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2020

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19th Countryside Animafest Cyprus – Views of the World
09 – 12 August 2020, Salamiou

Schedule

Sunday 09.08.2020 / 19:00
Children Films Competition
The Tomten and the Fox,
Yaprak Morali, Are Austnes
Qvisten Animation, The Astrid Lindgren Company, Hydralab, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, 2019, 8:34
A hungry fox hunts for food on a cold winter night. He sneaks into a small farm but is caught by the Tomten who guards the farm. Based on a book by Astrid Lindgren.
The Girl-bird, Ekaterina Nevostrueva
Studio Ural-Cinema, Russia, 2019, 5:50
A summer day, birds are singing, the sun is shining brightly. A little girl is sick and has to stay in bed. She likes to sit by the window to watch the birds.
Duodrom, Basil Vogt
Virage Film, Switzerland, 2019, 8:42
Skeleton and its skin try to get together to open a fairground activity in time. All people have two sides, sometimes it takes effort to bring them together.
o28, Otalia Caussé, Fabien Meyran, Geoffroy Collin, Robin Merle, Louise Grardel, Antoine Marchand
Supinfocom Rubika, France, 2019, 5:18
A German married couple is aboard the legendary no 28 tramway in Lissabon, but how should you react when the brakes let go and embark you on a crazy journey, with a baby on board?
The Neighbors, Valentina Arkhipova
Studio Ural-Cinema, Russia, 2019, 5:45
Fanciful film about living together around a girl with a colorful garden and flying fish and her gruff neighbor. He actually gets color as well.
Beware the Wolf!, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, Julie Rembauville
Prototypes Productions, France, 2019, 0:56
Once again, Little Red Riding Hood has to bring a cake, a jar of jam and butter to his grandmother. But this time, the wolf is not waiting in the usual place.
Wolfrid's Wish, Anna Ryzhkova
Sheridan College, Canada, 2019, 2:40
A young wolf has his birthday party and waits for the guests on top of a mountain. Stars appear in the sky at night.
The Swamp, Vera Vyugina
State Russian University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov, Russia, 2020, 2:42
Cheerful film to the music of ballet Dance of the tides of Ponchielli (also used in Disney's Fantasia), with a ballet of mosquitoes above a swamp, eagerly watched by a fat frog.
The Kite, Martin Smatana
FAMU Film and TV School, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, 2019, 13:10
Summer is almost over. Grandfather flies a kite with his grandson, his health deteriorates and the wind carries him away. Enchanting, richly-textured images with ingenious fabric clippings.

Sunday 09.08.2020 / 20:15
International Competition
 
PROGRAM I
Serial Parallels, Max Hattler
Relentless Melt, Germany, Hong Kong, 2019, 9:00
Hong Kong's characteristic architecture of towering residential areas is being reimagined as parallel rows of film strips, in a composition in texture and color.
Kantentanz, Camille Geiβler, Elisabeth Jakobi
Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany, 2019, 4:16
The moon awakens the creatures of the night. A journey through the dark forest develops into a nightmare.
Alphabets Heaven - Comte, Natalia Ryss
Israel, 2019, 3:09
Music video for the track Comte by British musician Alphabets Heaven. A crazy noir road trip to a big city in a combination of painting, cut-outs and live action, with a motley collection of transforming characters.
Cosmonaut, Kaspar Jancis
Eesti Joonisfilm, Estonia, 2019, 11:36
An old cosmonaut lives the same kind of life in his flat in a concrete building as he did before in a space station. He still carries out heroic missions. His close relatives see the situation differently.
Pulsión, Pedro Casavecchia
Nicolas Casavecchia, Atlas V, Argentina, France, 2019, 6:57
The dark feelings that a boy has accumulated during his childhood suddenly and violently break out after his mother's death. An exploration of abuse in a dysfunctional family.
The Physics of Sorrow, Theodore Ushev
National Film Board of Canada, Canada, 2019, 27:07
A man sifts through memories of his youth in Bulgaria until his increasingly rootless adulthood in Canada. Always looking for his first love. Image and sound in a compelling rhythm, urgent and melancholic.

