Length: 75′

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.

Our Pain

Directed by: Shunsaku Hayashi
Short synopsis:

Our common pain, although experienced individually and uniquely, is what connects us. It is the ambiguity and variety of our existence that allows us to imagine an infinity of variables. Some of these alternatives may be malignant, and some benign.

Still Life with Woman, Tea and Letter

Directed by: Tess Martin
Short synopsis:

A photograph is a window into the past, but sometimes, the border between past and present is not entirely clear. This stop-motion animation invites us to think about our relationship to time, by portraying one woman caught in the middle.

Via Dolorosa

Directed by: Rachel Gutgarts
Short synopsis:

Between drug addictions, first discoveries of sexuality and constant state of war, the filmmaker seeks her own lost youth, loitering Jerusalem’s hardcore streets.

Draga jaz / Priyo Ami / Dear Me

Directed by: Suchana Saha
Short synopsis:

A film about a woman who is in search of herself. She discovers unpleasant truths, childhood traumas and deals with her fragmented reality. It is a journey of discoveries about loneliness, madness and emptiness within herself and how she comes to terms with it.

Skoraj pozabljena / Quase me Lembro / Almost Forgotten

Directed by: Dimitrije Mihajlović, Miguel Lima
Short synopsis:

A woman wanders through the impermanence of her childhood memories, trying to rebuild the story of the house where her grandfather lived.

Zunaj / Obok / Outside

Directed by: Izabela Plucinska
Short synopsis:

The coal-drawn film Outside tells the story of domestic violence.

Hadis

Directed by: Nazrin Aghamaliyeva
Short synopsis:

In a world ruled by crows and discrimination, a young girl decides to fight for justice.

Potopljena / 泡 / Soaked In

Directed by: Shiyu Tang
Short synopsis:

In a humid and warm place, I existed.
The whitewashed "gender selection" takes place in two different spaces, where satisfaction and despair mingle.

Kar se premika, živi / Ce qui bouge est vivant / Whatever Moves Is Alive

Directed by: Noémie Marsily
Short synopsis:

While slugs wander across the kitchen floor, Noémie draws up her self-portrait, shifting and fragmented, on the edge between the intimate and the hubbub of the world.

Beautiful Figures

Directed by: Soetkin Verstegen
Short synopsis:

Thoughts ripple over the pages of a personal notebook, kept during a stay at different science labs in Zürich. They float from one to another, like a mind map of unfinished ideas on memory, medical imaging, cells, and aging.

Best of the World II

Length: 75′

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.

Our Pain

Directed by: Shunsaku Hayashi
Short synopsis:

Our common pain, although experienced individually and uniquely, is what connects us. It is the ambiguity and variety of our existence that allows us to imagine an infinity of variables. Some of these alternatives may be malignant, and some benign.

Still Life with Woman, Tea and Letter

Directed by: Tess Martin
Short synopsis:

A photograph is a window into the past, but sometimes, the border between past and present is not entirely clear. This stop-motion animation invites us to think about our relationship to time, by portraying one woman caught in the middle.

Via Dolorosa

Directed by: Rachel Gutgarts
Short synopsis:

Between drug addictions, first discoveries of sexuality and constant state of war, the filmmaker seeks her own lost youth, loitering Jerusalem’s hardcore streets.

Draga jaz / Priyo Ami / Dear Me

Directed by: Suchana Saha
Short synopsis:

A film about a woman who is in search of herself. She discovers unpleasant truths, childhood traumas and deals with her fragmented reality. It is a journey of discoveries about loneliness, madness and emptiness within herself and how she comes to terms with it.

Skoraj pozabljena / Quase me Lembro / Almost Forgotten

Directed by: Dimitrije Mihajlović, Miguel Lima
Short synopsis:

A woman wanders through the impermanence of her childhood memories, trying to rebuild the story of the house where her grandfather lived.

Zunaj / Obok / Outside

Directed by: Izabela Plucinska
Short synopsis:

The coal-drawn film Outside tells the story of domestic violence.

Hadis

Directed by: Nazrin Aghamaliyeva
Short synopsis:

In a world ruled by crows and discrimination, a young girl decides to fight for justice.

Potopljena / 泡 / Soaked In

Directed by: Shiyu Tang
Short synopsis:

In a humid and warm place, I existed.
The whitewashed "gender selection" takes place in two different spaces, where satisfaction and despair mingle.

Short synopsis:

While slugs wander across the kitchen floor, Noémie draws up her self-portrait, shifting and fragmented, on the edge between the intimate and the hubbub of the world.

Beautiful Figures

Directed by: Soetkin Verstegen
Short synopsis:

Thoughts ripple over the pages of a personal notebook, kept during a stay at different science labs in Zürich. They float from one to another, like a mind map of unfinished ideas on memory, medical imaging, cells, and aging.