CEE Animation Talents 2021

CEE Animation Talents is intended for the promotion and alternative distribution of films made by the most talented young animation filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe. The programme selection was made by the directors of Animafest Zagreb (CRO), Animateka Ljubljana (SI), StopTrik (SI/PL), Primanima (HU), Anifilm Liberec (CZ) and FestAnča Žilina (SK).

This programme is available only online.

Ant Hill

Directed by: Marek Náprstek
Short synopsis:

An adolescent ant worker living on the outskirts of a dying human world wants more from her life than accepting the given fate. However, when she is cast out for accidentally starting a fire, she is scared of the outside and longs to be accepted back. She has to grow up to save the world.

Crossing

Directed by: Agáta Bolaňosová
Short synopsis:

It's nighttime. A group of pedestrians are waiting at a crosswalk to get to the other side. Some, however, have waited far longer than others…

#uporpoljakinj / #sprzeciw_polek / #polish_women_resistance

Directed by: 49 animatork in animatorjev poljske filmske akademije v Lodžu
Short synopsis:

An animated protest created by 49 animators in 48 hours as a response to the decision of the Constitutional Court about abortion ban in Poland.

“Moved and broken by the situation in our country, we, a group of students from the Animation Department of Lodz Film School have decided to act. We strongly oppose the recent events in our country and it’s shameful that such a ruling has been pushed through during this extremely difficult time of pandemic. The Constitutional court has issued a ruling that will end legal termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly. Many of us are afraid right now, this is why we want to express unity in a just cause.”

Vojna besed ali spoštljiva tišina? / Guerra di parole o rispettoso silenzio? / A War of Words or Respectful Silence Leo Černic (Kinoatelje)

Directed by: Leo Černic
Short synopsis:

A War of Words or Respectful Silence? is a commissioned film made for an educational programme in schools. Through this programme, children rediscover their own history, the history of their territory, and apply this knowledge to the future.

Arka

Directed by: Natko Stipaničev
Short synopsis:

A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.

Pa-pa, stanovanjce! / Pá kis Panelom! / Bye Little Block!

Directed by: Éva Darabos
Short synopsis:

The protagonist learns that soon she will have to leave her blockhouse flat for good. After receiving the upsetting news, she is overwhelmed with emotions. Her teardrop of farewell grows into a concrete monolith. When the drop hits the ground, a surreal panorama of the block – she used to call home – unfolds.

Tukaj sem / Jestem tutaj / I Am Here

Directed by: Julia Orlik
Short synopsis:

An elderly man is looking after his paralyzed wife. Despite his old age and health problems he's doing his best to relieve her suffering, which is getting worse day by day. His daughter helps him, trying to balance care with her work in the hospital and family life. Everyone has a different view on how to properly care for the sick, which often causes arguments.

CEE Animation Talents 2021

CEE Animation Talents is intended for the promotion and alternative distribution of films made by the most talented young animation filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe. The programme selection was made by the directors of Animafest Zagreb (CRO), Animateka Ljubljana (SI), StopTrik (SI/PL), Primanima (HU), Anifilm Liberec (CZ) and FestAnča Žilina (SK).

This programme is available only online.

Ant Hill

Directed by: Marek Náprstek
Short synopsis:

An adolescent ant worker living on the outskirts of a dying human world wants more from her life than accepting the given fate. However, when she is cast out for accidentally starting a fire, she is scared of the outside and longs to be accepted back. She has to grow up to save the world.

Crossing

Directed by: Agáta Bolaňosová
Short synopsis:

It's nighttime. A group of pedestrians are waiting at a crosswalk to get to the other side. Some, however, have waited far longer than others…

#uporpoljakinj / #sprzeciw_polek / #polish_women_resistance

Directed by: 49 animatork in animatorjev poljske filmske akademije v Lodžu
Short synopsis:

An animated protest created by 49 animators in 48 hours as a response to the decision of the Constitutional Court about abortion ban in Poland.

“Moved and broken by the situation in our country, we, a group of students from the Animation Department of Lodz Film School have decided to act. We strongly oppose the recent events in our country and it’s shameful that such a ruling has been pushed through during this extremely difficult time of pandemic. The Constitutional court has issued a ruling that will end legal termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly. Many of us are afraid right now, this is why we want to express unity in a just cause.”

Short synopsis:

A War of Words or Respectful Silence? is a commissioned film made for an educational programme in schools. Through this programme, children rediscover their own history, the history of their territory, and apply this knowledge to the future.

Arka

Directed by: Natko Stipaničev
Short synopsis:

A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.

Short synopsis:

The protagonist learns that soon she will have to leave her blockhouse flat for good. After receiving the upsetting news, she is overwhelmed with emotions. Her teardrop of farewell grows into a concrete monolith. When the drop hits the ground, a surreal panorama of the block – she used to call home – unfolds.

Tukaj sem / Jestem tutaj / I Am Here

Directed by: Julia Orlik
Short synopsis:

An elderly man is looking after his paralyzed wife. Despite his old age and health problems he's doing his best to relieve her suffering, which is getting worse day by day. His daughter helps him, trying to balance care with her work in the hospital and family life. Everyone has a different view on how to properly care for the sick, which often causes arguments.