Young Animation 2 (Rep.)


28. April 2023    
10:30 - 12:30


Gloria 2
Königstraße 20, Stuttgart, 70173


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.

Endless Head Tingling in a Lifelong Marathon.

SzzzDirector: Dafna Inbar / Israel / 2022 / 6:48 min / World Sales: Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem

A dreaming character finds herself within a dream occurrence consisting of her inner world and her subconscious.

Life is a Marathon
Life is a MarathonDirector: Tianjiao Lu, Yulong Dong / China / 2022 / 9:20 min / Screenplay: Yulong Dong / World Sales: Communication University of China

The story of a horse who wants to go to the marathon.

Directed By
Directed ByDirector: Nicole Otaola / USA / 2022 / 4:33 min / World Sales: School of Visual Arts School of Visual Arts

A group of stuffed animals shoot a scene for a coming-of-age movie, a New Year’s kiss! Tensions boil on set as director Bunny harshly criticizes the performance of Blue Dog, who’s supposed to charm her scene partner, Foxy. When Blue Dog finally has enough of Bunny’s scolding, she takes over as director, consequentially dissipating the stuffed animal fantasy.

SzczypigłówkiDirector: Katarzyna Miechowicz / Poland / 2022 / 8:27 min / Screenplay: Katarzyna Miechowicz / World Sales: KFF Sales & Promotion

Are you being bothered by intrusive thoughts, such as: How many plastic bags are optimal for packing one banana? What ensures victory in the skeleton competition? Where do we come from? Because this film consists of over a dozen animated enigrams, memory traces, connected by the motif of being trapped in a loop of absurdity. The protagonists try to make sense of nonsense – or they stay mindlessly in it.

MileageDirector: Christopher Hsueh, Jennifer Wu, Joy Zhou, Kym Santiana, Miranda Li, Nicole Taylor-Topacio, Ruby Saysanasy, Ruyee Lu, Saul Benavides / Canada / 2022 / 7:46 min / World Sales: NA NA

A story of a taxi that transfers the youth of the passengers to the driver.

The House of Loss
The House of Loss Director: Jinkyu Jeon / Japan, South Korea / 2022 / 9:34 min / Screenplay: Jinkyu Jeon / World Sales: AniSEED

The elderly at the nursing home have their heads shaved. The protagonist who works there sees them but can’t read their expressions. However, from one instance, he finds himself looking closely at their faces.

Sale pluie!
Sale pluie!Director: Lola Degove / France / 2022 / 4:21 min / World Sales: La Poudrière – Ecole du Film d´Animation

Gaby, Zoé, Sarah and Kenza are 16 years old and inseparable. One evening, they come inside soaked to the skin.

Diplomatie de l’Eclipse
Diplomatie de l’EclipseDirector: Achille Pasquier, Axel Mechin, Cesar Luton, Clemence Bailly, Selim Lallaoui / France / 2022 / 7:52 min / World Sales: Yummy Films

At the moment of alignment, of total eclipse, humanity will vanish, this was the message sent by the Sun and the Moon. The World Council decides to send his best negociator to stop the end of the world.

Under the Endless Sky
Under the Endless SkyDirector: Alexandra Dzhiganskaya / Austria, Ukraine / 2022 / 4:00 min / World Sales: Alexandra Dzhiganskaya

A personal story about childhood memories in Ukraine and exploration of how memories are preserved and why they have a special meaning for people.

Be Around Me
Be Around MeDirector: Princess Computer / Germany, South Korea / 2022 / 3:01 min / Screenplay: Princess Computer / World Sales: Hankyul Lee, Lloyd Marquart

The video follows the journey of musician PARK JIWOO, who describes herself as a person who can barely stand. Walking from the desert of mind to the forest of encounters, she meets delicate jellyfish lingering in blue cages, and releases them. She eventually completes her journey alone and spreads her antennae, in search of connecting to those who listen.

UN/ENDLICHDirector: Daniel Maaß / Germany / 2023 / 5:57 min / Screenplay: Daniel Maaß / Production: Raumkapsel Schmidt & Stein-Schomburg / World Sales: Raumkapsel Schmidt & Stein-Schomburg GbR

Two hikers come across a hypnotic-looking water pit in a dry desert. The water pit is now the trigger for an all-encompassing conflict: Should they settle down or keep wandering?

PipesDirector: Jessica Meier, Kilian Feusi, Sujanth Ravichandran / Switzerland / 2022 / 4:08 min / World Sales: Lucerne School of Art and Design, BA Animation

Bob the plumber is hired to fix a broken pipe & lands to his surprise in a gay fetish club.

Architects’ CruiseDirector: Simon Hamlyn / United Kingdom / 2022 / 2:36 min / World Sales: Simon Hamlyn

Architects gaze out across oceans. Away from the land, their intentions grow focused. In the flurry of debate, the cities of the future emerge.

Testigo del Viento
Testigo del VientoDirector: Fernanda Caicedo / Ecuador, Germany / 2022 / 6:30 min / Screenplay: Fernanda Caicedo / World Sales: Fernanda Caicedo

At the end of the horizon a singing cicada is born. Its flying is short, yet its chanting is eternal.