International Competition 3
The Chimney SwiftOnline Screening
Director : Frédéric Schuld
19th century in Europe. A child climbs up a chimney while a bird sails down into it to build a nest. An encounter with no way back.
A British chimney sweeper describes his everyday routine of forcing young kids to become workers. While we observe a kid cleaning a chimney, the master's statement gets more personal with every sentence until we understand, that he is speaking about his own past.
At the EdgeOnline Screening
Director : Sylvie Denet
Family photos, posing on holiday. Family on a break the moment before or after. What happened, or not.
The Tawny OwlOnline Screening
Director : Aleksandar Radan
Lurking in the grass has paid off for the fox. The narrator’s apprehensive voice takes us to an island where a battle for survival rages among creatures feathered and furry. After all, a bear is only cute if you’re not a rabbit. The animation resembles landscape shots from animal documentaries—but instead of Smokey the Bear we’re served pointed humor, instead of glossy nature, the images are rampant with sprawling absurdity.