Main Competition IV

Length: 95′

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.

Hardly Working

Directed by: Total Refusal
Short synopsis:

An ethnographic exploration of the work and life realities of non-player characters, the digital extras in video games. Their labour loops, activity patterns as well as bugs and malfunctions paint a vivid analogy for work under capitalism.

Država / Republika / The Republic

Directed by: Antonia Begušić
Short synopsis:

- Well, Adeimantus, has our state now grown to its full size? - Perhaps. - Then, where in it shall we find justice or injustice? If they have come in with one of the elements we have been considering, can you say with which one? - I have no idea, Socrates; unless it be somewhere in peoples dealings with one another.”
(Republic, Plato)

Razosebljenje / Обезличаване / Depersonalization

Directed by: Spartak Jordanov
Short synopsis:

The film interprets the theme of the loss of personality. The events flow into each other, degenerate in the logic of some irreversible and unnatural randomness. The tree grows and buries its crown back into the earth, the world returns to primal matter, the consumer is consumed.

’Prototipo

Directed by: Tina Frank, General Magic
Short synopsis:

Exploding with saturated light, colour, movement and synaesthetic sound, ’Prototipo is a perception shifting audiovisual work based on two live recordings by General Magic ∞ Tina Frank in 2022 in Vienna and London.

Kompozicija obstoječih izkušenj / Kompozycja z przeżyć istniejących / Composition of Existing Experiences

Directed by: Joanna Szlembarska
Short synopsis:

The excerpts from the life of a Woman and a Man are merged with images heralding impending danger.

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.

Od ene slike … k drugi / D’une peinture… à l’autre / From one Painting… to Another

Directed by: Georges Schwizgebel
Short synopsis:

An immersion in art through two paintings on the same subject created half a century apart.

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.

Antipolis

Directed by: Kaspar Jancis
Short synopsis:

Some people believe that the Earth is flat. And then there are those who think that somewhere there, under the Crust of the Earth, another civilization exists. The events of Antipolis take place in the world inside the Earth. Unlike some of the well-informed inhabitants of our civilization, the occupants of Antipolis have no idea that they are living inside a gigantic globe. Getting to know this is a sobering shock.

Main Competition IV

Length: 95′

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.

Hardly Working

Directed by: Total Refusal
Short synopsis:

An ethnographic exploration of the work and life realities of non-player characters, the digital extras in video games. Their labour loops, activity patterns as well as bugs and malfunctions paint a vivid analogy for work under capitalism.

Država / Republika / The Republic

Directed by: Antonia Begušić
Short synopsis:

- Well, Adeimantus, has our state now grown to its full size? - Perhaps. - Then, where in it shall we find justice or injustice? If they have come in with one of the elements we have been considering, can you say with which one? - I have no idea, Socrates; unless it be somewhere in peoples dealings with one another.”
(Republic, Plato)

Short synopsis:

The film interprets the theme of the loss of personality. The events flow into each other, degenerate in the logic of some irreversible and unnatural randomness. The tree grows and buries its crown back into the earth, the world returns to primal matter, the consumer is consumed.

’Prototipo

Directed by: Tina Frank, General Magic
Short synopsis:

Exploding with saturated light, colour, movement and synaesthetic sound, ’Prototipo is a perception shifting audiovisual work based on two live recordings by General Magic ∞ Tina Frank in 2022 in Vienna and London.

Short synopsis:

The excerpts from the life of a Woman and a Man are merged with images heralding impending danger.

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:

An immersion in art through two paintings on the same subject created half a century apart.

Short synopsis:

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

Antipolis

Directed by: Kaspar Jancis
Short synopsis:

Some people believe that the Earth is flat. And then there are those who think that somewhere there, under the Crust of the Earth, another civilization exists. The events of Antipolis take place in the world inside the Earth. Unlike some of the well-informed inhabitants of our civilization, the occupants of Antipolis have no idea that they are living inside a gigantic globe. Getting to know this is a sobering shock.

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