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April 11-14 2019 Klaipėda
BLON Animation and Games Festival

Competition Programme

This programme brings to your enjoyment the best of animated shorts from the Baltic-Nordic countries. 15 outstanding works from Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Latvia and Lithuania are competing for the Best Animated Short Award, delivered by an International Jury.

Robot & The Whale

2018 / Sweden / 6 min 30 s

Director - Jonas Forsman
Screenwriter - Jonas Forsman
Producer - Nima Yousefi
Company - HOBAB

Lobo is a cheerful robot who lives with her best friend Banjo, a curious robot dog. Together, they help to plant trees and rescue animals in need. One day, they ran into a stranded whale on the beach. To save it, Lobo must overcome her fear of water, but it’s not easy when even a single drop is very dangerous.

Cops & Robbers

2017 / Germany / 8 min 16 s

Director - Florian Maubach
Screenwriter - Florian Maubach
Producer - Florian Maubach

"Playing Cops and Robbers on the old playground. Why am I still doing this?" While playing with his friends, Daniel begins to realise that between catching and being caught, there is something more going on. He is confronted with situations he does not really know how to handle.

MIMI

2018 / Denmark / 4 min 17 s

Director - Lisa Fukaya
Screenwriter - Lisa Fukaya
Producer - Tim Leborgne
Company - The Open Workshop

MIMI has a pimple for the first time. She is afraid of being different from other girls and is uncomfortable around those who are different from herself. Because of this, she begins to mimic the other girls.

Night Walks

2018 / Latvia / 5 min 50 s

Director - Lizete Upīte
Screenwriter - Lizete Upīte
Producer - Sabīne Andersone
Company - Atom Art

Tonight, Anna and her dad have decided to walk home through the forest. Anna takes a torch and dad lights it up for her. The silent forest is as enchanting, as it is scary and the bright flame as protective as it is blinding.

Love Me, Fear Me

2018 / Germany / 6 min 6 s

Director - Veronica Solomon
Screenwriter - Veronica Solomon
Producer - Veronica Solomon
Company - Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

"What would you be willing to do for them to love you?"
Love Me, Fear Me is a dance story about the roles we play and the shapes we take; about the stages we choose, the audience we seek to impress and the price of acceptance.

Threads

2017 / Norway / 8 min 50 s

Director - Torill Kove
Screenwriter - Torill Kove
Producer - Lise Fearnley
Company - Mikrofilm As

In a universe where people are seeking connections with one another, a woman and a small child are brought together as mother and daughter. Inside the bubble of the mother’s protection, the child learns about love and trust, and ultimately how to form her own attachments.

Little Boy

2018 / Norway / 5 min 20 s

Director - Kristian Pedersen
Screenwriter - Kristian Pedersen
Producer - Lise Fearnley
Company - Mikrofilm As

On August 6, 1945, there were two suns over Hiroshima. One was the dawn of a new day; the second was a nuclear bomb code-named "Little Boy".

Fest

2018 / Germany / 2 min 55 s

Director - Nikita Diakur
Screenwriter - Nikita Diakur
Producer - Nikita Diakur

A suburban block party. Rave, barbecue and ice cream... then a stunt.

Vitello Gets a Yucky Girlfriend

2018 / Denmark / 7 min 10 s

Director - Dorte Bengtson
Screenwriters: Kim Fupz Aakeson, Ida Mule Scott
Producer - Anders Berthelsen
Company - Ja Film a/s

Vitello doesn’t play with girls, and Kamma, his new neighbour, is definitely a girl who says she has a crazy hamster. Vitello really wants to see a crazy hamster, but when he visits her to do that, Kamma suddenly tells Vitello that he’s her boyfriend…

The Juggler

2018 / Lithuania / 11 min 5 s

Director - Skirmanta Jakaitė
Screenwriter - Skirmanta Jakaitė
Producers: Agnė Adomėnė, Delphine Schmit
Company: Art Shot, Tripode Productions, Perspective Films

We live in the same house, but in different apartments, jobs and situations, with different beliefs and visions; each one in our own compartment, fooling ourselves that the world is one, and that it exists. Sometimes, though, it seems an incomprehensible thread has almost been grasped, and I am on a verge of understanding.

Fuse

2018 / Germany / 7 min 18 s

Director - Shadi Adib
Screenwriters: Simon Thummet, Shadi Adib
Producer - Stefan Michel
Company - Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg


A mousetrap snaps shut, a market place awakens. A group of men heatedly discuss how to kill the animal in the little box.
One after another, they try to trump each other’s sadistic fantasies - and even a stranger’s suggestion to turn the creature loose, turns out to be a sick manipulation. But as the macabre game unfolds and spirals out of control, both victim and tormentors suffer the same fate.

Bacchus

2018 / Denmark / 5 min 8 s

Director - Rikke Alma Krogshave Planeta
Screenwriter - Rikke Alma Krogshave Planeta
Producer - Michelle Ann Nardone
Company - The Animation Workshop

Alex, a young woman bored with modern life, is lured by
Bacchus into a colourful and mysterious world to explore her
deepest desires.

Vermin

2018 / Denmark / 6 min 3 s

Director - Jérémie Becquer
Screenwriter - Jérémie Becquer
Producer - Michelle Ann Nardone
Company - The Animation Workshop

A rat poet, whose hopeful poetry contrasts with the world in which
he lives, gets confronted with the harshness of a societal bias
towards mice.

The World’s Middlest Fish

2017 / Norway / 10 min 40 s

Director - Cathinka Tanberg
Screenwriter - Per Schreiner
Producer - Lise Fearnley
Company - Mikrofilm As

A young girl happens to catch the most medium-sized fish in the world and gains instant fame. But what happens when the fish gains weight?

Carlotta's Face

2018 / Germany / 5 min 0 s

Directors: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Screenwriters: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Producer - Fabian Driehorst
Company - Fabian&Fred

As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around her to have different faces. She didn't even recognize her own face. Years later, she learns that her brain has a rare, untreatable condition. In the end it was art, that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.

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