Short 5

Thursday 16/03/2023 17:00 - 19:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Official Screening
Friday 17/03/2023 05:00 - 07:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:45:20

  1. Color-less / Color-ido 12:41
  2. Colombia 2022
    Directed by: Estefanía Piñeres Duque
    Screenplay: Estefanía Piñeres Duque
    Technique: 2D Digital
    Music: Camilo Rojas
    Production/School: Alejandro Zapata Muneva
    Dialogue language: Spanish
    Subtitles language: English

    In a black and white world divided in two types of people –Us and the Others- Violet, a curious girl, inadvertently summons a mysterious being who takes her on a thrilling journey that will end with her meeting Red, an “Other”. Together, Violet and Red will discover that between black and white hides a magical secret: every single color.

  3. Robie 09:59
  4. Taiwan 2022
    Directed by: Pei-Lun Hsieh
    Animation: Pei-Lun Hsieh
    Technique: 3D Graphics
    Dialogue language: No Dialog

    A robot student starts his school life in the robot school to learn the skills of a robot assistant. He feels inferior to his classmates at the beginning because he looks different from his classmates and fails to do well in class. He tries to blend in and learn to do better but finally realizes that his talents are not those repetitive movements but the comprehension of knowledge and emotions.

  5. La Calesita 09:37
  6. Argentina 2022
    Directed by: Augusto Schillaci
    Screenplay: Augusto Schillaci
    Production/School: Oliver Benavidez
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    A heartfelt story of the beloved Argentinian merry-go-round operators who have dedicated their lives to providing fun and happiness to children and their neighborhoods. This is a story of perseverance and community above the individual.

  7. Ana Morphose 10:00
  8. Portugal 2023
    Directed by: Joao Rodrigues
    Screenplay: Joao Rodrigues
    Production/School: Rodrigo Areias
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    A little girl reads herself to sleep. As she dozes off, the physical world starts melting into an alternate reality where the contents of a book rule over the laws of physics. Ana has to escape being swallowed by the overwhelming accumulation of printed knowledge and find her own space in a world where nothing is what it seems.

  9. Dear Michael 13:42
  10. Spain 2022
    Directed by: Joan Bover Raurell
    Screenplay: Marcos Cabotá, Joan Bover
    Animation: Joan Bover, Toni Payeras, Miquel Àngel Torres
    Technique: Stop-Motion
    Music: Juanjo Monserrat
    Production/School: Far Visuals
    Dialogue language: English

    On June 25th 2009, Michael Jackson died in Los Angeles. 10 years later, the filmmaker Marcos Cabotá writes him a letter to tell him everything he could not in life.

  11. Tiger 03:37
  12. Germany 2022
    Directed by: Julia Ocker
    Screenplay: Julia Ocker
    Production/School: Thomas Meyer-Hermann

    The tiger is supposed to perform a daring circus trick but he’s too scared to go through with it.
  13. Takeaway 05:18
  14. United Kingdom 2021
    Directed by: Lou Sumray
    Screenplay: Lou Sumray
    Animation: Handdrawn
    Technique: Stop Motion
    Music: Composed and performed by Jenni Molly
    Production/School: Lou Sumray
    Dialogue language: No dialogue
    Subtitles language: No dialogue

    A hand drawn tale inspired by the antics of the Bowerbird, that gives an insight into what really happens to all that single use plastic that we use and so recklessly discard.

  15. Island 07:38
  16. Israel 2022
    Directed by: Michael Faust
    Screenplay: Michael Faust
    Production/School: Michael Faust
    Dialogue language: English

    Island recounts the history of a small secluded island over the course of several millennia, to reveal a telling lesson about human nature. From the island’s rise to riches to its ultimate fall into ruins, the film explores the island’s different chapters over time: a heap of boulders, a massive guano deposit, a tropical oasis, a colonial territory, a prosperous republic, and an open-pit mine eventually devouring the island to the point of bankruptcy and desolation.

  17. The Life and Times of Schrodinger's Cat: A Quantum Tale of Love and Entanglement 11:45
  18. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Ron Noble
    Screenplay: Suzanne Nichols
    Animation: Ron Noble
    Music: Ron Noble
    Production/School: Suzanne Nichols
    Dialogue language: English

    Physicist Erwin Schrodinger's famous thought experiment comes to life in this quantum mechanical adventure as the iconic Cat quests for his heritage, his identity, and his creator. For anyone who has ever pondered the mysteries of life and death, time travel and eternity, and the paradox and possibility of parallel realities, this brilliantly animated pilot and subsequent series will offer viewers of all ages light-hearted insight and hope.

  19. Squirrel / Eichhörnchen 03:37
  20. Germany 2022
    Directed by: Julia Ocker
    Screenplay: Julia Ocker
    Production/School: Thomas Meyer-Hermann

    The squirrel mother is busy gathering nuts, so she doesn’t have any time to look after her kids.

  21. Mariupol. A Hundred Nights / Маріуполь. Сто ночей 07:26
  22. Ukraine 2022
    Directed by: Sofiia Melnyk
    Screenplay: Sofiia Melnyk, Andrii Palatnyi
    Production/School: Andrii Palatnyi
    Dialogue language: Ukrainian

    «Mariupol. A Hundred Nights» tells us a story of a little girl, who wakes up on February 24th because of the air alert and tries to find someone living in the burning city. The main character is based on the story of Alice, a 4 year girl, who stayed in the blocked Mariupol during the whole time, she was also at Azovstal during the last month of defense. When russians allowed the evacuation of civilians from Asovstal, Alice was separated from her mother. A poem used in the film is «The wheels, the wheels, they hit the road» («Кolesa hlukho stukotiat») by Vasyl Stus who was a Ukrainian poet and an active member of the dissident movement in the 60's and 70's. Stus was repressed and died in GULAG. The film was initiated by Gogolfest, a Ukrainian festival of contemporary art, which last 5 years was involved deeply in cultural life of the city, and was created in the frame of the collaboration project “Belief Matters” between German & Ukrainian artists.

  23. Red Rose 10:00
  24. Taiwan 2022
    Directed by: Johnny Chen
    Animation: Johnny Chen

    《Red rose》is an animated short film about losing a loved one. People tend to make things still the same and try to live up to that person's expectations. But sometimes this expectation could chain you with pressure. This is a story about we can still miss our loved ones but live freely and keep going.

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