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SWISS  2018 ANIMATION

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NEW SHORTS A STRANGE TRIAL BRAISES CIRCUIT COLORBIRDS CONCRETE DEEP IN THE LAKE ELISE KUAP LACHFALTEN MILES AWAY SELFIES SUNDAY

FESTIVAL FAVOURITES AIRPORT COYOTE CUCKOO FUNNY FISH INTIMITY LIVING LIKE HETA NOT MY TYPE OOZE THE BATTLE OF SAN ROMANO TRAVELOGUE TEL AVIV

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SWISS FILMS would like to thank Frank Braun, programme director of the cinemas Neugass Kino AG and Monica Stadler, managing director of the GSFA (Groupement Suisse du Film d’Animation), for contributing to this selection.

SWISS FILMS TEAM

SYLVAIN VAUCHER Consultant Short Films svaucher@swissfilms.ch T +41 79 542 83 80

MARCEL MÜLLER Film Consultant, VOD, Programmes mmueller@swissfilms.ch T +41 79 787 93 88


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written & directed by Anja Kofmel 2

Beginning of the 1990s: The Yugoslav Wars just started. Young men from all over Europe are taking part. On January 7�� 1992, a Swiss journalist is found dead in Croatia wearing the uniform of an international mercenary group. More than twenty years later, his cousin, the director Anja Kofmel, travels to Croatia to find out what happened, to research the background of these mercenaries and to understand why young men are so fascinated by war.

Anidoc

WORLD SALES: Urban Distribution International, Montreuil www.urbandistrib.com WORLD PREMIERE: Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2018

SWITZERLAND / CROATIA / GERMANY / FINLAND Anidoc, 90 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: German, Swiss-German, English, Spanish, French PRODUCTION: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Zurich / Nukleus Film, Zagreb / MA.JA.DE. Filmproduktion, Leipzig /  IV Films, Helsinki

ANJA KOFMEL * 1982 in Lugano. Anja Kofmel studied animation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Her bachelor’s degree film CHRIGI (2009) has been awarded at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and became a huge festival hit. Since 2010 she has been working as animation and documentary filmmaker and illustrator. CHRIS THE SWISS, her highly expected first featurelength anidoc film, celebrated its world premiere at the Festival de Cannes 2018.


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written & directed by Marcel Barelli

SWITZERLAND Anidoc, 10 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Italian, French PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / RTS

WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva www.nadasdyfilm.ch

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MARCEL BARELLI * 1985 in Ticino. Marcel Barelli studied film at the Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD-Genève). His awardwinning short films GYPAETUS HELVETICUS (2011), VIGIA (2013) and LUCENS (2015) became huge festival hits and received many prizes at prestigious international festivals. Barelli is one of Switzerland’s most successful animation filmmakers and specialized in anidocs.

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“I have always wanted to make a film ABOUT hunting … that is … AGAINST hunting! But that’s not so easy when you come from a family of hunters … my thoughts are intermingled with my memories. I discuss it with my father: a hunter, of course. But my mother also has a thing or two to say …” Marcel Barelli


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written & directed by Sarah Rothenberger, Estelle Gattlen 4

Eva is a young woman about to leave her home to start her life as an adult in the city. Determined, she is waiting at the bus stop. But torn between her memories, hopes and fears, she starts to doubt herself.

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WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) animation@hslu.ch www.hslu.ch/animation

SWITZERLAND Animation, 6 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper, 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French PRODUCTION: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) / SRF

SARAH ROTHENBERGER * 1995 in Wangen SZ. ESTELLE GATTLEN * 1994 in Sion. Sarah Rothenberger and Estelle Gattlen received their BA in Animation from the renowned Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU). BRAISES is their diploma film.


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CIRCUIT written & directed by Delia Hess

SWITZERLAND Animation, 8 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Cinéma Copain, Zurich / SRF

WORLD RIGHTS: Cinéma Copain, Zurich www.cinemacopain.com MORE INFORMATION: circuit.deliahess.ch

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DELIA HESS * 1982 in Lucerne. Delia Hess studied animation at the Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU). Since her BA in 2012, she has been working as animator, illustrator and filmmaker. Her award-winning animated shorts IN THE CITY (2011) and MORNING TRAIN (2012), both produced at HSLU, screened at numerous international festivals.

