AFN Presents: That’s What She Said

Length: 76′

The programme brings to the audience a thoughtfully selected collection of outstanding short audiovisual works by female and female-identifying filmmakers from the last editions of the Animation Festival Network member festivals. Programmers of Animateka, Animest, Fest Anča, Animafest and Anifilm acknowledge the female power and stress the importance of female voices in the industry of animated films. The selection introduces unique entertaining as well as dark stories told in various animation techniques.

Nad oblaki / Felhők felett / Above the Clouds

Directed by: Vivien Hárshegyi
Short synopsis:

The main character starts to feel deeper emotions for a guy, but she is afraid of falling in love again because of her past with her first love. So she runs off, rushing memories taking her to an imaginary journey and forcing her to untangle her confused mind and heart.

Mariupol. Sto noči / Маріуполь. Сто ночей / Mariupol. A Hundred Nights

Directed by: Sofija Melnik
Short synopsis:

It is a story of a little girl, who wakes up on 24 February 2022 because of the air alert and tries to find someone living in the burning city. The main character is based on the story of Alice, a 4-year-old girl, who stayed in the blocked Mariupol during the first months of Russian invasion.

Obleka za finale / Haljina za finale / Her Dress for the Final

Directed by: Martina Meštrović
Short synopsis:

One day, my granny dyed her wedding dress black. She wanted to be buried in it.

Družinski portret / Obiteljski portret / The Family Portrait

Directed by: Lea Vidaković
Short synopsis:

As Austro-Hungary teeters on collapse, Andras and his daughter are taken aback by the visit from Andras' unpredictable brother, Zoltan, who comes accompanied by his large family.

Neporavnani / Koniunkcja / Misaligned

Directed by: Marta Magnuska
Short synopsis:

A woman and a man are in a room, a gecko sits in a terrarium, several flies are circling a lamp. Gradually we find more and more dependencies and analogies between their activities and observed elements as the rhythm of their universes accelerates.

Čez črepinje / Přes střepy / Rising Above

Directed by: Natálie Durchánková
Short synopsis:

An animated documentary based on the real-life account provided by a survivor of a sexually motivated violent assault and her journey of recovery as she comes to terms with the trauma.

Pes, kruh in cvetje jutrišnjega dne / Câine, pâine și florile de mâine / Dog, bread and the flowers from tomorrow

Directed by: Mihaela Mîndru
Short synopsis:

Why do we have so many customs and rules to see our loved ones off in the afterlife? A child fascinated by the customs of a funeral in a Moldovan village forgets about the funeral. We follow the child’s imagination assimilating the folkloric traditions, trying to understand what is going on.

Hobotnica Banana Mišmaš / Octopus Banana Hotchpotch

Directed by: Milanka Fabjančič
Short synopsis:

The lively and spirited journey through the lives of best friends, twin souls Mila and Mara, is a colorful adventure of two quite different life paths nourished and driven by decades of sisterhood love.

Dvom / Pochybnost / Doubt

Directed by: Adela Križovenská
Short synopsis:

A short animated essay, which uses non-narrative, abstract visuals to talk about the emotional struggle of the author with her own creativity.

AFN Presents: That’s What She Said

Length: 76′

The programme brings to the audience a thoughtfully selected collection of outstanding short audiovisual works by female and female-identifying filmmakers from the last editions of the Animation Festival Network member festivals. Programmers of Animateka, Animest, Fest Anča, Animafest and Anifilm acknowledge the female power and stress the importance of female voices in the industry of animated films. The selection introduces unique entertaining as well as dark stories told in various animation techniques.

Nad oblaki / Felhők felett / Above the Clouds

Directed by: Vivien Hárshegyi
Short synopsis:

The main character starts to feel deeper emotions for a guy, but she is afraid of falling in love again because of her past with her first love. So she runs off, rushing memories taking her to an imaginary journey and forcing her to untangle her confused mind and heart.

Short synopsis:

It is a story of a little girl, who wakes up on 24 February 2022 because of the air alert and tries to find someone living in the burning city. The main character is based on the story of Alice, a 4-year-old girl, who stayed in the blocked Mariupol during the first months of Russian invasion.

Short synopsis:

One day, my granny dyed her wedding dress black. She wanted to be buried in it.

Short synopsis:

As Austro-Hungary teeters on collapse, Andras and his daughter are taken aback by the visit from Andras' unpredictable brother, Zoltan, who comes accompanied by his large family.

Neporavnani / Koniunkcja / Misaligned

Directed by: Marta Magnuska
Short synopsis:

A woman and a man are in a room, a gecko sits in a terrarium, several flies are circling a lamp. Gradually we find more and more dependencies and analogies between their activities and observed elements as the rhythm of their universes accelerates.

Čez črepinje / Přes střepy / Rising Above

Directed by: Natálie Durchánková
Short synopsis:

An animated documentary based on the real-life account provided by a survivor of a sexually motivated violent assault and her journey of recovery as she comes to terms with the trauma.

Short synopsis:

Why do we have so many customs and rules to see our loved ones off in the afterlife? A child fascinated by the customs of a funeral in a Moldovan village forgets about the funeral. We follow the child’s imagination assimilating the folkloric traditions, trying to understand what is going on.

Short synopsis:

The lively and spirited journey through the lives of best friends, twin souls Mila and Mara, is a colorful adventure of two quite different life paths nourished and driven by decades of sisterhood love.

Dvom / Pochybnost / Doubt

Directed by: Adela Križovenská
Short synopsis:

A short animated essay, which uses non-narrative, abstract visuals to talk about the emotional struggle of the author with her own creativity.