SND Films
By Sverre Fredriksen
2019
animation
2 min.
The Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Family Affair Films
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Human Nature is a short animation film about the love animals have for people, and the harm they consciously or unconsciously cause to us.

 

WORLD PREMIERE TIFF 2019

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SND Films
By Robin Jensen
2019
Animation
11 min.
Norway
No dialogue
Produced by Mikro Film
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A man, a woman and a meat grinder. Love is messy.

A sami man ends up in greedy and decadent claws as he tries to save both his reindeer herd and the woman he desires. An awful fable about fatal passion.

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SND Films
By Kenya Gillespie
Website director
2019
LGBTQ - drama
10 min.
USA
English
Produced by Kenya Gillespie
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An Asian-American high school football player confronts his deepest fears after an
encounter with a mysterious figure.

 

72nd Cannes Film Festival – Cinéfondation Official Selection (France, May 2019)
Spokane International Film Festival
Toronto Inside Out
Outfest LA
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival

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SND Films
By Frank van Osch
2019
Documentary
52 & 60 min.
The Netherlands
English
Produced by Van Osch Films
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A recently discovered archive reveals the story of the extraordinary life of the model agent Emmeline Snively, who ran the Blue Book Model Agency in Hollywood in post-war America. Many famous models, including Marilyn Monroe and Jane Mansfield, started out at this modeling agency. Emmeline Snively was a Mother of Beauty for hundreds of models. She taught them how to walk and talk and even sent them out to get platinum blond hair or plastic surgery. The need to be pretty in post-war Hollywood was a phenomenon, and Emmeline Snively understood that.

This documentary reconstructs the way Emmeline created beauty and shows what’s left of it after all these years. The theme throughout the entire film is the meaning of beauty. Memories of youth, experience, aging and mortality create a history of time and place filled with humor, sadness and everything in-between, as these men and women navigated Hollywood and all its promises. A film about dignity, beauty and getting old.

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SND Films
By Robert Depuis
2018
Animation
13'25" min.
Norway
Norwegian
Produced by Yvonne Blavik
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Santa Claus’ (Jan Sælid) whole existence is dependent on a little boy’s faith (Jonathan Gebuhr).

2019 Clermont Film Festival
2019 International Children’s and Youth Film 
Festival
2019 Tribeca Film Festival 

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SND Films
By Jason Bradbury
Website director
2019
LGBTQ
11:30 min.
U.K.
English
Produced by Grace Carroll
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Alcopops, VHS tapes, cigarettes, boys, MSN Messenger, Placebo. Set on the Isle of Wight in 2003, fragments of the director’s own teenage video diaries collide with the fictional story of 15-year-old Tommy in this short film about a boy’s search for connection in the advent of the internet age.

Infatuated with his best friend’s boyfriend and unable to truly reveal himself to anyone, Tommy feels an overwhelming sense of isolation on the small chalk island he calls home. Desperate to be seen, he logs on to the family computer, clicks connect and opens MSN…

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SND Films
By Michaela Olsen
Website director
2019
animation
7'30" min.
USA
No Dialogue
Produced by Mighty Oak

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On the night of a lunar eclipse, we uncover the sweet, salacious, and spooky secrets of a small town. From a pigtailed psychopath to naughty nuns and everything in between, this stop motion animated film conjures a comforting thought: that weird is relative.

Sundance Film Festival 2019
Ann Arbor Film Festival 2019
Atlanta Film Festival 2019
Athens International Filmfestival 2019

 

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SND Films
By Christine Jezior
2018
Documentary
52 & 73 min.
Germany
English / Polish
Produced by MAAM.TV
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Ida Haendel is considered a legend among professional musicians and listeners of classical music alike. This documentary utilizes footage that was shot between 2009 and 2017, showing the life and work of British-Polish violinist Ida Haendel.

After having given her final performance, her everyday life oscillates between nostalgia and joy of living, between loneliness and hopefulness. Ida Haendel is a person of wisdom and humor, whole-heartedly accepting the challenge of spending her remaining years in a self-determined way. Though at some point she has to accept she can’t play the violin anymore, she refuses to stop singing.

“The Haendel Variations” is not an ordinary music documentary, it is not just another portrait of a world-renowned classical musician. Its rather restrained, more intimate approach focuses on the inner life of an extraordinary woman and on the two things that still give her life meaning: her love for music and for her fellow human beings.

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SND Films
By Sophie Olga de Jong
& Sytske Kok
2018
Animation
2'15" min.
NL
No dialogue
Produced by Cinété Filmproduktie
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A small round story about a girl who learns to cycle from her grandfather and discovers that where the road ends real adventure begins.

