Animated Dreams

Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival

SHUT UP! I

18/11/2016 13:00, Artis 2
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The films selected into the SHUT UP! competition programme have to meet the requirement of using no dialogue and voice-over text. The idea behind SHUT UP! is to highlight visual storytelling and cinematographic expression. The SHUT UP! jury consists of postgraduate students of the Estonian Academy of Arts.

ParadePARADE
Netherlands 2015, 4’
Dir: Digna van der Put
Prod: NIAF, Ton Crone

Six fanfare flute players explore the landscape of the uniform. A journey that does not go unscathed.

Fish scaleFISH SCALE
Poland 2016, 5’
Dir: Alicja Kot
Prod: Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts

A hand drawn movie that tells, in a humorous way, a story of a sad man who is hiding his identity in an unfriendly world of cats where it rains all the time.

You are not the strongestYOU ARE NOT THE STRONGEST
Spain 2016, 1’
Dir: Emilio Yebra
Prod: Emilio Yebra

A hunter is searching for a new trophy for his collection.

Travelling countryTRAVELLING COUNTRY
Bulgaria, Croatia 2016, 13’
Dir: Vessela Dantcheva, Ivan Bogdanov
Prod: Vessela Dantcheva, Compote Collective

Once upon a time, there was a country on the back of a giant horse, but it was ruined by stupidity and greed. Now, the only thing that remains of its former glory is the horse’s tail, while the people live in the shadow of what used to be a happy world.

G-AAAHG-AAAH
United Kingdom 2016, 1’22”
Dir: Elizabeth Hobbs
Prod: Abigail Addison

Amy Johnson worked as a typist for a firm of solicitors before her record- breaking solo flight from Croydon to Australia in 1930. This film has been created with an Underwood 315 typewriter as a celebration of her journey.

Here thereHERE THERE
Croatia, United States of America 2015, 5’
Dir: Alexander Stewart
Prod: Vanja Andrijevic

Here There gives graphic form to memory’s malleable, straying lines. It begins as a traveler’s sketchbook, drawn in croatia in the summer of 2014. But details soon fade away into abstract impressions on the edges of memory.

pilePILE
United States of America 2016, 3’
Dir: Raffaele Gans-Pfister
Prod: Raffaele Gans-Pfister

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Last judgment LAST JUDGMENT
USA 2016, 3’
Dir: Junyi Xiao
Prod: Michael Patterson

50 years ago, the Cultural Revolution took place in China. This short story happened during that special time period, but it can be more than just that…

There's too many of these crows THERE’S TOO MANY OF THESE CROWS
USA 2016, 4’
Dir: Morgan Miller
Prod: Morgan Miller

A short film about aggression, escalation, and the long term memory of crows. Set in 1913.

Full houseFULL HOUSE
Estonia 2016,17’
Dir: Kristjan Holm
Prod: Eesti Joonisfilm

Full House by Kristjan Holm is about a diligent postman who performs his work duties in an exemplary manner, and then meets his future wife.

Chopping woodCHOPPING WOOD
Finland 2016, 2’
Dir: Emmi Heimonen
Prod: Emmi Heimonen

As everything in life, chopping wood can be a struggle sometimes.