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ANIMA COMPETITION FILM DATABASE – 2013

1.11.2013
COLLECTORS

64 - Collectors
Running time: 5’
Country: Switzerland
Prod.: Marcel Hobi, Looping Animations, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Dir.: Marcel Hobi
Mus.: Mario Batkovic
Year: 2013
No. 64
Whether it’s antiques, insects, autographs or adventures – collecting is a passion. Internet users collect friendships, state leaders collect arsenals of weapons, founders of religions collect believers, and millionaires collect art, women and yet more millions. 


DU VELGER SELV / IT’S UP TO YOU

388 - du velger selv
Running time: 15’
Country: Norway
Prod.: Mikrofilm AS
Dir.: Kajsa Næss
Mus.: Kim Hiorthøy
Year: 2013
No. 388
“In kindergarten, everybody else’s dads are not in prison. That’s the problem.”  An animated documentary about growing up with a father in jail.


DRUNKER THAN A SKUNK

02 close up of drunk.mov
Running time: 3’30’’
Country: USA
Prod.: Bill and Sandrine Plympton
Dir.: Bill Plympton
Mus.: Jonathan Rosen
Year: 2013
No. 391
An adaptation of Walt Curtis’s poem, “The Time The Drunk Came To Town And Got Drunker Than A Skunk, or So He Thought”, about a Cowboy town that torments the local drunk.


PARASIT

324-parasit
Running time: 8’
Country: Austria, Germany
Prod.: Fiesfilm
Dir.: Nikki Schuster
Mus.: Billy Roisz
Year: 2013
No. 324
Fast forward. A camera rushes across Argentina´s stone desert toward a cactus and crashes headfirst through an opening into the plant´s interior. There, a view opens up of an eerie universe.


ROSSIGNOLS EN DÉCEMBRE / NIGHTINGALES IN DECEMBER

56-Nightingales
Running time: 3’
Country: Canada
Prod.: Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal
Dir.: Theodore Ushev
Mus.: Spencer Krug
Year: 2011
No. 56
This metaphorical surrealist tale is an allusion, a trip into the memories, and the fields of the current realities. What if the Nightingales were working, instead of singing and going south? Is the innocence the only saviour of birds’ songs? There are no Nightingales in December… What is left is only the history of our beginning, and our end.


LA FILLE AUX FEUILLES / DAUGHTER OF LEAVES

289 -La fille aux feuilles
Running time: 6′
Country: Switzerland
Prod.: Marina Rosset
Dir.: Marina Rosset
Mus.: Valérie Niederoest
Year: 2013
No. 289
One fish dies, a man advances between the trees and strange things are happening in the forest. But in the end, everything is going to be all right.


EL RUIDO DEL MUNDO / NOISE OF THE WORLD

360- el ruido del mundo
Running time: 13’
Country: Spain
Prod.: Coke Riobóo, Lourdes Villagómez
Dir.: Coke Riobóo 
Mus.: Coke Riobóo 
Year: 2013
No. 360
A composer is afflicted by a strange illness: he can hear every noise in the world. Through his music, he will find a way to keep the noise under control.  Short film animated frame by frame with plasticine drawings on under-lit glass.


MERO MERO / MADLY IN LOVE

194-Mero Mero - Madly in love
Running time: 4’20’’
Country: Japan
Prod.: Ikue Sugidono
Dir.: Ikue Sugidono
Mus.: Ikue Sugidono
Year: 2013
No. 194
This world is expanded a possibility of calculation that use the “zero”. What does she use for?


BOLES

108-boles
Running time: 12’30’’
Country: Germany, Slovenia
Prod.: No History
Dir.: Špela Čadež
Mus.: Tomaz Grom
Year: 2013
No. 108
Filip lives in a poor neighbourhood. He dreams of writer’s glory and luxurious lifestyle in a more prosperous part of town. One day Filip gets a knock on the door. His neighbour Tereza, an older prostitute that Filip tries to avoid by all means, asks him to write a letter for her fiancé.


