Competition Programs | International Competition: Traces

Being human is full of excitement and responsibilities. You are free to try on new roles and change your fancy masks, which also changes the traces on your way. Every day, every hour and every minute, You choose what kind of trace You leave behind. On our planet or in someone’s heart. It’s all the same.

Running time 81 min.

  • Bach-Hông
    Elsa Duhamel

    France | 18:00 | 2019

    Jeanne was born in 1959 in Saigon. She enjoyed a privileged lifestyle, protected from the war between North and South Vietnam. Fascinated by horses, Jeanne rode a mare called Bach-Hông. But on April 30th 1975, the communists stormed the city.

  • Beyond Noh
    Patrick Smith

    USA | 03:00 | 2020

    "Beyond Noh" rhythmically animates 3,475 individual masks from all over the world, beginning with the distinctive masks of the Japanese Noh theater and continuing on a cultural journey through ritual, performance, utility, and politics.

  • Just A Guy
    Shoko Hara

    Germany | 15:00 | 2020

    JUST A GUY is an animated documentary short film about love. Three women share glimpses of their affection, attraction and relationship with Richard Ramirez: A serial killer and rapist they contacted after he was convicted.

  • One Left
    Sebastian Doringer

    Austria | 06:13 | 2020

    "One Left" takes place in a world where life is symbolized by a heart pictogram that appears above a person's head. Several patients are waiting in a doctor’s office to hear test results regarding their remaining lifetimes. In most cases, the allotted time is not as long as they had hoped for.

  • Traces
    Sophie Tavert Macian, Hugo Frassetto

    France | 13:00 | 2019

    36 000 years ago, in the steep valleys of Ardèche, a drawn animal is a hunted one. In time of hunt, Karou, the animal tracer, and his apprentice Lani, enter the monumental cave to draw. Their ritual is disrupted by a cave lion.

  • The Lonely Orbit
    Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard

    Switzerland | 09:20 | 2019

    A satellite technician's inability to cope with his solitude causes a chain reaction in space and in his own mind.

  • Nigel
    Natasza Cetner

    United Kingdom | 09:00 | 2019

    A short film telling a story of a bird that fell in love with a concrete statue. It's about how extreme idealisation and delusion show how similar us and the animals really are. Film is based on a true story of Nigel the Gannet that happened on Mana Island in New Zealand in the past few years.

  • Friends
    Florian Grolig

    Germany | 07:45 | 2019

    The "smal" one is, well, small, and the "big" one definitely very very big. They are friends.