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 of LIAF 2014.
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1969 The Love And Hate Year (Arthur Qwak, France)
Turn on, tune in, drop out. An exhilarating rush through the events that changed the way we look at music forever during the heady rush of 1969.
I Love Hooligans (Jan Dirk Bouw, Netherlands)
A football hooligan feels unconditional love for his club. However, being gay, he has to hide his identity in order to survive in this world that is so precious to him.
Sky – ‘Penny Dreadful – Frankenstein’ (Gergely Wootsch, UK)
A sinister, atmospheric look at the origins of the book ‘Frankenstein’ and common misconceptions of the monster. Made for Sky TV’s ‘ Penny Dreadful’, a supernatural horror drama.
Blame it on the Seagull (Julie Engaas, Norway)
“It was the summer I started getting more restless. I was suddenly too fast, out of control, too much. Too much of everything.” The moving story of Pelle , a teenager learning to cope with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Tourettes Syndrome.
Alfred Jarry and Pataphysics (Skizz Cyzyk, US)
Two minutes in the life of French writer, Alfred Jarry, best known for his play Ubu Roi, with talking t-shirts, flip book pages, and time-lapse lino-cut printing.
Mr and Mrs Panda (Will Anderson, UK)
Mr & Mrs Panda aka ‘Sweetie & Sunshine’, two Chinese Pandas gifted to Edinburgh Zoo take up residence. Will love ever bloom between them in this forced arrangement?
RSA Shorts – The Power of Empathy (Katy Davis, UK)
What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? How can you really be there for another person? We can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to get in touch with our own fragilities.
Voice of Anne Parker (Jiamin Liu, UK)
Anne Parker recalls her life on the buses in the London of 1919. Made for the London Transport Museum’s major exhibition, ‘Goodbye Piccadilly’ in 2014.
Sky – ‘Penny Dreadful – Dracula’ (Gergely Wootsch, UK)
Unearthing its literary origins, writer and historian Matthew Sweet uncovers the history of Dracula. Made for Sky TV’s ‘ Penny Dreadful’, a supernatural horror drama.
Mend and Make Do (Bexie Bush, UK)
Cup of tea? Come and take a seat in Lyn’s cosy front room, hear her story of love during wartime and watch as her belongings come alive with the hope, fear and humour of one spirited lady.
The American Dream (Sean Buckelew, US)
“Most of my friends say that no-one knows what they really want to do until their 30’s. 30’s are the new 20’s. “ The tragic story of Audrey Meyer.
Sky – ‘Penny Dreadful – Dorian Gray’ (Gergely Wootsch, UK)
Undressing the history of Oscar Wilde’s infamous novel, writer and historian Matthew Sweet tells us more about Dorian Gray. Made for Sky TV’s ‘ Penny Dreadful’, a supernatural horror drama.
The Chaperone (Fraser Munden, Canada)
The previously untold, true story of a lone teacher chaperoning a school dance in 1970s Montreal and a menacing motorcycle gang. Funky music, kung fu and explosions.