Venue: Hydra, Greece
CEE Animation Talents is intended for promotion and alternative distribution of the most talented young animation filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe. The selection is each year made by festival directors from CEE region and presented as compilation at numerous animated film festivals around the world. It presents the best films made by students and debuting artists in the given year to a professional audience and the general public. The film selection focuses on extraordinary talents whose work promises successful future careers. The project counts on the presentation of this film compilation at selected European animated film festivals to draw attention to new talents and bring them together with experienced international producers.
(Length: 67 min. / Language: no dialogue or English subtitles)
01. BYE LITTLE BLOCK! / Pá kis panelom!, 8'
Director: Éva Darabos
Screenplay: Éva Darabos
Animation: Domonkos Erhardt, Éva Darabos, Bálint Halasi, Vivien Hárshegyi, Bence Hlavay, Melinda Kádár, Katalin Sárdi
Editing: Judit Czakó
Sound: Dávid V. Bodnár
Music: Dávid V. Bodnár
Producer: József Fülöp
Production company: MOME Anim – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
A young woman learns that soon she will have to move from the residential block flat she lives in. After receiving the upsetting news from the owner of the flat, she is overwhelmed with emotion. Her teardrop of farewell grows into a concrete monolith. When the drop hits the ground, a surreal panorama of the residential block area – she used to call home – unfolds ...
02. ANT HILL / Ant Hill, 13'
Czech Republic 2020
Director: Marek Náprstek
Screenplay: Marek Náprstek
Animation: Marek Náprstek
Editing: Matěj Pospíšil
Sound: Adam Bláha
Music: Kateřina Horká
Colouring: Marek Náprstek
Producers: Ondřej Šejnoha / Zuzana Kučerová
Production company: Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague – FAMU
Co-production company: Frame Films s.r.o.
An adolescent ant worker living on the outskirts of a dying human world wants more from her life than to accept the given fate. However, when she is cast out for accidentally causing fire, she is scared of the outside and longs to be accepted back. She has to grow up to save the world.
03. ARKA / Arka, 14'
Director: Natko Stipaničev
Screenplay: Natko Stipaničev, Maša Seničić, Damir Juričić
Animation: Natko Stipaničev
Editing: Natko Stipaničev
Sound: Natko Stipaničev
Music: A.Vivaldi – Stabat Mater, J.S.Bach – French Suite No.2 in C minor
Producer: Igor Grubić
Production company: Kreativni sindikat
A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.
04. #POLISH_WOMEN_RESISTANCE / #sprzeciw_polek, 8'
Director: A group of 49 animators from Łódź
Screenplay: Collective work
Animation: Kasia Adamkiewicz, Weronika Althamer, Marcin Arcimowicz, Julia Benedyktowicz, Ala Błaszczyńska, Klaudia Bochniak, Agnieszka Borowa, Zofia Dąbrowska, Ula Domańska, Asia Dudek, Natalia Durszewicz, Mateusz Frank, Asia Jasińska, Bogna Kowalczyk, Natalia Krawczuk, Beata Krzempek, Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, Marta Magnuska, Kasia Małyszko, Julia Marchowska, Marta Michalik, Weronika Michel, Piotr Milczarek, Maria Nitek, Karina Paciorkowska, Ala Palechowska, Nikodem Płaczek, Zuzia Puszkarz, Yelisaveta Pysmak, Szymon Ruczyński, Marcin Senderowicz, Kuba Siedlecki, Karolina Specht, Zuzanna Stach, Ola Szmida, Zuzanna Szor, Weronika Szyma, Asia Trejter, Marcjanna Urbańska, Pola Włodarczyk, Paulina Ziółkowska, Izumi Yoshida, Bogusz Żelech, Kacha Bińko, Joanna Szlembarska, Maja Minic
Editing: Natalia Spychała
Music: Pimon Lekler
Production company: LeLe Crossmedia Production Sp. z o.o.
Moved and broken by the situation in our country, we, a group of students from the Animation Department of Lodz Film School have decided to act. We strongly oppose the recent events in our country and it’s shameful that such a ruling has been pushed through during this extremely difficult time of pandemic. The Constitutional court has issued a ruling that will end legal termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly. Many of us are afraid right now, this is why we want to express unity in a just cause.
05. CROSSING / Crossing, 5'
Director: Agáta Bolaňosová
Screenplay: Agáta Bolaňosová
Animation: Agáta Bolaňosová
Editing: Agáta Bolaňosová
Sound: Agáta Bolaňosová
Colouring: Agáta Bolaňosová
Producer: Patrícia Pošová
Production company: Film and Television Faculty of The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava – VŠMU
It´s nighttime. A group of pedestrians are waiting at a crosswalk to get to the other side. Some, however, have waited far longer than others ...
06. I'M HERE / Jestem tutaj, 15'
Director: Julia Orlik
Screenplay: Julia Orlik
Cinematography: Julia Orlik
Animation: Julia Orlik
Editing: Aleksandra Rosset
Sound: Bogdan Klat
Producer: Agata Golańska
Production company: The Polish National Film School in Lodz
An elderly man is looking after his paralysed 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 care with her work in the hospital and family life. Everyone has a different view on how to care for the sick properly, which often causes arguments.
07. A WAR OF WORDS OF RESPECTFUL SILENCE? / Vojna besed ali spoštljiva tišina?, 2'
Slovenia, Italy 2021
Director: Leo Černic
Screenplay: Leo Černic
Animation: Leo Černic
Editing: Leo Černic
Sound: Samo Jurca
Colouring: Leo Černic
Producer: Mateja Zorn
Production company: Kinoatelje
A War of Words or Respectful Silence? is a commissioned film made for an educational programme in schools. Through this programme, children rediscover their own history, the history of their territory, and apply this knowledge to the future.