CRAFT ANIMFEST – 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

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More than 300 movies from 55 countries of all continents have been submitted for the first edition of the CRAFT International Animation Festival. After very careful viewing of each movie, we decided to qualified to the competition... Before we will write about it, however, we have to point out that the quality of the most of the submitted movies was good, high, or even very high, but not all of them met the main theme of the festival, which specify the main competition - work with the physical matter. In the end, just the most interesting and surprising movies were selected to the competitions.

During the preselection process we decided to expand the "Southeast Asia Competition of Digital Animation" also for the NON-DIGITAL techniques, as well as to create the separate competition for movies for (or also for) children audience, where children will decided about the winners.

Because among the digital animations that came to us from all around the world, appeared very interesting ones - sometimes funny, sometimes touching, sometimes creepy - we also decided to create noncompetitive "Digital World Panorama", to give the space for good digital work and send the signal to the authors - "you make a good work!".

So one more time: …after very careful viewing of each movie, we decided to qualified:

  • 50 movies to the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF TRADITIONAL & STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

  • 11 movies to the SOUTHEAST ASIA COMPETITION OF DIGITAL AND NON-DIGITAL ANIMATION

  • 18 movies to the KIDS MIX COMPETITION

  • 30 movies to the DIGITAL WORLD PANORAMA (noncompetitive)

The basic idea of the CRAFT International Animation Festival is to create a counterbalance to - dominant in this part of the world - 3D animation by consulting the Indonesian audience (especially young artists) with classic animation techniques (by meeting with artists, workshop, screenings), as well as to create a platform combining traditional methods (analog animation art / a materials-focused practice) with digital tools. The aim of the festival is to show the limitless possibilities of animation and the widening of visual awareness of young artists; stimulate their imagination and curiosity for inspiration for their own original projects. By the CRAFT we also want to combine animation with other arts, such as music, visual arts, craft arts, theater. CRAFT is a celebration of craftsmanship and talent, but also to commune with authenticity, diversity and physicality.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF TRADITIONAL & STOP-MOTION ANIMATION
  1. Affordance | 2016 | Japan | 18:26 | Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: Hayato NOVE | PROD.: Breathpiece

  2. Airport | 2017| Switzerland / Croatia | 10:35 | Traditional Painting Animation (Paint on glass) | DIR.: Michaela Müller | PROD.: Schick Productions

  3. Ashes | org. Cenizas | 2017 | Argentina | 03:54 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Luciana Digiglio

  4. Au revoir Balthazar | 2016 | Switzerland | 09:30 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Rafael Sommerhalder | PROD.: freihändler Filmproduktion

  5. Barber's Cut | 2017 | Turkey | 02:40 | Stop-Motion/ Pixalation | DIR.: Ediz Anavi | PROD.: Pomus

  6. Birdlime | 2017 | Canada | 10:52 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Evan DeRushie

  7. Casino | 2016 | Canada | 03:54 | Direct Animation (Drawn-on-film animation) | DIR.: Steven Woloshen

  8. Cogito Wonderland | org. Daijyoubudayo | 2017 | Japan | 07:00 |Puppet Animation | DIR.: Saori SUZUKI | PROD.: Tokyo University of the Arts*

  9. Couplets for an Everlasting Eve | org. Beti bezperako koplak | 2016 | Spain | 05:53 | Mixed media | DIR.: Ageda Kopla Taldea (Coordinator: Begoña Vicario) | PROD.: Lekuk Kultur Elkartea

  10. Diamond Buttons | org. 钻石纽扣 | 2016 | China | 04:30 | Traditional Cut-Out Animation | DIR.: Weijia Chen

  11. Diorama | 2016 | Belgium | 05:27 | Traditional Painting Animation | DIR.: Emily Lefebvre | PROD.: KASK / School of Arts Ghent*

  12. Ethnophobia | 2016 | Greece, Albania | 14:20 | Claymation | DIR.: Joan Zhonga | PROD.: Magikon

  13. Farewell | org. Slovo | 2016 | Slovenia | 05:51 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Leon Vidmar | PROD.: ZVVIKS

  14. From the same thread | 2017 | Spain | 03:10 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Phaedra Derizioti, Antonia Pina, Rucha Dhayarkar & Lorene Friesenbichler | PROD.: Design College of Barcelona*

  15. G-AAAH | 2016 | United Kingdom | 01:22 | Frames created by a typewriter | DIR.: Elizabeth Hobbs

  16. Hadarim | org. הדרים | 2016 | Israel | 05:23 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Shlomi Yosef

  17. Hate for Sale | 2017 | Netherlands | 02:40 | Traditional Cut-Out Animation | DIR.: Anna Eijsbouts

  18. Impossible Figures and other Stories II | org. Figury niemożliwe i inne historie II | 2016 | Poland | 15:00 | Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: Marta Pajek | PROD.: ANIMOON

