European Young Talents II

Animated shorts by European students competing for the Young Talent Award, presented jointly by the University of Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design and University of Nova Gorica School of Arts.

100,000 Acres of Pine

Directed by: Jennifer Alice Wright
Short synopsis:

Ranger Megan Patel loses her brother Daniel, under mysterious circumstances. Struggling to understand how he died, she finds herself alone, venturing into the vast pine forest. However, as she follows the trail of her brother into the woods, the trees begin to change and shift around her.

Ti že nisi kivi / Sa ei ole kiivi / You Are Not a Kiwi

Directed by: Maria Saveleva
Short synopsis:

It's more than just feathers or a number of fingers... Mr. Notakiwi wants to join the community. Is society ready to accept the Other and his song?

Kdo z menoj se zavrti / Kdo se se mnou zatočí / Forget Me Not

Directed by: Adela Križovenská
Short synopsis:

The impact of communism was huge. Orphans were taken from foster care and put into institutional care. Containing the testimony of a man who grew up in an institution and a woman dealing with the problem from the outside, the animated documentary shows that despite 30 years of freedom from communism, the Czech Republic still desperately needs a revolution in this area.

Florian

Directed by: Keshav Abrol, Lucas Londoño-Clayton, Pavel Loparev, Alicia Velasco
Short synopsis:

Every morning, a bearded man must complete a strange and difficult ritual to prepare himself for the day ahead.

Vez / Veza / The Bond

Directed by: Miljana Tešović
Short synopsis:

In the intimate world of a man and a woman, the bond that unites them is a tangible golden thread. Over time, the couple becomes entangled in a multitude of failed attempts to deal with personal problems.

Pogovor brez konca / Five Hour Conversation

Directed by: Katarina Blažič
Short synopsis:

The film explores a blind person’s view of the world from their own perspective. The short was made based on an interview with Tommy Edison (blind since birth). How do blind people make new friends? What is their day-to-day life like? How do they remember people? What characteristics do they value most in other people?

Needs

Directed by: Júlia Lerch
Short synopsis:

A short film that wants to demonstrate that we are still governed by our physiological needs. Our most important internal motivation remains to satisfy our needs. In four episodes that are interconnected but distinct from each other, the filmmaker wonders what would happen if the needs were changed, shifted in time, able to adjust to our agenda, that is, if we could influence them.

Meow or Never

Directed by: Neeraja Raj
Short synopsis:

In a madcap musical, a catstronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life when she encounters a space pup eager to help but only gets them into trouble at every turn.

Kakšnih osem kilogramov / Circa otto kili / About Eight Kilos

Directed by: Luna Rosato
Short synopsis:

An animation made entirely by hand. 2000 drawings made with ink on waste paper. An evolution of forms, an unstoppable and inevitable change. A creative stream of consciousness. An artwork made of intuitions, started without script or storyboard that took its shape in the course of work, almost by itself.

Any Instant Whatever

Directed by: Michelle Brand
Short synopsis:

A man in a room, in a film – it is the becoming of something and simultaneously becoming in itself. Nothing is as solid as we believe. The film explores our perception of time, bodies and objects, and our inability to comprehend the full motion of things.

European Young Talents II

Animated shorts by European students competing for the Young Talent Award, presented jointly by the University of Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design and University of Nova Gorica School of Arts.

100,000 Acres of Pine

Directed by: Jennifer Alice Wright
Short synopsis:

Ranger Megan Patel loses her brother Daniel, under mysterious circumstances. Struggling to understand how he died, she finds herself alone, venturing into the vast pine forest. However, as she follows the trail of her brother into the woods, the trees begin to change and shift around her.

Short synopsis:

It's more than just feathers or a number of fingers... Mr. Notakiwi wants to join the community. Is society ready to accept the Other and his song?

Short synopsis:

The impact of communism was huge. Orphans were taken from foster care and put into institutional care. Containing the testimony of a man who grew up in an institution and a woman dealing with the problem from the outside, the animated documentary shows that despite 30 years of freedom from communism, the Czech Republic still desperately needs a revolution in this area.

Florian

Directed by: Keshav Abrol, Lucas Londoño-Clayton, Pavel Loparev, Alicia Velasco
Short synopsis:

Every morning, a bearded man must complete a strange and difficult ritual to prepare himself for the day ahead.

Vez / Veza / The Bond

Directed by: Miljana Tešović
Short synopsis:

In the intimate world of a man and a woman, the bond that unites them is a tangible golden thread. Over time, the couple becomes entangled in a multitude of failed attempts to deal with personal problems.

Pogovor brez konca / Five Hour Conversation

Directed by: Katarina Blažič
Short synopsis:

The film explores a blind person’s view of the world from their own perspective. The short was made based on an interview with Tommy Edison (blind since birth). How do blind people make new friends? What is their day-to-day life like? How do they remember people? What characteristics do they value most in other people?

Needs

Directed by: Júlia Lerch
Short synopsis:

A short film that wants to demonstrate that we are still governed by our physiological needs. Our most important internal motivation remains to satisfy our needs. In four episodes that are interconnected but distinct from each other, the filmmaker wonders what would happen if the needs were changed, shifted in time, able to adjust to our agenda, that is, if we could influence them.

Meow or Never

Directed by: Neeraja Raj
Short synopsis:

In a madcap musical, a catstronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life when she encounters a space pup eager to help but only gets them into trouble at every turn.

Short synopsis:

An animation made entirely by hand. 2000 drawings made with ink on waste paper. An evolution of forms, an unstoppable and inevitable change. A creative stream of consciousness. An artwork made of intuitions, started without script or storyboard that took its shape in the course of work, almost by itself.

Any Instant Whatever

Directed by: Michelle Brand
Short synopsis:

A man in a room, in a film – it is the becoming of something and simultaneously becoming in itself. Nothing is as solid as we believe. The film explores our perception of time, bodies and objects, and our inability to comprehend the full motion of things.

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