Original Title:Airport
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Director(s): Michaela Müller
Production Company:Schick Productions and Kinorama
Year of Production:2017
Nationality:Switzerland & Croatia
Screening Format:DCP
Running Time:10:35
Techniques:Paint on Glass
Category:Non-Narrative Short Animation

In a modern day airport, the flow of passengers is broken by sudden irregularities. Security forces try to get to the cause of the disruption, the atmosphere turns menacing at the slightest irregularity. Tragedy and panic are always just one step away.

Michaela Müller
About Michaela Müller
Michaela Müller was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She graduated with an MA in Animation and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. Michaela Müller explores the connections between paint and film, encompassing short animated films, installations and collaborations in a theatrical context such as opera and performance projects. Müller’s acclaimed eight-minute film, Miramare (2009), made its international premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and has been shown at more than one hundred festivals since that time. It has won eighteen awards, among them the Grand Prix of Animateka International at the Animation Festival Ljubljana, the Golden Centaur for Best Debut Film at Message to Man Film Festival in St. Petersburg, and the Swiss Film Prize Quartz. In 2012 Müller was invited as an artist in residence at Location One, New York, where she exhibited her animated installations Transit and Conductivity. In September 2012 she convened in Zagreb with dancer Zrinka Šimi i Mihanovi and sound artist Fa Ventilato to launch the multimedia performance Trag/Trace/Spur at the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art. The project had a follow up: Up the Stairs, Behind Doors, Out the Window. It involved guest artists and was happening 2013 at Student Centre in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2015 she contributed painted animations for the opera production Orlando (G.F. Handel), which premiered at Madlenianum in Belgrade. Her new animated short film Airport will be released in 2017. Click here to view the director's website.