Competition 5

  • 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


Sogni al Campo

Directed by Magda Guidi, Mara Cerri

A boy looks for his cat along a river. He will not find it. He’s about to die, and has moved away from everything to find intimacy. The child arrives at the doors of time, where the dead disappear, and the living let them go. The child is afraid, he enters a forest of symbols and memories. He grows up. His illusions of children dissolve and mingle with the landscape.

Whistle and I’ll Come to You

What is a dog? Loyal, obedient, submissive, owned. Or violent, instinctual, vigilant and wild. Whatever it is, it’s waiting.

Father

Directed by A-99

I talk to my father about his accident

Souvenir Souvenir

Directed by Bastien Dubois

For ten years, I’ve pretended to make a movie out of my grandfather’s Algerian war souvenirs. Today, I’m not sure I want to hear what he has to say.

Difference and Repetition and Coffee

Directed by Masa Kudo

A swinging animation drawn with a pencil. It shows view of inside a coffee shop by panning the camera. The little difference is repeated by rotation, and the inside of the store changes as if you are looking at the car window.

To the Dusty Sea

Directed by Héloïse Ferlay

Left alone in the deepest of the summer, Malo and Zoe are trying their best to catch their mother’s elusive eye…

Easter Eggs

Directed by Nicolas Keppens

The Chinese restaurant is empty. The exotic bird’s cage stands wide open. Two friends, Jason and Kevin, see this as an opportunity to catch and sell them. Catching the birds ain’t as simple as it seems.