Sunday 09.08.2020 / 21:30
National Cyprus Competition
Cambia Tutto,
Ana Mouyis, Fox Schwach
Italy, United States, 2019, 4:24
In Between, Eleni Chadriotou
Cyprus, 2020, 2:00
Crime and Punishment, Daria Burkut
Cyprus Academy of Arts, Cyprus, Russia, 2020, 2:06
The Loop, Dimitris Kyriakou
University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 2020, 1:30
Game Over, Savvas Constantinou
University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 2020, 1:00
Adonis and the Lockdown Tactics, Adonis Archodtides
Cyprus, 2020, 1:17
Without wings, Despo Potamou
Cyprus, 2020, 1:20
Pendulum, Totis Raphael
University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 2020, 1:36
Pafsi, Christos Avraam, Ioannis Kyriakides
Cyprus, 2020, 3:00
Enan tzi’ enan, Michalis Papanicolaou
O Tempelis Drakos, Cyprus, 2020, 3:31

Sunday 09.08.2020 / 22:00
Music Concert:
Monsieur Doumani
Antonis Antoniou, Demitris Yiasemides, Andis Skordis

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Monday 10.08.2020 / 19:00
Music Concert: Jazz Quartet
Marios Charalambous (Saxophone), Markos Mavromichalis (Guitar), Kyriakos Kestas (Bass), Nicolas Tsangaris (Drums)

Monday 10.08.2020 / 20:00
Children Film Program
Wolf Paths,
Noemi Valentíny, Vojtěch Dočkal
Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic, 2018, 10:07
A boy follows a wolf into the forest to find his inhaler. That turns out to be much less scary than he thought.
Five Minutes to Sea, Natalia Mirzoyan
Petersburg Animation Studio, Russia, 2018, 7:10
A little girl hs to wait for five minutes before she can get back into the sea. She starts to watch the other bathers and how they spend their five minutes.
Rhythm of the Woods, Sara Aysha Binte Omar, Denise Qian Ci Khng
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2018, 2:00
Yusuke Oono’s 360° book about little forest animals comes to life, lighthearted and simple. The actions of the woodland creatures portray the rhythm of nature.
The Concrete Jungle, Marie Urbánková
FAMU Film and TV School, Czech Republic, 2019, 7:35
In a housing estate the world's greatest adventure can take place. Inspired by the limitless imagination of children. Who knows what a child thinks of the sound when a neighbour drills into a wall.
Cuckoo, Verhóczki Ádám
Filmtett Workshop, Hungary, 2018, 3:33
A little girl is afraid of sharing her life with her soon-to-be-born sibling. She sees a bird's nest in the garden and a terrifying example of how the newcomer behaves.
Blieschow, Christoph Sarow
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 2019, 9:38
Vast plains, colorful sceneries, a red dog that seems to reach into the sky. This is how Tom experiences summer at his grandfather’s farm. He feels a bit overwhelmed by the exuberance of nature.
Heatwave, Fokion Xenos
National Film & Television School, Great Britain, 2019, 7:13
In the midst of a heatwave of insanity, two children find a way to cool everyone down. Playful stop motion in a hybrid techique between cut out, claymation and thousands of replacements pieces.


Monday 10.08.2020 / 21:15
International Competition
 
PROGRAM II
Le songe de B. Soares, Thibault Chollet
GASP!, France, 2019, 5:50
I am like a pendulum that can’t stop waving, always moving, never reaching. It feels like I'm looking for a hidden thing. Dreamy thoughts, freely inpired by The Book of Disquiet of Fernando Pessoa.
Care, Riley Brown
Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2020, 2:12
Playful, spontaneous drawings in colored pencil and marker about desire and presence in long-distance relationships. The characters meet and merge intensely, but are forced to repeat interruptions.
Revolykus, Victor Orozco Ramirez
Germany, Mexico, 2020, 12:12
Reflections on the signs of the times with animated materials and film footage of an old house. Several years ago he immigrated to Germany where he lives in a small house which urgently needs modernization.
Signs, Dustin Rees
Virage Film, Switzerland, 2020, 10:40
An electrician follows his nightly routine setting up signs in the city. He goes through life unnoticed and out of touch with the world, until he realises which signs he should be paying attention to.
Freeze Frame, Soetkin Verstegen
Germany, Belgium, 2019, 4:49
Identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside. Rhythmic and elegant illusion of classic film screening.
Drake, Rope and Acorn, Alina Titorenko
HSE Art and Design School, Russia, 2019, 6:35
A young woman got lost in the woods. She tried to get away but walked in circles and returned to stay. Her new neighbors such as Spirit, Mermen and Mermaids are interviewed.
Domus, Delphine Priet-Maheo
Les Films de l’Arlequin, France, 2019, 9:12
As death approaches for an older couple, the man tries to keep the house tidy. The woman is trying to hold on to her memories. Outside, the world still has color.
Endless Forms Most Beautiful, Meredith Binnette
Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2020, 5:26
Colorful forms are constantly growing, impatient and boisterous. An exploration into the universal capacity for growth, based on data from NASA, US Geological Survey and Google Earth.
Crab, Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults (Kanoon), Iran, 2020, 10:46
A shy, withdrawn boy has his heart on being in the school theater group, but the only role offered to him is that of a crab.

