INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2018
Luan Xing Quan
3’10” (2016 – China)
The man of young one whom has gone somewhere, but he was confused. And the man of old one must have been suffered from something. Actually this is a memory of mine when I was in high school.
And I try to tell a feeling like that you were going on your way, but you knew nothing about next. When a daybreak came, dream disappeared, it was a new started.
A STORY OF A REFUGEE
1’46” (2016 – Egypt)
The film discusses what is it like to be a refugee and the struggle they face to be successful in the asylum country. In this video, you will set all differences aside and listen to a story of a human being who happened to become a refugee.
MANED & MACHO
Shiva Sadegh Assadi
10’49” (2017 – Iran)
A young girl’s repressed emotions and instincts are embodied in some animals that come out of her dreams. However, no one in her family is receptive to these animals.
2’22” (2016 – Belgium/Holland)
A playful and somewhat abstract handpainted animation with heaps of energy. A dedication to bicycle trackracing, made in honor of ‘’t Kuipke ‘, a wooden indoor track in Ghent, Belgium, where the 6 days of racing are held since 1922.
5’15” (2016 – Poland)
It is the story of Kazimierz Moczarski – a famous Polish journalist, a resistance officer in occupied Poland during WW2, author of a book called “Conversations with an Executioner”.
The film in a metaphorical way tells the story of his life and his encounter with a Nazi general – Jürgen Stroop, the liquidator of the Warsaw Ghetto.
12’15” (2017 – Poland)
Mother and son are changing places and roles constantly: once, the mother is an adult, sometimes son matures and takes care of suddenly childish mother. The arrangement works fine, until the boy.
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
11’49” (2017 – Denmark/France )
It’s freezing cold in the city suburbs. Yet some people are gathering. I watch them form a row across the horizon. We are all waiting for something to happen. But nothing does…
We have gathered to witness an event. To participate in being seen. The spectacle of watching and being watched.
MY MUM’S BONKERS
Naomi Van Niekerk
3’36” (2017 – South Africa)
A melancholic poetry film in black and white with sand and silhouettes. About the loss of a mother and a flawed relationship between daughter and child. Inspired by Jeanne Goosen’s eponymous poem, recited by the well-known SouthAfrican actress Elize Cawood, to the aria O mia babbino caro from Puccini’s opera Gianni Schicchi, in a legendary performance by Maria Callas (1955).
6’45” (2016 – Canada)
Two characters meet and confront each other in a merciless battle. The story is revealed through a profusion of black and white drawings, evoking an etching in perpetual movement. Brief gestures are repeated in loops, to the point of exhaustion. Obsessive and hypnotic.
10’34” (2017 – Croatia/Switzerland)
The film explores the borders between the right to freedom of movement and the restrictions national security requirements put on society.
In a modern day ariport, the flow of passengers is broken by sudden irreularities. Secutriy forces try to get to the cause of the disruption, the atmosphere turns menacing at the slightest anomaly. Tragedy and panic are always just one step away.
3’00” (2012 – China)
For a father it is never easy to say goodbye to his daughter. At the wedding, he gives his daughter away with his protection…
AMONG THE BLACK WAVES
11’10″ (2016 – Russia)
This story is based on the ancient northern legend according to which the souls of the drowned people turn into sea animals. The Hunter steals seal-girl’s skin. So she can’t turn back into an animal. She becomes his wife, but more often glances at the sea.
7’37” (2015 – Denmark)
Sally, an introverted 15 year old girl, lives and bears with her wolf-father in the city of New York where Wolf is slipping more and more into his world of wilderness.
Sally still remembers the man he used to be; a brilliant and talented jazz trumpeter. Where did her father go? And can he still be found somewhere within the Wolf?
6’40” (2016 – Russia)
In a world of light the child seems to have no place, because for him this light means suffering and pain.
The Boy is once again forced outside his house. In the world of light he is like the shadow, desperatly trying to avoid it because for him this light is pain. And yet even he cannot escape it- the shining kids that are playing with a ball nearby notice him…
MY HEART IS NOT HERE
2’45” (2017 – Belgium)
My Heart is Not Here is part of a collection of short painted films that aim to visualise simple concepts. In this particular film we see a sleeping man pass from one world to another.
AND THE MOON STANDS STILL
11’00” (2017 – Belarus/Germany/USA )
The presence of the moon affects all under its glow. The film explores the lunar cycle and the energies invoked by its radiance. Based on the tale “The Witcher” by Alexey Tosltoy.
SCUOLA DEL LIBRO DI URBINO COMPETITION 2018
animation and sound: Francesco Ruggeri
2’15” / Perf 2018
When a baby was born the fireplace used to be turned on for many hours during the day.
Searching the best place to nest, storks opted for the warmer chimney pot.
The myth that says storks bring babies comes from that.
But actually babies are the ones who bring storks: a baby is needed to get a mother.
direction drawings animation: Emanuela Bartolotti
Music: Daniela Diurisi
3’46” / 2017
A young woman goes through a sensory path giving it appearances of an imaginary forest.
Every single step, the fleeting shadow amongst leaves, or a sound barely heard, are references to the emotional world. An analysis in progress. A woman, a girl, a child, touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight.
Nature welcomes the sensory path of growth and memory.
MOMENTUM AND IMPULSE
animation: Marica Maggiotti
1’50” / Perf 2018
A journey begins, somebody prays for everything to go smoothly.
A buoy adrift, like the wheat of an empty crown. Somebody prays for the one who sees it to pick it up, but the one who can pick it up does not believe the one who is praying.
Sound animation direction: Andrea Bonetti
4’20” / Perf 2017
Reality, a sweet and light voice that can become a deafening sound in the moment we decide to listen to it.
Ahmed Ben Nessib
Drawings and direction: Ahmed Ben Nessib
Sound and music: Cosma Castellucci, Demetrio Castellucci
8’57” / EMCA Angouleme, Perf 2017
In a flooded house, a girl glimpses her reflection on the mirror. The reflection immediately fades away. Finding herself alone, she starts to look at the glasses.
animazione e suono: Celeste Messina
2’40” / Perf 2018
Io che sono umana
ti invito al timore del vuoto
che tale non si riconosce
a te lo confesso
ti prego di ascoltarlo
è un incontro frontale sulla soglia
necessaria a distinguerci
o forse specchio
questo nostro dialogo nero
che allaga e s’aggruma
animation: Caterina Montesi
sound: Niccolò Di Gregorio
4’24” / Perf 2016
Places continue to exist even when we leave them. What happens when we are no longer there?
Night time, we are in a residential area of an ordinary city. Nobody there. Unremarkable buildings, one after the other, we roam the streets, we get accustomed to this world. Nothing is happening, but we have the feeling that the action is taking place elsewhere, something mysterious, beyond our vision. We dwell on an ordinary condo, at n°14 of an ordinary street. We enter and go up, we are inside an ordinary apartment, but still nothing happens. Was this a dream?
N°14 is the preamble of a potential story, the premonition of something that might happen but happens not, the fantasy (or the paranoia) of an insomniac wiped out by the first morning lights.
animazione: Giorgia Basili
2’45” / Perf 2018
Un ragazzo tenta di recuperare lo stivale della sorella caduto nel fiume.
Alla fine sarà lei a consolare lui dal senso di colpa per non avercela fatta.