Out of competition
|CEE Animation Forum
Starting their life together, far from the world, a young couple - she and he - discover a mysterious switch.
The plot of "Switch" follows the relationship of a young couple, who begin to build their life together far from the world. The discovery of a mysterious switch, hidden under the ivy of a tree trunk near by, unlocks their inner aspirations, desires and longings. Within time the love fades away and the two characters grow distant and alienated from each other.
The development, dynamics and complexity of the relationship between a woman and a man is a topic of unceasing interest to me. Harmonious relationships in an intimate partnership are the engine of human happiness. However, they are often too difficult to achieve when two people share their daily lives for years. They are placed under the pressure of personal differences, selfishness, egocentrism, negation, fear and emptiness, leading to emotional withdrawal and destruction. "Switch" aims to explore and show the philosophical aspect of the ideal and complete love, which is impossible without intimacy, warmth, sharing and passion.
Dalibor Rajninger is born in Belgrade. Over 15 years he is a lead animator of large-scale projects in animation production studios in Belgrade, Budapest and Sofia. His personal work includes independent animation films and a variety of projects in the field of comics, illustration and music.
Vessela Dantcheva is animation director and producer. She gains her first professional experience in the Netherlands. In 2008 she co-founds Compote Collective. The last 13 years the collective produces 17 short independent animation films, which are screened and awarded worldwide. Vessela is a lecturer in animation studies at NBU and NHA in Sofia.
Country of production
adults, young adults
2D animation, collage
Production companyCompote Collective To Blink Animation