The third of eight programmes featuring more than 100 of the very best and the very latest short, animated films. Every style, every genre, every technique. Your comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the international indie animation scene.
‘Big Bang Big Boom’ (Blu, 2010)
Blu just keeps getting better and better! An unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it probably ends.
‘White Tape’ (Michal Kranot & Uri Kranot, 2010)
‘White Tape’ explores the theme of boundaries: the frame, the space between brushstrokes and the implications of occupation.
‘The Renter’ (Jason Carpenter, 2011)
Based on a true story. A young boy in an elderly woman’s care finds himself more and more adrift as her surly tenant makes his presence felt.
‘Enter The Lovely’ (Owen McGonigle, 2010)
Deeply affected by the deprivation of his urban habitat, an artist seeks a form of escape by imposing his own identity on to the deteriorating walls.
‘Business As Usual’ (Kevin D.A. Kurytnik & Carol Beecher, 2010)
An animated calaveras to the people of Earth. A darkly comic look at life in the city in the year 2110.
‘Horse Glue’ (Stephen Irwin, 2010)
When two films, Horse (a miniature war film) and Glue (a tale of a child alone in the woods), unfold together within the same space, their narratives become intertwined.
‘Fast Forward Little Red Riding Hood’ (Sjaak Rood, 2010)
Put it in, punch the FF button. Little Red Riding Hood – the whole story in one minute 30 seconds.
‘Guard Dog Global Jam’ (Bill Plympton & friends, 2011)
Bill Plympton’s classic ‘Guard Dog’ re-animated by a small battalion of online contributors. A vast array of techniques and styles but a ‘Plymptoon’ down to the core.
‘Josette Und Ihr Papa’ (Izabela Plucinska, 2010)
A gorgeously crafted film based on a Eugene Ionesco children’s book about a playful girl and her father, who eat odd things while Mum is in the country.
‘Paths Of Hate’ (Damian Nenow, 2010)
A simply astounding testament to the madness of war and the inhuman lengths to which some warriors are pushed into the abyss of blind hate, fury and rage.
‘Mrdrchain’ (Ondrej Svadlena, 2010)
Sliceman – the central character in a dark and frightening land locked into, and consumed by, a murder chain.
Czech Republic, 10’00
‘The Spirits of the Piano’ (Magdalena Osinska, 2011)
A flying machine crashes into the cliffs – two magical spirits bring it back to life.