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International Competition 3
7. May 2021, 12:00 - 16. May 2021, 0:00
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!
Boléro Paprika (Bolero Paprika)
Regie Director: Marc Ménager / Frankreich / 11/2017 / 00:21:03 min.
France in the 1950s: Diego, the son of Spanish Republicans in exile, witnesses a police roundup targeting his mother and grandfather amongst the last opponents of the Franco regime. Immersed in reminiscing about a history that is still very much alive, Diego will preserve the memory of those who resisted totalitarianism.
Regie Director: Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod / Großbritannien / 12/2017 / 00:08:33 min.
A town on the borderlands of Texas. A place out of time. A desert where strange lights dance in the night sky. A mecca for lovers of minimalist art. A landscape of lost horses, freaks and food trucks. And then there’s the giant lemon.
Sexe faible (Weaker Sex)
Regie Director: Nicolas Jacquet / Frankreich / 06/2017 / 00:14:51 min. / Produktion Production: Alter Ego Production, Joseph Productions / Weltvertrieb World Sales: Alter Ego Production
For rent: mature woman, 47 years old, blonde, 1.65 m, 50 kg, easy to live, open, calm, courageous, careful, loyal, for warm and convivial moments, alone or together.
Regie Director: Malaeke Farhangadib / Deutschland / 07/2017 / 00:06:56 min. / Produktion Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
A mousetrap snaps shut. A dusty town square awakens. A group of men debate how to kill the animal in the little box – each trying to outdo the others’ increasingly sadistic fantasies. Until a stranger suggests letting the creature loose. A voice of reason? Or the sickest manipulator of them all?
Regie Director: Julie Caty / Frankreich / 08/2017 / 00:05:20 min. / Produktion Production: Sacrebleu Productions / Weltvertrieb World Sales: Sacrebleu Productions
E and A are bored to death in the Garden of Eden. One night, they run off in God’s cabriolet. Early in the morning, God notices their absence. Furious, he summons Dinosaur, his henchman, and sends him to get the fugitives. E and A eventually reach the city, ready to live big! But Dinosaur is after them and soon finds them in a restaurant having a mountain of burgers. Then, slowly, he pulls a gun out of his pocket…
Kötü Kiz (Wicked Girl)
Regie Director: Ayce Kartal / Frankreich, Türkei / 06/2017 / 00:08:05 min.
S., 8 years old, is a little Turkish girl with an overflowing imagination. She is keen on nature and animals. As she is in hospital, she is looking back on happy holidays in her grand parents village, but dark and terrifying memories emerge and, little by little, begin to make sense.
Mark Lotterman – Happy (Mark Lotterman – Happy)
Regie Director: Alice Saey / Frankreich / 07/2017 / 00:06:35 min. / Weltvertrieb World Sales: MIYU Films
People should be happy. Even this Egyptian goose, who tries to cast a spell on us with a seductive dance. But it’s not the only one to master the dance. Soon the water begins to rise.
Gott kommt – Serie (4 Episoden) (God is Coming – Series (4 Episodes))
Regie Director: Stefan Vogt / Deutschland / 02/2017 / 00:11:43 min. / Verleih Distribution:
Every Sunday the priest invites to church service. No one appears. Instead, strange things take place in his village, told in four bittersweet episodes. Electrification brings new business models (Evolutio), the organ invites to higher spheres (Fractura) while something really big approaches (Rectus). Finally, a stranger arrives and dies, leaving a surprise (Exterior).