Competition Film

[Competition Category : Official Competition 6 categories, Special Competition: 2 categories]
Our official and special competition categories consist of 72 works from 27 countries; a collection of films that went through the most selective judging process in SICAF history.

FEATURE FILMS

[크기변환]On Happiness Road (4)

On Happiness Road

Taiwan│2017│111min│Color│Hsin-Yin Sung

Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmother’s’ death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel nostalgic about her childhood and starts to contemplate the meaning of “life” and “home”. What is happiness? Will Chi find her own happiness?

– Biography
HsinYin was born in Taipei and studied Film Theory at Kyoto University, then later received a Master’s Degree in Film from Columbia College of Chicago. Her live action shorts, such as “The Red Shoes”, “Single Waltz” – have been screened at numerous international film festivals. “On Happiness Road” is her first animated feature film; she is also working on her first live action feature: “Love is a bitch”.

The Shower

Korea│2017│48min│Color│Ahn Jae-Huun

A girl spends time on one of the stepping stones at a brook, whilst a boy stays put awkwardly for days as she’s blocking his way. As the girl breaks the silence and the two start to get along, having fun together in the mountains, a sudden shower of rain pours down and the girl falls ill.

[크기변환]The Stolen Princess (1)

The Stolen Princess

Ukraine│2018│91min│Color│Oleh Malamuzh

This wonderful story happened in the age of valiant knights, beautiful princesses, and battling sorcerers. Ruslan, a wandering artist dreaming to become a knight, met beautiful Mila and fell in love with her; he didn’t even suspect that she is the King’s daughter. However, the lovers’ happiness wasn’t meant to last too long. Chernomor, the evil sorcerer, appeared in a magic vortex and stole Mila right before Ruslan’s eyes to transform her power of love into his own magic power. Without further ado, Ruslan sets out on a chase after the stolen princess to overcome all obstacles and to prove that real love is stronger than magic.

– Biography
Animator, director, art-director, illustrator, and designer. In 2001, he graduated from Kyiv Poly-technic University, printing arts department, specializing in printed publications design. He also completed many courses relating to CG, graphics, and film. In 2005, he opened his own studio named Avtoritet.

[크기변환]Sinbad (5)

Sinbad. Pirates of the Seven Storms

Russia│2017│75min│Color│Vlad Barbe

Sinbad, a merry young pirate, has not been very successful in the pirating business. For a year now he and his crew have failed to capture a single ship. But fortune is smiling on Sinbad: the old man Antioch shows him an ancient map and suggests he sail to Skeleton Island, where treasure is kept.

– Biography
Graduated from the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors (1979). Has worked at the studios Moldova-Film, Ekran, and Pilot. Since 1991, led the studio Klassika. Director of such films as The Snow Queen (2012), King Solomon’s Seal (2012), KOAPP: The Most Wonderful Nanny (2010), and Kolobok (2006).

[크기변환]Timescapes (1)

Timescapes

Singapore│2017│65min│Color│Ervin Han

An animated anthology about life, love and the landscapes of Singapore past and present. Stories include a childhood romance that blossomed amongst the bookshelves of an old library; a fantasy adventure where a girl meets a cat who brings her into the underbelly of a night market; a nostalgic look at the playgrounds of our youth and the bittersweet simplicity of life; a tale about solitude and serendipity during an afternoon rain in the city, and a journey that a violin takes that spans 80 years of Singapore’s past.

– Biography
Ervin Han is the co-founder of Robot Playground Media, a Singapore-based animation studio. He has been involved in animation for over 15 years and has developed and produced an abundant amount of animated films. Having worked on animation mostly aimed at western markets, he co-founded his own studio to develop more animated stories and content with a more Asian/regional flavour that could also reach out to overseas audiences.

SHORT FILMS – Short Films 1

[크기변환](Fool Time) Job (2)

(Fool Time) Job

France│2017│17min│Color│Gilles Cuvelier

Pedro has found a job. A rare occurence in this period of crisis. That’s good news for him and his family. It’s true that the job is rather strange… But the important thing is to have a job…Isn’t it?

– Biography
After animation studies in Roubaix and at the Gobelins, in Paris, Gilles works for the Films du Nord and directs Din, his first film, in 2005. He founds the Studio Train-Train and Papy3D Productions with other directors soon after. Love Patate, his second film, enters Cannes Critics’ Week and the Annecy festival in 2010. His new film, (Fool Time) JOB, was finished in june 2017.

[크기변환]A dark day of Inustice (1)

A dark day of injustice

Argentina│2018│11min│Color│Daniela Fiore, Julio Azamor

Tour of last day in the life of the journalist and writer Rodolfo Walsh. The one who was kidnapped and eliminated on March 25, 1977 under the last military dictatorship Argentina.

– Biography
Daniela Fiore: Image and Sound Designer (FADU). Director and producer of the feature film Imaginadores, nominated as Best Documentary at the 2009 Cóndor Awards, Malaga Festival, AFI Fest (Hollywood), Novissimus short film director, LALIFF nominee. General director and producer of animation in Mutante, animation studio.

Julio Azamor: Teacher and National Professor of Visual Arts. Cartoon and animator specialized in human figure. Animation director of the feature film Imaginadores and innumerable national and international advertising.

[크기변환]CEVA (1)

CEVA – an animated short film by Paul Mureșan

Romania│2018│9min│Color│Paul Mureșan

Everything avoidable during one’s lifetime might later become the building blocks of the afterlife. Here, fears have to be faced and journeys to be taken alongside one’s shadow.animated short film by Paul Mureșan

– Biography
Paul Mureșan is a talented Romanian artist, director, animator and illustrator with a solid background in Arts. He is known for his multi awarded animated short film `Baby Nap` (2014), and `Mom, Dad, I Have to Tell You Something` (2016). His short films have been selected in festivals around the world. He currently works on his personal projects while writing his PhD thesis on autobiographical fantasy in 2D animation.

[크기변환]DEATH VAN (1)

DEATH VAN

Canada│2018│6min│Color│Michael Enzbrunner

In this computer animated short, the fictitious space-rock duo DEATH VAN tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted and terrorized by a menacing and mischievous entity.

– Biography
Michael Enzbrunner is a Toronto-based visual artist & animator. His work combines analog and digital techniques and includes drawings, comics, illustrations, animations, 360 videos for VR and other moving imagery.

