dir. by Luiza Pugliesi Villaça, Brazil
runtime: 6 min
Cadim tells the story of Seu Zé, a man who is looking for a land for his livelihood followed by Chico, a bird trapped in a fragile cage. He manages to grow an orchard and build a hut to shelter himself by setting on a healthy land free from landowners, unlike the many he passed through. One day, a fuit falls into the cage and breaks it, allowing Chico to escape, which doesn't fly very far because it is shot in it's paw. The shots came from farmers who were trying to expel Seu Zé. He manages to escape with the cage, but not noticing Chico's absence. He breaks down in tears lamenting his situation after fleeing the men. He takes an old torn family photo, in which he sees his wife and daughter, with Chico leaning on her arm. Once he notices the animal's absence, he goes on a search for the bird. He runs back and finds it lying on the road. With a makeshift bandage, the bird is able to heal itself enough to fly out of the broken cage. Seu Zé prepares to say goodbye, since the cage can no longer be useful. When the flight finally takes place, Chico ends up returning to the man, but now flying free besides him.
On a planet called Mawasino, in the Land of Wakuwaku country, Caping Montanus, a senior in an instant noodle cult persecutes Disastrus, a man who commits blasphemy. Caping Montanus lost his faith after eating the forbidden noodles offered by Disastrus. So Jenggoto Saktanus, the leader of the cult went to punish Caping Montanus. After escaping from Jenggoto Saktanus, he meets Dewa All-Universal Instant Noodles who enlightens him about the true taste of MSG.
dir. by Kristina Laine, Albert Aleksanteri Laine, Finland
runtime: 8 min
"Memories in the Clouds" visualizes Kristina (Žičkutė) Laine’s childhood memories in Soviet Lithuania. Thoughts blend with moods in a painterly experimental film, written in a structured form of a poetic narration. The film brings forth Kristina's worldview as a child, during the vast socio-political changes of the collapsing Soviet Union. The film is based on a combination of timelapse videos of a summer sky, shot in Lithuania and volumetric 3D simulation. The film utilizes modern AI algorithms as animators to visualize the narrated features to the moving clouds.
A young girl finds family from an ancestry website and travels to meet them. A quirky take on the very real joys and pitfalls of DNA disclosure.
Directed, Written and Animated by Pepi Eirew (@pepiandthecreatures)
Music by Gabe Le Neveu
Voice Acting by Claire Seckler and Pepi Eirew
Pepi Eirew's thesis film at CalArts.
- The search for food and shelter of a lonely girl in a dystopian and broken world quickly turns into a journey of self-discovery and transformation as she notices that she is part of the unwelcoming world she struggles with. -
A lonely girl runs away from her unloving home and begins her search for food and shelter in an unwelcoming and dystopian world. During her search she faces nothing but rejection and indifference from its self-centered inhabitants which live isolated from each other. In her fearful interactions with the world she realizes that she is part of the problem and that in order to connect she has to overcome her own fears to be able to open up her heart and give the world that which she herself seeks.
(This is a student film.)
dir. by Andrea Pátková, Adam Čurko, Viktoria Voržáčková, Slovakia
runtime: 5 min
An animated video clip for Jazz song called Človek for Peter Lipa and David Rotter.
The animated video clip is journey of an alcoholic tourist in Egypt , who is trying to runaway from his fate. The story is inspired by a folk tale based on quote from The Old testament saying “God created heaven and Earth”. Therefore hell must be place on Earth and it is upon us how we shape our path. Our main hero ends up in the same place as he was running from , but it is clearly darker and sinister…