Short Films

4min15 In The Developer (4min15 Au Révélateur)

A young woman and an urban landscape interact with each other. Developing images and intricacies by scratching and sewing them on again. Mixed techniques.

Director: Moïa Jobin-Paré

Country: Canada

Year: 2015

Duration: 4:44

A Coat Made Dark

Two burglars strike it rich after breaking into a house and stealing a coat with pockets containing an impossible fortune. So begins this darkly comic tale, in which Midnight, an anthropomorphized dog and his human servant Peter struggle for power, courtesy of the mysterious coat. Unable to refuse his master, the submissive Peter initially accepts […]

Director: Jack O'Shea

Country: Ireland

Year: 2015

Duration: 9:55

Animated Daily (Journal Animé)

An artistic improvisation in real time led day in and day out, inspired by international events as taken from the pages of the French daily newspaper Libération.

Director: Donato Sansone

Country: France

Year: 2016

Duration: 4:11

Broken – The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck (Kaputt)

Based on interviews with former prisoners, this animated documentary provides a glimpse into the most notorious women’s prison in East Germany. A film about political imprisonment, forced labour, and profits on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

Director: Volker Schlecht, Alexander Lahl

Country: Germany

Year: 2016

Duration: 6:59

Datum Point (Suijungenten)

Yoshiro Ishihara (1915–1977), who burst upon the scene of Japanese modern poetry in the mid-1950’s, is now remembered as a “poet of silence.” He said “A poem is an impulse to resist writing.” This film is an attempt to seek out the landscape from his poem.

Director: Ryo Orikasa

Country: Japan

Year: 2015

Duration: 6:41

Decorado

The world is a wonderful stage, but its characters are disgraceful.

Director: Alberto Vazquez

Country: France, Spain

Year: 2016

Duration: 11:12

Estate

On a sunny Mediterranean beach, time seems to be frozen. An utterly exhausted black man crawls painfully off the sand while around him the holiday-makers seem not to notice him. Freely inspired by a photo taken by Juan Medina on the Spanish beach of Gran Tarajal in 2006.

Director: Ronny Trocker

Country: Belgium, France

Year: 2016

Duration: 7:26

High Summer (Plein Eté)

A troubling moment in the balminess of a summer in the countryside. While gardening, a young man sees his mother as a women for the first time.

Director: Josselin Facon

Country: France

Year: 2016

Duration: 5:49

Last Door South (Derniere Porte Au Sud)

The world is made of floors linked together by stairs. The floors are made up of rooms linked together by corridors. And when you put together all the floors, you have the world.

Director: Sacha Feiner

Country: Belgium, France

Year: 2015

Duration: 14:22

Mamie

Mamie lives in Gaspésie in a house that faces away from the sea. When the old woman receives an expropriation notice, her cloistered world crumbles. Her granddaughter witnesses this uprooting and starts to question the lack of real ties between them.

Director: Janice Nadeau

Country: Canada, France

Year: 2016

Duration: 6:00

Mr Sand

A dreamy tale about early cinema, told as an ironic bedtime story. A mix of techniques brings to life the atmosphere of this dangerous new medium. In the back of the story moves Mr Sand. A mysterious character that might be real or imagined.

Director: Soetkin Verstegen

Country: Belgium

Year: 2016

Duration: 8:15

Once Upon Three Times (Il Etait 3 Fois)

Drawing around a table, five kids are questioning the apparition of the first human being on earth. Where was he come from ? This interrogation leads the little group to a series o wacky arguments and bloody explanations.

Director: Bianco Levrin Nicolas

Country: France

Year: 2015

Duration: 3:15

Spoon

Not all childhood memories are nice. Some of them reach out to the present, no matter how much time has passed.

Director: Markus Kempken

Country: Germany

Year: 2015

Duration: 3:56

Way of Giants (Caminho dos Gigantes)

In a forest of gigantic trees, Oquirá a six year old indigenous girl, will challenge her destiny and learn to understand the cycle of life.

Director: Alois Di Leo

Country: Brazil

Year: 2016

Duration: 11:52

The Sparrow’s Flight

A last collaboration with my dead friend Dave Herr.

Director: Tom Schroeder

Country: United States

Year: 2016

Duration: 13:58

The Great Escape

Two men and their olive tree.

Director: Tan Wei Keong

Country: Singapore

Year: 2015

Duration: 6:00

Yalda

Yalda is a young woman who immigrated to France. Although she has promised herself never to have children, she becomes pregnant to avoid being expelled from the country. Torn between the sadness of breaking her promise and the fear of the expulsion, what will she do with this child?

