Out of competition animation program
10 April, 14:00 - Korpus8, 9 Masherava Ave.

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.

Warm snow / Ira Elshansky ( Israel, 5 min)

"Warm snow" is an animation short about the relationship between a father and his grown up daughter. It starts out in an ordinary situation with the father and daughter sitting at the kitchen table. The daughter is waiting for her food to get warm and is annoyed by her father's questions and suggestions. The situation then develops and transforms into a surrealistic world full of love and pain."

Awards:
"* 13th ANIMIX INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Competition, Israel)
*AUDIENCE AWARD*
* 5th ART SHORT - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN SMOLENSK (Official Selection, Russia)
* KINO METRI (Competition, Russia)
*2ND PLACE IN THE “ANIMATION” CATEGORY*
- 5th VIEWSTER FILM FESTIVAL - FIRST PRIZE
- 14th OPEN RUSSIAN FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS (Competition, Russia) BEST STUDENT FILM
- 32rd JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL (The Israeli Short Film Competition, Israel) BEST SHORT ANIMATION FILM
- 10th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION AND MEDIA ART LINOLEUM – 2015 (Int’l Competition, Kiew, Ukraine) NOMINAMTED FOR THE GRAND PRIX AWARD
- 18th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION FILMS “ANIMAEVKA 2015” (Official Selection, Mogilev, Belarus) - SPECIAL DIPLOMA IN THE NOMINATION ""DEBUT"

Wildfire / Hugues OPTER, Pierre PINON, Nicole STAFFORD, Valentin STOLL, Arnaud TRIBOUT, Shang ZHANG ( France, 4 min)

Ena, a passionate firefighter and wife, is very involved with her profession. Her fascination with fire reveals itself as it impact her family life.

Daewit / David Jansen ( Germany, 15 min)

An angel, a wolf child, a cat. The film "Daewit", animated in the tradition of wood cut technique, tells the story of an abandoned child, who grows up with wolfs after his mother rescued him from his violent father. Daewit becomes a man who is weary of living and noticed that he inherited some of his father’s characteristics. After an enigmatic journey full of privations and in quest for identity he finds his peace in forgiveness.

Zepo / CÉSAR DÍAZ MELÉNDEZ, ( Spain, 3 min)

Time ago, a winter morning, a little girl went out looking for firewood, she went away from home and came across a blood trail... she followed it

Awards:
- 28 Minimalen Short film festival- BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - Trondheim, Norway
- 25th international animated film competition of the Les Nuits Magiques festival. Grand Prix Jury Award., France
- XIV Festival SPASM Cinema Insolite-BEST ANIMATED SHORT. Quebec, Canada
- Golden Anteaters International film festival 2015- GRAND PRIX of short films competition. Poland
- XX Festival de cortometrajes villa de Errenteria- Best Animation short film.
- 18 Festival de Malaga- Best Animation film 2015,
- Supertoon international Animation festival 2015, Croatia- Best short film.
- NAFF International animation festival, Neum, Bosnia 2015. Best animation techique.
- ObuxoFest 2015- Festival de cine Extraño y de terror, Spain- First award Best movie.
- City of Palma awards 2014, Spain- Best animation film
- XXVI Aguilar de Campoo Film festival, Spain- Best international Animation film
- PREMIO NAZIONALE BERNARDINO ZAPPONI PER CORTOMETRAGGI- Best Horror film
- The 10th Athens ANIMFEST, Greece-Special mention of Jury
- 28th Leeds Film Festival, UK- Special Mention of the Jury

What Happens in Your Brain if You See a German Word Like...? / Zora Rux ( Germany, 5 min)

The german language is very flexible: one can simply string words together in order to create new ones. And if need be, these words can become very long. Director Zora Rux blends animation and live­action in order to make a humorous and strawling account of what happens inside the brain of a man reading an extremly complex word. Gently mocking the intellectual language of the Franfurt theorists, the film investigates how different language structures affect the way we think.

Within Thy Walls / Omer Sharon, Daniella Schnitzer ( Israel, 7 min)

It's Friday morning at Jerusalem. Badihi, an old and religious man, is vigorously hanging notes that announces when the "Shabat" (Saturday) comes in. Through his tough journey all over the city, we discover the inside of Jerusalem: A city with a great gap between the symbolic and holy values to the people who are living their daily life in it. The movie is based on footage that we captured while we were wandering from the entrance of Jerusalem up to the "Old City".

Awards:
Best student film "ASIF" animation festival in Tel Aviv

Nocturnal Butterfly / Annika Dahlsten ( Finland, 5 min)

Memento mori - remember that you must die. The journey of a butterfly becomes a melancholic metaphor of a human life, lost in an unknown world.
In the film ”Nocturnal Butterfly”, the winged main character comes upon a still life composed of objects depicting the brevity of time, and the inevitability of the end. Every moment, every flap of the wing, is unique, every life is meaningful.

Marius / Pierre-Julien Fieux ( France, 4 min)

Marius’ life comes down to the bottle and to the struggle. He drowns out his day in alcohol, falls, gets up, falls again; a continual fight against this companion that he cannot get rid of.

Robotherapy / Manuel FERRANTE, Fabien JULVECOURT, Pierre PAPPALARDO, Antoine PETITGAND ( France, 5 min)

The heart has reasons that robots do not understand.

Ama / Emilie Almaida, Liang Huang, Mansoureh Kamari, Julie Robert, Juliette Peuportier, Tony Unser ( France, 3 min)

1950: On the coast of Japan, an American woman is visiting a village with her military husband and a group of friends. Breaking away from the group, she meets with Namiko, a young ama fisherwoman.

Karouma / Boubaker Boukhar ( United Arab Emirates, 12 min)

Meet Karouma, an extraordinary young boy. Just as many other kids, Karouma’s parents love him deeply. Just as many other kids, Karouma loves to play. And just as many other kids, Karouma is filled with joy and happiness. But Karouma is not like many other kids.

The Little Shoemaker / Galaad ALAIS, Terry BONVARD, Charley CARLIER, Romain CISLO, Pierre-Yves LEFEBVRE, Philippe LIM, Benjamin MARIOTTE, Karen NAWFAL ( France, 5 min)

In a timeless street of Paris stands a shoemaker’s shop. Mr. Botte takes care of his shoes with such passion and skill that they come to life and start moving in his expert hands. But his daily life is about to be disturbed as a most peculiar street vendor unfolds his stall just in front of Mr. Botte’s store.

The Last Day of a Condemned / Perrine BAYSSAT, Sarah DHORNE, Etienne MOLINIER, Emilie PHUONG, Isabelle PIOLAT ( France, 2 min)

Молодая девушка Камилла готовится к экзаменам. Устав от занятий, Камилла заглядывает в холодильник и находит живого лобстера. Новый друг всё больше нравится девушке, и она решает помочь лобстеру насладиться лучшими часами его жизни…