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International Competition 3
4. May , 21:00 - 22:30
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!
Le Fil d’Ariane (Ariadne’s Thread)
Regie Director: Claude Luyet / Schweiz / 02/2016 / 00:13:00 min. / Produktion Production: Studio GDS
Ariadne is playing with a ball. She is interrupted, as her mother calls her inside. She loses her ball, along with her childhood. The 20th Century and Ariadne‘s life take place out on her balcony. As Ariadne nears the end of her life, she regains her lost childhood.
Johnno’s Dead (Johnno’s Dead)
Regie Director: Chris Shepherd / Frankreich, Großbritannien / 2016 / 00:08:26 min. / Produktion Production: Autour de Minuit / Weltvertrieb World Sales: Autour de Minuit
Despite having time to reflect upon his twelve years behind bars, he can’t shake off the ghosts of the past. If he could catch up with Johnno, the guy who put in him in prison. Make him understand what it was like to have entire life wasted… But the narrator’s obsession sets him on the path to his own destruction as he wreaks his revenge on Johnno.
Roda Pantura (Roda Pantura)
Regie Director: Hizkia Subiyantoro / Indonesien / 06/2016 / 00:18:30 min. / Produktion Production: HIZART
In 1998, an Indonesian truck driver struggles to support his family during the economic crisis. Under pressure from his job, he gets caught up in the Pantura (Java north coast road) lifestyle and indulges in alcohol, gambling and even prostitution.
L’Horizon de Bene (Bene’s Horizon)
Regie Director: Eloic Gimenez, Jumi Yoon / Frankreich / 08/2016 / 00:12:53 min. / Produktion Production: 3xPlus
In the African rainforest, Bene is a child who survives under the rule of bloodthirsty hunters. But one day, after he meets a baby gorilla, it becomes his turn to be hunted.
Figury niemozliwe i inne historie II (Impossible Figures and Other Stories II)
Regie Director: Marta Pajek / Polen / 06/2016 / 00:14:40 min. / Produktion Production: Polski Instytut Sztuki FilmowejPolish Film Institute / Weltvertrieb World Sales: Krakow Film Foundation
A woman trips and falls, while rushing around the house. She gets up, only to discover, that her home has unusual features – it is built from paradoxes, filled with illusions and covered with patterns.
Branded Dreams (Branded Dreams)
Regie Director: Studio Smack / Niederlande / 12/2015 / 00:02:13 min. / Produktion Production: Studio Smack / Weltvertrieb World Sales: KLIK! Distribution Service
Our dreams are the last safe and add-free places, so it seems. But what happens when advertisers have the possibility to enter our dreams?
Regie Director: Juliette Viger / Dänemark / 06/2015 / 00:07:37 min. / Weltvertrieb World Sales: The Animation Workshop
Sally, an introverted 15-year-old girl, tries to tame her wolf father who has lost himself in wilderness.
Deer Flower (Deer Flower)
Regie Director: Kangmin Kim / Südkorea / 11/2015 / 00:07:34 min. / Produktion Production: Studio zazac / Weltvertrieb World Sales: KIAFA[AniSEED]
In the summer of 1992, Dujung, an elementary student, goes to a farm in the suburbs with his parents. While his parents believe the expensive and rare specialty from the farm will strengthen their son’s body, Dujung suffers side effects.