Animation competition program
10 April, 20:00 - Peramoga Cinema, 20 Internacijanalnaja Str.

The animation programme stands apart from the others, which, however, is not surprising. The sharp contrasts, along with the unlimited flow of imagination, in a way, succeed in bringing the most sincere images to life. Things are simultaneously bitter and cheerful here, because that is how we memorize the world we live in. And now we can see it captured by numerous talented people from all around the Globe.

It / Genadzi Buto ( Belarus, 8 min)

A creature settles down in a young man's room and feeds him but at the same time kills him. His life is falling apart, and he has no choice but to struggle to the death against this dependence.

Awards:
-2015, SoundTrack_Cologne (Cologne, Germany), Peer Raben Music Award - Best Music in a Short Film

Cowboyland / David Stumpf ( Slovakia, 5 min)

According to the justice of the Wild West, thieves must be punished. But when the sheriff's horse breaks, and there is no-one to oversee justice, it's hard to forecast if justice stays justice.

Awards:
- Fest Anca 2015 - Anca D Award
- Festival Acko 2015 - Best Animated Movie

We can't live without cosmos / Konstantin Bronzit ( Russian Federation, 15 min)

Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.

Awards:
- Rhode Island International Film Festival 2015 – Grand Prize – Best Animation
- Melbourne International Film Festival 2015 – Best Animated Short Film
- Animafest Zagreb 2015 - Grand Prize Award
- San Francisco International Film Festival 2015 – Golden Gate Award – Best Animated Short Film
- Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2015 – Best Short Film
- Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film 2016

Choban / Matija Pisačić ( Croatia, 18 min)

Laika, a female dog, is kidnapped and then launched into outer space. Choban, her owner, starts to search for her and ends up in an underground city where he accidentally embarks on a singing career. Meanwhile, Laika ends up on a planet inhabited by a mysterious black grandmother called Moira who tailors fate and bends time and space. Moira turns Laika into an anthropomorphic being that yearns to return to her master.

Awards:
- International animation film festival BANJALUKA 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina– special mention
- Sopot Film Festival 2015, Poland - best animated short
- Tindirindis International Animation Festival 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania - Special Jury prize for the Film for Adults

Castillo and Armed / Pedro Harres ( Brazil, 13 min)

Castillo is a young dockworker who lives in the coast between Brazil and Uruguay. He divides his time between the carpets he has to carry, his family and a fishing rod at the pier. On a windy night, he faces his own brutality on the line of the fishhook.

Awards:
- Ozu Film Festival 2014 - International Competition - Special Juri Prize
- Festival Del Nuevo Cine Latino Americano De La Habana 2014 - Best Animation
- FICG30 Guadalajara 2015 - International Competition - Best Short Film (oscar qualifying)
- Short of the year 2015 - International Competition - Best Iberoamerican Animation
- Festival Internacional De Cine De Lebu 2015 - Special Juri Prize

Guida / Rosana Urbes ( Brazil, 12 min)

Guida, a sweet lady who has been working as an archivist at a Courthouse for 30 years, has her routine changed when she sees a newspaper ad about life drawing classes in a cultural center of the city. Through the main character's creative sensibility, the short film offers a reflection about the artistic inspiration recovery process, art as a transformation agent and the concept of beauty.

Awards:
- Animamundi Rio De Janeiro 2014 - Best Brazilian Short - audience ;
Best short-film- Prêmio Canal Brasil /professional juri
- Vitória Cine Video 2014 - Best Animation Short Film
- Festival Internacional De Curtas De São Paulo 2014 - TV Cultura Award - Juri - aquisition ; Best Short Film - elected by audience; Best Brazilian Film - eletected by audience; BNDES Award
- Annecy International Film Festival 2015 - Cristal "Jean Luc Berras" and International Cristics Prize