Director: Roshanak Roshan

Country: France

Year: 2016

Duration: 14:45

Squame

Squame explores the body’s sensitive envelope, the skin. The ephemeral animated desquamations, created with the help of sugar casts, evoke fragile landscapes in a world at the edge of abstraction. Somewhere between archeological artifacts and macroscopic observations, the friable frontiers of these human bodies elude our gaze.

Director: Nicolas Brault

Country: Canada

Year: 2015

Duration: 4:09

Satie’s “Parade” (“Parade” de Satie)

A Parade for 3 managers & 4 performers. Mixing quotes from French composer Erik Satie’s essays with the music Parade, this is an animated re-creation of realist ballet images going beyond reality.

Director: Koji Yamamura

Country: Japan

Year: 2016

Duration: 14:12

Planemo

Planemo is a solitary wanderer, a sentinel of the galaxy. It is an orphaned world, a celestial body booted from its solar system by the chaos of planetary migration. In a society where everyone mindlessly orbits around their daily routines, what happens when a person gets ejected from the system? They might just find themselves […]

Director: Veljko Popovic

Country: Croatia

Year: 2016

Duration: 13:28

(OTTO) 

A woman who can’t have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl and keeps this a secret from her husband. While the woman enjoys life with her imaginary child the gap between her and her husband grows bigger. When the little girl comes to claim back her imaginary friend, it’s the power of […]

Director: Job, Joris & Marieke

Country: Netherlands

Year: 2015

Duration: 10:01

Corner (Kut)

Life is difficult in the corner, in the angle where two edges meet. Everything is geometrically relative when laws of perspective and gravity start playing tricks on you.

Director: Lucija Mrzljak

Country: Estonia

Year: 2016

Duration: 2:06

G-AAAH

Amy Johnson worked as a typist for a firm of solicitors before her record- breaking solo flight from Croydon to Australia in 1930. This film has been created with an Underwood 315 typewriter as a celebration of her journey.

Director: Elizabeth Hobbs

Country: United Kingdom

Year: 2016

Duration: 1:22

In a Cage (La Cage)

It’s the story of an encounter: a caged bear who can’t sing meets a little bird who can’t fly but who can sing beautifully. Their friendship will be mutually beneficial and together they will overcome their disabilities.

Director: Loic Bruyere

Country: France

Year: 2016

Duration: 5:45

Jukai

A young woman follows a trail of colored threads that leads deep into a thick dark forest, untangling them as she goes, hoping to find the answers to her lingering fears.

Director: Gabrielle Lissot

Country: France

Year: 2016

Duration: 9:20

Jungle Taxi

The taxi driver picks up an unwelcome fare in the jungle. He does as he’s told and takes his customer to fetch the man close to death on the beach. Arrived at the destination, the cabbie reaches inside his jacket for a gun.

Director: Hakhyun Kim

Country: Japan

Year: 2016

Duration: 7:44

Last Station

Last Station is a little story that shows two characters completely opposed, a small bird “Twin”, harmless and quiet; and “Bud”, a very self-centered mass that bothers people who are around.

Director: Miguel Ruiz Gonzalez

Country: Spain

Year: 2016

Duration: 7:21

Lead in the Head (Du Plomb dans la Tête)

A wolf is taken down and brought back to the village as a trophy. But the animal is not dead and the bullet lodged in its skull and has repercussions on its psyche.

Director: Aurore Peuffier

Country: France

Year: 2016

Duration: 7:35

Mitú

When a Policeman is transferred to a war torn rural town, he falls is love with a local woman. Ultimately the armed conflict propels them towards tragedy.

Director: Simon Acosta

Country: Colombia

Year: 2016

Duration: 8:07

Moon

Man’s first step on the moon

Director: Alex Avagimian

Country: Russia

Year: 2016

Duration: 1:35

Yul and the Snake (Yùl et le Serpent)

Yùl, 13 years old, goes with his big brother Dino to conclude a deal with Mike, a thug escorted by his Argentinian mastiff. When things go wrong, a mysterious snake appears.

Director: Gabriel Harel

Country: France

Year: 2015

Duration: 13:11

Velodrool

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.

Director: Sander Joon

Country: Estonia

Year: 2015

Duration: 1:39

Alike

In a busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. But…what is the correct path?

Director: Daniel Martinez Lara

Country: Spain

Year: 2015

Duration: 8:01

A Fox Story

A short film about the relationship between the Human’s world and the Animal’s world.

Director: Enzo Lo Re

Country: Italy

Year: 2015

Duration: 1:00

A Line of Dark Ink

A short film of 8 minutes takes us to a journey , the journey of a wandering poet , the lines drawn that impact on a life experiences of the past, the consequences of choosing , the dark spot that leads her feet towards absolute liberation, the ashes of a legacy in flames

Director: Pablo Arriagada

Country: Chile

Year: 2016

Duration: 8:02

About Coati (Про носуху)

This story shows you how to turn your weaknesses into strengths and someone who mocks at you, will eventually see the true value of your deeds. Sometimes the oddities can help you to become meaningful and to gain recognition.