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On a small planet, caught up in their own little private universe, the inhabitants perform their poetically surreal actions, which repeat themselves in an endless loop. That they are all part of a complex little ecosystem, which can only function if each of them plays his or her role, is something they are unaware of.


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COLORBIRDS written & directed by Oana Lacroix 6

In a large forest where single-colored birds live, everyone has found his place in a tree that looks like him. But what happens when a bird has two colors?

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WORLD RIGHTS: JApictures Sàrl, Anières contact@japictures.com WORLD PREMIERE: Annecy 2018

SWITZERLAND Animation, 6 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation, cutout animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: JApictures Sàrl, Anières / RTS

OANA LACROIX * 1989 in Aigle. Oana Lacroix received her BA in animation film and works as independent animator and illustrator since 2012. She currently works as animator 2D for the renowned animation production company Nadasdy Film, based in Geneva.


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written & directed by Pirmin Bieri, Luca Struchen, Nicolas Roth, Aira Joana

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LUCA STRUCHEN * 1992 in Baden. NICOLAS ROTH * 1991 in Aarau. AIRA JOANA * 1993 in Zurich. The four directors are currently studying Animation in the Bachelor’s programme of the Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU). CONCRETE is their first animation film.

SWITZERLAND Animation, 7 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D / 3D computer animation, mixed technique ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) animation@hslu.ch www.hslu.ch/animation

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PIRMIN BIERI * 1990 in Wolhusen.

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Troubled by his own reoccurring transformations, a restless backpacker seeks his place in the world. Through a mysterious encounter in a concrete building in the midst of a barren swampland, he hopes to have finally found such a place.


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written & directed by Zoltán Horváth 8

Somewhere on the shores of a Russian lake, a recreational fisherman and his guide are preparing to haul to the surface something much more than an extraordinary fish: the demonstration that in the face of death, seeking wealth or appearance is a vain pursuit.

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WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva www.nadasdyfilm.ch

SWITZERLAND Animation, 12 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: French, German, Russian PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / RTS

ZOLTÁN HORVÁTH * 1966 in Geneva. Zoltán Horváth attended the ESAV (École Supérieure d’Art Visuel). He has worked as producer, director, graphic designer, writer and editorial cartoonist. In 2001 he founded Nadasdy Film, one of the most renowned animation studios in Switzerland. His shorts NOSFERATU TANGO (2002) and UNDER THE SKIN (2007) screened at numerous international film festivals. He is currently working on his first feature-length animation, THE RED JUNGLE, codirected by Juan José Lozano.


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ELISE written & directed by Valentine Moser

SWITZERLAND Animation, 6 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) animation@hslu.ch www.hslu.ch/animation

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VALENTINE MOSER * 1995 in Neuchatel. Valentine Moser received her BA in Animation from the renowned Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU). ELISE is her diploma film. She has worked on various projects as stop motion and 2D animator as well as set designer.

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Elise, who lives in a retirement home, realizes she’s losing control of her life: Alzheimer’s prevents her from understanding the world and leaves her just a few memories to cling on to. Soon, the presence of her daughter, her last anchor to reality, won’t be enough to keep her from diving into her memories.


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KUAP written & directed by Nils Hedinger 10

A tadpole somehow misses out on becoming a frog and is left behind, alone. But there is much to discover in the pond and spring is sure to come again next year. A little story about growing up.

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WORLD SALES: KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg www.shortfilm.com WORLD PREMIERE: Zlin Festival for Children and Youth 2018 MORE INFORMATION: www.kuap.ch

SWITZERLAND Animation, 7 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Mixed technique ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: prêt-à-tourner Filmproduktion GmbH, Zurich / SRF

NILS HEDINGER * 1986 in Bern. Nils Hedinger received his BA in Animation from Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) in 2010. His award-winning short TIMBER (2014) became a huge international festival hit and was honoured with the Swiss Film Award for Best Animated Film in 2015. ANIMAL KINGDOM (2010) also screened at numerous renowned international festivals.


