Short 3

Thursday 28/03/2024 13:00 - 15:00 - Athens Animfest 2024 Official Screening
Friday 29/03/2024 01:00 - 03:00 - Athens Animfest 2024 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:35:17

  1. Dragonfly 13:33
  2. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Julia Morizawa
    Screenplay: Julia Morizawa
    Animation: Maria Marta Linero, Eva Benitez
    Music: Aiko Fukushima
    Production/School: Infinite Pictures
    Dialogue language: English

    A young girl learns of her mother’s survival of the Tokyo Firebombing on March 9-10, 1945 through the eyes of her brother’s spirit.

  3. Moon Landing With A Twist 03:29
  4. Greece 2023
    Dialogue language: English

    In 1969 when the first humans went to the moon, they found out something they weren't expecting

  5. PMS 02:01
  6. Turkey 2023
    Directed by: Aylin Ohri, Eda Cagil Caglarirmak, Elif Demir, Emilia Schettino, Erma Fiend , Harmonie Aupetit , Hayley Powers, Kylie Millward, Meltem Sahin, Sedef Ertem, Selin Cinar, Yiqiao Lan
    Screenplay: Meltem Sahin, Evrim Karacan
    Technique: Cel, 3D, 2D, stopmotion-animation
    Music: Mert Kocadayi
    Production/School: GIPHY Arts
    Dialogue language: English

    The PMS project is an attempt to create a dialogue on the premenstrual syndrome that has been declared "taboo" or "unreal" for years. In collaboration with GIPHY Arts, PMS multi-episode series (01· taboos, 02· bodily changes, 03· mood swings, 04· in harmony) touches upon different aspects of the PMS by featuring 12 artists around the world. "taboos" focuses on the menstrual taboos we face in our daily lives, cultural stigmas, beliefs about impurity and the culture of silence. Created by Hayley Powers, Erma Fiend and Eda Çağıl Çağlarırmak. "bodily changes" focuses on physical and body fluctuations such as acne, breast swelling, and headache, which impact the quality of life. Created by Yiqiao Lan, Harmonie Aupetit and Elif Demir. "mood swings" focuses on the emotional and mental aspects which involve sudden, unexplained changes such as anger, depression, and anxiety. Created by Selin Çınar, Aylin Ohri and Emilia Schettin."in harmony" focuses on the positive aspects such as ephemerality, increased perception of surroundings, euphoria, and being collective in nature. Created by Kylie Millward, Sedef Ertem and Meltem Şahin.

  7. Monk SEISHIN 02:53
  8. Japan 2023
    Directed by: Ryotaro Miyajima
    Production/School: Makoto Doi
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    In the 19th century, a rice merchant encounters a mother who tries to buy rice in exchange for her own child's clothes. The merchant becomes Monk Seishin and relieves the islanders of Miyajima from poverty by digging wells and starting the wooden ladle industry.

  9. Clawlolo (Gramophone) 03:20
  10. Cyprus 2024
    Directed by: Alexey Alexeev
    Screenplay: Alexey Alexeev
    Animation: Alexey Alexeev
    Technique: 2D
    Music: Alexey Alexeev
    Production/School: Rymanco Ventures Ltd.; Producer - Lucy Tsoy
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue
    Subtitles language: NA

    "The Gramophone" is an animated short and joyful non-dialogue children's musical being part of the "Clawlolo" series for children that originated from the imagination of twin brothers from Hungary six years ago when they were just 10 years old. The Octopus finds a vinyl record and winds up the gramophone, not allowing the others to sing or play along. As a result, the record breaks, but the friends find instruments and play the melody live. The Octopus joyfully dances along with the music.

  11. Kafka's Doll 10:40
  12. Portugal 2022
    Directed by: Bruno Simões
    Screenplay: Bruno Simões
    Technique: 3D / 2D
    Music: Aurélien Vieira Lino
    Production/School: Humberto Santana, Roger Torras, Celine Fernandes
    Dialogue language: English, Portuguese, Spanish
    Subtitles language: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French

    Inspired by an unproven myth, Kafka’s Doll is an animated short film that blends factual research, fiction, fantasy and myth into a single heart-warming story about loss.

  13. Fiego and the Magic Fish 11:17
  14. Belgium 2024
    Directed by: Joe David Murray
    Production/School: Joe David Murray
    Dialogue language: English

    A happily married Italian fisherman named Fiego catches a magic fish and makes wishes to give his wife the good life. A reimagining of the German fairytale "The Fisherman and his Wife" Press pak can be downloaded at

  15. The Wedding Veil of the Proud Princess 06:33
  16. United Kingdom 2024
    Directed by: Anna-Ester Volozh
    Animation: Emile Gignoux
    Technique: 2D
    Music: Ros Gilman
    Production/School: Anna-Ester Volozh
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    The most beautiful princess in the world demands the impossible: to marry a king who conquers all kings. The world is plunged into war as kings from all lands vie for her hand. Amidst the bloodshed, a mysterious suitor emerges claiming to be the one she’d asked for. Based on a story by L.M.Montgomery.

  17. Oskar 09:00
  18. Canada 2022
    Directed by: Max Vannienschoot
    Screenplay: max vannienschoot
    Animation: Max Vannienschoot / Hyun Jin Park / Julie Charette
    Technique: animated charcoal on paper
    Music: James P. Honey
    Production/School: Elodie Pollet, Camille Lequenne
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: english

    Astride his motorcycle, Oskar speeds through serene landscapes along the North Sea, hoping to avoid a storm that looms over the horizon. Exhausted from running away, he stops on a vast and bright beach to enjoy the comfort of a cigarette as he considers his options and the journey ahead. But this respite is short-lived—the tumultuous weather has already caught up with him. And so, he chooses to turn around and face it. As the storm rages, he is engulfed in its darkness. Will he be able to find his way back to the light?

  19. This Train is Invisible until it Crashes 04:31
  20. United States 2023

    An animation inspired by train delay messages and their poetic potential. An examination of all the things that can go wrong: on the train, in the urban environment, and in our lives. All drawings done while riding the Chicago metro system.

  21. Sri Aurobindo-A New Dawn 28:00
  22. India 2023
    Directed by: Suresh Eriyat
    Animation: Hand-drawn Animation: Addayta Biswas • Vignesh Ramesh • Kratika Sunkar Ashin Munnu K • Ameen Ali Shanavas • Oorjit B S • Rajib Mandal • Ashil Shaji • Nijin NazeemIshita Srivastava • Aditi Krishnadas • Rebecca Rechana Paul • Tanvi Rhea Palathinkal • Soham
    Technique: Hand Drawn Animation
    Music: Shri Sriram
    Production/School: Nilima Eriyat
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    What does freedom mean to you? Sri Aurobindo dedicated his lifetime in the pursuit of finding the answer to this question. This film is a tribute to his selfless endeavor for mankind.

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