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Tricked G
TrickedCHUNG suhn young, GUO Mengyuan, LIU Naicheng
This is a story about a pickpocket who wants to steal the wallet of a magician. He can’t get to the wallet, however, because it’s in a magician’s pocket. In the end, he gets punished and spanked. All this to say, don’t try to steal.
Windup G
WindupJIANG Yibing
A father tries to stay connected with his bed-ridden daughter, who is in a coma. He plays a windup music box that she can hear in her dreams, which helps guide her on the way back.
The Physics of Sorrow G
The Physics of SorrowTheodore USHEV
We don’t truly feel at home until we open up our suitcase – a “time capsule” holding the hidden treasures of our youth. The Physics of Sorrow is the first fully animated film created using encaustic painting, a technique developed in antiquity. Directed by Theodore Ushev, the film is inspired by the Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov’s eponymous novel and narrated by Xavier Dolan-Tadros.
A Tasty Fish 12
A Tasty FishTAZURO Chihiro
A baby, the firstborn, comes into this world. Though her parents are human, the baby is a fish - and into the lake she is thrown.Another baby is born. This little girl knows not of her older sister, but the two will meet ,over shared blood and history, and through the future generation. This is the story of a common occurrence - a stillborn - told in an uncommon way, and the journey a sister will make to meet her kin.
The Balloon Catcher 12
The Balloon CatcherKANEKO Isaku
An axe human was living in a city of balloon humans. The axe human is watched by the balloon police because his sharp blade frightens the balloon humans. While the axe human tries to get along with them, a balloon human is killed on a gloomy subway platform.
Dry Sea G
Dry SeaBart BOSSAERT, Yves BEX
A fisherman is left alone on the shore of a dried out sea. He is stuck in the past until a sandstorm overtakes him and redefines the meaning of his existence.
How My Grandmother Became A Chair G
How My Grandmother Became A ChairNicolas FATTOUH
Grandmother loses her five senses one after the other until she transforms into a wooden chair. Throughout her transformation she realizes that her housekeeper is not the wild animal she thought she was, but the caring and strong family member she was looking for.
The Kitchlets G
The KitchletsClarisse CHUA
Mina lives alone in her apartment accompanied by three little house spirits, the Kitchlets, who feed off her positive emotions and take care of her negative ones.
Bungaeman: The Beginning G
Bungaeman: The BeginningHAN Sangho
Jio, an ordinary high school student, is struck by lightning and finds he has gained a special lightning power. But he doesn’t want it, and actually finds it annoying. One day, his brother is killed in a car accident. He finds out that Black Corporation conspired to orchestrate his brother’s death. Jio fights against bad guys like NJ and TJ to take his revenge and save the city, becoming a real superhero.
Thanadoula 12
ThanadoulaRobin McKENNA
Two sisters entwined by love. When Annie disappears, her younger sister, Natalie, seeks her out in an unconventional way: as a thanadoula, accompanying the dying in their final stages. Between their slow and final breaths, Natalie finds a bridge between life and death and, ultimately, a pathway to her sister.
Before Love 15
Before LoveIgor KOVALYOV
Before Love asks about the solitude, misunderstandings and disruption in our lives. The title suggests that not everything that happen to the characters is yet real love. Human flaws make the story dramatic. Everyone moves toward misfortune. Everyone finds love.
My Galactic Twin Galaction 12
My Galactic Twin GalactionSasha SVIRSKY
Good and evil, utopia and dystopia, narrative and post-narrative collide in a mortal battle to entertain the audience.
If Anything Happens I Love You G
If Anything Happens I Love YouWill MCCORMACK, Michael GOVIER
Parents struggle with a devastating loss. An elegy on grief.
Lavatory Love Story G
Lavatory Love StoryKonstantin BRONZIT
A lonely lavatory attendant who dreams of love may find it. In the weirdest place to find love, in the lavatory.
Souvenir Souvenir 12
Souvenir SouvenirBastien DUBOIS
For ten years, I’ve pretended to make a movie out of my grandfather's Algerian war souvenirs. Today, I’m not sure I want to hear what he has to say...
Just A Guy 15
Just A GuyHARA Shoko
JUST A GUY is an animated documentary short film about love. Three women share glimpses of their affection, attraction and relationship with Richard Ramirez: A serial killer and rapist they contacted after he was convicted in the 80s. Through their perspective, we revisit exchanged letters and emotions that are as obsessive as they are hauntingly familiar.
