The Physics of Sorrow / Fizyka smutku / The Physics of Sorrow
Sometimes, the Apocalypse is a strictly personal affair… We are all immigrants, even if the only country we’ve left behind is childhood, abandoning it along with our collections of chewing-gum wrappers, toy cars, games, and pecks on the cheek. The Physics of Sorrow is the first fully animated film created using encaustic painting, a technique developed in antiquity. The film is inspired by Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov’s novel The Physics of Sorrow and narrated by Rossif Sutherland.
Director: Theodore Ushev
Script: Theodore Ushev
Produced by: Marc Bertrand – NFB
Running time: 27’06”
Machine Gun Mama / Maszynowa Mama / Machine Gun Mama
Getting in touch with her bad side has lead this llama to live a double life between femme fatale and super mom.
Director: Justine Klaiber, Marwan Eissa
Script: Justine Klaiber, Marwan Eissa
Music: Jakob Eisenabch
Produced by: Beni Morard, Team Tumult
Running time: 1’20”
Untravel / W miejscu / Untravel
A film about (local) patriotism, tourism and emigration. The girl lives in a gray, isolated country, enclosed by a huge wall. She has never travelled anywhere, but all her life she has dreamt of leaving forever for a perfect world called “Abroad”.
Director: Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak Jr.
Script: Ana Nedeljkovic
Music: Dusan Petrovic
Produced by: Film House Bas Celik
Country: Serbia, Slovakia
Running time: 9’25”
Still Alive / Wciąż żywy / Still Alive
An ironic and irreverent view of animation – its history and Animator-as-Creator „theology” – using the traditional gospel song „God’s Not Dead”. Death bursts into renewed life as an animated man – the animator/director himself – still singing!
Director: Dennis Tupicoff
Script: Dennis Tupicoff
Music: The Slaughtermen
Produced by: Dennis Tupicoff
Running time: 5’52”
Miam Miam / Mniam Mniam / Yum Yum
Awkward situation when the desire to have a bath takes you much further than planned.
Director: Mathilde Pepinster
Script: Mathilde Pepinster
Music: Lionel Polis
Produced by: La Cambre ASBL
Running time: 2’24”
JM / JM / JM
Semi-realistic moments experienced in childhood can influence experiences and perception of the world in adult life. An artist as a young boy encounters for a brief while a mystical, enchanted creature. From this moment it becomes the major subject present in all artists’ works. The film is inspired by the artistic output of Jacek Malczewski.
Director: Stanisław Buczkowski
Script: Stanisław Buczkowski
Music: Marcin Nierubiec
Produced by: Stanisław Buczkowski
Running time: 6′
Pupa / Pupa / Pupa
How long has it been since she lost control of her body? She is completely tapped out and finds herself wishing that she could just shed her body.
Director: Namiko Ishidate
Script: Namiko Ishidate
Music: Kazuma Suzuki
Produced by: Tokyo University of the Art
Running time: 3′
Passage / Przejście / Passage
A film about yearning for change and the value of coincidence in a society shaped by individual development and the pressure to achieve.
Director: Anja Sidler
Script: Anja Sidler
Music: Fatima Dunn
Produced by: Schattenkabinett GmbH
Running time: 7′
Jim Zipper / Jim Zipper / Jim Zipper
Made using the technique of pinscreen animation, Jim Zipper is a musical exploration inspired by various pictorial movements of the first half of the 20th century.
Director: Alexandre Roy
Script: Alexandre Roy
Music: Jim Zipper composed by Erik Friedlander, inter
Produced by: Alexandre Roy
Running time: 2′
Memorie di Alba / Wspomnienia Alby/ Alba’s Memories
Alba remembers how she felt in love with Pierino, friend of her brother, in the early fifties in Italy.
Director: Maria Steinmetz, Andrea Martignoni
Script: Maria Steinmetz, Andrea Martignoni
Music: Andrea Martignoni
Produced by: Maria Steinmetz, Andrea Martignoni
Country: Italy, Germany
Running time: 6’20”
Devstvenniy veter / Dziewiczy wiatr / Virgin Wind
Reality demands radical changes in the construction of a human being. The film is an example of the transhuman visionary.
Director: Sasha Svirsky
Script: Sasha Svirsky
Music: Sasha Svirsky, Alexey Prosvirnin
Produced by: Nadezhda Svirskaia
Running time: 2’57”
Creative Evolution / Twórcza ewolucja / Creative Evolution
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Life keeps traveling across the universe.
Director: Song Yungsung
Music: Sato Ayako
Produced by: Omodaka Sayaka
Running time: 5′
Dont know what / Nie wiem co / Dont know what
Dont know what combines elements of entertainment cinema, like a joke-orientated dramaturgy or slapstick-like effects with well-known strategies of traditional avant-garde cinema, such as formal and aesthetic reduction of the visual language, flickerfilm and sound experiments. The audience is then left to find their way around this strange „genre hybrid” of humor and seriousness.
Director: Thomas Renoldner
Script: Thomas Renoldner
Music: Thomas Renoldner
Produced by: Thomas Renoldner
Running time: 8’07”