Animated Realities

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Doc@Shorts

All works of moving image are a result of the author’s vision. If a recorded documentary presents a certain form of cinematic manipulation, an anidoc (commonly used abbreviation of the term ‘animated documentary’) is just another type of such interpretation of reality. In its animated form, whether it’d be a drawing, stop-motion or something else, the re-imagination of the corporeal world in these anidocs is clear to the audience and their made-up imagery create strong connections to the tangible space. Cross-national conflicts are explored through the poetic lens of their inanimate bystanders. A prophetic story of a Russian immigrant is retold in her own drawings. A food industry’s incompetence is exposed in a disturbing visual aftermath. Pains of both the past and the present are revisited. It’s colourful, it’s animated, but it’s all so real.

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening111602 / Animeeritud tegelikkus
Screening duration
Trailer

Films

Baltic premiere

About Dam and Hofit

Local title
Rääkides Damist ja Hofitist
Original title
About Dam and Hofit
Director
Gali Blay, Leila Zelli
Country
Canada, Germany
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Doc@Shorts

The story of the forbidden friendship between Dam, the tip of mount Damavand in Iran and Hofit, an air force plane from Israel. Their unexpected encounter dares them to reimagine a friendship against all odds.

Director
Gali Blay, Leila Zelli
Runtime
Language
Hebrew
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Cherry Bone (English Voice Over)

Local title
Kirsikivi
Original title
Cherry Bone (English Voice Over)
Director
Evgenia Gostrer
Country
Germany
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Doc@Shorts

A documentary animation that tells the story of a Russian-Jewish family that immigrates to Germany in the mid-90s. The director of the film starts a conversation with her parents who made the move in their forties and recalls her own version of the past events.

Director
Evgenia Gostrer
Runtime
Language
Russian
Subtitles
English
Trailer

World premiere

White

Local title
Valge
Original title
Director
Ao Chen
Country
United Kingdom, China
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Doc@Shorts

A big head baby, one of the numerous victims of the white melamine-tainted milk powder incidents caused by the Sanlu (Three Deer) Group Co. Ltd in China, witnesses such nightmarish pain and sinks into with other babies the abyss of horror and despair.

Director
Ao Chen
Runtime

Baltic premiere

The Pink Jacket

Local title
Roosa jakk
Original title
O Casaco Rosa
Director
Mónica Santos
Country
Portugal
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Doc@Shorts

A political musical film about a Pink Jacket that always has something up his sleeve. In the comfort of his home, Casaco Rosa uses couture and torture to stitch up the opponents of the system.

Director
Mónica Santos
Runtime
Language
Portuguese
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Holy Holocaust

Local title
Püha holokaust
Original title
Holy Holocaust
Director
osi wald, Noa Berman-Herzberg
Country
Israel
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Doc@Shorts

A dark family secret from the past is revealed unexpectedly and opens an abyss between two close friends: Jennifer, a German, discovers that she is the black granddaughter of a Notorious Nazi commander, and her life is turned upside down, while Noa, an Israeli, is doing whatever she can to prevent her life from turning around

Director
osi wald, Noa Berman-Herzberg
Runtime
Language
English