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International Competition 2 (Rep.)
26. April 2018, 10:00 - 12:00
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!
Regie Director: Rosto / Niederlande, Frankreich, Belgien / 12/2017 / 00:13:39 min. / Produktion Production: Studio Rosto A.D., Autour de Minuit, A Private View / Weltvertrieb World Sales: Autour de Minuit
Everything’s different but nothing has changed. A trip through a sunken maze of memories and dreams.
Supny den` (Bloomsday)
Regie Director: Vova Komotik / Russland / 2017 / 00:09:26 min.
“Bloomsday“ is about a deep, life changing experience. About how the world of dreams is changing a man’s routines. He stayed in anabiosis for a long time and lived with his head down, unable to change something. But suddenly, some magic from the dream leaks to the reality and he leaves his fat ugly wife.
Lahtilaskmise lugu (Letting Go)
Regie Director: Ülo Pikkov / Dänemark, Estland / 11/2017 / 00:11:10 min.
Animated therapy with a young girl from an orphanage who wants to let go of the shadows haunting her past.
Regie Director: Carlos Gómez Salamanca / Frankreich / 07/2016 / 00:08:51 min. / Produktion Production: Ikki Films, Nocroma & JPL Films / Weltvertrieb World Sales: MIYU Films
In December 2011, a security guard was killed by a pack of stray dogs prowling in a poor neighborhood in the Bogota suburbs.
Räuber & Gendarm (Cops & Robbers)
Regie Director: Florian Maubach / Deutschland / 07/2017 / 00:08:16 min.
“Playing Cops and Robbers on the old playground. Why am I still doing this?” While playing Cops and Robbers with his friends, Daniel begins to realize that between catching and being caught there is something more going on. He is confronted with situations he does not really know how to handle.
Cat Days (Cat Days)
Regie Director: Jon Frickey / Deutschland, Japan / 11/2017 / 00:11:09 min.
Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to the doctor’s. She diagnoses a harmless condition, but it shakes the core of the boy’s identity.
Finity Calling (Finity Calling)
Regie Director: Jasper Kuipers / Niederlande / 01/2018 / 00:15:00 min. / Produktion Production: seriousFilm, Walking the Dog / Weltvertrieb World Sales: KLIK! Distribution Service
An empty room with five people sitting at a table that seats six. Their withered bodies adorned with lush fabrics and jewelry, they spend eternity playing with their food. A charged silence fills the air. When the fragile equilibrium in the group is broken by the boy’s constant pestering, the results are explosive.
Regie Director: Kiana Naghshineh / Deutschland / 10/2017 / 00:03:45 min. / Produktion Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH
Three perceptions of only one truth – hers, his and ours.
Negative Space (Negative Space)
Regie Director: Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter / Frankreich / 04/2017 / 00:05:30 min. / Produktion Production: Ikki Films, Manuel Cam Studio / Verleih Distribution: / Weltvertrieb World Sales: MIYU Films
My dad taught me how to pack.