Germany, 2021. 4 minutes.
META is an animated film that takes up topics such as change, transience, cycles, connection, and interaction in a playful and experimental way. Everything consists of many parts and that in the end we are all connected with each other.
Fatemeh Gharavi Manjili:
The Hand and the Egg
(دست و تخم مرغ)
Islamic Republic of Iran, 2021. 6 minutes.
A cheerful little girl meets a tiny bird, right before her egg goes missing. She decides to help her find it. Going on a journey together, they find out a mysterious long hand is stealing all the eggs.
Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková:
Don't blow it up
Czech Republic, 2022. 8 minutes.
Two little girls are playing with a ball. But after a petty quarrel, they get angry with each other and take offense. Their umbrage makes them inflate like balloons, they fly all the way up to the clouds. Girls get stuck up there, with no idea how to get down and save their kitten stuck in the tree.
(La Soupe de Franzy)
France, 2021. 8 minutes.
Lonely alien Chef Franzy discovers that her special pink soup is not just delicious, but also magical, when she shares it with starving creatures living on a strange planet.
Russian Federation, 2021. 7 minutes.
In a world where stories are losing their value, all that remains is to enjoy the ever-encroaching nature, and feed on falling fruit. In this world, the city has long since lost its outlines, there are no roads, no streets left to be seen, only artifacts that no longer perform any function, and its only inhabitants are snails that never leave their houses.
Sanna de Vries:
Netherlands, 2021. 4 minutes.
Mirrors cover every inch of Fiep’s little house. As she stares at her own reflection, Fiep focuses on her flaws so intensely that they literally grow gigantic… and turns her into some kind of mutation of all her imperfections. Overwhelmed with this sight of herself, Fiep fights her way through the door, into the ferocious winter landscape that surrounds her home – running away as far as possible…
The Boy and the Elephant
(Le Garçon et l’Eléphant)
France, 2022. 7 minutes.
The arrival of a new elephant-headed student in class triggers mockery and sarcasm. One of the students seems captivated and disturbed by this strange child.