SND Films
By Patrick Schoenmaker
2015
Animation
2'15" min.
Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Frameorder
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The seclusive retirement home Afterglow is a depressing end station. Fortunately, feisty elderly Gerda has one spark of joy: the weekly Bingo night. When she is one blank short of winning the game and the tiny ball suddenly disappears, she starts an absurd search in which she is willing to go to extreme lengths in order to get the outcome of that night’s bingo game.

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SND Films
By Bart Wasem
2015
Animation
2 min.
Switzerland
No dialogue
Produced by LeMob Motion Design AG
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Balding macho cock Bruce is losing his appeal. But one day a mysterious hole offers him an unexpected chance to recapture his former glory. Will it be worth it?

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SND Films
By Erik van Schaaik
Website director
2015
animation
15 min.
The Netherlands
English
Produced by Pedri Animation
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A measly little worm finds himself homeless, for all the apples are taken by other worms. He’s an outcast in the stormy night, until he discovers the biggest apple of them all. It’s vacant and it’s… mobile!

Meanwhile… An apple farmer, haunted by worms, commits suicide and is buried by his hated neighbor and brother, the priest. Worms inhabit the corpse and discover they have full control over it. The dead farmer awakens and keeps his brother very much awake at night.

Under The Apple Tree is an animated stop motion horror comedy about worms, apples and death. But also a film about family troubles. A film with a heart, although it might not be beating any more.

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SND Films
By Tanya Doyle
2014
Documentary
16 min.
Ireland
English
Produced by Marmalade Films
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In their sixties, seven women have decided to learn how to swim. Taking themselves out of their comfort zone, they reveal their determination to strive for survival, understanding and belonging. Combining visually arresting underwater imagery with informal interviews, the film immerses the audience in a world of exploration and wisdom.

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SND Films
By Dominique Monfery
2015
Animation
2 min.
France
No dialogue
Produced by Julia Pajot
HD

BY THE 2003 ACADEMY AWARD ® NOMINATED DIRECTOR!

Music composed by the award winning Julia Pajot.

An original metaphore of life visualized by the short life time of water droplets, surviving as long as they can, until they are exposed by their toughest natural enemy.

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SND Films
By Job, Joris & Marieke
2015
Animation
10 min.
NL
No dialogue
Produced by Job, Joris & Marieke
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FROM THE 2015 ACADEMY AWARD ® NOMINATED DIRECTORS!

A woman who can’t have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl and keeps this a secret placeholder-logo@2xfrom her husband. While the woman enjoys life with her imaginary child the gap between her and her husband grows bigger. When the little girl comes to claim back her imaginary friend, it’s the power of imagination that brings everyone together.

SELECTED FOR TIFF 2015

 

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SND Films
By Markus Waltå
2014
comedy
7'50 min.
Sweden
Swedish
Produced by Amanda Nordlöw

& Cilla Holm
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Throughout the years, 82-year old Marja has been marinating her frustration about always ending up last in line. When she gets disconnected from a call waiting service, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Armed with a rifle, she steps into a custom service office to execute revenge. With the cold barrel to hes head, the bumtious Jens, and hes collegues are fighting against the clock, as Marja executes her grand plan, – to for a couple couple of minutes make the world a better place.

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SND Films
By Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud
2015
animation
3 min.
France
no dialogue / English song
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This exceptional 3D printed short film follows a ukelele-playing girl who is chased through a dark forest by the monster that emerges from her own shadow.

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SND Films
By Arthur Gorissen
2014
Animation
7 min.
NL

On a summer day Julia gets on a plane, on the way to her destination, not knowing what awaits her. Eduard is in a barbershop where the Barber is annoyed by a fly. The Barber tries to chase the fly away.

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SND Films
By Wim Geudens
& Thomas Baerten
2014
Black Comedy
15 min.
NL
Dutch

CLERMONT-FERRAND PRIX CANAL+

The brothers ‘De Smet’ are helping each other to make their lives as singles as enjoyable as possible. When a new woman moves into a house in their street, their synergy turns out to be a house of cards.

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SND Films
By Koert Davidse
2012
documentary
12 min.
Netherlands
Dutch
Produced by Serious Film
HD

Ferry Bertholet has a fascination for the Far East, and especially China. Over the past 30 years he has specialized in collecting Chinese erotic art, which is no longer to be found in China itself, where it has been banned and destroyed.
As a result, Bertholet now owns a big part of this cultural heritage. His collection is one of the largest in the world. It has also dominated his life: day and night, all he thinks about is his collection.

At odds with this is the realization – which has steadily grown over the years – that his collection is basically just things. This why he is now contemplating the idea of selling everything. He has already made contact with potential buyers in China. If all goes well, this cultural heritage will return to its country of origin.

Will he later regret having sold everything or will it be a relief?

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SND Films
By Koert Davidse
2014
documentary
29 min.
Netherlands
Various languages
Produced by Serious Film
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Little did Mark Janse know that what had started as a spinoff from his doctoral thesis would, more than a decade later, lead him to discover a Greek-related language that most of his fellow linguists had for decades written off as extinct.

