Film Programme

Main Competition

Main Competition

Best new animated shorts from Central and Eastern Europe that are in the running for the ;DSAF (Slovene Animated Film Association) Audience Award and Jury Grand Prix.

European Young Talents

European Young Talents

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.

The Elephant in Competition

The Elephant in Competition

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.

Best of the World

Best of the World

A selection of best animated shorts that have emerged as jury and audience favourites at this year’s festivals worldwide.

Panorama

Panorama

Animated shorts from Central and Eastern Europe that demonstrate good technical skills and show artistic potential.

Student Panorama

Student Panorama

A selection of the most interesting out of competition films made by students.

Animated Documentaries

Animated Documentaries

Animation has the power to put on the screen the situations and emotions which no camera can capture. This makes its combination with the documentary form a perfect medium to discuss sensitive issues. The programme of best animated documentaries of this festival season demonstrates that what seem as incompatible genres, when combined, produce an even more powerful result.

HerStory

HerStory

The presented programme consists of four parts, bound by the concept of “HerStory”. Part one Got to Speak Up explores the films of a clear political stand-point that combine feminist awarness with raw, loud, and intentionally unpleasant style. The programme Got to (Re)Create presents the works of women storytellers who reverse and reinterpret conventional narratives reinforcing patriarchal world order with the means of perverse appeal and ironic perspective shifts. Got to Be Real is focused on self-exploration of identities and seemingly mundane, daily situations experienced by women of any color or sexual orientation. Eventually in the Got to Do My Research part we follow experimental works that test the limits of animated medium.

Special Screenings

Special Screenings

Animated Feature Film: Josep

Animated Feature Film: Josep

February 1939. Spanish republicans are fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to France. The French government builds concentration camps, confining the refugees, where they barely have access to hygiene, water, and food. In one of these camps, separated by barbed wire, two men will become friends. 

Animated Feature Film: My Sunny Maad

Animated Feature Film: My Sunny Maad

When Herra, a Czech woman, falls in love with Nazir, an Afghan man, she has no idea about the life that awaits her in post-Taliban Afghanistan, nor about the family she is about to join. 

Animated Feature Film: My Favorite War

Animated Feature Film: My Favorite War

Based on the director’s childhood memories from growing up in Cold War Soviet Latvia. On finding the bones of a German soldier in her sandbox, Ilze wonders what is buried beneath the authoritarian lies and propaganda around her. She sets off on a voyage of discovery. 

Animated Feature Film: The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks

Animated Feature Film: The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks

On the plane, classics of Soviet cinema unspool on the monitors, while two gentlemen discuss Gogol’s proto-surrealist 1836 novella The Nose and what it means to be civilized today. 

Animated Feature Film: The Crossing

Animated Feature Film: The Crossing

A plundered village, a fleeing family, and two stray children on the road of exile: Kyona and Adriel are trying to escape from their pursuers and reach some more welcoming country.

Animated Feature Film: Even Mice Belong in Heaven (7+)

Animated Feature Film: Even Mice Belong in Heaven (7+)

Following an unfortunate accident, a feisty little mouse and a shy young fox cub unwittingly find themselves in animal heaven. In this strange environment, they will have to put aside their natural instincts and work together to succeed on their journey through this new world.

Animated Feature Film: Wolfwalkers (8+)

Animated Feature Film: Wolfwalkers (8+)

In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack.