Best International Shortcut
Valentin Riedl and Frédéric Schuld
Best National Shortcut
David Doutel and Vasco Sá
Best Student Animation
Best Portuguese Student Animation
ODE TO CHILDHOOD
Luís Vital and João Monteiro
Best Children’s Short
RATIO BETWEEN TWO VOLUMES
Best Music Videoclip
BLOW TO THE HEAD
Screening time: 01:03”17”
wednesday.18/nov · 21:00
Movements 10’15” (KOR)
director Dahee Jeong
In the space of 10 minutes, the African baobab tree grows 0.008 mm, the fastest dog in the world, the Greyhound, can run 12 km, and the Earth travels 18,000 km around the Sun. “Movements” is a 10-minute film which I drew at a rate of 2 seconds of animation per day. We are all walking, seeing, working, running, and stopping together.
Purpleboy 13’55” (PRT)
director Alexandre Siqueira
Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parents garden. Nobody knows his biological sex but he claims the masculine gender. One day Oscar lives an extraordinary but painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much?
Embraced 5’27” (FRA)
director Justine Vuylsteker
Standing still in front of the open window, a woman stares at the dark clouds that obscure the sky. Immobile, she fights against the remembrances of the past.In the clouds, a passionate embrace appears.
Traces 13′ (FRA)
directors Sophie Tavert Macian and Hugo Frassetto
36 000 years ago, in the steep valleys of Ardèche, a drawn animal is a hunted one. In time of hunt, Karou, the animal tracer, and his apprentice Lani, enter the monumental cave to draw. Their ritual is disrupted by a cave lion.
Love He Said 05’40” (FRA)
director Ines Sedan
1973, San Francisco. Charles Bukowski, underground poet and punk ahead of his time, reads his poem LOVE in front of a wild audience who came to listen to the trash poet’s provocations. But that day, instead of the punk, they found a broken man hungry for love.
Genius Loci 15′ (FRA)
director Adrien Mérigeau
There is chaos everywhere: in her head and outside, in the big city. Things are taking on a life of their own. Young Reine is on the search, but she does not know what she is looking for. In delicate drawings and fluid animations, we see the world through her eyes and her perception becomes tangible.
Screening time: 01:07’26”
thursday.19/nov · 19:00
The White Moon 08’49” (CHN)
director Cloud Yang
The story takes place in a small town in China around 1930. In that turbulent age, Moon moon did not believe that his mother had left his reality. He remembered that his mother promised to come back for him, so he go on the way to find her.
A Town Called Panic – The County Fair 26′ (BEL)
directors Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier
After much hard work and self-sacrifice, Indian and Cowboy pass their school exams with flying colors. To reward them for their efforts, Horse buys them VIP passes for the Annual Agricultural Fair – but when he leaves the living room to go get them, he slips on a skateboard that had been left lying around and comes crashing down on his head. When Horse wakes up in the hospital, he’s suffering from amnesia and has no idea where he hid the tickets. So begins a race against time for Indian and Cowboy who must get hold of the precious passes before it’s too late…
Artemis 01’04” (ARG)
director Bárbara Cerro
On the Moon, women have fun while they wait to be illuminated by the sun. They play volleyball with Neil Armstrong’s astronaut helmet, they masturbate in the darkness of the cosmos, and constellations are tattooed on their backs. Sunlight begins to seep and the white surface lights up increasingly. Women come together and enjoy this solar bath. A beam of light shines on the bed where a girl sleeps, on Earth. The light disturbs her dreams; the unveiled girl looks through the window and discovers the full moon shining on her head.
Because this is my craft 10’17” (PRT)
director Paulo Monteiro
Because this is my craft” is a film about the vortex of time. It’s also about childhood and how it marks us for life. It’s a film that speaks of the relationship a son has with his father. And of the many words never spoken because they’re written in one’s heart.
Between The Shadows 13’25” (PRT)
directors Mónica Santos and Alice Guimarães
Natália, trapped in a tedious job, engages in a search for a stolen heart. In a world where hearts can be deposited in a bank, the protagonist faces a dilemma: give her heart or keep it to herself.
Season 07’51” (FRA)
director Giovanna Lopalco
A cortege of men dressed in white are walking a young woman to a strange procession. Around this dark landscape, a perpetually moving world will start the metamortphosis of her body.
Screening time: 56’17”
thursday.19/nov · 21:00
The Blue Butterflies Path 11’57” (BRA)
director Vini Wolf
“The Blue Butterflies Path” is a contemporary fable in which a maned wolf cub awakens to life in the Brazilian wild plains and goes into a contemplative journey to find the true meaning of love. Among the brutality of a doomed world, a symbolic battle between altruism and selfishness is waged by animals at risk of extinction.
The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr. Jay 10’50” (PRT)
director Bruno Caetano
In a city where nature has been forbidden, a small crime by a simple man triggers a chain of unexpected consequences.
Castle 05′ (JPN)
director Ryotaro Miyajima
During the period of the ‘Provinces at war’, many lives were lost. A castle architect discovers the possible role of a tea room as a place for warriors to regain humanity.
Drop By Drop 09’15” (PRT)
directors Laura Gonçalves and Xá
The last habitants of a village refuse to let themselves sink into oblivion. In a world where the idea of progress appears to be above all, this home floats.
6|6 02’02” (ISR)
director Yali Herbet
Backgammon world is falling apart in the eye of the observer – the player. It leads into a storm of emotions and fears that blurs the definition between reality and imagination
Per Tutta La Vita 05’20” (ITA)
director Roberto Catani
Through a journey back in memory, a woman and a man retrace the more important moments of their love story.
Flesh 12’12” (BRA)
director Camila Kater
Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done. Through intimate and personal stories, five women share their experiences in relation to the body, from childhood to old age.
Screening time: 01:06’11”
friday.20/nov · 19:00
Jebeer 09’55” (ISR)
director Reyhane Mirhashemi
The wildlife ranger is patrolling the protective area, while his soul is intertwined with the nature and all the creatures he is protecting. He runs freely and lives with the animals, surrounded by beauty. But, as fate would have it, he is confronted with some poachers.
Afloat 10’55” (PRT)
director Filipe Abranches
A fighter pilot crashes in the middle of the ocean. Against all odds the plane strand on the surface. The pilot’s longing for rescue finally ends through a strange ritual.
Story 05’08” (POL)
director Jolanta Bankowska
‘Story’ is a reflection about modern man in an age of omnipresent technology. Looking through stories – a popular function in many social media platforms – we see people who are lonely, lost or already indifferent about reality surrounding them. Action takes place during one day and it’s told by short, often (auto)ironic scenes, where virtual world sinks to reality.
Tide 14:’05” (PRT)
director Joana Rosa Bragança
Brought by the waves of the sea, a fantastic being of gigantic size discovers a pleasant place of great natural beauty, and makes it his home, becoming the guardian and soul of the place. There, he meets a cheerful little boy with whom he creates a bond of friendship forged in sharing the pleasure that both feel in living in harmony with nature. But one day, peace is threatened by a polluting and noisy tide.
Le Mans 1955 15′ (FRA)
director Quentin Baillieux
The 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1955. 300,000 spectators are watching from the sidelines. It is 6:00 PM when Pierre Levegh’s car ploughs into the spectator stands, scattering the crowd with his car engine’s hot debris. It is a tragedy that will cost more than 80 lives. And yet, the race goes on. At Mercedes, a friend and co-pilot of Pierre Levegh’s is ready to take the relay. His name is John Fitch.
Apfelmus 06’51” (AUT)
director Alexander Gratzer
While two birds talk about their existence, a small apple makes its way into the depths of a cave under watchful eyes.
Mimi 04’17” (DNK)
director Lisa Fukaya
MIMI has a pimple for the first time. She is afraid of being different from other girls and is uncomfortable around those who are different from herself. Because of this, she begins to mimic other girls around her.
Screening time: 01:02’03”
friday.20/nov · 21:00
Agouro 15′ (PRT)
directors David Doutel and Vasco Sá
A harsh winter freezes the surface of a river, close to a house where two cousins live. Immersed in the cold wind that rises that day, the rudeness of their relationship grows, reaching its limit.
La Tête Dans Les Orties 14’14” (FRA)
director Paul Cabon
Bastien and his two friends enter the forbidden area. In the ruins and the toxic haze, something is waiting…
Business Meeting 01’45” (BRA)
director Guy Charnaux
Just another business meeting, like any other business meeting. Yes, I believe this is a good description of the film. What do you think?
