ReAnima 2020 online edition

This year has been very hard for everybody; we believe that, in this critical moment, the most important ability we need to practice and improve is imagination. Thanks to imagination we can reinvent how we want to live. Independent animation is like a visual library of emotions and feelings; it helps us to cultivate our imagination, to broaden our perspective on life and culture. For this reason, at ReAnima we want to use animation as a tool to transform ReAlity. 

We want to thank all of you, supporters and partners of ReAnima, because you made this year’s online edition possible. We hope all of you can enjoy as much as we did preparing this edition with all our heart. This year we named the programs as the mountains that surround Bergen: Ulriken, Løvstakken, Damsgårdsfjellet, Lyderhorn, Sandviksfjellet, Blåmanen and Fløyfjellet. We decided to do this because mountains are symbols of natural strength and this is what we want to transmit to all of you. We need to find our natural strength to face these very strange times.

We hope to meet all of you next year in Bergen. In the meantime, here you can watch our online edition.

Check our festival programs below! You can watch them on, the website we prepared especially for this online edition. Programs will be open only for a few hours a day during the festival, t.i.

Thursday to Saturday from 17:00 to 23:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00 Norwegian time (UTC+1).

Make sure not to miss anything and download the interactive catalogue we prepared!

ReAnima Online Edition 12.11.2020

From 17:00 – 23:00

Official inauguration 17:00

Video welcome to ReAnima online edition by Simon Furdal, Head of production of ReAnima Festival.

The 75 man who knew 75 languages (Introduction by director Anne Magnussen)
Anne Magnussen and Pawel Debski.
Lithuana, Norway, Poland, 2016. 65′
Runtime 65′
Ulriken Competition
Genius Loci
Adrien Mérigeau
France, 2019. 16′
One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.
Tiny Tale
Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maŷlis Mosny, Zijing Ye.
France, 2020. 7’33”
A dog gets abandoned on the side of the road. Attached to a street light, he stays alone until the day he meets a young astronaut wannabe and a professional cyclist who keeps on trying to beat her highest score.
All Her Dying Lovers
Anna Benner & Eluned Zoe Aiano
Germany/ Czech republic, 2020. 5’33”
A nurse, a Nazi and a fish: this is a tale that started out as a rumour in WWII and ended up in the international tabloids in 2014. It portrays a young Czech woman who, in the face of Nazi occupation, trumps the invaders with her unique form of resistance. Her story is given an animated retelling that explores the collision of history, truth and myth-making.
Cho Cho San
Yuanyuan HU
Japan, 2019. 2’45”
Ms ChoCho and the captain plays a love game on the ocean liner ship.
Aline Romero
Spain, 2020. 5’42”
During a full moon night, a cat is trapped inside a spooky house where a gramophone is playing, the cat will discover a secret while trying to escape and run for his life.
Priit Tender
Estonia, 2019. 12’48”
Orpheus can enchant everyone with his music, including animals and plants. His song can even rescue his beloved Euredice from the underworld. But there is one condition – until Orpheus reaches the land of the living, he cannot turn around to see if his love is truly following him.
Las tropas rusas / The Russian troops
Pablo M. Ballarín
Spain, 2019. 1’20”
Blimey, the Russian troops are here
Runtime 52’33”
Løvstakken Competition
Thor Sivertsen
Norway, 2019. 5’15”
Abstract animation using stop-motion and digital techniques.
Heat Wave
Fokion Xenos
Greece, 2019. 7’13”
In the midst of a heatwave of insanity, two children find a way to cool everyone down!In the midst of a searing heatwave, two little children find a way to cool everyone down!
¿Dónde estabas tú?/ Where Were You?
María Trénor Colomer
Spain, 2020. 20′
Where were you? challenges us to reflect on the transversal and universal reality that is violence against women. Everyday violence, subtle or brutal, all terrible and intolerable. Experiences told in different languages and from different countries.
Mr. Fear Pablo
Rafael Roldán, Ezequiel Torres
Argentina, 2019. 4’33”
They are from different species. Their worlds are separated. They don´t know each other, but their instincts lead them to be one. The force of destruction is what moves them, and despite their fears, they need to be together.
Konrad Hjemli and Jakob Eiring
Norway, 2020. 3’11”
pan·dic·u·la.tion / pan-ˌdik-yə-ˈlā-shən /n The act of stretching oneself (often accompanied by yawning)
Bookanima: Dance
Shon Kim
S. Korea / USA, 2018. 7’31”
BOOKANIMA, a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is Experimental Animation to give new cinematic life to book. It aims to create ‘Book Cinema’ in the third scope between Book and Cinema by Chronophotography Animation, paying homage to Edward Muybridge and Entienne Jules-Marey.
The n.a.p.
Adolfo Di Molfetta
Italy, 2018. 8’15”
A sensational animated adventure, which beams us into an world of imagination teeming with eccentric and imaginative characters. A world where anything is possible, and even the most unexpected can really happen. It is a chaotic universe where everything is paradox and the “normal” doesn’t really exist.
Runtime 55’18”

