Panorama V

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

Amazon Woman

Directed by: Anna Vasof
Short synopsis:

The head does it all. While other body-parts have their separate functions as instruments, the head is an all-purpose tool. The head's universality: Object-oriented media magician Anna Vasof celebrates it, and at the same time questions its primacy.

Doma: Dom v lupini / W domu: Dom w skorupce / At Home: Home in the Shell

Directed by: Renata Gąsiorowska
Short synopsis:

A film that reveals how much more we have locked ourselves down in our bubbles, even though we have so many ways to communicate remotely. On the filmmaker’s relations with the media she gorges herself on, or specifically on her relations with one channel of a streaming platform that she watches non-stop.

Samo več diham / Ma Hingan Lihtsalt Rohkem / I Just Breathe More

Directed by: Bruno Quast
Short synopsis:

Viktoria Grahv's electroacoustic composition "Ma Hingan Lihtsalt Rohkem" (I Just Breathe More) was inspired by the idea of breathing to break free of chains, envisioning a dragon sleeping in a cave. The animation reworks the theme with 3D and sand, inspired by breathing and anxiety.

Jajce / Jaje / The Egg

Directed by: Ana Despot
Short synopsis:

The circle of life is a magnificent concept: the one thing that we unconditionally look after flourishes only after we are already gone. On a deserted island, in a cave on the beach, lives an old turtle who takes care of an egg of unknown origin, trying to make it hatch, unsuccessfully.

Tovo

Directed by: Thomas Steiner
Short synopsis:

Can the ephemeral be caught? Explosive clusters, euphorias, ant hills. Thoughts resemble insects that swarm around us, ("flies in the brain"), Jackson Pollock, small flames or mental flashes, electrical discharges.

Linije / Linije / Lines

Directed by: Ivan Stojković
Short synopsis:

An experimental visualization of a personal diary that talks about struggling childhood and youth turns into a story about family, generations and all the lines they hold.

Flat ‘n’ Round

Directed by: Saverio Madis Santostasi
Short synopsis:

In Flat ’n’ Round we are introduced to a peculiar parallel universe where everybody in the world has been divided into two competing physical forms and fanatical ideologies – flat and round.

Platonova soba / Platón szobája / Plato’s Room

Directed by: Viktória Varró
Short synopsis:

People are waiting in an endless corridor to pay for the movie of their lives. In these movies, they play the protagonists.

Crisis

Directed by: Leopold Maurer
Short synopsis:

A tiny wave triggers a cross-border crisis.

Karantena / Карантин / Quarantine

Directed by: Ivan Andreevski
Short synopsis:

The muffling of external noise that stems from isolation provides us with enough silence to start listening to our inner voice. Hello me, it's nice to meet you.

Princ v slaščičarni / Książę w cukierni / Prince in a Pastry Shop

Directed by: Katarzyna Agopsowicz
Short synopsis:

Seemingly humorous deliberations about happiness. This philosophical parable about a couple eating cakes in a café touches upon fundamental issues – the elusiveness of happiness, the fact that we are not always able to perceive it, let alone experience it as fully as possible.

Panorama V

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

Amazon Woman

Directed by: Anna Vasof
Short synopsis:

The head does it all. While other body-parts have their separate functions as instruments, the head is an all-purpose tool. The head's universality: Object-oriented media magician Anna Vasof celebrates it, and at the same time questions its primacy.

Short synopsis:

A film that reveals how much more we have locked ourselves down in our bubbles, even though we have so many ways to communicate remotely. On the filmmaker’s relations with the media she gorges herself on, or specifically on her relations with one channel of a streaming platform that she watches non-stop.

Short synopsis:

Viktoria Grahv's electroacoustic composition "Ma Hingan Lihtsalt Rohkem" (I Just Breathe More) was inspired by the idea of breathing to break free of chains, envisioning a dragon sleeping in a cave. The animation reworks the theme with 3D and sand, inspired by breathing and anxiety.

Jajce / Jaje / The Egg

Directed by: Ana Despot
Short synopsis:

The circle of life is a magnificent concept: the one thing that we unconditionally look after flourishes only after we are already gone. On a deserted island, in a cave on the beach, lives an old turtle who takes care of an egg of unknown origin, trying to make it hatch, unsuccessfully.

Tovo

Directed by: Thomas Steiner
Short synopsis:

Can the ephemeral be caught? Explosive clusters, euphorias, ant hills. Thoughts resemble insects that swarm around us, ("flies in the brain"), Jackson Pollock, small flames or mental flashes, electrical discharges.

Linije / Linije / Lines

Directed by: Ivan Stojković
Short synopsis:

An experimental visualization of a personal diary that talks about struggling childhood and youth turns into a story about family, generations and all the lines they hold.

Flat ‘n’ Round

Directed by: Saverio Madis Santostasi
Short synopsis:

In Flat ’n’ Round we are introduced to a peculiar parallel universe where everybody in the world has been divided into two competing physical forms and fanatical ideologies – flat and round.

Short synopsis:

People are waiting in an endless corridor to pay for the movie of their lives. In these movies, they play the protagonists.

Crisis

Directed by: Leopold Maurer
Short synopsis:

A tiny wave triggers a cross-border crisis.

Karantena / Карантин / Quarantine

Directed by: Ivan Andreevski
Short synopsis:

The muffling of external noise that stems from isolation provides us with enough silence to start listening to our inner voice. Hello me, it's nice to meet you.

Short synopsis:

Seemingly humorous deliberations about happiness. This philosophical parable about a couple eating cakes in a café touches upon fundamental issues – the elusiveness of happiness, the fact that we are not always able to perceive it, let alone experience it as fully as possible.