Film Archive

International Competition Animated Film (until 2014) 2013
A Girl Named Elastika Guillaume Blanchet

Elastika is not like any other girl, because she is made of elastics. And because her universe is made of cork. Her journey is also one of a kind, as she jumps from one building to another, crosses an ocean, or travels to space by holding on to a firework rocket.

A Girl Named Elastika

Animated Film
Canada
2012
3 minutes
subtitles: 
French

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Guillaume Blanchet
Guillaume Blanchet
Bamprod
Guillaume Blanchet
Guillaume Blanchet, Minh Tran
Guillaume Blanchet
Guillaume Blanchet
François Bélanger, Pierre-Hugues Rondot
Elastika is not like any other girl, because she is made of elastics. And because her universe is made of cork. Her journey is also one of a kind, as she jumps from one building to another, crosses an ocean, or travels to space by holding on to a firework rocket.

Astigmatismo

Animated Film
Spain
2013
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Nicolai Troshinsky
Nicolai Troshinsky
Shogun Kunitoki
Nicolai Troshinsky
Nicolai Troshinsky
Pierre Sauze
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.

Baths

Animated Film
Poland,
UK
2013
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Wlodzimierz Matuszewski
Tomasz Ducki
Jean-Marc Petsas
Tomasz Ducki
Tomasz Ducki
Tomasz Ducki
Tomasz Ducki
Two elderly ladies meet in a public swimming pool. Swimming together, they plunge into memories of the old days and past competitions. But there can be only one winner.

Big Hands Oh Big Hands, Let It Be Bigger and Bigger

Animated Film
China
2012
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Lei Lei
Lei Lei
Li Xingyu
Lei Lei
Lei Lei
Kweichee Lam
Li Xingyu
What looks like a music video at first glance turns out at a closer look to be a political film. In a society geared towards productivity and efficiency a thinking person will soon become an outsider. In beautiful retro aesthetics the films narrates an attempt to change a system with words.

Blackout

Animadoc
Canada
2013
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Sharron Mirsky
Sharron Mirsky
Tristan Capacchione
Sharron Mirsky
Sharron Mirsky
Sharron Mirsky, Tristan Capacchione
A short animated documentary film in which several storytellers share their experiences of the Northeast blackout of 2003, which affected much of Ontario, and seven U.S. states. The unexpected effects on the community highlight the best of our humanity under adverse conditions.

Boles

Animated Film
Germany,
Slovenia
2013
13 minutes
subtitles: 
English
German

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Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Tomaž Grom
Michael Jörg
Thomas Schmidl
Oliver Throm
Gregor Zorc, Špela Čadež
Johanna Herr
Filip and Tereza are neighbours. He is a writer with writer’s block, she is an aging prostitute. They don’t have much in common besides the wall between their flats. But one day Tereza asks her neighbour to write a letter to her fiancé. But this is only the beginning.



Golden Dove in the International Competition Animated Film 2013

Butterflies

Animated Film
Australia
2013
13 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Warwick Burton
Isabel Peppard
Elliott Wheeler
Jon Billington
Bill Murphy
Isabel Peppard, John Lewis, Nick Hilligoss
Warwick Burto, Isabel Peppard
Michael McMenomy
Claire is a young artist who, accompanied by a butterfly, sells her pictures in the street. To earn money she takes a factory job and paints greeting cards. But her butterfly is taken ill and she can’t paint any more. Reason enough to break out of this environment.

Cargo Cult

Animated Film
France
2013
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Ron Dyens
Bastien Dubois
On the Papua coast, in the middle of the Pacific War, some Papuans are appealing to the magnanimity of the Cargo god by elaborating a new ritual. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” said Arthur C. Clarke.

Darling

Animated Film
Germany,
Poland
2013
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Izabela Plucińska
Izabela Plucińska
Detlef Schitto
Izabela Plucińska
Daniel Scheimberg
Izabela Plucińska
Izabela Plucińska
What does it mean to lose one’s memory? In the labyrinth of fear a stranger becomes a confidant and a once familiar home turns into a trap. A woman’s attempt to grope her way back to the normality of her former life along familiar objects and figures. But suppressed memories and an unquiet past get in her way.

Echo

Animated Film
Germany
2012
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Rotraut Pape
Merlin Flügel
Merlin Flügel
Merlin Flügel
Merlin Flügel
Jonatan Schwenk
The lost home, a visit to a foreign place and the faith in not being alone. The rhythm of one’s origins and the identity of one’s environment. “Echo” portrays the reverberations of a childhood, of complicated relationships and departures to new beaches.

Father

Animated Film
Argentina
2013
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Dora Benousilio
Santiago “Bou” Grasso
Santiago “Bou” Grasso, Patricio Plaza
Santiago “Bou” Grasso
Santiago “Bou” Grasso, Patricio Plaza
Day by day a woman nurses her bedridden father. The dictatorship in Argentina is over – but this army daughter is lost to the world. A powerful and wordless, but profoundly eloquent puppet drama.

Gloria Victoria

Animated Film
Canada
2013
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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René Chénier, Marc Bertrand
Theodore Ushev
Dmitri Shostakovich
Theodore Ushev
Olivier Calvert
“Gloria Victoria” unfolds on the still-smouldering rubble of a furious 20th century. Resembling a military march with bolero overtones, the music sweeps over imagery of combat fronts and massacres, leading us from Dresden to Guernica, from the Spanish Civil War to “Star Wars”. It is at once a symphony that serves the war machine, that stirs the masses, and art that mourns the dead, voices its outrage and calls for peace.

Guilt

Animated Film
Lithuania
2013
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Rasa Joni
Reda Tomingas
Andrius Kauklys
Reda Tomingas, Darija Čiuželytė
Reda Tomingas
Andrius Kauklys
A lonely fox isolates herself from the world to enjoy the pleasures of being tormented by guilt. But as the days go by even her personal space gets invaded and starts to crumble. The fox has to choose between madness and reconciliation.

Hollow Land

Animated Film
Canada,
Denmark,
France
2013
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Marie Bro, Dora Benousilio, Marc Bertrand
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Uri Kranot
Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Normand Roger, Pierre Yves Drapeau
Solomon and Berta are two seekers who arrive – their treasured bathtub improbably in tow – in a land that promises respite from their many journeys. From the first optimistic moments after their arrival, to the final haunting scene at sea, the film captures the state of being displaced – whether by circumstance or by choice.