ReAnima Online Edition 13.11.2020

From 17:00 to 23:00

Damsgårdsfjellet Competition
Simone Hooymans
Norway, 2019. 6’32”
In this experimental animation made of hand-made ink drawings, artist Simone Hooymans explores the transforming powers of crisis. Landscapes, cityscapes and abstract shapes are moving slowly, while growing into an avalanche threatening to destroy everything in its way. Then the destruction is a fact, but from the rubble and chaos emerges a glimpse of a new beginning: Unknown and undefined, but maybe hopeful? The film is a symbolic exploration of current global challenges, yet also an inner journey exploring how a crisis can transform you.
Wochenbett / Postpartum
Henriette Rietz
Germany, 2020. 4’36”
Postpartum is about the chaotic phase in life of a fresh mother. Pumped up with hormones and lacking sleep, this intense time has burned deep into the protagonist’s heart. This film is an honest and very personal insight into the world of an overwhelmed mother, who seriously thought that parental leave would become a sort of sabbatical.
Gabrielle Siraudin, Maxime Delsart, Adèle Fugier, Julie Griot, Thibault Magrit, Raina Patel.
France, 2020. 7’02”
Eliott is a 13 year-old boy, forced to follow his mother through teleportations out of her control. But will his love for her be enough to bear the weight of their relationship?
Little Giants: An Apple a Day
Leandro E. Cerdá
Argentina, 2019. 5’35”
This is a fast-paced, clever and funny animated documentary about the first Cuban athlete to participate in the Olympic Games, in Saint Louis 1904.
Don’t Die
Greg Doble
Canada, 2020. 3’26”
Montreal based doom pop band, NOBRO do for a stroll through a haunted graveyard. What could go wrong?
Roberto A. Padilla Sobrado
México, 2019. 2′
Paranoia is a disease that affects a lot of people. This film tries to depict visually and artistically the pain that a pacient with this condition have to deal with.
Thin Ice
Pauline Epiard, Valentine Ventura, Tiphaine Burguburu, Clémentine Vasseur, Lisa Laîné, Élodie Laborde.
France, 2020. 6’47”
Followed by his faithful cameraman, a shady reporter takes off on a journey to document a presumed exctinct species.
Everything A Lover Does
Emilia Zieser
Germany, 2019. 3’19”
The music video to “Everything A Lover Does”, written and performed by Stelahr.
Esfinge urbana / Urban Sphinx
María Lorenzo
Spain, 2020. 5′
URBAN SPHINX is an animation short film that creatively documents the presence of street art in Valencia (Spain) between 2018 and 2019. In URBAN SPHINX, these pieces of ephemeral art are animated by connecting each image like the frames of a film. All these faces look at us with wide-open eyes, as if they were telling us that we exist, but we might not exist —and the world would keep on turning.
Runtime 52′
Lyderhorn Competition
Já-Fólkið / Yes-People
Gísli Darri Halldórsson
Iceland, 2020. 8′ 35”
One morning an eclectic mix of people face the everyday battle such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.
Pust / Breath
Wenche Hellekås
Norway, 2020. 4’22”
The story is about a young girl who fights her own shadow. In the darkest moment she needs to look inside herself get out of the struggle.
The Closing Door
Lucija Mrzljak
Estonia, 2019. 4’37”
Music video that will take you on a mystical journey with the strokes of a brush and black ink.
Fata Morgana
Daniella Bokor and Leanna Berkovitch
Israel, 2019. 11’04”
Three women living life as nomads. Christina travels the world, Anna takes her daughter wherever she goes, and Rachel has made her home under a branch roof, in a tent and in a cave . What does each woman pack in her knapsack before she sets out on her own? The movie confronts the conflict between the stability of motherhood and life at home, and the yearning to wander.
Night Session
Petre Tomadze
Georgia, 2019. 3’40”
This film explores how neighbors sharing a courtyard are both shaped by domestic violence and also indifferent to it.
Me and my magnet and my dead friend
Liu Moaning
China, 2019.13’05”
When I recalled my childhood, a magnet that accompanied me to grow up and a dead friend was the symbol of my past years. I tied the magnet to the trousers and pulled it out all day. The magnet could suck the iron on the road. Blocks or coins make me very happy. Until I met the friend who wanted to fly to the universe, he was as fat as I was, and then he accidentally fell into the water and died. My childhood was over.
Treasure hunt
Paula García
Finland, 2020. 1’39”
A girl’s quest in finding the most important treasure for her in the forest.
Mariela Schöffmann
Austria, 2020. 6’47”
Immediatly after she takes the pill, the drug starts to work. The intoxication pushes her into the vortex of mycotic visions, takes her on a trip, that sets everything in motion. Ecstatic feelings flare and grow into desire, which it burns unsatisfied. In the end there is an unspeakable thirst.
