THE BOX - Dusan Kastelic, 2017, Slovenia, 12'
All is dreary conformity until a new kid starts "thinking outside the box", having fun and testing his limits in this animated parable. Naturally, this disrupts the status quo and drives his miserable, flatheaded neighbours to distraction.
MUIL - Jasper Vrancken, 2018, Belgium, 19'
Richard's desires are unconventional, to say the least, and we're not talking "Fifty Shades of Grey". One day he meets Max, who shares his unusual proclivities and knows how to make the fantasies come true. But will Richard go all the way?
SOUS LE CARTILAGE DES CÔTES - Bruno Tondeur, 2018, Belgium, 13'
Anyone who has ever suffered from hypochondria will relate to this itchy animated tale of a guy who spend his nights lying awake worrying about his health, or anxiously scrolling through his symptoms on medical websites.
PUZZLE - Olivier Pairoux, 2018, Belgium, 20'
A supervillain called Destructor destroys planet Earth to get revenge on the father who literally stole his heart, but finds himself trapped in outer space with a robot called Cosmo in this retro-styled sci-fi chamber-piece.
IN THE PALACE - Nelson Polfliet, 2018, Belgium, 22'
Elvira is an elderly burlesque dancer who pines for her late husband, but it's the Devil and his two demonic assistants who come a-calling in their camper van. A poignant yet wickedly funny Flemish-style look at mortality.
LA CHUTE - Boris Labbé, 2018, France, 14'
The natural order of things is disrupted in a mesmerising, experimental explosion of animation, leading to the creation of heaven and hell in vast landscapes filled with the infernal imagery of Bosch and Bruegel, all set to a haunting score.