FESTIVE FLICKS


FESTIVE FLICKS

“Festive Flicks” is a cycle of online screenings that will be shared in this page for Christmas Holidays (lasting from December 20, 2023 to January 8, 2024) as a charity initiative.

We received so many valuable submissions during the past years and believe that these works deserve further views and appreciation which we can foster with our growing influence as a festival.

The password is the same for all the 10 titles and can be purchased at this page.

As you can see, the price is symbolic, as we’d love you to decide whether to add up your own donation.

THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BE 100% DONATED TO THE MERCY HOME FOR CHILDREN IN NEW YORK.

You can easily donate a few more cents here:     

Let’s get Christmas warmer for everyone through the incredible touch of art.


Let’s get Christmas warmer for everyone through the incredible touch of art.

The 10 jewels that you will enjoy at a symbolic price are the following:

AURORA by Jo Meuris
METANOIA by Astrid Rothaug
COSMIC FLING by Jonathan Langager
BADA by Songji Kim
WASHING MACHINE by Alexandra Májová
SAUVE QUI PNEU by Amaury Bretnacher, Chloé Carrere, Théo Huguet, Leia Jutteau, Louis Martin, Charlie Pradeau, Mingrui Zhuang
SNOW SHELTER by Giedrė Burokaitė
LITTLE FOREST by Paulina Muratore
BLINDSIGHT by Danil Krivoruchko
MONKEY DOMINO by Ulf Grenzer

 

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AURORA
by Jo Meuris
5 min 15 sec – United States

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who fell in love with a beautiful horse named Aurora…

Expressively animated in a naive drawing-style that evokes children’s drawings and the texture of storybook illustrations, Aurora is a bittersweet story about love, friendship, and growing up.

METANOIA
by Astrid Rothaug
8 min 40 sec – Austria

“Metanoia” is an animated short film focussing on the idea of shift of mind. The narrator of the story, an initially highly pessimistic character, is inspired by the attitude of someone else, someone close to her. She seeks help in the enchanted woods, asking Holla–a giant, mischievous magic squirrel– to change her view on the world. In the end, however, she realises that it’s all up to her alone.

 

COSMIC FLING
by Jonathan Langager
10 min 11 sec – United States

Cosmic Fling is the tale of Stan, an intergalactic garbage man who lives alone on an asteroid. To feed himself, he harpoons space debris and converts it into nourishment. To feed his soul, he dreams only of love. One day, he spots Beatrice, a fellow astronaut stranded on a passing comet. He falls instantly in love…but must wait for her comet to return. In order to be with her, he will need to resort to extreme measures.

 

BADA
by Songji Kim
3 min 41 sec – Rep. of Korea

A woman is suffering melancholy due to her career break from childbirth and nurturing.

WASHING MACHINE
by Alexandra Májová
5 min – Czech Republic

Wash and love.

 

SAUVE QUI PNEU
by Amaury Bretnacher, Chloé Carrere, Théo Huguet, Leia Jutteau, Louis Martin, Charlie Pradeau, Mingrui Zhuang
6 min 12 sec – France

Following his robbery, a man finds himself forced to board into a little grandma’s car to escape the police through the colorful streets of Cuba.

SNOW SHELTER
by Robertas Nevecka
16 min 9 sec – Lithuania

Frigid winter in a war-devastated, present-day city. Several years have passed since the destruction, and the city is slowly rebuilding. A thirty-year-old guy is living as a squatter in an apartment with a group of strangers. He struggles to survive and also to find a little more comfort in this rough setting. One night he nearly burns the flat down, hoping for a warmer sleep. His roommates start hating him, so the guy has to find another shelter.

LITTLE FOREST
by Paulina Muratore
8 min 16 sec – Argentina

Mizu discovers a small bud in the forest, everyday she goes back to water it. Over the years, Mizu and the small tree grow together. One day, the forest is flooded and the tree helps to save her life.

BLINDSIGHT
by Danil Krivoruchko
4 min 43 sec – United States

While a cryo capsule resurrects the body of a surviving crew member on his long way back to Earth, his wakening mind unwinds memories of the first contact mission.
The film is based on the eponymous hard science fiction novel by Canadian writer Peter Watts, that won the Seiun Award and was nominated for the Hugo Award.

MONKEY DOMINO
by Ulf Grenzer
4 min 7 sec – Germany

An ape is reminiscing about his life in the jungle.
At the zoo he meets a manager and his daughter, who is a great fan of animals.
The manager can hardly get around to do his job via mobile and laptop, while the Orangutan and the girl both have a lot of fun together.
A chain of occasional events changes his cage life for ever.