International Competition of Short Films 4

Stanica: S2

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.

Birdlime / Birdlime

director Evan DeRushie

year: 2017
country: Canada
duration: 11min.
After narrowly escaping being trapped in the exotic bird-trade industry, an unfortunate fowl still ends up caged and corrupted by unfamiliar stimuli.

A Table Game / A Table Game

director Nicolás Petelski

year: 2017
country: Spain
duration: 4min.
Patience is a gift

The Day After the Party / The Day After the Party

director Diyala Muir

year: 2016
country: United Kingdom
duration: 6min.
An anxious young girl makes her way through Brixton market. Memory and fantasy slowly weave themselves into the chaotic street scene, engulfing her into a sinister world of talking fish, weeping sunflowers, and a suspiciously haunting grin.

Strawberry Eaters / Maasikaõgijad

director Mattias Mälk

year: 2018
country: Estonia
duration: 14min.
A film about two strawberry farmers whose field is destroyed by ravenous snails. The couple tries to start a new life in the city, but when the woman announces they’re expecting a child, the paranoid man suspects that snails are behind that as well.

Silo / Silo

director Gina Kamentsky

year: 2017
country: United States
duration: 2min.
A journey around an abandoned grain silo outside the animator’s studio.

Animal Year / Animal Year

director Zhongsu

year: 2016
country: China
duration: 7min.
A story about fate inspired by personal memory. It’s the director’s fourth work, and as usual he finished these images and sounds and music in the film all by himself.

Ballerina / Ballerina

director Steven Subotnick

year: 2018
country: United States
duration: 5min.
Between an angry ballerina and her audience.

Musical Traumas / Muzicke trauma

director Miloš Tomić

year: 2018
country: Serbia and Montenegro
duration: 10min.
A rhythmic compilation of traumatic yet amusing confessions of former music school students, as well as an attempt to visualise music with scrumptious, hand-drawn animation. The image comes straight from the world of musical impressions.

Yellow / Žltá

director Ivana Šebestová

year: 2017
country: Slovakia
duration: 6min.
Yellow is a story about individual freedom. The main character Viola, an opera singer, is being suffocated by the demands she imposes on her life. She shuts herself off to focus solely on her career, but this lifestyle choice starts to ruin her and her music.

Good Night, Everybuds! / Good Night, Everybuds!

director Benedikt Hummel

year: 2017
country: Germany
duration: 5min.
As the world slumbers, two hot hearts engage in a sexual journey along moonlit shores. A wild choreography of squeezing and pleasing unfolds to eventually have hearts embracing with everlasting cosiness.