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100% mood

(100% настроение)
Directed by Dmitry Yagodin

2015

COMPETITION

An ordinary man goes through life in the only way he can – without desires, dreams or aspirations. One of the count...

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20 Drawings, An Embrace

(20 Desenhos e um Abraço)
Directed by José Miguel Ribeiro

2015

COMPETITION

A fish looses itself from a sandwich and thus starts a graphical journey through twenty pocket drawings of characters that search their place of...

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Argo

Directed by Theodora Kotsi-Felici

Ah Ah Ah

(아아아)
Directed by Youngmee Roh

2015

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Hee-seo’s mom passes away from an unknown illness, leaving her young son with her husband. Hee-seo’s father, a one-...

After the End

Directed by Sam Southward

2016

COMPETITION

For Rene Fustercluck, life was bad, the Apocalypse was awful and then Gordon arrived. 'After the End' explores the possibility that the only thi...

Abssent Minded

(La Testa tra le Nuvole)
Directed by Roberto Catani

2015

COMPETITION

A child’s daydream during a school lesson is abruptly interrupted by the teacher. The teacher threatens to cut off the young student’s ear to stimu...

About a Mother

(Pro Mamu)
Directed by Dina Velikovskaya

2016

COMPETITION

This story is about a mother who has given so much that it looks like she has nothing left... but the life opens up the new opportunities.

A Victim of Duty

Directed by Tore Bahnson

2015

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At seven o’clock in the evening there is a knock on the door - outside stands a policeman, and the safe comfort of ...

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But she's nice

Directed by Tomasz Pilarski

2015

COMPETITION

In a world full of gray, where life flows peacefully and monotonously, light is gently drawing a story about unexpectedly sprouting feeling. Howeve...

Blue room

(Niebieski pokój )
Directed by Siwinski Tomasz

2015

COMPETITION

A man wakes up in a blue room. He's stuck inside. He can't escape. A window is the only way to connect with the outside world. Yet, it filters the ...

Blind Vaysha

(Vaysha, l'aveugle)
Directed by Theodore Ushev

2016

COMPETITION

Vaysha was born with a left eye that only sees the past and a right eye that only sees the future. She doesn’t see the present. A study on how w...

Bird Flu

(Linnugripp)
Directed by Priit Tender

2016

COMPETITION

A story about a man and a snake, an alcoholized penguin and the disappearance of birds. A story about an apple tree and apples, about roots and ...

Bio

Directed by David Ehrlich

2016

COMPETITION

Dedicated to his father, Max, who was a doctor, Ehrlich’s animation is a lyrical meditation on the dynamics and transformations of human and pla...

Beyond

Directed by Milan, Kopasz

2016

COMPETITION

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. Also in Earth there are places and situations with...

Benches No. 0458

(Skameiki No. 0458)
Directed by Ivan Maximov

2016

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Before Love

Directed by Igor Kovalyov

2016

COMPETITION

The title suggests that everything happening to the characters is not a true love yet. Human shortcomings tie the dramatic knot of the story. Ev...

Bamboo Temple Street

(Bambustempelstrasse)
Directed by Baoying Bilgeri

2016

COMPETITION

Bao and Lili live at Bamboo Temple Street, a street that marks the border between the houses of wealthy upperclass people and the barracks of po...

Baby Nap

(Pui de Somn)
Directed by Paul Muresan

2015

COMPETITION

Baby Nap is a trip into the mind’s hidden playground. We follow an unknown character through his mind while he drea...

BOLES

(CASTILLO Y EL ARMADO)
Directed by PEDRO HARRES

2015

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Castillo is a young dockworker who lives on the coast between Brazil and Uruguay. He divides his time between the carpets he has to carry, his fami...

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Creatures

(Kreatury)
Directed by Tessa Moult-Milewska

2015

COMPETITION

A grotesque love story about Harold and Matylda, two caricatures of people, trying to face social ostracism. They uptake a quest to manipulate thei...

Conversation

(Razgovor)
Directed by Ana Horvat

2015

COMPETITION

Etta spends a monotonous and tiring evening at home. On TV she sees a film in which Milena lives a beautiful life w...

