Best of International Student Animation I

Director:
Various
Length:
70 min
Year:
2014-2015
Country:
Various
Subtitles:
ENG
Screening:
  • 22.11 at 12:30 Artis 2
  • 18.11 at 16:30 Artis 2

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Synopsis

2402,5 cm2402,5 cm

Netherlands 2014, 1`
DIR, PROD: Kévin Gachet-Thai

Random thoughts and images come to life on a strip of paper going across the screen. This short film, animated within three days, results in a playful, joyful, energetic and spontaneous celebration of “straight-ahead” animation.

LOOP RING CHOP DRINKLOOP RING CHOP DRINK

UK 2014, 10`
DIR: Nicolas Ménard
PROD: Animation Staff RCA

The mundane story of a heartbroken man, an online gambling addict, an alcoholic kleptomaniac and an anxious loner living in the same apartment building

THE MOUSTACHETHE MOUSTACHE

Finland 2015, 4`
DIR: Anni Oja
PROD: Eija Saarinen

This town is not big enough for the two of them. Nor their moustaches.

VELODROOLVELODROOL

Estonia 2015, 6`
DIR: Sander Joon
PROD: Estonian Academy of Arts

An addicted biker runs out of cigarettes. He joins a race to get more, but has to take help from some peculiar people in the audience to stay in the competition.

IN A GOOD WAYIN A GOOD WAY

USA 2015, 5’
DIR: Yi Ju Tsai
PROD: NYC School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art

In A Good Way (2015) by Yi Ju Tsai is a 2D animation about a typical Asian salaryman who has decided to leave his job and returned to his hometown. En route, he encounters a pine tree blocking his path. He takes the tree home and tries to plant it in his garden, but finds that the tree has a will of its own – just like the salaryman. Created with a flowing ink painting style reminiscent of Ukiyo-e, Tsai’s poetic story addresses how society tries to shape and distort people. Whether it is a boss in a corporate office or a gardener holding scissors to prune a tree, it is important to respect one’s true voice and follow one’s natural path.

THE TWILIGHT HOURTHE TWILIGHT HOUR

France 2014, 4`
DIR: Reza Riahi
PROD: Annick Teninge

Sohrab, a young Iranian soldier, finds himself face-to-face with his fellow citizens during a demonstration.

OF A FORESTOF A FOREST

Poland 2014, 5`
DIR: Katarzyna Melnyk
PROD: Polish National Film School in Łodź

In her subtle animation Katarzyna Melnyk draws a portrayal of a dog living among people. Its life is ruled by the rhythm of the human day which sets the time for eating or training.

SEA CHILDSEA CHILD

UK 2015, 7`
DIR: Min-ha Kim
PROD: Jacob Thomas   

Sea Child is a story about a young girl who discovers her sexuality in a dark and oppressing universe.

SLEINSKEIN

Portugal 2015, 6`
DIR, PROD: Linnea Lidegran

The string has always had a connection with life. It sprouts from a cloud of wool that dances around in circles. Thin gets the string, thin, until it finds the razor’s edge, or until the string gets lost from the skein.

SOUNDS LIKESOUNDS LIKE

UK 2014, 3`
DIR: Andrea Gulli
PROD: Central Saint Martins

A big-eared character living in a metropolis is oversensitive to its noise. He faces lots of misadventures and the chaos is chasing him, until he reaches his home. He starts realizing his sensitivity is not a flaw, but a talent. Ready to face the city again, he uses its sounds to create music.

SOME THINGSOME THING

Germany 2015, 7`
DIR: Elena Walf
PROD: Paul Maresch, Heiko Schulze

“Is it really that bad to have SOME THING strange inside of you what all the others laugh about?!”

A MORNING WITHOUT COFFEEA MORNING WITHOUT COFFEE

Netherlands 2015, 5`
DIR: Jelle van Meerendonk
PROD: AKV|St.Joost

The coffee is gone. Hot air blazing over the desert. Look beyond. The horizon rubbers.

THE PERFECT MAGICTHE PERFECT MAGIC

Taiwan 2014, 5:11`
DIR, PROD: Wan-jung Hsiao

As a successful magician, an outstanding magic show means to show beyond the audience’s expectation. But what happens to those who always fail?