European Young Talents III

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.

Bilo je nekoč v Izraelu / Pewnego razu w Izrael / Once Upon a Time in Israel

Directed by: Weronika Szyma
Short synopsis:

An animated documentary in the form of a travel journal. A girl, who is in love with a Palestinian, goes to Israel for the first time. Her simplified vision of the world and desire to take sides in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is quickly confronted with the reality of living on the border.

Plevel / Mauvaises herbes / Weeds

Directed by: Élodie Ferrer
Short synopsis:

A hand, a bamboo. Humanity and nature. They are meeting during a dreamlike journey, from the emergence of life to our own civilization.

Geslo do * * * * * / Jelszó a * * * * * * * * * – hoz / Password to the * * * * *

Directed by: Adél Szegedi
Short synopsis:

The film brings to life a poem which winds between dreams and nightmares, childhood memories, diary notes, and their adult interpretation, reflecting the issues raised by the search for the meaning of existence and the feeling of frequent hopelessness.

Mulm

Directed by: Carol Ratajczak, Tobi Trebeljahr
Short synopsis:

A visual trip through the distorting perception of the protagonist. An obsessive physicist in a world of backpackers observes a distant nucleus sending out impulses. Ragged by the constant noise of his neighbour's cat, which distracts him from his work, he slowly drifts off into madness.

Hvala / Thank You

Directed by: Julian Gallese
Short synopsis:

A highly anticipated birthday is the talk of the town.

Sirius

Directed by: Andrea Castillo
Short synopsis:

Sirius is the result of an improvisation exercise with the purpose of using the artistic intuition as a starting point instead of a script or storyboard. The idea was to experiment with more a flexible intuitive process to do animation.

The Headless Mule

Directed by: Tamires Muniz
Short synopsis:

In the middle of South America's decaying wilderness, a woman has an affair with a priest. To punish her, God transforms her in a macabre creature – The Headless Mule. The priest then tries to chase her in her escape to and from her destiny. Hypocrisy, lust, sin, and the imminent apocalypse.

Inkognito / Inkognitó / Incognito

Directed by: Júlia Lantos
Short synopsis:

A young girl sees the world around her as brittle, depraved and ugly. She lives in a cold war where the weapon is not the gun or the bomb, but the alienation, aimlessness, selfishness, depreciation of the people.

Kurent

Directed by: Miha Reja
Short synopsis:

A boy entering teenagehood runs from home to join a yearly local carnival called “Pust”.

Papa Zaza

Directed by: Géraldine Charpentier
Short synopsis:

Fleur and her brothers are waiting for their dad, Zaza, gone to the hospital. Their games are interrupted by the outbreak of his disease.

Elevator Alone

Directed by: Anastasia Papadopoulou
Short synopsis:

Four people and the time they spend in an elevator. Inspired by everyday life and by the difference in people's behavior when they are alone, in contrast to the socially acceptable behavior when in public space and especially in the confined and always awkward setting of an elevator.

European Young Talents III

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:

An animated documentary in the form of a travel journal. A girl, who is in love with a Palestinian, goes to Israel for the first time. Her simplified vision of the world and desire to take sides in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is quickly confronted with the reality of living on the border.

Plevel / Mauvaises herbes / Weeds

Directed by: Élodie Ferrer
Short synopsis:

A hand, a bamboo. Humanity and nature. They are meeting during a dreamlike journey, from the emergence of life to our own civilization.

Short synopsis:

The film brings to life a poem which winds between dreams and nightmares, childhood memories, diary notes, and their adult interpretation, reflecting the issues raised by the search for the meaning of existence and the feeling of frequent hopelessness.

Mulm

Directed by: Carol Ratajczak, Tobi Trebeljahr
Short synopsis:

A visual trip through the distorting perception of the protagonist. An obsessive physicist in a world of backpackers observes a distant nucleus sending out impulses. Ragged by the constant noise of his neighbour's cat, which distracts him from his work, he slowly drifts off into madness.

Hvala / Thank You

Directed by: Julian Gallese
Short synopsis:

A highly anticipated birthday is the talk of the town.

Sirius

Directed by: Andrea Castillo
Short synopsis:

Sirius is the result of an improvisation exercise with the purpose of using the artistic intuition as a starting point instead of a script or storyboard. The idea was to experiment with more a flexible intuitive process to do animation.

The Headless Mule

Directed by: Tamires Muniz
Short synopsis:

In the middle of South America's decaying wilderness, a woman has an affair with a priest. To punish her, God transforms her in a macabre creature – The Headless Mule. The priest then tries to chase her in her escape to and from her destiny. Hypocrisy, lust, sin, and the imminent apocalypse.

Inkognito / Inkognitó / Incognito

Directed by: Júlia Lantos
Short synopsis:

A young girl sees the world around her as brittle, depraved and ugly. She lives in a cold war where the weapon is not the gun or the bomb, but the alienation, aimlessness, selfishness, depreciation of the people.

Kurent

Directed by: Miha Reja
Short synopsis:

A boy entering teenagehood runs from home to join a yearly local carnival called “Pust”.

Papa Zaza

Directed by: Géraldine Charpentier
Short synopsis:

Fleur and her brothers are waiting for their dad, Zaza, gone to the hospital. Their games are interrupted by the outbreak of his disease.

Elevator Alone

Directed by: Anastasia Papadopoulou
Short synopsis:

Four people and the time they spend in an elevator. Inspired by everyday life and by the difference in people's behavior when they are alone, in contrast to the socially acceptable behavior when in public space and especially in the confined and always awkward setting of an elevator.

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