Best of the World I

A selection of best animated shorts that have emerged as jury and audience favourites at this year’s festivals worldwide.

Drawn Undrew Draw

Directed by: Angel Wu
Short synopsis:

Therapy, the self-questioning part, Q1: Why did you draw? Q2: How did you begin to draw? Q3: Why did you stop drawing? Q4: How did you go back to drawing? Q5: Will you draw on?

La grogne

Directed by: Alisi Telengut
Short synopsis:

A child tries desperately to gain her father's affection, but the family dog proves to be a fierce rival. La grogne is a short animated film, a disquieting fable with dark humour, portraying the hurdles to maintaining the family equilibrium.

Par čevljev / Les 2 Souliers / The 2 Shoes

Directed by: Paul Driessen
Short synopsis:

A child, a young man, an adult, and an old man take turns walking to their fate, finding two shiny shoes on their way.

Srce za umetnost / Affairs of the Art

Directed by: Joanna Quinn
Short synopsis:

How many obsessions can one family have? In Affairs of the Art, we reconnect with Beryl, a working-class heroine who not only reveals her own obsession with drawing but exposes the addictions of her eccentric family, which include pickling, screw threads and pet taxidermy.

I Gotta Look Good for the Apocalypse

Directed by: Ayce Kartal
Short synopsis:

March 2020. After China, the whole planet locks itself in. Our world, which we call “real”, is drained of what used to be its substance, and forms of digital life multiply. What if the crisis we are actually experiencing is not a pandemic, but an accelerated derealization of our lives?

Tunable Mimoid

Directed by: Vladimir Todorović
Short synopsis:

Scientists discover the unique ability of an extra-terrestrial organism to regenerate after being exposed to harmful radiation waves.

Ko se utapljaš / La mer à boire / The Sea Is Too Much to Drink

Directed by: Charlotte Arene
Short synopsis:

La mer à boire is a French idiom that translates as “drinking the sea”. It means a task too great to undertake, or asking too much of someone. I had some trouble with the sea that year.

Četrta stena / Divare Chaharom / The Fourth Wall

Directed by: Mahboobeh Kalaee
Short synopsis:

Home and family, relationships, desires, wishes and everything is summarized in the kitchen. The stuttering boy is there alone, playing with his imagination.

Easter Eggs

Directed by: Nicolas Keppens
Short synopsis:

The Chinese restaurant is empty. Mister Ping is gone. The exotic birds’ cage stands wide open. No one knows what happened. Two friends, Jason and Kevin, see this as a great opportunity to catch the birds and sell them for a great amount of money. But catching the birds isn’t as simple as it seems.

Best of the World I

A selection of best animated shorts that have emerged as jury and audience favourites at this year’s festivals worldwide.

Drawn Undrew Draw

Directed by: Angel Wu
Short synopsis:

Therapy, the self-questioning part, Q1: Why did you draw? Q2: How did you begin to draw? Q3: Why did you stop drawing? Q4: How did you go back to drawing? Q5: Will you draw on?

La grogne

Directed by: Alisi Telengut
Short synopsis:

A child tries desperately to gain her father's affection, but the family dog proves to be a fierce rival. La grogne is a short animated film, a disquieting fable with dark humour, portraying the hurdles to maintaining the family equilibrium.

Short synopsis:

A child, a young man, an adult, and an old man take turns walking to their fate, finding two shiny shoes on their way.

Srce za umetnost / Affairs of the Art

Directed by: Joanna Quinn
Short synopsis:

How many obsessions can one family have? In Affairs of the Art, we reconnect with Beryl, a working-class heroine who not only reveals her own obsession with drawing but exposes the addictions of her eccentric family, which include pickling, screw threads and pet taxidermy.

I Gotta Look Good for the Apocalypse

Directed by: Ayce Kartal
Short synopsis:

March 2020. After China, the whole planet locks itself in. Our world, which we call “real”, is drained of what used to be its substance, and forms of digital life multiply. What if the crisis we are actually experiencing is not a pandemic, but an accelerated derealization of our lives?

Tunable Mimoid

Directed by: Vladimir Todorović
Short synopsis:

Scientists discover the unique ability of an extra-terrestrial organism to regenerate after being exposed to harmful radiation waves.

Short synopsis:

La mer à boire is a French idiom that translates as “drinking the sea”. It means a task too great to undertake, or asking too much of someone. I had some trouble with the sea that year.

Short synopsis:

Home and family, relationships, desires, wishes and everything is summarized in the kitchen. The stuttering boy is there alone, playing with his imagination.

Easter Eggs

Directed by: Nicolas Keppens
Short synopsis:

The Chinese restaurant is empty. Mister Ping is gone. The exotic birds’ cage stands wide open. No one knows what happened. Two friends, Jason and Kevin, see this as a great opportunity to catch the birds and sell them for a great amount of money. But catching the birds isn’t as simple as it seems.