Special Screenings



60 min


Thursday, November 3rd l 9:30 pm l Grand Hall

The title of one of the six marvelous animated documentaries from this year’s Animanima.DOCS program hides a syntagm that reveals the delicate connection between documentary film and animated media, in the sense of a permanent, fruitful discussion between these film types. This is, actually, a strong synergy, the effect of which will touch the emotions and conscience of every viewer, because these films talk about sensitive phenomena and problems (memory of war, serious illness, social inclusion, cultural identity, personal integrity, immigration, alienation, climate disasters…), open up questions, guide us to thinking about man in collision with his social and natural environment, and finally about his eternal discussion with himself.

Tristan Thil | France, 2021, 12:12

Animated discussions between voice hearers

Instead of the term schizophrenia, they prefer the term voice hearser. Twice a month, they meet around Virginia, who leads a discussion group for people suffering this illness, considered incurable. 

Maria Stanisheva | USA, 2022, 6:40

Finding Home

The testimony of Antonia Jardenia da Silva, a young Brazilian woman forced to leave her native village for the big city in order to take care of her newborn baby with microcephaly.

Joanna Kozuch | Slovakia, Poland, 2021, 16:24

Once There Was A Sea

In the footsteps of the vanished Aral Sea, whose memory still haunts the inhabitants of a small Uzbek town. A film about the consequences of human decisions, and how they can affect daily life. 

Mathias de Panafieu | France, 2021, 6:38

It Wasn’t Bourgogne

Between two telephone calls, my grandfather recounts some of his memories from the war when he was twenty years old.

Stephanie Anjo | UK, 2021, 4:19


The film explores themes of home, displacement and cultural identity through the process of interweaving personal memory and animation.

Urška Djukić, Émilie Pigeard | Slovenia, 2021, 13:00

Granny's Sexual Life

Four old women reflect on their memories of old times when they were young and how different the relationships between men and women were back then.