Runtime 52’29”
Sandviksfjellet Competition
Schast’e / Happiness
Andrey Zhidkov
Russia, 2020. 5′
In cold repulsive world of chaos a man is searching for his true happiness hoping that simple things can evolve into his bliss. But his attempts end up in abyss of loneliness and poverty.
The Hunt
Ryan Jogi
France, 2020. 3’38”
In a village in Africa, a huntress is chosen by three sorcerers in order to kill a beast living in the area. The hunt leads her in its shelter where she makes a terrible discovery.
Qieer Wang
United States, 2020. 3’08”
Official music video for Ian Chang. Produced by City Slang Records.
Rita Basulto
México, 2019. 6′
The emergence of contemporary human, a struggle between memory, reason and conscience.
Doomsday Princess
Alyssa Ragni United States, 2020. 2’14”
As the only human survivor of a radioactive apocalypse, a cheerful young woman sings her way through life, planning a tea party where she hopes she can finally find friendship.
Loor Leigh Woods
Theo W. Scott
U.K., 2019. 5’51”
Experimental Animation made possible due to recent
developments in Machine Learning. Created In collaboration alongside Mercury Award winning Artist Gwilym Sainsbury (former member of Alt-J).Creating a digital heterotopia alongsideMachine Learning Art collective Datagrama to create a fantastical space based on the ancient Bristol Woodlands. Exploring notions of collective subconscious, Panspermia and the work of Paul Stamets.
Nata Metlukh
United States, 2020. 3’45”
A day full of socially awkward moments.
Perje z vonjem morja / The Feathers That Smell of The Sea
Žoel Kastelic Slovenia, 2019. 3’28”
The story revolves around a cormorant bird, who is a symbol of being split between two worlds. Just as people can live between two worlds, so can the cormorant, who is a bird living a life of a fish. Such life is not impossible, but the cormorant still has to surface to get some air and has to dry its wings.
Natalia Spychala
Poland, 2019. 5′
A stop motion animation made with threads on a vaseline coated glass plate. Hypnotizing pendulum sets a particular mechanism in motion. A figure appearing fragmentarily, space and a variety of objects form a rhythmic system of mutual dependence. Sound interweaves with image, creating music of repetitive events. What is the cause and what is the effect?
Kaprysia, The Land of Whim
Betina Bożek
Poland, 2018. 8′
Animation is the image of a land ruling by a whim. Everything that exists on the planet is
unobvious, chaotic, and changes its shapes and properties.
Pavement Pierre
Belgium, 2020. 3’10”
An astronaut wanders on an inverted gravity planet.
Runtime 49′
Contemporary Georgian Animation by Tofuzi Festival
The Father
Archil Kukhianidze, Ani Gejadze and Zurab Diasamidze
Georgia, 2020. 12’30”
A war survivor, a homeless father, and his 9-year-old daughter live in a military plane down the seashore.
The only way to feed the family is to go out to sea and catch fish, which is done by his father, but it is rather hard for him to leave his daughter alone at home.
Chokina/ Little Donkey
Archil Kukhianidze
Georgia, 2018. 5’02”
A love story about little Donkey, who brayed for the first time.
Night Session
Petre Tomadze
Georgia, 2019. 3’40”
This film explores how neighbors sharing a courtyard are both shaped by domestic violence and also indifferent to it.
Chai / A cup of tea in the rainy weather
Petre Tomadze
Georgia 2017 2’01’’
Mother is making tea in the rainy weather.
Petre Tomadze
Georgia, 2018. 6’30’’
Cemetery. Hot noon. Grave-man is falling in love with widow, during digging the grave for her husband.
The Tomato
Petre Tomadze
Georgia, 2018. 9’36’’
Story about how much the tomato can love.
Royal Fool
Saba Karseladze
Georgia, 2017. 1’16”
A foolish king is listening to music while his kingdom is being destroyed
Wild west
Georgia, 2018. 4’12”
The wanted cowboy tries to escape from the enemies
Natia Nikolashvili
Georgia, 2017. 9’40’’
In the magic forest it is dark and cold; the fog so thick that not a single ray of sunlight shines through. The plants are withered and the lakes frozen, with nothing stirring anymore. A lone girl and a deer are wandering through this icy landscape. What are they looking for? We created a fantastical world as backdrop for a tale as fascinating and enigmatic as a dream, in atmospheric water color.
The Fisherman and the Girl
Mamuka Tkeshelashvili
Georgia, 2018. 15′
A story about a five-year-old girl and her fisherman father who has to leave her home alone and go for fishing. To make her stay easier Father tells her magical stories about fishing which transforms into dreamlike fantasies in a little girl’s mind.
Sandro Katamashvili
Georgia, 2013. 11’
At the sewing machine granny is working hard to sew an endless piece of cloth.
Runtime 74′