Ghost in the Shell: Ghost Chaser 15
Ghost in the Shell: Ghost ChaserHIGASHI Hiroaki
In the Kuzan Republic, the Minister of Defense is expected to attend a meeting of the Next-generation Weapon Coordination Council. Ahead of his visit, he has ordered an advance on-site inspection. Public Security Section 9, headed by Major Motoko Kusanagi, must secure the area and clear it from a rumored terrorist threat.
My Favorite War 12
My Favorite WarIlze BURKOVSKA JACOBSEN
My Favorite War is the personal story of the director, Ilze, about her growing up in the Cold-War Latvia, a republic of USSR of that time. It is a coming of age story about one’s personal road of escape from the brainwash of the mighty authoritarian regime.
Wade 12
WadeUpamanyu BHATTACHARYYA, Kalp SANGHVI
In a version of Kolkata, India rendered unlivable by the rising sea level, things take a dark turn when a family of climate change refugees are ambushed by a tiger on the flooded streets.
Everything Will Fall Out of Place G
Everything Will Fall Out of PlaceCheyenne CANAUD-WALLAYS
Every Saturday it’s the same routine: vans arrive in the town square and customers flood the marketplace.
Generique Gobelins Annecy 2020: Kinshasa 2100 12
Generique Gobelins Annecy 2020: Kinshasa 2100Marine CORBINEAU, Valentin GIULI, Armand GOXE, Marin INBONA, Alexis MAURICE, Tom RAMEAUX
We represent Kinshasa’s future through a futuristic perspective, paying tribute to the Kinois artists: Chéris Samba, Pierre Bodo, Chéri Cherin, and Moké.
Pieces of Each Other G
Pieces of Each OtherHYUN Yujeong
’Y`, an ordinary woman in her twenties, starts to feel a little uncomfortable during date with her boyfriend `SEMO`.
Le Silence de La Rue G
Le Silence de La RueMarie OPRON
Clip produced for the release of François Poitou's new album.
Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus 12
Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery RebusDalibor BARIĆ
Martin tried to fight the system, and now he’s on the run. Sara is a conceptual artist. Together they join a revolutionary commune in the countryside, with the police on their trail. Inspector Ambroz knows the right questions are more important than the answers. Because maybe none of this is true.
Promare 12
PromareIMAISHI Hiroyuki
Promare is a hardcore mechanic animation. The film is a new production by the team who made the series Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill. Thirty years ago, Burnish, a race of fire-mutants, incinerated half the world. Now, another violent group of mutants known as Mad Burnish is threatening the human race. Burning Rescue is sent out to save the world and begins the fight against Mad Burnish.
Lucky Owl with Shimako G
Lucky Owl with ShimakoYAMASHITA Nobuhiro, KUNO Yoko
Four-year-old Shimako gets separated from her parents at Ikebukuro Station. Guided by an owl statue, she skips across Toshima Ward and embarks on a small adventure. Travelling back in time, she finds the no longer existing apartment where cartoonists once lived.
A Cat Called Jam G
A Cat Called JamLorraine LORDAN
Jam, a cat from out of town, tries to befriend three dogs as they wait for the butcher to throw out scraps of meat. When Jam is chased by the dogs, he meets Treacle, who makes Jam question how he views himself.
THE ADVENTURES OF GLORIA SCOTT - Murder in the Cathedral 15
THE ADVENTURES OF GLORIA SCOTT - Murder in the CathedralMatija PISAČIĆ, Tvrtko RAŠPOLIĆ
Early 20th century London. Famous detective Gloria Scott and her faithful companion Mary Lambert are spending a quiet evening in their office. Then, an unknown murderer kills Professor Jansen at their doorstep. A new adventure awaits them.
H2OPE G
H2OPEAshkan RAHGOZAR, Negin KHAJEIE
A student, one day, asks around the class for water; however none is left. Questions hence arise among his classmates about what would happen if the water runs out? (This story is purely experimental and illustrated according to children’s point of view about the thirst and water shortage)
Unanswered Telephone 12
Unanswered TelephoneLEE Seunn
In a perspective-distorted house, people are not on the same wavelength. A character pursues an uttered word into different layers of reality in order to grasp its hidden meaning. It is an animation that depicts the landscape of exclusive dialogue using a dépaysement method where elements are placed incongruously within the artwork.
SURA 15
SURAJEONG Haeji
High school student. My best friend is pregnant.
Cosmonaut 15
CosmonautKaspar JANCIS
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.
I`m Here 12
I`m HereJulia ORLIK
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 caretaking with her work in the hospital and family life. Everyone has a different view on how to properly care for the sick, which often causes arguments.
Sweater G
SweaterFENG Zilai
A story about a man who puts on a sweater and gets lost in it.
