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International Competition 1
24. April 2018, 20:00 - 23:00
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!
La Bataille de San Romano (The Battle of San Romano)
Regie Director: Georges Schwizgebel / Schweiz / 07/2017 / 00:02:25 min. / Produktion Production: Studio GDS, Schwizgebel
A movement within a painting, which begins with the savagery of a battle and comes to a halt in a rendition of a masterpiece of the 15th Century by Paolo Uccello.
Late Afternoon (Late Afternoon)
Regie Director: Louise Bagnall / Irland / 07/2017 / 00:09:23 min.
Emily finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She dives back into her memories to relive different moments from her life. Emily must look into her past in order to connect with the present.
Regie Director: SAMO (Anna Bergmann), Andre Hörmann / Deutschland / 12/2017 / 00:15:00 min.
Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bomb explosion of Hiroshima. During Obon, the annual Japanese commemoration, she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories. Akiko’s childhood consisted of rejections and beatings. But in Hiroshima’s ruins Akiko finally experiences fatherly love.
Regie Director: Jonatan Schwenk / Deutschland / 06/2017 / 00:10:14 min. / Verleih Distribution:
After a flood, some fish got stuck in old trees. In danger of drying-out they scream sharply. Woken up by the noise, the inhabitants of a nearby cave don’t feel happy about the unintended gathering.
Regie Director: Michaela Müller / Schweiz, Kroatien / 06/2017 / 00:10:35 min. / Weltvertrieb World Sales: SCHICK Productions
Airports – the pinnacle of modern society, places where the limits of borders, security and tolerance are constantly tested. While for some the journey starts, for others it suddenly ends.
AUTO NOM (AUTO NOM)
Regie Director: Julius Steinhauser / Deutschland / / 00:02:09 min. / Produktion Production: foam Studio
“Auto Nom“ offers an upbeat alternative on unexpected consequences of autonomous mobility. „Autonomous Rolf“, the fictitious self-driving classical German car gets under your hood with its freedom loving behaviour.
Regie Director: Nikita Diakur / Deutschland / 06/2017 / 00:11:54 min.
An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief.
Regie Director: Gauthier Ammeux, Valentine Baillon, Benjamin Chaumény, Alexandre Dumez, Léa Finucci, Marina Roger / Frankreich / 06/2017 / 00:07:33 min. / Produktion Production: École MoPA / Weltvertrieb World Sales: YUMMY FILMS
A tiger, escaping his hunter, ends up in a space station occupied by an astronaut and his goldfish…