A Tiny Tale
France / Animation / 8 minutes
Director/Writer: Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault
Producer: Philippe Meis
A dog gets abandoned on the side of the road. Attached to a street light, he stays alone until the day he meets a young astronaut wannabe and a professional cyclist who keeps on trying to beat her highest score.
Affairs Of The Art
United Kingdom / Animation / 16 minutes
Director: Joanna Quinn
Writer: Les Mills
Producer: Michael Fukushima, Les Mills
How many obsessions can one family have? In Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ Affairs of the Art, we reconnect with Beryl, the working-class heroine who not only reveals her own obsession with drawing but exposes the addictions of her eccentric family, which include pickling, screw threads and pet taxidermy.
Sweden / Animation / 11 minutes
Director: Isabel Fahlén
Writer: Linda Boodh
A poetic short about loss – in a time when nature only remains in books, dreams and memories. A child, an old man and a woman are reflecting over everything lost with the insects. Their stories are intertwined by the mythical Apollo butterfly.
Are You Okay?
USA / Animation / 8 minutes
Director: Ryan Cannon
Writer: Jordan Gibler, Ryan Cannon
Producer: Amanda Carson, Ryan Cannon
Cast: Ashley Blanchet,Noah, Counselor
A short film produced by Wonder Media in collaboration with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation to bring awareness to the effect of cyberbullying among teens. This bystander story is told through the perspective of a 15 year old girl, Raquelle, who witnesses her classmate Noah being bullied. When doing the right thing transforms Raquelle from bystander to victim, she finds herself trapped in the same emotional quicksand of her peers.
Canada / Animation / 6 minutes
Director/Writer: Claude Cloutier
Producer: Galilé Marion-Gauvin, Julie Roy
Bad Seeds takes us to a bizarre world populated by carnivorous plants that can change shapes the way a chameleon changes colours. The veteran director of Carface deftly connects growth with rivalry and evolution with competition, crafting an increasingly shocking duel that’s peppered with allusions to the western, the Cold War, board games, and much more.
Clara With A Mustache
Kosovo / Animation / 10 minutes
Director/Writer: Ilir Blakcori
A 100 deutschmark, and its beautiful portrait of Clara Schumann. This banknote travels from one person to another, unveiling their stories and
perspectives. Travelling from hand to hand, Clara reveals different human emotions and situations. It embodies herself into different situations such as: a war, life rescue, robbery, crime, corruption, fraud, destruction and hope.
France / Animation / 15 minutes
Director/Writer: Sandra Desmazieres
Producer: Dora Benousilio, Julie Roy
Two sisters grow up in Vietnam and are separated by the war between North and South. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Thao, in her teens, must leave the country with her uncle. Her sister Saoi Maï, only a little older, remains with their parents, hoping they will soon be reunited. But their separation will last nearly 20 years, and the letters they exchange are their only way to connect and relieve their loneliness. Thao and Sao Maï write about their everyday lives, their memories, the war, and its ghosts.