Competition animation program


A Pequena Vendedora de Fósforos / Kyoko Yamashita ( Brazil, 9 min)

This modern version of Andersen work is about same ills of the society at the time the story was written in the 19th century in Europe, that persist in modern societies undergoing "economical developing" : brutal coexistence of wealth and poverty, and the inability of the society to rescue the helpless childhood from the culture of historical indifference. In our time the objects of desire are others but desire for comfort is the same. The protagonist presents marginal behavior with same innocence of character from the original story, as a reflection of the condition in which she lives. There is a vicious cycle in which the delinquency of childhood and adolescence is proportional to the perversity of the system, and we are now at a point where the rehabilitation has become a utopia. In this fragmented society, there is a childhood that gets attention they are entitled, and another that is neglected.

Dad's Fragile Doll / Ali Zare Ghanatnowi ( Islamic Republic of Iran, 15 min)

A young girl reconstructs events leading to her father's imprisonment and execution using dolls her mother has made. The young girl takes vengeance
on the prison guard puppet doll.

The Day of the Bleeding Gums / Dimitar Dimitrov ( Bulgaria, 5 min)

It is only needed to calmly wait for your wave, and let it take you there, where even death is just a cause for contemplation. The painting has a value only in the moment of its creation; the rest is just a postcard from a far away voyage.

EXTREMA / Ricardo JABARDO ( United States of America, 12 min)

A conquistador on his deathbed is waiting for the priest who will come to take his confession of the killings and looting he performed during his trips to America. Under a mysterious spell, his past materializes in a macabre procession of Easter, which the priest must avoid on his way to the dying conquistadors’ home.

Bendito Machine V - Pull the Trigger / Jossie Malis ( Spain, 12 min)

An exotic traveler comes from far away to discover the beauty of a supposedly unexplored territory. Instead, he finds himself in the middle of a turbulent conflict. Trapped against his will, he must wait patiently until the storm has passed.

בצעדיה / Michal Spigelglas & Inbal Ochyon ( Israel, 8 min)

At the heart of a complex mother-daughter relationship, are the mother's primeval anxieties. The mother's old teddy
bear serves as a source of comfort, but also represents giving into one's own fears. The mother-bear relationship
grows stronger, leaving the daughter's fate uncertain.

La trompeta / Jonay García ( Spain, 10 min)

In The Roaring Twenties, where debauchery, alcohol and jazz are at their peak, Jeffrey is a famous Jazz trumpeter having fun playing with Larry and Glen every night at New Orleans' clubs. Everything is fine until one night when the worst thing that can happen to a musician occurs...

Shades of grey / Alexandra Averyanova ( Russian Federation, 6 min)

Early 20th century. Saint Petersburg. A boy and a girl meet at the Tsarskoselsky railway station, but get separated a few moments later. As they grow up, the two walk the same streets of Petersburg. However, only twenty years later the mystical connection which emerged between them in childhood, brings these young people back to the place where they had first met.

Dinner For Few / Nassos Vakalis ( Greece, 10 min)

"Dinner For Few” is an allegorical depiction of our society. During dinner, "the system" feeds the select few who consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps. Inevitably, when the supply is depleted, the struggle for what remains leads to catastrophic change. Sadly, the offspring of this profound transition turns out not to be a sign of hope, but the spitting image of the parents.