[크기변환]Idiot (1)

Idiot

Slovakia│2018│19min│Color│Dušan Davidov

Breathing. Work is his second nature, he doesn’t realise the fact that he is abused by his colleagues, he helps because everybody wants him to help; because he is asked for help. While the topic of Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” was altruism, our key topic is the misuse of altruism and its perception as a weakness. The “Smiling Man” slaves for all of them, not only at work, but also at home; without any claim to be paid, without any appreciation from his colleagues or family. He lives the life he considers correct. When a stupid boss unjustly fires him, he is not angry with him. Not even when the boss runs down to the street to give him the food box he has left behind in the office. The “Smiling Man” perceives it as the boss´s favour. He sees a human being in his boss. It would never occur to him, not even in his dreams, that he brought it to him just to prevent him from entering the office any more. Even if it came into his mind, he would never believe it, because he’s a nice guy; he is an “Idiot”

– Biography
Dušan Davidov was a Slovakian born on October 11, 1955. He graduated from the Institute of Cinematography VCIK in 1979. After graduating, he had a profound range of roles – from directors of televisions and commercials to teaching at film schools, he was quite involved in the film industry. Since 2016, he has been involved with the creation of animated films; “Idiot” is his first animated film.

SHORT FILMS – Short Films 2

[크기변환]Kaal (1)

Kaal

France│2018│4min│Color│Charlie Aufroy

In the kingdom of Mighy Hair, men, women and children are all really hairy. The birth of the King’s heir will cause a lot of turmoil, for he is totally hairless!

– Biography
As a 3D animator at Illumination Mac Guff (Universal), Charlie Aufroy worked on feature films such as “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets”, “Despicable Me 3”, and currently “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”. In 2017, he decided to work on a more personal project, with a human scale. His short film “Kaal” has been made at Supamonks Studio’s “SupaResidence”, an animators residency.

[크기변환]Prychynna The Story of Love (2)

Prychynna: The Story of Love

Ukraine│2017│21min│Color│Andrii Shcherbak

The war separates lovers, but their hearts remain together. The young woman loses her mind, but love gives her strength to wait for her beloved.

[크기변환]Room (1)

Room

Poland│2017│6min│Color│Michał Socha

This animated short movie is place in room with no way out, where main hero bearded head is closed inside. In a symbolic and funny way, treats about loneliness, isolation, losing hair, friendship with an animal, and inevitable passage of time. Finally, the main character is released by a bird, whose create nest on beard man head.

– Biography
Michal is a director, designer, animator, illustrator, and the co-owner of Studio BrosFX. He was born in 1981 in Warsaw, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. One of his most notable works, “Chick” (2008) won various international film festivals’ awards including Annecy IAFF and OIAFF. He has also partook in the makings of “The Simpsons,” and “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.” Michal is now focusing on making shorts, directing commercial, and commissioned work.

[크기변환]Run Rostam Run (2)

Run Rostam Run

Iran│2017│12min│Color│Hossein Molayemi

Rostam-the old Persian national hero- should travel to the future and come to contemporary Tehran, in order to make up for what he has done to his own son. In Tehran, he doesn’t know whether to choose the legal or illegal way to reach his legitimate goal.

– Biography
Hossein Molayem was Born in 1982, Shiraz, Iran. He got M.A. in animation directing from Tehran University of Art. After graduating, he has worked in various roles in the animated film industry and received notable awards. He has also taught directing, animation and character designing in universities and art institutes in Iran. He is the founder of animation scientific association of Tehran University of Art and the president of Barfak Animation Studio.

[크기변환]Skin for Skin (1)

Skin for Skin

Canada│2017│15min│Color│Kevin D. A. Kurytnik, Carol Beecher

Skin for Skin is a dark allegory of greed and spiritual reckoning set during the early days of the fur trade. In 1823, the Governor of the largest fur-trading company in the world travels across his Dominion, extracting ever-greater riches from the winter bounty of animal furs. In his brutal world of profit and loss, animals are slaughtered to the brink of extinction until the balance of power shifts, and the forces of nature exact their own terrible price. With nods to Melville and Coleridge, directors Carol Beecher & Kevin Kurytnik have created a visually stunning contemporary myth about the cost of arrogance and greed.

– Biography
Writers/directors/animators Carol Beecher and Kevin D.A. Kurytnik have been exploring the art and craft of animation for 30 years. They have collaborated on 15 animated works since they formed their production company, Fifteen Pound Pink Productions, in 1994. Partners in life as well as art, their films, such as Mr. Reaper’s Really Bad Morning (2004), Business as Usual (2010), and their series, Intergalactic Who’s Who (2009), have screened in 21 countries, winning more than a dozen awards. Their approach encompasses almost every form and aspect of the craft, from cameraless animation, to drawing directly on 16mm film, to CGI. To create their work, they draw upon their many influences as visual artists, storytellers, and voracious fans of every genre of cinema. Carol is working on developing several projects as producer for Fifteen Pound Pink Productions, and Kevin is permanent faculty for animation at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Alberta.

SHORT FILMS – Short Films 3

[크기변환]Aeronautas (1)

The aeronauts

Mexico│2016│11min│Color│León Fernández

A tribe survives in the middle of the desert on the meager pickings of a barren landscape. In dispair, the inhabitants of this cruel world offer tribute to their god Avolos, who has promised them a paradise on the rock that floats in the sky. Soo’goh, the weakest member of the clan, seeks to overcome all obstacles and to reach the green pastures of the paradise that they all yearn for.

– Biography
León Rodrigo Fernández Hernández studied plastic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, and studied animation at the Audiovisual Arts Center (CAAV). He is a filmmaker, sculptor, and the co-founder of Humanimalia Studio, a company dedicated to the manufacture of puppets for stop-motion. He has participated in various film projects; they have been part of several top-notch national and international animated film festivals.

[크기변환]The_Box (1)

The Box

Slovenia│2017│12min│Color│Dusan Kastelic

You have probably heard of the phrase “To think outside of the box”? Well this is a film about such a box and the flat-headed creatures that live inside of it. Life in the Box is boring and miserable. Until one day when a new baby boy starts to grown in the middle of the Box! This baby is very different from other flat-headed inhabitants of the Box. He’s happy, lively and curious. As the baby grows bigger and bigger, the flat-headed.