Boy and the World 12
Boy and the WorldAlê ABREU
Living in the peaceful and cozy countryside, Cuca yearns for his father, who left for the city in search of a job. Cuca sets forth, without a plan, on a journey to find his dad. After arriving at a glamorous but desolate metropolis, he encounters strange machines such as tanks that look like elephants, cranes resembling dinosaurs, and cargo ships shaped like birds. Will Cuca ever be able to meet his father again?
True North 12
True NorthSHIMIZU Han Eiji
Yo-han, a 9-year-old boy, grows up in a notoriously brutal political prison camp in North Korea. His innocence is lost in the harsh living conditions there while the rest of his family tries to maintain their compassion and decency as humans. After the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one, his total devastation leads him to reassess the meaning of life even in the worst imaginable living conditions.
SHOOOM'S ODYSSEY G
SHOOOM'S ODYSSEYJulien BISARO
Shooom, a baby owl, hatches in the bayou just as a storm turns her tree upside down. No sooner has she fallen from her nest, then the little fledgling totters off into the mangrove, pushing a second egg from the brood along with her. Come hell or high water, she’s determined to find a mother... even if that mom turns out to be an alligator or a raccoon!
Arka 15
ArkaNatko STIPANIČEV
A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.
INFRACTION G
INFRACTIONMarion DECOSTE, Mickaël NEZREG, Manon RYCKELYNCK, Maiwen KOSKAS Jeremie HANNOAH, Florian MORELLI, Raphael HALLE, Aurélie VANDEN BORREN
Amandine, an inflexible traffic warden, takes perverse pleasure in punishing every little infraction by handing out a fine. An unexpected event suddenly disturbs her daily routine.
Sound! Euphonium, the movie -Our Promise: A Brand New Day- 12
Sound! Euphonium, the movie -Our Promise: A Brand New Day-ISHIHARA Tatsuya
When We Leave G
When We LeaveMitchelle TAMARIZ
Rosa’s jumper unravels little by little as she crosses the Mexican desert.
Beyond the Line G
Beyond the LineCHOI Jinuk
There`s a wheelchair who dreams of one day being fast like a racing car. One night, the wheelchair decided to do its own race in the hospital hallway. Will the wheelchair be able to fulfill his dream through racing at this special night?
The Fabric of You 15
The Fabric of YouJosephine Lohoar SELF
Unable to show his true identity, Michael, a grieving tailor mouse, reckons with the memories of a past lover.
Freedom G
FreedomKelly HAN
In the middle of a city lockdown, a lost adult bear dreams of happier times from his childhood, without plastic, pollution and waste all around him.
Dich’ – Ivan Dorn G
Dich’ – Ivan DornRuslana MIRZAALIEVA
The music video Dich’ – Ivan Dorn is dedicated to the lives of endangered bird species. It deals only with the relationship between humans and birds, but the topic is explored with the help of different techniques. ‘Dich’, noun — wilderness, wildfowl. It has a double-meaning — ‘nonsense’.
Them 12
ThemAmélie COCHET, Louis MÖHRLE
IHR (THEM) is a story about a building with an inner courtyard, and its inhabitants. While the different characters follow their everyday routines, trash slowly begins to pile up in the courtyard. What seems harmless in the beginning one night escalates to a total disaster.
Candy Can 12
Candy CanAnton OCTAVIAN
A vulnerable boy works very hard to escape from a stark reality. He surrounds himself by a world of toys and games but as the truth starts to emerge his refuge might turn out to be a trap.
The Zillas have a Picnic G
The Zillas have a Picnic Christian Franz SCHMIDT
The Zillas, a huge family of lizards, emerge from the sea and notice that their traditional picnic area is inhabited by humans and other monsters.
Apocalipso G
ApocalipsoEnnio TORRESAN Jr
Many years after the Big Bang, around 2 million years ago, a new character appeared in South Africa. He would go on to radically alter our history. We named him Apocalipso.
Sound! Euphonium, the movie -May the Melody Reach You!- 12
Sound! Euphonium, the movie -May the Melody Reach You!-Chief Director: ISHIHARA Tatsuya/Director: OGAWA Taichi
A Life with CI G
A Life with CIEric GIESSMANN, Piers GOFFART
This story is about my experiences as a deaf person living in a foreign world and how I learned to hear again with the help of a cochlear implant.
The Box Assassin 12
The Box AssassinJeremy SCHAEFER
A pizza delivery boy finds himself in the middle of a clash between a gangster boss and a legendary assassin whom the boy has unknowingly delivered instead of pizza.