ASTIGMATISMO

178-Astigmatismo
Running time: 4’
Country: Spain
Prod.: Nicolai Troshinsky
Dir.: Nicolai Troshinsky
Mus.: Shogun Kunitoki
Year: 2013
No. 178
A boy, having lost his glasses, can only see one thing in focus at a time. His sight gets attracted by the sounds that surround him. He will have to explore a blurry world of unknown places and strange characters.


LETTRES DE FEMMES / WOMEN’S LETTERS

346-woman's letters
Running time: 11’
Country: France
Prod.: Gilbert Hus – Pictor Media
Dir.: Augusto Zanovello
Mus.: Christian Perret
Year: 2013
No. 346
On the battle fields of the First World War, the nurse Simon patches up the shattered faces of the infantrymen with love letters. These words from beloved women have the power to heal the wounds of these paper soldiers.


LAY BARE

142 - Lay bare
Running time: 6’
Country: United Kingdom
Prod.: Ancient Mariner
 Dir.: Paul Bush
Mus.: Andy Cowton
Year: 2012
No. 142
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances wrote Oscar Wilde. LAY BARE is a composite portrait of the human body, revealing it as it is only rarely seen in the most intimate relationships we have with our family or our lovers – erotic and comic, beautiful and vulnerable.


MY LITTLE UNDERGROUND

165 - My little underground
Running time: 6’43’’
Country: Canada
Prod.: National Film Board of Canada
Dir.: Elise Simard
Mus.: Rebecca Foon
Year: 2012
No. 165
To find light, we must first journey through the darkness. So begins Elise Simard’s My Little Underground, a sombre and beautiful autobiographical story that follows a young girl’s bus ride home in winter.


ASCENSION

243- ASCENSION
Running time: 6’50’’
Country: France
Prod.: Supinfocom Arles
Dir.: Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, Florian Vecchione
Mus.: N/A
Year: 2013
No. 243
In the early years of the 20th century, two climbers make the traditional ascent, carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary to the top of the mountain.


THE GRAVEDIGGER’S TALE

13 - The Gravedigger’s Tale
Running time: 13’06”
Country: United Kingdom
Prod.: The National Film and Television School
Dir.: Min Young Oh
Mus.: Finn McNicholas
Year: 2013
No. 13
The gravedigger leads a solitary existence, so far from the living, yet so close to the dead. Her loneliness is soothed every night by a haunting melody that floats in from the edge of the forest. It is death himself who serenades her. This is their story, a love story


EL CANTO / THE SONG

471 - El canto
Running time: 8’30’’
Country: France
Prod.: Les Films De L’arlequin
Dir.: Ines Sedan
Mus.: Robert Marcel Lepage
Year: 2013
No. 471
A woman is forced by her husband to be silent forever. But then, when listening to nature, she finds her own song and a hopes for a new life.


SAGA / THE BUTTON

24-Saga
Running time: 6’
Country: Lithuania
Prod.: Valentas Aškinis
Dir.: Ieva Mikinyté
Mus.: Egidija Medekšaité
Year: 2012
No. 24
A metaphorical journey of a red button.


IMPERIAL PROVISOR FROMBALD

274-frombald2
Running time: 3’
Country: United Kingdom
Prod.: Abigail Addison for Animate Projects
Dir.: Elizabeth Hobbs
Mus.: Bradley Miles
Year: 2013
No. 274
The true story of Imperial Provisor Frombald, a very composed and efficient administrator who is asked to travel deep into the Serbian countryside to resolve a spot of eighteenth century vampire hysteria . Hand carved rubber stamps printed on 35mm film.


CARROTROPE

370 - Carrotrope
Running time: 8’
Country: Portugal
Prod.: BANDO À PARTE
Dir.: Paulo D’Alva
Mus.: André Natanael
Year: 2013
No. 370
Carrotrope is a new optical toy. It represents the cyclic movements of life. Meanwhile, a man drinks and the time passes at 24 frames per second.


