Animateka 2021 Awarded Films

Izumiti manj / The Invention of Less

Directed by: Noah Erni
Short synopsis:

Due to global warming, a young polar bear has to leave her home and moves to Zurich. Together with other animals, she tries to make a living with casual jobs until she suddenly has an idea that will change the world forever.

Noč žive groze / Night of the Living Dread

Directed by: Ida Melum
Short synopsis:

When a power cut ruins Ruby's bedtime routine, she finds herself haunted by some unwanted guests. The only way for Ruby to get a peaceful night of sleep is to confront her visitors.

Bagatelle

Directed by: László Csáki
Short synopsis:

A short semi-animated experimental film about the ups and downs of nose-blowing and probably life itself. Csáki's latest animation tests of various techniques and his Super8 recordings are compiled as a found footage film, which might reflect the COVID-19 pandemic as well. An adaptation of the poem 'Bagatelle' by György Petri.

Skrivalnica / Caché / Búvóhely / Hide

Directed by: Daniel Benjamin Gray
Short synopsis:

Two brothers entertain themselves with a joyous game of hide and seek while their parents cook dinner. As one boy counts, the other quickly hides in a small cabinet full of glasses, stubbornly determined to win. Seconds pass… then minutes… years… and decades.

Doma: luna / W domu: Księżyc / At Home: The Moon

Directed by: Tomasz Popakul
Short synopsis:

On the one hand, it’s apocalypse, and on the other, it feels like any other day. Something bizarre is throbbing on an invisible layer.

Epidemia

Directed by: Kristjan Holm
Short synopsis:

The camera follows the events that happen after two kids find a box of matches and decide to boil an egg.

Steakhouse

Directed by: Špela Čadež
Short synopsis:

The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is hot. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Can she make it home in time?

Impossible Figures and Other Stories I

Directed by: Marta Pajek
Short synopsis:

Following an explosion, a mysterious and elegant elderly woman wanders deserted city streets, recalling what was and wondering what could have been.

Babičino seksualno življenje / Granny’s Sexual Life

Directed by: Urška Djukić, Émilie Pigeard
Short synopsis:

A trip into grandmother’s youth and the memories of her intimate life illustrate the status of Slovenian women in the first half of the 20th century.

Animateka 2021 Awarded Films

Izumiti manj / The Invention of Less

Directed by: Noah Erni
Short synopsis:

Due to global warming, a young polar bear has to leave her home and moves to Zurich. Together with other animals, she tries to make a living with casual jobs until she suddenly has an idea that will change the world forever.

Short synopsis:

When a power cut ruins Ruby's bedtime routine, she finds herself haunted by some unwanted guests. The only way for Ruby to get a peaceful night of sleep is to confront her visitors.

Bagatelle

Directed by: László Csáki
Short synopsis:

A short semi-animated experimental film about the ups and downs of nose-blowing and probably life itself. Csáki's latest animation tests of various techniques and his Super8 recordings are compiled as a found footage film, which might reflect the COVID-19 pandemic as well. An adaptation of the poem 'Bagatelle' by György Petri.

Skrivalnica / Caché / Búvóhely / Hide

Directed by: Daniel Benjamin Gray
Short synopsis:

Two brothers entertain themselves with a joyous game of hide and seek while their parents cook dinner. As one boy counts, the other quickly hides in a small cabinet full of glasses, stubbornly determined to win. Seconds pass… then minutes… years… and decades.

Short synopsis:

On the one hand, it’s apocalypse, and on the other, it feels like any other day. Something bizarre is throbbing on an invisible layer.

Epidemia

Directed by: Kristjan Holm
Short synopsis:

The camera follows the events that happen after two kids find a box of matches and decide to boil an egg.

Steakhouse

Directed by: Špela Čadež
Short synopsis:

The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is hot. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Can she make it home in time?

Short synopsis:

Following an explosion, a mysterious and elegant elderly woman wanders deserted city streets, recalling what was and wondering what could have been.

Babičino seksualno življenje / Granny’s Sexual Life

Directed by: Urška Djukić, Émilie Pigeard
Short synopsis:

A trip into grandmother’s youth and the memories of her intimate life illustrate the status of Slovenian women in the first half of the 20th century.