Heart of Gold G
Heart of GoldSimon FILLIOT
For her son, a poor young mother is forced to sell her organs to a sick old woman. Flesh, for gold. Little by little, necessity gives way to the lure of gain ... By selling her body, it is her whole identity that she alienates.
Tamou 12
TamouTom PREZMAN, Tzor EDERY
Surrounded by the prying eyes of a patriarchal society, a lonely housewife plunges into an internal exploration of gender and sexuality in 20th century Morocco. Tamou's true identity as a trans man begins to unfold.
Polka-dot Boy 15
Polka-dot BoyNIHEI Sarina
A boy has suffered from a polka-dot disease on his arms since he can remember. Encountering some peculiar events, he discovers a hidden connection between the disease and a religious group.
Homeless Home 12
Homeless HomeAlberto VÁZQUEZ
No one can escape their roots, however rotten they may be.
Patchwork Penguin G
Patchwork PenguinAngela STEFFEN
Patchwork Penguin has a problem: he wants to run fast, but he doesn't know how! Will the Patchwork Pals find a way to help him?
Misery Loves Company 12
Misery Loves CompanySasha LEE
One night, Seolgi is lying with her friends on a field of grass. A shooting star falls, and she is struck by dark and intrusive thoughts. Her melancholy blooms into bright and colorful ‘flower people,’ dancing around and wishing for a ‘meteorite’ to end the world.
Water, Fire, Air and Earth G
Water, Fire, Air and EarthYOO Minha
It gently guides the eyes with deeper internal considerations such as death and life, or pain and peace, for the fantastic images that travel between time and space, and reality and unreality.
Genius Loci 12
Genius LociAdrien MÉRIGEAU
One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.
Maalbeek 12
MaalbeekIsmaël Joffroy CHANDOUTIS
Sabine is looking for a missing image: a day that has left its mark forever and that everyone remembers but her. But maybe this absence is what allows her to move on with her life?
Genius Loci 12
Genius LociAdrien MÉRIGEAU
One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.
Ghosts 15
GhostsPARK Jeeyoun
In the boredom of life, they became ghosts. The crows are after them.
Hanukkah. The Festival of Lights G
Hanukkah. The Festival of LightsMaurizio Forestieri
Rome, post World War II. During Hanukkah the Festival of Lights, the young heroine Hanna and her friends, fight to save the family bakery threatened by a fierce rich man. When essential things are lacking, friendship and solidarity can make miracles happen...
Home 12
HomeAnita BRUVERE
'Home' is a true story of community, immigration and diversity, told through the history of a single building.
Mate 12
MateIM Chaerin
A mating ritual on print, plate and reflection
Tiger and Ox 12
Tiger and OxKIM Seunghee
What does divorce mean to women in Korea’s patriarchal society? Is a fatherless family a failure? In order to find the answer to these questions, a single mother and her daughter start a conversation.
Climbing 15
ClimbingKIM Hyemi
Professional climber Sehyeon finds out about her pregnancy just before the World Championship. For her long-time aspiration as a climber, she struggles to break free from her baby but the baby won’t let her go.
The Lost Bride G
The Lost BrideJuliette COUSIN
During the 18th century, in the Danish countryside, a young woman slips away from her wedding ceremony to follow a will-o’-the-wisp through the hills. It will lead her to a procession of demons, whom she joins for a dance.
Real Human Being G
Real Human BeingAnna SAMO, Michaela MUELLER
Walking through the city with a heavy heart.
Tale of the Nine Tailed 15
Tale of the Nine TailedKIM Jihyeon
The wife of a military officer who protects the town was possessed by Nine tailed fox, and he leaves for the mountains to kill monster.
Calamity G
CalamityRémi CHAYÉ
In 1863, 12-year-old Jane loses her mother. She joins a wagon train with her father and her siblings to pursue a better life in the sparsely settled American West. Crossing a river, her father is injured, which slows down the whole convoy and makes her poor, vulnerable family a nuisance to the group. Because girls aren’t allowed to drive wagons, she decides to cut her hair short. Resisting the discrimination and unfair rules imposed on women, Jane is determined to drive a wagon and freely ride a horse.
Mosaic 12
MosaicImge ÖZBILGE, Sine ÖZBILGE
In the oldest city of the Middle East, a Kurdish student, a Muslim musician and a Christian girl are part of a cultural mosaic. When vicious noises bring war upon their city, a mysterious sunfish appears to save them.
Seoulsori G
SeoulsoriKIM Kyoungbae
The boy is swept up and gets lost in the parade pouring into the room.
You can Fly! G
You can Fly!PARK Sungbae
What was your father's dream? When I became a father, I was able to understand how my own father felt when he supported his child's dream. This movie is an expression of my father's love.
