International Competition of Short Films 2

Puppet Theatre

The Anča Award is an international competition of 30-minute fılms made in the last two years. This year 1,626 fılms have been registered, of which 39 were selected for the international competition category.

The winner will be announced at 16:00 and awarded EUR 800 on the last festival day (1 July) at the New Synagogue.

Hi Stranger / Hi Stranger

director Kirsten Lepore

year: 2016
country: United States
duration: 3min.
I made this film especially for you. I needed to check in with you. I needed to tell you how I feel.

Flower Found! / Bloem?

director Jorn Leeuwerink

year: 2017
country: Netherlands
duration: 6min.
A beautiful red flower stands in the forest. When it disappears, the Mouse is very sad. Bird takes Mouse around the forest to search for the flower, and other animals join in too. Then they think they’ve found it and things quickly get out of hand.

Nothing Happens / Nothing Happens

director Uri & Michelle Kranot

year: 2017
country: Denmark
duration: 4min.
It’s cold in the suburbs, yet some people are gathering. We are all waiting for something to happen. But nothing does… We have gathered to witness an event. To participate in being seen. The spectacle of watching and being watched.

Museum / Muteum

director Äggie Pak Yee Lee

year: 2017
country: Estonia
duration: 4min.
At an Art Museum we garner insights from outer to inner, from deep to very deep, seriously and sincerely.

RGBebop / Anthropology / RGBebop / Anthropology

director Luigi Allemano

year: 2018
country: Canada
duration: 4min.
RGBebop / Anthropology is an animated visual music improvisation in colour and sound, handmade in black and white with laser cut stencils, pen, brush, ink and paper.

Quiet / Тише

director Maxim Kulikov

year: 2017
country: Russia
duration: 10min.
Grandpa and grandma bought a house near the forest. To keep it quiet.

Contrast / Kontrast

director Barbora Bárková

year: 2017
country: Slovakia
duration: 4min.
A surreal depiction of a toxic relationship, when one only takes but never gives.

(Fool Time) Job / (Fool Time) Job

director Gilles Cuvelier

year: 2017
country: France
duration: 17min.
Pedro has found a new job. A kind of strange one, but these days he can’t afford to be too choosy. It’s a real chance! Anyway, he’s never been the kind to get cold feet.

Knockstrike / Knockstrike

director Genís Rigol, Pau Anglada, Marc Torices

year: 2017
country: Spain
duration: 5min.
Two men accidentally swop briefcases. One contains a videotape that will lead the new owner to embarking on an unexpected journey to figure out the contents.

Ugly / Ugly

director Nikita Diakur

year: 2017
country: Germany
duration: 12min.
An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story Ugly the Cat.