Shorts Animation Competition 5

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening081602 / Shorts anima võistlusprogramm 5
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Trailer

Films

Baltic premiere

The Visit

Local title
Külaskäik
Original title
Wizyta
Director
Mateusz Jarmulski
Country
Poland
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

African tropical forest. A dark figure escapes through the thicket. The hunters’ shouting grows. The chimpanzee’s eyes shine on her dark face. She is breathing heavily, flees through the jungle. The frightened animal reaches a beautiful colonial villa and enters inside. Leaving her natural environment will stand before an important choice. “The visit” is a film that asks the question of where humanity begins.

Director
Mateusz Jarmulski
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Letter to a Pig

Local title
Kiri põrsale
Original title
Letter to a Pig
Director
Tal Kantor
Country
France, Israel
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.

Director
Tal Kantor
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics

Local title
Meneath: eetika varjatud saar
Original title
Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics
Director
Terril Calder
Country
Canada
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics dives deeply into the innate contrast between the Seven Deadly Sins (Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride and Envy) and the Seven Sacred Teachings (Love, Respect, Wisdom, Courage, Truth, Honesty and Humility), as embodied in the life of a precocious Métis baby. Brought to life by Terril Calder’s darkly beautiful stop-motion animation, Baby Girl’s inner turmoil is laid bare with unflinching honesty. Convinced she’s soiled and destined for Hell, Baby Girl receives Anishinaabe Teachings from Nokomis that fill her with strength and pride, and affirm a path towards healing. Calder’s tour-de-force unearths a hauntingly familiar yet hopeful world that illuminates the bias of colonial systems.

Director
Terril Calder
Runtime

Baltic premiere

BLUSH – An Extraordinary Voyage

Local title
BLUSH – imetabane rännak
Original title
BLUSH – An Extraordinary Voyage
Director
Iiti Yli-Harja
Country
Finland
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

For Fatu, a simple visit to the grocery store feels as nerve-racking as a lunar expedition: for the first time in his life, he’s
wearing makeup in public.

Director
Iiti Yli-Harja
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

The Garbage Man

Local title
Prügimees
Original title
O Homem do Lixo
Director
Laura Gonçalves
Country
Portugal
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

On a hot August afternoon, the family gathered at the table remembers uncle Botão: the Colonial War, emigration to France, where he lived and worked thirty years as a garbage man. Memories of each are crossed to tell the story of a man who lived a hard life through humor and fantasy, like when he returned to Belmonte, in a van full of trash, turned into a real treasure.

Director
Laura Gonçalves
Runtime
Trailer