– Biography
Dušan Kastelic was born in a small mining town in central Slovenia. Being a sickly kid he was unable to carry on the family tradition and get a decent job as a miner. So he became a teacher. But he wasn’t smart enough to be a teacher. So he became an animator.

[크기변환]Tweet-Tweet (2)

Tweet-Tweet

Russia│2018│11min│Color│Zhanna Bekmambetova

Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly! Main characters are girl Luba and her friend Sparrow. Silly Sparrow doesn’t know fear. By playing with him Luba forgets her she is on a rope.

– Biography
I was born in Uzbekistan. Moved to Moscow with my parents when I was 6 years old. In 2009 I graduated from Vgik (University of Cinematography). My major was Concept design for animation movies. Lived and studied in Los Angeles from 2010 to 2013. Since 2013 I live and work in Moscow.

[크기변환]WILDEBEEST (2)

WILDEBEEST

Belgium│2017│19min│Color│Nicolas Keppens, Matthias Phlips

Going on a safari is a dream for many. For middle-aged couple Linda and Troyer, it turns into a horribly real adventure when they get left behind in the wilderness.

– Biography
Nicolas Keppens (Aalst, BE, 1989) graduated in 2012 at KASK / School of Arts Ghent with the short animation film Superstars. After his animation studies at KASK he studied at the film academy of Luca School of Arts in Brussels. Apart from his own projects, Nicolas works as new media manager for Studio Hans Op de Beeck, where he is responsible for the production, animation and editing of different projects, e.g. Night Time Night Time (Biënnale Venice), The Thread (LV – Paris – Munchen – Tokyo) …

Matthias Phlips (a.k.a. MAT) (Aalst, BE, 1982) studied Graphic Design at Luca School of Arts Ghent. After graduating, Matthias started working as a graphic designer in Ghent, while developing his career as an illustrator and cartoonist. He published the books ‘Daniël van Dicht’ and ‘vet boek van sharon’ and does commissioned work for De Standaard (dSweekblad) and NRC Handelsblad among others. Currently MAT is working on a new book, and on this film of course.

[크기변환]Yin (2)

Yin

Belgium│2017│11min│Color│Nicolas Fong

A jealous god creates a universe and places an androgynous creature that he separates into two complementary beings. In spite of the traps set by the atrabilic god, the creatures will not stop wanting to meet again.

– Biography
The director/artist Nicolas Fong creates evolution animations, psychedelic swirls in transformation, to invite to the fascination. In constant search of hallucinatory visual games between the magical and the creepy, he operates his experiments for clips and short films.

STUDENT FILMS – Student Films 1

[크기변환]Enough (1)

Enough

United Kingdom│2017│2min│Color│Anna Mantzaris

Moments of lost self-control

– Biography
Swedish Director and Animator based in London. Recently worked on Wes Anderson’s new stop motion feature ‘Isle of Dogs’. Recent graduate from The Royal College of Art, where I made 2 short films. My previous film ‘But Milk is Important’, co-directed with Eirkik Gronmo Bjornsen, was screened in 100+ festival and received over 20 international awards. I have a soft spot for things that are sad and funny at the same time.

[크기변환]Exit Stage Right (6)

EXIT STAGE RIGHT

United Kingdom│2017│3min│Color│ Reece Weldon, Sam Wilkins

A story about an abused dancer who learns to grow re-finds her inner beauty and power through dance. Using 3D & VFX techniques, we aimed to show the beauty of finding oneself metaphorically through beautiful imagery, using nature as a theme. The two of us decided to combine our talents of 3D and VFX together to create Exit Stage Right, which we hope viewers will love just as much as we did creating it.

– Biography
Reece Weldon and Sam Wilkins are two close friends who graduated together from the University of Hertfordshire in 2017 after studying a BAHons Degree in Visual Effects for Film and TV. Exit Stage Right was their final year film as part of their degree project which graduated them both with First Class Honors. Reece and Sam now continue to work together at one of the world’s biggest VFX studios, Double Negative, London.

[크기변환]Creature from the lake (1)

Creature from the lake

France│2017│5min│Color│Renata Antunez, Alexis Bedue, Léa Bresciani, Amandine Canville, Maria Castro Rodriguez, Logan Cluber, Nicolas Grangeaud, Capucine Rahmoun-Swierczynsk, Victor Rouxel, Orianne Siccardi, Mallaury Simoes

In the 80s, a manly and experienced monster hunter hero of a low-budget TV show, followed by his fat cowardly camerawoman, goes to a remote lake on the night of a full moon, when mysterious disappearances tend to occur.

– Biography
Ex-student​s ​of​ ​ISART​ ​Digital,​ ​graduated​ ​in​ ​2017.

[크기변환]FACING IT (1)

FACING IT

United Kingdom│2018│8min│Color│Sam Gainsborough

As a man anxiously awaits a meeting in the local pub, he is forced to As a man anxiously awaits a meeting in the local pub, he is forced to explore his own difficult memories and relationships in an evening that will leave him changed forever.explore his own difficult memories and relationships in an evening that will leave him changed forever.

– Biography
Sam Gainsborough studied Screenwriting at Bournemouth University. After graduation, he directed animated music videos and promotions – and worked as a New Talent Director at Halcyon. Then, he studied Directing Animation at the NFTS, where he combined his background in narrative storytelling with the bizarre animation techniques. Currently, he is developing his second short film, continuing to mix stop-motion/pixilation techniques with live action.

[크기변환]Flower Found! (1)

Flower Found!

Netherlands│2017│7min│Color│Jorn Leeuwerink

A beautiful red flower stands in the middle of the forest. When it suddenly disappears Mouse is very sad. Bird takes Mouse around the forest to search for the flower and other animals join in too. Then they think they’ve found the flower and things quickly get out of hand.

– Biography
Jorn Leeuwerink was born in 1990 in the Netherlands and studied animation at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. He lives in Amsterdam and works there as an animator

[크기변환]Gumball Machine (1)

Gumball Machine

United States│2018│2min│B&W│Lee Jeongho

A 90 seconds animated short film about a girl and a gumball machine ran by two elves. The girl tries to get a gumball, however, the lazy elves did not prepare their gumball products at all. What should they do?

