Short animated films marathon

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Father / Otac by Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Veljko Popović, Rositsa Raleva, Dim Yagodin (BG/HR/DE 2012, 16 min) web trailer
When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you? In Father the reality of life is turned upside down to create an impossible dialogue - the dialogue between a child and a father that never happens.

Dog's Odyssey 2006 / Pieska odyseja 2006 by Maciej Majewski (PL 2012, 14 min) trailer
A funny look at the lives of Polish workers in the UK.

To Swallow a Toad / Norīt Krupi by Jurgis Krasons (LV 2010, 10 min) web
Once some "round" intellectuals lived in a small town. They were smart, kind, farsighted and successful. The reason for their success - they could swallow toads. But some that were "square" also lived in the small town. They were pragmatic realists - good was repaid with good, evil with evil, and no toads were ever swallowed. They lived in peace until one day a "square" discovered that the "rounds" swallow toads...

Touch / Érintés by Ferenc Cakó (HU 2010, 6 min)* web
In this sand animation Ferenc recalls his late father, who was an artist. It is not a traditional biographical film, instead, it is an artistic drive involving the depths and heights of emotions in the labyrinth of society and man-woman relationship.

Change / Változás by Kiss Virág (HU 2010, 9 min)*
An adaptation of the director's sketchbook diary. It is a self-ironic monologue about finding one's path, inner growth, and the desire to change.

The Last Bus / Posledný autobus by Martin Snopek and Ivana Laučíková (SK 2011, 16 min) web trailer
It's the start of the hunting season. The animals of the forest board a small bus and flee to safety. When hunters stop the bus in the middle of the night, its passengers reveal their true natures in fear for their lives.

Coming of Oracle / Prohveti Sünd by Rao Heidmets (ET 2011, 13 min)
Human being is the slave of his imagination. It is a long and complicated journy of finding the way out of it and it requires a good memory.

Villa Antropoff by Kaspar Jancis and Vladimir Leschiov (ET 2012, 13 min) web trailer
Once upon a time, there lived a man who had nothing besides himself. And a dream, a great big dream. But an immense and dangerous sheet of water spread out between him and his dream. The man set out. He arrived at his destination due to his courage and tenacity. But was that what he had been searching for?

Ursus by Reinis Petersons (LV 2011, 11 min) trailer
A story about a bear who works as an acrobat-motorcyclist in a travelling circus during the day, but in the evenings yearns for wildlife and the forest, where he believes he could find true happiness. One day, the bear decides to leave everything and takes off to the forest.

Of Boogers and Men / Velika avantura Gospodina Šmrkljića by Darko Vučenik (HR 2011, 5 min) trailer
This is a bizarre story of a man called Silly Josef that actually isn't a man. He is an automaton. He moves and speaks, but there is nobody behind the wheel. The only intelligence in his head doesn't derive from his brain but from the rase of Boogers that live in his nose.

Noise by Przemyslaw Adamski (PL 2011, 7 min) web
In essence, this film is an audiovisual work. However, sound plays the leading role here to some extent, anticipating generating of images. At the same time, the film is also a play of imagination provoked by the sound. The noises seeping into the protagonist's flat are subject to his individual interpretation, offering random images which interact with each other. Individual sounds deprived of their visual correlations evoke images which are often remote from their sources in reality.

Dessert / Dezert by Anna Mastníková (CZ 2011, 4 min) web
A film about three kinds of love, where the partners limit each other, play with each other or eat each other up. Starring spaghetti and whipped cream in the leading roles.

Dove sei, amor mio by Veljko Popović (HR 2012, 10 min) web trailer
A nice old lady is living a lonesome life, filled with small rituals and melancholic memories about some better days. Still, there's something strange about her... The power of denial and fear of change keep the old lady trapped in her worst nightmares until suddenly a long-kept secret emerges and the old lady can't escape it anymore.

5 Minutes Each/Svakih pet minuta by Vojin Vasovic (RS/CA 2011, 9 min) web trailer
A metaphorical story about the constant struggle of artists to achieve recognition. Told as a cautionary tale about the quest for five minutes of fame, the film looks at the hermetic life of artists, locked in their own world of ideas, striving to create the epochal masterpiece. Humorous and witty, this animated exploration of the relation between art and the artist, creates a hyperbolical picture of an everyday artist, with a dollop of vanity. And the lure of fame is of course a path towards his doom....

The Razor / Brzytwa by Grzegorz Koncewicz (PL 2009, 10 min) web
A dark story about unexpected end of barber shop, shown in outmoded style of black comedy. A man in need of a shave, a barber of dubious temperament and a fat, dancing, pink pig.

tWINs by Peter Budínský (SK 2011, 6 min) web
The story is about Siamese twins who fight each other inside but also outside the boxing ring. Because of their disability, they have to share both professional and private lives, but each one of them sees things from a different perspective. Twins is an animated film about brotherly love and its limits.

Body Memory / Keha Mälu by Ülo Pikkov (ET 2011, 10 min) web trailer
Our body remembers more than we can expect and imagine. It remembers also the sorrow and pain of the predecessors, sustaining the stories of our parents and grandparents as well as their ancestors. 
But, how far back is it possible to go in the memory of the body?

Oranges / Pomarańczarka by Marta Szymańska (PL 2011, 5 min)
In an empty, snow-cowered town an old lady sells oranges. Her clients leave not only with oranges they bought. "Oranges" is an oneiric tale on fantasies and strange obsession of the main character.

Big House / Suur Maja by Kristjan Holm (ET 2011, 11 min) web trailer
One totally ordinary warm summer night the residents of a totally ordinary apartment house
happen to gather in the yard. A citizen of questionable motives takes advantage of the situation and the ending of course is quite expectable.


*Films kindly provided by BuSho