Some films just need extra time to develop their themes, grow and draw us more comprehensively into their worlds. This competition programme is dedicated to showcasing the best of these longer films. If you find the regular competition programmes a bit of a roller coaster ride, this screening is your animation limousine.
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My Own Personal Moose (Leonid Shmelkov, Russia)
Misha is the quiet kid at school, whose dearest wish is to one day meet a real elk. He is always out and about in the countryside with his father where such magnificent animals seem within his grasp. One day an unexpected encounter occurs.
Bath House (Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden)
A Blue Room (Tomasz Siwiński, France)
A man wakes up in a blue room. He’s stuck inside. He can’t escape. A window is the only way to connect to the outside world. It filters the reality in a mysterious way.
Rabbit and Deer (Péter Vácz, Hungary)
Rabbit and Deer are living happily together until their friendship is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension.
Man Meets Woman (Dmitry Geller, Russia)
The oldest story in the world – but this time with a startling and beautiful twist. A man meets a woman, and the more he learns about her the more she moves away from him.
To Santiago (Mauro Carraro, Switzerland/France)
Mapo’s journey from St. James to Santiago de Compostela. On this mythic pilgrimage, he passes through towns and meets other travellers who seem to be bearing more than just their backpacks.