The Animation programme of HGK Lucerne combines both artistic and practical courses and helps students develop their own film language. Designed to promote excellent quality in cartoon animation, digital and analog 3D animation and experimental film, the programme also places great emphasis on good storytelling.About half of the films selected for Tricky Women 2008 are diploma or BA films. For the first time in the relatively short history of the Animation department this compilation comprises only works by female directors who, with one exception, have made their own stories into films.
The programme was compiled by Jochen Ehmann who is also going to present it at the festival.
Maja Gehrig, CH 2003, 3’30’’
A man and a woman on their journey through life.
Marina Rosset, CH 2007, 3’
A bored mermaid takes a shine to three fishermen and the crew of a pirate ship.
Carla Hitz, Evelyn Trutmann, Madina Iskhakova, CH 2005, 3’
Mr Iseli has a tough job inside an old radio set.
Gaby Schuler, CH 2005, 3’46’’
An animated clip set to the rap music of Daze aka Clapz.
Ramune Miksiunaite, CH 2007, 3’19’’
After a long time a woman finds her missing husband in a psychiatric hospital. But he has been living in a world of his own for many years.
Carla Hitz, CH 2007, 4’38’’
A woman is trying to finish writing the last chapter of her book. But various noises keep distracting her. At first she doesn’t know what to do.
Barbara Brunner, Fränzi Meyer, CH 2006, 2’50’’
A lonely man at the bar is looking for happiness.
Jadwiga Kowalska, CH 2006, 4’56’’
A man sets out on a big trip. But various obstacles regularly force him to return and start his trip anew.
Maja Gehrig, CH 2006, 9’10’’
Luis has died. His wife has a restless night.
Madina Iskhakova, CH 2007, 3’19’’
An Inuit, a fox, a goose and a whale are blown into the desert heat by a storm. Only by working together can they get back to their home.
Irmgard Walthert, Lynn Gerlach, CH 2006, 2’15’’
Enjoying a meal together on a romantic park bench.
Marina Rosset, CH 2007, 4’27’’
Three brothers live together in a hut on a clearing in a big forest. A big bear lives there, too.
Barbara Praschnig, CH 2006, 4’03’’
The tragedy of a young family.
Christina Altwegg, CH 2006, 5’05’’
One night a woman embarks on a dangerous sailing trip on her own.
Ursula Ulmi, Michelle Ettlin, CH 2006, 2’24’’
Three giants clean up at a parking garage. Based on a short story by Franz Hohler.
Rahel Eisenring, CH 2006, 8’12’’
In the middle of summer Pauline dreams of a fantastic winter’s tale.
Marina Rosset, CH 2005, 4’12’’
After the terrible death of her cat an old woman falls in love with the taxidermist.
Jadwiga Kowalska, CH 2007, 5’
A squirrel and a bat live in a hollow tree stump. By chance they meet and become friends. But this also upsets the general course of the world.
Claudia Röthlin, Adrian Flückiger, CH 2007, 3’49’’
Two little boys, a video camera and a plan.