Eastern and Central European Panorama III

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

Tori in Max / Tori and Max

Directed by: Peter Gaber
Short synopsis:

Just after the rain stops falling on a scene in nature, a frog and a snail have a humorous interaction.

Signs

Directed by: Dustin Rees
Short synopsis:

An electrician follows his nightly routine setting up signs in the city. He goes through life unnoticed and out of touch with the world, until he realises which signs he should be paying attention to.

Splet / Mreža / Web

Directed by: Nataša Glišović
Short synopsis:

A girl, dependent on social networks, falls into the world of the Internet and fights to get out.

Po Sylviejino / Podle Sylvie / Way of Sylvie

Directed by: Verica Pospíšilová Kordić
Short synopsis:

Sylvie’s life beats in the rhythm of responsibilities. And she is efficient, flawless, wonderful and - tired. A small accident happens and everything changes... or maybe not.

Letotik / Tikflight

Directed by: Josef Žárský
Short synopsis:

Creatures suitable to fly must paddle in rhythm of the metronome.

Millennium

Directed by: Daria Godyń
Short synopsis:

For centuries, man had suffered from anxiety about the new Millennium. It's New Year's Eve 1999 – "The end of the world" is approaching. Catastrophe, uncertainty and the thickening atmosphere of the millennium paranoia are the subjects that the animation deals with, following the conventions of crime and noir cinema.

Layers

Directed by: Mariel Buenfil
Short synopsis:

The Cold Guy tries to connect with people in a very unfriendly world.

Družina prstov / The Finger Family

Directed by: Anja Paternoster
Short synopsis:

Fingers are laughing. The ball flies. Teeth are lost and also family ties.

Mlečna restavracija / Pieno Baras / The Milkshake Bar

Directed by: Urtė Oettinger
Short synopsis:

Every day after school Mikas meets his best friends Sonata the squirrel and Gabriel the cat at the Milkshake Bar. Once they unexpectedly come across a photo of a bun-eating champion bear who looks an awful lot like Mikas. Perhaps that’s Mikas’ dad? The friends organise The Great Milkshake Bar Championship hoping to find the legendary champion.

Candy Can

Directed by: Anton Octavian
Short synopsis:

A vulnerable boy works very hard to escape from a stark reality. He surrounds himself by a world of toys and games but as the truth starts to emerge his refuge might turn out to be a trap.

Malfunction

Directed by: Ilgın Saçan
Short synopsis:

In a world where life forms are assembled on a production line, our so-called hero is struck by a dream as he catches a glimpse of the precedent character in an atomic instant of the production process. The dream starts with a first date and flourishes into raising children together. As the assembly of our character is finished, he is moved on, on the conveyor as all the others.

L

Directed by: Nikolaus Jantsch
Short synopsis:

This short animated film explores the relationship between visual and spoken worlds, when they unite, or when they take separate ways.

Correre

Directed by: Nicholas Bertini
Short synopsis:

Correre (To Run) is not only an action but it is also - and above all - a word. And to function as such it must be well written. Handwriting, letters, italics or capital letters are characteristic elements of the style of a run. To tell the truth, no one is forced to have a good handwriting, but perhaps it is the only way not to stumble on our own words.

Eastern and Central European Panorama III

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

Tori in Max / Tori and Max

Directed by: Peter Gaber
Short synopsis:

Just after the rain stops falling on a scene in nature, a frog and a snail have a humorous interaction.

Signs

Directed by: Dustin Rees
Short synopsis:

An electrician follows his nightly routine setting up signs in the city. He goes through life unnoticed and out of touch with the world, until he realises which signs he should be paying attention to.

Splet / Mreža / Web

Directed by: Nataša Glišović
Short synopsis:

A girl, dependent on social networks, falls into the world of the Internet and fights to get out.

Po Sylviejino / Podle Sylvie / Way of Sylvie

Directed by: Verica Pospíšilová Kordić
Short synopsis:

Sylvie’s life beats in the rhythm of responsibilities. And she is efficient, flawless, wonderful and - tired. A small accident happens and everything changes... or maybe not.

Letotik / Tikflight

Directed by: Josef Žárský
Short synopsis:

Creatures suitable to fly must paddle in rhythm of the metronome.

Millennium

Directed by: Daria Godyń
Short synopsis:

For centuries, man had suffered from anxiety about the new Millennium. It's New Year's Eve 1999 – "The end of the world" is approaching. Catastrophe, uncertainty and the thickening atmosphere of the millennium paranoia are the subjects that the animation deals with, following the conventions of crime and noir cinema.

Layers

Directed by: Mariel Buenfil
Short synopsis:

The Cold Guy tries to connect with people in a very unfriendly world.

Družina prstov / The Finger Family

Directed by: Anja Paternoster
Short synopsis:

Fingers are laughing. The ball flies. Teeth are lost and also family ties.

Short synopsis:

Every day after school Mikas meets his best friends Sonata the squirrel and Gabriel the cat at the Milkshake Bar. Once they unexpectedly come across a photo of a bun-eating champion bear who looks an awful lot like Mikas. Perhaps that’s Mikas’ dad? The friends organise The Great Milkshake Bar Championship hoping to find the legendary champion.

Candy Can

Directed by: Anton Octavian
Short synopsis:

A vulnerable boy works very hard to escape from a stark reality. He surrounds himself by a world of toys and games but as the truth starts to emerge his refuge might turn out to be a trap.

Malfunction

Directed by: Ilgın Saçan
Short synopsis:

In a world where life forms are assembled on a production line, our so-called hero is struck by a dream as he catches a glimpse of the precedent character in an atomic instant of the production process. The dream starts with a first date and flourishes into raising children together. As the assembly of our character is finished, he is moved on, on the conveyor as all the others.

L

Directed by: Nikolaus Jantsch
Short synopsis:

This short animated film explores the relationship between visual and spoken worlds, when they unite, or when they take separate ways.

Correre

Directed by: Nicholas Bertini
Short synopsis:

Correre (To Run) is not only an action but it is also - and above all - a word. And to function as such it must be well written. Handwriting, letters, italics or capital letters are characteristic elements of the style of a run. To tell the truth, no one is forced to have a good handwriting, but perhaps it is the only way not to stumble on our own words.