Chulyen

Directed by Cerise LOPEZ & Agnès PATRON

2015

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Up there, so close to the pole, Chulyen is bored. Half man, half crow, with his pitiless eyes he cuts the world into pieces. When Chulyen covets a ...

China Violet

Directed by David Ehrlich

2015

COMPETITION

This colorful enchantment inspired by the director’s five year stay in China is an ode to its landscape and people. Manifold amorphous images fill ...

Cat Meets Dog

Directed by Paul Driessen

2016

COMPETITION

A mysterious invitation of a romantic nature kicks off adventure of parallel lives and parallel worlds. An anthropomorphic cat and dog meander t...

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Domestication

(Udomowienie)
Directed by Sylwia Gaweł

2015

COMPETITION

"Domestication" shows a peculiar dependence between a man and the animals he owns. The protagonist - a collector of exotic reptiles - lives in a fl...

Doggydent

(Piesydent)
Directed by Magdalena Pilecka

2015

COMPETITION

A brief story of Doggydent and its numerous problems. The film reveals his identity and why he is blue, and – of course – why he often has his head...

Debut

(Debiut)
Directed by Katarzyna Kijek

2016

COMPETITION

A poor screenplay is trying to take over an ever growing share of its author’s life, who ends up in the middle of the events he has created. The...

Day 40

Directed by Sol Friedman

2015

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In this animated retelling of the Noah’s Ark story, various unholy activities fill the great ship, as the animals discover the darker side of their...

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Exomoon

Directed by Gudrun Krebitz

2016

COMPETITION

Woman addresses the moon in her loneliness and speaks to a statue of Mary she passes by each morning. She pleads for something to happen – somet...

Erlking

(Erlkönig)
Directed by Schwizgebel Georges

2016

COMPETITION

A father rides with his son through the forest. The sick child thinks he sees the Erlking, who both charms and frightens him. Based on Goethe’s ...

Endgame

Directed by Phil Mulloy

After a tough week at the office, Richard and George like to play war games over the weekend to relax.

Endgame

Directed by Phil Mulloy

El Señor Xolotl

Directed by Saima Lahtinen

2016

COMPETITION

Artist Frida Kahlo’s life was determined by pain and sickness. Still, she always found comfort in her animal companions, especially in her littl...

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Fur Away

Directed by Beatriz Dominguez VInuesa

2016

COMPETITION

A tale about a young boy who is unhappy in his home. One night he receives a peculiar visit that transforms his world.

For later

(Na potem)
Directed by Mateusz Gudel

2015

COMPETITION

A story of a woman leading a mundane life. Every single day of her existence looks the same, only minor details change, and they are rarely even no...

Foodstuffs

Directed by Joseph Childs

2015

COMPETITION

The landscape is hollowed and wears a desolate aspect; yet it has a rugged beauty all of its own. It is a terra incognita, though a leftover trace ...

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Good Deed

Directed by Łukasz Szozda

2015

COMPETITION

A story about a traveller who encounters a monster on his way. Due to the circumstances of their meeting, he is faced with the dilemma; should he r...

Golden Egg

Directed by Srinivas Bhakta

2016

COMPETITION

A pet bird goes through a trouble time with its greedy owners.

Ghost Town

(Grad duhova)
Directed by Marko Dješka

2016

COMPETITION

While the battle rages around an abandoned town, the remaining citizen fights his battle with loneliness.

G-Girls (Gracie)

Directed by Susi Jirkuff

2016

COMPETITION

Shots of deserted housing blocks in a residential area, drawn in pencil. A couple of kids repeatedly toss a cat out a window on the top fl oor, ...

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Hug my head

(Przytul mi głowę)
Directed by Ewa Łuczków

2016

COMPETITION

The film tells the story of a difficult relation between two women. They do not have the courage to change anything and are trapped in an unheal...

Home

(Dom)
Directed by Agnieszka Borowa

2015

COMPETITION

Home is a place. A family. A history. Relationships. Home is a memory that forms a person. Maybe it’s also a dream? This is a story about a girl...

