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International Competition 4
5. 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!
Jsme přece lidi (We’re Human. After All)
Regie Director: Jan Míka / Tschechien / 10/2016 / 00:17:31 min.
During a harsh winter, the hare must face the freeze, the hunger and the danger coming from hunters or other animals. In a chase with a fox the hare gets close to a human dwelling and he finds out how good, comfortable and safe life the rabbits have. The hare decides for a radical change and he starts to live in the rabbit-hutch.
Regie Director: Dina Velikovskaya / Russland / 03/2016 / 00:08:45 min.
Kukuschka is a bird, who follows the sun. It seems to her as if she already could touch It, but the Sun is still far away. Suddenly she is not alone anymore, but for two it’s even more difficult to keep going so fast. She will reach the Sun, maybe tommorow, maybe the day after…
Ultima Chamada (Final Call)
Regie Director: Sara Barbas / Portugal / 09/2016 / 00:11:40 min. / Produktion Production: Animanostra-Imagens E Ideias, Lda.
Catarina, a cat, bumps in to her old flame Diogo, a dog, at airport security. During a very awkward conversation with heavy underlying subtext, and constantly interrupted by airport security staff and procedures, Catarina and Diogo realise they made a big mistake due to an even greater misunderstanding.
Pour une poignée de girolles (A fistful of girolles)
Regie Director: Julien Grande / Belgien / 06/2016 / 00:07:20 min. / Produktion Production: Distribution ADIFAC / Weltvertrieb World Sales: ADIFAC
The epic day of a mushroom seeker…
Regie Director: Anne Breymann / Deutschland / 12/2016 / 00:05:18 min.
SAMT (silence) (SAMT (silence))
Regie Director: Chadi Aoun / Libanon / 03/2016 / 00:15:00 min. / Produktion Production: Yelostudio
In a fanatic dictatorship. Modern dance is the secret code of the silent resistance. At out-of-the-way places in town young people celebrate the hidden joy of life with their bodies, cope with the terror they experienced. ,Samt (silence)’ is an introductionto a dysfunctional society about to implode.
Alphonse s’égare (Alphonse Gets Lost)
Regie Director: Catherine Buffat, Jean-Luc Greco / Frankreich / 09/2016 / 00:14:00 min. / Produktion Production: La Poudrière
In a school corridor, Alphonse catches a girl who suddenly faints in front of him. He tries to kiss her, but another student shows up and makes a fool out of him. 3 months later, it’s summer. Alphonse is excited at the idea of spending the month of August alone, without his roommate.