29.6. - 3.7.2016

International Competition of Short Films 2 (premiere)

Puppet Theatre
Duration 72:28

The Ana Award is an international competition of 30-minute fılms made in the last two years. This year 1,241 fılms from 71 countries have been registered, of which 36 will be classifıed into sections in the international competition category. These fılms will be judged by a three-member committee. On the last festival day, 3rd July 2016 at 16:00 in the New Synagogue, the winner will be announced and awarded €800.

Ruben Leaves

directed by Frederic Siegel

year: 2015
country: CH
duration: 05:00
On his way to work, Ruben is haunted by obsessive-compulsive thoughts: is the front door locked? Is the stove really off? As Ruben’s creative mind is invaded by increasingly absurd scenarios, reality and imagination begin to merge…

Amélia & Duarte

directed by Alice Guimarães, Mónica Santos

year: 2015
country: PT
duration: 08:30
In this story we are guided through the relationship between Amélia and Duarte who fell out of love, and are trying to cope with post-relationship feelings.

Don't Lose Your Head / Nie trać głowy

directed by Karolina Specht

year: 2015
country: PL
duration: 04:00
A short animation using drawing and 2D techniques. It is a visual story about how easy it is to lose one’s head. A white head rolls slowly towards the centre of a black screen. One event triggers an avalanche of other events.

What They Believe

directed by Shoko Hara

year: 2016
country: DE
duration: 10:21
The events portrayed in this movie are a collage of real occurrences. Anecdotes of ambiguous love and hope. They assemble a world where evangelical fanaticism has become an everyday insanity.


directed by Kaspar Jancis

year: 2015
country: EE
duration: 10:11
Marta hauls a piano home from a second-hand musical instrument shop. She almost succeeds. Albert tries for the thirtieth year to tell Paula that he loves her. He almost succeeds. Paula wants to respond to Albert in the same vein. She almost succeeds.

Fire / Fuego

directed by Pablo "Pencha" Penchansky

year: 2015
country: AR
duration: 12:35
Around a fire, six figures are found. One starts a journey.

Made in China

directed by Vincent Tsui

year: 2015
country: FR
duration: 03:30
Figurines try to imitate human everyday life, but they face limitations due to their toy situation.

Begone Dull Care 2015

directed by Paul Johnson

year: 2015
country: CA
duration: 03:48
A re-imagining of 1949’s Begone Dull Care, this chiptune pixel-art short animated 2D film endeavours to maintain the abstract spontaneity of the original 1949 short, while updating the music and visuals to fit today’s digital age.


directed by Réka Bucsi

year: 2016
country: HU
duration: 14:33
Love is a short film describing affection over three chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system. Abstract haiku-like situations reveal the change in atmosphere on one planet, caused by the change of gravity and light.