Eastern and Central European Panorama I

Animated shorts from Central and Eastern Europe that demonstrate good technical skills and show artistic potential.

Kadilka / Smoker’s Delight

Directed by: Ana Prebil
Short synopsis:

“A smoke break” that takes us on a colourful journey of metamorphosis.

Plitva žila / Плитка Вена / Shallow Vein

Directed by: Joana Aleksandrova
Short synopsis:

A man is on a mysterious journey through the vein of his beloved one and while he witnesses her inner world, he experiences his deepest dreams and longings. The film is based on the poem “Shallow Vein” by Marin Bodakov and it is part of the animated poetry collection Mark and Verse.

Thou Art Thyself

Directed by: Rajat Sharma
Short synopsis:

The animation film explores the narrator's crisis of existence triggered by their migration through geopolitical imaginations in valid and invalid ways. We journey through the narrator's imagination as they try to find a ground to create their identity through bureaucratic deductions.

I’ll Call You Later

Directed by: Maria Scutaru
Short synopsis:

What does “later” mean to you or to your parents? Time has different definitions and implies diverse expectations; sometimes, there is a thin line between a comparative and a superlative.

Suženj / Sužanj / Thrall

Directed by: Igor Đurić
Short synopsis:

An unknown object appears on a secluded island. Its owner gains the power to have his wishes fulfilled. But, at a great cost.

Z obliko / Oblikom / With the Shape

Directed by: Nemanja Vučenović
Short synopsis:

A lonely man lives in a world under one tree. Everything looks perfect until an unusual event makes him eager to change his world. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” ― Epictetus

Ritem padanja / Ритамот на падот / The Rhythm of the Fall

Directed by: Gjorgji Mitrevski
Short synopsis:

The film focuses on the nature of gender relations. At the beginning we will see the depiction of falling in love, ecstasy and flight that comes out of harnessing the ideal of love. It then depicts the inevitable fall caused by the clash of character traits, and finally it shows the possibility, or rather, necessity of resurrection.

Arkadia

Directed by: Angel Andreevski
Short synopsis:

In a world of freedom decay, and power abuse, a new order has taken over. All living beings are contaminated by greed and pride. Everything becomes neglected, desolated, and rotten. Men of power rule, loot, and collect riches in their homes, protected by their own law executioners and loot collectors. When a war breaks out, it is finally revealed who is on top of the chain.

Poslednji dan / Последният ден / The Last Day

Directed by: Dalibor Rajninger
Short synopsis:

A woman burdened with memories of the past days and frustrated by the absence of loved ones seeks tranquillity in the confused world around her. The film is based on the poem “The Last Day” by Maria Doneva and it is part of the animation poetry collection Mark and Verse.

Kačica / Змијулче (Zmijulče) / Snakelet

Directed by: Kristina Gacova, Krste Gospodinovski, Zharko Ivanov
Short synopsis:

Disappointed by the society and the whole world around him, a broken man decides to leave civilization and live in the wilderness. In the forest he makes an unexpected new friend.

Obžalovanje / Žal / Regrets

Directed by: Tamara Majkić
Short synopsis:

A white-haired woman walks on a mountain collecting stones and every stone she picks up makes her cry. While her bag is becoming heavier, we learn that an ocean has been made out of her tears, threatening to drown her.

Svetloba in sence / Svetlost i senke / Lights & Shadows

Directed by: Rastko Ćirić
Short synopsis:

A shadow-theatre performance about a man who sold his shadow to the devil. The devil offers three eternal human desires: passion, power and knowledge. The main characters are two hands of one person. A hand without a shadow is not a man anymore, but only a hand, and a shadow without a hand is nothing but illusion.

Kaj sem ravnokar pogledal/a? / What Did I Just Watch?

Directed by: Kazimir Plesničar
Short synopsis:

A boy reads a spell book and gets sucked into a surreal dream.