– Biography
California Institute of the Arts, Character Animation BFA (2017-)

[크기변환]HEDGEHOG (1)

HEDGEHOG

United Kingdom│2018│11min│Color│Edward Bulmer

“HEDGHOG” follows the mundane life of Gareth; a 28-year-old man that works in a dingy fast-food restaurant; lives at home with his couch-potato father; and wants desperately to break out of his routine and experience the world. The film explores how Gareth has always been held back since childhood by his debilitating sense of self-doubt… which manifests in the form of a hedgehog. The Hedgehog is both soft and spikey, representing the dual nature of our doubts – holding us back, yet also providing an element of comfort. Gareth pursues romance, a career, and adventure; always being steered back to his comfort zone by his hedgehog and never progressing. A conversation with his father prompts Gareth to try and tackle his problem head on… but things don’t necessarily go to plan. “Hedgehog” takes a comedic look at how our insecurities, worries, and self-doubt can stop us achieving what we really want in life.

– Biography
London-based Director/ Animator Edward Bulmer was born in Burton-upon-Trent in 1991. After years of drawing comics as a child, he decided to study Animation at Lincoln University where he learned the joys and frustrations of creating animated films. Afterwards he embarked on a freelance career in London and would later go on to study Directing Animation at the National Film and Television School, where he created his graduation film “Hedgehog”

[크기변환]Just Walking (2)

Just Walking

Korea│2018│5min│Color│Han Subien

This is a therapeutic animation about the mind.

[크기변환]The Night I Dance with Death (2)

The Night I Dance with Death (La Nuit Je Danse avec la Mort)

France│2017│6min│Color│Vincent Gibaud

Jack is having a party with some friends. Disused, he decides to take a psychedelic drug. With a lighter mind, he enjoys the moment, his belly rejecting his visceral anguish as the evening progress. Arrives the time when he confronts a too big anxiety of which he cannot get rid of.

– Biography
Young director of 24 years old, Vincent Gibaud left LISAA school in 2014 with his student film : « Le Son des Flammes ». He made a residency at Supamonks Studio with a small team and directed the short film « Fishing Train ». He subsequently revived in a new, longer and more ambitious project: « La Nuit Je Danse avec la Mort »

[크기변환]Constant Experience (2)

Constant Experience

Korea│2018│11min│Color│Yoo SeungYeon, Lee HaEun, Yoon SangGyeong

There is Tiny Human who lives hidden in a human house. One day, the Gumi bear jelly of Tiny Human was kidnapped by a hamster. The adventure of Tiny Human to reclaim a Gumi bear jelly begins. Dangers and obstacles ahead of Tiny Human! Can Tiny Human recover her Gumi bear jelly safely?

– Biography
We are high school students and don’t have much to write.
Admission into a Ulsan Anione High School(2016)
Product 2D animation ‘Constant Experience'(2018)

[크기변환]the Pioneer of the Universe (2)

the Pioneer of the Universe (Les Pionniers de l’Univers)

France│2017│5min│Color│Benjamin Bernon, Clémentine Courbin, Matthieu Guevel, Anthony Rege, Jérôme Vanbeneden

Macha and Vassily work secretly on a special project.

– Biography
Ex-students of ArtFX, graduated in 2017

STUDENT FILMS – Student Films 2

[크기변환]Less Than Human (1)

Less Than Human

Denmark│2016│6min│Color│Steffen Bang Lindholm and 7 colleagues

In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, the zombies have been cured and exiled to secluded camps. A prejudice journalist decides to prove that they are not fit to be rehabilitated.

– Biography
Steffen Bang Lindholm (1987) is an animator, director, and illustrator from Jegum, a small town in the southwest of Denmark. In February 2017, he graduated from The Animation Workshop (Viborg) Denmark, with a Bachelor’s degree in Character Animation. He directed “Less Than Human” – and in the fall of 2016, he was an intern at Golden Wolf Studios in London, where he mainly focused on 3D animation. (His work: http://steffenlindholm.com)

[크기변환]Little Bandits (1)

Little Bandits

United States│2018│4min│Color│Alex Avagimian

Kid is convinced that shooting a bird will turn him into a “Man.”

– Biography
I am an American animation illustrator, story artist, and filmmaker. I was born in Sochi Russia and now currently in America pursuing my passion to tell stories.

[크기변환]Moth (1)

MOTH

United Kingdom│2018│12min│Color│Ewa Luczkow

Jumping between reality and fantasy, Moth follows 8-year old Mabil as she escapes the troubles of her family with her vivid daydreams and imaginary moth friend. However, her fantasy is interrupted when she is forced to face her family past and put an end to her fantasies.

– Biography
Prior to coming to the NFTS, Ewa Luczkow studied in the renowned Polish Film and Television School in Łódź, graduating in 2015 with an MA in Directing Animation and Special Effects. Between 2011 and 2015, she directed five 2D animated short films which were screened at various film festivals around the world. During her time in NFTS, she discovered new passion for stop-motion animation which she plans to continue in the future.

[크기변환]Negative Space (2)

Negative Space

France│2017│6min│Color│Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata

My dad taught me how to pack.

– Biography
Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata are a filmmaking duo based in Baltimore, USA. Collaborating for over a decade as “Tiny Inventions”, they have directed short films, TV commercials, music videos and comics. Produced by lkki Films and Manuel Cam Studio in France, “Negative Space” is their fourth professional film.

[크기변환]PARFUMFRAISE

Parfum Fraise

France│2017│6min│Color│Alix ARRAULT, Martin HURMANE, Jules RIGOLLE, Samuel KLUGHERTZ

Makoto is doing his best to raise his 7 years old son Kazuki. Despite his best intentions, the violence that was once his life comes back to bite him, and he will have no choice but to face it, before the eyes of his son, who he always tried to protect.

– Biography
Ex-students of GOBELINS, l’école de l’image, graduated in 2017.

[크기변환]POLICE (1)

POLICE

United Kingdom│2018│9min│Color│Ed Smith

An ageing policeman is haunted by his past trauma.