ReAnima Online Edition 14.11.2020

From 17:00 to 23:00

Askøyfjellet Competition
How My Grandmother Became A Chair
Nicolas Fattoih
Lebanon and Germany 2020. 10′
Grandmother loses her five senses one after the other until she transforms into a wooden chair.
Grandmother is deteriorating after her greedy children had left her. Rose, her thorny housekeeper beast, is unable to prevent her transformation into a chair as Grandmother loses her senses one by one. Hierarchy dissolves into equality between the two women when Rose regains her human figure and turns out to be the real family member Grandmother was always looking for.
This story is about life, death and the truths revealed when social stigmas fall off.
Maria Saveleva and Katya Mikheeva
Russia, 2020. 3’24”
Moon flow. Animated music video
Joel Stenbäck
Denmark, 2019. 7′
The story follows Oskar and his two brothers, Jonathan and Lukas, during the 90s, in the outskirts of the Swedish city of Gothenburg. Their father is the local priest of a quiet church and he brings his kids there every Sunday. On this particular Sunday, Oskar doesn’t like what his father says about faith. He and his brothers sneak out to play games in the forest instead. Oskar wants to play a game that has nothing to do with religion, where he has powers of his own. They launch into an anime schoolgirl fantasy frenzy of killing imaginary monsters with laser beams when some older kids find them near the edge of a tall cliff. They bully the brothers, forcing them to confront how weak their faith actually is. Oskar is conflicted: should he stick up for his faith or admit it’s not real?
Kristoffer Damskau and Isak Horgar
Norway, 2020. 5’03”
A man meets himself in a bar unaware that is dead follow a tragic accident on the theater stage, and is stuck in a personal limbo.
Luise Fiedler
Germany, 2019. 7’22”
Spasms and cries that echo through the night announce the presence of a new being. She says it’s going to be a masterpiece.
Just a Guy
Shoko Hara
Germany, 2020. 15”
Just a Guy is an animated documentary film about love. Three women share glimpses of their affection, attraction and relationship with Richard Ramirez: A serial killer and rapist they contacted after his conviction in the 80s. Through their perspective we revisit exchanged letters and emotions that are as obsessive as they are hauntingly familiar.
The Tower
Sunčana Brkulj
Croatia,2020. 3’58”
As years and years go by, a tiny civilization makes its way upwards.
Runtime 54′
Blåmanen Competition
Kohannia / Deep Love
Mykyta Lyskov
Ukraine, 2020. 14′
The bald eagle, symbol of power , flies with a star-shaped
cloaca over a Ukrainian city and drops an egg whose impact generates a rising nuclear mushroom. Deep love has finally happened in Ukraine.
Hijack 139
Joachim Berg and Sondre Johre
Norway, 2020. 6’01”
There once was a man feeling sad and in pain, so to get some attention, he hijacks a plane! But seizing an aircraft is quite the chore, so he guzzles a beer. And another. Then a few more. What happened next might seem unbelievable to you, but make no mistake; This story’s quite true.
