European Young Talents V

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.

Nočna izmena / Nakts maiņa / Night Shift

Directed by: Linda Stūre
Short synopsis:

The nightly ritual of a security guard – a game of Tetris – is interrupted by unexpected technical issues. One of the surveillance cameras breaks down, and the game sets its own rules.

Thorns and Fishbones

Directed by: Natália Azevedo Andrade
Short synopsis:

Three young children, bored and neglected, live off the adventures they create in their own heads, until a day comes when they try to reach the outside. The mother, always busy, seems completely emotionally detached from her surroundings. As the children grow and the mother’s routine is ever more tiresome, the secrets of the mysterious house become apparent.

Run for the Bird Song

Directed by: Ingrid Pucci
Short synopsis:

A connection between a boy, a horse and a bird shows the way for a majestic ride.

The Sentinel

Directed by: Aneja Kumar
Short synopsis:

Based on a SF short story by Arthur C. Clarke. The story is about the discovery of a sentinel on Earth’s Moon that was placed there eons ago by aliens. This object has been sending signals into space for millions of years, but is designed to stop when destroyed, so the aliens would know that intelligent life on Earth has developed enough to travel to the Moon and find it.

Vrzeli / Mezery / Spaces

Directed by: Nora Štrbová
Short synopsis:

The film explores memory as a container of our identity. It's based on the personal story of the author and her brother who got a brain tumour diagnosis. The narrative and form of the film follow the idea of perceiving reality with a broken memory. An animated documentary experiments with art and film techniques and balances on the edge of genres.

Senčni prehod / Shadow Passage

Directed by: Ali Aschman
Short synopsis:

An improvised stop-motion film about a woman exploring her own psyche through its manifestation as a sequence of identical yet progressively smaller rooms, inhabited by multiple selves.

Visenje / Hangend / Hanging

Directed by: Mathieu Georis
Short synopsis:

Snap! Why are the branches snapping?

O, črna luknja! / O Black Hole!

Directed by: Renee Zhan
Short synopsis:

A woman who can't stand the passing of time turns herself into a black hole. A thousand unchanging years pass until finally, one day, the Singularity awakens inside her. An immovable woman meets an unstoppable girl in this operatic quest to discover the beauty of transience and letting go.

Katentanz

Directed by: Camille Geißler, Elisabeth Jakobi
Short synopsis:

When the moon lets the light drop, creatures wander through the night and begin to dance to the melody of the forest.

European Young Talents V

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.

Short synopsis:

The nightly ritual of a security guard – a game of Tetris – is interrupted by unexpected technical issues. One of the surveillance cameras breaks down, and the game sets its own rules.

Thorns and Fishbones

Directed by: Natália Azevedo Andrade
Short synopsis:

Three young children, bored and neglected, live off the adventures they create in their own heads, until a day comes when they try to reach the outside. The mother, always busy, seems completely emotionally detached from her surroundings. As the children grow and the mother’s routine is ever more tiresome, the secrets of the mysterious house become apparent.

Run for the Bird Song

Directed by: Ingrid Pucci
Short synopsis:

A connection between a boy, a horse and a bird shows the way for a majestic ride.

The Sentinel

Directed by: Aneja Kumar
Short synopsis:

Based on a SF short story by Arthur C. Clarke. The story is about the discovery of a sentinel on Earth’s Moon that was placed there eons ago by aliens. This object has been sending signals into space for millions of years, but is designed to stop when destroyed, so the aliens would know that intelligent life on Earth has developed enough to travel to the Moon and find it.

Vrzeli / Mezery / Spaces

Directed by: Nora Štrbová
Short synopsis:

The film explores memory as a container of our identity. It's based on the personal story of the author and her brother who got a brain tumour diagnosis. The narrative and form of the film follow the idea of perceiving reality with a broken memory. An animated documentary experiments with art and film techniques and balances on the edge of genres.

Senčni prehod / Shadow Passage

Directed by: Ali Aschman
Short synopsis:

An improvised stop-motion film about a woman exploring her own psyche through its manifestation as a sequence of identical yet progressively smaller rooms, inhabited by multiple selves.

Visenje / Hangend / Hanging

Directed by: Mathieu Georis
Short synopsis:

Snap! Why are the branches snapping?

O, črna luknja! / O Black Hole!

Directed by: Renee Zhan
Short synopsis:

A woman who can't stand the passing of time turns herself into a black hole. A thousand unchanging years pass until finally, one day, the Singularity awakens inside her. An immovable woman meets an unstoppable girl in this operatic quest to discover the beauty of transience and letting go.

Katentanz

Directed by: Camille Geißler, Elisabeth Jakobi
Short synopsis:

When the moon lets the light drop, creatures wander through the night and begin to dance to the melody of the forest.

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