COMPETITION PROGRAMME I
France 2005, 10'
DIR: EDOUARD SALIER
Scr: Edouard Salier
Animation: Strikeback Films
Prod: Nicolas Schmerkin
The Empire unveils everything but sees nothing. Its enemies idealize
everything but tolerate nothing. For some the earthly orgasm is of
virtual whores. For others the eternal orgasm is of 70 heavenly virgins.
What if it all came down to flesh?
Edouard Salier finished from Graphic Art and Design studies
in Paris and started working with the composer and music producer
Doctor L, designing his record sleeves and directing his first music
video, "Mountains". He has created a wide range of graphic
works, including short films, promos and installations. He is now
preparing his first feature film. His film "Empire" is also
in the programme of Political Animation in this year's "Animated
USA 2006, 5'15''
DIR: BILL PLYMPTON
Scr: Bill Plympton
Animation: Bill Plympton
Prod: Bill Plympton
Technique: drawn, color pencil
"Guide Dog" is a sequel to the Oscar nominated short "Guard
Dog". This time our hero dog helps blind people with typical
Bill Plympton (b 1946 in Portland, USA) is one of the best-known
American indie-animators, who has turned down a 7-figure offer from
The Walt Disney Company. In 2005, his "Guard Dog" was nominated
for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Several his short
and feature length animation films have been screened since 1999 at
"Animated Dreams" and in 2001 he was the member of festival's
SCHLIEß DIE AUGEN UND ATME NICHT
Germany 2006, 7'
DIR: VUK JEVREMOVIC
Scr: Vuk Jevremovic
Animation: Vuk Jevremovic
Prod: Vuk Jevremovic
Technique: 2D, drawn
Full moon, suddenly a shadow jumps through the window and takes our
hero to a nightflight. Is it a lost love? Or just a dream? After Ivan
Turgenev's novel "Ghost Story".
Vuk Jevremovic (b 1959 in Frankfurt on Main, Germany) 1984
graduated from Architecture at the Technical University in Belgrade,
ex Yugoslavia, and 2002 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany
- as Masterstudent by Professor Joseph Kosuth. In 2004 he was the
member of jury at "Animated Dreams" and presented a retrospective
of his films.
Ukraine 2005, 11'30''
DIR: STEPAN KOVAL
Scr: Alexandre Tatarskiy
Animation: Oleg Tsurikov, Marina Pashkovskaya, Stepan Koval
Prod: Irina Kaplichnaya., Igor Gelashvili
"Zlydni" is a Ukrainian fairy tale. One day zlydni - evil
forces that bring misery - come to settle at Petro's house. His envious
neighbours are happy as Petro's household falls apart. However, eventually
Petro gets rid of zlydni, which makes his neighbours lose peace. They
find zlydni and decide to bring them back to Petro but, instead of
returning, zlydni settle in at the home of their new masters...
Stepan Koval (b 1965 in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine) finished the
Academy of Arts in Kiev (arhitecture) in 1993. In 1998 finished the
Theatrical Institute in Kiev (director of animation films). With his
film "Tram no 9 Goes" he received the award of Best Young
Director at the animation festival "Animated Dreams" in
DEN RÖDA SKON
Sweden 2005, 4'30''
DIR: MAGNUS FREDRIKSSON
Scr: Anton Raukola, Håkan Rudehill
Animation: Magnus Fredriksson
Prod: Håkan Rudehill
A man is fishing on the river. A red lady's shoe comes floating by.
Did it belong to the county commissioner? She, who inaugurated ElektronikBertils's
new factory for mobile defibrillators... where the mayor as usual
had to do the dirty work.... and where the party afterwards got out
Magnus Fredriksson (b 1977 in Kiruna, Sweden) In November 1977,
an ugly and wrinkled boy fills his lungs with air for the first time.
He cries and the sound-waves travel over the snow-covered landscape
outside the maternity hospital of Kiruna in northern Sweden. A quarter
of a century later, the boy sits quiet and red-eyed, staring in front
of his computer with a meatball sandwich in his left hand and a dirty,
grey Microsoft mouse under the right one. From the loudspeakers of
the stereo music is streaming, on the TV the night news flicker. After
years of arduous searching he has gained insight. He has a plan, or
more correctly, he has a goal... he's going to be an animator.
LA MEMORIA DEI CANI
Italy, France 2006, 8'
DIR: SIMONE MASSI
Scr: Simone Massi
Animation: Simone Massi
Prod: Simone Massi
My cheeks brush against the stones, I look out from a break in the
Simone Massi (b 1970 in Pergola, Italy) graduated with distinction
in animation from the Urbin School of Fine Arts. He has been an independent
director since 1996 and has worked at many studios gaining experience
co-directing CD-ROMs, videos, and TV series. He has made 15 short
France 2005, 3'31''
DIR: ELOÏC GIMENEZ
Scr: Eloïc Gimenez
Animation: Eloïc Gimenez
Prod: Loïc Leugen-Geffroy
Liv and Maïna, who are deaf, meet in the dance.
Eloïc Gimenez (b 1982) studies animation in a French university
EMCA (Ecole des Métiers du Cinéma d'Animation).