Young and talented director from the south of England. Ed grew up with a love of cinema and Saturday morning cartoons. As a teenager he would get heavily into experimental music and painters of the 20th century. These passions would be fused together into a unique audio/visual aesthetic when he began studying animation at the Arts University Bournemouth. It was here he combined his style with a love of philosophy and science fiction to create the short “Simulator,” shown at festivals around the world. After working as a freelance animator he went on to study Directing for Animation at the National Film and Television School. Here he directed a number of films including graduation film “Police,” which collides Saturday morning cartoon, with psychological drama, in a story based on his father’s experiences.

– Biography
Young and talented director from the south of England. Ed grew up with a love of cinema and Saturday morning cartoons, and later on, got heavily into experimental music and painters of the 20th century. These passions were combined into a unique aesthetic when he began studying animation at the Arts University Bournemouth. There, he created the short “Simulator,” which shown at festivals around the world. After working as a freelance animator, he went on to study Directing for Animation at NFTS. Here, he directed a number of films including his graduation film “Police,” a story based on his father’s experiences, which collides Saturday morning cartoon with psychological drama.

[크기변환]Room No (1)

Room No.18

Israel│2018│9min│Color│Guy Shahaf

A group of men who seemingly have nothing in common, deals with the same “small” problem, but the group is having trouble reaching the core of the issue. “Room No. 18” is a short animated movie, filled with jokes and puns that creates anticipation for revealing a serious and profound topic, which bothers and threatens plenty men around the globe and prevents the issue to float: does size matters, and if so, matters for what?

– Biography
Guy Shahaf Weiss is an animation director from Israel. Guy graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, jerusalem in 2017 majoring in animation Guy studied cinema in highschool, and after that, served in the israeli army as an animator for 3 years.

[크기변환]Strawberry Bums Invasion of the Snubgrubs (2)

Strawberry Bums: Invasion of the Snubgrubs

United Kingdom│2018│5min│Color│Jeremy Sullivan

A triangle, a moose, and a snowman must save the people of their town from a swarm of man-eating creatures. Will love prevail?

– Biography
Jeremy Sullivan was born and raised in South Shore Massachusetts, baby. He has wanted to be an animator since second grade, and still loves to watch SpongeBob Squarepants. Other interests include baseball, BBQ, and neon signs.

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Tango of longing

Poland│2018│5min│Color│Marta Szymanska

A film about the complex nature of tango – a unique dance of pushing and pulling, constant longing and seeking satisfaction. Through the mixture of passion and melancholy we can see dancers’ deepest desires that may never be fulfilled.

– Biography
Marta Szymańska, born in 1991 in Warsaw, director and animator, graduate from Lodz Film School (Animation and special effects), graduate from Art School in Warsaw. Her animations ‚Oranges‘ and ‚Moko‘ were screened on many festivals all over the world and also awarded. ‘Tango of longing’ is her graduation film.

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Wanderer

France│2017│3min│Color│Arnaud LEANG, Tom LE LANN, Tom KROOS, Yves PERERA, Maodararattany SA IM, Jason TOUSSIES, Anthony TRAN, Alexander TURK, Boris WATRIN

In a devastated world, a mysterious wanderer arrives in an abandoned warehouse. Using an intriguing device, he terraforms the world around him.

– Biography
Arnaud LEANG, Tom LE LANN, Tom KROOS, Yves PERERA, Maodararattany SA IM, Jason TOUSSIES, Anthony TRAN, Alexander TURK, Boris WATRIN are ex-student​s ​of​ ​ISART​ ​Digital,​ ​graduated​ ​in​ ​2017.

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Xian

France│2017│7min│Color│Roxane Campoy, Pauline Ledu, Myriam Belkheyar, Gwenaelle Bavoux

A long time ago, the most terrible emperor that China as ever seen, commissioned a painting to celebrate his cruel reign.

– Biography
Roxane Campoy
Born on May 10th,1993 in Nogent-sur-Marne (France) • Biography: Ecole Georges Melies (2012-17)
Pauline Ledu
Born on December 10th, 1990 in Dinan (France) • Biography: art studies (2008-12), Ecole Georges Melies (2013-17)
Myriam Belkheyar
Born on April 26th, 1995 in Argenteuil (France) • Biography: Ecole Georges Melies (2013-17)
Gwenaëlle Bavoux
Born on Novembre 24th, 1994 in Athis-Mons (France) • Biography: Ecole Georges Melies (2012-17)

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Banzi`s Secret Diary

Korea│2017│11min│Color│Lim Mansik

Banzi is an ordinary but playful and charming little girl. She likes cute and decorating things, and thinks that the love and friendship outrank her study. Banzi is the happiest girl, always having fun with her best friend Eungsim and Namnam and getting the infinite affection from her handsome boyfriend Hoyong. She`s positive energy makes the people around her happy, although she could get clumsy and naive sometimes. Her life is never bored with all of her boundless imagination. It’s a secret that what Banzi and her friends will do to make us smile today, with all those fun and exciting events.

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The Kitten From Lizyukov Street

Russia│2018│13min│Color│Aleksey Zamyslov

The Kitten from Lizyukov street never stops dreaming of a better life and goes for new adventures! This time the dreams bring kitten Vasily and his friend puppy Bulka from snow covered Voronezh to sunny Australia. Vasily and Bulka won’t only go into a vortex of incredible adventures and dangers, but will also find new friends and, what’s the most important thing, understand that there’s no place like home!

– Biography
Aleksey Zamyslov was born on October 12, 1978, in Voronezh, Russia.
He graduated from the Voronezh State University, majoring in Nuclear Physics. His animation career started from the project The Last Man from Atlantis. Art Director for the Wizart Animation studio. Aleksey was in charge of the projects from the Snow Queen Series, and is a director for the series. His debut as a director was the project: “The Kitten from Lizyukov Street.”

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Grizzy and the Lemmings – Teleportation’s the Way to Go!

France│2017│7min│Color│Victor Moulin

Contest this privilege. Except the LEMMINGS! They are small, but there are a lot of them – and they want their share of the Eldorado! Grizzy finds two identical vases that are actually communicating vessels in a Native American Indian chest. If he sticks his hand in one, it comes out the other, regardless of the distance between them. This should satisfy Grizzy’s natural lazy streak, unless the Lemmings realize the incredible games they could play with the magic vases.

