Eastern and Central European Panorama V

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

Napaka v sistemu / Bład systemu / System Error

Directed by: Piotr Kaźmierczak
Short synopsis:

A standardized society lives in a standardized world – everything follows the same rhythm, works like clockwork. Occasionally, there are mismatched units, "errors of perfect system", which are quickly eliminated, thrown into "waste". And these system errors are starting to work.

Above Things

Directed by: Ina Nikolova
Short synopsis:

An ironic journey through the life recaps of a man devoured by his own melancholy and apathy, designing everything in the foreseeable and unimaginable future, while inaction is turning his life into disappointment, emotional crash and premature ending. The film is based on the poem “Above Things” by Stefan Ikoga and is part of the animation poetry collection Mark and Verse.

Naravni pojav / Esistere Naturalmente / Existing in Nature

Directed by: Margherita Giusti n
Short synopsis:

Inspired by the sequential hermaphroditism that occurs in many species of fish, the film addresses the transgender theme as a natural consequence of the quest for identity.

Ciganske zgodbe: Zefir in Rebeka / Cigánymesék: Zefír és Rebeka / Gypsy Tales: Zephyr and Rebecca

Directed by: Eszter Szoboszlay
Short synopsis:

The film interweaves fairy tales and elements of Roma culture to create a love story with a distinctive tone. Rebeka, the daughter of a rich merchant, falls in love with Zephyr, the son of the King of the Winds, who resembles her in every way. Can she win his heart using beauty, money, and force?

B.o.p.

Directed by: Ladislav Jambor, Lukáš Ďurica
Short synopsis:

A short story about a robot who missed a bus with his teddy bear.

Nevidno / Invizibilii / Invisible

Directed by: 4inaroom
Short synopsis:

At home in her apartment, a young woman is caught in events and thoughts put unwillingly into motion. Experiences of past and present reshape the tender balance of her life, as the space reveals its mysteries and unsolved riddles. When does one feel at home with oneself?

Hopus

Directed by: Lucie Kokoliová
Short synopsis:

This short film shows the final match of the Jumping Championship of anthropomorphic characters. It follows individual candidates until the finale itself, when an unexpected twist happens.

Ergot

Directed by: Mariela Schöffmann
Short synopsis:

Immediately after she takes the pill, the drug starts to work. The intoxication pushes her into the vortex of mycotic visions and takes her on a trip that sets everything in motion. Ecstatic feelings flare and grow into desire, which burns unsatisfied. In the end, there is an unspeakable thirst.

Mock-heroic

Directed by: Hanna Margolis
Short synopsis:

An animated black comedy lined with eroticism. It shows paradoxically comic destruction of the degenerated, surreal world of playing cards characters – kings, queens and jacks. Unfortunately, we can't expect a happy ending when the action is led by the joker and his bizarre bird.

Kadar zmanjka prostora, moraš drugam / Kui Kitsas On, Tuleb Liikuda / If There Is No Space, You Got to Move

Directed by: Terje Henk
Short synopsis:

In Cabo Verde, on the island of Boa Vista there is a small desert, just 5 km long. Wind has brought over the ocean only the finest sand from the Sahara, Africa. Nothing is there, only thoughts in your head that don't fit in. Not all chickens can fit in the oven. If there is no space, you got to move.

Zdravjetvorci / Zdravotvorci / Healthmakers

Directed by: Sara Jurić
Short synopsis:

A little girl paints weird looking creatures, “HealthMakers”, which enter the human body through its feet. Feet resemble a crusty, dirty, old factory and the main task of these creatures is to clean up the clutter inside the feet so that the girl’s dad can start a new workday with well-rested feet.

Wormholes

Directed by: Felix Weisz
Short synopsis:

Worm Employee K is working happily for a finance corporation. Suddenly he receives an e-mail saying he is fired. As he goes into the basement to collect his stuff, he hears a very odd noise coming from the ventilation shaft. He has nothing to lose, so he decides to crawl into it. What he discovers there, blows his mind and changes his life forever.

Eastern and Central European Panorama V

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

Napaka v sistemu / Bład systemu / System Error

Directed by: Piotr Kaźmierczak
Short synopsis:

A standardized society lives in a standardized world – everything follows the same rhythm, works like clockwork. Occasionally, there are mismatched units, "errors of perfect system", which are quickly eliminated, thrown into "waste". And these system errors are starting to work.

Above Things

Directed by: Ina Nikolova
Short synopsis:

An ironic journey through the life recaps of a man devoured by his own melancholy and apathy, designing everything in the foreseeable and unimaginable future, while inaction is turning his life into disappointment, emotional crash and premature ending. The film is based on the poem “Above Things” by Stefan Ikoga and is part of the animation poetry collection Mark and Verse.

Short synopsis:

Inspired by the sequential hermaphroditism that occurs in many species of fish, the film addresses the transgender theme as a natural consequence of the quest for identity.

Short synopsis:

The film interweaves fairy tales and elements of Roma culture to create a love story with a distinctive tone. Rebeka, the daughter of a rich merchant, falls in love with Zephyr, the son of the King of the Winds, who resembles her in every way. Can she win his heart using beauty, money, and force?

B.o.p.

Directed by: Ladislav Jambor, Lukáš Ďurica
Short synopsis:

A short story about a robot who missed a bus with his teddy bear.

Nevidno / Invizibilii / Invisible

Directed by: 4inaroom
Short synopsis:

At home in her apartment, a young woman is caught in events and thoughts put unwillingly into motion. Experiences of past and present reshape the tender balance of her life, as the space reveals its mysteries and unsolved riddles. When does one feel at home with oneself?

Hopus

Directed by: Lucie Kokoliová
Short synopsis:

This short film shows the final match of the Jumping Championship of anthropomorphic characters. It follows individual candidates until the finale itself, when an unexpected twist happens.

Ergot

Directed by: Mariela Schöffmann
Short synopsis:

Immediately after she takes the pill, the drug starts to work. The intoxication pushes her into the vortex of mycotic visions and takes her on a trip that sets everything in motion. Ecstatic feelings flare and grow into desire, which burns unsatisfied. In the end, there is an unspeakable thirst.

Mock-heroic

Directed by: Hanna Margolis
Short synopsis:

An animated black comedy lined with eroticism. It shows paradoxically comic destruction of the degenerated, surreal world of playing cards characters – kings, queens and jacks. Unfortunately, we can't expect a happy ending when the action is led by the joker and his bizarre bird.

Short synopsis:

In Cabo Verde, on the island of Boa Vista there is a small desert, just 5 km long. Wind has brought over the ocean only the finest sand from the Sahara, Africa. Nothing is there, only thoughts in your head that don't fit in. Not all chickens can fit in the oven. If there is no space, you got to move.

Short synopsis:

A little girl paints weird looking creatures, “HealthMakers”, which enter the human body through its feet. Feet resemble a crusty, dirty, old factory and the main task of these creatures is to clean up the clutter inside the feet so that the girl’s dad can start a new workday with well-rested feet.

Wormholes

Directed by: Felix Weisz
Short synopsis:

Worm Employee K is working happily for a finance corporation. Suddenly he receives an e-mail saying he is fired. As he goes into the basement to collect his stuff, he hears a very odd noise coming from the ventilation shaft. He has nothing to lose, so he decides to crawl into it. What he discovers there, blows his mind and changes his life forever.