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Jahr

A Cat Is Always Female

Animated Film
Croatia
2019
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Igor Grubić
Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović
Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
Jasenko Rasol
Iva Kraljević
Martina Meštrović
Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović
Hrvoje Pelicarić
Marija Ujević Galetović is a woman full of contradictions. “A woman is essentially nature”, she says. But also that she doesn’t want to be judged by her sex. She was the only female professor of sculpture at the Zagreb Academy. A congenial short portrait by two young female filmmakers who, with self-reflexive wit and clever animations of the artist’s works, sketch connecting and dividing lines between the generations.

Silvia Hallensleben

Deep Love

Animated Film
Ukraine
2019
14 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Andrij Granytsia
Mykyta Lyskov
Anton Bajbakov, Kurs valyut, Oleksij Dyachkov
Mykyta Lyskov
Mykyta Lyskov
Mykyta Lyskov
Mykyta Lyskov
Anton Bajbakov
The bald eagle, power animal of the United States, flies with a star-shaped cloaca over a Ukrainian city and drops an egg whose impact generates a rising nuclear mushroom. Comrade Lenin’s skull bursts. A confident man dives head first into a waterless pool. Things don’t look good in this country which is only beginning to try to find itself and paints its facades with blue and yellow stripes.

Carolin Weidner



Awarded with a Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film.

Deployments

Documentary Film
Netherlands
2018
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Tim Rutten
Stéphanie Lagarde
Stéphanie Lagarde, Francesco Cimino
Stéphanie Lagarde, Graham Kelly
Stéphanie Lagarde
VSTEP
Stéphanie Lagarde
Francesco Cimino, Jérémie Bernard
We see picture puzzles of state control, showing simulation software for large-scale police operations and fighter pilots’ finger exercises, the movement profile of a mass protest and the ornaments made by a flying squadron. Code words drop into the frame from offscreen: orders and instructions with a poetic rhythm. The practices and media of control – what are they based on? They follow algorithms and purposes, but are also beautifully designed and musical.

Lukas Stern

Down Escalation

Animated Film
Japan
2018
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Makoto Itabashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Makoto Itabashi
Shunsaku Hayashi dissects a cocooning process. Using painting and animation as scalpels and accompanied by composer Makoto Itabashi he creates fine cuts of a transformation into largely abstract images and sound as well as layers of time. Seen under the filmic microscope, we observe with wonder a radical reorganisation of physical and emotional structures. A nervous flickering and blinking in the silence and distant closeness while shell and shape are dissolving.

André Eckardt

Escapar, the Recurring Dream

Documentary Film
Denmark
2017
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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National Film School of Denmark
Barbara Bohr
Michael Rexen
Stephanie Stål Axelgård
Allan Funch
Michael Jarberg
Andreas Sandborg
In a recurring dream, a woman meets three people again and again: her mother, a friend, and a stranger. In real life she can’t escape her traumatic memories: 25 years ago she was wrongly imprisoned for 18 months. She was released only thanks to her mother, who bribed everyone in authority with sumptuous cakes. She has lived in exile ever since. A re-enacted somnambulistic reflection on ways to cope with painful experiences.

Annina Wettstein



Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition Short Film

Flora

Animated Film
USA
2018
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Roger Kim
Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Roger Kim
“Anyway, a penis looks like a flower, too.” Chaerin Im has turned this over and over again for a few minutes to realise at the end: female and male sexual organs seem to be made of the same material. And look rather like plants when you look closely. Thanks to Im’s animation, though, even more like smooth, elegant morphs.

Carolin Weidner

Hearths

Documentary Film
France
2018
18 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Thomas Hakim, Alice Bégon
Paul Heintz
Pierre Hilpert, Stanislas Cadeo
Jeanne Sarfati
Jérôme Petit, Grégoire Chauvot
The French title of this film is “Foyers”, which can be translated as “fireside” or “home”. For some people, this home is most clearly visible in the fire. But they see something else there. They are called arsonists. An essay of documentary voices, thermal images, impressions from a match stick factory, and a burning flat.

Saskia Walker

Hydebank

Documentary Film
Ireland,
UK
2019
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Chris Kelly, Ross McClean
Ross McClean
Ross McClean
Anders S. Jepsen
Ross McClean
Ciaran Devlin-Rushe
Sheep bleat. A young man feeds the small flock while it’s still dark and takes expert care of a newborn lamb. A rising chorus of aggressive male voices in the background. Sheep and men live in a juvenile prison near Belfast. Behind the gates of the sheepfolds and the pasture a high security fence reinforced with NATO wire looms in the morning sky. A mosaic of impressions from a touching and poetic world in-between.

Silvia Hallensleben

I Feel Your Eyes

Documentary Film
Belgium
2019
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Grégoire Verbeke, Ruth Vandewalle
Grégoire Verbeke
Grégoire Verbeke
Grégoire Verbeke
Grégoire Verbeke
Mohab Ezz
A dusty plain, as smooth as a sheet of paper. A desert landscape that might as well be a moonscape, especially when a horse and rider dash along the horizon, almost weightless, so fast that suddenly even the camera, equally unimpressed by gravity, can’t follow. But this is just training; the big race is yet to come. The people around the horse are getting more nervous every day. The dark shining horse on the other hand stays cool.

