29.6. - 3.7.2016

Entities: Animals

New Synagogue: H2
Duration 75:44

The Entities thematic section series aims to demonstrate the diversity and variability of ways to depict objects, creatures and people in animated film. Despite the number of characteristic features of such depictions being reduced to a minimum, viewers can still identify them. Each section is dedicated to a different entity and offers various ways to use the vast potential of animation, an art form that is characterized by unlimited imagery and openness to viewers’ fantasy.


directed by Jie Shen

year: 2013
country: CN
duration: 04:17
A story about a horse cut up from five chapters.

A Furtive Tear / Una Furtiva Lagrima

directed by Carlo Vogele

year: 2003
country: FR
duration: 03:08
A fish's last journey as it sings its own requiem, from being sold at a fish market all the way to the frying pan. Fest Anča 2013 Personal Special Mention by Emma de Swaef.

White Strawberry / Blanche Fraise

directed by Frédérick Tremblay

year: 2011
country: CA
duration: 16:45
A rabbit couple tries to survive in a dying forest...

Snail Trail

directed by Philipp Artus

year: 2012
country: DE
duration: 03:00
A snail invents the wheel and goes through a cultural evolution to finally get back to its origin.

Pineapple Calamari

directed by Kasia Nalewajka

year: 2014
country: GB
duration: 09:17
Pineapple Calamari is a little horse who dreams of becoming a racing champion. He is taken care of by two sisters who share a very special connection. When tragedy befalls this happy family, their social life takes a dramatic turn into the unexpected.

Light Motif

directed by Frédéric Bonpapa

year: 2014
country: FR
duration: 04:15
Based on Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians (Section II), Light Motif explores the opportunities for synergy between image and music through a semi-abstract visual form made of coloured lights and geometric shapes, in the cinematic tradition of Oskar Fischinger.


directed by Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak jr.

year: 2013
country: RS
duration: 07:17
The rabbits are blissfully happy. Nothing awful can happen, because they are top of the evolutionary tree: they have no brains. The rabbits live in the ruins of Rabbitland – the perfect democracy. Every day its inhabitants go out to vote. And every day they vote the same. At Fest Anča 2013, the film was awarded a Special Mention by jury member Ulrich Wegenast.

Two Friends / Deux amis

directed by Natalia Chernysheva

year: 2014
country: FR
duration: 04:02
Two friends, a caterpillar and a tadpole, grow up in two different environments.


directed by Roman Klochkov

year: 2006
country: BE
duration: 06:47
When a fire starts in the administrative forest, Rabbit Egor finds that getting hold of a fire extinguisher is next to impossible.

Brutus / Brut

directed by Svetlana Filippova

year: 2014
country: RU
duration: 12:49
Brutus always glanced into human eyes only for a moment and immediately turned away so as not to see a change, to keep what he was given, and carry away what he received. Nobody knows better than dogs how fast people’s affections can change.

Goodbye Rabbit, Hop Hop

directed by Caleb Wood

year: 2013
country: US
duration: 04:07
A mind in the city looks inwards, and escapes to the rabbits’ domain.