ShortDocs Animats / Session 2
A new non-competitive section with the best international short documentaries exploring animation as a narrative resource.
United Kingdom / 2015 / 5 min.
Do we get enough sleep? Through a conversation between artist Ellie Land and scientist Peter Oliver about the latest developments in circadian biology research we discover the effects that a lack of sleep can have in our well-being.
Louise Peter, Mahyar Udarzi, Steve Bache
Germany / 2016 / 4 min.
Frederick Baer spent over a decade on death row and he is still waiting for his death penalty to be executed. The story of a murderer’s time on death row and the conflicts about his guilt and destiny.
Sweden / 2016 /14 min.
Sarah is invited to present her film in a festival in Israel. During the trip, she expects to form friendships and political debates, but the dialogue dies every time she talks about the occupation of Palestine.
Switzerland / 2016 / 11 min.
Wally’s childhood is increasingly turned upside down by her mother’s alcohol addiction. A roller coaster ride between helplessness, excessive demands and desperation begins. It’s a daily struggle for survival.
Finland / 2017 / 7 min.
A girl and her favourite t-shirt will show us the story behind our clothing to open the conversation about the origin and destiny of our clothes, as well as our own consuming habits.
Quebec, Canada / 2016 / 3 min.
In a creative mix of stop-motion animation and live-action documentary, a man recalls the social realities that forced his mother to put him up for adoption.
Israel / 2016 / 9 min.
Some were born here, some moved to Israel when they were very young. They all have lived most of their lives here, yet they are still labeled as foreigners.
Belgium / 2016 / 8 min.
In the twentieth century, five inventions were dismissed or not be generalized: the durable nylon stocking, the ‘Aerotrain’, the ‘safe cigarette’, the water engine and the ‘bio-resonance’.
Norway /2016 / 8 min.
Syrian refugees Mahmad, Rasha i Odei begin a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to reach Italy. They want to leave behind the war in Syria, but the fear and the memories are still present.