29.6. - 3.7.2016

International Competition of Short Films 4 (premiere)

Puppet Theatre
Duration 71:17

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.

Sunday Lunch / Le repas dominical

directed by Celine Devaux

year: 2015
country: AF
duration: 13:50
Sunday. Over lunch James observes his family. They ask questions but don’t listen to his answers, they give advice but don’t follow it, they stroke him and slap him, but it’s ok, it’s Sunday lunch.

Monkey / 猴

directed by Shen Jie

year: 2015
country: CN
duration: 05:09
One of the three monkeys has died.


directed by Ignatz Johnson Higham

year: 2014
country: GB
duration: 04:30
Observing the public at home in public.

The Hole

directed by BongSu Choi

year: 2014
country: KR
duration: 05:40
A scared man sees a monster in the darkness. He tries to escape from the inscrutable space, but he inexplicably returns again and again. Each time he comes back, someone disappears. Finally, only the monster and the man are left. And then… nobody knows who eats whom.

A Place I’ve Never Been

directed by Adrian Flury

year: 2014
country: AF
duration: 04:40
By sourcing multiple digital images of the same place from different archives, this experiment in film utilises frame by frame montage to discover hidden forms, patterns and references. In this way new meaning is given to the pictures‘ prevailing redundancy.


directed by Boris Labbé

year: 2015
country: FR
duration: 11:25
From the infinitely small to the infinitely large, everything in the universe is tightly connected: interacting and restructuring across a combination of movements and perpetual metamorphoses.

Unhappy Happy

directed by Peter Millard

year: 2015
country: GB
duration: 07:07
I get up and have breakfast. Don’t get old. I’m so Unhappy Happy.

Uncanny Valley

directed by Paul Wenninger

year: 2015
country: FR
duration: 13:30
In Uncanny Valley, we are at once bombarded by the psychological and physical intensity of a battle fought between desperate soldiers during the First World War. Each frame of this animated live action piece reveals its own painful yet detailed history.

Veil / Maku

directed by Yoriko Mizushiri

year: 2014
country: JP
duration: 05:26
Kyogen Stage/Eye Examination Room/Sushi Bar Counter. There are two people who face each other in each space. Each pair keeps a distance from their partners, and find some fearful, tender, and comfortable feelings that fascinate them.