Audience Award 2016
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Print Your Guy
2015 France
CG Artists: Alwin Leene, Sarah Barry, Quentin Cornillon, Laura Gisselaire, Lucas scheurer, Thomas Sigaud
Concept Artists: Pierre Davoult, Terence Jougla, Raphaël Maaden
Sound Designers: Florian Bardoux, Matthieu Vermorel
7 min

Pamela lives on her own in an apartment in Paris. One evening while watching a movie she sees a commercial for a company who claim they can print her perfect guy, at printyourguy.com.

But when it arrives, she realizes that the product doesn’t act as she was expecting.

Finalists 2016
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SUPERMARKET
2015 Serbia
Rastko Kukić
7 min

Film includes an character running on a circular mobile platform which is part of a mechanism which operates on the principle of a film projector. As he is running, the character launches film reel, on which the scene from the supermarket is recorded.

This film features an incredibly lively musical accompaniment.

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Golden Egg

2016 Singapore
Srinivas Bhakta
8 min

A pet bird goes through a troubled time with its greedy owners.

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THE LAST DAY
2015 China
Muqing Shu
6 min

The director writes: “This is a story based on my grandparents, who I stayed with all my childhood. After the sudden death of my grandpa, I saw all the sadness and sorrow crushed my grandma and gradually she walked out from the past bearing their memories. Then I started thinking about the border of life and death. What if spirits exist? What would my grandpa’s spirit do if he could linger for a while before heading to heaven?”

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Wojtek – the Soldier Bear

2015 Israel
Marianna Raskin
4 min

A short film that tells the (true) story of Wojtek, a bear who got adopted by the Polish soldiers during WWII and became an official member of the Polish army.

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ME + HER
2014 USA
Joseph Oxford
11 min

In a far far away world, tucked away in a small fold of land, behind an enormous willow tree exists the tiny tiny city of Cardboard. Normally a bright and happy place, Cardboard City remains dark over the passing of one of its finest residents, Jane Cardboard. The day her cardboard remains were laid to rest in the recycling bin, the entire town shut down. Her funeral, was full of broken hearts, but none more so than that of her love left behind; Jack Cardboard.

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Rupestre
2015 Spain
Enrique Diego
7 min

A wild horse meets a boy coming from the Paleolithic. A bond of curiosity will grow between them, but old fears, inherited for millennia, will awaken too.

Inspired by the UNESCO World Heritage paleolithic engravings of Vale do Côa (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain), the most important outdoor collection of artistic works of that age.

The backgrounds are real and the animations are integrated with the style of the original engravings. This work does not have any dialog, and the narration develops through gesture and orchestral music, performed by the Kiev Symphonic Orchestra.

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Mr Violet
2014 Iran
Abbas Jalali Yekta, Mohammad Hossein Azam Pour
3 min

Mr Violet lives on a mug in a busy cafe. His life is boring and full of loneliness, till the time when the presence of a girl on another mug changes his life.

A funny and clever film beautifully combining real life with expressive animation.

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Orbit
2015 Italy
Francesca Pich
4 min

When did the bright moon first appear? Has it always been there or was it a free and cheerful asteroid hanging out with friends in the wide and infinite space? Ever wondered what she thinks of the Earth, and how the moon became part of the Earth’s gravity?

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The Orchestra
2015 Australia
Mikey Hill
15 min

Imagine a world where a band of tiny musicians follow you and play a soundtrack for your life – communicating your emotions, fears and hopes. In this world lives elderly Vernon; a lonely man whose crippling shyness causes his orchestral musicians to perform terribly out of tune. When Vernon and his little band fall for their new next door neighbour and her classical ensemble, they find themselves presented with perhaps their last chance at happiness – a chance to strike a chord and play in harmony. But first they must confront their stage fright.