AB OVO

103 - ab ovo
Running time: 5’18’’
Country: Poland
Prod.: Marcin Malatyński, PWSFTviT
Dir.: Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi
Mus.: George Antoniv
Year: 2012
No. 103
Imagine that someone starts to live inside of you and takes up more space until he almost makes you explode. Would you be able to love him?


THROUGH YOU

372-THROUGH  YOU
Running time: 7’55’’
Country: Netherlands
Prod.: il Luster Films
Dir.: Lucette Braune
Mus.: Han Otten
Year: 2013
No. 372
On her way for a simple grocery, a girl literally has to struggle through her fellow beings. Some of those people tend to leave a mark, but only one person leaves a mark that sticks.


BUT MILK IS IMPORTANT

384-but milk is important
Running time: 10’38’’
Country: Norway
Prod.: Volda University College
Dir.: Anna Mantzaris, Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen
Mus.: Philip Brookes
Year: 2012
No. 384
A man with social phobia gets followed by a naive and clumsy creature…


THE END

276 - The End
Running time: 6’
Country: Estonia
Prod.: Nukufilm, Andrus Raudsalu
Dir.: Ülo Pikkov
Mus.: Mirjam Tally
Year: 2012
No. 276
The End, an experimental reflection on the item used as a carrier in filmmaking. Although the optical film remains a timeless symbol of attachment to tradition, it is slowly becoming the relic of the old times.


DENTS DE LAIT / MILK TEETH

82-Dentsdelait
Running time: 4’05’’
Country: Canada
Prod.: Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Dir.: Julie Charette
Mus.: Julia Mermelstein
Year: 2013
No. 82
The loss of a tooth, combined to a greater one, totally shake a young boy’s world and make him grow up faster than he wishes.


FATHER

59-father
Running time: 16’30’’
Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany
Prod.: Compote Collective
Dir.: Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov
Mus.: Petar Dundakov
Year: 2012
No. 59
When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you? In FATHER the reality of life is turned upside down to create an impossible dialogue – the dialogue between a child and a father that never happens.


A DIRECT FILM FAREWELL

374-a direct film farewell
Running time: 5’38’’
Country: Netherlands
Prod.: il Luster Films
Dir.: Oerd van Cuijlenborg
Mus.: Jeroen van Vliet
Year: 2012
No. 374
A homage to celluloid and direct filmmaking. A universe in which frivolous figures like butterflies float around between lines, droplets and chemical reactions.  


SISTERS

6-Sisters
Running time: 8’
Country: Belgium, Serbia
Prod.: KASK Royal Academy of Arts, Lea Vidakovic
Dir.: Lea Vidakovic
Mus.: Hrvoje Radnic
Year: 2012
No. 6
The sisters are trapped in melancholy, facing the loss and emptiness over the missing one.


LE COSMOS SAUVERA LE PEUPLE / COSMOS WILL SAVE THE WORLD

61 - LE COSMOS SAUVERA LE PEUPLE
Running time: 7’
Country: Canada
Prod.: Productions Tuya
 Dir.: Patrick Lapierre
Mus.: N/A
Year: 2013
No. 61
One night, passing through her childhood home of Russia, a woman reminisces about faraway landscapes.


FRAU SCHWEIN GEHT IN DIE SCHEISSEDISKO / MRS SWINE GOES TO THE SCHEISSEDISKO

205-FRAU SCHWEIN GEHT IN DIE SCHEISSEDISKO
Running time: 7’58’’
Country: Germany
Prod.: HAW Hamburg
 Dir.: Mathias Barth & Christian Hippchen
Mus.: Philipp Kessling
Year: 2012
No. 205

Saturday night, 8 o‘clock. Register‘s clear. Knocking off. Now heading home. Hotting up and drinking wine. Noise, stench and lots of dirt. We‘re almost done. And then it‘s time. Mrs Swine goes to the Scheissedisko.


