The story revolves around a cormorant, the symbol of being split between two worlds. Just as people can live between two worlds, so can the cormorant, who is a bird living the life of a fish. Such life is not impossible, but the cormorant still has to surface to get some air and to dry its wings.
Italy, 2019, dcp, 6:38
The rise in sea level is now unstoppable. A fox, already with his feet soaking, frantically studies the way to save himself from the effects of global warming. From the writings of Charles Darwin he will understand that he must undergo a process of “reverse evolution”.
An office-working dog loses his job due to anger problems. To get his life back on track, he must entrust his problems into the incapable hands of an oddball life coach, whose unorthodox methods don’t do much to put a handle on the dog’s seething rage. As things begin to seem hopeless, the dog discovers an unforeseen strength in his anger and learns to use it for his own benefit.
Two codebreakers from warring countries cross paths and begin a furious code-based rivalry, but then quickly develop a deeper connection.
Ciklo is a newly born creature, innocent and having no bad experience. With his propeller, he lands on an unknown planet. But his journey soon becomes unsettling and dangerous. The polluted environment brimming with loud machines scares him out of his wits. Despite the coloured propeller, his worldview turns black. Planet Earth is not his home.
Croatia, 2019, dcp, 5:40
A newcomer is beginning to settle in a little town with six other neighbours. Vegetation is scarce, but each neighbour is trying to grow their own tree. The new stranger plants her tree and takes care of it until it grows to be the biggest in their little village.
Division tells the story of a man who left part of himself. It talks about longing and the need for closeness.
Estonia, 2019, dcp, 4:26
A futuristic tale about the material world, the film tells the story of a clerk who is responsible for putting objects coming from a pipe onto a shelf. The clerk is used to his routine and happy with his work in a white box. He has no desire for a better life or questions about his mission or existence. Until one day a stranger knocks on his door.
Two people, strangers at first, decide to dive into the adventure of being together. For what feels like one tiny moment, their lives are fully synchronized. They develop a beautiful relationship, while happily dancing & searching for each other's attention. But shortly after that, the communication between them starts to fall apart.
Nothing is constant but change. All existence is a perpetual flux of being and becoming (Ernst Haeckel).
Croatia, 2019, dcp, 4:36
Smile is formed with the aim of questioning the universal understanding of love. The author explores this topic by relating the phenomenon of love to the phenomenon of a rigid form of consumerist society, which is at last presented through the lens of the laws of nature.
Human skin is a leather cover for the interior. We will leave our covers just like abandoned coats in wardrobe.
This is the story about the way from a little cube of sugar to the huge planet Earth as a metaphor for the way from a small thing to a big one.
Combing is a meditative act leading to contemplation and introspection. It is an animated self-portrait sculpted in motion and time about memory and relationship with the other. Hair becomes a symbolic thread that connects the past and the present, memories and the current father – daughter relationship.
An astronaut awakens in an abandoned cave of a strange planet. An interstellar vagabond, so to say. A light path leads him to the surface, where he looks at his compass and heads for his spaceship. He keeps glancing back, treading nervously, looking afraid. He has been chased by a creature for a long time, and his only way to break free is to escape this curious planet.
A girl wakes up to a creature glaring at her. She follows it and accidentally rips off its tail. A colourful flower grows from it. The creature then eats the flower and begins its transformation into a giant colourful beast. The girl looks in awe as the beast begins to beep. The girl wakes up only to realize it was all a waking dream.
A stop-motion film about youth, unconcerned childhood and the power of a child's imagination.
A brief encounter with a golden snake leads to an explosive beginning.
Croatia, 2019, dcp, 3:32
Singing skeletons dream about breaking free from their geometric formation, and taking a swim in the great, big, blue sea. They march out of their red prison to the rhythm of a power riff, but are met with hordes of angry spiders. The creatures battle on the sea surface, turning into a battle of dancing shapes and colours.
During an average, innocent adventure in the afternoon with his friends, the main character crosses his own borders, breaks his own moral rules, because of self-inspiration and the spirit of the team.