Elephant Competition Programme III, 11+

Animated shorts from around the world in the running for the Children Jury Award. While they are primarily intended for young audiences, the films will enthral children and adults alike.

Enajsti korak / Ghadameh Yazdahom / The Eleventh Step

Directed by: Maryam Kashkoolinia
Short synopsis:

A little lion cub, born in a zoo, lives in a cage that is only ten steps long. At the eleventh step he bangs his head against the bars, but one day the zookeeper leaves the cage door open…

Izumiti manj / The Invention of Less

Directed by: Noah Erni
Short synopsis:

Due to global warming, a young polar bear has to leave her home and moves to Zurich. Together with other animals, she tries to make a living with casual jobs until she suddenly has an idea that will change the world forever.

Migranta / Migrants

Directed by: Hugo Caby, Zoé Devise, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte
Short synopsis:

Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabit.

Orgiastično hiperplastično / Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic

Directed by: Paul Bush
Short synopsis:

An animated extravaganza of plastic collected from beaches, roadsides, attics and junk shops. This is an elegy to a love affair that has gone sour, a fond farewell to that most beautiful material that has enslaved our planet – plastic.

Pristanek / Maihinnoussu / The Landing

Directed by: Kaisa Penttilä
Short synopsis:

A family trip to a zoo is interrupted when an unknown species tries to enter the zone.

Generacijsko drevo / דור העץ / Gen Tree

Directed by: Ronni Shalev, Alon Sharabi, Hod Adler
Short synopsis:

In a town where the adults live on ground level and children refuse to come down from the treetops, a series of interviews sets out to discover what is it exactly that the generations misunderstand about each other. This animated documentary highlights the absurdity of childhood, adultness, the internet, and generational gaps.

Anna in Manon gresta na morje / Anna et Manon vont à la mer / Anna and Manon Go to the Sea

Directed by: Catherine Manesse
Short synopsis:

It is winter. The snow is falling hard in the mountains. Heidi, Lucie, Léonie, and Nickie are yodelling marmots looking for a shelter for the next five months, the time of their hibernation. On their journey, they will meet Denis, a solo and taciturn ibex, who is looking for peace and quiet.

Velika pohrustavščina / Croc’Marmottes / The Big Crunch

Directed by: Benjamin Botella
Short synopsis:

It is winter. The snow is falling hard in the mountains. Heidi, Lucie, Léonie, and Nickie are yodelling marmots looking for a shelter for the next five months, the time of their hibernation. On their journey, they will meet Denis, a solo and taciturn ibex, who is looking for peace and quiet.

Elephant Competition Programme III, 11+

Animated shorts from around the world in the running for the Children Jury Award. While they are primarily intended for young audiences, the films will enthral children and adults alike.

Short synopsis:

A little lion cub, born in a zoo, lives in a cage that is only ten steps long. At the eleventh step he bangs his head against the bars, but one day the zookeeper leaves the cage door open…

Short synopsis:

Due to global warming, a young polar bear has to leave her home and moves to Zurich. Together with other animals, she tries to make a living with casual jobs until she suddenly has an idea that will change the world forever.

Migranta / Migrants

Directed by: Hugo Caby, Zoé Devise, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte
Short synopsis:

Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabit.

Short synopsis:

An animated extravaganza of plastic collected from beaches, roadsides, attics and junk shops. This is an elegy to a love affair that has gone sour, a fond farewell to that most beautiful material that has enslaved our planet – plastic.

Pristanek / Maihinnoussu / The Landing

Directed by: Kaisa Penttilä
Short synopsis:

A family trip to a zoo is interrupted when an unknown species tries to enter the zone.

Generacijsko drevo / דור העץ / Gen Tree

Directed by: Ronni Shalev, Alon Sharabi, Hod Adler
Short synopsis:

In a town where the adults live on ground level and children refuse to come down from the treetops, a series of interviews sets out to discover what is it exactly that the generations misunderstand about each other. This animated documentary highlights the absurdity of childhood, adultness, the internet, and generational gaps.

Short synopsis:

It is winter. The snow is falling hard in the mountains. Heidi, Lucie, Léonie, and Nickie are yodelling marmots looking for a shelter for the next five months, the time of their hibernation. On their journey, they will meet Denis, a solo and taciturn ibex, who is looking for peace and quiet.

Short synopsis:

It is winter. The snow is falling hard in the mountains. Heidi, Lucie, Léonie, and Nickie are yodelling marmots looking for a shelter for the next five months, the time of their hibernation. On their journey, they will meet Denis, a solo and taciturn ibex, who is looking for peace and quiet.