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SND Films
By Floor Adams
Website director
2019
Animation
29 min.
The Netherlands
English
Produced by Cinété Filmproduktie B.V.
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When relying on social scripts to survive the social world, it’s not easy to go off-script. Especially if you’re obsessed with German dive bombers and just want to date a girl.

Anima, Brussels Animation Film Festival 2019 – Audience Award!
Tribeca International Film Festival 2019
Go Short Film Festival 2019 – Audience Ward!

Quote: ” “Mind My Mind” is a highly original animation that portrays the
experience of an autistic young man as he navigates starting a romantic
relationship and coping with the challenges of conversation and social
interaction. The film has a beautiful message: be yourself, and
celebrate the many positive qualities of being autistic. The animation
team are to be congratulated for their insight into how to convey what
goes on inside the mind of an autistic person during everyday
decision-making, including dealing with the stresses that arise from
ambiguity and sensory overload. It is encouraging that autistic viewers
themselves have endorsed this film as a way of helping others to
understand their experience.” Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director,
Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University”

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SND Films
2018
Animation
2 min.
France
No dialogue
Produced by Eddy TV
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At night, in a fish shop, two soloists give a very chic and emotional performance of Verdi’s La Traviata.

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SND Films
By David Cocheret
2018
Black Comedy
6 min.
The Netherlands
Dutch
Produced by Doogle
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Accidents escalate and pile up when a bickering young couple finds themselves trapped within their wrecked car.

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SND Films
By Marlies van der Wel
Website director
2018
animation
7'50" min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Halal
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An elderly florist looks back at her life. After a lifetime devoted to sowing love with her flowers, will she ever harvest?

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SND Films
By Frodo Kuipers
2017
Animation
5'30" min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Merlijn Passier Productions
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A desolate street in a small village in the Old West. Two cowboys face each other in a good-old-fashioned shootout! But when both of the colts fire their deadly bullets, those bullets immediately fall in love with each other, forgetting what they’re supposed to do! This has dramatic consequences…

Special jury distinction at Athens Animfest (Greece, 2017)
Audience award at Zwols Animatie Film Festival (Netherlands, 2017)
Golden Wings award for Best Animation Film at Eindhovens Film Festival (Netherlands,  2017)
March winner Best film at Shortcutz Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2018)
Prize of the Public to the Best Vermouth Short (Festival De Cine de Madrid ‘17)

Best Music (Tilburgs Film Festival ’18)
Best Animation (FilmQuest Film Festival Utah, USA ’18)
Best Narrative Short (Routes to Roots Film Festival Ontario, Canada ’18)

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SND Films
By Eva Gerberding
& André Schäfer
2018
Documentary
52 & 90 min.
Germany
English / German / Spanish
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In the 1920s, Jewish businessman Max Emden made a fortune with department stores such as KaDeWe or Oberpollinger and was one of Hamburg’s most important patrons. On Lake Maggiore he led a glamorous life with speedy boats and beautiful women, but the long arm of the Nazis reached him there too – Emden lost everything. To this day, his heirs are fighting in vain for adequate compensation.

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SND Films
By Ori Aharon
2018
LGBTQ
28 min.
Israel
Hebrew
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A portrait of one night’s intimacy between two men that just met. Their physical connection is immediate and they get carried away and have unsafe sex. Once the sexual tension has been released they’re having an intimate conversation, about gay men sexual roles, about preferences and self-image, about manhood.

As morning approaches, their moment is nearing its end and one’s need for reciprocity may question the other’s ability to love.

71st Cannes Film Festival – Cinéfondation Official Selection (France, May 2018)
34th Haifa film Festival – Official Selection (Haifa, Israel, September 2018)
24th Athens International Film Festival (Athens, Greece, September 2018)
41st Denver Film Festival – Official Selection (Denver, Colorado, USA, November 2018)
24th Chéries-Chéris Film Festival du Film LGBTQI de Paris – Sélection Officielle (Paris, France, November 2018)
23rd Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS – Official Selection (Riga, Latvia, November 2018)
5th Rajasthan International Film Festival – Official Selection (Jaipur, India, January 2019)
Pendance Film Festival – Official Selection (Toronto, Canada, February 2019)
Queer Screen’s 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney, Australia, February 2019)
Brussels Short Film Festival (Special Jury Mention)

 

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SND Films
By Noa Gusakov
2018
Black Comedy
15 min.
Israel
Hebrew
Produced by Leah Tonic
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Abigail is heavily pregnant, But something is missing.  Terrified about the imminent birth, she kidnaps a comforting partner in crime for one afternoon.

2018 Tel Aviv Student Film Festival- opening film
2018 Palm Springs ShortFest
2018 Encounters Film Festival
2018 Hamptons International Film Festival

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SND Films
By Job, Joris & Marieke
Website director
2018
animation
3 min.
The Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Job, Joris & Marieke
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A deliciously dark comedy about a husband and wife whose different ideas of gender conformity lead to an unexpected confrontation.  A short film from the animation trio who brought you the Oscar nominated short A Single Life.

