INSOMNIA-8

Runtime: 90 min.
Age: 18+
The 8th program of the INSOMNIA Festival: films about friendship with a troll, diversity of movements, bird's milk and rain management.

Не забывай меня
Forglemmegei

Year: 2018
Country: Denmark
Director: Katarina Lundquist
Genre: animation, short
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Runtime: 8 min.
When a lifelong friend departs, a stubborn old man has to face his inner fears in order to restore peace to his mind. 

Дирижабль неизвестного направления
Airship of Unknown Direction

Year: 2019
Country: Russia
Director: Alexandra Galitskova
Genre: animation, short
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Runtime: 5 min.
Inspired by the airships hovering in the sky, Rain relentlessly pursues his dream - to learn to fly. Give all of yourself to those who need you to get rid of yourself, change, become a floating light cloud. And fly along with alluring airship in the distance, in an unknown direction.

Награды и фестивали:

Ottawa International Animation Festival – participation

Модель
Mold

Year: 2018
Country: USA
Director: Sujin Kim
Genre: animation, short
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Runtime: 4 min.
The person’s movements give the appearance of a struggle of someone trying to break out of a cubical structure. This structure freely transforms in shape and size and is more alive than the human. The cubical structure implies the social mold and invisible unreasonable social rules which oppress human freedom. 

Награды и фестивали:

Annecy International Animated Film Festival – participation
Anima Mundi – Rio de Janeiro International Animation Film Festival – participation
Les Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation, Festival International De Montréal – participation

Грядёт наводнение
The Flood Is Coming

Year: 2018
Country: UK
Director: Gabriel Böhmer
Genre: animation, short
Язык: English
Runtime: 9 min.
A forest hermit tries to prepare for a flood, but he becomes distracted by his noisy neighbour - who happens to be the hermit's left eye. The Flood is Coming explores the growing anxiety about the state of nature, and our place in it.

Награды и фестивали:

Winterthur International Short Film Festival – Best Swiss ilm
Swiss Film Prize nomination – Best Animation Film
Annecy International Animated Film Festival – participation

Зеркальце
Mirror

Year: 2019
Country: Russia
Director: Galina Golubeva
Genre: animation, short
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Runtime: 5 min.
Soyuzmultfilm Studio Production.

It was in elder times, when people have no idea about mirrors.

Награды и фестивали:

Russian Animation Festival in Suzdal – participation

1536 единиц
1536 Units

Year: 2018
Country: Germany
Director: Jan Rehwinkel
Genre: animation, short
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Runtime: 2 min.
In this camera-less film I work on serial drawings and their relation to time. While I work on the color layers of the film and being dedicated to the single frame, I get detached from the medium film temporarily. For the framework respectively the structuring of the moving images there are the speed of projection by 24 frames a second and the sound. By accelerating and decelerating the sound which is made of samples an open space with time is created. There is resulting an abstract narrative.

Птичье молоко
Bird Milk

Year: 2018
Country: Canada
Director: Christoper Strickler
Genre: animation, short
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Runtime: 5 min.
An anxiety inducing exploration of juicy colors and crunchy textures  driven by chaotic electronic music.

Награды и фестивали:

Ottawa International Animation Festival – Best Canadian Student Animation
Ann Arbor Film Festival – UMCU Audience Award
Annecy International Animated Film Festival – participation
London International Animation Festival – participation
Athens Animfest – participation

Ограда
Hedge

Year: 2018
Country: USA
Director: Amanda Bonaiuto
Genre: animation, short
Язык: English
Runtime: 6 min.
A singularly comical/surreal vision of a family visiting a funeral home.  

Награды и фестивали:

Ottawa International Animation Festival – Best Student Film
Les Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation, Festival International De Montréal – Special Jury Mention
Slamdance Film Festival – participation
Chicago Underground Film Festival – participation 
Ann Arbor Film Festival – participation 
Primanima World Festival of First Animators in Budapest – participation   

Движения
Movements

Year: 2018
Country: Shouth Korea
Director: Dahee Jeong
Genre: animation, short
Язык:
Runtime: 11 min.
In the space of 10 minutes, the African baobab tree grows 0.008 mm, the fastest dog in the world, the Greyhound, can run 12 km, and the Earth travels 18,000 km around the Sun. “Movements” is a 10-minute film which was drawn at a rate of 2 seconds of animation per day. We are all walking, seeing, working, running, and stopping together.

Награды и фестивали:

Cannes Film Festival – participation (Directors' Fortnight)
 Annecy International Animated Film Festival – participation
 Jeonju International Film Festival – participation
 Animafest Zagreb – participation (World Panorama)
 Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival – participation

Сладкий пот
Sweet Sweat

Year: 2018
Country: Estonia
Director: Heung Jin Kim
Genre: animation, short
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Runtime: 6 min.
A child recognizes the erotic relationship between his parents. Curious but overwhelmed, the child takes control.

Награды и фестивали:

Balkanima European Animation Film Festival – Special Mention
Indie-Anifest, Korea – Prize for First Flight (best student film) 

Спермацет
Spermaceti

Year: 2018
Country: Belgium
Director: Jacky De Groen
Genre: animation, short
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Runtime: 12 min.
Cinnamon Entertainment Production.

Sailors kill time under a blistering sun, awaiting a sign of their prey. A young mind turns inwards as it traces the wood grain. After bloodshed, a strong arm offers a moment of shelter. A boy gets his first tattoo.  Spermaceti evokes the transitional space-time of a young man who finds himself on the threshold of an initiation. As we fluctuate between the underwater and the above, boundaries become slippery. 

Награды и фестивали:

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – participation 

Лола живая картошка
Lola The Alive Potato

Year: 2018
Country: Russia
Director: Leonid Shmelkov
Genre: animation
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Runtime: 17 min.
School-studio SHAR, Amopix, Will Production.

Lola is the six-year old little girl. She lives with her mother and brother in the old country house, which is going to be sold. Lola have to part with the house very soon as well as with the world of her fantasy games, which she played with her imagined and beloved grandfather.

Награды и фестивали:

The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival ( FEFFS) – World Prize for the Best animated film 
Big Cartoon Festival in Moscow – 1-st prize in Premier section  Russian Federation
All Russian Animation Film Festival in Suzdal – Best Short Film, Film critics of Russian Federation Prize
ICARUS Russian National Award – Best Music (Didier Falk), Best Actor (Armen Gigarkhanyan)
Nika Award nomination – Best Animated Film
14th Film Festival «Our Animation» in Moscow – participation 
International Animation Short Film Festival of Roanne  Lille – participation 
VKRATZE! Days of German and Russian short films in Volgograd – participation 
RENNES Festival national du film d'animation – participation