Director: Zahra khorshidi paji
A man's head gets bigger and bigger by reading every book. To the point where the people of the city feel threatened by his existence. And he goes to prison...
Director: Eugenia Llaguno
A prostitute who does not know love discovers it in a night with a suicidal man
Director: Alexandra Dzhiganskaya
Our memories play an important role in the construction of identity and self-awareness. My childhood memories have acquired a special value for me since the outbreak of the full-scale war in Ukraine, my home country. For many children, this time will become a formative memory. My childhood in Ukraine was different and I want to share it with the audience in the form of an animated short. In the film I tell a personal story about my childhood memories and explore how memories are preserved and why they have a special meaning for people.
Director: Julia Hazuka
The Great Spideress catches drops of sunlight on her web and collects them in a large jar. From one of these drops, she creates the first Man to raise him and teach him life. They are like Mother and Son to each other. When the Boy reaches adulthood and the jar is completely filled, the Spideress takes him to a secret cave where he has never been before. In it, stand sculptures of creatures similar to Him - Humans , woven from a spider's web. Using a drop of sunlight, the Spideress gives life to the first Woman. The three of them bring the rest of the sculptures to life. After leading everyone out of the cave it's time to say goodbye. Spideress watches with pride as her Son departs as the leader of a new people, beginning a new chapter in worlds' history.
The story focuses on the relationship between the Mother and Child. Both grow to the point where their paths must part.
Director: Miléna Trivier
Can a picture contain all the beauty of a flower? Between technology and emotions, Algorithms of Beauty questions the limits of our gaze when faced with AI images.
Director: Galia Osmo
The Fisherman and the Fish folk tale comes to life, in a bitter-sweet animation. A lonely fisherman has a magical goldfish, who granted him three wishes. He already used two wishes to help others in need. Now he is facing a grave decision; after accidentally killing a stranger, he has to choose whether to keep his last wish and stay a murderer. Or to use it to save a stranger's life, but in doing so he will lose the only thing that truly matters, his friend.
Director: Amirreza Najmzadeh
After the death of Mehsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who was killed by the morality police in September 2022, Iranians have been protesting and fighting for their freedom for months. Thousands of people have been arrested, over 500 have been killed, and some have been executed.
Director: Ana Lambarri Tellaeche
Sara and David are waiting for a visit at home, David's new bosses come for a drink. Sara prepares herself, an insignificant detail makes David angry and mistreats her, hits and humiliates her, it is not the first time. After the violence, Sara has to face the social act. Testing the facade that both have created to hide reality.