European Young Talents IV

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.

Bučkin nasmeh / Le sourire de la courgette / The Zucchini’s Smile

Directed by: Lucas Ansart
Short synopsis:

Myia and Aristote live off gluglu hunting. These cloud-animals allow them to grow courgettes in the desert. One day, Myia falls in love with one of them…

Travnata soba / Grass Room

Directed by: Yiqiao Lan
Short synopsis:

A girl is trapped in her room doing endless mind traveling. A field of grass is spreading over the whole room. In this room, everything seems to be without an embodiment and melted together along with feelings.

Noč žive groze / Night of the Living Dread

Directed by: Ida Melum
Short synopsis:

When a power cut ruins Ruby's bedtime routine, she finds herself haunted by some unwanted guests. The only way for Ruby to get a peaceful night of sleep is to confront her visitors.

Sola

Directed by: Zoltán Debreczeni
Short synopsis:

A woman working in the IT sector has to deal with work-related stress all alone, while her nightmares slowly turn into reality.

Poliamorija / Amours Libres / Polyamory

Directed by: Emily Worms
Short synopsis:

Two friends talk about their relationships. Polyamory and politics, they only let their love decide.

Bela, črna in prava ljubezen / White, Black and True Love

Directed by: Anja Paternoster
Short synopsis:

Not every love story is the same. Some are tragic, others stunning. But there is always hope even when the movie ends.

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.

La Meute

Directed by: Louise Cottin-Euziol, Lou-Anne Abdou, Antoine Blossier Gacic, Charline Hedreville, Agathe Moulin, Victoria Normand, Gabriel Saint-Frison
Short synopsis:

After a trying day, Marion, a young woman in her twenties, recounts her story to a policeman, hoping to be understood. For her, the responsible one is part of the hounds. For him, she is the one responsible.

jeijay

Directed by: Petra Stipetić, Maren Wiese
Short synopsis:

Jeijay begins where most romantic movies end. The film is about two people who try to repress the slow but inevitable decay of their relationship. Feeling isolated in their own little home, more and more of the happy facade of their love life comes crumbling down. The profound melancholia of the subject is captured in little everyday moments that are intertwined with dreamlike sequences.

Sweet Nothing

Directed by: Joana Fischer, Marie Kenov
Short synopsis:

One hot summer afternoon, Rosa is sunbathing in her garden, when suddenly her peace and quiet is cut short by the sound of a lawnmower. The gardener is out working next door, and Rosa is watching, increasingly intoxicated by the tender way he handles the garden's flowers.

European Young Talents IV

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:

Myia and Aristote live off gluglu hunting. These cloud-animals allow them to grow courgettes in the desert. One day, Myia falls in love with one of them…

Travnata soba / Grass Room

Directed by: Yiqiao Lan
Short synopsis:

A girl is trapped in her room doing endless mind traveling. A field of grass is spreading over the whole room. In this room, everything seems to be without an embodiment and melted together along with feelings.

Short synopsis:

When a power cut ruins Ruby's bedtime routine, she finds herself haunted by some unwanted guests. The only way for Ruby to get a peaceful night of sleep is to confront her visitors.

Sola

Directed by: Zoltán Debreczeni
Short synopsis:

A woman working in the IT sector has to deal with work-related stress all alone, while her nightmares slowly turn into reality.

Poliamorija / Amours Libres / Polyamory

Directed by: Emily Worms
Short synopsis:

Two friends talk about their relationships. Polyamory and politics, they only let their love decide.

Short synopsis:

Not every love story is the same. Some are tragic, others stunning. But there is always hope even when the movie ends.

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.

La Meute

Directed by: Louise Cottin-Euziol, Lou-Anne Abdou, Antoine Blossier Gacic, Charline Hedreville, Agathe Moulin, Victoria Normand, Gabriel Saint-Frison
Short synopsis:

After a trying day, Marion, a young woman in her twenties, recounts her story to a policeman, hoping to be understood. For her, the responsible one is part of the hounds. For him, she is the one responsible.

jeijay

Directed by: Petra Stipetić, Maren Wiese
Short synopsis:

Jeijay begins where most romantic movies end. The film is about two people who try to repress the slow but inevitable decay of their relationship. Feeling isolated in their own little home, more and more of the happy facade of their love life comes crumbling down. The profound melancholia of the subject is captured in little everyday moments that are intertwined with dreamlike sequences.

Sweet Nothing

Directed by: Joana Fischer, Marie Kenov
Short synopsis:

One hot summer afternoon, Rosa is sunbathing in her garden, when suddenly her peace and quiet is cut short by the sound of a lawnmower. The gardener is out working next door, and Rosa is watching, increasingly intoxicated by the tender way he handles the garden's flowers.

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