Revelation – the City of Haze
Director Qichao Mao
13’52” | China | 2017 [C]
SHORTS 2017 Honourable Mention in Animation
After witnessing his mother’s death, the boy had a breakdown and cannot remember his own name. One day, a scavenger found the boy and brought him back to the City of Haze. Since then they’ve depended on each other…
Mao Qichao, born in Sichuan Province, China in 1983, is the director and screenwriter of Magic Animation Studio.
Director Ishan Shukla
13’31” | India | 2016 [C]
SHORTS 2017 Best Animation
In the city of bag-heads, a Senate member faces a tough choice between political career, brothels and love for a mysterious woman. A choice that will transform his life and the city in unimaginable ways.
Ishan is an Indian artist working in animation for 8 years. After dropping out of college to pursue making animation, he worked in an animation studio in Singapore before working on his personal projects. He now works as a CG Lead at an animation studio in India, and his animation shorts have won several awards.
Director Cheang Ka Wo
6’16” | Macau | 2016 [A]
SHORTS 2017 Best Local Entry
This is a journey about a relationship of a boy and his soul mate and how they deal with life and death. The visual style of paper-cut texture and scrawl lines is applied to this 2D animation to express the director’s childhood memories walking with his dog – Pochi.
Kawo is an animation director from Macau, and currently completing MFA Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His bachelor degree was a 3D animation major from Shih Chien University. He usually puts his pet and what he dreamt in his artworks.
Director Malte Stein
9’55” | Germany | 2018 [B]
SHORTS 2018 Best Animation
A dirty lake bursts its banks and begins to flood the town. At last there´s a good reason to keep the son at home. But in isolation, nightmarish associations start to mix with reality. And whilst outside the world sinks peacefully under water, a domestic apocalypse rages inside.
Malte Stein was born in 1981. During 2007 to 2013, he studied Animation in Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Germany and studied Filmscenario and Dramaturgy in filmschool Filmarche Berlin from 2015 to 2016. He is working in Scriptwriting, Animation, Animation workshop for children.
The Mechanical Waltz
Director Julien Dykmans
5’47” | France | 2014 [A]
SHORTS 2015 Best Film of the FESTIVAL
SHORTS 2015 Best Animation
On this dark and rainy morning, the puppet people trudge off to work. From day to day the routine never changes, their gazes never meet. Are they aware that their every movement, is being fully controlled and meticulously observed?
Julien Dykmans is a Belgian graphic designer. He worked in the field of advertising and in the movie industry for 8 years. In 2006 he completed his first short film, The Way of Hope, which he wrote, directed and animated. Wanting to further pursue this creative avenue, he decided to embark upon a second journey in animated film by directing The Mechanical Waltz.