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.
A dreaming character finds herself within a dream occurrence consisting of her inner world and her subconscious.
The story of a horse who wants to go to the marathon.
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.
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.
A story of a taxi that transfers the youth of the passengers to the driver.
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.
Gaby, Zoé, Sarah and Kenza are 16 years old and inseparable. One evening, they come inside soaked to the skin.
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.
A personal story about childhood memories in Ukraine and exploration of how memories are preserved and why they have a special meaning for people.
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.
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?
Bob the plumber is hired to fix a broken pipe & lands to his surprise in a gay fetish club.
Architects gaze out across oceans. Away from the land, their intentions grow focused. In the flurry of debate, the cities of the future emerge.
At the end of the horizon a singing cicada is born. Its flying is short, yet its chanting is eternal.