The Sounds From The Drawers 06’16” (PRT)
director Vitor Hugo
Within the drawers come sounds and images that offer a journey between memory and reverie, the old and the new, the abstract and figurative. They are flashes in the retina: the puppet show, that disc, the tricycle and the corridor… Everything get combined and metamorphosed.
Carlotta’s Face 05′ (DNK)
directors Valentin Riedl and Frédéric Schuld
As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around here to have faces. She even doesn’t recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. It was art, after all, that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.
Symbiosis 12’48” (FRA)
director Nadja Andrasev
A betrayed wife starts to investigate her husband’s mistresses. Her jealousy is gradually replaced by curiosity.
Pulsion 07′ (ARG)
director Pedro Casavecchia
Dark feelings harvested during the childhood of a kid erupt in violence after his mother dies. Pulsión (Drive) explores themes of abuse and dysfunctional family environments.
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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORTCUT
Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, A Town Called Panic – The County Fair · Guy Charnaux, Business Meeting · Yali Herbet, 6!6 · Reyhane Mirhashemi, Jebeer · Camila Kater, Carne · Alexander Gratzer, Apfelmus · Valentin Riedl and Frédéric Schuld, Carlotta’s Face · Cloud Yang, The White Moon · Valentine Moser, Elise · Vini Wolf, The Blue Butterflies’ Path · Lisa Fukaya, MIMI · Nadja Andrasev, Symbiosis · Roberto Catani, Per Tutta la Vita · Ines Sedan, Love he Said · Quentin Baullieux, Le Mans 1955 · Sophie Tavert Macian and Hugo Frassetto, Traces · Pedro Casavecchia, Pulsion · Jola Bańkowska, Story · Adrien Mérigeau, Genius Loci · Giovanna Lopalco, Season · Justine Vuylsteker, Embraced · Ryotaro Miyajima, Castle · Paul Cabon, La Tête dans les orties · Bárbara Cerro, Artemis · Julien Bisaro, Shoom’s Odyssey · Sérgio Gambier Campos and Vivian Altman Eberhard, Os Pelúcias · Ezequiel Torres and Pablo Roldán, Tomorrow · Charlie Mars and Kazy Usclef, Jay’s Life · Caleb Wood, River of Death · Caleb Wood, Blow to the head
BEST NATIONAL SHORTCUT
Mónica Santos and Alice Guimarães, Between the Shadows · David Doutel and Vasco Sá, Agouro · Filipe Abranches, Afloat · Vitor Hugo, The Sounds From The Drawers · Laura Gonçalves and Xá, Drop by Drop · Bruno Caetano, The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr. Jay · Alexandre Siqueira, Purpleboy · Paulo Monteiro, Because this is my craft · Catarina Sobral, Ratio between two volumes · Joana Rosa Bragança, Tide
BEST INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SHORCUT
Matisse Gonzalez, Gravedad · Héloïse Ferlay, To the Dusty Sea · Martin Smatana, The kite · Michaela Mihalyi and David Štumpf, SH_T HAPPENS · Amélie Cochet and Louis Möhrle, IHR · Jodi Lai, Ah Wing – The Grumpy Waiter · Balaram J, Story of a Beginning · Minato Matsuda, Haruna Ueno and Tomoko Taiga, Om Nom Nom… · Sofiia Melnyk, The Steppes of Khazar · Shadi Adib, Fuse · Tom Prezman and Tzor Edery, Tamou · Maria Manero Muro, Patchwork · João Gonzalez, Nestor · Daria Kashcheeva, Daughter · Marta Szymańska, Tango of longing · Flóra Anna Buda, Entropia
BEST NATIONAL SCHOOL SHORTCUT
Filipa Alves and Maria Barbosa, Being Uncanny · Luís Vital and João Monteiro, Ode to Childhood · Inês A. Rodrigues, Half Love · Sofia Cachim, Gabriel Peixoto, Mónica Correia and Daniela Santos, Bruma · Thomas Coutinho, Grow Up · Óscar Ferreira, To You on The Eve of Isolation · Eduarda Duarte, ødelagt · Débora Rodrigues, Joana Flauzino and Vanessa Santos, Feeling Myself · Catarina Carneiro, I didn’t Mean it
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