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Where people meet, brave ones discover that with enough trust pupils become door knobs and in doing so worlds open where horizons dissolve into nothing. Eight short stories about friendship.

SWITZERLAND WORLD RIGHTS: Animation, 6 min., 2018 YK Animation Studio, Bern ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: yk-animation.ch 2D computer animation, drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: YK Animation Studio, Bern / SRF / Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU)

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PATRICIA WENGER * 1993 in Basel. Patricia Wenger received her MA in Animation from Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) in 2018. LACHFALTEN is her diploma film.

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written & directed by Barbara Brunner

WORLD RIGHTS: Brunner&Meyer, Zurich www.brunnermeyer.ch MORE INFORMATION: www.milesaway.ch

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MILES AWAY Miles is a little boy whose best friend is a tree. Together they venture on a road trip and enjoy a perfect summer day at the funfair. A short film for kids, with a simple message: You’ll never be lonely or bored as long as you let your imagination lead the way.

SWITZERLAND Animation, 3 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation, drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Brunner&Meyer, Zurich / SRF

BARBARA BRUNNER * 1981 in St. Gallen. Joint Swiss and Italian citizenship. Barbara Brunner received her degree in animation from the Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) in 2008. She cofounded the animation and illustration studio Brunner&Meyer in 2010. She has worked for numerous clients as well as for Swiss national television SRF.


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SELFIES written & directed by Claudius Gentinetta

SWITZERLAND Animation, 4 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Gentinettafilm, Zurich / SRF

WORLD RIGHTS: Gentinettafilm, Zurich www.gentinettafilm.ch

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CLAUDIUS GENTINETTA * 1968 in Lucerne. Claudius Gentinetta studied at the Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) and is one of the most acclaimed animation filmmakers in Switzerland. He is especially known for his award-winning short films ISLANDER’S REST (2015), SLEEP (2010) and CABLE CAR (2008), which all became huge international festival hits.

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In a veritable firework display of digital self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.


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Expelled from the machine-week for incompetence, Sunday meets a mysterious alter ego that takes him on a contemplative stroll. At the end of a dreamlike inner journey, Sunday returns to the machine to reinvent it.

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WORLD RIGHTS: Ciné3D Association, Villars-sur-Glâne info@cine3d.ch www.cine3d.ch

SWITZERLAND Animation, 10 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Ciné3D Association, Villars-sur-Glâne / RTS

GAEL KYRIAKIDIS Born in Fribourg. Gael Kyriakidis is a musician, and performed as a member of the trip hop combo Beaumont from 2001–05 and solo as Gaelk. Since 2009 she works as singer and performer as Pony del Sol. SUNDAY is her first film. FANNY DREYER * 1987 in Fribourg. Fanny Dreyer received her MA in Illustration from the Beaux Arts in Brussels in 2011 and lives and works between Switzerland and Brussels. She currently works as set designer for short films. SUNDAY is her first film.


directed by Michaela Müller

Airports – the pinnacle of modern society, places where the limits of borders, security and tolerance are constantly tested. While for some the journey starts, for others it abruptly ends.

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SWITZERLAND / CROATIA Animation, 11 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Painting on glass ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue SCREENPLAY: Michaela Müller / Aleksandar Battista Ilić FESTIVALS (SELECTION): Animafest Zagreb 2017 Annecy 2017, TIFF 2017 Leipzig 2017, Busan SFF 2018 PRODUCTION: Schick Productions, Zollikon / Kinorama, Zagreb / SRF WORLD SALES: Magnetfilm GmbH, Berlin www.magnetfilm.de

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COYOTE written & directed by Lorenz Wunderle

SWITZERLAND Animation, 10 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue FESTIVALS (SELECTION): Berlinale 2018 Aspen Shortsfest 2018 Animafest Zagreb 2018 Annecy 2018 ShortFest Palm Springs 2018 PRODUCTION: YK Animation Studio, Bern / SRF WORLD SALES: Ouat Media, Toronto info@ouatmedia.com www.ouatmedia.com

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A coyote loses its mate and pups in an attack by wolves. Plagued by human emotions, the coyote attempts to process what it has experienced. Alongside grief and delusions, however, savagery gradually escalates.

