The fifth 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.
‘Bertie Crisp’ (Francesca Adams, 2011)
Bertie – a put-upon half bear, half panda, lives in the permanent resident’s section of a holiday caravan park with his sociopathic rabbit wife, Grace. Grace is determined to have a baby, thinking it will make her life better. The only problem is she wants one immediately.
‘Dove Sei, Amore Mio’ (Vejko Popovic, 2011)
A nice old lady lives a lonely life, filled with small rituals and melancholic memories about her better days.
‘The Last Norwegian Troll’ (Pjotr Sapegin, 2010)
One day three young goats decide to get rid of an old Troll who lives under a bridge. Little do they know that he is the last survivor of his species, the very last Troll of Norway.
‘The Holy Chicken of Life and Music’ (Nomint, 2010)
The Holy Chicken is a magnificent beast worshipped and exploited in a tale of love and regret, art and science, life and music.
‘Old Fangs’ (Adrien Merigeau & Alan Holly, 2010)
A young wolf who has not seen his father since childhood, decides to confront him.
‘Strange Invention’ (Dino Krpan, 2011)
Once upon a time, before film and TV were invented, there was an inventor possessed by the idea of moving pictures on pieces of paper.
‘The Wonder Hospital’ (Boemsik Shimbe Shim, 2010)
In a mysterious hospital, a girl’s desire for superficial beauty leads her to something unimaginable and irreversible.
‘House Bunny’ (Gina Kamentsky, 2010)
A bouncing bundle of direct animation joy starring a cut and paste audio assemblage by The Tape-beatles and several hundred feet of cast off movie trailers.
‘Lipsett Diaries’ (Theodore Ushev, 2010)
The descent into depression and madness of Arthur Lipsett, a troubled Canadian experimental filmmaker, depicted in an absorbing diorama with skillfully interwoven words from his diary and sound from his films.