Main Competition III

Length: 76′

The best new animated films from Central and Eastern Europe in the running for the Audience Award and the Jury Grand Prix. The filmmakers featured in this strand include animation legends and debut filmmakers alike, and everyone in between.

Zima

Directed by: Tomek Popakul, Kasumi Ozeki
Short synopsis:

A punk Christmas tale of a small fisherman's village.

Sit Down, Don’t Touch Anything

Directed by: Frederic Siegel
Short synopsis:

A face is born out of chaos. It struggles to exist. It struggles to find its purpose. It struggles to sit on a chair. In fact, it struggles with a lot of things. But thank god, it’s trying.

Y

Directed by: Matea Kovač
Short synopsis:

An empty paper depicts a struggle between artistic composition and decomposition as the voice of the narrator-protagonist reminisces about her tumultuous relationship with a former girlfriend.

Precej bolje / Daug Geresnis / Way Better

Directed by: Skirmanta Jakaitė
Short synopsis:

A man is waiting for test results. He expects the worst but at the same time hopes for the best. Distressed and afraid, he spends a week in a limbo of his own creation, neither here nor there, dreading the things that haven't happened yet.

Alef / Aleph

Directed by: Slobodan Tomić
Short synopsis:

The protagonist becomes entangled in a world of simultaneous events. He experiences humanity's fears and sufferings. The accent is on continuous metamorphoses and an atmosphere of anxiety. Ultimately, he assumes the identity of Aleph.

Eeva

Directed by: Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak
Short synopsis:

It’s pouring down with rain at the funeral. There’s a lot of crying, too much wine, several woodpeckers and a couple of dreams that fill in the gaps.

Main Competition III

Length: 76′

The best new animated films from Central and Eastern Europe in the running for the Audience Award and the Jury Grand Prix. The filmmakers featured in this strand include animation legends and debut filmmakers alike, and everyone in between.

Zima

Directed by: Tomek Popakul, Kasumi Ozeki
Short synopsis:

A punk Christmas tale of a small fisherman's village.

Sit Down, Don’t Touch Anything

Directed by: Frederic Siegel
Short synopsis:

A face is born out of chaos. It struggles to exist. It struggles to find its purpose. It struggles to sit on a chair. In fact, it struggles with a lot of things. But thank god, it’s trying.

Y

Directed by: Matea Kovač
Short synopsis:

An empty paper depicts a struggle between artistic composition and decomposition as the voice of the narrator-protagonist reminisces about her tumultuous relationship with a former girlfriend.

Precej bolje / Daug Geresnis / Way Better

Directed by: Skirmanta Jakaitė
Short synopsis:

A man is waiting for test results. He expects the worst but at the same time hopes for the best. Distressed and afraid, he spends a week in a limbo of his own creation, neither here nor there, dreading the things that haven't happened yet.

Alef / Aleph

Directed by: Slobodan Tomić
Short synopsis:

The protagonist becomes entangled in a world of simultaneous events. He experiences humanity's fears and sufferings. The accent is on continuous metamorphoses and an atmosphere of anxiety. Ultimately, he assumes the identity of Aleph.

Eeva

Directed by: Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak
Short synopsis:

It’s pouring down with rain at the funeral. There’s a lot of crying, too much wine, several woodpeckers and a couple of dreams that fill in the gaps.

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