Animated Documentaries II

Length: 76′

Animated documentaries are a genre that has been growing in popularity for years now, with filmmakers and spectators alike. For filmmakers, this is a chance to show or conceal things that are easier to show or conceal than in a conventional documentary. For spectators, it is a chance to delve into intriguing stories that no conventional documentary can convey. A win-win genre.

Skejterski zvezek / The Skatebook

Directed by: Sofia Negri
Short synopsis:

What’s this noise? Who’s that skater down the alley trying to land the same trick for the nth time? If you want to know better, have a look at the animated pages of the Skatebook, which reveal the thoughts, memories, hopes and fears of the expanding skateboarding scene in London.

Madeleine

Directed by: Raquel Sancinetti
Short synopsis:

Every week, two friends born 67 years apart share their life stories in a senior home's living room. The younger friend convinces the 107-year-old lady to join her in an adventure: a road trip to the sea.

Magda

Directed by: Adela Kaczmarek
Short synopsis:

Podhale, Poland, winter of 1939. Magda (15) is an excellent skier. She joins the Polish Resistance and helps by bringing documents and fugitives across the mountains into Slovakia. One day she learns that the group of 23 pilots urgently need to cross the border, as Gestapo is on their heels.

V gozdu so ljudje / W lesie są ludzie / There Are People in the Forest

Directed by: Szymon Ruczyński
Short synopsis:

An animated documentary showcasing the dramatic situation of refugees, for whom the forested border became a deadly trap.

Plavanje z rokavčki / Swimming With Wings

Directed by: Daphna Awadish Golan
Short synopsis:

A short animated documentary exploring the immigration experience through the eyes of a little Israeli girl learning how to swim with clothes on in the Netherlands.

Armat

Directed by: Élodie Dermange
Short synopsis:

Élodie tries to find out more about her family’s Armenian origins. She interviews her father, her uncle, her great aunt, and discovers a harsh history where violence and the inability to express love are passed down from generation to generation.

Rdečilo: Osupljivo popotovanje / Blush – An Extraordinary Voyage

Directed by: Iiti Yli-Harja
Short synopsis:

For 18-year-old Finnish–Kosovan Fatu, a simple visit to the grocery store feels as nerve-racking as a lunar expedition: for the first time in his life, he’s wearing makeup in public. Luckily his best friend Rai, a young woman on the spectrum of autism, is there to ferociously support him through the voyage.

Animated Documentaries II

Length: 76′

Animated documentaries are a genre that has been growing in popularity for years now, with filmmakers and spectators alike. For filmmakers, this is a chance to show or conceal things that are easier to show or conceal than in a conventional documentary. For spectators, it is a chance to delve into intriguing stories that no conventional documentary can convey. A win-win genre.

Skejterski zvezek / The Skatebook

Directed by: Sofia Negri
Short synopsis:

What’s this noise? Who’s that skater down the alley trying to land the same trick for the nth time? If you want to know better, have a look at the animated pages of the Skatebook, which reveal the thoughts, memories, hopes and fears of the expanding skateboarding scene in London.

Madeleine

Directed by: Raquel Sancinetti
Short synopsis:

Every week, two friends born 67 years apart share their life stories in a senior home's living room. The younger friend convinces the 107-year-old lady to join her in an adventure: a road trip to the sea.

Magda

Directed by: Adela Kaczmarek
Short synopsis:

Podhale, Poland, winter of 1939. Magda (15) is an excellent skier. She joins the Polish Resistance and helps by bringing documents and fugitives across the mountains into Slovakia. One day she learns that the group of 23 pilots urgently need to cross the border, as Gestapo is on their heels.

Short synopsis:

An animated documentary showcasing the dramatic situation of refugees, for whom the forested border became a deadly trap.

Plavanje z rokavčki / Swimming With Wings

Directed by: Daphna Awadish Golan
Short synopsis:

A short animated documentary exploring the immigration experience through the eyes of a little Israeli girl learning how to swim with clothes on in the Netherlands.

Armat

Directed by: Élodie Dermange
Short synopsis:

Élodie tries to find out more about her family’s Armenian origins. She interviews her father, her uncle, her great aunt, and discovers a harsh history where violence and the inability to express love are passed down from generation to generation.

Short synopsis:

For 18-year-old Finnish–Kosovan Fatu, a simple visit to the grocery store feels as nerve-racking as a lunar expedition: for the first time in his life, he’s wearing makeup in public. Luckily his best friend Rai, a young woman on the spectrum of autism, is there to ferociously support him through the voyage.