Autre chose / Something else
Joann Guyonnet
France, 2020. 6’07”
Paul is struggling to recover from the disappearance of his wife.
He occupies his time the best he can.
Oljevegen / Oil Road
Alex Boyce
U.K., 2020. 3’30”
Oljevegen or in English The Oil Road, is a critical examination and response to the emerging relationship between landscape, traditional culture and the emergence of infrastructure on Norway’s western coast.
Very Noise
Meat Dept.
France, 2020. 3′
“Very Noise” is an attempt to transcribe into images the synthesis of testimonies of stroke victims collected over the past few years. About 3/4 of the stroke victims are heterosexual white males over 50 years old and the visions that arise from these experiences have in common the neuroses of this category of the population. Identity disorder, existential anxieties linked to erection problems, transfer phenomenon to a more sporty image of the father, burning desire for extreme but playful activities such as motocross or solo rock climbing. The notion of figurative abstraction is also very significant in the stories, it is a form of link between two ideas that challenge each other, one could speak of a remedy for cognitive dissonance generated by overlapping fantasies.
Furious Loneliness
Daniel Zagórski
Poland, 2019. 8’46”
You are not alone … because everyone has become lonely …. so you are only furiously lonely.
Baby fingers
Adrian Dalen
Norway, 2020. 4’28”
In a world where one is expected to cut off their own fingers, one small kid has the bravery to ask “Y doe”, A question that could only bring misery, Or just a mediocre satire. Guess you gonna have to watch it and find out.
Jay’s Life
Charlie Mars & Kazy
Usclef France, 2020. 3’42”
Jay is working hard at the factory for the pay…
Not Alive Yet
Leine Rubane
Latvia, 2020. 5’40
A voyage through time— when memories of recent past, reality, and dreams interact —everything is related and not. Mysterious and troubled feelings arouse as we are submerged into an audio-visual experience where another dimension of life can be sensed.
Runtime 51′
Human Rights Competition
De berde
Star Bazancir
Sweden, 2020. 2’10”
A story about people of flesh and blood, torn apart by illusions named border, nations and race.
Feu croisé / Crossfire
Ekin Koca
France, 2019. 7’05”
Mahmut, an old kurdish goatherd, wanders in the mountains with his goats as is his custom. Despite the quiet life he leads he cannot escape from the conflict opposing the separatist guerilla to the turkish armed forces.
Maji / Water
Cesar Diaz
Spain, 2020. 1’30”
The water journey and our problems with it.
The Departure
René Magaña
El Salvador, 2019. 9’44”
A family must leave their house because of violence.
TISHALA: Nothing To Lose
Brian Wachira
Kenya, 2020. 2’16”
The animation is about Tishala, a girl who lives in fear of being subjected to Female Genital Mutilation. She wishes what befell her friends does not befall her. She wants girls to grow up normal.
Runtime 26′