Winner 2019 Dutch Directors Guild award

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SND Films
By Neal Mulani
Website director
2018
LGBT
6 min.
USA
English
Produced by USC
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When a college student goes to his first hook-up with a mysterious older man, he must consider if his anxieties point to a darker truth about his host for the night.

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SND Films
By Hanna van Niekerk
2017
9 min.
The Netherlands
Dutch
Produced by Hazazah
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In the short film SOAP, we accompany the Flemish retirees Gerben and Louise during a weekend getaway in Amsterdam. Their stay at Hotel Aphrodite initially seems solely about muddling through tourist masses and joint silent meals. But when Louise discovers the Aphrodite hotel soap, the weekend takes an unexpected and magical twist.

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SND Films
By Anna Bergmann
& André Hörmann
Website director
2018
Anidoc
15 min.
Germany
Japanese
Produced by Hörmann Filmproduktion
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Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bomb explosion of Hiroshima. During Obon, she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories. Her father is an authoritarian and traditional man. Akiko’s childhood consists of constant rejections and beatings. But the horrors of the atomic bomb and Japan’s subsequent capitulation change everything. Finally Akiko experiences fatherly love in the midst of Hiroshima’s ruins.

Selected for:
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
Docaviv
Krakow Film Festival (Silver Dragon Award, for best animation)
Animafest Zagreb
Huesca International Film Festival
Anima Mundi
Palm Springs Shortfest
Grosse Klappe Award, Duisburg
Prize CINANIMA 2018 – City of Espinho Award
2019 Sundance Film Festival

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SND Films
By Chenglin Xie
2017
Animation
5'20 min.
China
No dialogue
Produced by Chenglin Xie
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A girl is studying the uneven bars. By presenting the girl’s life growth, from childhood to puberty, success of career and her relationship with her father, the film draws a picture of the girl’s life experience.

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SND Films
By Jasper Kuipers
Website director
2018
Animation
15 min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Serious Film

& Walking The Dog
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An empty room with five people sitting at a table that seats six. Their withered bodies adorned with lush fabrics and jewelry, they spend eternity playing with their food. A charged silence fills the air. When the fragile equilibrium in the group is broken by the boy, the results are explosive.

 

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SND Films
By Matte! Nande?
Website director
2018
Animation
14 min.
Belgium
No dialogue
Produced by Walking The Dog

& Serious Film
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Left behind at an isolated boarding school, young Will quickly becomes a target for bullying. Only the friendship from a small bird brings him solace. But as the bullying worsens, Will’s means of escaping the world grow darker..

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SND Films
By Quentin Baillieux
2018
Animation
15' min.
France
English / French
Produced by Eddy Production

& De Films An Aiguille
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The 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1955. 300.000 spectators are watching from the sidelines. It is 6:00 PM when Pierre Levegh’s car ploughs into the spectator stands, scattering the crowd with his car engine’s hot debris. It is a tragedy that will cost more than 80 lives. And yet, the race goes on. At Mercedes, a friend and co-pilot of Pierre Levegh’s is ready to take the relay. His name is John Fitch.

Best Animated Short Film at Saint Louis Film International Festival
Shortlisted for best animation short César 2019
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2019
Anima, Brussels Animation Film Festival 2019

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SND Films
By Bill Plympton
2017
animation
3 min.
USA
English
Produced by Plymptoons
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A satirical music video, co-produced by Maureen McElheron and Bill Plympton, showing the effects of global warming on our favorite holiday.

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SND Films
By Niels Bourgonje
Website director
2017
LGBTQ
9'24" min.
NL
Netherlands
Produced by World VisualsFilm
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When the fifteen year old Bram meets Florian at a house party, he immediately falls for him. There’s only one problem: nobody knows Bram is gay.

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SND Films
By Eric Giessmann
Website director
2017
Animation
6'31 min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Serious Film
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As the world starts moving around him, the young desert dweller decides to follow the footprints of his fellow tribesmen to the origin of natural forces, time.

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SND Films
By Chenglin Xie
2015
Animation
2'45" min.
China
No dialogue
Produced by Chenglin Xie
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Staring at the Smartphone all the time, people are gradually alienating themselves from normal life and others nearby. This film, Life Smartphone, with its satirical and humorous style, serves to depict the current social situation and give people a chance to be introspective.

2017 Student Academy Award Winner and shorlisted for the 2018 Academy Awards.

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SND Films
By Marcel Tigchelaar
2017
animation
2'15 min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Anikey
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Some beverages are refreshing in more ways than one…

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