We received graduation reels from more than 60 animation and film schools around the world. From these we selected the best and came up with two international programmes and 25 films. Here you have a brilliant window into the future of animation. Find out about International Student Festival – Programme 2
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Waiter (Ryoji Yamada, Japan)
A hard-working and harassed barrista drinks himself into oblivion.
Ping-Pong (Natalia Krawczuk , Poland)
Table tennis is a LOT funnier without the ball. Although scoring is harder.
Polish Film School, Lodz
Contrast (Carmen Buchner , Germany)
A flower meadow in summer. An ocean out of bright colours, a paradise for countless animals. Look closer and deeper and you discover it is a venue for the never-ending battle of survival.
Canuck Black (Rebecca Archer, UK)
In a shadowy interrogation room a homicide file lies open in front of two frustrated cops. Behind a one-way mirror sits the main suspect, a hulking bear named Canuck Black.
National Film and TV School
Wounded Man (Hye-Won Kim, South Korea)
A detachable nose isn’t a party trick, it is a social liability – and it encourages the eye to make a break for it as well.
The New Species (Katerina Karhankova, Czech Republic)
Stumbling across a mysterious bone sparks the imaginations of three kids, who decide to seek scholarly wisdom from a paleontologist and see what clues they can dig up.
The Mist Is Coming In (Sophie Racine, Belgium)
Masking the cityscape, the mist helps drift the imagination of one jaded pedestrian towards the simple, classical pleasures of the clean and uncluttered wilderness of streams and mountains.
Another Round (Jane Mumford, Switzerland)
At a party, a waitress tries to supply the band with drinks to keep the music playing. But she didn’t anticipate the motley crew of party guests.
Planetes Apres Planetes (Titouan Bordeau, France)
A normal day’s work exploring a remote asteroid for space mineral samples is interrupted by some annoying pigeons that don’t seem to understand what is at stake.
Blackout (Sharron Mirsky, Canada)
A first person account of the major electrical failure that plunged Toronto into darkness one evening and the way it brought out the simple community spirit in so many otherwise unconnected people.
Mel Hoppenheim School Of Cinema
The Blooms (Ayasa Kugenuma, Japan)
A richly coloured tribute to the beauty of the natural world and to voluptuous femininity.
Tokyo University of the Arts,
It’s Time For Supper (Saki Muramoto, Japan)
Playtime ends at 5 o’clock. Then comes the vague period between playtime and dinnertime at home.
Tokyo University of the Arts
IOA (Gabriel Moehring, Switzerland)