ReAnima Online Edition 15.11.2020

From 10:00 to 14:00

Fløyfjellet Competition (ReAnima Kids)
The Witch & the Baby
Evgenia Golubeva
Russia, 2020. 4′ 45”
An ageing witch needs a baby for a spell to make her young again. But when she brings home an infant princess things don’t go to plan.
Joshua Ralph
Canada, 2020. 2’30”
In taking pity upon a helpless trilobite, a dunkleosteus attempts to save the prehistoric arthropod from the predators of the End-Devonian.
Ornella Macchia, Gwendoline Gamboa, Margot Reumont, Lia Bertels
Belgique. 2020. 3’23”
A small fire is crying into the night. Their friend, animals and other funny creatures are trying to cheer them up by throwing a party with dances, toys and cakes!
The Creation according to Mother Earth / La creación según la madre tierra
Aldana Loiseau
Argentina, 2019. 4’42”
Mother Earth practices on “The Creation” of the first human beings, in this mythical act some faults and disconnections are revealed when they launch into life in coexistence with themselves and with nature.
An animation in Stop Motion made entirely with mud, a technique that challenges the animation process due to the quick drying of the mud that requires an animation instantly, generating unique and unrepeatable shots.
Mountain Move
Spencer Moreland
Canada, 2020. 4’06”
Two mountains experience a tectonic shift in their friendship.
Beep and Tweet
Liza Desyatkova
Canada, 2020. 6’06”
An overprotective robot learns the importance of letting go, for the sake of the bird he loves.
Harmony of the Woods
Mateo Barragán
Ecuador, 2020. 4’20”
Upon discovering that the forest reacts to his music, a child will form a new connection with nature. ‘Harmony of the Woods’ is a 2D animated short that features the story of Cooper, a boy who doesn’t seem to care about nature, even though it is always surrounding him on his bike rides. This will change when he discovers the secret that lies inside the forest.
Hilmi Ismail
Malaysia, 2019. 7’25”
KRING! is a story about Suraya, a passionate elementary school teacher who faces a uniquely problematic student that has difficulties understanding her teachings in class. Follow her journey in discovering other ways of helping him overcome his learning problem despite the struggles she faces along the way.
Deep Fears
Ryan Chu
U.S., 2020. 3’23”
A sea otter who is afraid of the ocean is challenged to face his fears when he loses his precious pink shell necklace at sea.
Kevin Duong
Switzerland, 2020. 1′
Strange objects are shooting across the firmament, entering the atmosphere with a sizzle.
Runtime 40′
Laget i Bergen for barn

Video introduction by Ingvild A. Jensen, Producer of ReAnima Festival.

Zara og dei / Gorillahjerne til middag
Nils Johan Lund and Bjørn Sortland
Norway, 2017. 7′
“Zara and them: Gorilla brain for dinner” is an animated film for children about a kind-hearted, Norwegian zombie family. People are afraid of them, but Zara and her family are toothless, and they struggle to bleed their noses so fast. And because they also live in a caravan, and the father jokes too much, there are few friends who come home with Zara. One day Gyda still comes to dinner.
Himmelen under havet
Maria Galliani Dyrvik
Norway, 2018.
In 2050, Bergen will be under a glass dome 537 meters below sea level. On the outside, there are sharks and other dangerous things to watch out for, but six-year-old Mia is not afraid. She is imaginative and incredibly curious, and thinks all the rubbish floating around in the sea looks very exciting.
Raindog Studios
Norway, 2016.
Animated film for children about good and bad secrets.
Snowys jul
Gustav Kvaal
Norway, 2004.
Two days before Christmas a little puppy looses both his mother and his home and it is left all alone in the snow. Will the little dog find a family and a home before Christmas?
Runtime 32’35”

Sunday 15.11.2020

Announce of the winners on our social networks at 20:00

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