  19. In the Crosshairs | org. در تیررس | Iran | 2016 | 05:17 | Sand/Powder Animation | DIR.: Marzieh Kheirkhah | PROD.: Soore University in Tehran*

  20. Junk girl | 2015 | Iran | 08:51 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Mohammad Zare and Shalale Kheiri

  21. Laymun | 2017 | United Kingdom | 04:42 | Stop Motion Animation with paper cutout characters | DIR.: Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn | PROD.: Kingston University*

  22. Leaven | org. Zaczyn | 2016 | Poland | 04:55 | Claymation | DIR.: Artur Hanaj | PROD.: Film School in Lodz*

  23. Locus | 2016 | Poland | 10:09 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi | PROD.: WJTeam

  24. Mannequin | 2017 | USA | 7:58 | hand painted animation collage | DIR.: Pete Burkeet | PROD.: Chroma Key

  25. MOMO | 2016 | Argentina | 6:07 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Damian Yapura | PROD.: Universidad del Cine Buenos Aires*

  26. My Second Eye | org. Ayny | 2016 | Germany, Jordan, Palestine | 10:39 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Ahmad Saleh | PROD.: Fiction 2.0

  27. Negative Space | 2017 | France | 05:30 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata | PROD.: Ikki Films and Manuel Cam Studio

  28. Nighthawk | org. Nocna ptica | 2016 | Slovenia, Croatia | 08:50 | Traditional Cut-Out Animation | DIR.: Spela Cadez | PROD.: Finta Film, Bonobostudio

  29. Nocturne | org. Nachtstück | 2016 | Germany | 05:19 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Anne Breymann

  30. Nothing Happens | 2017 | Denmark, France | 11:50 | Under-camera-animation | DIR.: Uri & Michelle Kranot | PROD.: Dansk Tegnefilm & Miyu Productions

  31. Only Lovers Leave to Die | 2016 | Canada, Croatia | 7:00 | Direct Animation (Drawn-on-film animation) | DIR.: Vladimir Kanic | PROD.: Factory of Light

  32. Out In The Open | 2017 | Australia | 10:44 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Isobel Knowles & Van Sowerwine

  33. Phototaxis | 2017 | USA | 6:45 | Traditional drawing animation, cutout animation and object stop motion animation (combined using rostrum and analog projection) | DIR.: Melissa Ferrari | PROD.: California Institute of the Arts*

  34. Radio Wave | 2016 | Japan | 03:09 | Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: Ryotaro MIYAJIMA | PROD.: Tokyo University of the Arts*

  35. Roger | 2016 | Spain | 7:35 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Ingrid Masarnau Amorós, Sonia Cendón Quireza, Sara Esteban Riera, Arnau Gndia Montesinos, Marti Montańola Vilet | PROD.: Escola de Cinema de Barcelona*

  36. Second to None | 2016 | Ireland | 7:22 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Vincent Gallagher | PROD.: The Irish Film Board, CABOOM

  37. Snow White Cologne | 2017 | United Kingdom | 06:20 | Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: Amanda Eliasson | PROD.: Royal College of Art*

  38. Stories About Him | org. 關於他的故事 | 2017 | Taiwan | 12:46 | drawing animation, claymation, object, paint on glass | DIR.: Yung Shiuan Yang

  39. Strange Case | org. Dziwny przypadek | 2017 | Poland | 13:30 | Painting on paper | DIR. Zbigniew Czapla | PROD.: Warsztat Filmowy

  40. Tango | Brasil | 2016 | 12:30 | Traditional Cut-Out Animation | DIR.: Francisco Gusso & Pedro Giongo | PROD.: Estudio Tijucas

  41. Tell it to the Walls | 2017 | India | 02:31 | Silhouette Animation | DIR.: Meera Krishnamurthy | PROD.: Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology*

  42. Tendrils | 2017 | Estonia | 10:38 | Puppet, Cut-out and Paint on glass | DIR.: Helen Woolston | PROD.: Estonian Academy of Arts*

  43. The Beast | org. Bestia | 2016 | Poland | 03:30 | Silhouette Animation | DIR.: Agnieszka Konarska | PROD.: Lodz Film School*

  44. The Best Customer | org. Cel Mai Bun Client | 2017 | Romania | 12:13 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Serghei Chiviriga | PROD.: SC De Film Production SRL

  45. The Bureaucracy Monster | 2016 | Norway | 5’ | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Thomas Simonsen Balmbra | PROD.: Traum Toys