Pile 12
PileToby AUBERG
Water then food. Agriculture then industry. Old then new. Critical then extra. Simple to complex. Concrete to abstract. Dirt to clouds. Real to unreal.
Bebe G
BebeOrnella MACCHIA, Gwendoline GAMBOA, Margot REUMONT, Lia BERTELS
A small fire is crying into the night. Their friend, animals and other funny creatures are trying to cheer them up by throwing a party with dances, toys and cakes!
Precious G
PreciousPaul MAS
Julie can't fit into her school. The arrival of Emile, an autistic child, will change the game.
Generique Gobelins Annecy 2020: Awoko 70`s 12
Generique Gobelins Annecy 2020: Awoko 70`sRose GALLERAND, Chloé VAN BECELAERE, Faustine MERLE, Claire PELLET, Caroline LEIBEL, May TARAUD
Afrobeat emerged in Lagos, Nigeria in the 1970s. The film follows an afrobeat tube broadcast, from its early morning studio recording, through to selling the vinyl records and cassette tapes in the town, into the evening where they dance feverishly to the music.
Under Pressure G
Under PressureVasil BOGDANOV
In the film, we see a man trying to get home from work as fast as possible because he has left the tap water running. On the way there, he starts a domino effect, leading to the whole town getting flooded.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea G
The Tiger Who Came to TeaRobin SHAW
A mysterious tiger turns up unannounced and invites himself in for afternoon tea. Young Sophie and her mummy watch in fascination as the tiger proceeds to eat not only their tea, but the entire contents of the fridge and everything else in the house!
Hypha G
HyphaNatalia CABRERA
Hypha (2020) is an immersive virtual reality story that takes you on a journey, as a mushroom, to cleanse the Earth of man-made disasters. From spore to mycelium, you can experience the life cycle of a mushroom and understand the importance of the Fungi Kingdom as the main bioremediation agent of Earth.
Fantastic Planet 15
Fantastic PlanetRené LALOUX
A cult film based on a novel by Stefan Wul. The highly civilized humanoid Draags have tamed the human Oms and treated them like insects. An outstanding masterpiece that uses poetic language to depict the Oms’ war for freedom and their efforts for equality. Winner of the Grand Prix Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. 2K restoration version.
US G
USSON Yuseon, JO Hyeonyeong, CHOI Yeojin
A story about a smartphone addict who dropped his phone to the ground, is awakened from addiction and sees the world full of smartphone addicts.
Naked 12
NakedKirill KHACHATUROV
Somewhere in Eastern Europe, due to an accident in a laboratory, a hero gains superpowers that he does not want. The hero does not want to be a superhero, to save the world from villains – he wants to live as before without changing anything. The situation is complicated by the fact that while he gains awareness of his power, it causes problems in his everyday life. While he is stuck in the elevator, he meets a girl who likes him and wants to help him.
Normal 15
NormalJulie CATY
When Dany, a rich heir, who cheats his existential emptiness through hectic consumption of Magic'Powder – a drug with psychedelic and annihilated effects, randomly meets Karl Marx while he was feeling withdrawal symptoms, the socialist asks him to destroy the capitalism in order to save the humankind. Reluctantly, Dany accepts his request and turns into a superhero. But quickly, he is overwhelmed by his task.
Why Slugs Have No Legs 12
Why Slugs Have No LegsAline HÖCHLI
Slugs have a hard time keeping up with the pace of life in the city of insects. When a financial crisis hits, the industrious bees only see one solution…
LIMBO FUNGOS G
LIMBO FUNGOSAlexis MÉNARD
A spaceman tries to survive on a planet where everything seems hostile to him. A disaster that destroys his only refuge pushes him to attempt escape aboard small ships he's been building for years, but not everything is going as planned.
Boriya G
BoriyaMIN Sungah
Seven-year-old Bori is bored with her daily routine in the countryside. It’s farming season, so everyone is busy except her. She is looking for someone to play with, but life is not what she thought it would be.
Children of the Sea G
Children of the SeaWATANABE Ayumu
When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs at sea, and hear the same strange songs from the sea as she does. Ruka’s dad and the other adults are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the worldwide mystery at the sea.
Tango 15
TangoZbigniew RYBCZYŃSKI
A boy throws a ball into the small room and climbs in through the window. Then a mother comes in and nurses her baby. After that, enter a thief, a man and a girl, each in their turn stealing things, leaving a bag and studying. All the things that can happen in one space overlap and fill the screen, including a woman changing clothes and a man and woman having sex.
