The Animated Dreams 2015 Official Competition brings together films less than two years old from various continents of the world. Films from Taiwan, Israel, South Korea and from closer European neighbours. A handpicked selection of films represents an overview of short films currently making the rounds on the international festival circuit. Some of them have already won top prizes: others are still waiting for recognition and for titles.
THE ISLE OF SEALS
Latvia 2014, 6’
DIR: Edmunds Jansons
PROD: Sabine Andersone, Atom Art
In the middle of a grey sea there is a grey isle. The Photographer arrives to document everyday life of it. For him it turns out to be deadly complicated.
WORLD OF TOMORROW
USA 2015, 16’30’’
DIR, PROD: Don Hertzfeldt
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
UK 2014, 7’30’’
DIR: Daisy Jacobs
A life-size animated short, The Bigger Picture tells the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly relative.
MAN ON THE CHAIR
France, South Korea 2014, 7’
DIR: Dahee Jeong
PROD: Sacrebleu Productions
Man on the Chair is tormented and constantly doubts his very own existence. It is just merely a picture that I created… Perhaps could I also be an image crafted by others?
AMÉLIA & DUARTE
Portugal 2015, 9’
DIR: Alice Guimarães, Mónica Santos
PROD: Abi Feijó CICLOPE FILMES, Thomas Meyer-Hermann STUDIO FILM BILDER
In this story we are guided through the relationship of Amélia and Duarte, two people that fell out of love and are trying to cope with the feelings that come after a relationship has ended.
UK 2014, 4’
DIR, PROD: Nate Theis
DRIVING is a satirical look at people in their cars. With explosions.
France, Hungary 2015, 16’
DIR: Zsuzsanna Kreif, Borcsa Zétényi
PROD: Christian Pfohl LARDUX FILMS, József Fülöp MOME
8 women, a remote island, and the quest for true love
LIFE WITH HERMAN H. ROTT
Estonia, Croatia, Denmark 2015, 11’
DIR: Chintis Lundgren
PROD: Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio
Herman is a rat who lives alone in a messy apartment. One day a very tidy cat shows up at his doorstep. With everything she owns.
USA 2014, 4’
DIR: Bill Plympton
PROD: Bill Plympton Studio
A man follows footsteps in search of a mysterious visitor to his house.