Length: 73′

A programme of the best animated shorts from around the world, programmed to give you a thorough insight into the latest developments and trends in auteur animation, including many award-winners from some of the leading international festivals.

Dealing with War

Directed by: Andreas Hykade
Short synopsis:

Two sheep, one dog. Two sheep: “Peace”. The dog wags his tail, opens his mouth showing six sharp teeth, screams: “War!”

Letter to a Pig

Directed by: Tal Kantor
Short synopsis:

A traumatic memory of a Holocaust survivor sends a young schoolgirl on an inner journey, searching for her own path as the boundary between the animal and human nature blurs.

The Debutante

Directed by: Elizabeth Hobbs
Short synopsis:

A spirited young woman persuades a hyena from London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance held in her honour. Their plan requires a surprising amount of artistry and violence.

Please Let Me In

Directed by: Peter Millard
Short synopsis:

please let me in. i want more. let me in.

Slepi pisatelj / L’Écrivain aveugle / The Blind Writer

Directed by: Georges Sifianos
Short synopsis:

The film’s drawings were made blindfolded, using only tactile cues. This challenge reflects the writer’s dilemmas facing ideological certainties. In a world of communication where custom images and opinions are constructed, how can one discern the essential? Appearances, do they correspond to reality?

Dnevi, ki (ni)so bili / Los días que (nunca) fueron / The Days That (Never) Were

Directed by: Kevin Iglesias Rodríguez, Pedro Rivero
Short synopsis:

Three characters are about to have the time of their lives... until a strange phenomenon appears to interrupt everything.

Hysteresis

Directed by: Robert Seidel
Short synopsis:

Hysteresis intimately weaves a transformative fabric between Seidels’s abstract projection and queer performer Tsuki’s choreography. Using machine learning to mediate these lagged re-presentations, the film intentionally corrupts the AI’s strategies to unveil a delicate, flamboyant visual language.

Potnik / Pasajero / Passenger

Directed by: Juan Pablo Zaramella
Short synopsis:

A journey through the conflicting relationship between a man, his social environment, and codes.

The Flying Sailor

Directed by: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
Short synopsis:

Inspired by true events, the film is a meditation on a sailor's unexpected voyage.

Best of the World II

Length: 73′

A programme of the best animated shorts from around the world, programmed to give you a thorough insight into the latest developments and trends in auteur animation, including many award-winners from some of the leading international festivals.

Dealing with War

Directed by: Andreas Hykade
Short synopsis:

Two sheep, one dog. Two sheep: “Peace”. The dog wags his tail, opens his mouth showing six sharp teeth, screams: “War!”

Letter to a Pig

Directed by: Tal Kantor
Short synopsis:

A traumatic memory of a Holocaust survivor sends a young schoolgirl on an inner journey, searching for her own path as the boundary between the animal and human nature blurs.

The Debutante

Directed by: Elizabeth Hobbs
Short synopsis:

A spirited young woman persuades a hyena from London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance held in her honour. Their plan requires a surprising amount of artistry and violence.

Please Let Me In

Directed by: Peter Millard
Short synopsis:

please let me in. i want more. let me in.

Short synopsis:

The film’s drawings were made blindfolded, using only tactile cues. This challenge reflects the writer’s dilemmas facing ideological certainties. In a world of communication where custom images and opinions are constructed, how can one discern the essential? Appearances, do they correspond to reality?

Short synopsis:

Three characters are about to have the time of their lives... until a strange phenomenon appears to interrupt everything.

Hysteresis

Directed by: Robert Seidel
Short synopsis:

Hysteresis intimately weaves a transformative fabric between Seidels’s abstract projection and queer performer Tsuki’s choreography. Using machine learning to mediate these lagged re-presentations, the film intentionally corrupts the AI’s strategies to unveil a delicate, flamboyant visual language.

Potnik / Pasajero / Passenger

Directed by: Juan Pablo Zaramella
Short synopsis:

A journey through the conflicting relationship between a man, his social environment, and codes.

The Flying Sailor

Directed by: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
Short synopsis:

Inspired by true events, the film is a meditation on a sailor's unexpected voyage.