still from "Slide", dir. Bill Plympton

Announcement of the winners - "Barbaras" 2024 and closing film "Slide", dir. Bill Plympton

Full-lenght films
For adults
07.30 PM


Before the screening, announcement of the winners "Barbaras" 2024 (30')

What if Clint Eastwood and Mel Brooks became cartoonists and united to create the wackiest, most surreal musical western ever? That’s how "Slide" could be born!

It's the story of a corrupt logging village, Sourdough Creek, ruled by two evil twin brothers, Zeke and Jeb, who enjoy nothing more than killing and greed. 

One day a mysterious cowboy arrives in town, carrying nothing but his guitar. With his music, Slide battles the forces of the deadly twins. He befriends Delilah, who works as a hooker at the Lucky Buck Bar, a place owned by the corrupt twins, and dreams of becoming a singer. 

Then, Slide is joined in his battle by a local Bigfoot-like character called Hellbug. This whole menagerie is then complicated by the arrival of a Hollywood studio coming to shoot their new feature film there.

Although it is not a political film, Slide does address some important issues: ecology and gun control. This film should easily qualify for the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest number of evil killers in the history.

A still from an animated film. Cartoon animation. A man in a cowboy outfit, with a hat on his head and a black bundle on his back, stands in front of a brown house. A mountain landscape in the background.


- Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France;

- Warsaw International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland;

- Seoul Independent Animated Film Festival, South Korea;

- Woodstock Film Festival, Bethel, USA;


- Special Jury Prize - Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, USA, 2024; 

Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Bill moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as the New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy, and Screw. In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar nomination, this time for his short Guard Dog. Push Comes to Shove won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Prix du Jury; and in 2001, another short film, Eat, won the Grand Prize of the Cannes Critics' Week. After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike's, he turned towards feature films. Since 1991, he's made twelve feature films. Eight of them, The Tune, Mondo Plympton, I Married A Strange Person, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, Cheatin', and Revengeance are all animated features. Bill Plympton has also collaborated with Madonna, Kanye West, and Weird Al Yankovic in a number of music videos and book projects. In 2006, he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from The Annie Awards.

Selected filmography:

2023 - Slide – comedy, western;

2016 - Revengeance – comedy, action;  

2016 - Hitler's Folly – comedy; 

2013 - Cheatin' – comedy, drama;  

2008 - IIdiots and Angels – comedy, drama;;  

2004 - Hair High – horror, comedy;   

2001 - Mutant Aliens – comedy, sci-fi;  

1998 - General Chaos: Uncensored Animation / animation;  

1997 - I Married a Strange Person! – comedy, drama;  

1997 - Mondo Plympton – biographical, historical;  

1995 - Guns on the Clackamas: A Documentary – comedy;  

1992 - The Tune – comedy;