Dog's Field 12
Dog's FieldMichalina MUSIALIK
Animals closed in a flat with a decomposing corpse of their owner try to survive. In this difficult situation one of the dogs finds out that love for its owner is stronger than animal instinct
Tiger and Ox 15
Tiger and OxKIM Seunghee
What does divorce mean to women in Korea’s patriarchal society? Is a fatherless family a failure? In order to find the answer to these questions, a single mother and her daughter start a conversation.
Georges The Magician G
Georges The MagicianKatalin EGELY
We aren't only created with free will, but also with responsibility – the responsibility to listen to our gut feelings and follow our intuition, the wiser part of us. According to the old definition, a magician is a wise person. So we can all be magicians if we are brave enough.
Salvia at Nine 12
Salvia at NineJANG Nari
A nine-year-old girl lives in the same neighborhood as a father who watches erotic videos next to his child and an old man who habitually molests his neighborhood’s elementary school kids. The girl goes to a corner shop and tries to steal some snacks but the shop owner catches her on the spot. The girl puts a coin on the counter which she was holding to pay for her candy and quickly leaves the shop.
Among the Black Waves G
Among the Black WavesAnna BUDANOVA
This story is based on an ancient folk belief that the souls of the drowned are transformed into sea animals. A seal-girl, who cannot return to her original form because a hunter stole her family, eventually becomes the wife of the hunter, but she still misses the sea.
Stay G
StayPARK Jaemin
At a cold city alleyway, a girl waits in the corner with her body crouched. She winds up encountering an unexpected visitor..
Subway 12
SubwayRobert KUŹNIEWSKI
A typical situation in the subway. Plasticine grotesque. Social satire.
Sogni al Campo 12
Sogni al CampoMagda GUIDI, Mara CERRI
A boy looks for his cat along a river. He will not find it. He’s about to die, and has moved away from everything to find intimacy. The child arrives at the doors of time, where the dead disappear, and the living let them go. The child is afraid, he enters a forest of symbols and memories. He grows up. His illusions of children dissolve and mingle with the landscape.
How to Disappear 12
How to DisappearLeonhard MÜLLNER, Robin KLENGEL, Michael STUMPF
“How to Disappear” is an anti-war movie in the true sense of the word, searching for possibilities for peace in the most unlikely place of an online war game. It’s a tribute to disobedience and desertion - in both digital and physical-real warfare. Shot in the picturesque war landscapes of “Battlefield V”, the hyperreal graphics become the backdrop for an essay-like narrative. The film revolves around the history of deserters - a part of human history, which has hardly been illuminated. Performances and creative interventions explore the scopes and limits of the audiovisual entertainment machine.
Opera G
OperaErick OH
It is designed as an 8K-size single channel animation which is suitable to be projected on a wall or a large-scale structure. It’s one cycle of 5 minutes animation that can be played infinitely. Each section and individual character’s activities are intrinsically connected so the viewers can eventually enjoy the entire Pyramid no matter which character they decide to watch first. The film was reconstructed into a nine-minute-long for screening at the film festival.
He Can`t Live Without Cosmos G
He Can`t Live Without CosmosKonstantin BRONZIT
This story is about mother and son. It’s also about love and human destiny.
Calamity G
CalamityRémi CHAYÉ
In 1863, 12-year-old Jane loses her mother. She joins a wagon train with her father and her siblings to pursue a better life in the sparsely settled American West. Crossing a river, her father is injured, which slows down the whole convoy and makes her poor, vulnerable family a nuisance to the group. Because girls aren’t allowed to drive wagons, she decides to cut her hair short. Resisting the discrimination and unfair rules imposed on women, Jane is determined to drive a wagon and freely ride a horse.
At the Ends of the Earth G
At the Ends of the EarthKonstantin BRONZIT
Story of a delicate house. Standing up the top of a mountain, it’s rocking from right to left to the displeasure of the occupants.
Super Generic G
Super GenericLU Di
Eric is trying to change himself after his instructor told him he is super generic. He followed the notes from the critique, but without a clear goal, and ended up a complicated robot. Then he changed back to his generic self, but angry. The instructor forgets about what he said before and loves this version.
Report Card G
Report CardKIM Minji, KIM Jinhee, YOON Onyu
This story is about a student who has been burdened with the pressure of his mother. The only thing he likes is his butterfly. His mother thinks that even such a butterfly interferes with his studies and doesn`t like it
Releasing Spell 12
Releasing SpellMarkéta MAGIDOVÁ
A small group of aliens from the future arrives on Earth for a unique birth celebration. They embark on a colorful, enchanted journey across a mountain range and find the ruins of monuments made by humans representing a variety of family constellations. As the aliens encounter the stone figures, they cast a spell releasing the gender stereotypes encoded within them. In doing so they allow them to finally live as they wish, not as they were sculpted to.