PALMIPEDARIUM

125 - Palmipedarium
Running time: 10’25’’
Country: France
Prod.: Papy3D Productions
Dir.: Jérémy Clapin
Mus.: François-Eudes Chanfrault
Year: 2012
No. 125
Simon knows about ducks quite well. They make noise, fly, swim, some even roll. Sometimes, it’s a bit confusing and Simon gets lost.


FUTON

486 - futon
Running time: 6’
Country: Japan
Prod.: Yoriko Mizushiri
Dir.: Yoriko Mizushiri
Mus.: Dark End rearranged by Seiji Toda Origina
Year: 2012
No. 486
Wrapped in the futon… Memories are coming up to the mind, the future is imagined, senses are recaptured, physical feelings as a woman are deeply ingrained…Everything melts pleasantly all together. In the futon, the body wonders seeking for these sense…


Обида / THE WOUND

21-Obida
Running time: 9’
Country: Russia
Prod.: Ural -Cinema
 Dir.: Anna Budanova
Mus.: Larisa Woroncowa
Year: 2013
No. 21
Little girl`s resentment is embodied in a shaggy creature that becomes her best friend. And they grow side by side. Densely settled in the minds of his mistress, resentment starts to completely control her life.


MY BABY DON’T LOVE ME

209 - my baby don't love me
Running time: 2’43”
Country: Finland
Prod.: Turku Arts Academy/Eija Saarinen
Dir.: Heta Jäälinoja
Mus.: Robert Johnson
Year: 2012
No. 209
Woke up this morning. There’s nothing left but a taste of coffee.


ZIEGENORT

99-Ziegenort
Running time: 19’
Country: Poland
Prod.: Piotr Szczepanowicz, Nolabel Sp.
 Dir.: Tomasz Popakul
Mus.: Stuart Dahlquist, Paweł Cieślak
Year: 2013
No. 99
Summer in the fishing village of Ziegenort. Early in the day, an introverted boy and his father go fishing. He struggles with his fears and constant rejection. He is as trapped as the fish he sees gasping for air. Animation about teenage angst with a number of magical, surreal scenes.


ALLEZ HOP!

119 - allez-hop
Running time: 7’30’’
Country: Belgium, France
Prod.: Les Films du Nord, Arnaud Demuynck
Dir.: Juliette Baily
Mus.: Falter Bramnk
Year: 2012
No. 119
A young woman on a diving board hesitates to jump. What’s holding her back? She jumps. Whoa! It’s over and done. Until…


TOTO

105-Toto
Running time: 12’
Country: Poland
Prod.: Tomasz Wolf
Dir.: Zbigniew Czapla
Mus.: Maja, Małgorzata Kleszcz, ISPHORDING
Year: 2013
No. 105
A story of a sensitive boy, raised by a lonely and hard working mother somewhere in a far province. The young protagonist is being deceitfully seduced by a shady “master”. In consequence of the mystery the world of his unconcerned childhood falls apart


I AM TOM MOODY

180 - I am Tom Moody
Running time: 6’55’’
Country: United Kingdom
Prod.: Edinburgh College of Art
Dir.: Ainslie Henderson
Mus.: Peter Deane
Year: 2012
No. 180
A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.


A LITTLE POND BY THE GREAT WALL

390- a little pound by the great wall
Running time: 6’
Country: China, Russia
Prod.: Zheng Liguo
Dir.: Dmitry Geller
Mus.: Artem Fadeev
Year: 2012
No. 390
A small pond lies at the foot of a large wall. The large wall is situated in the middle of mountains. The mountains are only a small detail of the landscape.


ON LOOP

446-On Loop
Running time: 5’
Country: United Kingdom
Prod.: Royal College of Art
Dir.: Christine Hooper
Mus.: Tom Lock Griffiths
Year: 2013
No. 446
Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning.