Hard to be a sparrow

(Trudno vorobyu)
Directed by Darya Vyatkina

2015

COMPETITION

The film is about a crafty sparrow, who met a friend.

Happy & Gay

Directed by Lorelei Pepi

2015

COMPETITION

Two couples go out for a rollicking night in town in a “revisionist history” 1930’s black and white queer cartoon m...

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It's Quite True!

(To pewna wiadomość!)
Directed by Joanna Jasińska - Koronkiewicz

2015

COMPETITION

A film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. The story is set in the suburbs of a certain Hen Town. It is c...

Isola del Giglio

Directed by Tom Schroeder

2016

COMPETITION

Impossible Figures II

(Figury niemożliwe i inne historie II)
Directed by Marta Pajek

2016

COMPETITION

Bustling about doing her everyday chores, a woman trips and falls over. After getting up, she discovers some unusual properties of her house: it...

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junk girl

Directed by mohammad zare

2015

COMPETITION

“There once was a girl who was made up of junk. She looked really dirty, and she smelled like a skunk. She was always unhappy, or in one of her slu...

Jazz

(Jazz albo Janko Muzykant Najnowszy)
Directed by Leszek Gałysz

2016

COMPETITION

There is a hidden world, where quarrelsome inhabitants build their crooked little houses upside down, run up and down endless stairs, and hit a ...

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Kinki

Directed by Izumi Yoshida

2016

COMPETITION

An abstract animation combining elements of a horror and psychological thriller. The main character is a murderer who records images in his mind...

Khudozhnik i khuligany

Directed by Ivan Maximov, Anna Romanova

2016

COMPETITION

Mischievous manipulations with the artist’s Voitsekhovsky paintings.

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Löss

Directed by Yi Zhao

2016

COMPETITION

In a village on Chinese löss-plateau, a woman is sold to a farmer for a bag of sweet potatoes. Her only escape from her harsh existence is to ma...

Love and Vehicles

(Guban i Prwevozna sredstva)
Directed by Drasko Ivezic

2015

COMPETITION

The world is full of different vehicles, with all sorts of couples travelling on a path filled with bizarre meaning...

Locus

Directed by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi

2016

COMPETITION

“Locus” is a journey in the world of the past: a woman, all alone in a train compartment is becoming more and more immersed in her memories. She...

Little Girl

Directed by Steven Subotnick

2016

COMPETITION

Dziewczynka jeździ na rowerze.

Life with Herman H. Rott

(Elu Herman H. Rott'iga)
Directed by Chintis Lundgren

2015

COMPETITION

Herman H. Rott is a punk rat who lives alone in his messy apartment. One day a small petite-bourgeois cat sees the drunk Herman returning from a ba...

Last Judgment

Directed by Junyi Xiao

2016

COMPETITION

50 years ago, the culture revolution took place in China. This short story happened in that special time period, but there can be more than that...

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My Heart Attack

Directed by Sheldon Cohen

2016

COMPETITION

A story of “a nice Jewish boy with Buddhist inclinations” who should have been the last person in the world to need open-heart surgery. True but...

Mr Sand

Directed by Soetkin Verstegen

2016

COMPETITION

A dreamy bedtime story about early cinema. A mix of techniques recalls the atmosphere of this dangerous new medium. In the back of the story mov...

Moczarski' Case

(Sprawa Moczarskiego)
Directed by Tomasz Siwiński

2016

COMPETITION

The story of Kazimierz Moczarski – the author of “Conversations with an Executioner”, resistance officer in occupied Poland during World War II ...

Matrix

(Macierz)
Directed by Sławomir Shuty, Tomasz Bochniak

2015

COMPETITION

The film is a reconstruction of the Slavic creation myth. After the Big Bang the Gods rise to create the life on Earth. The recurrence of the theme...

Manieggs: Revenge of the Hard Egg

(Manieggs)
Directed by Zoltan Miklosy - Co-director: Attila Herko

Two inmates just released from jail spent two weeks in prison for a crime they did not commit. Now they seek revenge. They're in for big adventu...

ME+HER

Directed by Joseph Oxford

2015

COMPETITION

When Jack and Jill of Cardboard City are separated by Jill's untimely death, Jack goes on a journey to mend his (literally) broken heart.