Altötting 12
AltöttingAndreas HYKADE
“You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting.” Mesmerizing, haunting, and deeply personal, Altötting is a coming-of-age story about love, faith, mortality, and shattered illusions.
Replacements G
ReplacementsJonathan HAGARD
Replacements (2020) depicts a Javanese family living in a fictional neighborhood in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Inspired by real people and places, they are witnesses to this congested metropolis's urban, environmental, political and cultural transformations from about 1980 to 2020. In praise of the satisfaction of impermanent things, it tells about the dented yet peaceful transition of an old traditional village into an uprooted megapolis through three generations. This experience aims to appreciate and reflect on Jakarta's recent history through the eyes of an ordinary family that most Indonesians, from children to the elderly, can identify with.
Carrousel 15
CarrouselJasmine ELSEN
Rose grows up with her snails in the park. Their park. One day she is attacked by intruders. Or is it the other way around? A film about dehumanization.
Friend of a Friend 15
Friend of a FriendZachary ZEZIMA
A young man is sexually assaulted and subdues, punishes, then befriends his own attacker while confronting his past and the ambiguities of sexuality. Part fiction, part non-fiction, part autobiography and part dream, Friend of a Friend attempts to broaden the conversation around abuse and its motivations and implications, as well as the survivor vs. assailant dynamic and results of ostracism.
Portrait of a Woman 12
Portrait of a WomanNatalia DURSZEWICZ
This eponymous 'female portrait' is made of social expectations, stereotypes and cultural constructs. The protagonist must continuously reject the roles imposed on her and adjust to the views of others. Finally, the woman decides to liberate herself from the surrounding limitations. Will she manage to escape? This animated interpretation of a poem by Wisława Szymborska, a Nobel Prize Laureate, was painted using the palette of red shades, such as the colour of her lipstick, rose petals or blood drops. The feelings and emotions of the character are complemented by the depictions of nature, while deep colours and intensifying music create the atmosphere of tension and unease.
P/\ST: Tíseň 12
P/\ST: TíseňBety SUCHANOVÁ, Nora ŠTRBOVÁ
A music video from the Czech rap duo P/\ST. Tíseň (=anxiety) has been personified, and is constantly changing its form – growing, dripping, creeping, gushing from the walls, coming from forests and rivers – always escaping. The lyrics of the song are meaningful and various. Fantasy visions combined with animation create a very homogenous work of art.
Mad in Xpain 15
Mad in XpainCoke RIOBÓO
In a post-apocalyptic Spain, different tribes survive, struggling to gain control of the only livelihood that exists, a very low quality red wine.
Sparks - One For The Ages G
Sparks - One For The AgesChintis LUNDGREN
An introverted office worker daydreams of success.
Blue Dahlia G
Blue DahliaKIM Minjoo, KIM Seeun
Princess Rosie has a good time with the child she met at the festival, but the child disappears. After ten years, Rosie sneaks out again to join the festival once more...
Glad That I Came, Not Sorry To Depart G
Glad That I Came, Not Sorry To Depart Azam MASOUMZADEH
The poems of Iranian astrologer Omar KHAYYAM, written a thousand years ago, form a bridge between age-old wisdom and life today. This poetic, animated VR experience makes us reflect on life and death, and reminds us to enjoy life.
Homeless Home 12
Homeless HomeAlberto VÁZQUEZ
No one can escape their roots, however rotten they may be.
O Black Hole! 12
O Black Hole!Renee ZHAN
A woman who can't stand the passing of time turns herself into a black hole. A thousand unchanging years pass until one day, the Singularity wakes inside her. An immoveable woman meets an unstoppable girl in this 2D/stop motion opera about the beauty of transience and letting go.
Pile 12
PileToby AUBERG
Water then food. Agriculture then industry. Old then new. Critical then extra. Simple to complex. Concrete to abstract. Dirt to clouds. Real to unreal.
My Identity is this Expanse! G
My Identity is this Expanse!Karolina MARKIEWICZ, Pascal PIRON
My Identity Is This Expanse! (2020) is a virtual reality film and installation that tells the story of a child resisting despair, who seeks relief through memories, imagination and the strength of poetry. Mahmoud Darwish’s poem If I Were Another is both the child‘s and the viewer’s entrance into this realm of relief and resilience. Combined with the memory of a missing mother and family, the poem guides and sustains the child amidst the grueling reality of exile, violence and confinement to a wooden box — both a hiding place and a mode of transport for refugee children. The journey is based on the true story of Yunus YUSUF, who was transported under these circumstances from Afghanistan to Luxembourg at the age of 13. It is also the story of millions of other refugee children and adults, both today and throughout history.