Monster

Directed by: Vesela Jotseva
Short synopsis:

A little girl lives in the constant fear of the dark shadow that is haunting her. This fear overwhelms her consciousness and determines her way of life. She will have to choose whether to spend her life in captivity of the fear, or to stand tall, confront, and try to defeat it.

Eastern and Central European Panorama I

Animated shorts from Central and Eastern Europe that demonstrate good technical skills and show artistic potential.

Kadilka / Smoker’s Delight

Directed by: Ana Prebil
Short synopsis:

“A smoke break” that takes us on a colourful journey of metamorphosis.

Short synopsis:

A man is on a mysterious journey through the vein of his beloved one and while he witnesses her inner world, he experiences his deepest dreams and longings. The film is based on the poem “Shallow Vein” by Marin Bodakov and it is part of the animated poetry collection Mark and Verse.

Thou Art Thyself

Directed by: Rajat Sharma
Short synopsis:

The animation film explores the narrator's crisis of existence triggered by their migration through geopolitical imaginations in valid and invalid ways. We journey through the narrator's imagination as they try to find a ground to create their identity through bureaucratic deductions.

I’ll Call You Later

Directed by: Maria Scutaru
Short synopsis:

What does “later” mean to you or to your parents? Time has different definitions and implies diverse expectations; sometimes, there is a thin line between a comparative and a superlative.

Suženj / Sužanj / Thrall

Directed by: Igor Đurić
Short synopsis:

An unknown object appears on a secluded island. Its owner gains the power to have his wishes fulfilled. But, at a great cost.

Z obliko / Oblikom / With the Shape

Directed by: Nemanja Vučenović
Short synopsis:

A lonely man lives in a world under one tree. Everything looks perfect until an unusual event makes him eager to change his world. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” ― Epictetus

Short synopsis:

The film focuses on the nature of gender relations. At the beginning we will see the depiction of falling in love, ecstasy and flight that comes out of harnessing the ideal of love. It then depicts the inevitable fall caused by the clash of character traits, and finally it shows the possibility, or rather, necessity of resurrection.

Arkadia

Directed by: Angel Andreevski
Short synopsis:

In a world of freedom decay, and power abuse, a new order has taken over. All living beings are contaminated by greed and pride. Everything becomes neglected, desolated, and rotten. Men of power rule, loot, and collect riches in their homes, protected by their own law executioners and loot collectors. When a war breaks out, it is finally revealed who is on top of the chain.

Short synopsis:

A woman burdened with memories of the past days and frustrated by the absence of loved ones seeks tranquillity in the confused world around her. The film is based on the poem “The Last Day” by Maria Doneva and it is part of the animation poetry collection Mark and Verse.

Kačica / Змијулче (Zmijulče) / Snakelet

Directed by: Kristina Gacova, Krste Gospodinovski, Zharko Ivanov
Short synopsis:

Disappointed by the society and the whole world around him, a broken man decides to leave civilization and live in the wilderness. In the forest he makes an unexpected new friend.

Obžalovanje / Žal / Regrets

Directed by: Tamara Majkić
Short synopsis:

A white-haired woman walks on a mountain collecting stones and every stone she picks up makes her cry. While her bag is becoming heavier, we learn that an ocean has been made out of her tears, threatening to drown her.

Short synopsis:

A shadow-theatre performance about a man who sold his shadow to the devil. The devil offers three eternal human desires: passion, power and knowledge. The main characters are two hands of one person. A hand without a shadow is not a man anymore, but only a hand, and a shadow without a hand is nothing but illusion.

Short synopsis:

A boy reads a spell book and gets sucked into a surreal dream.

Monster

Directed by: Vesela Jotseva
Short synopsis:

A little girl lives in the constant fear of the dark shadow that is haunting her. This fear overwhelms her consciousness and determines her way of life. She will have to choose whether to spend her life in captivity of the fear, or to stand tall, confront, and try to defeat it.