Escape Velocity


Escape velocity: the minimum speed needed for an object to escape from the gravitational influence of a massive body, without ever falling back.

An astronaut awakens in an abandoned cave on a strange planet. An interstellar vagabond, so to say. A light path leads him to the surface, where he looks at his compass and heads for his spaceship. He keeps glancing back, treading nervously, looking afraid. He has been chased by a creature for a long time, and his only way to break free is to escape this curious planet.


Tamás Rebák is a Hungarian visual storyteller based in Budapest. His previous short Hide nor Hair was selected in the competition programs of many international festivals, and at the 2018 AMIK Short Film Festival, it won first place in the animation category. Obsessed with sadness and melancholy.

  • Tamás Rebák
  • Hungary
  • 2019
  • Fic.
  • 8’
  • Sub. PT/ENG



Director’s Intro

Official Competition
East Wave