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On the Occasion of Francophonie Week Screening of Swiss Short Animated Films |

Date of Event: 08/03/2023

Time of Event: 19:00

Location of Event: The Rainbow Theater First Circle – Jabal Amman

On the Occasion of Francophonie Week
Screening of Swiss Short Animated Films (16+)
Wednesday 8th of March 2023, 7 PM
at Rainbow Theater, 1st Circle, Jabal Amman
Free Entry
Organized by The Royal Film Commission – Jordan in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland to Jordan and Iraq

Autosaurus Rex

Marcel Barelli, 6 minutes, animation/documentary, in French with English subtitles, 2022 

Among the different species that inhabit our planet, one stands out from the others by its power and its impact on ecosystems. It is the Autosaurus Rex!

The film participated in more than 20 film festivals and won the Energy Citizen Award at the Energy Film Festival Online in South Korea, 2022. It also won at the International Animal and Environmental Film Festival in Mexico (FICAA), 2022.


Tente 113, Idomèni

Henri Marbacher, 18 minutes, animation/documentary, in French with English subtitles, 2022  

Agìr, a smiling and discreet 19-year-old, tells the story of his migration. His journey from Syria to Switzerland spans several years, rushes from boats to buses, lingers from shacks to mosques, crosses camps and borders. From this chaotic construction, a fragmented, unequal narrative emerges. Constructed of short capsules, it is this journey that the animated film puts into action through Agìr's voice-over.

The film participated in many international festivals and was nominated for the International Jury Award for Best Film of the National Film Schools Competition at the Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”, 2020.

Film Trailer



Hugo Ochoa, 3 minutes, animation, no dialogue, 2017

An automaton traveling in time on a high wheel bicycle comes to life as the ride gets faster. He tries to reach something in front of him, but his efforts are useless, and the truth is revealed, we discover the driving force of human evolution.


The Record

Jonathan Laskar, 8 minutes, animation, French with English subtitles, 2022

An antique music instrument dealer receives a magical vinyl record from a traveler: “It reads your mind and plays your lost memories”. Obsessed by this endless record, the antique dealer listens to it again and again, and the memories reemerge until one last and most painful memory is revealed: how he got separated from his mother on the Swiss border during World War II.

The film was officially selected at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2022.

Film Trailer


Claudius Gentinetta, 4 minutes, animation, no dialogue, 2018 

In a veritable firework display of digital self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.

The film won 12 awards and participated in more than 60 festivals.

Film Trailer


The Whale

Leandro Basso & Tom Tirabosco, 11 minutes, animation, in French with English subtitles, 2022 

A young man leaves his dying mother in hospital and discovers a whale washed up on a beach. The whale tells a story of mourning through dreamed memories that are won over by the fear of an inevitable end.