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International Competition 5 (Rep.)
29. 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!
Polska Warrior (Polska Warrior)
Regie Director: Camiel Schouwenaar / Niederlande / 01/2017 / 00:25:56 min.
Eryk, alias Polska Warrior, is the undisputed hero in the online game Goldhunter, but in real life he is invisible. His game buddy Laura shows him to use his game-skills in real life, in order to confront his dominant father. An animated adventure film about fear, love and computer games.
Regie Director: Mirai Mizue / Frankreich / 04/2017 / 00:04:50 min. / Weltvertrieb World Sales: CaRTe bLaNChe
Dreamland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.
La Chasse (The Hunt)
Regie Director: Alexey Alekseev / Frankreich / 01/2017 / 00:05:36 min.
The disappointments of a short-sighted and harmless hunter who, by mistake, took with him a rabbit instead of his dog to go hunting in the forest. No animal has been injured…
Regie Director: Alexandra Castellanos Solís / Mexiko / 01/2017 / 00:08:02 min. / Produktion Production: Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
Researchers pursue mysterious objects that seem to be unreachable. They want to find out what those secret forms are and what will happen once they catch them.
Regie Director: Sofía Carrillo / Mexiko / 01/2017 / 00:12:56 min. / Produktion Production: Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía / Weltvertrieb World Sales: IMCINE
Cerulia comes back home to bid her final farewell, but her childhood memories and grandparents presence will not let her go.
Superheroes & Fairy Tales (Superheroes & Fairy Tales)
Regie Director: Joost Lieuwma / Niederlande / 04/2017 / 00:02:26 min.
Multiple stories connected by the theme “superheroes and fairy tales“.
Domik igrushek (Toy House)
Regie Director: Natasha Danilevskaya / Russland / 01/2017 / 00:06:18 min.
A fairy tale about toys’ lives which are connected with the life of their owner. Him growing up changes the toys’ destiny –oh dear! However it’s not that frightful anymore if there is someone to pass the childhood memories on to and who can give the toys a cozy new home.
Regie Director: Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion / Frankreich / 06/2017 / 00:06:22 min. / Weltvertrieb World Sales: YUMMY FILMS
When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change…
Brooklyn Breeze (Brooklyn Breeze)
Regie Director: Alex Budovsky / USA / 07/2017 / 00:04:08 min.
“Brooklyn Breeze” is a musical short film. It is a visual journey through different parts of Brooklyn, some of the iconic spots and others not often seen by the visitors, based on a tune recorded by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra.
Gorillaz – Saturnz Barz (Spirit House) (Gorillaz – Saturnz Barz (Spirit House))
Regie Director: Jamie Hewlett / Großbritannien, USA / 03/2017 / 00:06:13 min. / Produktion Production: Passion Animation Studios
“Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)“ is an animated film, featuring four Gorillaz tracks from their latest album Humanz. We follow Noodle, Murdoc, 2D and Russel into a dilapidated house in Detroit, where reality soon takes a twist into something much more bizarre…