Czech Republic 2005, 7'
DIR: MILOS TOMIC
Scr: Milos Tomic
Animation: Milos Tomic
Prod: Marija Djordjevic, Milos Tomic
Love game of a couple is rudely interrupted by war, but lovers don't
want to stop the game.
Milos Tomic (b 1976 in Belgrade, Serbia) received a bachelor
degree from Film Directing Department of BK Academy, Belgrade, where
he finished the course of prof. Misha Radivojevic. At the moment attending
magister studies at FAMU, Prague, in multimedia animation. Passionate
collector and patient collager, not clean filmmaker.
Russia 2005, 4'30''
DIR: IVAN MAXIMOV
Scr: Ivan Maximov
Animation: Ivan Maximov, Natalia Malgina, Tatyana Yacina
Prod: Alexander Gerasimov, Slava Mayasov
Interpretation of a parable about two frogs, showing, that from the
most complex situations it is possible to find a way out.
Ivan Maximov (b 1958 in Moscow, Russia) 1976-1982 was a student
of Physical-Technical Institute, since 1981 has been an illustrator
for various magazines. 1982-1986 was an engineer in Space Research
Institute, next two years took advanced courses on filmdirecting and
scriptwriting. Since 1995 has been working as "Virtual studio
Ivan Maximov" at home as a film, video & computer animator.
Since 2002 is a teacher of filmdirecting.
FORGET ME NOT
Great Britain 2006, 3'10''
DIR: KIM NOCE
Scr: Andras Gerevich, Liana Dognini
Animation: Kim Noce
Prod: Jayne Bevitt
Technique: 2D, cut-out, collage of archive photographs, embroidery
and live action
An elderly woman recalls bygone memories: as a child she had three
imaginary pets that she held with strings. She carried them with her
all day and night, until one day she lost them. She looked for them
everywhere to then find them unexpectedly.
Kim Noce (b 1973) graduated in Fine Arts and then with an MA
in the Animation Director Course at the National Film and Television
School in England. Currently she is represented in the USA by Propeller
SALOMÉ IN LOW LAND
Austria 2005, 10'24''
DIR: CHRISTIAN ZAGLER
Scr: Christian Zagler
Animation: Christian Zagler
Prod: Christian Zagler
Technique: Flash, 2D
Green ball-shaped and amazingly beautiful princess Salomé,
daughter of Herodias, urges for the prophet Iokanaan's head after
he spurned her love. Breathtaking beauty combined with infatuating
melody in the middle of a crisp arcade game world.
Christian Zagler (b 1980 in Graz, Austria) he founded the "Von
Hinten Society for Critical Perception" magazine. 2004 got Master's
Degree in Information Design at the University of Applied Sciences
Graz, since 2005 works for Amour Fou Film Production Vienna and at
a movie theatre.
QUIEN ENGAÑA NO GANA
India 2005, 4'
DIR: P. P. DAS, R. EIPE, K. PANDIT, K. RAY, P. SARTAPE, N. SUNDARAM,
L. VAKHARIA, M. KAUL
Scr: P. P. Das, R. Eipe, K. Pandit, K. Ray, P. Sartape, N. Sundaram,
L. Vakharia, M. Kaul
Animation: P. P. Das, R. Eipe, K. Pandit, K. Ray, P. Sartape, N. Sundaram,
L. Vakharia, M. Kaul
Prod: P. P. Das, R. Eipe, K. Pandit, K. Ray, P. Sartape, N. Sundaram,
L. Vakharia, M. Kaul
Technique: sand animation
The central theme is a journey in which whoever cheats, loses, depicted
through visual elements like roads, signs and a shining light sought
after by many.
Group work at the National Institute of Design in India.
CHERNO NA BYALO
Bulgaria 2005, 4'30''
DIR: ANDREI TSVETKOV
Scr: Boyan Biolchev
Animation: Andrei Tsvetkov
Prod: TF & P Animation
Nothing is only black and white. Protest against the society rejecting
Andrei Tsvetkov (b 1954) has been working at animation studios
in Sofia, Bulgaria, since 1978 as an art director and animator. He
has been involved in the production of over 20 films.
WHO I AM AND WHAT I WANT
Great Britain 2005, 7'30''
DIR: CHRIS SHEPHERD, DAVID SHRIGLEY
Scr: Chris Shepherd, David Shrigley
Animation: Alan Andrews, Siren Halvorsen, Ellen Kleiven
Prod: Maria Manton
Technique: drawn, 2D
This film is about who I am and what I want. It's NOT about who YOU
are and what YOU want. You always think everything I make is about
you but it's not. It's all about me
Chris Shepherd (b in Liverpool) His work has been nominated
twice for the film BAFTA. His credits include adverts, title sequences
and sketches. He is co-founder of the production company Slinky Pictures
with producer Maria Manton. In 2003 his animation film "Dad's
Dead" screened in the competition programme of "Animated
David Shrigley graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1991.
His art and sculptures have been exhibited throughout the world in
24 solo shows, and he has had more than 20 books published of his