– Biography
Graduated from Supinfocom in France where he came out major of his promotion, with his short film ClikClak (Grand Prix Imagina 2006), Victor Moulin started his career as an animator and CG generalist on TV series and video clips and directing TV commercials. After co-directing the successful CGI TV series The Gees (2011), he has been spotted by the producers, who chose him to direct the series The Owl & Co. They are now working on Grizzy and the Lemmings.

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Coco’s Day

Russia│2017│4min│Color│Tatiana Moshkova

Meet Coco, a little boy crocodile who hides from blizzards, explores underwater worlds and even turns into Godzilla – and all inside one flat!

– Biography
Tatiana Moshkova was born in 1987 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In 2009, she graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Film & TV, where she specialized in direction of animation and computer graphics. She has participated in various international short film festivals. In 2012, she became laureate of the Youth Award of Saint-Petersburg in the field of culture and art. Currently, she works as a director at the Peterburg Animation Studio.

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The Sandman

United States│2018│10min│Color│Natalia Hermida

The Sandman goes round his nightly routine of putting people in town to sleep. All goes well until he accidentally puts a railway operator to sleep, and finds that he must seek a way to wake him up before two oncoming trains collide with each other.

– Biography
Natalia Hermida is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker from Cali, Colombia. She’s the Creative Director and co-founder of the art collective Cosmo Entertainment as well as the Media Production Company TRIKON Inc, based in Los Angeles. Natalia and her team are experimenting with virtual reality, video-art installations, as well as narrative and non-narrative audiovisual experiences centered on the tradition of Latin-American Magical Realism.

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A bottle at sea

France│2017│4min│Color│Marie-Caroline Villand

When Molang and Piu Piu find a bottle with a map inside, they realize it’s a treasure map! They set sail for adventure, but all they end up finding is garbage. They immediately decide to do all they can to clean the ocean.

– Biography
Marie-Caroline Villand saw her series broadcasted on some of the most renowned international TV channels (France Télévisions, Disney Channel, BBC, Kika, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, JCCTV, MBC3, MNCTV, TVB, etc). Author, Scriptwriter, Producer and Director, Marie-Caroline contributed to Millimages’ biggest successes, including animated series such as Louie, Mouk, Corneil & Bernie, Me & My Robot and the international phenomenon Molang.

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Perfectly Naughty Kids

Russia│2018│14min│Color│Tatiana Kiseleva

An amazing story about how a mischievous gnome helped Dr. Pyatkin to cure the horribly obedient children from excessive mannerliness.

– Biography
Tatiana Kiseleva was born on 1978 in Pushkino. She graduated from the Lyceum of animation cinematography No 333 by specialty “animator” and the Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) by specialty “animator artist and computer graphics”. Since then, she has been an animator on different Moscow animation studios and has taken part in the creation of more than 20 animated films. She also received prizes for the best animation art at All Russian Animation Film Festival.

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Guess How Much I Love You: An Enchanting Easter

Australia│2017│26min│Color│Jo Boag

On a snow-covered Christmas Eve, Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends stumble across a little Brown Bear who is lost. Determined to return their young friend back to his mother in time for Christmas, the friends venture bravely into the unknown woods. Through this epic journey we are reminded that the greatest gift of Christmas is being with the ones you love.

– Biography
Jo is an Emmy Award winning Creative Director. Jo has worked in the media industry for more than 20-years, and has been with SLR Productions for 10 years. She is in charge of developing and overseeing the creative direction more than 160 hours of content. Jo has overseen successful international brands such as Lexi & Lottie: Trusty Twin Detectives, Guess How Much I Love You™, and the Emmy Award winning animated series I Got a Rocket™.

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Trunky

Russia│2017│7min│Color│Ekaterina Filippova

The story about little elephant with very long nose.

– Biography
Born in Moscow in 1990. Graduated from International Slavic Institute in 2011, profession – film and theatre actress. In 2015 finished studio-school Shar with specialization in stage direction for animated films. Has been studying in experimential youth association at producing studio “Souzmultfilm“

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NA B YA

Korea│2017│4min│Color│Lee Jungsu, Lee Jinwoo

A private detective is eager to seek out a mysterious cat in the city late at night. The lyrics tell us a story of the cat as if it is the woman he loves. Sometimes, cats are hard to bond with.

– Biography
Lee Jinwoo has been directing animated TV commercials and music videos for over 3 years. He works in both live action and animation productions. In his early career, Jinwoo worked with Nintendo TV commercials developing his career in the visual art industry.

Lee Jungsu has also been directing artistic aspects of animated TV commercials and music videos for over 10 years. Jungsu was a background and layout artist for Nickelodeon and Sony Pictures in his early career. Now he is working for Studio Pivote along with his partner Jinwoo Lee as an art director.

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Better Humans

United Kingdom│2018│3min│Color│Moth Studio

Approaching themes of genetic enhancements and possibilities of human augmentation, is the 5th episode in a series of films about science commissioned to celebrate the centenary of Frankenstein.

– Biography
Founded by three short film directors who began collaborating on commercials, feature film segments and positive films for NGO’s and charities, Moth has since grown into a full-time team of producers, directors, designers and problem solvers. Often taking complex or difficult subjects and portraying them in imaginative ways, Moth strives to create vivid work that retains an intelligent and distinct style whether for commercial clients, editorial pieces or short films.

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Flower Heart

Korea│2017│8min│Color│Jung Min Yung, Kim

In a unique coincidence, a person discovers a magic box that can provide him with everything he wishes for, but, all of the sudden, his life turns into a living hell due to hands of greed.

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Peach Blossom Fish

China│2018│9min│Color│Chen Hailu , Shi yi

A lonely fish was spoiled by a squirrel.The fish gradually indulged in the squirrel’s earnest care and love. Then, she turned into a beautiful goldfish. Meanwhile, She has become a prisoner, too,from admiring ,falling in love to separation……Eventually,they learned to respect each other.

– Biography
Chen Hailu graduated from the cooperative course between CAFA and CalArts(USA).Now she works in Design School,East China Normal University,an associate professor of Animation MFA.

Shi Yi works in Shanghai Animation Film Studio as art designer and feature film director.He is also the visiting professor of Xiejing Film and Television Art College of Shanghai Normal University.

They cooperated in experimental animation《Divergence》(2013)and art short《Companion》(2015),《Peach Blossom Fish》 was the third one.