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Nuts!

Directed by Penny Lane

An inventive, wildly fun and mostly true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovered that he could cure impotence by ...

No Fish Where to Go

(Nul poisson où aller)
Directed by Nicola Lemay, Janice Nadeau

2015

COMPETITION

In this short animation based on Marie-Francine Hébert's 2003 book of the same name, a friendship unites two little girls from opposing clans in a ...

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On the White Planet

(Chang-baek-han eol-gul-deul)
Directed by Bum-Wook Hur

In an unknown time when everything is colorless, and the world pale and desolate, everybody is born with pale white skin. However, one boy is bo...

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Psiconautas, the forgotten children

(Psiconautas, los niños olvidados)
Directed by Alberto Vázquez, Pedro Rivero

Birdboy and Dinky are two teenagers who have decided to escape from an island devastated by an ecological catastrophe: Birdboy by shutting himse...

Pineapple Calamari

Directed by Kasia Nalewajka

2015

COMPETITION

A young horse (Pineapple Calamari) dreams about becoming a racing champion. He is looked after by two somewhat barmy ladies, who are very close to ...

Pinball

Directed by Suzan Pitt

2015

COMPETITION

Think of pinball as a spinning flying saucer which lands in your yard, performs, and then flies away to the sound o...

Pilots on the Way Home

Directed by Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn

2015

COMPETITION

Having suffered the loss of their plane, three pilots inexplicably find themselves stranded in the middle of the de...

Pig

Directed by Steven Subotnick

2015

COMPETITION

The pig is everything.

Piano

Directed by Kaspar Jancis

2016

COMPETITION

They almost made it... A film without main characters where the lives of characters intertwine in a dramatic and less dramatic way in an ordinar...

Penciless Case

(Piórnikt)
Directed by Magdalena Pilecka

2016

COMPETITION

“Pencilless Case” is about the paradoxes of feeling different. The hero, lured by ‘normality’, goes beyond the boundaries of his everyday experi...

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Remember

Directed by Shunsaku Hayashi

2015

COMPETITION

A man unknowingly blows up his house, and goes to work as if nothing has happened

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Super 8

Directed by Rim Sharafutdinov

2015

COMPETITION

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Soot

(Fuligem)
Directed by David Doutel & Vasco Sá

2015

COMPETITION

It's like soot that rests on the walls of our head. We can’t see it. It belongs there already. After all the time that was left behind one question...

Signum 2

Directed by Witold Gieresz

2015

COMPETITION

An impression on the topic of the cave painting - art based on simple, now highly sophisticated means of expression...

Sexy Laundry

(Sexy laundry)
Directed by Izabela Plucinska

2016

COMPETITION

Can the flames of desire be rekindled after 25 years? This erotic comedy, made entirely through the use of modelling clay, delves into the priva...

Schroedinger's dog

(Pies Schroedingera)
Directed by Natalia Krawczuk

2016

COMPETITION

A man is looking for a dog. He cannot find it because the dog is in outer space. A short story of the man, the dog, a woman and a couch.

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Trumpet and Landscap

(Fuga na wiolonczelę, trąbkę i pejzaż)
Directed by Jerzy Kucia

2015

COMPETITION

Jerzy Kucia is back after thirteen years of silence with this meditative story in the form of a poetic film based o...

Transparency

(Stakleničovjek)
Directed by Daniel Šuljić

2015

COMPETITION

Moving through a world filled with scanners and surveillance algorithms, while frivolously using different social n...

The twilight hour

(Entre chien et loup)
Directed by Reza Riahi

2015

COMPETITION

Sohrab, a young Iranian soldier, finds himself face-to-face with his fellow citizens during a demonstration.

The Women & Earth Series

Directed by Rosanna Wan

2016

COMPETITION

Three tales about the relationship between a woman and the land that she depends on, her earthly longing, and belonging.

The Whale in the Room

Directed by Tara Mercedes Wood

2016

COMPETITION

Animated film about a man who chooses to be blind to avoid having to respond to issues surrounding him. Soon his escapism collides with his real...

