International Competition 5


29. April 2023    
21:00 - 23:00


Gloria 1
Königstraße 20, Stuttgart, 70173


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. 

For many, living together is an imposition and then it often takes unexpected turns. Sometimes you must find the tiger in yourself – or simply do a backflip.

The Flying Sailor
The Flying SailorDirector: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby / Canada / 2022 / 7:52 min / Screenplay: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby / Production: National Film Board of Canada / World Sales: National Film Board of Canada

Inspired by true events, the highly anticipated new film by Oscar-nominated duo Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby is a meditation on a sailor’s unexpected voyage.

PasajeroDirector: Juan Pablo Zaramella / Argentina / 2022 / 10:00 min / Screenplay: Juan Pablo Zaramella / Production: JPZtudio / World Sales: JPZtudio

A journey through the conflictive relationship between a man, his social environment and codes.

El After del Mundo
El After del MundoDirector: Florentina Gonzalez / France / 2022 / 11:56 min / Screenplay: Florentina Gonzalez / Production: Autour de Minuit / World Sales: Autour de Minuit

Mankind no longer exists, only Fluor and Carlix remain, two ghosts in sportswear. They wander among the remains of an extinct civilization, one in search of a WiFi connection, the other in search of the head of a giant cetacean. A story of encounter and friendship, punctuated by a final playlist: that of the end of the world.

ÉcorchéeDirector: Joachim Hérissé / France / 2022 / 14:59 min / Screenplay: Joachim Hérissé / Production: Komadoli Studio / World Sales: Miyu Distribution

In an old building, lost in the middle of the swamp, live two strange women, Siamese twins by one leg. At night, the flayed has terrifying nightmares in which she sees her sister’s flesh covering her own body.

Spring Roll Dream
Spring Roll DreamDirector: Fred Stanton, Mai Vu / United Kingdom / 2022 / 9:19 min / Screenplay: Chloe White / World Sales: Sayonara Film

Linh is a Vietnamese single mother who’s successfully forged a life for herself and her son in America. But when her father visits from Vietnam and insists on cooking the family a traditional Vietnamese meal, Linh is confronted with the past and culture she left behind and the question of where it belongs in her family’s new life.

IslandDirector: Michael Faust / Israel / 2022 / 7:40 min / Screenplay: Michael Faust / World Sales: Michael Faust

This movie recounts the history of a small, secluded island over the course of several millennia, to reveal a telling lesson about human nature. From the island’s rise to riches to its ultimate fall into ruins, the film explores the island’s different chapters over time. From a heap of boulders to a tropical oasis, a prosperous republic, and eventually an open pit mine devouring the island.

Dealing With War
Dealing With WarDirector: Andreas Hykade / Germany / 2022 / 1:26 min / Screenplay: Andreas Hykade / Production: Studio FILM BILDER GmbH / Distribution:

Two sheep, one dog. Two sheep: „Peace“. Dog wags his tail, opens his mouth showing six sharp teeth and screams: „War!“

Mon Tigre
Mon TigreDirector: Jean-Jean Arnoux / France / 2022 / 14:11 min / Screenplay: Jean-Jean Arnoux / Production: L’image d’après, Xbo Films, Eddy Production / World Sales: Xbo Films

Mr K works for “Pastagel”, a miraculous product which keeps your hair perfectly smooth and shiny all day long. Mr K tries to be neat, but his hair is rebellious and doesn’t stay in place, perhaps just like him?

BackflipDirector: Nikita Diakur / France, Germany / 2022 / 12:15 min / Screenplay: Nikita Diakur / World Sales: Miyu Distribution

Attempting a backflip is not safe. You can break your neck, or land on your head, or land badly on your wrists. None of that is nice, so this avatar does the trick. It practices on a six-core processor with the help of Machine Learning. The processor is not the newest but still calculates six jumps per iteration. One iteration takes one minute, this is 360 jumps in an hour and 8.640 jumps in a day.

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