The title of the programme Frame by Frame refers to one of the oldest film techniques since the invention of cinema – stop motion animation. Before CGI, it was used for special effects in live-action films such as A Trip to the Moon or King Kong and pioneered as a form of art by animators like Ladislaw Starewicz whose influence is present among this programme’s films. While some filmmakers here go back to the early days of animation, others take inspiration from documentary-like filmmaking or movements like Dogme 95 to present dynamic movement in stop-motion animation. They are not afraid to experiment or to show us a middle-aged naked man in a way that our hearts will melt from the tenderness.
This programme is a part of Triangle project initiated by Vienna Shorts, the biggest short film festival in Austria. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Vienna Shorts invited Vilnius Short Film Festival and Lago Film Fest (Italy) to curate short film programmes under the theme “Just A Moment, Please!” dedicated to time in its most transient unit: the moment. All three programmes showcase films that are paying attention to the seemingly smallest things: whether it’s taking photographs as departure points for moving images, countless individual images coming to life in rapid succession, stills or slow-motion shots capturing a moment or prolonging it to make the most of it.
Curated by Ieva Šukytė, film journalist, member of FIPRESCI, programer at Vilnius Short Film Festival.
Duration: 76 min.
Age limit: N-13