10/09/2022, 07:30 pm, BODO Cinema, AnimaDocPANORAMA I (65:00)
Chicago, ecology, pandemic, nature versus human condition, artificial intelligence surveillance, crisis in the Mediterranean Sea and ... Wawel Dragon! An amazing panorama of films from Austria, Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Iran, South Korea, Nigeria, Portugal and Great Britain.
11/09/2022, 07:30 pm, BODO Cinema, AnimaDocPANORAMA II (56:00)
Amazon rainforest, karaoke, violence in couples, the Nicaraguan Revolution, Non-Playable Characters, soybeans, volcanoes and an underground radio network fighting fascism during the Salvadoran civil war. You will learn about these and other amazing stories during the second part of the AnimaDoc PANORAMA. The program includes films from Brazil, Germany, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine and the USA.
An animated documentary portrait from audio messages, two friends, pandemic, isolation, strange archival images and a mustachioed shrimp.
Brazil 2022, 08:10
BOOKANIMA: THE ANIMATOR'S SURVIVAL KIT
BOOKANIMA, a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is an Experimental Animation project to give new cinematic life to books. It aims ‘Book Cinema’ in the third scope between Book and Cinema.
BOOKANIMA experiments Chronophotography Animation about The Animator's Survival Kit, paying homage to Richard Williams(1933-2019).
South Korea 2022, 04:43
This animated short film/music video was created by the director/animator João Pombeiro for the track "Chicago" by the Chicagoan musical producer Lance Skiiiwalker.
Both video and music are homages to the spirit of Chicago and its people. As we travel from the Southside to Downtown we go through a collage of historical references, from civil rights movements to architecture, music, culture, and its diverse social fabric that thrives on the diversity of its multicultural neighbourhoods and communities.
Portugal 2021, 03:40
Alejandro Jose Espejo Arizaga
A candy wrap turned into a boat, it will survive adventures that lead it to create environmental awareness.
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Ecuador 2021, 03:38
The story of echo is about understanding and perception of wildlife and environmental abuse and its consequences on the human race...
Iran 2020, 07:07
FREE TO SWIM
Plastic pollution has become one of the most urgent environmental issues we are facing presently. It is estimated that about 1.1 to 8.8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the world ocean from coastal communities every year.
Nigeria 2022, 01:00
Cameron Carr, Marie Trudolubova
An award-winning documentary showing the behind-the-scenes of 'Wawel Dragon', where an animation student named Cameron Carr built a studio in his bedroom when his university closed the studios due to the pandemic.
University of the Creative Arts
United Kingdom 2021, 06:07
The film shows the ‘DARK REALITY’ behind your favorite DISH. While you enjoy delicacies, the reality is grindingly far different for some. The film depicts a ‘served platter’, which grinds the seeds into the dark side(reality) that goes in the background of each serving. The film is entirely made using ‘SEEDS’.
India 2020, 06:21
MY FATHER'S DAMN CAMERA!
A reckless boy in an almost desperate and therefore troublesome way persistently seeks the attention of his father – a photographer. Being confronted with his father’s artistic chaos and his obsessive fascination with photography-life, on his path of growing up these elements eventually become essential for strengthening their father-son bond.
In a story that intertwines hand-drawn and stop animation in collage technique, the author takes his audience on a ride through the archive of Slovenian photographer Dragiša Modrinjak, and at the same time draws from personal experience as a filmmaker and father.
Slovenia 2021, 06:40
The video mainly tells the story of a small family in China in the early days of the 2020 epidemic that suddenly swept across the country. The title of the film “Nanshan Town” is the location of the community where all the stories take place, through some of the daily trivial incident reflects the different age stages of the epidemic in the face of an attitude, and in the case of optimism in the quiet of the family to bring people have been accompanied by the power of healing.
East China Normal University
China 2022, 06:47
A short animation film about borders drawn to evoke behaviour.
We never see the world as it is, as a mere fact,
but we shape sensual data into meaning by subjective patterns.
We touch, see and learn how the world is to be seen.
The development of perception gives this film, Open Water, its dramatic structure. Along this we arrange, layer, combine, contrast several topics: nature versus human condition, surveillance by the means of artificial intelligence and the crisis in the Mediterranean sea.
Austria 2021, 11:18
The retired Hong Kong couple, Long and Sophie, as amateur singers, attend their singing performance separately. Despite social unrest, their performance sets off as usual. While Sophie arrives early at the venue and gets herself prepared, Long is caught up in the subway by an unexpected circumstance. Employing both animation and documented materials obtained during the Anti-extradition Protests 2019, Sunset Singers presents a fictional commentary on the parallel lives of Hong Kong’s individuals.
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Germany 2022, 10:38
Cícero Fraga, Alan Schvarsberg
TAPAJÓS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF A RIVER S
Residents of Miritituba, a small village in the heart of the Amazon, struggle to survive amidst the large soybean export ports.
Brazil 2021, 14:51
Johann Medford, Arnaldo James,
THE 1979 LA SOUFRIÈRE ERUPTION
“All high-risk communities must have an emergency plan in case of another volcanic eruption … We must always be prepared to reduce tragedy.” In light of recent reality (in early 2021 the La Soufrière erupted), this quote from poet-narrator Maxwell “Tajoe” Francis in the animation, means much more in the Caribbean and for similar communities around the world.
The 1979 La Soufrière Eruption is the personal account of Francis who in 1979 experienced a volcanic eruption in his homeland of St Vincent and the Grenadines. North Eleven, was commissioned by the University of West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) to create the animation as part of their Volcano Ready Communities Project.
Trinidad and Tobago 2020, 04:38
THE ANALOGY OF SPACE
Due to long-term observation of the NPCs (Non-Playable Characters) the player witnesses certain documentary events that take place in different parts of the in-game world. However, these events are permeated by common cross-cutting themes: excessive cruelty and human indifference. To some extent the constant movement (which also accompanies the player-observer throughout the in-game space) is the only salvation from arbitrariness on the streets but not always.
Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts
Ukraine 2022, 12:00
Félix Fernández, Mendy Pamela Pravia
THE DICTATOR IN CHECK
A dictator who dropped bombs from planes on the Nicaraguan population, more than 6 thousand people managed to perform an epic feat in the middle of the fire: The Tactical Withdrawal to Masaya, in Nicaragua. Learn more about how this feat occurred in 1979, through an experimental animated short film.
Nicaragua 2022, 03:49
Tomás Pichardo Espaillat
THE REBEL RADIO THAT BROUGHT DOWN A WAR CRIMINAL
Get to know the story of Radio Venceremos, an underground radio network fighting fascism during the Salvadoran Civil War.
United States 2022, 05:43
UNDER THE INFLUENCE - LET'S BREAK THE SILENCE
"Under the Influence" is one of the 7 short movies made for the project "Let's Break the Silence". It tells a story, taken from an authentic testimony, about the issue of psychological control and dependence within a couple.
"Let's Break the Silence" is a project to raise awareness about the multiplicity of violence within couples. Through 7 animated short movies made by Swiss artists, the project reveals violence that is often invisible.
It also aims to accompany the word around violence, to bring a better active and empathic listening as well as support to the victims. This awareness-raising project is directed by DécadréE and the production of the videos has been entrusted to Nous Prod.
Switzerland 2021, 04:11