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The skinny, young girl spends her time alone feeding pigeons in the park. But even they fly away from her. Suddenly, company turns up. But the beanpole feels uneasy about the new companionship, so she sets about going to a specialist for parasites.

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SWITZERLAND Animation, 3 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue FESTIVALS (SELECTION): Locarno Festival 2017 Fantoche Baden 2017 Animated Dreams Tallinn 2017 Anima Brussels 2018 Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart 2018 Animafest Zagreb 2018 PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Aline Höchli Tricksfilms, Bern tricksfilms@hotmail.com

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FRANCE / SWITZERLAND Animation, 6 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French FESTIVALS (SELECTION): Clermont-Ferrand 2018 Indie Lisboa 2018 Animafest Zagreb 2018 Annecy 2018 PRODUCTION: Folimage, Bourg-Les-Valences / Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva WORLD SALES: Folimage, Bourg-Les-Valences contact@folimage.fr www.folimage.fr

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FUNNY FISH DRÔLE DE POISSON written & directed by Krishna Chandran A. Nair

Somewhere in the middle of the ocean, a group of fish gather to help a goldfish floating on the surface.


written & directed by Elodie Dermange

SWITZERLAND Anidoc, 5 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: English FESTIVALS (SELECTION): Leipzig 2017 KFT Winterthur 2017 Sundance 2018 Tampere 2018 South By Southwest Film Festival Austin 2018 PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva www.nadasdyfilm.ch

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As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman bares her soul. She speaks of her fears, her complexes, and the process of accepting – even loving – herself. Insecure, she loves neither her body nor her face. Then, one day, she starts posing as a photography model for a friend. With the passing of time, the photographs reveal to her the beauty of herself.

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SWITZERLAND Animation, 6 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue FESTIVALS (SELECTION): Fantoche Baden 2017 Premiers Plans Angers 2018 Go Short Nijmegen 2018 Shorts Tokyo 2018 Animafest Zagreb 2018 PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) animation@hslu.ch www.hslu.ch/animation

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Heta lives with her pet seal in her highly peculiar house full of curious rooms and endless corridors. Her entire life consists of carefully planned and conducted routines. When the latter get thrown into disarray, Heta’s world begins to crumble, until she feels compelled to make an irreversible decision.

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written & directed by Bianca Caderas, Isabella Luu, Kerstin Zemp


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An experimental animation about the history of typography, print media and a mosquito experiencing Shakespeare’s most famous quote.

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SWITZERLAND Animation, 5 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue FESTIVALS (SELECTION): Fantoche Baden 2017 Animateka Ljubljana 2017 Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart 2018 Animafest Zagreb 2018 Annecy 2018 PRODUCTION: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) animation@hslu.ch

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In his everyday life, an elevator boy is confronted with the loneliness and the “up and down” of his service. When he tries to attract the attention of his guests, he makes a very different, gloomy encounter with himself.


LA BATAILLE DE SAN ROMANO written & directed by Georges Schwizgebel

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SWITZERLAND Animation, 2 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue FESTIVALS (SELECTION): Film Francophone Angoulême 2017 Encounters Bristol 2017 Ottawa Animation 2017 Clermont-Ferrand 2018 Anima Brussels 2018 Animafest Zagreb 2018 PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Studio GDS, Schwizgebel, Carouge GE www.studio-gds.ch

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A movement within a painting, which begins with the savagery of a battle and comes to a halt in a rendition of a masterpiece of the 15�� Century; The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello.

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TRAVELOGUE TEL AVIV written & directed by Samuel Patthey

SWITZERLAND Animation, 6 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper, mixed technique, pixilation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue FESTIVALS (SELECTION): KFT Winterthur 2017 Vienna Shorts Festival 2018 Animafest Zagreb 2018 Annecy 2018 PRODUCTION: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) animation@hslu.ch

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A Swiss student arrives in Tel Aviv for a semester in an art school. Fascinated by this new environment he will learn to free himself and discover this new culture.