Director: Alexandra Slepchuk

Country: Russia

Year: 2015

Duration: 5:59

Ariadne’s Thread (Le Fil d’Ariane)

Ariadne is playing with a ball. She is interrupted, as her mother calls her inside. She loses her ball, along with her childhood. The 20th Century and Ariadne‘s life plays out on her balcony. As Ariadne nears the end of her life, she regains her lost childhood.

Director: Claude Luyet

Country: Switzerland

Year: 2016

Duration: 12:50

Birdy Wouaf Wouaf

Birdy Wouaf Wouaf is an adorable bird used to be pampered by his family. But from the day he starts barking, his dad drives him out. A series of misfortunes goes until he runs across another croaking chick.

Director: Ayce Kartal

Country: France, Turkey

Year: 2016

Duration: 4:02

Dad’s Fragile Doll

A young girl reconstructs events leading to her father’s imprisonment and execution using dolls her mother has made. The young girl takes vengeance on the prison guard puppet doll.

Director: Ali Zare Ghanatnowi

Country: Iran

Year: 2015

Duration: 15:18

Director: Ario Saffarzadegan

Country: Iran

Year: 2015

Duration: 1:23

Dust

A child that hides under the bed while his parents are fighting, discovers a small dust creature that everything it touches disappear.

Director: Alex Klexber

Country: Israel

Year: 2016

Duration: 2:02

Eclipse (Затмение)

Once upon a time the Sun fell down from the skies directly into the hands of a little princess. Princess grew up but the Sun stayed with her. There are some disorders taking place in the Kingdom, one convulsion comes after another… But finally there will be peace and harmony.

Director: Anna Shepilova

Country: Russia

Year: 2016

Duration: 8:17

Hairy (Moo Moo)

In Stone Age a caveman with ball shaped and huge hair tried to get out of his cave, however his hair had stuck. After a lot of efforts he managed to leave the cave. Being fed up with his hair he took a comb and scissors out of his hair and decided to cut it […]

Director: Hadi Tabasi, Rasoul Zarrin

Country: Iran

Year: 2015

Duration: 5:35

How’s your prostate? (Et ta prostate, ça va?)

A discussion between 2 friends where one tells the other about the very strange time when, next to the swimming-pool, she learnt about her father’s prostate, the state of his erectile function, then, with no warning, his night-time fantasies.

Director: Jeanne Paturle, Cécile Rousset

Country: France

Year: 2015

Duration: 3:33

Hunt

It’s time to HUNT but who HUNTS who? The power of nature is enormous! STOP hunting!

Director: Meinardas Valkevicius

Country: Lituania

Year: 2015

Duration: 1:00

Jonas and the Sea (Zeezucht)

Jonas and the Sea is an animated short film about a man who casts aside everything in pursuit of his dream. A dream we all share: the quest to find a place we can call home, even if it’s underwater.

Director: Marlies Van Der Wel

Country: Netherlands

Year: 2015

Duration: 11:34

Letters (Cartas)

A woman locked in her memories receives a letter that makes she face her fears and past.

Director: David Mussel

Country: Brazil

Year: 2016

Duration: 4:48

Living (Vivir)

Life sometimes is slippery.

Director: Cesar Diaz Melendez

Country: Spain

Year: 2016

Duration: 1:01

Mars 3752

A little boy looks at stars dreamer. Such a falling star, cosmonaut’s helmet which falls of the sky. The future of the boy seems all mapped out.

Director: Nicolas Bianco-Levrin

Country: France

Year: 2015

Duration: 1:36

Mate

When the greedy meet the little starving creature, what will happen…

Director: Natchayaporn Saengkham

Country: Thailand

Year: 2016

Duration: 2:46

Mercury (Merkür)

A young artist who works as a gallery assistant is taken to a luxury dinner with her boss, the gallery owner, after an international art fair. An art collector, a curator and an institution director join the table where she is introduced to the absurd and corrupt hierarchy of the art world. She observes the […]

Director: Melis Balcı, Ege Okal

Country: Turkey

Year: 2015

Duration: 5:22

Minotaurs

While his Dad is at work the little Minotaur tries to find playmates. In the endless labyrinth, he only manages to meet mythological characters, busy with their own ambitions.

Director: Karlis Vitols

Country: Latvia

Year: 2016

Duration: 8:30

Missing

A lonely man has a hard time finding his pen

Director: Aram Sarkisian

Country: United States

Year: 2016

Duration: 3:30

Nina

Six-year-old Nina plays at the beach at the seaside, together with her older brother. Soon after, he abandons his sister to play with another boy. Being left alone, Nina decides to leave the beach and starts to stroll up between the rocks. Nature then becomes the mirror of her enchantment and solitude.

