VAF Best Short

Animated short films in Denmark are not really anything new. In fact, back in 1906, the artist and inventor Storm P. tried to make a small animated short, and by that he drew himself to be one of the pioneers of animated film. Animated short films are a great format – a special storytelling style that requires courage, accuracy, and sharpness because there is not much time to tell.

The animated short films in the program are visionary, humorous, absurd, sad, and thoughtful. The filmmaker has free hands to experiment with different techniques: hand-drawn animation, 3D animation, cut-out, puppet animation. VAF Best Short program shows an impressive diversity and interesting new examples of animated short films from around the world.

VAF Best Short are films that manage to touch us deeply in a very short time. VAF Best Feature receives all internationally produced animated films of any genre. The length of the film is at least 25 minutes including credits.

The winner will receive 1000 euros

Jury

Information coming soon…

Nominated films

VAF Best Short Competition – Program 1

Lada, Ivan’s Sister – Olesya Shchukina – 2021 – Russia

Zoon – Jonatan Schwenk – 2022 – Germany

Once there was a sea – Joanna Kozuch – 2021 – Poland/Slovakia

All At Sea – Kasia Nalewajka – 2021 – Poland

Steakhouse – Špela Čadež – 2021 – Slovenia

Pachyderme – Stéphanie Clément – 2022 – France

Frydenlund Hair Parlour – Hanne Berkaak – 2021 – Norway/Belgium

Terra Incognita – Adrian Dexter, Pernille Kjær – 2021 – France

Swallow the universe – Nieto – 2021 – France

VAF Best Short Competition – Program 2

Sierra – Sander Joon – 2022 – Estonia

YUGO – Carlos Gómez Salamanca – 2021 – Colombia

The Debutante – Elizabeth Hobbs – 2022 – UK

Bestia – Hugo Covarrubias – 2021 – Chile

Your bad animals – Ido Shapira, Amit Cohen – 2022 – Israel

Granny’s sexual life – Urška Djukić, Émilie Pigeard– 2022 – Slovenia

Til We Meet Again – Ülo Pikkov – 2022 – Estonia

A story for 2 trumpets – Amandine Meyer – 2022 – France

The sprayer – Farnoosh Abedi – 2022 – Iran

The Best Grandfather in the World – Nina Bisyarina – 2022 – Russia

ANIMOK, VAF Best Short for tweens

Black Slide – Uri Lotan – 2021 – Israel

The sausage run – Thomas Stellmach – 2021 – Germany

Cockroaches – Adel Khan Faroog – 2022 – Norway

Bear hug – Margrethe Danielsen – 2021 – France

I’m not afraid! – Marita Mayer – 2022 – Germany

Mom is always right – Marie Urbánková – 2022 – Czech Republic

ANIMOK, Shortfilm for kids

Oddland – An Vrombaut – 2022 – Belgium

Franzy’s soup-kitchen – Ana Chubinidze – 2021 – France

Cat and bird – Franke Sachse – 2021 – Germany

Suzie in the garden – Lucie Sunková – 2022 – Czech Republic

Peter the beetle – Meelis Arulepp – 2022 – Estonia

Hush hush little bear – Māra Liniņa – 2022 – Latvia

Polar bear bears boredom – Koji Yamamura – 2021 – Japan

The Turnip – Piret Sigus, Silja Saarepuu – 2022 – Estonia