CEE Animation Festival Network: Bikes, Beasts and Washing Machines

“Bikes, Beasts and Washing Machines” is a collection of short stories from the Central and Eastern European region, curated by Mihai Mitrică (artistic director of Animest Festival) as part of the CEE Animation Festivals Network’s joint activities.

This programme is available only online.

Cockpera

Directed by: Kata Gugić
Short synopsis:

A short opera inspired by Aesop's fable The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle.

Pralni stroj / Pračka / Washing Machine

Directed by: Alexandra Májová
Short synopsis:

Wash and love.

Nočna ptica / Nighthawk

Directed by: Špela Čadež
Short synopsis:

A badger lies motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They soon realise that the animal is not dead; the badger is dead drunk from overripe pears! When the police attempt to drag the creature off the road, he wakes up and things take a strange turn.

Ceva

Directed by: Paul Mureşan
Short synopsis:

Everything avoidable during one’s lifetime might later become the building blocks of the afterlife. Here, fears have to be faced and journeys to be taken alongside one’s shadow.

Slovo / Farewell

Directed by: Leon Vidmar
Short synopsis:

Lovro is tired and sad. He fills the bathtub with water, looking at droplets dripping from the tap. As one hits the water surface, Lovro is reminded of the day he first went fishing with his grandpa. His thoughts take him to the fish pond, and the bathroom sounds and objects bring back memories of that day. Memory and reality merge into one.

Divje zveri / Divoké bytosti / Wild Beasts

Directed by: Marta Prokopová, Michal Blaško
Short synopsis:

Will the father-son relationship make a trip into the wild more enjoyable? Are the children really cruel or just playing innocent games? What will the teacher do when everything is already synchronized? Three stories set on a mysterious island. The animated film sheds memories of childhood and adolescence delivered as narcotic images and suggestive sounds.

Blažena naključna smrt / Splendida Moarte Accident / The Blissful Accidental Death

Directed by: Sergiu Negulici
Short synopsis:

In an antique shop, a young man finds an intriguing drawing with a secret love letter hidden on the back, written 70 years ago. After finding out that the author of the drawing is still alive, 105 years old, and eager to find out if the story is real, the man embarks on an unusual journey to meet her, a painter who befriended many important Romanian artists at the beginning of the 20th century.

Kolesarji / Biciklisti / Cyclists

Directed by: Veljko Popović
Short synopsis:

The cycling season is nearing its grand finale. During the final race, the two men in the lead are competing for more than the Grand Trophy; they are fighting for the affection of a lady and fulfilment of their erotic fantasies. Meanwhile, the small port town prepares for the arrival of a large ocean liner and its dashing captain.

Rumena / Žltá / Yellow

Directed by: Ivana Šebestová
Short synopsis:

The short animated film tells a metaphoric story of Viola, a young opera singer. Scared of everything yellow, sunny and spontaneous, she hides herself in sad violet shadows. Will she find her way to happiness?

Hči / Dcera / Daughter

Directed by: Daria Kashcheeva
Short synopsis:

In a hospital room, Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share with her Father her experience with an injured bird. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace have stretched across many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a windowpane breaks under the impact of a little bird.

CEE Animation Festival Network: Bikes, Beasts and Washing Machines

“Bikes, Beasts and Washing Machines” is a collection of short stories from the Central and Eastern European region, curated by Mihai Mitrică (artistic director of Animest Festival) as part of the CEE Animation Festivals Network’s joint activities.

This programme is available only online.

Cockpera

Directed by: Kata Gugić
Short synopsis:

A short opera inspired by Aesop's fable The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle.

Pralni stroj / Pračka / Washing Machine

Directed by: Alexandra Májová
Short synopsis:

Wash and love.

Nočna ptica / Nighthawk

Directed by: Špela Čadež
Short synopsis:

A badger lies motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They soon realise that the animal is not dead; the badger is dead drunk from overripe pears! When the police attempt to drag the creature off the road, he wakes up and things take a strange turn.

Ceva

Directed by: Paul Mureşan
Short synopsis:

Everything avoidable during one’s lifetime might later become the building blocks of the afterlife. Here, fears have to be faced and journeys to be taken alongside one’s shadow.

Slovo / Farewell

Directed by: Leon Vidmar
Short synopsis:

Lovro is tired and sad. He fills the bathtub with water, looking at droplets dripping from the tap. As one hits the water surface, Lovro is reminded of the day he first went fishing with his grandpa. His thoughts take him to the fish pond, and the bathroom sounds and objects bring back memories of that day. Memory and reality merge into one.

Divje zveri / Divoké bytosti / Wild Beasts

Directed by: Marta Prokopová, Michal Blaško
Short synopsis:

Will the father-son relationship make a trip into the wild more enjoyable? Are the children really cruel or just playing innocent games? What will the teacher do when everything is already synchronized? Three stories set on a mysterious island. The animated film sheds memories of childhood and adolescence delivered as narcotic images and suggestive sounds.

Short synopsis:

In an antique shop, a young man finds an intriguing drawing with a secret love letter hidden on the back, written 70 years ago. After finding out that the author of the drawing is still alive, 105 years old, and eager to find out if the story is real, the man embarks on an unusual journey to meet her, a painter who befriended many important Romanian artists at the beginning of the 20th century.

Kolesarji / Biciklisti / Cyclists

Directed by: Veljko Popović
Short synopsis:

The cycling season is nearing its grand finale. During the final race, the two men in the lead are competing for more than the Grand Trophy; they are fighting for the affection of a lady and fulfilment of their erotic fantasies. Meanwhile, the small port town prepares for the arrival of a large ocean liner and its dashing captain.

Rumena / Žltá / Yellow

Directed by: Ivana Šebestová
Short synopsis:

The short animated film tells a metaphoric story of Viola, a young opera singer. Scared of everything yellow, sunny and spontaneous, she hides herself in sad violet shadows. Will she find her way to happiness?

Hči / Dcera / Daughter

Directed by: Daria Kashcheeva
Short synopsis:

In a hospital room, Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share with her Father her experience with an injured bird. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace have stretched across many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a windowpane breaks under the impact of a little bird.