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CEREBRUM

Korea│2018│8min│Color│George (Donghoon) Kim

A young man seeks to recover his memory of his past and the world around him with the help of an artificial intelligence built within an aircraft that he finds himself in.

– Biography
George (Donghoon) Kim is a 3D-generalist-turned-director, whose shorts have won several awards among VFX & CG artists. “CEREBRUM – episode 001-004” is the first of a series of shorts that will eventually make up his first feature-length 3D animated movie.

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Nik Summer #1 #2 #3

France│2017│6min│Color│Oscar Aubry, Tom Goyon, Elie Martens and Héloïse Solt

Nik Summer #1 #2 #3/ A very-short-serie about summer, wind and misadventures.

– Biography
We are 4 friends from the same school in France; when we ended our studies, we decided to make that very short project, about 4 friends in summer.

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Battledream Chronicles: A new beginning

Martinique│2017│24min│Color│Alain Bidard

Syanna, a young black Caribbean girl, wakes up amnesic in an Afrofuturistic world where she has been enslaved by the global colonial empire of Mortemonde. Every day, she is forced to collect 500 experience points or XP for her master in the Battledream, a dangerous video game in which players die for real. With a kill switch implanted in her body and her limbs replaced by bionic parts controlled by the master, escape seems impossible. When she is offered a chance to learn in secret how to hack and control the technology used to enslave her, Syanna realizes that not everything is lost. But her master, driven by his lust for wealth and political power, is making the slave conditions harder and harder. And planning a rebellion while fulfilling her slave duty is getting more and more challenging. Will Syanna succeed in regaining her freedom?

– Biography
Alain Bidard is an animation film director who has worked in Martinique for 17 years. In 1999, he graduated from SUPINFOCOM. His graduation film, “Pixies”, is nominated in many festivals in Europe. Since graduation, he directed many films, winning many nominations and awards. In 2015, he released “Battledream Chronicle”, an afrofuturistic feature film that become one of the most awarded French animation films with 20 awards and more than 70 nominations worldwide.

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A Dog’s Life

France│2016│1min│Color│Giovanni Anthony

A child was wondering what it was like to be a grown. And his Grand Father told him the horrible story of a Kind Dog working for a Wicked Fat Cat while his wife was having a good time with The Despicable Mr Fox.

– Biography
Born in a small town in West Africa,AKM felt in love with animation at 7 while watching Disney’s The Lion King. He recently graduate from an animation school in Paris and now he is an independent filmmaker.

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FJER

Denmark│2017│8min│Color│Jeanette Nørgaard

The bloodmoon is watching over young bird-woman Crane who is preparing for a lust-harvesting ritual in the bar of Bird’s Nest. Father, ruler and lover Hawker puts pressure on her. If she fails she must die. Crane is lost in a seductive neon-dance when a mysterious stranger enters and disturbs the ritual.
So begins the story of FJER initiating a poetic and freaky urban fantasy web series about emancipation and discovery of own sexuality.

– Biography
eanette Nørgaard is a Danish writer and director. Educated with a Bachelor of Arts in Character Animation from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Jeanette knows the 2d animation pipeline inside out. Her graduation film, Leitmotif, won the Go Wæst talent award and the main prize at Landlocked film festival. She directed Hund I Himlen, awarded with the HCA-Award at Odense Film Festival. In 2013, she founded the production company Sønc, where she is developing her urban fantasy project Equinox Noir together with producer Lorène Lescanne.

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특별경쟁은 공식경쟁 본선 진출에 관계없이, 심사위원들의 선정에 의해 상영할 충분한 가치가 있는 작품들을 특별경쟁으로 상영된다. 시카프 초이스, 시카프 아시아, 총 2가지 영역에서 상영한다.

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BETWEEN THE SHADOWS

Portugal │2018│13min│Color│Mónica Santos, Alice Guimarães

Natália, trapped in a tedious job, engages in a search for a stolen heart. In a world where hearts can be deposited in a bank, the protagonist faces a dilemma: give her heart or keep it to herself. “Alice Guimarães (27 de Agosto de 1980)

– Biography
*Alice Guimarães (27 de Agosto de 1980) studied digital arts, at the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University. Since then, she has taken a special interest in animation, and through the years, she made small animated films for several brands such as Sonae, the Intermarché or the publisher Leya and also educational films, such as the awarded “A incrível História das Linhas de Torres Vedras”

*Mónica Santos (21 de Dezembro de 1980) studied at the Royal College of Art, Communication art & design, London. Versatile in both theoretical and practical views on cinema, Monica not only had presentations of her films in Portugal, United Kingdom, France and Italy, but currently she is doing a PhD in film studies. In addition to working in real and animated moving images, she makes several illustrations for various periodicals such as Jornal de Notícias, Diário de Notícias, Jornal i, Expresso, Visão among others.

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The Subject

Canada │2018│10min│Color│Patrick Bouchard

Hidden away in his workshop, an animator leans over what appears to be a human body and begins to perform an autopsy. Who is this lifeless being stretched out before him? As he dissects the plasteline figure, the spirit of scientific inquiry gives way to the madness of artistic inspiration, and the animator’s tools go to work. Slicing into the skin, separating the tissues, probing the entrails, the artist lets loose his creative imagination as entire worlds take shape before his eyes, sweeping him into the enormity of the inner spaces to be explored. What will he find there? What does an animator stand to discover through an autopsy of a body he himself created? In this story-within-a-story about the art of creation, director Patrick Bouchard pays homage to the animator’s vocation—namely, breathing life into the inanimate. The Subject takes us to the conceptual limits of animation, examining the connections between life and death, body and psyche, individual and community, real and imaginary, as it delves into the invisible worlds within.

– Biography
Patrick Bouchard directed his first stop-motion puppet film, Jean Leviériste (1998), as part of his degree and his first professional film, The Brainwashers, in 2002. Then followed Dehors novembre (2005), Subservience (2007) and Bydlo (2012), which was selected at both TIFF and Annecy.

