Synopsis

Festival Stop Motion Montreal program includes nine short films dealing with various themes such as peer pressure, grief, equality, routine work and dreams of the future.

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Program 6: Films in competition
Running time: 65 min

 

0) Festival intro video, 0:00, 2020
 


1) Matilda ir atsarginė galva | Matilda and the Spare Head, Ignas Meilunas, 13:09, 2020, Lituania, VO in Estonian with English subtitles

Film category: Professional film
This film starts at: 01:01

This is a story about a girl who wants to be the smartest person in the world. When all the things she’s learned can no longer fit in one head, her mother buys her a backup one. Two heads are better than one but Matilda soon becomes confused which head should she wear at what time and loses the second head shortly after. It is uncertain what would happen if a ball didn’t accidentally flow in through her window. It changes Matilda forever.

ABOUT: Ignas Meilunas: https://vimeo.com/ignasmeilunas



2) Storm Boy, Gianluca Maruotti, 4:09, 2020, Italy, VOE
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 11:09

'Storm Boy' is a music clip inspired by a Xavier Rudd's song. It's about a man walking through life and tasting the beauty of it Also when he faces departure and death he will embrace it and live again.
 


3) Sarah Elizabeth Ray: Detroit's Other Rosa Parks, Aaron Shilling, 4:31, 2020, U.S.A., VOE
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 15:20

Until now, a Detroit civil rights hero named Sarah Elizabeth Ray has been largely forgotten. Seventy-five years ago she was denied a seat on an amusement park ferryboat. Refusing to back down, Ray took her fight for integration all the way to the United States Supreme Court, represented by legendary NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall.

ABOUT: Aaron Shilling: https://www.babyvolcano.com/about



4) Cucaracha | Roach, Agustin Touriño, 13:20, 2020, Argentina, VO in Spanish with English subtitles
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 20:00

Gregorio has a plain life; He works in a factory and lives alone. One day a cockroach appears in his pantry and he sees the possibility of changing his life.

ABOUT: Agustin Touriño: https://vimeo.com/user9339831



5) Afternoon Tea, Andrea Szelesová, 2:12, 2019, Czech Republic, no dial
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 33:22

A noble man waits to meet his beautiful fiancée and receives a shock upon his arrival. His pompous dress seems a little too large to enter the room. Despite the obvious problem, she has no intention of losing face.

ABOUT: Andrea Szelesová: http://www.andreaanimates.com/about-1



6) Freequences, Alexandre Dubosc, 2:15, 2019, France, no dial
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 35:37

Pavlovian short film optico-auricular.

ABOUT: Alexandre Dubosc: http://www.alexandre-dubosc.com/web3/gateau-gato-making-oeuf/



7) The Unknown, Stephanie Marshall,10:10, 2020, Royaume-Uni, VOE
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 37:53

On his way home from work, Sam dies. Upon waking, he meets Death in a vast black desert. Death then takes him on a walk of self discovery.

ABOUT: Stephanie Marshall: https://www.stephanimate.com/about



8) Tick, Levin Tamoj & Fabienne Priess, 5:25, 2019, Germany, no dial
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 48:03

Before burning out, there is a flame. And Jane is on fire. She is a very disciplined and ambitious young woman. Her days consist of going to work and ticking off her never ending To-Do-Lists. She does not realize how the flame starts to consume her and how she loses sight of everything around her.

ABOUT: Levin Tamoj & Fabienne Priess: https://animationsinstitut.de/en/projects/detail?po=12819



9) KKUM, Kangmin Kim, 8:53, 2020, South Korea, VO in Korean with English subtitles
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 53:29

My mother’s dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in my life. I rely on her dreams more than any religion.

ABOUT: Kangmin Kim: https://www.studiozazac.com/

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