Total Duration: 78 min
A documentary, according to the dictionary, is a film that represents, in an informative or educational manner, facts, scenes or experiences taken from reality. Except that not all realities can be filmed, and to complete the elusive gap left by that missing image, animation comes to the rescue with the most assorted arms: from painting to cut-outs or computer generated animation. And the result far surpasses the premise, reaching unimagined places. On this journey we will finally see what has never been seen. Experiences with the soul, real events that were never filmed, moving images taken directly from a person’s brain, hilarious education films and dystopian propaganda. Because everything, including what is real, can materialize in the domain of animated non-fiction.
Michelle and Uri Kranot | Denmark, Israel | 2010 | 2 min. | Without dialogues
Concentrating and propelling the material captured by the project Shooting Back, which gave Palestinians video cameras to document their life under occupation, the Kranots give one of the most real views of what it’s like to live limited by a painful dividing line.
I Love Hooligans
Jan-Dirk Bouw | Holland | 2013 | 3 min.| Without dialogues
At times, there may be a very specific reason for choosing animation. In this case, to hide the identity of the protagonist of the film: a homosexual hooligan who, for his own safety, cannot appear before the cameras.
Wonder - Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue | France, Japan | 2014 | 8 min | Without dialogues
Mirai Mizue created one second of animation each day for a year. What we have here is an animator’s diary, in colourful, vibrant motion.
The Revolution Hunter
Margarida Rêgo | Portugal, United Kingdom | 2014 | 11 min. | V.O. portuguese sub. spanish
Rêgo submerges herself in a photo taken in 1974 after the Carnation Revolution, in a sensorial essay about what it means to live through a revolution. Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.
Thorsten Fleisch | Germany | 2014 | 5 min. | Without dialogues
When the document is the format itself: Thorsten Fleisch testifies to the transition between analogue and digital cinema in the mesmerizing, kaleidoscopic work. Part of the selection of Annecy.
David O’Reilly | USA, United Kingdom | 2014 | 4 min. | V.O. english sub. spanish
The demented, vitriolic imaginary propaganda films of North Korea, in 8 bits.
Pere Ginard | Spain | 2014 | 3 min. | Without dialogues
A rigorous scientific record of the experiments on the existence of the soul conducted by Dr. Duncan MacDougall in 1901.
30% (Women & Politics in Sierra Leone)
Em Cooper & Anna Cady | United Kingdom | 2013 | 10 min. | V.O. english sub. spanish
An extraordinary painting in movement of the struggle by the valiant women politicians in Sierra Leone, where there is a continuing struggle for 30% female representation in parliament. Official Section at Sundance.
Jordan Baseman | United Kingdom | 2014 | 6 min. | Without dialogues
How does it feel to be in the middle of the explosion of an atomic bomb? The answer is here.
Iain Gardner | United Kingdom | 2014 | 3 min. | Without dialogues
As if we were traveling in the pod in “Innerspace”: a visualization of the research to find a cure for cancer being carried out in the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow.
Teat Beat of Sex
Signe Baumane | USA, Italy | 2007 | 8 min. | V.O. english sub. spanish
Never did an “educational film” produce so much laughter. The irreverence and brutal honesty in this series of films about everything you always wanted to know about sex and never dared ask.
The Lost Mariner
Tess Martin | Holland | 2014 | 6 min. | V.O. english sub. spanish
One of the case studies described by the psychiatrist Oliver Sacks in The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, seen in the first person.