LADY NO. 4

232-Lady number 4
Running time: 2’17’’
Country: Israel
Prod.: Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design
Dir.: Tal Hadar
Mus.: Roy Yahalomi
Year: 2013
No. 232
A lady enters the ladies room and gets carried away into an endless choreography of self-criticism in front of the mirror following the other ladies.


EDMOND ÉTAIT UN ÂNE / EDMOND WAS A DONKEY

124-EDMOND WAS A DONKEY
Running time: 15’04’’
Country: France, Canada
Prod.: Papy3D Productions – NDB Canada
Dir.: Franck Dion
Mus.: Pierre Caillet
Year: 2012
No. 124
A small, quiet man, Edmond has a wife who loves him and a job that he does extraordinarily well. He is, however, very aware that he is different. When his co-workers tease him by crowning him with a pair of donkey ears, he suddenly discovers his true nature…


LES MOTS DE LA CARPE / TONGUE-TIED

334- LES MOTS DE LA CARPE
Running time: 4’
Country: France, Portugal
Prod.: La Poudriere School
Dir.: Lucrèce Andreae
Mus.: Mathieu Tiger
Year: 2012
No. 334
A round room, tables for two, couples facing one another. And after a few minutes… switch! The rule is to keep changing riders.


MAZE KING

418-maze king
Running time: 7’01’’
Country: Japan
Prod.: Tokyo University of the Arts
Dir.: Hakhyun Kim
Mus.: Shota Kowashi
Year: 2013
No. 418
We cannot stay here any longer. We must leave tomorrow morning. A clown convinces and hurries the residents of an amusement park, a girl, a gay, a soldier, a dog, to be in time for the trip.


CHEMIN FAISANT / ON THE WAY

63-CHEMIN FAISANT
Running time: 4’
Country: Switzerland
Prod.: Rita Productions
Dir.: Georges Schwizgebel
Mus.: Jacques Robellas
Year: 2012
No. 63
Through paintings that interact on the principle of Russian dolls, we are drawn along the swirling path of the thoughts of a pilgrim, a solitary walker.


THE HOPPER

341 - The Hopper
Running time: 17’
Country: Denmark, Germany
Prod.: Alex Brüel Flagstad
Dir.: Alex Brüel Flagstad
Mus.: N/A
Year: 2012
No. 341
The Hopper is not your average clay-animation story. 16 year old Dexter lives with his grandmother in west Baltimore, Maryland. One night Dexter and his friend Kevin rob local drug dealers, but things do not work out as planned and violence spins out of control.


TRESPASS

*** Local Caption *** Trespass, , Paul Wenninger, A, 2012, V'12, Kurzfilme
Running time: 10’
Country: Austria
Prod.: Paul Wenninger, Kabinett & Co
Dir.: Paul Wenninger
Mus.: Nik Hummer, Michael Moser
Year: 2012
No. 326
In English, “trespass” means to intrude, but it could also be an unauthorized entry, or in legal jargon, a “domestic disturbance. This ten-minute real-animation film plays with all of these meanings in a technically impressive, varied, and precise tour de force.


DO SERCA TWEGO / TO THY HEART

98-Do serca twego
Running time: 9’59’’
Country: Poland
Prod.: Animaso
Dir.: Ewa Borysewicz
Mus.: Michał Augustyniak
Year: 2013
No. 98
And there He is. Dreamed of, prayed for, long awaited, hypnotic – He was handsome, had raven-black hair and stood by a swing. When he smiled, eyes would stand on end. Life with him was colourful – when he gave rein to his paranoia, she would do whatever he said.


ALZHEIMER

33-Alzheimer
Running time: 8’08’’
Country: Iran
Prod.: Alireza Hashempour
Dir.: Alireza Hashempour
Mus.: selected
Year: 2012
No. 33
This is the story about an old man who suffers Alzheimer and lives with his dog. The film shows in a humorous way a day of the life of the two, when causes become consequences and vice versa.


