29.6. - 3.7.2016

Visegrad Animation Forum New Talents 2016 (rerun)

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Duration 67:40

This project is intended for alternative promotion of the most talented young animation filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe. Its aim is to present internationally the 11 best films made by students and debuting artists in a given year to a professional audience and for the general public. The selection of the films focuses on extraordinary talents whose work promises successful future careers. The project counts on the presentation of this compilation at selected European animated film festivals and to draw attention to new talents and bring them together with experienced foreign producers.

Cowboyland / Kovbojsko

directed by Dávid Štumpf

year: 2014
country: SK
duration: 05:00
According to the law of the Wild West, thieves must be punished. But when the sheriff’s horse breaks, and there is no-one to oversee justice, it’s hard to forecast if justice really stays justice.

Wolf Games / Vučje igre

directed by Jelena Oroz

year: 2015
country: HR
duration: 05:00
Three young wolves are spending late afternoon together. This story reveals how they ended up alone.

Fences / Płoty

directed by Natalia Krawczuk

year: 2015
country: PL
duration: 07:00
A bird in a cage, a toddler in a playpen, two dogs on either side of a fence. Partitions of various sorts accompany our lives from beginning to end. Each of us deals with them in their own way. Does it really make sense to separate ourselves from our neighbours with a wall?


directed by Milan Kopasz

year: 2015
country: HU
duration: 09:37
A black hole is a place in space where the attraction of gravity is so strong that even light cannot escape. Places and situations of unusual attraction also exist on Earth. Some step back, some move closer…

The More I Know / Čím víc vím

directed by Marek Náprstek

year: 2015
country: CZ
duration: 07:35
A weary old man is preparing to die. He has nothing more to fear and decides to share the secret of his life with us. While his relatives wait outside the door, he takes us on a journey through his memories. What will be the ultimate truth he chooses to pass on?

Composition / Kompozicija

directed by Mitja Manček

year: 2015
country: SI
duration: 03:34
Two audiovisual and film basics - sound and image - are created by the same lines engraved directly on primary audiovisual medium - film track - in order to trigger the most harmonic relationship possible between them. In this film you can see the sound and hear the image.

Mosaic, the Waltz of Spleen / Mozaika, walc śledziony

directed by Andrea Guizar

year: 2015
country: PL
duration: 04:25
A big ship on the high seas. Nine colorful characters are engaged in mysterious coordinated work that we can term “the waltz of spleen”. A tragic comedy where visceras and sublime sentiments meet in the very same place.

Tale / Mese

directed by Attila Bertóti

year: 2014
country: HU
duration: 08:00
Animated short film about Vanya, Lenochka, the king, the queen, the robber, the guards, the horse, the blacksmith, the fire chief and his wife based on a short story by Daniil Kharms.

Rivers / Rzeki

directed by Daria Kopiec

year: 2014
country: PL
duration: 02:29
Time and the passing of time represent the main themes of this animated film based on Czeslaw Milosz’s poem. The title acts as a contrast to the main character’s carnality. I look for traces on his body - starting from the umbilical cord, continuing with fingerprints, and ending with facial wrinkles.

The Noise of Licking / A nyalintás nesze

directed by Nadja Andrasev

year: 2015
country: HU
duration: 09:00
A woman is watched every day by the neighbor’s cat as she takes care of her exotic plants. This perverted ritual comes to an end when the cat disappears. Next spring a peculiar stranger pays her a visit.

Happy End

directed by Jan Saska

year: 2015
country: CZ
duration: 06:00
A black comedy about death with a happy ending. A splendid chain of unlikely encounters. Hunters, a tractor driver, a disco boy, and a corpse.