European Young Talents II

Animated shorts by European students competing for the Young Talent Award, presented jointly by the University of Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design and University of Nova Gorica School of Arts.

Ne hranite golobov / Do Not Feed the Pigeons

Directed by: Antonin Niclass
Short synopsis:

It’s 2 am in a sad coach station like any other. A collection of tired and lonely travellers are waiting for the last coach. Somehow, in that cold and depressing place, the resident pigeons manage to create a magical connection between them for a beautiful instant.

Prisilni postanek / Coincés / Stuck Together

Directed by: Maša Avramović
Short synopsis:

A bus gets stopped by a police officer who is dissatisfied with the bribe he has received. The passengers join forces to continue their journey.

45″

Directed by: Lucija Oroz
Short synopsis:

Fear is part of our identity, and we experience it in different ways. We grow up with it, and over time we overcome or suppress it. It is said that our eyes widen in fear; they grow when we face the unknown. Only when the fear is overcome, the eyes shrink back, and the picture becomes clearer.

Toothless

Directed by: Andrea Guizar
Short synopsis:

Clara loses one tooth while sleeping. Swallowed by a gigantic mouth, she enters an underground world where surreal sci-fi advertising invites her to "ELECTRODENT", a clinic that promises to fix teeth... but not only.

Hexed

Directed by: Louise Bongartz, D Forest Gamble, Francisco Martins Fontes
Short synopsis:

Madera, a lonesome woman, lives a quiet existence in a small apartment. But nothing is as simple as it seems, and her problems are physically materialized in the form of a cube that appears in her world.

Česarsedotaknem / Alleswasichberühre / C

Directed by: Marion Täschler
Short synopsis:

In a constant search for closeness, C experiences emotions in all their highs and lows. Even if a familiar phase of togetherness is followed by the other person’s rejection and, accordingly, a sad loneliness, C does not give up. Again and again, new ways are tried out to find the longed-for closeness and tenderness. And to lose.

Sestri / Sestry / Sisters

Directed by: Andrea Szelesová
Short synopsis:

In an allegorical tale about the hardships of letting go, a little girl takes care of her gigantic sister trapped in the middle of a deserted land.

Čudovito popoldne / Une bien belle après-midi / A Beautiful Afternoon

Directed by: Camille Sallan
Short synopsis:

A family is about to spend the afternoon on the beach to watch the fireworks of 15th August. But everything gets complicated when Bruno goes to grab the beach chair that his wife Sandrine has forgotten in the car: holidays don't erase your little daily problems…

Jeroboam

Directed by: Bianca Caderas
Short synopsis:

People in Jeroboam raise their champagne glasses with abandon. Helga is the only one who seems to care about the cruelty that lies behind a glass of fizz. On a date, Helga reveals her plan to improve the situation – and hopes it won’t put her relationship at risk.

Okruški življenja / Okruszki życia / Crumbs of Life

Directed by: Katarzyna Miechowicz
Short synopsis:

Absurd adventures of three people inhabiting a small town by the sea – Una, experiencing peculiar anxiety about her own foot; G., cursed by a plump pony, and the mysterious Faceless Man.

European Young Talents II

Animated shorts by European students competing for the Young Talent Award, presented jointly by the University of Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design and University of Nova Gorica School of Arts.

Short synopsis:

It’s 2 am in a sad coach station like any other. A collection of tired and lonely travellers are waiting for the last coach. Somehow, in that cold and depressing place, the resident pigeons manage to create a magical connection between them for a beautiful instant.

Prisilni postanek / Coincés / Stuck Together

Directed by: Maša Avramović
Short synopsis:

A bus gets stopped by a police officer who is dissatisfied with the bribe he has received. The passengers join forces to continue their journey.

45″

Directed by: Lucija Oroz
Short synopsis:

Fear is part of our identity, and we experience it in different ways. We grow up with it, and over time we overcome or suppress it. It is said that our eyes widen in fear; they grow when we face the unknown. Only when the fear is overcome, the eyes shrink back, and the picture becomes clearer.

Toothless

Directed by: Andrea Guizar
Short synopsis:

Clara loses one tooth while sleeping. Swallowed by a gigantic mouth, she enters an underground world where surreal sci-fi advertising invites her to "ELECTRODENT", a clinic that promises to fix teeth... but not only.

Hexed

Directed by: Louise Bongartz, D Forest Gamble, Francisco Martins Fontes
Short synopsis:

Madera, a lonesome woman, lives a quiet existence in a small apartment. But nothing is as simple as it seems, and her problems are physically materialized in the form of a cube that appears in her world.

Česarsedotaknem / Alleswasichberühre / C

Directed by: Marion Täschler
Short synopsis:

In a constant search for closeness, C experiences emotions in all their highs and lows. Even if a familiar phase of togetherness is followed by the other person’s rejection and, accordingly, a sad loneliness, C does not give up. Again and again, new ways are tried out to find the longed-for closeness and tenderness. And to lose.

Sestri / Sestry / Sisters

Directed by: Andrea Szelesová
Short synopsis:

In an allegorical tale about the hardships of letting go, a little girl takes care of her gigantic sister trapped in the middle of a deserted land.

Short synopsis:

A family is about to spend the afternoon on the beach to watch the fireworks of 15th August. But everything gets complicated when Bruno goes to grab the beach chair that his wife Sandrine has forgotten in the car: holidays don't erase your little daily problems…

Jeroboam

Directed by: Bianca Caderas
Short synopsis:

People in Jeroboam raise their champagne glasses with abandon. Helga is the only one who seems to care about the cruelty that lies behind a glass of fizz. On a date, Helga reveals her plan to improve the situation – and hopes it won’t put her relationship at risk.

Short synopsis:

Absurd adventures of three people inhabiting a small town by the sea – Una, experiencing peculiar anxiety about her own foot; G., cursed by a plump pony, and the mysterious Faceless Man.

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