short films, 84 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Arka by Natko Stipaničev (Croatia, 2020, 15 min)
A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.
Cosmonaut / Kosmonaut by Kaspar Jancis (Estonia, 2019, 12 min)
An old Cosmonaut lives the same kind of life now in his flat in a concrete panel apartment building as he did in his youth in a space station. As before, he still carries out heroic missions and misses his close relatives, who he left behind on his home planet. His close relatives see the situation altogether differently. Is this old man capable of coming to grips with the norms that apply in society? A cosmonaut will always be a cosmonaut. To the very end.
2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival (competition)
Helfer by Anna Szöllősi (Hungary, 2020, 9 min)
„Helfer” is about a young woman who is struggling with anxiety and recurring nightmares that she wants to end. She seeks out a helper, who offers an alternative solution, but in the process she must confront her greatest fears. The film details their relationship in a surreal world through symbolic events.
2020 Sarajevo Film Festival
2020 Edinburgh International Film Festival
My Fat Arse and I / Ja i moja gruba dupa by Yelyzaveta Pysmak (Poland, 2020, 10 min)
One morning a girl tries on a pair of new pants, yet they don't quite fit her. More precisely, they are impossible to zip. The girl is bewildered. In the mirror she sees herself like the fattest piglet the world has seen. She decides to go on a strict diet as quickly as possible. No sweets, no sodas, just water with an occasional lemon. The plan goes quite well, draining all of the fat away, but with that goes all the joy of life. Even though now extremely thin, the girl doesn't stop. Now she is more of a zombie, coming blindly to the fridge, that haunts her at night. In the moment of the last seduction by the fridge the Angel of United Bitches of Slimbuttlandia comes to her with a royal invitation to visit the Kingdom and to participate in a royal ceremony. What is this ceremony? Are the Skinny Buttangels that lovely and harmless as they try to appear? Which God do they praise? Is there a way back from The United Bitches of Slimbuttlandia if anything goes slightly off track?
2020 73rd Festival de Cannes (Cinéfondation)
Orpheus by Priit Tender (Estonia, 2019, 13 min)
Orpheus can enchant everyone with his music, including animals and plants. His song can even rescue his beloved Euredice from the underworld. But there is one condition - until Orpheus reaches the land of the living, he cannot turn around to see if his love is truly following him.
Sh_t Happens by Michaela Mihályiova, David Štumpf (Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, 2019, 13 min)
The caretaker is exhausted by everything, his frustrated wife and one totally depressed deer. Their mutual despair leads them to absurd events, because... shit happens all the time.
Way of Silvie / Podle Sylvie by Verica Pospíšilová Kordić (Czech Republic, 2019, 12 min)
Sylvie´s life beats in a rhythm of responsibilities. And she is efficient, flawless, wonderful and - tired. A small accident happens and everything changes... or maybe not.
2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival