BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM OF 2019
Winner - A Poem (France) | Dir. Clément Fréchein
A father passes on a poem to his son. Based on Rudyard Kipling's poem 'If', Clément Fréchein's A Poem reinforces the purpose of a poetic text by contrasting its staging. Website | Twitter
Finalist - Passage (United States) | Dir. Asavari Kumar
Finding herself in a state of limbo, an Indian woman revisits her immigration journey and voyages through a tempestuous emotional landscape of memory, identity, belonging and the illusion of the American Dream. Website | Twitter
Finalist - Siggy Brat (Czech Republic) | Dir. Tomáš Svašek
Siggy Brat is a young 'songwriter' and a 'lost soul' who writes his songs while watching people from the window of his room. When writing his songs, he falls in love with the beautiful, but equally desperate Valerie from the opposite building, where a strange old man, Mr. Maudit, also lives. Siggy’s fascination with the fates of these people later becomes fateful for him too.