summer is here - short nights and full moon. And Little Grey Wolfy’s birthday is soon!

Germany, 2019, 7′

CAT LAKE CITY

Director: Antje Heyn
Music: Peer Kleinschmidt
Sound Design: Sebastian Reuter
Animator: Alexander Isert , Ted Newiss

Percy Cat is looking forward to a relaxing day in Cat Lake City – the cat’s vacation paradise. But the place is not as expected. Not even the spot on the towel is as safe as he thought…
 

France, Belgium, 2019, 13′

SO HIGH UP

Director: Martina Svojikova
Writer: Wouter Van Haver
Music: Niels Verheest
Sound Design: Frederik Van de Moortel
Editing: Frits Standaert
Animator: Martina Svojikova
Production: Les Films du Nord / La Boîte,... Productions
Distribution Company: Les Films du Nord

A bad-tempered squirrel does not seem ready to accept the family of giraffes in the forest.

United Kingdom, 2019, 3′

SATURDAY CLUB

Director: John McDaid, Robin Davey
Writer: Colm Tobin, Aidan O Donovan
Production: Ellen Solberg, Fionnuala Deane

The story follows the adventures of four friends – Tian, Jo, Suzie and Jamie – who meet in a play den each Saturday to discuss their week.

, 0, 7′

GRIZZY AND THE LEMMINGS - GOOD BEAR, BAD BEAR

Director: Victor Moulin
Writer: Antoine Rodelet, Josselin Charier, Victor Moulin
Production: Antoine Rodelet, Josselin Charier

As soon as the Forest Ranger is away, Grizzy feels it’s only natural that the Ranger Station becomes his territory. And no other animal dares to contest this privilege. Except for the Lemmings... 

United States, 2019, 4′

WHY Z?

Director: Asher Horowitz
Writer: Asher Horowitz
Music: Paul Michael Cardon
Sound Design: Paul Michael Cardon
Animator: Asher Horowitz
Production: School of Visual Arts
Distribution Company: School of Visual Arts

why z? follows the story of z, a lonely and shy letter stuck at the end of the alphabet.

Taiwan, 2018, 4′

MY LITTLE BOYS - COUCH

Director: Jack Shih
Writer: Jack Shih
Production: May Su

After discovering a dented hole on the surface of the aged couch, the little boy, along with his dog Donnie, plans a secret space exploration and transformed the sofa into a super spaceship.

Canada, 2019, 1′

BLUE AND CURT

Director: Jesse Cote
Writer: Jesse Cote
Music: Wes Swales
Sound Design: Wes Swales
Animator: Jesse Cote
Distribution: Jesters Animation

A stubborn little monster named Curt receives some advice from a clever little bird named Blue.

Bulgaria, 2019, 8′

PAPER KITE

Director: Assia Kovanova
Writer: Hristo Ganev
Music: Petar Dundakov
Sound Design: Vladislav Boyadjiev
Animator: Apostol Stoyanov
Production: Koulev Film Production
Distribution Company: Koulev Film Production

Two children make a paper kite. It plays a very important part in the future.

Family Program II
United Kingdom, 2019, 3′

RAINBOW STORIES

Director: Adam Bailey
Writer: Adam Bailey, David Chikwe
Production: Jon Rennie, Ellen Solberg, Miki Chojnacka

Rainbow Stories was created for Pride and each animated short was designed to help kids learn about different types of families and encourage acceptance.

Romania, 2019, 3′

BOING BOING

Director: George Dorobantu
Writer: George Dorobantu
Music: Rafael Krux
Sound Design: George Dorobantu
Animator: George Dorobantu
Production: Keep Movieng
Distribution Company: Keep Movieng

A feisty little ball trying to escape the confinement of a big square.

Greece, 2019, 4′

BITTERSWEET LOVE: THE MUSICAL

Director: Petros Papadopoulos
Writer: Petros Papadopoulos
Production: Petros Papadopoulos

Humorous animation based on the everyday life of a couple! Exaggerated emotions and Intensity. Love, anger, disappointment, failure and love again!

Croatia, Serbia, 2019, 6′

FLORIGAMI

Director: Iva Ćirić
Writer: Iva Ćirić
Music: Andrea Martignoni, Amos Cappuccio
Sound Design: Andrea Martignoni, Amos Cappuccio
Editing: Ivor Ivezić, Iva Ćirić
Animator: Iva Ćirić, Ira Bulić, Mia Murat
Production: Draško Ivezić (Adriatic Animation), Milan Milosavljević (Akademski filmski centar DKSG)
Distribution Company: MIYU Distribution, France

A lonely white flower grows, surrounded by other plants, struggles every day to survive.

Germany, 2019, 2′

MR. ANGRY EYE AND THE BUMP

Director: Agnieszka Jurek
Writer: Agnieszka Jurek
Music: Carsten Aschmann
Sound Design: Carsten Aschmann
Editing: Agnieszka Jurek
Animator: Agnieszka Jurek
Production: smiling line productions
Distribution Company: Agnieszka Jurek

About the luck of running into a wall.

Belgium, 2018, 7′

PLAYMOBIL GENERATION

Director: Thomas Leclercq
Writer: Thomas Leclercq
Production: Vincent Gilot

A young boy loses his brand new toy in the bush of the playground. He would like to get it back but his friends warn him : no one ever came back from there.

United Kingdom, 2019, 4′

SEEKING REFUGE

Director: Poppy Anemogiannis
Writer: Poppy Anemogiannis
Production: Poppy Anemogiannis

A true story based in a Greek refugee camp about a girl who discovers an animation workshop run by volunteers.

Ghana, 2019, 4′

THE LEGEND OF BABABONGO

Director: Selorm Dogoe
Writer: Selorm Dogoe

When the world’s greatest superhero scores a date with his dream girl and the forces of evil threaten to destroy the world, he must choose between saving the world or taking his one chance at true love.

Hong Kong SAR China, 2018, 3′

SCHRODINGER'S CAT - INTERGALACTIC SUPER SPY

Director: Thariq Amir
Writer: Thariq Amir
Production: Thariq Amir

What do you get when the greatest spy kitty in the known universe, an emu with a touch of megalomania and a pair of kiwis cross paths?

France, Switzerland, 2018, 13′

HOME SWEET HOME

Director: Chaitane Conversat
Writer: Chaitane Conversat, Pierre-Luc Granjon
Music: Patricia Dallio
Sound Design: Loic Burkhardt
Editing: Herve Guichard
Animator: Marjolaine Parot
Production: Folimage / JMH & FILO Films

An old lady accumulates boxes filled with memories and invents stories for her granddaughter.

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, 2019, 13′

THE KITE

Director: Martin Smatana
Writer: Martin Smatana
Music: Aliaksander Yasinski
Sound Design: Viera Marinová
Cinematographer: Lucie Navrátilová
Animator: Martin Smatana, Martyna Koleniec, Łukasz Grynda, Matouš Valchař, Stanisław Szostak, Piotr Chmielewski
Production: Peter Badač

The Kite deals with the issue of death, but it does so in a simple metaphorical and symbolic way, through the relationship between the little boy and his grandpa.