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Programme 1

Friday 14/07/2023 12:00 - 14:00 EEST - Animart Festival 2023 Official Screening
Saturday 15/07/2023 00:00 - 02:00 EEST - Animart Festival 2023 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:54:16

  1. Happy Eggs 02:58
  2. Poland 2022
    Directed by: Stanisław Maciejewski
    Screenplay: Stanisław Maciejewski
    Animation: Stanisław Maciejewski
    Technique: 2D computer animation
    Music: Stanisław Maciejewski
    Production/School: Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts in Poznań, Poland
    Dialogue language: No dialogue, english subtitles
    Subtitles language: English

    "Happy Eggs" is a short animated cartoon depicting the fate of two one-day-old baby chicks. The film uncovers the little-known and cruel practices of the egg industry.

  3. Stars and Freckles 03:21
  4. Argentina 2022
    Directed by: Constanza Garcías Solé
    Screenplay: Constanza Garcías Solé
    Production/School: Constanza Garcías Solé, Ian Kastner
    Dialogue language: Spanish

    Two teenagers discover the secrets of the universe (and themselves) among the limited space of four walls.

  5. Phantasm 02:04
  6. Egypt 2022
    Directed by: Zeinab Mohsen
    Screenplay: Zeinab Mohsen
    Animation: 2D animation
    Technique: Frame by Fame
    Music: Fly by einaudi
    Production/School: German University in Cairo
    Dialogue language: no dialogue
    Subtitles language: no dialogue

    Phantasm is a frame by frame stop-motion animation created as part of a thesis research project on mental imagery. It focuses on the portrayal of mental images generated by auditory stimuli and employs animation as a mean to visualize this mental experience.

  7. Spots 10:43
  8. Brazil 2023
    Directed by: Sofia Adelina Pinotti Cavalheiro
    Screenplay: Sofia Adelina Pinotti Cavalheiro
    Animation: Gabriela Gabriel de Carvalho
    Technique: 2D
    Music: Mateus de Laet Pereira
    Production/School: Ana Flávia Gaspar Machado, Vivian Ventura Marostica
    Dialogue language: English, Portuguese
    Subtitles language: English

    Giada, an eight-year-old girl, has her legs broken and is in her rehabilitation process with her Mother, mourning the loss of her Father to cancer.During her dreams, she constantly escapes from a monstrous creature until being saved by Brigite, a girl her same age with spots in her arms and legs, in her flying Manta-Ray. During rehab dyas with her mother and adventurous nights with Birgite, Giada will have her values put to the test with the Monster return.

  9. Cadim 06:00
  10. Brazil 2022
    Directed by: Luiza Pugliesi Villaça
    Screenplay: Luiza Pugliesi Villaça
    Animation: Mariana Tartaroti Shishito
    Technique: Rotoscopia
    Music: Pedro Fonseca
    Production/School: Laura Orefice Folkmann, Luana Carlquist
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue
    Subtitles language: No Dialogues

    Cadim tells the story of Seu Zé, a man who is looking for a land for his livelihood followed by Chico, a bird trapped in a fragile cage. He manages to grow an orchard and build a hut to shelter himself by setting on a healthy land free from landowners, unlike the many he passed through. One day, a fuit falls into the cage and breaks it, allowing Chico to escape, which doesn't fly very far because it is shot in it's paw. The shots came from farmers who were trying to expel Seu Zé. He manages to escape with the cage, but not noticing Chico's absence. He breaks down in tears lamenting his situation after fleeing the men. He takes an old torn family photo, in which he sees his wife and daughter, with Chico leaning on her arm. Once he notices the animal's absence, he goes on a search for the bird. He runs back and finds it lying on the road. With a makeshift bandage, the bird is able to heal itself enough to fly out of the broken cage. Seu Zé prepares to say goodbye, since the cage can no longer be useful. When the flight finally takes place, Chico ends up returning to the man, but now flying free besides him.

  11. COMPROMISE 02:34
  12. Russian Federation 2023
    Directed by: Anna Isakova

    A little tale about a young guy named Ignat and his search for a perfect bride. Inspired by a funny folkish song.

  13. Piano Class 04:52
  14. United States 2023
    Directed by: Thomas Liao
    Production/School: Gabe Leneveu, Alex Fortunato
    Dialogue language: English

    Two weeks before the recital, Thomas still hasn't gotten the song's temple right, knowing there will be consequences if he doesn't deliver. Thomas is having a thought, a thought to help him get away with all the trouble.....