In 2005, a couple of years after he first presented his research, Janse in 2005 received an astonishing email from a colleague at the University of Patra. Attached was a recent recording of a man saying: ‘Pateram doeka fesa epci’ (My father had 12 children). Immediately recognizing that these four words were Cappadocian, Janse found himself in tears. ’The next day, I booked a flight to Greece, and with my colleague I travelled to the village of Mandra. We really thought we were going to find the last speaker of Cappadocian.’

To their surprise they discovered that the whole village spoke Cappadocian.

In 2006 Janse spoke at an annual reunion, in Greek and a little in Cappadocian. ‘There were 5000 people there. Whenever I started saying something in Cappadocian, there was great applause. At the end, many old people were in tears, hugging and kissing me afterwards.’

He says that the sight of a foreign professor telling them that they ought to be proud of their language and culture moved them deeply, as for years Greek society had made them feel ashamed of their language because of its marked Turkish influence.

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SND Films
By Rob Lücker
2014
Black Comedy
10 min.
NL
No dialogue
Produced by Hazazah Pictures
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Gold seeker Salomon cheerfully wanders the sands when he discovers a giant submarine and by accident releases its fanatical German crew who have long passed the age of retirement…

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SND Films
By Bill Plympton
2014
animation
4 min.
USA
Produced by Plymptoons
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A gullible man goes on a quest to find a mysterious, destructive monster, only to arrive at a surprising revelation.

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SND Films
By Patrick Raats
2014
animation
2'35 min.
NL
Dutch
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In our technological gadget society it’s sometimes hard to distinct the difference between fiction and non-fiction…

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SND Films
By Udo Prinsen
2014
animation
4'50" min.
NL
no dialogue
Produced by Carambolas Films
HD

A course in Dutch Sign Language runs out of hand. The signs are coming to life and the class end up in chaos. How will the teacher deal with this problem?

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SND Films
By Zane Whittingham
2014
51' & 58' & 6 x 9' min.
U.K.
English
Produced by Fettle Animation
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Six remarkable stories of survival from eyewitnesses of Nazi atrocities during World War 2, brought to life for a young audience through animation and a series of follow on interviews to camera.

Ruth, Martin, Trude, Heinz, Arek and Suzanne. All well spoken elderly survivors who recount their childhood experiences of Nazi atrocities; their escape from occupied mainland Europe to Britain; adapting to life in the UK; and the impact on their lives subsequently.

We also get a chance to meet the real-life survivors today in short, on-camera interviews, which reflect on the effect these experiences have had on their adult lives. They discuss why it is important to keep alive the memory of those who were murdered by the Nazis and the need for Holocaust education, and they appeal for humanity to stay vigilant so that the world may never see these horrific events repeated.

The program works as a one hour program, as well as individual shorts, combined (or not) with the live action interviews.

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SND Films
By Evert de Beijer
1986
Animation
7 min.
NL
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

George and Bella are confronted with graphic symbols and letter-forms that have come to life. These apparitions infiltrate their world, disrupt their relationship and become a strange and threatening obsession for them.

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SND Films
By Ronald Bijlsma
1992
Animation
9 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

A character from the early days of American cartoon creates his own, modern figure, but he soon loses control over his creation…

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SND Films
By Børge Ring
1984
Animation
8 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

The story of two sisters who spent their entire lives together looking back at their cherished memories.

1985 OSCAR WINNERside_oscar

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1988
Animation
12 min.
Netherlands / Japan
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

There was a time he outwitted Death and brought light to the Dark Ages. Now, while the old Writer puts down his memories, the shadow of Death is once again cast upon him.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1992
Animation
13 min.
Netherlands / Japan
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

In a small country, surrounded by a dyke, dwell the “Water People”. They live partly submerged i water, for instead of keeping it out, the dyke keeps the water in. The Water People like it that way. Their King, however, hates water and tries to sell out. The character and situations in this animated tale are the products of the filmmaker’s imagination, but any resemblance to legendary characters or events is not entirely coincidental.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1970
6 min.
Netherlands
Dutch
Video
Format: 4:3

John Bailey takes a carefree stroll in the forest. Getting cold he wants to warm up and makes a small fire which sets the forest alight. Animals flee their home in terror. But thanks to his imagination and a little help from his new friend, little John will put the fire down and win back the favours of the forest inhabitants.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1977
Animation
3 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

Somebody preparing to eat an egg for breakfast detects life within the delicate eggshell. He starts teasing it, gets excited and loses control of himself. So does somebody like him.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1985
Animation
3 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

A castaway on a desert island gets lost in his dreams. Confusing fantasy with reality proves fatal. But then are we not confused ourselves?

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1983
Animation
6 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Video
Format: 4:3

“It isn’t easy to find the proper design for a new creation”. With these words, the voice-from-above begins his search, dropping from his palette images which splash into the screen below. They burst into black spots and come to life. Manipulated by their originator they are ushered to their final destination in a neat black and white display. We then discover that they are part of the beautiful pattern of an already familiar creature.

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