short films, 124 min, eng subtitles, 16+
All Those Sensations in My Belly / Sve te senzacije u mom trbuhu by Marko Dješka (Croatia, 2021, 13’)
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While transitioning from male to female, Matia struggles with finding a heterosexual man with whom to have a genuine intimate relationship.
Vilnius IFF 2021
Annecy IAFF 2021
Ottawa IAF 2021
Comeback by Vladimir Leschiov (Latvia, 2021, 7’ 55’’)
One day, a father recalls the passion of his childhood, which he had to leave. This burst of nostalgia gives him an idea for a Christmas present for his son. And the game returns.
Krakow FF 2021
Annecy IAFF 2021
Anifilm IAF 2021
Animafest Countryside Cyprus 2021
Chilemonos IAF 2021
I’m Here / Jestem Tutaj by Julia Orlik (Poland, 2020, 15 min)
An elderly man is looking after his paralyzed wife. Despite his old age and health problems, he's doing his best to relieve her suffering, which is getting worse day by day. His daughter helps him, trying to balance the care with her work in the hospital, and family life. Everyone has a different view on how to properly care for the sick, and this often causes arguments.
Annecy IAFF 2020
Animator - IAFF 2020 (Audience Award for The Best Short Film)
DOK Leipzig 2020 (Golden Dove for the Best Animated Film)
PÖFF Shorts 2020 -(Grand Prix of the Shorts New Talents: Animation)
Love Is Just a Death Away by Bára Anna Stejskalová (Czech Republic, 2021, 11’)
A tender story about finding love even amid utter decay.
REX AFF 2020 (Audience Award)
Prince in a Pastry Shop by Katarzyna Agopsowicz (Poland, 2020, 16’)
"Prince in a Pastry Shop" is a seemingly humorous story about happiness. Because "with happiness, there are only troubles," says the Not-So-Little Prince in this film. His interlocutor is Prickly Pear who is the embodiment of the carefree, light-heartedness, simple joy of life, but at the same time has a lively, intelligent mind that can make the Prince take a step back in his conversation. This philosophical parable about a couple eating cakes in a cafe touches upon fundamental issues that are close to us all: the elusiveness of happiness, the fact that we are not always able to perceive it, let alone experience it as fully as possible.
Krakow FFl 2021 (competition)
World FAF– Animafest 2021 (competition)
Animator 2021 (Bronze Pegasus)
Lisbon AFF 2021 (competition)
Quarantine by Ivan Andreevski (North Macedonia, 2020, 5’)
The muffling of external noise stemming from isolation provides us with enough silence to start listening to our inner voice. Hello me, it's nice to meet you.
Annecy IAFF 2021 (official selection)
CEE a Paris FF 2021 (Best Animated Film)
Red Shoes / Rudé boty by Anna Podskalská (Czech Republic, 2021, 14’)
The village dance has begun and Róza hasn’t been invited to dance. Suddenly, an unknown stranger appears and invites Róza to dance, giving her a pair of red shoes. Róza starts to dance with great passion, quickly becoming the center of attention. Soon after, she realizes she can't control the shoes, the shoes are controlling her…
Cannes FF 2021 (official Cinéfondation competition)
Tirana IFF 2021
Bucheon IAFF 2021
Kaohsiung FF 2021
Santiago by Andrey Koulev (Bulgaria, 2021, 16’)
Somewhere in the North… A film about the friendship between an Inuit child and an old fisherman.
The story is inspired by Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man and the Sea’.
Milan Gold Awards 2021 (Gold Award for Animation)
Irish Animation Awards 2021 (Best International Short Film Award Nomination)
Sofia IFF 2021 (Best Bulgarian Short Film Award)
Golden Rhyton NFF 2021 (Grand Prix)
Steakhouse by Špela Čadež (Slovenia, Germany, France, 2021, 10’)
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The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?
Locarno FF 2021 (competition)
The Stork / Toonekurg by Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak (Estonia, 2020, 16’)
While smoking on the balcony, Citizen Stork is struck by a moment of clarity, in which he realises that he is not a person, but a bird. At the same time, a man and a woman are eating lunch. When a cuckoo jumps out of the clock, the man leaves the apartment in a hurry. The woman and the stork meet…
Estonian Film Awards (Best Animated Film)
Animafest 2021 (Special Mention, Audience Award)
MEDIAWAVE International Film and Music Gathering 2021 (Best “On The Road” Animation Award)