Director: Emmanuel Elliah, Maria KPorkel

Country: Belgium

Year: 2015

Duration: 8:15

Nino & Felix

Nino and Felix are two kids very different from each other and forced to live together like brothers. During a walk, they bring out all their differences and mistrusts, and have a clash that will lead them to discover a mystery they have in common!

Director: Lorenzo Latrofa, Marta Palazzo

Country: Italy

Year: 2015

Duration: 8:10

Nobody (Hichkas)

The story is about a white cat who lives in a city of black dwellers. The cat makes many attempts to get food but none of the residents do pay attention to him. The cat is also persecuted by its fellow beings who are black like the residents. Until in quiet desperation, a small white […]

Director: Elham Toroghi

Country: Iran

Year: 2016

Duration: 9:17

Parade

Six fanfare flute players explore the landscape of the uniform. A journey that does not go unscathed.

Director: Digna Van Der Put

Country: Netherlands

Year: 2015

Duration: 4:14

Rrring Rrring!

The protagonist of RRRING RRRING! decides to call some of his friends, but everybody seems to be busy. With increasing desperation, he finally finds a way to stand up to them.

Director: Thomas Kneffel

Country: Germany

Year: 2015

Duration: 6:02

Seen Through the Eyes of Children

How children depicted the Syrian war.

Director: Anna Maria Mouradian

Country: Canada

Year: 2016

Duration: 2:58

Thporth!

Sports, milk, and toast are the cornerstones of American suburbia. Embrace athletics, or perish.

Director: Marcie LaCerte

Country: United States

Year: 2015

Duration: 0:43

Trial & Error

A film about a lost shirt button, perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots—and a long-lost friend.

Director: Antje Heyn

Country: Germany

Year: 2016

Duration: 5:27

Winter love (Amore d’inverno)

While a couple walks along the river, hunters hide behind a hill, and friends in the forest recall the Dancer of Clavesana, a metaphor of free love. She slowly vanishes into the winter landscape.

Director: Isabel Herguera

Country: Italy , Spain

Year: 2015

Duration: 7:44

Unbeknownst (O Último Engolervilha II)

No matter what you do, what career you choose or how you act. You will always attract crazy people.

Director: Marcelo Marão

Country: Brazil

Year: 2016

Duration: 12:43

The Walker

A night in an almost deserted city. A man falls prey to his shadow.

Director: Thibault Chollet

Country: France

Year: 2016

Duration: 5:53

The Gossamer

An old lady and a small spider live side by side.

Director: Natalya Chernysheva

Country: Russia

Year: 2015

Duration: 4:00

Director: Hayk Sayadyan

Country: Armenia

Year: 2016

Duration: 21:00

Christmas (Ամանոր)

The family of Moomintrolls  would never see winter, if Khemul’s mitten wouldn’t fell in from the chimney. They woke up and had a completely uncommon Christmas.

Director: Naira Muradyan

Country: Armenia

Year: 2015

Duration: 10:17

Lazy Huri (Անբան Հուռին)

The film is based on Hovhannes Tumanyan’s  ‘Lazy Huri’ fairy tale, where existing injustices and inequalities of life are embodied in a character of a lazy girl, whose mother makes real efforts to make her idle offspring get married to a hardworking trader.

Director: Artur Mikayelyan

Country: Armenia

Year: 2016

Duration: 18:33

Xylophone

When a woman impulsively steals a goat from a petting zoo, her morning routine turns into a madcap romp through her neighborhood.

Director: Jennifer Levonian

Country: United States

Year: 2016

Duration: 8:49

No Smoking

For many habits or activities that seem safe can lead to serious problems. The hero sitting on a quiet and safe road appears in hopeless situation because of the wrong decision. Once seeming height can be turned into an abyss. We face the danger every time we start a new pack of cigarettes and use […]

Director: Avetik Kuznetsov

Country: Armenia

Year: 2015

Duration: 0:50

The Inspector and the Umbrella

New York 1952. The day promises to be rainy, but nothing can affect our Inspector Frigg today. Nothing ? Or perhaps his umbrella…

Director: Mael Gourmelen

Country: France

Year: 2016

Duration: 2:10

karouma (كرومة)

Meet Karouma, an extraordinary young boy. Just as many other kids, Karouma’s parents love him deeply. Just as many other kids, Karouma loves to play. And just as many other kids, Karouma is filled with joy and happiness. But Karouma is not like many other kids. Born with a birth defect, Karouma has had to […]

Director: boubaker boukhari

Country: United Arab Emirates

Year: 2015

Duration: 12:00