The lineup for PÖFF Shorts festival and its animation competition has been revealed.

36 animation films in the international competition of PÖFF Shorts festival, in Tallinn, Estonia.

The festival (18-24 November 2021) has a separate competition for professional and student (New Talents) films, as well as Children's Animation film (12 were selected this year). Among the 24 films we find names like Joanna Quinn (Affairs of the Art), Marta Pajek (Impossible Figures and Other Stories I, her last one in the trilogy) and the new film by Špela Čadež (Steakhouse).

Michelle & Uri Kranot return with their social responsibility study of 'The Hangman at Home'.

Leonid Shmelkov, author of the awarded 'Room with A Sea View' returns with 'Cucumbers', another quirky story about a successful fashion photographer who suddenly went wrong (world premiere).

In the New Talents selection, which has a strong Central European flavour, we find 'Love, Dad' by Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Czech Republic / Slovakia.

Children competition has the dramatic family story of 'Black Slide' by the Israeli director Uri Lotan 

The full lineup:

International Animation Competition
Affairs of the Art (Dir. Joanna Quinn, UK / Canada)
Anxious Body (Dir. Yoriko MIZUSHIRI, France / Japan, Baltic Premiere)
Bestia (Dir. Hugo Covarrubias, Chile, Baltic Premiere)
Cucumbers (Dir. Leonid Shmelkov, Russia / France, WP)
De Passant (The Passerby) (Dir Pieter Coudyzer, Belgium, Baltic Premiere)
DING (Thing) (Dir. Malte Stein, Germany, Baltic Premiere)
Dog's Field (Dir. Michalina Musialik, Poland, Baltic Premiere)
Easter Eggs (Dir. Nicolas Keppens, Belgium / France /Netherlands)
Granny's Sexual Life (Dir. Urška Djukić, Slovenia / France, Baltic Premiere)
Hide (Dir. Daniel Benjamin Gray, France / Hungary /Canada, Baltic Premiere)
Impossible Figures and Other Stories I (Dir. Marta Pajek, Poland / Canada, Baltic Premiere)
L'amour en plan (Dir.Claire Sichez, France, Baltic Premiere)
Life's a Bitch (Dir. Varya Yakovleva, Russia, Baltic Premiere)
My Father's Damn Camera (Dir. Milos Tomic, Slovenia, Baltic Premiere)
Night (Dir. Ahmad Saleh, Germany / Qatar / Jordan / Palestine, Baltic Premiere)
NIGHT BUS (Dir. Joe Hsieh, Taiwan, Baltic Premiere)
Salvia at Nine (Dir. JANG Nari, South Korea, Baltic Premiere)
Steakhouse (Dir. Špela Čadež, Slovenia / Germany / France, Baltic Premiere)
Terra Incognita (Dirs. Pernille Kjaer, Adrian Dexter, France / Denmark, Baltic Premiere)
The Expected (Dir. Carolina Sandvik, Sweden, Baltic Premiere)
The Fourth Wall (Dir. Mahboobeh Kalaee, Iran, Baltic Premiere)
The Hangman at Home (Dirs. Michelle and Uri Kranot, Denmark / France / Canada, Baltic Premiere)
Trona Pinnacles (Dir. Mathilde Parquet, France, Baltic Premiere)
What resonates in silence (Dir. Marine Blin, France)

International Children’s Animation Competition

A stone in the shoe (Dir. Eric Montchaud, France, Baltic Premiere)

Battery Daddy (Dir. Seung-bae Jeon, South Korea, Baltic Premiere)
Black Slide (Dir. Uri Lotan, Israel, Baltic Premiere)
Children of Gainmore: How They Found It (Dir Petr Mischinger, Czech Republic, Baltic Premiere)
In Nature (Dir Marcel Barelli, Switzerland, Baltic Premiere)
Mussels & Fries (Dir. Nicolas Hu, France, Baltic Premiere)
Patouille and the parachute seeds (Dirs. Inès Bernard-Espina, Mélody Boulissière, Clémentine Campos, France, Baltic Premiere)
Red (Dir. Chen Yang , Germany, IP)
Solitaire (Dir. Edoardo Natoli, Italy, Baltic Premiere
The Girl Who Stood Still (Dir Joana Toste, Portugal, Baltic Premiere)
The Landing (Dir. Kaisa Penttila, Finland, Baltic Premiere)
Vanille (Dir. Guillaume Lori, France / Switzerland, Baltic Premiere)

New Talents Animation

A Film About a Pudding (Dir. Roel Van Beek, UK, Baltic Premiere)
Bye Little Block! (Dir. Éva Darabos, Hungary, Baltic Premiere)
Coffin (Dirs. Yuanqing CAI, Nathan CRABOT, Houzhi HUANG, Mikolaj JANIW, Mandimby LEBON, Théo TRAN NGOC, France, Baltic Premiere)
Dogs Smell Like the Sea (Dir. Anastasiya Lisovets, Russia, Baltic Premiere)
Eyes and Horns (Dir. Chaerin Im, Germany / South Korea / USA, Baltic Premiere)
Inside (Dir. Viktorie Štěpánov, Czech Republic, Baltic Premiere)
Love, Dad (Dir. Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Czech Republic / Slovakia, Baltic Premiere)
Pests (Dir. Juliette Laboria, France, Baltic Premiere)
Reduction (Dir. Réka Anna Szakály, Hungary, Baltic Premiere)
Thorns and Fishbones (Dir. Azevedo Andrade Natália, Hungary, IP)

Estonian animation titles and accompanying programme to be announced. PÖFF Shorts is an Oscar-qualifying and European Film Award qualifying festival. It takes place 18-24 November in Tallinn, Estonia.

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