World / 87 min. / Animation
Various languages with English subtitles
A selection of the world’s finest animation.
Croatia – Canada / 10min
Directed by Eva Cvijanović
Based on the story by Branko Ćopić, this animated short tells the tale of a hedgehog living in a lush and lively forest. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog’s devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog’s home and spark a tense and prickly standoff
Belgium / 12min
Directed by Britt Raes
Catherine loves pets! But most of all, she loves her cat. As she grows up, she can not connect with other people. Her cat is her life, and little by little she grows up to be a crazy old cat lady… Will she ever find friendship, or love?
The Talk: True Stories about the Birds & the Bees
Canada / 9min
Directed by Alain Delannoy
There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is “The Talk”. In the film, adults share memories of the time when their parents first tried to explain sex to them. Using actual recordings of these recollections and a mix of hand drawn images, photographs, computer generated images as well as stop frame animated toys and props, the memories of several individuals have been caringly recreated in order to best present the awkwardness of one of life’s strangest occurrences.
Norway – Canada / 9min
Directed by Torrill Kove
In her latest animated short, Academy Award®-winning director Torill Kove explores the beauty and complexity of parental love, the bonds that we form over time, and the ways in which they stretch and shape us.
Spain / 3min
Directed by MARC BRIONES PIULACHS
Exchange of glances in the metro. How many opportunities have you let slip? Darrel will do everything possible to not let escape this one…
Argentina / 9min
Directed by PABLO POLLEDRI
Ambition, exploitation of labour, environmental pollution, human degradation, surplus value, corruption and much more in the amazing world of free market!
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
Netherlands / 12min
Directed by Bouwine Pool
A sweet granny is looking forward to her granddaughter’s visit. But when the little girl arrives, the feeling is not mutual. Before the visit is over, granny must try to create the warm bond with her grandchild she desires so deeply.
I Like Girls
Canada / 8min
Directed by Diane Obomsawin
In I Like Girls, four women reveal the nitty-gritty about their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments, and fumbling attempts at sexual expression. For them, discovering that they’re attracted to other women comes hand-in-hand with a deeper understanding of their personal identity and a joyful new self-awareness.
Min Börda (The Burden)
Sweden / 15min
Directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
A dark musical enacted in a modern market place, situated next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator.