Turku Animated Film Festival:

Games X Animation

68 min | Eng | Suositusikäraja 16

Animaatioita peliteemoin. Paketin on kuratoinut Turku Animated Film Festival.

68 min | Eng | Recommended age limit 16
Animations with gaming themes. The package has been curated by Turku Animated Film Festival.


Switzerland | 2019 | Animation | 9 min | Director: Michael Frei | Eng | Recommended age limit: for all ages

An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal? Who is steering the crowd? What if it is heading in the wrong direction? Where does the individual end and the group begin? What is done by choice, and what under duress?

Hardly Working

Austria | 2022 | Animation | 20 min | Director: Total Refusal |Recommended age limit: for all ages

Hardly Working sheds a limelight on the very characters that normally remain in the background of video games: NPCs. They are non-player characters that populate the digital world as extras to create the appearance of normality. A laundress, a stable boy, a street sweeper and a carpenter are observed with ethnographic precision. They are Sisyphus machines, whose labour routines, activity patterns as well as bugs and malfunctions paint a vivid analogy for work under capitalism.


Germany | 2017 | Animation | 12 min | Director: Nikita Diakur | Eng |Recommended age limit: for all ages

An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story ‘Ugly the Cat’.

My Exercise

Japan | 2019 | Animation | 7 min | Director: Atsushi Wada | Eng | Recommended age limit: for all ages

A boy is doing an exercise with his dog.

In My Chest of Fire There Is Still Place to Temple Your Dagger

Spain | 2020 | Animation, romantic comedy | 5 min | Director: Pablo Ballarín | Eng | Recommended Age Limit 16

Picacho is a fighter who has to prepare for an important interview, an important combat and deal with a strange relationship with the trainer.