Monday 10.08.2020 / 22:30
Animation and Contemporary Art
PROGRAM I

The Earthly Men, LIU Yi, China, 2017, 5:40
Philosophical inquiry into mankind, drawn on thin rice paper in different layers. Compassionate portrayal of the universal challenge for people to face the world and the clash between reality and imagination.
21G, SUN Xun, China, 2010, 27:00
Exposition on history and time. Once I was a prophet, now I am a magician. I wear a top hat and a smoking and I’m a professional liar.


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Tuesday 11.08.2020 / 19:00
Children Films Competition
The Tomten and the Fox,
Yaprak Morali, Are Austnes
Qvisten Animation, The Astrid Lindgren Company, Hydralab, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, 2019, 8:34
A hungry fox hunts for food on a cold winter night. He sneaks into a small farm but is caught by the Tomten who guards the farm. Based on a book by Astrid Lindgren.
The Girl-bird, Ekaterina Nevostrueva
Studio Ural-Cinema, Russia, 2019, 5:50
A summer day, birds are singing, the sun is shining brightly. A little girl is sick and has to stay in bed. She likes to sit by the window to watch the birds.
Duodrom, Basil Vogt
Virage Film, Switzerland, 2019, 8:42
Skeleton and its skin try to get together to open a fairground activity in time. All people have two sides, sometimes it takes effort to bring them together.
o28, Otalia Caussé, Fabien Meyran, Geoffroy Collin, Robin Merle, Louise Grardel, Antoine Marchand
Supinfocom Rubika, France, 2019, 5:18
A German married couple is aboard the legendary no 28 tramway in Lissabon, but how should you react when the brakes let go and embark you on a crazy journey, with a baby on board?
The Neighbors, Valentina Arkhipova
Studio Ural-Cinema, Russia, 2019, 5:45
Fanciful film about living together around a girl with a colorful garden and flying fish and her gruff neighbor. He actually gets color as well.
Beware the Wolf!, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, Julie Rembauville
Prototypes Productions, France, 2019, 0:56
Once again, Little Red Riding Hood has to bring a cake, a jar of jam and butter to his grandmother. But this time, the wolf is not waiting in the usual place.
Wolfrid's Wish, Anna Ryzhkova
Sheridan College, Canada, 2019, 2:40
A young wolf has his birthday party and waits for the guests on top of a mountain. Stars appear in the sky at night.
The Swamp, Vera Vyugina
State Russian University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov, Russia, 2020, 2:42
Cheerful film to the music of ballet Dance of the tides of Ponchielli (also used in Disney's Fantasia), with a ballet of mosquitoes above a swamp, eagerly watched by a fat frog.
The Kite, Martin Smatana
FAMU Film and TV School, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, 2019, 13:10
Summer is almost over. Grandfather flies a kite with his grandson, his health deteriorates and the wind carries him away. Enchanting, richly-textured images with ingenious fabric clippings.


Tuesday 11.08.2020 / 20:15
International Competition
 
PROGRAM III
My Galactic Twin Galaction, Sasha Svirsky
Master-Film Movie Company, Russia, 2020, 6:33
Galaction, the galactic twin, joins the main character to struggle against evil. Good and evil, utopia and dystopia, narrative and post-narrative fight for audience attention.
Fortune, Em Jiang
Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2020, 3:52
About luck and choice, each decision we make is a roll of the dice. In the desert, a red-blue appearance dictates the random fate of three characters: a butterfly, a tiger and a cowboy.
The Infinite, Simone Massi
Italy, 2020, 2:00
Depiction of a classic Italian poem in signature black-and-white drawings, L'Infinito by Giacomo Leopardi (written around 1819), that remembers a dear lonely hill and imagines endless spaces beyond the hedge.
Inside Me, Maria Teixeira
Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany, 2019, 5:14
A young woman recounts her experience with abortion. She was 19 at the time, pregnancy wasn’t an option. A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings, depicted in sketchy drawings, both explicit and intuitive.
Deep Love, Mykyta Lyskov
Ukrainian State Film Agency, Ukraine, 2019, 14:00
Succession of surreal situations in a big city with a lot of advertising and strange, morphing characters. Plastic bags blow everywhere, also on people’s heads but nobody pays attention.
Washing Machine, Alexandra Májová
Czech Republic, 2020, 5:20
About a man and his washing machine. The machine is making a lot of noise. Loud music cannot drown it out and a mechanic cannot fix it.
Run (version vertical), Stuart Pound
UK, 2019, 5:00
Fragments from an well-known cult science fiction film change into a semi-abstract experience, superimposed five times, together with the audio track.
Gerald's Long Day, Samuel Brumbaugh
Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2020, 4:11
Gerald was fired today and decides to go to the zoo. His always loved animals, he has fifteen iguanas at home. Absurdist cartoon in black and white, inspired by classic animation.
Correre, Nicholas Bertini
Italy, 2019, 3:56
Narrative experiment that revolves around running and the essence of the word (correre=to run), to the rhythm of music and the stream of consciousness of the internal monologue.
Daughter, Daria Kashcheeva
FAMU Film and TV School, MAURfilm, Czech Republic, 2019, 14:50
Expressive puppet drama about father and child. The need for attention versus flying out. Daughter visits her father in the hospital. Memories surface when a bird flies against the window.