The Sleepwalker

(Sonámbulo)
Directed by Theodore Ushev

2015

COMPETITION

A surrealist journey through colors and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. Vis...

The Shrapnel

(Oskolok)
Directed by Dmitry Ivanov

2016

COMPETITION

The film is about a soldier, who was wounded at war and returned home where his mother was waiting for him.

The Shavings

(Wióry)
Directed by Agata Mianowska

2016

COMPETITION

A lonely woodcutter tries to get over splitting up with his love. An unexpected meeting in the forest turns his life upside down.

The Sexual Practice of Trees

Directed by Joshua Tuthill

2016

COMPETITION

A scientist sets out to discover the reproduction methods within the Plantae Kingdom.

The Palace

Directed by John Eyre and Robin Heap

2015

COMPETITION

The world is crumbling. Trapped and alone, high up in a dilapidated office building, a small boy must escape by any means if he is to survive. ‘The...

The Magic Mountain

(La montagne magique)
Directed by Anca Damian

A biography of Adam Jacek Winkler, who organised art happenings and homosexual marches in France in the 1960s, and wanted to fight alongside the...

The Loneliest Stoplight

Directed by Bill Plympton

2016

COMPETITION

The latest animated film by two-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker Bill Plympton. Starring the voice of Patton Oswalt, the film follows the ...

The Five Minute Museum

Directed by Paul Bush

2016

COMPETITION

This is a romp through the museums of England and Switzerland in which the objects on display come to life and reveal the stories of their creat...

The Bus Trip

(Bussresan)
Directed by Sarah Gampel

2016

COMPETITION

The Bus Trip is an autobiographical animation that takes place in Israel and Palestine. It’s a road movie about Jewish identity. Also, it’s a cr...

THE WAIT OF MAY

(l'ATTESA DEL MAGGIO)
Directed by SIMONE MASSI

2015

COMPETITION

The month of May, the blackbird: they hide while they sing.

THE BALLAD OF THE HOMELESS

Directed by MONICA MANGANELLI

2015

COMPETITION

It’s a poetic and surreal journey into the lands devastated by the earthquake in Emilia (2012), through the eyes of a child (Tommy, the protagonist...

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Velodrool

Directed by Sander Joon

2016

COMPETITION

An addicted biker runs out of cigarettes. He joins a race to get more, but has to take help from some peculiar people in the audience to stay in...

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World of Tommorow

Directed by Don Hertzfeldt

2015

COMPETITION

A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

Why banana snarls

(Pochemu banan ogryzayetsya)
Directed by Svetlana Razgulyayeva

2015

COMPETITION

An unlucky fellow who dreams of seas and ships while working as an advertising banana, suddenly discovers he has a tail...

Whatever the weather

(Bei Wind und Wetter)
Directed by Scherrer, Remo

2016

COMPETITION

Wally’s life is increasingly turned upside down by her mother's alcohol addiction. Helplessness, excessive demands and desperation shape her chi...

What is your brown number?

Directed by Vinnie Ann Bose

2016

COMPETITION

The film talks about how in India everyone wants to be light skinned, and how there is a sense of idealism and beauty associated with fair skin,...

We can't live without cosmos

(Mi ne mozhem zhit bez kosmosa)
Directed by Konstantin Bronzit

2015

COMPETITION

Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a real...

Warm Snow

Directed by Ira Elshansky

2015

COMPETITION

A short animation about the relationship between a father and his grown up daughter. It starts out in an ordinary s...

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Xoxo - hugs and kisses

(Xoxo - pocałunki i uściski)
Directed by Wiola Sowa

2016

COMPETITION

A story of mutual fascination and provocation. The characters’ behavior and a kind of erotic performance they engage in reveal loneliness result...

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Yesterday's record

(Zapis z wczoraj)
Directed by Michał Soja

2016

COMPETITION

Hundreds of stimuli and a multitude of roles and tasks influence the chaotic image of the world being formed in the mind. Machine-made records o...

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ZEPO

Directed by CÉSAR DÍAZ MELÉNDEZ

2015

COMPETITION

Once upon a time on a winter morning, a little girl went out looking for firewood. She went far away from home and came across a blood trail... she...