Anipulatio G
AnipulatioSEO Hiroshi
We tend to assume that the videos which we come across in our daily lives are showing true realities.
Pianoman G
PianomanKodama TETSURO
The still, white space expands as far as the eye can see. A man who's lost his memory awakens. An enormous door stands before him, and there's an old temple in the distance. The building seems to be calling to him, and the man approaches it. There's an old piano there. The moment he touches it, horrifying memories return to him. Who is this man, really? And what is the truth of this space...?
Me 15
MeBegoña AROSTEGUI
For our hero, every day looks the same. Or maybe they are too much alike: the same routines repeated over and over again. One day, a simple board that says
Green Grass G
Green GrassMichael GRECO
Two hopeful migrants make the long, arduous journey across a desolate landscape toward the promise of a better life. Tracked by vultures and threatened by the fury of the elements they navigate the extreme distance to arrive at the ultimate obstacle to their dream – a barrier so massive and ominous that knowledge of its existence proves deterrence enough for most. But they have a plan. They set it in motion. And it works. At least they think it does. Until they’re forced to consider their destination may no longer be the place they believed it was.
Violet Evergarden : the Movie 12
Violet Evergarden : the MovieISHIDATE Taichi
Violet Evergarden was raised as a weapon of war, not knowing the meaning of “I Love You.” Through a ghostwriting job called ‘Auto Memory Doll,’ she learns about various forms of love. After the war, which has left deep wounds in everyone, the world gradually finds peace, and people’s lives change with the development of new technologies. Violet is also trying hard to live in a world without that person, while still caring for these precious people. Then one day, she discovers a letter…
Salvia at Nine 12
Salvia at NineJANG Nari
A nine-year-old girl lives in the same neighborhood as a father who watches erotic videos next to his child and an old man who habitually molests his neighborhood’s elementary school kids. The girl goes to a corner shop and tries to steal some snacks but the shop owner catches her on the spot. The girl puts a coin on the counter which she was holding to pay for her candy and quickly leaves the shop.
Hikeshi G
HikeshiKOZONO Nao
'Edo Firefighting Story: Yukinojo and Oryo' The ultimate immersive animation experience, combining VR, animation and an Edo-style short story. Immerse yourself into the Edo period, seeing and listening to the story yourself as if you are playing the lead role. The story, which is fully voiced, of the firefighter Yukinojo and his former lover Oryo will take you into a distant world during the Edo period. The newly introduced Touch Advance System allows you to enjoy a more interactive experience. Each player controls the progress of the dialogue by touching the characters that appear in the VR space.
Strawberry Candy 15
Strawberry CandyLI Nianze
She has an unspeakable secret, but the memory is gradually fading. The little girl is no longer sure if it was a dream or reality.
Wade 12
WadeUpamanyu BHATTACHARYYA, Kalp SANGHVI
In a version of Kolkata, India rendered unbelievable by sea level rise, things take a dark turn when a family of climate change refugees are ambushed by a tiger on the flooded streets.
Ahead 12
AheadAla Nunu LESZYNSKA
The fear of being overwhelmed by the outside world can almost litterally make you lose your head...
Florian G
FlorianKeshav ABROL, Lucas LONDOÑO-CLAYTON, Pavel LOPAREV, Alicia VELASCO
Every morning, a bearded man must complete a strange and difficult ritual to prepare himself for the day ahead.
Rain of Earnest Heart G
Rain of Earnest HeartKWAK Soohyeon, KIM Gahyun, KIM Mingyo, KIM Seojin
A great drought has hit Joseon, people who became desperate gathered up and started ritual for rain. The shamans son, Dong-i, found a well in the forest behind his house, and encounters something…
Blue Fear 15
Blue FearMarie JACOTEY, Lola Halifa-LEGRAND
A couple on the roads of Provence. Nils is driving Flora to see his parents for the first time when they are ambushed. While she is taken prisoner, he flees. During a night in the pinewood, she has to face her doubts.
Sound! Euphonium, the movie -Welcome to Kitauji High School Concert Band- 15
Sound! Euphonium, the movie -Welcome to Kitauji High School Concert Band-ISHIHARA Tatsuya
Wolves 12
WolvesLEE Seungwan, CHOI Racwon, KIM Juhyeong
Watchman and his son trying to protect their home face the cruel nature`s way in harsh winter. This is the moment son has to decide.

BIAF 2020

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