Best of the World II

A selection of best animated shorts that have emerged as jury and audience favourites at this year’s festivals worldwide.

Empty Places

Directed by: Geoffroy de Crécy
Short synopsis:

Empty Places is an ode to the melancholy of machines.

Chloé Van Herzeele

Directed by: Anne-Sophie Girault, Clémence Bouchereau
Short synopsis:

Chloé, an old lady, organizes screenings in an underground space. She shows a journalist her galleries where her collection of film reels is stored. Through the descent, we dive with her in her altered world.

Polka-dot Boy

Directed by: Sarina Nihei
Short synopsis:

A boy has suffered from a polka-dot disease on his arms for as long he can remember. Through some peculiar events, he discovers a hidden connection between the disease and a religious group.

Homeless Home

Directed by: Alberto Vázquez
Short synopsis:

A small community of lost souls lives on an island. A soldier of fortune returns home, only to find that evil seems to have prevailed. But there’s hope amid the hardship. Everybody ends up going back to their roots, even if it seems they’ve lost them.

Friends

Directed by: Florian Grolig
Short synopsis:

The ‘small’ one is, well, small, and the ‘big’ one definitely very very big. They are friends.

Lesni otrok in skrita gozdna mati / Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother

Directed by: Stephen Irwin
Short synopsis:

In the thick of the forest, the hunter casually exterminates fauna and flora, until he comes across a creature impossible to kill. The strange being will drag him into a vortex of metamorphosis, destruction and creation, towards a new identity.

Altötting

Directed by: Andreas Hykade
Short synopsis:

You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting.

Best of the World II

A selection of best animated shorts that have emerged as jury and audience favourites at this year’s festivals worldwide.

Empty Places

Directed by: Geoffroy de Crécy
Short synopsis:

Empty Places is an ode to the melancholy of machines.

Chloé Van Herzeele

Directed by: Anne-Sophie Girault, Clémence Bouchereau
Short synopsis:

Chloé, an old lady, organizes screenings in an underground space. She shows a journalist her galleries where her collection of film reels is stored. Through the descent, we dive with her in her altered world.

Polka-dot Boy

Directed by: Sarina Nihei
Short synopsis:

A boy has suffered from a polka-dot disease on his arms for as long he can remember. Through some peculiar events, he discovers a hidden connection between the disease and a religious group.

Homeless Home

Directed by: Alberto Vázquez
Short synopsis:

A small community of lost souls lives on an island. A soldier of fortune returns home, only to find that evil seems to have prevailed. But there’s hope amid the hardship. Everybody ends up going back to their roots, even if it seems they’ve lost them.

Friends

Directed by: Florian Grolig
Short synopsis:

The ‘small’ one is, well, small, and the ‘big’ one definitely very very big. They are friends.

Short synopsis:

In the thick of the forest, the hunter casually exterminates fauna and flora, until he comes across a creature impossible to kill. The strange being will drag him into a vortex of metamorphosis, destruction and creation, towards a new identity.

Altötting

Directed by: Andreas Hykade
Short synopsis:

You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting.