Experimental 3

Sunday 19/03/2023 15:00 - 17:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Official Screening
Monday 20/03/2023 03:00 - 05:00 - Athens Animfest 2023 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:56:21

  1. Demi-Gods 05:35
  2. Germany 2022
    Directed by: Martin Gerigk
    Screenplay: Martin Gerigk
    Animation: Martin Gerigk
    Technique: Martin Gerigk
    Music: Martin Gerigk
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    What is the human experience of war, narcissism and ecological destruction? Demi-Gods addresses these three dark aspects of humanity in the form of a musical and visual essay. It shows our worship of these dark forces, which have now become normalized and fetishized. A furtive look from us mortals at the mechanics of the dark demi-gods of our time; turned into a surreal sequence of sonic and visual transformations.
  3. Three Pride Flags 02:00
  4. United States of America 2022
    Directed by: Tom Bessoir
    Animation: computer
    Music: Matthew Fritz
    Dialogue language: none

    Pride and Permutations. Inspired by the joint Jasper John retrospective exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, I created three permutating pride flags.

  5. Stay 05:06
  6. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Yu Sun
    Dialogue language: English

    Needles are used to repair damage. Stay is a 5-minute animated film made using hand embroidery on tracing paper, depicting the relationship between a daughter and her absent father. Don’t forget to spend more time with the people you love even though you are busy. 针线具有修复伤口的力量。Stay/留是一部五分钟的动画短片,通过手工刺绣在硫酸纸上制作完成, 描绘了女儿与缺席的父亲之间的故事。再忙不要忘记多花些时间与你爱的人在一起。

  7. Bedroom Scenes 02:35
  8. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Katy Shepherd

    Bedroom Scenes. The animation was largely formed from a series of biro drawings from my sketchbook depicting moments of restlessness and increased anxiety during a sleepless night. I drew upon my experiences of trying to sleep in a century which seems to only offer up ever worsening news and dire forecasts for our future with no solutions in sight for our predicament. Another source of inspiration are my personal experiences with hypnopompic hallucinations, which occur as you awake and the tricks my brain can play on me as it tries to make sense of the impoverished images my ageing eyes send it in the darkness of the night.

  9. I will take your shadow 18:56
  10. Germany 2022
    Directed by: Ayala Shoshana Guy
    Screenplay: Ayala Shoshana Guy
    Production/School: Ayala Shoshana Guy, LiLi 丽丽 Nacht
    Dialogue language: English

    Logline: Two brothers flee home during the Nazi regime. Generations later, their granddaughter weaves a dreamlike story of the untold past crossing into the present. Synopsis: I will take your shadow is an experimental autobiographical animated film consisting of hundreds of hand-made monotype drawings and prints that have been digitally combined and manipulated. In the years 1939-1940, the two brothers Jancsi and Bandi were forced to leave Vienna while fleeing the Nazi regime. They sailed for a few months aboard the refugee ship Darien II in a desperate search for a safe home and arrived at what was known as British Palestine. Today, the director, Jancsi’s granddaughter, is lost in her own dreams, which bring the past of the men in her family into her everyday reality. The untold transforms into a search for all that is lost, yet persists and unfolds in its absence. The film offers a glimpse into a world where waking and dreaming are equally real, where passed down stories become a constant reality.

  11. Wish you were here 07:14
  12. United Kingdom 2022
    Directed by: Shaun Clark
    Screenplay: Shaun Clark
    Animation: Shaun Clark
    Technique: Pixilation and Stop Motion
    Music: David Pringle
    Dialogue language: NO Dialogue
    Subtitles language: NO Dialogue

    A journey through a characters imagination as he digs in the sand discovering objects left by others who he can only imagine.

  13. The Sunset Special 17:30
  14. Germany 2021
    Directed by: Nicolas Gebbe
    Screenplay: Nicolas Gebbe
    Production/School: Nicolas Gebbe
    Dialogue language: English

    A secluded beach location, the perfect partner, the most exclusive Hotel: It is the life of your dreams. Join an eerie trip into the luxurious world of unfulfilled dreams, nostalgia, desire and catch a unique glimpse through the polished fassades of the reality distorting imagery of social media. _______ The Sunset Special is an audiovisual, interdisciplinary, multimedia project centered around an animated short film and revolving around issues of consumerism, the growing digital world and their effect on the mindful use of attention. The project deals with the effects of reality distorting imagery and narrative spread by social media and advertisement through new technologies. It examines their connection to nostalgia, desires, and wanderlust and deconstructs the perfectly customized, digital products: The idea of the unique trip, the perfect partner, the ideal life... Set in a world of luxury, travel and abundance The Sunset Special plays a game with the superficiality these products and worlds incorporate.

  15. Our infinite sonic space for being otherwise 02:20
  16. Germany 2023
    Directed by: Irene Izquierdo
    Screenplay: Irene Izquierdo
    Animation: Irene Izquierdo
    Technique: Digital frame by frame animation, rotoscopy over 3D animation
    Music: The Blank Canvas Octet
    Production/School: Irene Izquierdo
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    What is free improvisation and why do people practice it? Members of the Blank Canvas Octet tell us about their passion while different elements representing sounds interact with each other in a playful way.

  17. White 02:27
  18. United States of America 2022
    Directed by: Keum-Taek Jung
    Animation: Keum-Taek Jung
    Music: Keum-Taek Jung
    Production/School: Keum-Taek Jung
    Dialogue language: English

    “White” is an experimental animation with computer-generated sound. Geometric figures of symbolism are explored through the texture and color of metamorphosis and transformation. The interrelationships between sound and animated images represent an expression of another dimension in time and space. The visual imagery was created by using a digital microscope and a DSLR camera with the technique of frame-by-frame.
  19. THANATOS 10:58
  20. France 2021
    Directed by: Atsuhiko Watanabe
    Screenplay: Atsuhiko Watanabe
    Animation: Atsuhiko Watanabe
    Technique: Multiplexing of 80 different video tracks
    Music: Atsuhiko Watanabe
    Production/School: Atsuhiko Watanabe
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    Sadness, despair and emptiness before the sudden death of a beloved soul. These emotions are transfigured into an infinite dance of shadows and colors. A luminous space open to a death drive. As if the world were metamorphosed into the theater of Thanatos.

  21. The birth of the unicorn XXII 18:14
  22. Greece 2022
    Directed by: Christina Sarli
    Screenplay: Xartist (Christina Sarli)
    Animation: Xartist (Christina Sarli)
    Technique: hybrid traditional-2D and 3D computer generated animation, analog post production with DIY video synth (creative code)
    Music: Nadi Nicoco
    Production/School: Slash_0238 Productions
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    This experimental animated film follows the journey of a random artist (Xartist) who challenges themselves to render their unconscious mind through a year-long project involving various forms of experimental media for animated storytelling. The resulting 365 animated gifs contain recurring themes, myths, and familiar characters that prompt the Xartist to reflect on the origin of inspiration, imagination, and storytelling. The Xartist then merges dreams and digital entities, creating a shared visual language for queer ecologies playing a multiplayer game of mutualism and survival online. The X-artist becomes the X-director, creating a game of hybrid a e s t h e t i c s pre- and post-produced animated single narrative from the 365 rendered dreams and visual ingredients using video software and DIY analog video electronic circuits.

  23. About Dam and Hofit 18:56
  24. Canada 2022
    Directed by: Gali Blay, Leila Zelli
    Screenplay: Gali Blay, Leila Zelli
    Animation: Gali Blay, Leila Zelli, Jean-François Gauthier, Nicole Aebersold
    Technique: Puppet stop motion animation/ paint on glass/ 2D computer collage/ Rotoscope
    Music: Jean-Philippe Thibault
    Production/School: Gali Blay, Leila Zelli
    Dialogue language: English, Hebrew, Persian
    Subtitles language: English/French

    “About Dam and Hofit” is the story of the forbidden friendship between Dam, the tip of mount Damavand in Iran and Hofit, an air force plane from Israel. Their unexpected encounter dares them to reimagine a friendship against all odds.

  26. Malta 2023
    Directed by: Maurice Micallef
    Screenplay: Chris Micallef
    Animation: Chris & Maurice Micallef
    Technique: One stop motion
    Music: Serge Pavkin
    Production/School: Chris Micallef
    Dialogue language: Not applicable
    Subtitles language: Not applicable

    Somewhere in a surreal universe is a world of winged horses, giraffes and elephants, golden dragons and birds, unicorns, fairies, flaming and smoky lions, gigantic butterflies, radial cows, purple flying jellyfish, and green zebras, all overlooked by Medusa and the mythical god Zeus. It is a universe where all faiths meet in a colorful harmony.

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