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妹 妹
CHN/USA 2018 8’

The touching story of a happy childhood with a younger, sometimes annoying sister. Simply put: a normal family with its everyday struggles. Or is it? The puppets rend the heart and influence the imagination.
Magdalena Pasternak
Siqi Song
A director and animator, born in China. In her works, she invokes her own experiences and comments on population control policies.

Saigon on Marne

Saigon Sur Marne
FRA / BEL 2019 15’
DIRECTED BY: Aude Ha Leplège
SCREENPLAY BY: Aude Ha Leplège
PRODUCTION BY: Zorobabel, Novanima
A biographical animation. Between the mise en place and ironing clothes, an energetic older couple tells their granddaughter their love story: from France to Vietnam, from sadness to joy, from escapes to setting down roots.
Jacek Wandzel
Aude Ha Leplège
A French animator. After graduating from La Poudrière, she left for Vietnam to follow her family story - the trip inspired “Saigon on Marne”.

Coffee Break

COL 2018 9’
DIRECTED BY: María Cristina Pérez, Mauricio Cuervo Rincón
SCREENPLAY BY: Mauricio Cuervo Rincón
PRODUCTION BY: Mauricio Cuervo Rincón

For decades, like clockwork, every day after 4 pm, Pepe the deer has been drinking coffee on breaks at work. During these coffee breaks, we get to know his everyday misery, full of momentary joy and constant disappointment.
Jacek Wandzel
María Cristina Pérez
Animator from Colombia, professionally working in the film and TV industries, currently working on another short feature.


FRA 2018 3’
DIRECTED BY: Simon Dauchy, Tom Delforge, Antoine Wilmot, Théo Mechref, Julien Delcroix
PRODUCTION BY: Carlos De Carvalho
A knife plunged into the table, peas stabbed with a fork and a marker crossing out Xs in the calendar. The protagonists are trapped in a loop of endlessly repeated actions. The animation’s rising tempo makes the blood in our veins go faster. Can an animation stress you out? YES.
Matylda Badera
Simon Dauchy, Tom Delforge, Antoine Wilmot, Théo Mechref, Julien Delcroix
Graduates of the French POLE IIID Digital & Creative School who got together to work on “Stress.”


BEL 2018 12’
DIRECTED BY: Jacky De Groen
PRODUCTION BY: Sarah D'hanens
A young boy on the precipice of initiation discovers the charms of maritime life, where the number of possible shades of blue is only limited by one’s imagination. The relentless sun and tastes of the sea accompany the search for the desired trophy.
Patryk Sławicki
Jacky De Groen
Director and animator. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Ghent (Belgium).


GBR 2018 3’
DIRECTED BY: Julian Gallese
SCREENPLAY BY: Julian Gallese
PRODUCTION BY: Julian Gallese
A minimalist animation tackling a not-so-small problem. There’s only more of us on Earth, so will there be bread for everyone? Let’s take a look at this issue - from the bread’s perspective.
Magdalena Pasternak
Julian Gallese
Animator from San José, Costa Rica. He worked with many film studios and for companies such as MTV and LACMA.

The Hesitator

EST 2019 5’
DIRECTED BY: Katariin Mudist
SCREENPLAY BY: Katariin Mudist, Mehis Heinsaar
PRODUCTION BY: Katariin Mudist
This animation, based on a short story by Mehis Heinsaar, portrays the protagonist’s day - he no longer has to make any decisions. Whenever he confronts a choice, he multiplies, thus allowing himself to follow every path.
Matylda Badera
Katariin Mudist
An animator from Tallinn. In her works, she focuses on the nuances of everyday life, with a sense of humor and absurdity.

Second Floor

NLD 2018 4’
DIRECTED BY: Dymphie Huijssen
SCREENPLAY BY: Dymphie Huijssen
PRODUCTION BY: Dymphie Huijssen
A melancholic, disarming stream of consciousness. Visual poetry, in which the viewer sinks. Meanderingly juxtaposed places and people. An experience which is tough to describe. A charming meditation on ultimate topics.
Gabriela Palicka
Dymphie Huijssen
A Dutch artist, fluidly moving between illustration, animation and artistic happening.

The Hunt

POL 2018 9’
DIRECTED BY: Mateusz Jarmulski
SCREENPLAY BY: Mateusz Jarmulski
A 11-year-old discovers violence during a lazy summer. It intoxicates him and becomes an object of fascination, encouraging him to explore it further. Only its more subtle, yet more vicious forms will scare him.
Jacek Wandzel
Mateusz Jarmulski
An animator, director and screenwriter. He graduated in animation from the Łódź Film School and later worked for Se-Ma-For, where he did the special effects for “Peter & the Wolf.”

The Elephants Will Be Happy

Les Éléphants Seront Contents
FRA 2018 7’
DIRECTED BY: Lucas Roussel, Charlotte Brun, Loïc Frimat, Vincent Labis, Adrien Lannoy, Alice Lepoutre
SCREENPLAY BY: Lucas Roussel
PRODUCTION BY: Philippe Meis
What would be if we weren’t here? Can humanity be replaced by insects? In this post-apocalyptic world, man is only a distant memory of a civilization long gone. Remembered only on a fresco, painted by a robot.
Patrycja Lisnikowska
Lucas Roussel, Charlotte Brun, Loïc Frimat, Vincent Labis, Adrien Lannoy, Alice Lepoutre
Direction graduates from the Supinfocom Rubika School in Valenciennes, France. Their cooperation resulted in “The Elephants Will Be Happy.”