8-14 kwietniaBydgoszcz
Prologue

Friday 04.06
Time: 7 PM
Admission: free


Mózg Club

Language: original
Subtitles: english

Play-off II

Competition films screening. Film with majority of audience votes will enter main competition.

Alone

Xenia Galchin / Great Britain 2017 / 2’39”

Follow an emotional journey of a man, left alone in his never ending routine, forced to observe the perfect life of his happy neighbours. A thought provoking and sincere short film, written, designed and animated by a young animator from Republic of Moldova.

Mamoon

Great Britain 2017 / 6’29”

Inspired by the horrific plight of refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war, Mamoon follows the story of a mother and child, whose lives descend into darkness when the moon mysteriously loses its light. They become engulfed by shadows, and the mother must work out how to save her child using a mysterious red light.

Naranja

Hanna Isua Barrantes / Columbia 2017 / 2’42”

Naranja is a woman that endures daily street harassment and catcalling; the constant sexualization and objectification of her body is reflected on the spots that these violent acts leave over it. Naranja will have to react before the spots consume her.

Don’t think of a pink elephant

Suraya Raja / Great Britain 2017 / 7’20”

Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant enters the world of a teenage girl fighting daily against compulsive thoughts and urges. Layla is terrified by her potential to do harm, until challenged to face her darkest fears.

Kort Maar Krachtig (Short but sweet)

Junaid Chundrigar / Holland 2017 / 2’15”

Lodo, a young short lad, has been appointed by a seemingly old wise man to embark on an epic quest to save the abducted princess Gwendolyna from the evil Lord Darkside. He embarks on an journey that is very aware of itself and takes place in an absurd short amount of time. The fast-paced adventure is not without danger, and no one is safe until the credits start to roll…

Veselé Vianoce, stará mama! (Merry Christmas, Grandma!)

Agata Bolaňosová / Slovakia 2017 / 8’37”

The film is a portrait of old age, love and helplessness. Grandma, now no longer able to take care of herself, is forced to leave her comfortable apartment just a couple days before Christmas. She finds herself stranded at the geriatric unit in a hospital. This, however, is only meant to be a short term stay.

1st Day & Next Minute

Sara Koppel / Denmark 2017 / 2’45”

An explicit rush adventure into a gender fluid-persons zone of desires Where lust & responsibility is constantly dividing & demanding needs.

Alphonse s’égare (Alphonse Gets Lost)

Jean-Luc Greco i Catherine Buffat / France 2016 / 14’

In a school corridor, Alphonse catches up with a girl who suddenly faints in front of him. He tries to kiss her stupidly, but Marco shows up and makes a fool out of him. 6 months later, it’s summer. Alphonse is excited at the idea of spending the month of August alone, without his roommate.

9 Ways to Draw a Person

Sasha Svirsky / Russia 2016 / 6’29”

Nine short and unexpected stories that tell us, how a person can be depicted. By mixing abstraction, collage, drawing animation the author invites us into a spontaneous and unsystematic research of potential of the animation and leads us into the world of irrepressible imagination.

Weird

Fausto Montanari / Bulgaria 2017 / 2’04”

“Weird” is a monologue about the diversity. It is a shout of a girl usual to be judged like weird and different. She express in the monologue her sufferance and her dream to make possible to delete the concept of weird She thinks that in the end weirdness is only a point of view and that we are all the same. But sometime during her speech she fall in the error to indicate something like Weird, because again Weirdness depend from each self and a personal perspective.

Ginger Beer

Medard Simon / Belgium 2016 / 2’39”

Sparkling and sensual choreography of the ingredients of an aphrodisiac beer.

Between the Lines

Maria Koneva / Russia 2017 / 4’23”

A Zebra finds she is completely alone in a world where everyone has a partner. So she searches for her love, despairs but finally finds another Zebra. These two match each other perfectly in their abstract love dance.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Riina Vilén / Finland 2017 / 5’10”

A short story about a person who is stuck in repeating the same routine over and over again.

Dead reckoning

Paul Wenninger, Susan Young / Austria, Great Britain 2017 / 2’48”

“Dead Reckoning? is a ride around Vienna’s Ringstrasse boulevard and from there to go into the city, to fall, to eat, and finally to end up on the toilet. Death is always there, always in front of us. The film follows the cycle of life, the rhythm of the city. The British-Austrian duo of Susan Young and Paul Wenninger works with animation and stop-motion technology. The filming locations show how Vienna has been influenced by cultures from around the world. An animated skeleton symbolizes the morbid humor of the Viennese and even appears as a grumpy waiter?

Living Like Heta

Bianca Caderas, Isabella Luu, Kerstin Zemp / Switzerland 2017 / 6’12”

Heta lives with her pet seal in her highly peculiar house full of curious rooms and endless corridors. Her entire life consists of carefully planned and conducted routines. When the latter get thrown into disarray, Heta‘s world begins to crumble, until she feels compelled to make an irreversible decision.

The joys of fatherhood

Or Kantor / Israel 2018 / 2’

A newborn baby’s father has a tough time coping with his new duty’s.