Tuesday 11.08.2020 / 21:30
Animation and Contemporary Art
PROGRAM II

1900 Story Boards, CAO Shu, China, 2013, 2:17
Lightning-quick transformations of faces in miscellaneous techniques that combine remarkably well. A sample of coherence in 1900 images, made by 27 people who each made some seventy drawings.
Recycled, LEI Lei, Thomas Sauvin, China, 2012, 5:40
Some three thousand color negatives found at Beijing garbage dumps together show, at lightning speed, the city, its inhabitants and its transience. Abstract, but still a story.
The Adventure of Liangliang, ZHANG Xiaotao , China, 2016, 12:00
Endless dolly shot with cartoony black-and-white images and exuberant symbolism. Inspired by drawings by the filmmaker’s son, turning it into a dialogue between father and son.
One Minute Art History, CAO Shu, China, 2015, 1:27
Many pictures from art history, painted frame by frame, create a one-minute art history.
Mr. Sea, GENG Xue, China, 2014, 13:15
A curious scientist explores a mysterious island in the South Chinese Sea. Adapted from a classical story by Pu Song-Ling (1640-1715). Animated with traditional porcelain.


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Wednesday 12.08.2020 / 20:00
International Competition
 
PROGRAM IV
BOOKANIMA: Andy Warhol, Shon Kim
SHONKIM Studio, USA, South Korea, 2019, 4:24
Part of a project to give new life to books through experimental animation. Visualizing the life, work and inspiration of artist Andy Warhol through books. Original music by The Velvet Underground & Nico.
My Exercise, Atsushi Wada
New Deer, Japan, 2020, 2:36
A boy and his dog do their daily exercises in smooth movements and soft colors. They look perfectly attuned to each other. Game version available for mobile and computer.
Mate, Chaerin Im
California Institute of the Arts, USA, 2020, 4:58
Experimental exploration of a lustful mating ritual, on print, plate, and in reflections on copperplate. In black and white on multiple screens.
The Flounder, Elizabeth Hobbs
Animate Projects, UK, Austria, 2019, 6:24
Adaptation of a classic Grimm fairytale in rough black paint strokes on paper with splashes of color. One day a humble fisherman catches an enchanted fish. Can the fish help him and his wife improve their lot?
Edge, Steven Subotnick
USA, 2019, 2:15
A call and response. A study in limitations in black and white. A gray flake swirls through the image, disappearing in an exciting interplay of transparent surfaces in white and gray tones.
He Can’t Live Without Cosmos, Konstantin Bronzit
Melnitsa Animation Studio, Russia, 2019, 16:00
Universal story about mother and child, love and fate. In a small house on the hill, a loving mother puts everything aside in caring for her son. He wants nothing more than to go into space.
Root Shock, Yihan Wang
Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2020, 3:24
Memories of childhood in Shanghai. The family enjoyed to visit a restaurant in the neighborhood, but that turned out to be destroyed last summer. Rhythmic images to everyday sound and the song Without You.
Prelude, Rick Niebe
Italy, 2019, 1:00
Tortured found footage for a short piano piece of prominent, radical Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya, Prelude no 5 (1953), performed by Hayk Melikyan. An experiment in celluloid.
All Her Dying Lovers, Anna Benner, Eluned Zoë Aiano
ZLA Films, Germany, Czech Republic, 2020, 5:33
Portrait of a young Czech nurse in the Second World War who trumped the nazi occupation with her unique form of resistance. Using interviews with locals and images of what her daily life could have looked like.
Bath House of Whales, Mizuki Kiyama
Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, 2019, 6:34
A public bath house in a small town in Japan, aptly depicted with paint on glass. A little girl is awed by a group of bathing women who behave differently. Including her mother.
Ciervo, Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma
Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2020, 10:15
Domestic violence against the backdrop of a beautiful summer landscape. A young girl tries to balance violence, submission and independence in an uneasy balance while one turns into the other.

Wednesday 12.08.2020 / 21:30
Closing Ceremony