SND Films
By Erik Verkerk
& Joost van den Bosch
2020
Animation
2'15" min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue

In this hilarious 2D & 3D animated short, a clean-up neat-freak octopus uses all of his tentacles trying to reach what he’s aiming for.

Cinekid 2020 – National Audience Award
Kuki Film Festival Berlin

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SND Films
By Diederick Geers / Jelle Janssen
& Jasper Loos
2020
Animation
2'15" min.
The Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Valk Producties
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A sheriff’s shootout turns into an adventure through the wondrous world of film.

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SND Films
By Michał Poniedzielski
& Dominik Litwiniak
2020
Animation
10 min.
Poland
Polish
Produced by Running Rabbit Films
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While going through his daily routine, Mr. Practical is suddenly reminded that being around a living creature could increase the joy of every day life.

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SND Films
By Yngwie Boley & Janis Joy Epping
& Diana van Houten
2020
Animation
9'30 min.
The Netherlands / Belgium
No dialogue
Produced by Il Luster
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A dangerous intruder gives Pilar the chance to discover the wild animal within and the means to escape the post-apocalyptic village she lives in.

TIFF 2020

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SND Films
By Arjan Brentjes
Website director
2020
Animation
10 min.
The Netherlands
English
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In a heavily polluted world, a young woman mourns the disappearance of animal species. When she falls ill due to a bacterial infection, nature appears to send her a message in her hallucinations.

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SND Films
By Patty Stenger
2020
Animation
9 min.
Dutch
Produced by Family Affair Films
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When nobody wants to see you, your vision changes. Only when you fall, you seem to be a part of everybody, just for a little while.

WINNER GOLDEN CALF – Utrecht NFF 2020

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SND Films
By Vera van Wolferen
2020
2'15" min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Family Affair Films
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Jeep is looking for the ultimate vacation spot; an idyllic island full of wilderness and beautiful tropical birds. Once arrived Jeep finds oud that he is not the only adventurer. What started as an idyllic trip escalates quickly into a true tourist trap where no escape is possible.

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SND Films
By Loïc Hobi
2019
LGTBQI - drama
21 min.
Switzerland / France
French
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Theo’s life, a young docker languishing in his native port, flows at the monotonous rhythm of cargo ships passing by. Through his encounter with Giuseppe, a disillusioned sailor ashore for a while, Theo will gather the courage to face the waves to escape his dull existence by trying to get into Giuseppe’s gruff crew.

Jury Award – Festival Courts d’un soir, Montréal
Young Jury Award – Mecal Pro 2020, 22nd Barcelona International Short/Animation Film Festival
3rd Prize film school award – Schweizer Jugendfilmtage
3rd Prize – Schweizer Jungfilmfestival Luzern : Upcoming Filmmakers – Switzerland

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SND Films
By Paul Agar
& Victoria Hollup
2018
drama
16 min.
UK
English
Produced by Hester Ruoff for Burton Fox Films
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Facing twilight years of loneliness and isolation, Hilda (Joan Collins) whilst clearing out her deceased husband’s belongings, unearths a long-buried secret. The find forces her to confront her past and break free from her solitude with an attempt to live the life that she always denied herself…

LA Shorts (won BEST ACTRESS)
Manchester Film Festival (BEST SHORT FILM)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival
London Short Film Festival
New Port Beach Film Festival
Hollyshorts
Long listed for a BAFTA

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SND Films
By Andrea Brusa
& Marco Scotuzzi
2019
Drama
13 min.
Italy
Italian
Produced by Nieminen Film
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A principal and teacher conspire to protect their students from an invisible predator lurking inside their school. Based on a true story.

2020 CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

 

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SND Films
By Jörgen Scholtens
2019
Black Comedy
7 min.
The Netherlands
Dutch
HD

Inside a cuckoo clock lives a lonely man. Every hour he is catapulted out of his tiny house to yell ‘Cuckoo!’