  46. The Hoopoe And The Owls | 2017 | Canada | 03:45 | Traditional Painting Animation (Paint on paper) | DIR.: Narges Haghighat | PROD.: Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema*

  47. There's Too Many of These Crows | USA | 2016 | 03:50 | Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: Morgan Miller

  48. Traces of ephemeral | org. Ślady ulotne | Poland | 2016 | 7:49 | Sand/Powder Animation | DIR.: Agnieszka Waszczeniuk |PROD.: Artistic University in Poznan*

  49. Travelogue Tel Aviv | 2017 | Switzerland | 06:00 | Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: Samuel Patthey | PROD.: HSLU Design und Kunst*

  50. Wind, Whisper | org. .| 2016 | 01:54 | China | DIR.: Yipin, Zhang

SOUTH EAST ASIA COMPETITION OF DIGITAL AND NON-DIGITAL ANIMATION
  1. Baozha! | 2016 | Singapore | 06:45 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Jasper Liu | PROD.: Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media*

  2. DARMUJI 86 | 2017 | Indonesia | 02:29 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Ahmad Hafidz Azro'l | PROD.: ALLIE STUDIO

  3. Dysphoria | 2016 | Malaysia | 02:28 | Claymation | DIR.: Aida Farzana Binti Sahlan | PROD.: Faculty of Film, Theatre & Animation, UiTM*

  4. My Life I Don't Want | 2016 | Myanmar | 12:00 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Nyan Kyal Say

  5. Oh-bey | 2016 | Indonesia | 06:02 | Digital Painting | DIR.: Gloria Abigail Haryono

  6. One and a Half | org. Keluarga Satu Setengah | 2017 | Indonesia | 6:09 | Digital Painting | DIR.: Raffael Arkapraba Gumelar, Robert Sunny, Michaela Clarissa Levi | PROD.: Universitas Multimedia Nusantara*

  7. Tabaraka | Indonesia | 2016 | 05:53 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Dimas Angkling | PROD.: Semangart

  8. The Blue Baby | 2017 | Thailand | 15:05 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Pasut Thanawuthwasin | PROD.: Rangsit University (Faculty Digital Art)*

  9. The Girl and the Hedgehog | 2017 | Cambodia | 3:05 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: MIL kosal | PROD.: Phare Ponleu Selpak, VAAS school*

  10. The Third Script| 2017 | Singapore | 05:45 | Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: M Javad Khajavi | PROD.: Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media*

  11. You can be my friend | 2017 | Cambodia | 03:40 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: POY Sihong | PROD.: Phare Ponleu Selpak, VAAS school*

KIDS MIX COMPETITION
  1. Awesome Beetle's Colors | Latvia | 2016 | 3:12 | Stop-motion, plasticine, pastil and acrilyc painted | DIR.: Idra Sproge

  2. Big Booom | Russia | 2016 | 04:12 | Claymation | DIR.: Marat Narimanov | PROD.: Top-top films

  3. Borek | 2017 | Malaysia | 02:42 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Aufa Atiqah Binti Mohd Yazit

  4. Crab story | 2017 | Russia, Australia | 3:45 | timelapse + animation 2D | DIR.: Tatiana Poliektova, Filippo Rivetti | PROD.: Filippo Rivetti Photography

  5. Crin-Crin | Belgium | 2016 | 04'19'' | Traditional Cut-Out Animation | DIR.: Iris Alexandre

  6. Curio | 2017 | India | 4:51 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Adarsh Paul | PROD.: National Institute of Design

  7. Flood | org. Наводнение | 2017 | Bulgaria | 07:45 | Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: Dimitar Velev | PROD.: Bastun Media

  8. Going Home to Indonesia | org. Pulang ke Indonesia | 2016 | Indonesia | 04:40 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Dessy Tab

  9. Miriam by the Lake | org. Miriam järve ääres | 2016 | Estonia | 5:00 | Puppet Animation | DIR. Riho Unt | Nuku Film


  1. Monsters don't exist | org. I mostri non esisstono | 2017 | Italy | 3:23 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Ilaria Angelini, Luca Barberis, Nicola Bernardi | PROD.: Fondazione Scuole Civiche Milano - Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

  2. Origami | 2017 | Indonesia | 03:32 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Febri Faizin

  3. Sisyphus | org. Sísifo | 2017 | Spain | 06:09 | Puppet Animation | DIR.: Cristina Guisado | PROD.: Mosolov-p

  4. STOP! | 2017 | Cambodia | 03:15 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: CHHOUN Sambath | PROD.: Phare Ponleu Selpak, VAAS school

  5. The Girl and the Hedgehog | 2017 | Cambodia | 3:05 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: MIL kosal | PROD.: Phare Ponleu Selpak, VAAS school

