Shorts Animation Competition 3

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening061602 / Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 3
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Trailer

Films

Baltic premiere

Slow Light

Local title
Aeglane valgus
Original title
Slow Light
Director
Katarzyna Kijek, Przemysław Adamski
Country
Poland, Portugal
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

A boy who was born blind, suddenly at the age of seven sees a light. A medical examination reveals that his eyes are so dense that it takes seven years for the light to reach the retina and hence for the image to reach his consciousness.

The consequence of the eye defect translates into the mental immaturity of the man, lack of understanding of the present and belated reflections on long-gone facts. The man is never mature enough for his age and constantly lingers on the past.
Film made in original technique representing the tactile reality of the present and 2D animation showing the past.

Director
Katarzyna Kijek, Przemysław Adamski
Runtime
Trailer

Hysteresis

Local title
Hüsterees
Original title
Hysteresis
Director
Robert Seidel
Country
Germany
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

HYSTERESIS intimately weaves a transformative fabric between Robert Seidels’s projections of abstract drawings and queer performer Tsuki’s vigorous choreography. Using machine learning to mediate these lagged re-presentations, the film intentionally corrupts the AI’s strategies to unveil a frenetic, delicate, flamboyant visual language of the hysteria and hysteresis in this historical moment.

Director
Robert Seidel
Runtime

European premiere

The Island of Us

Local title
Meie saar
Director
Yu Yu
Country
Taiwan
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

Seed who can’t get under the sun and the shadow who need light to exist is the meaning of life for each other. Seed made up her mind to find a way to be with the shadow, get on the exploring journey in this strange world.

In their journey, they encounter lots of bizarre creatures. The creatures run their village with their way of showing love, amazing but brutal. Seed tries to understand them and help them get out from the cruel combine of each other, yet let them sink deeper and deeper.

Director
Yu Yu
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Bird in the Peninsula

Local title
Lind poolsaarel
Original title
Bird in the Peninsula
Director
Atsushi Wada
Country
France, Japan
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

Children are dancing on the music under the supervision of their teacher. A young lady witnesses the scene and disrupts their rituals.

Director
Atsushi Wada
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Cuddle

Local title
Kaisutus
Original title
Câline
Director
Margot Reumont
Country
Belgium, France
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

At her father's request, Coline returns to her childhood bedroom to sort through her belongings. The various objects she finds there plunge her into the memories of her childhood. Among them stand out those that have marked her to this day.

Director
Margot Reumont
Runtime
Trailer