  15. 0:00A.M. 03:00
  16. China 2022
    Directed by: Yuanshen Yang
    Screenplay: Yuanshen Yang
    Animation: Yuanshen Yang
    Technique: 2D digital animation
    Music: L'Amour C'est pour rien
    Production/School: Yuanshen Yang
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue
    Subtitles language: English/Japanese/Chinese

    At 11:59 p.m., this continuous overtime commuter finally arrived home. Exhaustion confuses his mind, and the few seconds from his door to his bedroom seem to him to be infinitely prolonged. Zero hour arrived, his body had reached its limit and he finally collapsed and fell asleep. Time was still advancing minute by minute, and did not stop because of him.

  17. Swallow Returned / 燕归 03:52
  18. China 2022
    Directed by: Xinyang Li, Qianyu Lin
    Screenplay: Xinyang Li, Qianyu Lin
    Animation: Xinyang Li, Qianyu Lin
    Technique: Xinyang Li, Qianyu Lin
    Music: Xieyang Zhang,Bailang Li
    Production/School: Communication University of China
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue
    Subtitles language: Chinese/English

    The girl ran away after the kite, and the grandmother went to look for the girl, but always missed her. When the girl grew up and found the kite, the grandmother became old and mute, but she still remembered the girl and the girl's kite.

  19. Hide and Seek / 捉迷藏 04:21
  20. China 2022
    Directed by: Liwei Liang, Yuxin Huang, Shuyan Ouyang, Jiarong Li
    Screenplay: Yuxin Huang, Liwei Liang, Shuyan Ouyang
    Production/School: Shengying of Ai
    Dialogue language: Chinese

    The little boy Chenchen wanted to apologize to his good friend Songsong, so he kept looking for Songsong, looking for an opportunity to apologize to him. In the process, he understood a lot of things, had more thoughts, and got growing up.

  21. Wetsitales : The Frog Who Wished to be as Big as an Ox 03:05
  22. Philippines 2023
    Directed by: Jade Dandan Evangelista
    Screenplay: Nina Dandan Evangelista
    Animation: Jade Dandan Evangelista
    Technique: Digital 2D
    Music: n/a
    Production/School: Victory Christian International School
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    There was an initial accident in the pond, a mother frog wanted to avenge her loss, perhaps grief, perhaps overwhelming emotions led her to get into another fatal accident. A sad day for frogs. A folk tale from Cebu.

  23. Groundskeeper 02:22
  24. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Maya Ipekci
    Screenplay: Maya Ipekci
    Animation: Maya Ipekci
    Technique: Maya Ipekci
    Music: Matthew Rizzo
    Production/School: Ringling College of Art and Design
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    Groundskeeper is a story about a loving garden gnome couple who are set on a new journey when something unexpected happens to them.

  25. Lift Off 04:52
  26. United States 2023
    Directed by: Rui Han
    Screenplay: Rui Han
    Production/School: Xiaowen Wu
    Dialogue language: English

    A girl goes on a flight trip to her childhood best friend, and on the way she falls into a fantastical journey into their memories of growing up together and then growing apart. When the plane lands, she feels anxious to meet her again and to find out whether their friendship is still the same.

  27. Fragments: Deconstruction / Θραύσματα: Αποδόμηση 08:30
  28. Greece 2021
    Directed by: Manousos Manousakis
    Screenplay: none
    Animation: Manousos Manousakis
    Technique: Traditional drawing using ink on paper combined with the use of digital tools to add depth and movement.
    Music: Manousos Manousakis and Nordeas
    Production/School: Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences - University of Ioannina
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: none

    An exploration of a dark dystopian world, consisting of ten traditional ink on paper drawings that come to life with the use of digital media.

  29. Twinkle 06:07
  30. Canada 2023
    Directed by: Jacob Rodela, Akio Kozuka, Mavis Xu, Dixin Tan, Xueting Jiang, Isabella Li, Jonathan Chen, Shan-Shan Ou Yang, Michelle Seliga, Matthew Junn
    Screenplay: Jacob Rodela, Akio Kozuka, Mavis Xu, Dixin Tan, Xueting Jiang, Isabella Li, Jonathan Chen, Shan-Shan Ou Yang, Michelle Seliga, Matthew Junn
    Animation: Jacob Rodela, Akio Kozuka, Mavis Xu, Dixin Tan, Xueting Jiang, Isabella Li, Jonathan Chen, Shan-Shan Ou Yang, Michelle Seliga, Matthew Junn
    Technique: 3D animation
    Music: Alex Polensky
    Production/School: Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
    Dialogue language: NA (There is no spoken dialogue in the film)
    Subtitles language: NA (There is no spoken dialogue in the film)

    A young lion is entranced by the beauty of the glow-in-the-dark stars decorating the walls in his bedroom. Determined to keep his room dark and the stars glowing brightly, he begins a mission to cover up his window. Amidst his setbacks, he discovers beauty beyond the glowing stars, and embarks on a journey into his imagination.