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SND Films
By Marc Wagenaar
2019
LGBTQ - drama
12 min.
The Netherlands
Dutch/English
Produced by Isabella Films
HD

‘Would you dare to jump if there were water?’, insecure teenager Alexander asks the boy he admires, who stands on a diving board in the middle of the beach. Cautiously dancing, they approach each other.

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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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Chris, an autistic young man who camouflages his obsession with dive bombers, gets by with the help of Hans, the little guy who lives in his head and translates Chris’s social scripts for him. When zoologist Gwen invites Chris to meet her favorite chameleon, Chris and Hans move expeditiously ahead with a flirt script…but then the chameleon dies and Gwen needs Chris to go off script.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER Indy Shorts International Film Festival 2019
BEST ANIMATED FILM WINNER Salute Your Shorts Film Festival 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER Anima Brussels 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER Salute Your Shorts Film Festival 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2019
JURY’S SPECIAL MENTION Animated Encounters Grand Prix 2019

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
By Sverre Fredriksen
2019
animation
2'15" 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
KABOOM – Best Dutch Short Award

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SND Films
By Lasse Linder
Website director
2019
Documentary
18 min.
Switzerland
German
Produced by Hochschule Luzern
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He calls himself „Catman“. Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha.
They are inseparable. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad. “All Cats Are Grey In The Dark” is a melodrama that portrays an unconventional relationship between animal and human.

 

44th Toronto Int. Film Festival – IWC Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film
52th Festival Dei Popoli Best Short Film
38th Uppsala International Short FD  Audience Award
37th  Sulmona Film Festival  Best Short Documentary
27th  Hamptons International Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Originality
72th Locarno Filmfestival Mention Special Premio Giuria dei Giovani

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SND Films
By Camiel Schouwenaar
Website director
2019
Animation
2'15" min.
NL
No dialogue
Produced by Happy Ship
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During her first date with Bas, Bodine hides her thick glasses. She better shouldn’t have done that.

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

& Cartuna
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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 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 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
(Queer Palm Nominee)
Best Score – Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
Spokane International Film Festival
Toronto Inside Out
Outfest LA
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
…and many more

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SND Films
By Marco van Bergen
2019
LGBTQI
18 min.
The Netherlands
Dutch
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When his boyfriend shows up unannounced, Elias’ religious family learns their son’s darkest secret.

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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
2018
Animation
2 min.
France
No dialogue
Produced by Eddy TV
HD

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 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 Eric Giessmann
Website director
2015
Animation
4 min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
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A man with a typewriter-head tries to get rid of his out-of-control thoughts.

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SND Films
By Benjamin Swiczinsky
2019
Animation
4 min.
Austria
English

Finally the Cowboys have lost against the indians. So US-citizens with migration background are coming home…

A short film packed with stereotypes illustrating the absurd discussion about sending all people back to their home countries, meaning the countries of their ancestors.

AWARDS
Best Animation, Austrian Film Festival, Austria 2020
“Best of the World”-programme, Hiroshima Animation Festival, Japan 2020
Honourable Mention, Festival of Nations, Austria 2020

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
Academy Awards (Oscars) – Best Animated Short – Longlist, USA 2021
Two Day Animation Festival, Austria 2019
Hiroshima Animation Festival, Japan 2020
Cortoons Festival, Spain 2020
Ars Electronica Festival, Austria 2020
Dumbo Film Festival New York, USA 2020
Krakow Film Festival , Poland 2020
Internationales Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart, Germany 2020 (Covid-19 Edition)
Anifilm, Czech Republic, 2020
Animateka, Slovenia 2020
Bogoshorts, Colombia 2020
Festival of Nations, Austria 2020
Austrian Film Festival, Austria 2020
Pixel Vienna Filmfestival, Austria 2020
Cine Court Anime, France 2021
Internationales Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart, Germany 2021
European Film Festival Lille – Longlist, France 2021
Bamberger Kurfilmtage, Germany 2021

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