DAYBREAK

364-Daybreak
Running time: 6’45’’
Country: Canada
Prod.: Field Seven Films inc. 
Dir.: George Ungar
Mus.: Normand Roger, Denis Chartrand, Pierre Yves Drapea
Year: 2013
No. 364
It is an experiment in extreme miniature drawing and non-narrative filmmaking.


NYUSZI ÉS ŐZ / RABBIT AND DEER

132-rabbit and deer
Running time: 16’45’’
Country: Hungary
Prod.: Moholy-Nagy University Of Art And Design
Dir.: Péter Vácz
Mus.: Máté Hámori
Year: 2012
No. 132
The friendship of Rabbit and Deer is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension.


WAITER

381-Waiter
Running time: 8’59’’
Country: Japan
Prod.: Tama Art University Department of Graphic Design
Dir.: Ryoji Yamada
Mus.: Makoto Takahashi
Year: 2013
No. 381
The waiter felt the limit for the work which carries coffee for a petty visitor. Although the sad waiter who serves a visitor opened the store in quest of a dose suitable for himselves, he did not notice his own value.


A THING SO SMALL

344- a thing so small
Running time: 8’48’’
Country: Israel
Prod.: Sapir College, School of Audio and Visual Arts
Dir.: Mizmor Watzman
Mus.: Alberto Shwartz
Year: 2013
No. 344
A Thing So Small is about life in the face of death and the struggle between childhood and adulthood. It takes the spectator into the internal world of a four-year-old girl who encounters death for the first time.


DER KLEINE VOGEL UND DAS BLATT / THE LITTLE BIRD AND THE LEAF

203-DER KLEINE VOGEL UND DAS BLATT
Running time: 4’
Country: Switzerland
Prod.: Ruedi Schick
Dir.: Lena von Döhren
Mus.: Christof Steinmann
Year: 2012
No. 203
It’s winter. At the end of a branch hangs a single leaf. A little black bird comes along to water the leaf, but it falls off. The wind lifts the leaf and dances with it through the snowy wood. The little bird joins in, delighted. But the fiery red fox behind the tree is already licking his lips.


JORKA

250 - Jorka
Running time: 8’
Country: Netherlands
Prod.: Photon Films
Dir.: Michiel Wesselius
Mus.: Paleis van Boem
Year: 2013
No. 250
Everybody once had thoughts about their own death and what it will cause to our loved ones. Jorka portrays the aftermath of the process of loss. After a tragic accident of the protagonist, we see the departed coping with his demise.


ANIMO RESISTENTE / RESISTANT SOUL

300-Animo Resistente
Running time: 4’30’’
Country: Italy
Prod.: Simone Massi
Dir.: Simone Massi
Mus.: Simone Massi
Year: 2013
No. 300
Around May 1944 on Mount Sant’Angelo, a house that falls asleep and begins to dream.


KROT NA MORE / THE MOLE AT THE SEA

393 - The mole at the sea
Running time: 5’
Country: Russia
Prod.: Lyubov Gaidukova/School-Studio “SHAR”
Dir.: Anna Kadykova
Mus.: Alexey Chizhik
Year: 2012
No. 393
Mole who went to look for a beach of his dream but found a lot of asses and no free space.


GLORIA VICTORIA

513 - gloria victoria.
Running time: 7’
Country: Canada
Prod.: National Film Board of Canada, Marc Bertrand
Dir.: Theodore Ushev
Mus.: Olivier Calvert
Year: 2012
No. 513
Recycling elements of surrealism and cubism, focuses on the relationship between art and war. Propelled by the exalting “invasion” theme from Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony (No. 7), the film presents imagery of combat fronts and massacres, leading us from Dresden to Guernica, from the Spanish Civil War to Star Wars.