  31. Shifts: Pilot (Part 1) 02:51
  32. United Kingdom 2023
    Directed by: Ryan Boylett
    Screenplay: Ryan Boylett
    Animation: Ryan Boylett
    Technique: Traditional Frame-by-Frame
    Music: Josh Rowe
    Production/School: The University of Gloucestershire
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    Nick’s anxiety gets the best of him when a new hire joins the team.

  33. AuterSight 09:20
  34. Hungary 2022
    Directed by: Bernadett Nadin Csépke
    Screenplay: Bernadett Nadin Csépke
    Animation: Bernadett Nadin Csépke, Mónika Drótosné Tóth, Lejla Gyarmati, Zsófia Osztós
    Technique: 2D animation
    Music: Jázon Kováts
    Production/School: Budapest Metropolitan University
    Dialogue language: no dialogue
    Subtitles language: English

    An autistic person is trying to explain the reason for her otherness to her younger self. We learn how she sees the world, and how the world sees her.

  35. Little Things 03:17
  36. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Shina I.
    Screenplay: Shina I.
    Animation: 2D
    Technique: Frame by Frame, Hand-Drawn, Sometimes Keyframe
    Music: Original Composition by Joon Oh
    Production/School: California State University Long Beach
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    After waking up beached in a strange world, friendly monsters attempt to help our main character get back to where they came from - but not before spending quality time together.

  37. Happy Times (2022) 10:27
  38. Singapore 2022
    Directed by: Christabelle Chi, Lam Ka Yui & Nathalie Zimmermann
    Screenplay: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Fantasy
    Animation: 2D, 3D & Pixel Animation
    Technique: Digital Animation, TVPaint
    Music: "Chip Flaking" by Dimitry (Mentalcatao), "I'm on my Way to Recovery but Life Wouldn't Let Me" & "Familiar Ceiling" by Kong Ching Yee (Hitorimon)
    Production/School: LASALLE College of the Arts
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: NA

    Happy and his super-duper real friends go on an adventure to rescue Happy's book from the Evil Hands that took it away!

  39. The long rain / La longue pluie 05:08
  40. France 2023
    Directed by: Cassandre Léonard
    Dialogue language: French

    A continual rain falls on the jungle of mold in which Mérove has crashed. In search of a shelter, waterspouts and increasingly intrusive mushrooms will put the endurance of the astronaut to the test.

  41. The Final Countdown 06:00
  42. Israel 2022
    Directed by: Orr Amit, Aya Yohai
    Screenplay: Aya Yohai, Orr Amit
    Animation: Aya Yohai, Orr Amit
    Technique: 2D Animation
    Music: Aviv Fez Yeyni
    Production/School: Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
    Dialogue language: Hebrew
    Subtitles language: English

    Israel is at war, again. Yahalom, a hard working soldier serving in The Kirya, is taken off to Dizingof Center by his energetic childhood friend Lidor, who has something to show him. Reluctantly, Yahalom finds himself dragged along with Lidor through the depths of the Center, and along the way remembers the shared experiences of their childhood, and the reasons he chose to leave. Was his choice, a normative life, the right one?

  43. Evil Step Sitter 02:55
  44. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Kate Kennedy, Rossana Diez
    Screenplay: Kate Kennedy, Rossana Diez
    Animation: Kate Kennedy, Rossana Diez
    Technique: Kate Kennedy, Rossana Diez
    Music: Alexander Meade
    Production/School: Ringling College of Art and Design
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    An evil queen is forced to babysit the princess' mischievous toddler.

  45. Juni and Evy 03:47
  46. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Matilde Senos
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    A chaotic chase between an earnest couple and a pair of desperate birds.

  47. Not alone 01:50
  48. Costa Rica 2023
    Directed by: Andrés De Jesús Palacio
    Screenplay: Andrés De Jesús Palacio
    Animation: Andrés De Jesús Palacio, Claryssa Moya Navarro
    Technique: 3D
    Music: Guitar soundscapes by Ben Manhire, Mystery suspense dark by cleanmindmindsound
    Production/School: LCI Veritas University
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: none

    In a psychiatric hospital, a patient wakes up in the middle of the night suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder crisis, causing causing hallucinations that can put your her life at risk. However, she gets help from somewhere she never imagined.