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It is that crazy and that animated, you can hardly find words to describe it… let’s forget all these usual “the best”, “exclusive”, “unique”, “the first”, “don’t miss” and so on… This year 13 animation movies will be presented in the section, including movies from Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France and Ukraine. Be sure, these are by far not the cartoons we used to watch as children! But is it possible to describe the actual madness? You can only go through it! We leave all written reflexions to writers, as we are not people of letters. Speaking about visual art, there is no point in wasting time reading common words! We invite all the crazy connoisseurs of animation, who want to check the new type of therapy and laugh.


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RRRING RRRING!

Thomas Kneffel

German / 6 min

 

The main hero of „RRRING RRRING!“ thinks he is unbearably boring, so he starts phoning friends to find out what they’re doing at the moment. It seems to him that all of his friends are engaged in some sort of exciting activities which knocks him back even more.

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ERLKING

Georges Schwizgebe

Switzerland / 2016, 6 min

 

A father rides through the dark forest with his son. The sick child thinks he sees the Erlking, who both charms and frightens him. Based on Goethe's poem Erlkönig and the music of Schubert and Liszt.

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RUBEN LEAVES

Frederic Siegel

Switzerland / 2016, 5 min

 

On his way to work, Ruben is haunted by obsessive-compulsive thoughts; is the front door locked? Is the stove really turned off? As Ruben’s creative mind is invaded by increasingly absurd scenarios, reality and imagination begin to merge…

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Superbia

Luca Tóth

Hungary / 2016, 16 min

 

The native people of the surrealistic land of Superbia, where men and women form separate societies, face the changes sparked by the first equal couple in their history.

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The End

Nikita Liskov

Ukraine / 2016, 11 min

 

Short stories about the end of the world

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Happy End

Jan Saska

Prague / 5 min

 

A black comedy about death with a happy ending. A splendid chain of unlikely encounters. Hunters, a tractor driver, a disco boy, and a corpse.

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The Bald Future

Paul Cabon

France / 2017, 6 min

 

Being bald sucks. Knowing you're getting there sucks even more.

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How Are You Today?

Sophie Markatatos

UK / 2016, 6 min

 

In a fucked up world, two opposite characters meet.

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The Day After The Party

Diyala Muir

UK / 2016, 5 min

 

An anxious young girl makes her way through Brixton market. Memory and fantasy slowly weave themselves into the chaotic street scene, engulfing her into a sinister world of talking fish, weeping sunflowers and a suspiciously haunting grin.

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Penelope

Heta Jäälinoja

Estonia / 4 min

 

 

A doorbell rings. But everything's a mess.

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PLAY BOYS

Vincent Lynen

Belgium / 7 min

 

 

A film about macho men, chicks, dogs, guns, cars and motorcycles.

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Panic Attack!

Eileen O'Meara

United States / 3 min

 

You know the nagging thoughts that start with 'did I leave the coffee on?' and turn in to 'what if I give birth to Satan's baby?' This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman's slippery hold on reality.

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Piano

Kaspar Jancis

Estonia / 2016, 10 min

 

Marta hauls a piano home from a shop that sells used musical instruments. She almost succeeds. Albert tries for the thirtieth year already to tell Paula that he loves her. He almost succeeds. Paula wants to respond to Albert in the same vein. She almost succeeds. Police commissioner Kits has dreamed of parachuting all his life. He almost succeeds. Mirjam wants be become a circus artist. She almost succeeds. A honeybee tries to get out past a closed window. It almost succeeds.