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Panta Rhei

Belgium│2018│10min│Color│Wouter Bongaerts

Like the beached whales he studies, introverted marine biologist Stefaan flees the ocean. But floods, leaking faucets and endless rain keep seeping into his life, and he can’t keep the water out…

– Biography
Wouter Bongaerts(1986) graduated in Genk, Belgium with his animated short ‘Mouse for Sale’. Winning the Animation Wildcard of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund(VAF) he made his first professional short ‘Mia’ at the animation studio Creative Conspiracy, based in Gent. Shortly after, he started developing a new short which became ‘Panta Rhei’. Apart from making short films, he also works on tv-pilots and commercials as a freelance animation director.

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The Wedding

Argentina │2017│11min│Color│Juan Camardella

In a peace agreement by the Argentinean Pampas in the middle of 1800’s an Indian chieftain invites a group of soldiers of the fort of the border to his marriage as a gesture of goodwill.

– Biography
Juan Camardella was born in Buenos Aires in 1969, and is a self-taught artist and musician. In the 80s took part in the comic circuit under his hometown, with publications in different zines. As a musician in the second half of ’90s, he participated in several musical projects. Since 2000, he continues to participate in bands and independent production. Since 2006, he is specializing in software using Open Access.

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First Bloom

China│2017│5min│Color│Tingting Liu

Born in a poor family, the boy was sold at a very young age to be a servant of emperor’s daughter in the royal palace. Sharing joy and sorrow, he and the princess grew up together, became friends and soul mates. However, their budding love seemed unrealistic in this feudalistic kingdom. More than a love story, First Bloom expresses the willing to revolt the ruthless oppression of traditional authorities, which is experienced by every individual struggled between old straitjacket and modern spirit, facing profound changes in Chinese society. One may suffer, one may feel lost, but in the unyielding pursuit for purity and beauty, we will always strive for the freedom to love and to bloom.

– Biography
Tingting Liu is a female independent director, animator, artist, and designer from China, now working in the Hollywood movie industry. She contributed in the makings of many award-winning animations (Ice Age, Cars 2) and has experience working in various commercial animations such as McDonlads. She currently is working at Laika Studio for facial animation. She is an ASIFA pro member, and an active member of Visual Effects Society.

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Via

United Kindgom│2017│3min│Color│Izzy Burton

Via tells of the journey of life through epic, beautiful environments and meaningful character animation. It shows how we should open our eyes to the good things that happen every day, to the experiences we share with the people we love, and that we should find the silver linings, or the lessons to be learnt, in even the lowest times.

– Biography
Izzy has worked as a Concept Artist at Blue Zoo Animation Studios in London since 2015. Growing up in the middle of the English countryside has inspired her predominantly nature and landscape focused artwork and her passion for storytelling. Izzy studied animation at Bournemouth University where she graduated in 2015.

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WEIRD

Mexico│2017│2min│Color│Fausto Montanari

“Weird” is a short animated film about the diversity. It is a shout of a girl usual to be judged like weird and different. She express in the monologue her sufferance and her dream to make possible to delete the concept of weird She thinks that in the end weirdness is only a point of view and that we are all the same. But sometime during her speech she fall in the error to indicate something like Weird, because again Weirdness depend from each self and a personal perspective.

– Biography
Directors for Advertising film and illustrator since 6 years for brands and Magazine. He applies his experience in motion graphic and animation to give life to his idea and concept.He participated as an artist in solo and group exhibitions receiving various awards and recognitions.

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Late Afternoon

Ireland│2017│9min│Color│Louise Bagnall

Emily finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She drifts back through her memories to relive different moments from her life. Emily must look to her past so that she may fully connect with the present.

– Biography
Louise Bagnall has directed a number of short films including Donkey (2009),
Loose Ends(2012) and most recently Late Afternoon(2017).
In addition to directing Louise works as a storyboarder and character designer.
She is a Creative Director at Cartoon Saloon and is based in Kilkenny, Ireland.

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MERCURIO

Italy│2018│10min│Color│Michele Bernardi

Through his passions that link him to his childhood, a young man manages to accept the unavoidable human condition’s rules.This way, he escapes the physical and mental alienation of the fascist dictatorship and gains absolute freedom.

– Biography
Born in Italy, 1958. Michele Bernardi is a director and animator. He trained at the Studio secondi Bignardi. He has received lots of awards and recognitions. Those are Bit Movie (Riccione), Jazz bit di Turku(1994), Foreign Animation Silver Award at the 13th Shanghai Television Film Festival(2006). In selection at the Annecy film festival(2012), Animafest(2012), Animateka, Anibar, Fest Anca. In addition, he produced music videos for italian musicians and created commercials spots.

– SICAF Asia

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Kung Food

China│2018│90min│Color│SUN HAIPENG

Super Bao dreams of becoming a great hero like his ancestor, and to in order to realizethis dream, he resolves to join an anti-piracynavy fleet which is about to set out on a mission. However, as an ignorant teenager with quite ordinary martial arts skills, Super Baofinds he is not qualified to sail on board a warship. Instead he has to board a transport ship calledThe Steamerand puts out to the sea.

– Biography
Sun Haipeng was born in 1979 in Wuhan,China. the animated father of BAO which is traditional Chinese DIM SUM Food.Graduated from Wuhan Art College, awarded First Prize for Excellent Domestic Animation Works Of 2014 by National Press Publications Broadcasting And TV Office in China.

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Viscus Bunny

Korea│2018│50min│Color│Kim Justin Jinsoo

A bunny starts its long journey after half of its body was blew. Wherever the bunny goes, it cannot define itself but continues to seek the meaning of life.

– Biography
Justin Jinsoo Kim was born in Austin, Texas, and moved to South Korea when he was young. He is a visual artist and animator who narrates stories by imagery. He conveys his unique perspective towards humanity and modern societies with aesthetics of tragedy. He began as a painter, then moved on to animation films. He refuses to limit his spectrum simply to fancy visual aspects; he considers his animation films as fine art that questions humanity through artistic metaphors.

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Little Hero (Knight Kris)

Indonesia│2017│106min│Color│Antonius Li, William Fajito

Inside the ancient temple, Bayu found a Kris that stuck strong. Out of curiosity, he immediately pulled it out. Miracles happen! Bayu gained the power of being a super hero. Unfortunately, the kris is a seal for a cruel giant named Asura! The thousand-year-old giant is now resurrecting to spread terror to every human being. Accompanied by Rani, his cousin, and an old monkey named Empu Tandra, Bayu must face Asura.