VAF: New Talents 2017 (premiere)

Station Žilina Záriečie: S1
Duration 60:01

This project promotes the most talented Central and Eastern European young animation filmmakers. Its aim is to internationally present the nine best films made by students and young artists in a given year to a professional audience and the general public. The film selection focuses on extraordinary talents whose work promises successful future careers. The project counts on the presentation of this film compilation at selected European animated film festivals to draw attention to new talents, bringing them together with experienced international producers. In 2017, New Talents is also adding new activities such as cinema distribution in selected countries.

Pussy / Cipka

directed by Renata Gąsiorowska

year: 2016
country: PL
duration: 08:22
A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.

The Wild Boar / Das Wildschwein

directed by Bella Szederkényi

year: 2016
country: DE
duration: 13:00
A homeless orphan, an animalistic little kid, escapes the big city into the darkness of the woods where the kid meets a creature mightier than ever imagined.

Ink Meets Blank / Zdarzenie plastyczne

directed by Tymon Albrzykowski

year: 2016
country: PL
duration: 05:11
A black and white, rhythmic metamorphosis of abstract geometric forms. Dramaturgy built by pure form and evocative music. Fully implemented cameraless directly onto 35mm film tape.


directed by Martina Mikušová

year: 2016
country: SK
duration: 07:52
A film about aggression, passion and misunderstanding in a relationship. Animation and visuals are inspired by naive art, deep dreams and the unconscious mind.

Corner / Kut

directed by Lucija Mrzljak

year: 2016
country: EE
duration: 02:05
Life is difficult in the corner, in the angle where edges meet. Everything is geometrically relative when laws of perspective and gravity start playing tricks.

Volcano Island / Vulkánsziget

directed by Anna Katalin Lovrity

year: 2017
country: HU
duration: 09:00
A young, naïve female tiger is chased by an old, white male tiger on a magical island. At the beginning the tigress is unaware of her deep connection to the island and nature. Finally she discovers her great, elementary force.

Foreign Body / Ciało obce

directed by Marta Magnuska

year: 2016
country: PL
duration: 07:00
A foreign body lives its own life. You can’t get rid of it, it’s always with you, you need it. Caress that odd part of yours, don’t try to shave its long tousled fur. This is a story about something that’s considered strange at first, but which turns out to be the dearest thing to us.

Life in Patterns / Život ve vzorcích

directed by Vojtěch Domlátil

year: 2017
country: CZ
duration: 01:40
Growing up from perfect patterns. Tenderness, poorness and kitsch. Life in 12 frames per second.

Farewell / Slovo

directed by Leon Vidmar

year: 2016
country: SI
duration: 05:51
Lovro sits in his bathtub. He sadly stares at droplets dripping from the tap. Suddenly, the day he first went fishing with grandpa springs to life in his imagination, spilling over into reality.