European Young Talents Competition
Patchwork is the story of Loly, a 60-year-old woman who needs a liver transplant. The story is told by the donor who gave his/her liver to her. How many organ transplants does it take to stop being yourself and become someone else?
Every Saturday, it’s the same routine: vans arrive in the town square and customers flood the marketplace.
Switzerland, 2018, dcp, 6:33
Eva is a young woman about to leave her home to start her life as an adult in the city. Determined, she is waiting at the bus stop. But torn between her memories, hopes and fears, she starts to doubt herself.
An animation about a frequent problem, insomnia. In the process of making it, the author’s aim was to create an animation that focuses on the emotional experience of insomnia through visual elements.
Czech Republic, 2019, dcp, 14:44
In a hospital room, Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share with her Father her experience with an injured bird. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace have stretched across many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a windowpane breaks under the impact of a little bird.
A black and white film from the surroundings of hotel Kladno, in which time seems to have stopped, offers a poetic view at a functionalist building with empty halls, dusty parapets behind lace curtains and at the only person lost in this beautiful place.
A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings. A young woman recounts her experience with abortion.
A human soul leaves the dead body and sets off on a journey through the post-mortem world.
We all have a different rhythm. Back and Forth is a dance about individual rhythms that go together, seem to clash or just stay separate.
Croatia, 2019, dcp, 6:17
Misplaced Memories is a classic puppet-animated short film about a humanoid rabbit who lives alone in a cabin, trying to fight his “evil” side by extracting his memories into little bottles, so that he can take control over himself, and stop that side from doing harmful things that he ends up regretting.
Switzerland, 2019, dcp, 4:25
Anita has been suffering under the tyranny of the professors at the animal research clinic for years. When she meets the pig Sirius, she realizes that she has to take her fate into her own hands.
On an everyday train journey quite unlike any other, a not-so-casual observer goes to extreme lengths to avoid other passengers, a giant baby runs away from his parents, a romantic woman starts an ill-fated relationship with a cuckoo, and a naïve boy discovers that some problems can’t be fixed by pictures of unicorns.