Best of the World IV

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

The Hangman at Home

Directed by: Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Short synopsis:

O čem razmišlja rabelj, ko se zvečer po službi vrne domov?

Stvar / Ding / Thing

Directed by: Malte Stein
Short synopsis:

A man is being chased by a thing.

Terra Incognita

Directed by: Adrian Dexter, Pernille Kjaer
Short synopsis:

Terra Incognita follows life on a mysterious island inhabited by immortal beings. These beings lead a pre-civilized life forgotten by time, spending their endless days in hedonistic lethargy. The film tells the story of what happens when these beings are visited by the outside world.

Črna tkanina / Satane siyah / Black Sateen

Directed by: Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Short synopsis:

Inspired by a poem about kids’ pretend-play, I played with my childhood toys after years! I played like a child, freely, spontaneously and without any plan. The result is this film. I don’t know its exact story or meaning, but I think it tells something about me.

Kosti / Los huesos / The Bones

Directed by: Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León
Short synopsis:

Los huesos is a fictitious account of the world’s first stop-motion animated film. Dated 1901 and excavated in 2021 as Chile drafts a new Constitution, the footage documents a ritual performed by a girl who appears to use human corpses. Emerging in the ritual are Diego Portales and Jaime Guzmán, central figures in the construction of authoritarian and oligarchic Chile.

Night Bus

Directed by: Joe Hsieh
Short synopsis:

On a late-night commuter bus, a necklace is stolen. This is followed by a tragic and fatal road accident, and a series of intriguing events which reveal love, hatred, and vengeance. The film climaxes as the bus goes ablaze, burning and glittering against the dark coastal sky.

Best of the World IV

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

The Hangman at Home

Directed by: Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Short synopsis:

O čem razmišlja rabelj, ko se zvečer po službi vrne domov?

Stvar / Ding / Thing

Directed by: Malte Stein
Short synopsis:

A man is being chased by a thing.

Terra Incognita

Directed by: Adrian Dexter, Pernille Kjaer
Short synopsis:

Terra Incognita follows life on a mysterious island inhabited by immortal beings. These beings lead a pre-civilized life forgotten by time, spending their endless days in hedonistic lethargy. The film tells the story of what happens when these beings are visited by the outside world.

Črna tkanina / Satane siyah / Black Sateen

Directed by: Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Short synopsis:

Inspired by a poem about kids’ pretend-play, I played with my childhood toys after years! I played like a child, freely, spontaneously and without any plan. The result is this film. I don’t know its exact story or meaning, but I think it tells something about me.

Kosti / Los huesos / The Bones

Directed by: Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León
Short synopsis:

Los huesos is a fictitious account of the world’s first stop-motion animated film. Dated 1901 and excavated in 2021 as Chile drafts a new Constitution, the footage documents a ritual performed by a girl who appears to use human corpses. Emerging in the ritual are Diego Portales and Jaime Guzmán, central figures in the construction of authoritarian and oligarchic Chile.

Night Bus

Directed by: Joe Hsieh
Short synopsis:

On a late-night commuter bus, a necklace is stolen. This is followed by a tragic and fatal road accident, and a series of intriguing events which reveal love, hatred, and vengeance. The film climaxes as the bus goes ablaze, burning and glittering against the dark coastal sky.