Persuasive, illustrative and able to get over abstract details in attractive and compelling ways, animation is the perfect tool to document someone’s vision of the truth. These films – a selection of stylish and compelling short documentaries contain beautifully realised sequences and some of the most stunning animation in the festival.
After the screening there will be a Q&A with Tom Jobbins (My Face is in Space), Samantha Moore (Shadow Stories) and Samuel Blain (In Dreams).
‘My Face is in Space’ (Tom Jobbins, 2012)
1977 – NASA sent a Golden Record into space. It encapsulated some of the greatest achievements of humankind, as well as a few friendly faces. Larry’s face is one of them.
‘Bob on Heaven’ (Darren Walsh, 2012)
Bob used to drink down Villiers St in London’s Charing Cross in the late 60s and 70s with actors, characters and villains. What will they make of the new gaff that opens up there?
‘End The Death Penalty’ (Jonathan Hodgson, 2012)
One Iranian lawyer’s fight to save juveniles from execution – the extraordinary story of Mohammad Mostafaei who has saved 20 of the 40 juveniles he has defended from execution in Iran.
‘Ishihara’ (Yoav Brill, 2011)
A poignant tale of colour blindness using Ishihara colour test patterns.
‘Bob on Sport’ (Darren Walsh, 2012)
Bob waxes lyrically about sport.
‘Shadow Stories’ (Samantha Moore, 2012)
A story of human endeavour and society over the 10,000 years between the end of the last ice age and the arrivals of the Romans in Britain.
‘In Dreams’ (Samuel Blain, 2011)
A group of people swap their heads to help illustrate their most recurrent or memorable dreams.
‘Bob on Pain’ (Darren Walsh, 2012)
Does Bob have a strong pain threshold? Yes he does. Why? Thanks to the occasional drink and his little friend, Charlie.
‘The Centrifuge Brain Project’ (Till Nowak, 2011)
Since the 1970s, scientists have conducted experiments on bizarre amusement rides and the feeling of freedom they give to their users.
‘Bob on Death’ (Darren Walsh, 2012)
Bob is a miracle of modern science. He has drunk professionally in pubs, bars and clubs all over London since the 60s and is none the worse for wear. Should he donate his body to science?
‘Paper Box’ (Zbigniew Czapla, 2011)
A paper box taken out of the director’s house that was destroyed by flood contains all the family photographs. Tainted by water and mud, they become less and less decipherable with each day.
‘Bob on Charity’ (Darren Walsh, 2012)
Bob is doing a spot of community service in a charity shop. He’s not allowed to use the till but he can answer the phone.
‘Father’ (Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Rositsa Raleva, Veljko Popović & Dim Yagodin, 2012)
When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you?