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SWITZERLAND / BELGIUM Animation, 7 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / La Boîte, … Productions, Brussels / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva www.nadasdyfilm.ch

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A group of forest animals secretly collects parts from abandoned bicycles, with the intention of constructing vehicles adapted to their size. They are preparing for a great race. The Last Day of Autumn race.

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LE DERNIER JOUR DE L’AUTOMNE written & directed by Marjolaine Perreten

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SWITZERLAND Animation, 6 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Mixed technique, cutout animation, drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Virage Film, Zurich / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Virage Film, Zurich www.viragefilm.ch

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A drop becomes a hand, then a child, an embrace, a circle, a reflection that disappears and then becomes a drop. The appearance and disappearance of a hand leads from a surrealistically strange yet oddly familiar world to an increasingly palpable and personal space.

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DA SEIN (working title) written & directed by Cécile Brun


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Sooner or later in every life there comes the moment of truth, the moment that changes everything and wreaks havoc with our comfortable zone. These are the singular moments in which only those who do not falter and conquer their fears survive. Sometimes, these moments are a matter of life and death.

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SWITZERLAND Animation, 9 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation, drawing on paper, drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: German PRODUCTION: bbdesign, Zurich /  Signorell Creative Production Agency, Zurich WORLD RIGHTS: bbdesign, Zurich www.bolerostation.ch

written & directed by Rolf Brönnimann

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written & directed by Basil Vogt

A man suffers from a puzzling syndrome: whenever he is frightened, he falls into an anxious skin and an intrepid skeleton. These two dissimilar personae may never reveal themselves in public. More often than not, being skin and skeleton is a disadvantage; but then again, sometimes not.


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SWITZERLAND Animation, 5 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Team Tumult, Zurich www.teamtumult.ch

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On a planet far away, a primaeval creature is banished by the chief of its tribe. Exiled and with the burden of a disgraced honour, it sets foot into the unknown land beyond its home, where it finds an intriguing alien concept to take vengeance.

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written & directed by Frederic Siegel

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SWITZERLAND Animation, 9 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation, 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue SCREENPLAY: Michael Frei / Mario von Rickenbach PRODUCTION: Playables, Zurich / SRF / ARTE WORLD RIGHTS: Playables, Zurich mail@playables.net www.playables.net MORE INFORMATION: www.playkids.ch

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An experimental project about group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal?

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directed by Michael Frei


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She devours a newspaper and is devoured by it. She carefully examines the pages on which the world becomes peculiar and violent.

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SWITZERLAND Animation, 5 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Paint on glass ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Papier perforé – Punched paper films, Carouge / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Papier perforé – Punched paper films, Carouge www.papierperfore.ch

written & directed by Sophie Laskar-Haller

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SWITZERLAND Animation, 7 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Langfilm AG, Freienstein / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Langfilm AG, Freienstein www.langfilm.ch

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ONANIEGRAMM written & directed by Maja Gehrig

During a PowerPoint presentation, statistical diagrams are breaking free from the strait-jacket of their coordinates. A trip into the sensual world of statistics begins. Pie charts are melting, arrow diagrams are twisting, scatter plots, bar graphs and stock market curves join in a collective climax.


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SWITZERLAND Animation, 6 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Virage Film, Zurich / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Virage Film, Zurich www.viragefilm.ch

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An electrician follows his nightly routine setting up signs in the city. He goes through life unnoticed and out of touch with the world, until he realizes which signs he should be paying attention to.

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written & directed by Dustin Rees

SWITZERLAND Animation, 6 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation, drawing on paper, drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Polish PRODUCTION: Jadwiga Kowalska – Animation & Illustration, Luzern / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Jadwiga Kowalska – Animation & Illustration, Luzern www.jadwiga.ch

Animation

D

SPRING 2019

E

ECTE XP

Full of exuberance and frivolousness, six friends drive to the Polish Baltic coast and back in a small, dented car. During their trip, their car and their country fall apart. Nevertheless, life goes on. Their journey is interfused with memories and snapshots from the past.

