Border is a short film created by plan78 animation studio for the “12 Minutes About Peace” project.
It is an exploration of the absurdity of the lines created by human beings called “borders”. Two people meet on such a line. One takes this more seriously than the other but, step-by-step, they find a peaceful solution
One of the most imaginative projects to mark the centenary of the First World War is 12 Minutes About Peace, a collection of 12 one-minute animated shorts on the theme of peace. They were made by both emerging as well as established talents in Flemish animation. Peace was chosen as a theme in order to encourage contemporary perspectives and also to accentuate the positive, rather than focus exclusively on the negatives of war. Nevertheless, animators were allowed to address the theme in the way they wanted and with a free choice in form and technique. Films could benarrative or abstract, with or without dialogue, and draw on the widest range of animation styles. However, each film could only be one minute in length.
Plan78 is a 2D & 3D animation studio based in Antwerp Belgium. Since it was founded in 2006, plan78 has always aimed toward creating high quality tailor-made animations and illustrations with a distinct visual style. Past work includes music videos, commercials, company movies, independent animated shorts, instructional animations, album covers and illustrations for many different purposes.