Best of the World III

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

Vadim na sprehodu / Vadim na progulke / Vadim on a Walk

Directed by: Saša Svirski
Short synopsis:

Vadim gathers his courage and leaves his narrow, familiar square to face all the unknown that the world has to offer. In broad strokes and garish colours, he needs to process all the beauty and all the cruelty he encounters.

Dragoceno / Précieux / Precious

Directed by: Paul Mas
Short synopsis:

Julie doesn't manage to fit in at her school. The arrival of Émile, an autistic child, will change all that.

Noč /ليل / Night

Directed by: Ahmad Saleh
Short synopsis:

Night has to trick the mother of the missing child into sleeping to save her soul.

Conversations with a Whale

Directed by: Anna Samo
Short synopsis:

In this love letter to artists, their art, and its audience, a filmmaker’s constant rejections surprisingly bear fruit.

Dekle v vodi / 水中的女孩 / Girl in the Water

Directed by: Shi-Rou Huang
Short synopsis:

In a room full of wall cracks, a woman recalls some ups and downs of love while she is stroking the scar on her leg, waiting for the paint to dry. Girl in the Water is based on the filmmaker’s personal experiences. The film depicts femininity and female internal time-consciousness through the convalescence of a woman’s broken heart.

Anxious Body

Directed by: Yoriko Mizushiri
Short synopsis:

Living things, artificial things, geometry shapes, and lines. When these different things meet, a new direction is born.

Bestia

Directed by: Hugo Covarrubias, Martin Erazo
Short synopsis:

Based on true events, the film explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveal a grim fracture of her mind and of the country.

Best of the World III

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

Short synopsis:

Vadim gathers his courage and leaves his narrow, familiar square to face all the unknown that the world has to offer. In broad strokes and garish colours, he needs to process all the beauty and all the cruelty he encounters.

Dragoceno / Précieux / Precious

Directed by: Paul Mas
Short synopsis:

Julie doesn't manage to fit in at her school. The arrival of Émile, an autistic child, will change all that.

Noč /ليل / Night

Directed by: Ahmad Saleh
Short synopsis:

Night has to trick the mother of the missing child into sleeping to save her soul.

Conversations with a Whale

Directed by: Anna Samo
Short synopsis:

In this love letter to artists, their art, and its audience, a filmmaker’s constant rejections surprisingly bear fruit.

Short synopsis:

In a room full of wall cracks, a woman recalls some ups and downs of love while she is stroking the scar on her leg, waiting for the paint to dry. Girl in the Water is based on the filmmaker’s personal experiences. The film depicts femininity and female internal time-consciousness through the convalescence of a woman’s broken heart.

Anxious Body

Directed by: Yoriko Mizushiri
Short synopsis:

Living things, artificial things, geometry shapes, and lines. When these different things meet, a new direction is born.

Bestia

Directed by: Hugo Covarrubias, Martin Erazo
Short synopsis:

Based on true events, the film explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveal a grim fracture of her mind and of the country.