ECTE XP

D

written & directed by Jadwiga Kowalska

E

THE CAR THAT CAME BACK FROM THE SEA


ECTE XP

D

FALL 2018

ECTE XP NIDO

Shot on the hunt, the film deals with the dynamics of a group and its consequences. The roles of the hunters and the filmmaker are mixed up and the individual perspectives on the events are influenced by each other.

NIDO

26

A

C

C

A

E

SWITZERLAND Anidoc, 5 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Rotoscope ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: English PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) animation@hslu.ch www.hslu.ch/animation

(working title) written & directed by Daria Locher

D

E

COMING SOON

THE FOUR OF US

D

FALL 2018

EN

  CH

ECTE XP ILDR

C EN H

ILDR

Animation

ECTE XP

E

SWITZERLAND / BELGIUM Animation, 12 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Mixed technique ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue SCREENPLAY: Vincent Gessler / Christophe Pagnon PRODUCTION: fvp, Lausanne /  Nexus Factory, Brussels WORLD RIGHTS: fvp, Lausanne miguel.stucky@fvp.ch

LE GLAPE ET L’OISILLE directed by Samuel Guillaume, Frédéric Guillaume

D

E

THE FOX AND THE BIRD

A solitary fox finds itself improvising fatherhood for a freshly hatched baby bird. Two paths cross and a family is formed, until fate reminds each of the life it is meant to lead.


D

SPRING 2019

E

ECTE XP

C FA TI

A NT S

C FA TI

SWITZERLAND Animation, 6 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation, 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: English SCREENPLAY: Frederic Siegel PRODUCTION: Team Tumult, Zurich / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Team Tumult, Zurich www.teamtumult.ch

27

NTAS

In the near future a communications satellite and its technician on earth are going through their daily routines. One day the satellite loses its signal setting off a chain reaction which causes the technician’s life to change.

ECTE XP

D

E

directed by Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard

COMING SOON

THE LONELY ORBIT

THE QUEEN OF THE FOXES

EN

  CH

ECTE XP

C EN H

ILDR

SWITZERLAND Animation, 8 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French PRODUCTION: Marina Rosset Productions, Lausanne / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Marina Rosset Productions, Lausanne www.marinarosset.ch

Animation

D

SPRING 2019

E

ILDR

In the hopes of making their queen smile again, the foxes descend on the city each night to rummage through the humans’ trash, searching for all the love letters that were never sent.

ECTE XP

D

E

LA REINE DES RENARDS written & directed by Marina Rosset


D

WINTER 2018/19

WARUM SCHNECKEN KEINE BEINE HABEN written & directed by Aline Höchli Snails were not always without legs. But they have always been slow. So slow and languorous, in fact, that they became unsuitable for their employers, the insects. As a punishment, the snails had to give up their arms and legs to the bees, flies and ants so that they could make up for the snails’ lost time.

ECTE XP

28

E

SWITZERLAND Animation, 10 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Cinéma Copain, Zurich / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Cinéma Copain, Zurich www.cinemacopain.com

ECTE XP

D

E

COMING SOON

WHY SLUGS DON’T HAVE LEGS

ZIBILLA

D

EN

  CH

ECTE XP ILDR

C EN H

ILDR

Animation

WINTER 2018/19

E

SWITZERLAND / BELGIUM Animation, 26 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: French, German SCREENPLAY: Isabelle Favez / David Bredel / Pierre-Luc Granjon PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / RTS / La Boîte, … Productions, Brussels WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva www.nadasdyfilm.ch

ECTE XP

D

E

ZIBILLA OU LA VIE ZÉBRÉE directed by Isabelle Favez

Zibilla, adopted as a baby by horse parents, is teased by the other pupils. One day, the situation becomes so unbearable that Zibilla runs away and finds refuge in a circus. When a wild lion escapes from its cage, Zibilla and the circus artists are saved by her stripes. As a result, Zibilla regains confidence in herself.


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