AWARD NOMINATIONS 2020

BEST ANIMATION COMPETITION

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Om Nom Nom…

Dir. Minato Matsuda, Haruna Ueno & Tomoko Taiga

3' • Japan • 2019

One day, a hungry dinosaur came across a weird jumping egg in the forest. He swallowed it, and then felt some strange rumblings in his tummy. Well, well, well... This stop-motion animation is essentially a funny short story for kids, but its fanciful visual images may also attract adults. The unique imagery of the dinosaur’s internal organs and nature have been created with a multi-plane camera, by combining fluffy flat puppets (a boy, a dinosaur, and other creatures) with carefully composed pastel drawings.

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Zorg II

Dir. Auden Lincoln-Vogel

22' • Estonia • 2019

An alien comes to earth in hopes of starring in a sci-fi blockbuster.

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Mazay`s Ark
(мазай, Не Ной!)

Dir. Tatyana Chernilevskaya

8' • Russian Federation • 2018

The snow is melting, the water is rising - grandpa Mazay is collecting hares on his boat. But this time Mazay faces obstacles. This "saving parable" shows us that the rescue of a drowning man isn't always the drowning man's own job. This is a social film that touches upon the topic of consumer society. The issue is very relevant for our time. It speaks of people who have power, but not morality and principles. They can seem decent, put on the masks of true Christians, and under this guise do terrible things, that bring them benefits. These people have neither conscience nor mercy, there is only a desire to profit from everything. And if you found yourself in a difficult situation, you'd better act in accordance with the proverb "If you need a helping hand, the best place to look is at the end of your sleeve", and not foolishly entrust your life into the hands of stranger.

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Still Lives
(Kiirehessä Liikkumatoin)

Dir. Elli Vuorinen

6' • Finland • 2019

Still Lives is an experimental stop motion animation starring traditional figurines from folk art from various times and places. Accompanied by a soundtrack of narrators facing the pressures of modern life, these characters explore the theme of busy stillness from different points of view in seven separate scenes: a couple on an antique bridal box breaks up, turning into tinder; an ancient statue in a glass showcase grows tired of hearing about the dynamic potential of shared workspaces, and the runner on a clay jar is stuck in a never-ending workout session.