Competition Programs | International Competition: Affairs Of the Art
Zhovten. Hegemon Hall

01.09 | 19:00

Zhovten. Kinoman Hall

05.09 | 16:00

An excerpt from every decent artist’s life: madness, snobbism and a checklist with typical questions.  

Running time 89 min.

  • Affairs of the Art
    Joanna Quinn

    United Kingdom | 16:00 | 2021

    Factory worker Beryl is totally obsessed with drawing, and her fixation dominates the entire household. Apart from her husband, Ivor, Beryl's model and muse, the whole family is addicted to something - her son, Colin, is a technical geek and her sister, Beverly, is a fanatically narcissistic taxidermist.

  • Due to legal reasons this Film is called Breaking Bert
    Anne Isensee

    Germany | 04:38 | 2020

    How far does the self-determination of a cartoon character go? An animated „lehrstück“ in black and white.

  • Conversations with a Whale
    Anna Samo

    Germany | 08:20 | 2020

    In this love letter to artists, their art and its audience, one filmmaker is confronted with rejection after rejection untill at last a beautiful fig tree bears sweet fruits. “Conversations with a Whale” was created directly under the camera lens, using various analogue animation techinques.

  • Inertness
    Jakub Krzyszpin

    Poland | 01:11 | 2021

    Animation drawn in black & white, in its understated form shows the story of a day full of unfortunate events.

  • Self Scratch
    Chenghua Yang

    France | 09:00 | 2020

    Following a break-up, Wen sinks into melancholy. She can't talk to anyone and therefore talks to herself a lot. By understanding that it is not the love she has lost but her confidence, she will be able to reconcile with herself and feel ready to love again.

  • Utopia - C
    Reinhold Bidner

    Austria | 07:38 | 2020

    "Utopia - C" is an experimental animated short film/animated documentary about author's personal hometown-observations and thoughts during lockdown in Austria.

  • Empty room
    Jakub Baniak

    Poland | 15:30 | 2020

    The film focuses on human relations with the environment. Shows the illusory nature of freedom and the consequences of the decisions made. The viewer observes the action first-person and interprets reality created by main character.

  • Mud Chronicles
    Vuk Palibrk

    Serbia | 09:45 | 2020

    A compilation of short adventures and impressions inspired by the autor’s everyday life, arranged in the form of a surreal animated diary.


  • drawn undrew draw
    Angel Wu

    Taiwan | 03:36 | 2020

    Q1: Why did you draw?

    Q2: How did you begin to draw?

    Q3: Why did you stop drawing?

    Q4: How did you go back to draw?

    Q5: Will you draw on?

  • Jean
    Marion Auvin

    France | 13:30 | 2020

    Jean, a well-known but casual actor, arrives on set freshly shaved while his director had asked him to come with a four-day beard. This innocuous gesture is a disaster for the filming and, for Jean, an opportunity to finally pay attention to the world that surrounds him.