Short 8

Friday 29/03/2024 11:00 - 13:00 - Athens Animfest 2024 Official Screening
Friday 29/03/2024 23:00 - 01:00 - Athens Animfest 2024 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:39:06

  1. Three Trees 04:30
  2. Canada 2022
    Directed by: Mathias Richard Horhager, Aaron Hong
    Screenplay: M.R. Horhager
    Music: Tyler Fitzmaurice
    Production/School: E.D. FILMS
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English, French

    As the seasons change, three little trees learn about themselves, friendship and their place in the world.

  3. Glimpses 05:25
  4. United States of America 2024
    Directed by: Peter Litwinowicz
    Animation: Peter Litwinowicz
    Technique: Computer 2D and Visual Effects
    Music: Jerome Lindner
    Production/School: Independent Film
    Dialogue language: N/A
    Subtitles language: N/A

    Joyously bright, colorful, and animated panels are sewn together to accentuate moments of life viewed through windows and doorways.

  5. Dies Irae 07:35
  6. Australia 2022
    Directed by: Maru Collective
    Production/School: Maru Collective
    Dialogue language: n/a

    Two playful angels, seven sinful pigs, and one poor righteous passerby

  7. This Is a Story Without a Plan 07:35
  8. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Cassie Shao
    Screenplay: Cassie Shao
    Animation: Cassie Shao
    Technique: Mixed-Media (2D + 3D + Painted on Cel + Painted drawings)
    Music: Monteith McCollum, MB Gordy
    Production/School: N/A
    Dialogue language: N/A
    Subtitles language: N/A

    Two people, and an explosion.
  9. The Secret Lives of Lesbians Cats 01:38
  10. United Kingdom 2024
    Directed by: Kate Jessop
    Screenplay: Kate Jessop

    What do cats talk about when their owners aren’t around? What do they really think of their lesbian owners? The Secret Lives of Lesbians Cats is the new episode of Planet Pussy Willow, the feminist sci-fi development of the multi award winning comedy adult animation series Tales From Pussy Willow

  11. Rolling! / Ça tourne! 11:07
  12. France 2023
    Directed by: Raoul Magrangeas
    Screenplay: Vincent Tirilly Nadège Girardot
    Technique: 2D
    Music: Jacques Davidovici
    Production/School: Fanny Le Floch - Vergnon
    Dialogue language: French
    Subtitles language: English

    omme finds a trophy in the shape of a camera in the attic; she thinks she is an actress receiving an award. Her brother teases her but both would love to know more about the world of Cinema. Kidi takes them into the Kidiworld. While discovering the fascinating world of cinema, our trio will have to carry out a mission of the utmost importance: to save the first reel in the history of cinema.
  13. Her Own Truth 09:50
  14. Poland 2023
    Directed by: Agnieszka Kruczek
    Screenplay: Agnieszka Kruczek
    Animation: Maciej Fechner, Robin Kasznia, Katarzyna Majsner, Józef Trzaska
    Technique: 2d animation
    Music: Mateusz Wachowiak
    Production/School: FUMI Studio
    Dialogue language: Polish
    Subtitles language: English

    In 1981 we left Poland for a short visit to Germany. My grandmother was desperate, she said she would never see us again. And indeed, because of unforeseeable events we stayed much longer than we thought we would. But finally we should return to Poland for Christmas... It is a story about torn families, longing and loneliness . And how sometimes we are just left to our fate.

  15. Bright Souls 08:00
  16. Russia 2023
    Directed by: Anastasiia Zhakulina
    Screenplay: Anastasiia Zhakulina
    Animation: Anastasiia Zhakulina
    Technique: Hand-drawn
    Music: Sofia Petkevich
    Production/School: Olga Granovskaya
    Dialogue language: Russian
    Subtitles language: English

    Adapted from the short story of the same name by Vasily Shukshin. Heat, summer, countryside, harvest… Misha is a truck driver who's always off at work, transporting grain from faraway villages. His wife Yenya misses her husband terribly and craves love and attention. She is hurt when Misha swings by home and immediately starts tinkering with the truck. The dark summer night is so beautiful, and the time is running out to just be with each other.

  17. Kharms 13:13
  18. Russia 2023
    Directed by: Svetlana Andrianova
    Screenplay: Svetlana Andrianova
    Animation: Svetlana Andrianova
    Technique: Mixed technique (stop motion, rotoscope, photo collage, 3D and 2D animation, computer graphics)
    Music: Artem Fadeev
    Production/School: Nikolay Makovsky
    Dialogue language: Russian
    Subtitles language: English

    Surreal, grotesque, and absurd film in the spirit of the Russian avant-garde based on the short stories of Daniil Kharms and inspired by the work of constructivists and suprematists.

  19. Morning Shadows 12:13
  20. Portugal 2023
    Directed by: Rita Cruchinho Neves
    Screenplay: Pedro Castro Neves
    Animation: Rita Cruchinho Neves
    Music: Teho Teardo
    Production/School: Pedro Castro Neves / Modo Imago
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: None

    "I spend my life sitting, like an angel in the hands of a barber." Rimbaud Consider the association suggested by a barber shop between a razor blade and a pen, the brush of a painter and a barber, water, blood and ink. The way in which the main character experiences elemental things. The light travelling through space inhabits the body, its gestures, sensations and movement. The images – in this diary of lost things – represent loss and the healing of wounds. Morning Shadows tells the story of a unique life on its circular journey under the light of a brightening black sun.
  21. Super Heroes 12:00
  22. Iran 2024
    Directed by: Abas Jalaliyekta

    The story of 3 super heroes who are trying to solve the problem of the characters. There is a man that is involved in dangerous situations that needs the super heroes help. There is also a young trainee that is very interested in super heroes and learning from them, but actually most of the time he is the one who solves the problem as a super hero.
  23. Hunky Dory 06:00
  24. United States of America 2024
    Directed by: Steven Vander Meer
    Technique: Hand drawn on 3x5 inch index cards
    Music: Bela Fleck
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    Hunky Dory juxtaposes scenes of animal life with images of human existence, observing the quirky and unexpected ways in which we are similar. The meticulously hand-drawn animation is a visual smorgasbord, moving and morphing in perfect time to the banjo music of Béla Fleck and his bandmates in My Bluegrass Heart.

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