Building on previous years, we pull out all the stops to bring as much new British animation to the big screen as possible. This is an exceptional opportunity to see what British animators are doing, how they’re doing it and how the art form is travelling.
Alongside the screening, there is a chance to hear most of the filmmakers introduce their films and talk about their work.
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The Infinity Project (Will Anderson, UK)
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The Lady and the Fly (Jon Link & Mick Bunnage, UK)
A lovestruck fly falls for the woman of his dreams, only to find himself bound in a web of his own deluded nightmare. Voiced by Mackenzie Crook and Paul Kaye.
Things I Should Stop Thinking About Thinking (Dan Castro, UK)
A film about boobs, sex and boys being happy – or not. A brief look at what stress feels like from inside the head of a youngish bloke.
MANOMAN (Simon Cartwright, UK)
Glen is barely a man. In a desperate attempt to tap into his masculinity he attends a primal scream therapy session.
Way Out (Yukai Du, UK)
A stunning portrait of the internet age – our heads constantly buried in our screens.
Mr Director (Andy Martin, UK)
The Evening Her Mind Jumped out of Her Head (Kim Noce & Shaun Clark, UK)
Pombo Loves You (Steve Warne, UK)
A distant father is forced to confront a heroic but troubled past life as a 1980’s TV character, Pombo.
Stems (Ainslie Henderson, UK)
A eulogy to the short life span of stop motion animation puppets.
Unhappy Happy (Peter Millard, UK)
I get up and have breakfast. Don’t get old. I’m so Unhappy Happy.
If the Cuckoo Don’t Crow (Steve Kirby, UK)
If the cuckoo don’t crow, then you know there’s wind coming…” Brian from Melton recounts how his mother, Doris, was the woman who predicted the October 1987 hurricane and famously phoned the BBC, but was told not to be so daft.
Unspoken (Laura Keer, UK)
A young child’s fear of school and classmates.
Mr Madila or the Colour of Nothing (Rory Waudby-Tolley, UK)
A series of conversations between the filmmaker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself, through the sacred art of animation.
The Five Minute Museum (Paul Bush, UK)
Thousands of artefacts from the collections of small museums are brought to life in an animated history of human endeavour.