Competition 9

Sunday 26/11/2023 18:20 - 19:20 - Schedule Animation Marathon 2023
Monday 27/11/2023 06:20 - 07:20 - Animation Marathon 2023 Schedule - Repeat
Total Duration: 00:54:03

  1. Righteous 02:17
  2. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: John Akre
    Screenplay: John Akre
    Animation: John Akre
    Technique: stop motion, digital
    Music: Andy McCormick
    Production/School: Sloppy Films
    Dialogue language: English

    It takes a lot of work to see a good movie every once in a while.

  3. Monk SEISHIN 02:53
  4. Japan 2023
    Directed by: Ryotaro Miyajima
    Screenplay: Ryotaro Miyajima
    Animation: Ryotaro Miyajima
    Technique: Ink on paper
    Music: Takayuki Noami
    Production/School: Makoto Doi
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    In the 19th century, a rice merchant encounters a mother who tries to buy rice in exchange for her own child's clothes. The merchant becomes Monk Seishin and relieves the islanders of Miyajima from poverty by digging wells and starting the wooden ladle industry.

  5. Leaf Control 02:34
  6. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Tom Eaton
    Screenplay: Tom Eaton
    Animation: Tom Eaton
    Technique: 2D animation
    Music: n/a
    Production/School: Tom Eaton

    Two city neighbors engage in a yard-care rivalry.

  7. Perfect City: The Mother 06:35
  8. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Shengwei Zhou
    Screenplay: Shengwei Zhou
    Animation: Shengwei Zhou
    Technique: Shengwei Zhou
    Music: Keju Luo
    Production/School: Shengwei Zhou, Lei Wang
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    A dry wood mother decides to carve her root baby into a human due to the loss of her flesh body parts.

  9. 6mm wave / 사각파장 05:46
  10. Korea 2022
    Directed by: Seungho Jeoung
    Screenplay: Seungho Jeoung
    Animation: Seungho Jeoung
    Technique: 2d computer animation
    Music: KIM Sungwon, MUN Yangjin
    Production/School: Seungho Jeoung
    Dialogue language: English

    A person discovers a camcorder while going through belongings. When the camcorder is played, someone that they have missed appears.

  11. DIGITAL NO-MAN'S 07:26
  12. Greece 2023
    Directed by: Lida Zacharopoulou
    Screenplay: Lida Zacharopoulou
    Animation: Processing, p5.js
    Technique: AI (Python, Keras, DALLE-2, Midjourney, ChatGPT)
    Music: Lida Zacharopoulou
    Production/School: Athens Shool of Fine Arts
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    AI-generated images have nowadays become so realistic that distinguishing the real ones from the fakes is nearly impossible. Trained for days with massive data and GPUs scattered all around the world, they have crossed the borders of the Uncanny Valley into the hills of visual perfection. What about those digital beings that do not have the resources to complete their training? These low-res synthetic creatures are the low-class citizens of the Humanoid Realm. They can't afford to train forever nor to be GPU nomads. They are stuck in the Uncanny Valley, always striving to convince the Discriminator they look real enough, always dreaming of climbing the steep hill of human likeness. A short animated film exploring AI through AI, this project aims to shed light on the inner workings of AI algorithms, specifically those responsible for creating realistic human faces, like the GAN models. GAN systems (Generative Adversarial Networks) are machine learning algorithms comprising two neural networks: the Discriminator and the Generator. The core idea behind this model is a fascinating game played between these two entities: the Generator continuously produces images in an attempt to deceive the Discriminator into perceiving them as real rather than synthetic. In response, the Discriminator assesses each image's authenticity. This intriguing back-and-forth between the two networks is played out repeatedly, resulting in the production of increasingly realistic images. The video depicts a fictional dialogue between the Discriminator and the synthetic creatures it evaluates. These creatures engage in a Sisyphean effort, an endless struggle to reach an elusive perfection, as they strive to deceive the Discriminator and rise above their pixelated origins.

  13. Tales (Pilot) 15:00
  14. Greece 2022
    Directed by: Daphne Vasiliki Thermidi
    Screenplay: Daphne Vasiliki Thermidi, Lydia Eleftheria Papaconstantinou
    Animation: Daphne Vasiliki Thermidi, Lydia Eleftheria Papaconstantinou
    Technique: Digital Frame-by-Frame 2D Animation
    Music: Yiannis Kiritsis
    Production/School: University of West Attica
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: Greek, English

    In a dark Castle, set in a fantasy world, a Princess wakes up from a haunting nightmare. Meanwhile in a village far away, Chester the famous storyteller is busy telling his amazing Fairytales, when a letter from King Eric III arrives, demanding his presence in a celebration. With a lot of hesitation, he and Fairy Godmother Hora, are entangled in an exciting adventure. A pilot episode for a proposed animates series for teens.

  15. Daughters of Mamma Sea / دخترای ننه دریا 03:32
  16. Iran 2023
    Directed by: Sahar Ghafurian
    Screenplay: Ahmad Shamlou
    Animation: Sahar Ghafurian
    Technique: Stop Motion
    Music: Hossein Alizadeh
    Production/School: Sahar Ghafurian
    Dialogue language: Persian

    Ahmad Shamlou, the great Iranian contemporary poet, is telling us the love story of the daughters of Mamma Sea and the Sons of Uncle Desert. It's a unique experience to watch how their world literally turns around to stop these lovers from being together. Especially when all the curses and attempts to separate them comes from Mamma Sea. Girls and boys struggle to reach each other and you watch a new tale of an old story: Will they finally succeed?

  17. A Blue Giant / 파란 거인 06:45
  18. Korea 2021
    Directed by: Gyeongmu Noh
    Screenplay: Gyeongmu Noh
    Animation: Jiwon Kim
    Technique: Gyeongmu Noh
    Music: Kwangsub Yang
    Production/School: Jeongwon KANG

    There was one human who couldn’t drink nor put on any clothes because of the huge body. Having had enough, he breaks out of the house. He gets seduces by a shining light he has never seen, and starts a journey towards the light. Whenever he meets obstacles, he becomes smaller and smaller until he could even ride a leaf. Finally, he meets the light and becomes bigger again. He goes back to his house and finds himself fit for the house.

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