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Short films 2

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Enjoy this session in Lleida on Saturday February 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Sala 1 of the Llotja.

In Filmin from February 25 to March 7.

Empty Places

France, 8 min 28 s, 2020, 3D traditional animation, without dialogue
Direction: Geoffroy de Crécy
Production: Autour de Minuit

Completed before the global lockdown, Empty Places is an ode to the melancholy of machines.


Germany, 10 min 35 s, 2019, 2D animation digital drawing, VOS (spanish)
Direction: Matisse Gonzalez
Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

In this tiny town gravity changes constantly. Being pulled up and down by the light and the heavy days, Rosa has to find something to grab on to. She has to find balance. Gravity is a lonely meditation about dreams as the only way to escape sadness and depression.

Rutina: La prohibición

Spain, 8 min 15 s, 2020, stop motion with puppets, without dialogue
Direction: Sam Orti
Production: Hampa studio S.L.

In a dark world, devastated by lies and dominated by fear, we continue our self-destructive routines towards extinction.


United Kingdom, 7 min 20 s, 2020, various techniques, without dialogue
Direction: Dominica Harrison
Production: Animate Projects

During a long hot summer in the forest, a child is forced to grow up. First her dog becomes ill, then out of the blue her mother returns to their home with a new lover. The child’s world is turned upside down. With each unsettling event, her visions become stronger to the point where she decides on a dangerous decision.

How My Grandmother Became a Chair

Lebanon, 9 min 55 s, 2020, 2D animation, stop motion with puppets and clay, without dialogue
Direction: Nicolas Fattouh
Production: Fabian&Fred

Grandmother is deteriorating after her greedy children abandon her. Rose, her thorny housekeeper, is unable to prevent Grandmother’s transformation into a wooden chair as she loses her senses one by one.


Germany, 7 min 45 s, 2019, digital animation, without dialogue
Direction: Florian Grolig
Production: smpl Films

The ”small” one is, well, small. And the ”big” one definitely very very big. They are friends.

Latitude du printemps

France, 7 min 33 s, 2020, 3D animation traditional, without dialogue
Direction: Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maŷlis Mosny and Zijing Ye
Production: Rubika Animation

A dog gets abandoned on the side of the road. Attached to a street light, he stays alone until the day he meets a young astronaut wannabe and a professional cyclist who keeps on trying to beat her highest score.

Die Nadel (The Needle)

Germany, 9 min, 2020, 2D animation digital drawing and on paper, without dialogue
Direction: Ceylan Beyoglu
Production: Storykid Studio

Based on true incidents, it tells the story of a mother in search of her missing son in Turkey. “The Saturday Mothers” demand justice for the enforced disappearances of their loved ones in Turkey since 1995. This year, it is the 25th anniversary of their continuing struggle.


Spain, 10 min 10 s, 2020, 2D animation digital drawing and traditional 3D animation, without dialogue
Direction: Carmen Córdoba González
Production: Carmen Córdoba

Fifteen years have passed and Roberto is still in love with his neighbour but she prefers to hide, ashamed of her body. With his art and an old clothesline as the only ways of communication, Roberto has a plan to push his beloved to face her monsters once and for all.


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