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Live-Broadcast: Opening Ceremony incl. International Competition
2. May , 20:00 - 22:50
Celebrate the start of the 24th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film with us. Presenter Markus Brock introduces the juries of this year’s competition categories and leads you through the first program block of the International Competition (short film). The opening ceremony takes place in Gloria 1 and will be broadcast live to Gloria 2 (limited ticket contingent). You can also watch the gala in the live stream.
The International Competition (IC) is the beating heart of the festival. The best of current animated shorts from around the world are shown in this section. Films are humorous, contemplative, creative, or critical. An international jury selects the best animated short film of the year which will be honoured in the grand awards ceremony on Sunday. But you get to vote as well: Choose your favourite film for the SWR Audience Award!
Une Tête Disparaît (The Head Vanishes)
Regie Director: Franck Dion / Frankreich / 01/2016 / 00:09:28 min. / Produktion Production: Papy3D Productions / Verleih Distribution: / Weltvertrieb World Sales: Papy3D Productions
Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, for her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself, like a big girl!
Nocna ptica (Nighthawk)
Regie Director: Spela Cadez / Slowenien, Kroatien / 08/2016 / 00:08:50 min. / Produktion Production: Bonobostudio, Finta film / Weltvertrieb World Sales: Bonobostudio
A badger lies motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They soon realise that the animal is not dead, the badger is dead drunk! When the police attempt to drag the creature off the road, he wakes up and things take a strange turn.
Zentralmuseum (Central Museum)
Regie Director: Jochen Kuhn / Deutschland / 09/2016 / 00:14:40 min.
Inheriting a museum…
Life Cycles (Life Cycles)
Regie Director: Ross Hogg / Großbritannien / 10/2016 / 00:04:17 min.
An observational exploration of routine, monotony, attention and distraction. Using a rule-based, rhythmical structure, the film elevates the mundane, personal and relatable aspects of life whilst offsetting them with more serious, global issues which continually seep into our lives, becoming commonplace. Will we continue to let events pass us by uncontested, or will we decide to break the cycle?
Cavalls Morts (Dead Horses)
Regie Director: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas / Spanien / 09/2016 / 00:06:15 min. / Produktion Production: I + G Stop Motion
In an isolated and unknown place during a war a child is forced to flee. On his way, there are horse corpses everywhere. Only dead horses. Why? Why have the horses decided to kill themselves?
Lyuk (The Hatchway)
Regie Director: Igor Melnikov, Natalia Mirzoyan / Russland / 10/2015 / 00:06:30 min. / Produktion Production: Petersburg Animation Studio / Weltvertrieb World Sales: RuShortFilm
The story about what happens if you pay attention to the small things and go exploring the hidden hatchways.
Jag var en vinnare (I was a winner)
Regie Director: Jonas Odell / Schweden / 02/2016 / 00:14:00 min. / Produktion Production: Swedish Film Institute
In the film we get to share three very different stories onthe subject of computer game addiction, told through a mix ofdocumentary interviews and animation.
Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon (Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon)
Regie Director: Tomer Eshed / Deutschland / 05/2016 / 00:03:32 min. / Produktion Production: ABC Lumatic / Verleih Distribution: / Weltvertrieb World Sales: Interfilm Berlin – Internationales Kurzfilmfestival und Kurzfilmverleih
The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before…