Lukas Foerster

Int. Anouchka – Night

Documentary Film
Belgium
2019
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sébastien Andres
Louise Hansenne
Georges Vanev
Nil-Enzo Clémentin
Louise Hansenne, Eloïse Berteau
Gianluca Kegelaert
Anouchka is thirty and a scriptwriter. She earns her living in a bar. For this short film she wrote an autofictional scenario about her long-term alcohol addiction. The film title takes up the scene titles used in screenplays: “Interior. Anouchka – Night.” The setting: Anouchka reads her text in a nocturnal studio and discusses it with the director. Gradually, reading and speaking are beginning to mingle with her first-person narrative.

Annina Wettstein
Next Masters Competition Short Film 2018
It’s Breathing Polina Olkhovnikova

Ambling through the gray landscapes of industry, traffic and the port of Zaporizhia, Ukraine, the flaneur catches the shapes of the city, orders them and seasons them with poetic interventions.

It’s Breathing

Documentary Film
Ukraine
2018
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Nadia Parfan
Polina Olkhovnikova
Ruslan Popov
Polina Olkhovnikova
Slava Polyantsev
Polina Olkhovnikova
Polina Olkhovnikova
Ksenia Vinogradova
Polina Olkhovnikova is a flaneuse ambling through the urban cosmos. She captures the shapes of the city, orders them and seasons them with small poetic interventions: a view through a prism, reduced animations. A meditative stroll set to trip hop beats which gives the restless director time to dream. And which does not aim for beauty, since she’s strolling through the grey industrial, traffic and harbour town of Zaporizhia.

André Eckardt


Nominated for the Young Eyes Film Award

It’s Going to Be Beautiful

Documentary Film
Mexico,
USA
2018
9 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias
Trump dreams of a barrier against immigration from Mexico become architecture. And we join in the dream. But do we dream in beige or blue? Do we dream with horizontal or vertical stripes, in reinforced concrete or disarming steel? Eight design prototypes are competing here, made ridiculous by the unlimited nature of the landscape and grounded by test climbers that pull themselves up these monoliths. A brilliantly filmed and conceived documentary joke – without the relief of laughter.

Sylvia Görke

No Objects

Animated Film
Canada
2019
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Marc Bertrand
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Benjamin Proulx-Mathers
Hands in movement, fingers typing, grasping, turning screw. Only the objects are missing. This visual gap brings out all the more clearly the presence of things and technical devices in our daily life. In her experimental animation, the musician and artist Moïa Jobin-Paré explores our sense of touch, using the analogue and haptic technique of scratching photos. The result is a musical pantomime.

Annina Wettstein

Nuit

Documentary Film
Norway,
Sweden
2018
15 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Ann Aurebekk
Ann Holmgren
Nikolai Aurebekk Handeland, Erik Ljunggren
Ann Holmgren
Ann Holmgren
Erik Ljunggren
Ideas of beauty are subject to cultural norms. The protagonist Nuit has no way of knowing these conventions: She has been blind from birth. The blindness also applies to her awareness of social rules, says the narrator. The result is a very idiosyncratic and uncomfortable portrait of an unkempt woman, filmed in her realm, which confronts us viewers with our viewing habits and aesthetic rules and gives dignity and empowerment to an outcast.

Annina Wettstein
Next Masters Competition Short Film 2018
Rhizoma Santiago Pérez Rodríguez

Nowadays, fauna and flora are inextricably entangled with the industry. A small movement study as a serious but tongue-in-cheek parable on Muybridge’s pioneering work with the “moving” image.

Rhizoma

Animated Film
Belgium
2018
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Santiago Pérez Rodríguez
Santiago Pérez Rodríguez
Bart Maris
Santiago Pérez Rodríguez
Santiago Pérez Rodríguez
Bart Maris, Felicity Ford, Vincent Duseigne, Santiago Pérez Rodríguez
Pylons in a drab grey landscape. The black shape of a wolf hound is running from left to right. The landscape pulses to the sound of a disturbing electrical frequency. A wild threat? The animal is fast, but it’s surrounded by the shadows of a man-made construction. Fauna and flora today are inextricably entangled with the industrial – a small parable on and wink to Eadweard Muybridge and his movement studies.

Nadja Rademacher

Separation, Vivid Dreams

Documentary Film
Belgium,
Montenegro
2018
18 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Michel Dutry, Bojana Radulović
Bojana Radulović
Thierry Detaille, Bojana Radulović
Marie-Hélène Mora
Bojana Radulović
Marie-Hélène Mora, Charlie Dub
A young woman returns to her childhood home in Montenegro after seventeen years. It’s dilapidated, left-behind objects are covered in foil, family pictures still hanging on the walls. A personal and performative journey into the unconscious. Memories emerge layer by layer, ghosts of the war that stand in the way of a new departure of the country. Abandoned construction sites are everywhere, like silent witnesses of stagnation, while Chinese companies invest in rebuilding the infrastructure.

Annina Wettstein