World Panorama 2

Station Žilina Záriečie: S2
Duration 78:56

A selection of films and music videos that just missed out by a hair’s breadth on being selected for the competition. These will be screened in the special World Panorama section.

Ghost Town / Grad duhova

directed by Marko Dješka

year: 2016
country: HR
duration: 12:11
While the battle rages around an abandoned town, the remaining citizen fights his battle with loneliness through daily routine.


directed by Ed Leicester

year: 2016
country: GB
duration: 02:17
Heist is an exercise in traditional 2D effects animation. It is the abstract retelling of a classic bank robbery, creating the story without dialogue or characters, only music and effects.

Peep Show

directed by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

year: 2016
country: IT
duration: 07:34
Peep Show is a private journey into the world of eroticism. The viewer, as if spying through a keyhole, witnesses a personal show in which art is the object of desire. The most beautiful erotic icons of the classical period wink and show themselves off in an atmosphere charged with sexual tension.

Infinity Hotel

directed by Neely Goniodsky

year: 2017
country: US
duration: 04:00
Infinity Hotel has an infinite number of rooms. When guests arrive, all other guests shift one room over in perpetual limbo. But there’s this one room…


directed by Cristal Buemi

year: 2016
country: ES
duration: 02:15
A chair demonstrates the possibilities inherent in its shape through its reflection. The way imagination can affect perception is discovered throughout this journey. Ultimately the chair’s essence remains but our interpretation has altered.

In Inertia / Guzu No Soko

directed by Takuto Katayama

year: 2016
country: JP
duration: 07:30
From that day, anxiety started to take root in the man’s room. He keeps walking to avoid sinking into listlessness. This is a document to reflect my own anxiety that arose after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Hedgehog’s Home / Jezeva kuca

directed by Eva Cvijanovic

year: 2017
country: CA
duration: 10:00
A hedgehog lives in a lush and lively forest. Though respected by other animals, the prickly creature’s devotion to his home annoys a quartet of beasts who confront him.

It’s About Time

directed by Ivo Briedis

year: 2015
country: LV
duration: 06:03
A wind-blown message urges a lonely man to head out to the city, but someone does not want him to leave the room.

Life Cycles

directed by Ross Hogg

year: 2016
country: GB
duration: 04:17
An observational exploration of routine, monotony, attention and distraction. Will we continue to let events pass us by uncontested, or will we decide to break the cycle?

The Untangled Routine / Machol Haheterim מחול ההיתרים

directed by Orit Oged

year: 2016
country: IL
duration: 05:38
A bizarre choreographic ballet describes different aspects of individual identity in the modern and permissive world and society through radical and humorous situations.

Ah Ah Ah / 아아아

directed by Youngmee Roh

year: 2015
country: KR
duration: 14:37
Hee-seo’s mum passes away from an unknown illness, leaving her young son with her husband. Hee-seo’s father, a one-time marathon winner, still lives in the past of his triumphant days and demands success and victory from his son. Hee-seo’s competition day nears.

Day, the Chef / 一个叫Day的厨子

directed by Shuyu Xiong

year: 2016
country: CN
duration: 02:34
This animation presents the subtle connection between urban life and Beijing dishes. It uses metaphors to vividly reflect how people are living under urban pressure.