Competition 3

  • 120 mins

We are pleased to present the Official Competition selections for the 6th edition of GLAS Animation Festival. These selections can be seen in 5 separate programs which consist of the best films made within the last two years. This collection of films highlight what is new and exciting in the world of independent animation and each of these programs is a must see at this GLAS 2021.

Immediately following the screening is a Q&A with the filmmakers in this screening moderated by Tom C J Brown.

Films: 60 minutes
Q&A: 60 minutes

In this program


Eyes Wide Open

Directed by Laura Passalacqua

During a very hot summer, Emma (15) is doomed to boredom at her grandparents’s house. She’s dying for something to happen. At the edge of a pond, she hides to observe The Young Man. She develops a brief but intense obsession for this fantasized stranger.

The End of Stories

Directed by David OReilly

The End of Stories is an animated documentary dome film about our inability to understand the present or imagine the future. The 4th installment in the “Corona Voicemails” series, the film showcases a collage of 37 perspectives from around the world of people coping with the turbulence of pandemic life.

Naked

Directed by Kirill Khachaturov

Somewhere in Eastern Europe due to an accident in a laboratory, the hero gains superpowers that he does not want. The hero does not want to be a superhero, to save the world from villains, he wants to live as before without changing anything. The situation is complicated by the fact that while he gains the awareness of his power, it causes problems in his everyday life. While he is stuck in the elevator, he meets a girl who likes him and wants to help him.

Salvia at Nine

Directed by Nari Jang

A nine years old girl lives in the same neighborhood as a father who watches erotic videos next to his child and an old man who habitually molests his neighborhood’s elementary school kids. The girl goes to a corner shop and tries to steal some snacks but the shop owner catches her on the spot. The girl puts a coin on the counter which she was holding to pay for her candy and quickly leaves the shop.

On Time Off Time

Directed by Hirotoshi Iwasaki

The juxtaposed movements resonate with each other, filling the conflict between continuity and fluctuation.

Maalbeek

Directed by Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

Survivor but amnesiac of the attack at Maalbeek metro station on 22 March 2016 in Brussels, Sabine is looking for the missing image of an over-mediatised event of which she has no memory.