Audience Award 2017

LIGHT SIGHT
2016 Iran
Seyed M Tabatabaei
7 min
An imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle in his quest.

Finalists 2017

AEON
2016 USA
Derek O’Dell
4 min

In this abstract music video, colour, shape, and sound combine to take us to a new aural plane.


WAYS OF SEEING
2015 Singapore
Jerrold Chong
4 min

The rumble of train rails; the crashing of ocean waves; the soft caress of distant wind.
Two people. Two ways of perceiving the world.


CAN YOU DECIDE?
2016 Italy
Lu Pulici
7 min
This is the story of a lonely robot musician who is struggling between the desire to travel and play music throughout the galaxy or go back home to be with the one he loves.

All the puppets and scenery have been recycled and skillfully crafted from waste materials.


LITTLE THING
2016 Israel
Or Kan tor
5 min

A tiny creature searches for companionship in an empty city. His music transforms the space around him and calls to others.


THE BOX
2016 UK
Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
7 min

The happy life of a Syrian kid alters instantly with the sudden war and he finds himself in a state of struggle. The war changes not only lives, but also the role of his box; first as a carefully built toy house, then as a place to take shelter in a refugee camp with full of dangers and finally as a boat that sails for a journey towards hope.


FINITO
2016 Brazil
Mauricio Bartok
5 min

A clock-watching robot is unexpectedly keen to finish his shift. A companion robot discovers his surprising secret.


PLEIN ETE (HIGH SUMMER)
2016 France
Josselin Facon
6 min

A troubling moment in the balminess of a summer in the countryside. Whilst gardening, a young man sees his mother as a woman for the first time.


TRIAL & ERROR
2016 Germany
Antje Heyn
6 min

A film about a lost shirt button, perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots — and a long-lost friend.


THE BEARD
2016 Russia
Sofya Badalova
7 min

A tale about a man who loves and adores his beard in perfect harmony, until suddenly he meets a woman. The Beard becomes jealous and sets out to prevent things getting any closer.


A SINGLE BLADE OF GRASS
2016 UK
Mark Mason
5 min

One artist’s journey to the Japan of his dreams.

A celebration of Japanese woodblock prints and brush paintings and how they inspired and transformed Vincent van Gogh’s work.

The film is based entirely on the artist’s letters.


THE JOURNEY
2016 Ukraine
Evheniia Kirakosian
7 min

A drawn girl starts an incredible journey through the world of artist’s fantasy, gets into difficult situations and overcomes various obstacles, trying to find the lost value – the part of herself.