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The Young Animation Competition (YA) shows selected animated short films made by students of international film and art schools. Young animation artists from different countries tell touching stories, create fantastic worlds and open new perspectives.

Curious Cowboys Meet Giraffes in Hyperspace

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Cowboy Kevin
Cowboy KevinDirector: Anna Lund Konnerup / Denmark / 2022 / 6:25 min / World Sales: Miyu Distribution

Kevin and his horse have almost reached the destination of the lady who sent him a love letter, and Kevin is eager to finally meet her; but love is not always what you expect.

Graziano E La Giraffa
Graziano E La GiraffaDirector: Fabio Orlando, Tommaso Zerbi / Italy / 2022 / 6:35 min / Screenplay: Tommaso Zerbi / World Sales: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Piemonte

A man hungry for sausages buys a microwave oven that will drag him into the wild.

KolajDirector: Gülce Besen Dilek / Germany / 2022 / 8:35 min / Screenplay: Gülce Besen Dilek / Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg / World Sales: AG Animationsfilm

As a girl grows up, her world starts to become more complicated. She notices lines appearing on people’s faces that she hadn’t noticed before. While trying to see the hidden lives in between her neighbours’ facial features, her own face struggles to ignore an unwanted line from her childhood.

The Story of Chaos
The Story of ChaosDirector: Yu Qing Quek / Singapore / 2022 / 4:17 min / Screenplay: Yu Qing Quek / World Sales: Yu Qing Quek

A student’s imaginative rendition of the ancient Taoist legend of Chaos is criticized by her teacher. Two parallel narratives run through the film: the quashing of the student’s creativity and the death of Chaos in the parable. This film underscores the contemporary relevance of Taoist wisdom by cautioning against dogmatism and the disregard for the natural way of things.

PentolaDirector: Leo Černic / Italy / 2022 / 7:12 min / Screenplay: Leo Černic / World Sales: Miyu Distribution

Pentola is a short, middle-aged man, who leaves his wife Titti for Batman.

PersonaDirector: Sujin Moon / South Korea / 2022 / 6:42 min / World Sales: AniSEED

The process of being encroached by the persona.

Small Hours
Small HoursDirector: Christian Spurling, Marta Sniezek / Ireland / 2022 / 4:54 min / World Sales: Marta Sniezek

This short film uses a fully split, mosaic-screen, following two people’s trains of thought while making a cup of tea. Transitioning from one memory to another, we dive deeper into the memories transcending into the character’s subconscious and lose track of reality.

CuriosaDirector: Tessa Moult-Milewska / United Kingdom / 2022 / 9:32 min / Screenplay: Matthew Dickie / World Sales: National Film and Television School

This film tells the story of overly curious Mary, who visits her boyfriend’s flat for the first time, just to discover it’s been stripped bare of all personal belongings. After being denied an explanation, she climbs into his head.

In Sight
In SightDirector: Cindy Zhi, Natalie Tran, Wendy Lu / Australia / 2021 / 5:37 min / World Sales: Natalie Tran

A young troublemaker and her dog set out on a journey up a mountain to shoot down the brightest star in the sky.

Beyond the Fringe
Beyond the FringeDirector: Costanza Baj, Giulia Zanette, Han Tang / Spain / 2022 / 4:57 min / Screenplay: Costanza Baj, Giulia Zanette, Han Tang / World Sales: Lucas Londoño-Clayton

A little paper figure comes out of the pages and now faces the challenge of finding strength to rip itself from its comfort zone in order to dive into the unknown.

Ladies and locks
Ladies and locksDirector: Guillaume Deneuve / France / 2022 / 5:16 min / Screenplay: Guillaume Deneuve / World Sales: École Émile Cohl

A recently married woman to a rich lord visits her new home. Wandering through the corridors of the castle, she ends up discovering a mysterious blue door.

La Vita Nuova
La Vita NuovaDirector: Arthur Sevestre / France / 2022 / 4:11 min / World Sales: La Poudrière – Ecole du Film d´Animation

At the heart of a bustling capital city, Freddie and Daniel share an intimate moment together.

MartyrDirector: Raoul Faure / France / 2022 / 7:57 min / Screenplay: Raoul Faure / World Sales: Miyu Distribution

The first years of Marcel’s life are very happy. He lives in maternal love, until Sophie’s birth. There, Marcel plunges into a spiral of loneliness and sadness.

Ressources Humaines
Ressources HumainesDirector: Isaac Wenzek, Titouan Tillier, Trinidad Plass / France / 2022 / 3:30 min / Production: EMCA (Ecole des Métiers du Cinéma d’Animation) / World Sales: Miyu Distribution, EMCA (Ecole des Métiers du Cinéma d’Animation)

Andy, followed by a friend filming the scene, goes to his recycling appointment. Wanda, the secretary of the company, welcomes him. We follow Andy through the whole process, until his last seconds of life.