  6. The Pangolin and the Hedgehog | 2017 | United Kingdom | 04:42 | Traditional Painting Animation | DIR.: Paolo Russo

  7. The search for the lost family | org. Die Suche nach der verlorenen Familie | 2017 | Germany | 06-52 | Traditional Cut-Out Animation | DIR.: Isolde Asal | PROD.: University Of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf

  8. The wolf's eyelash | org. Волчья ресница | 2016 | Russia | 06:14 | Sand/Powder Animation | DIR.: Starikova Liza | PROD.: St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television

  9. You can be my friend | 2017 | Cambodia | 03:40 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: POY Sihong | PROD.: Phare Ponleu Selpak, VAAS school

DIGITAL WORLD PANORAMA (noncompetitive)
  1. Allure | 2016 | Australia | 03:43 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Matthew Koh

  2. CORP. | 2016 | Argentina | 9:00 | Digital Cut-Out | DIR.: Pablo Polledri

  3. Dark Blue | org. Dunkelblau | 2017 | Austria | 08:32 | Digital Drawing + Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: Markus Keim and Beate Hecher | PROD.: M+B productions

  4. Darrel | 2016 | Spain | 3:20 | 3D Computer Animation | DIR.: Marc Briones Piulachs & Alan Carabantes Person

  5. Down to the Wire | 2017 | India | 02:02 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Aditi Kovid, Misha Soni | PROD.: National Institute of Design

  6. Foreign body | Ciało obce | 2016 | Poland | 07:00 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Marta Magnuska | PROD.: Lodz Film School

  7. Fruit | 2016 | Germany | 6:55 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Gerhard Funk

  8. Hunter | 2017 | Japan | 8:39 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Ryoji Yamada

  9. Look At Me | 2017 | USA | 05:02 | Digital Painting | DIR.: Hui Kai Su | PROD.: Pratt Institute

  10. Love is like Heaven | 2017 | United Kingdom | 01:30 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Tanya J. Scott

  11. Morning Cowboy | 2017 | Spain | 15:00 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Fernando Pomares | PROD.: Travelogue Studio

  12. Oh&yeah | 2017 | China | 02-30 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Wenyu Li

  13. Oh Mother! | org. O Matko! | 2017 | Poland | 12:15 | Digital Drawing | DIR. Paulina Ziółkowska | PROD.: FUMI Studio

  14. Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon | 2016 | Germany | 3:32 | 3D Computer Animation | DIR.: Tomer Eshed


  1. PAWO | 2015 | Germany | 7:38 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Antje Heyn

  2. Pet Man | org. آدم خانگی | 2017 | Iran | 4:25 | Digital Painting | DIR.: Marzieh Abrarpaydar | PROD.: Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC)

  3. Pink | 2016 | Iran | 05:00 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Mahboobeh Mohammadzaki

  4. Power | 2017 | USA | 02:22 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Dana Sink

  5. Robot Heart | 2016 | Canada | 02:44 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Marlor Navarro

  6. Serph-Feather | 2016 | Japan | 5:10 | Drawing on Paper and Digital Painting | DIR.: Tarafu Otani

  7. Spotted | 2016 | Saudi Arabia | 01:30 | Digital Drawing + Digital Painting | DIR.: Samar Alsefri | PROD.: EFFAT University

  8. The Bridge over the River | org. DIE BRÜCKE ÜBER DEN FLUSS | 2016 | Switzerland | 5:45 | Digital Cut-Out + Traditional Drawing and Painting Animation | DIR.: Jadwiga Kowalska

  9. The Empty Seat | org.: الكرسي الخالي | 2017 | Syria | 5:33 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Maya Abboud

  10. The Samurai | 2016 | Poland | 07:08 | Digital Cut-Out | DIR.: Tomasz Kucharczyk | PROD.: Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

  11. The Square | 2016 | Russia | 03:30 | Digital Cut-Out | DIR.: Yakov Krugovykh | PROD.: SHAR Studio

  12. To be a Tree | 2017 | Germany | 06:14 | Digital Drawing + Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: Xin Sun

  13. Walleyball | 2017 | Iran | 03:09 | Traditional Painting Animation + Digital Drawing | DIR.: Kaveh Sistani

  14. Wicked Girl | org.: Kötü Kiz | 2017 | France | 08:00 | Digital Drawing | DIR.: Ayce Kartal | PROD.: Les Valseurs

  15. Yin and Yang | org. 陰與陽 | 2017 | USA | 05:59 | Digital Painting + Traditional Drawing Animation | DIR.: Mavis Huang

  16. UGLY | 2017 | Germany | 11:54 | Computer Simulated Puppeteering | DIR.: Nikita Diakur