A comprehensive screening of the very best recently released British animation, including several world premieres. Check the pulse of the British animation scene, meet many of the filmmakers and see the films that will take British animation to the world. 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 meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.
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A Little Grey (Steve Smith & Simon Hewitt, UK)
Love in Idleness (Kim Noce, UK)
Lemon Tree (Joana Silva, UK)
A fictional character whose body is assembled from memories embedded in an abandoned space.
School Days (Roxannah Rio Linklater, UK)
A raw, searing honest look at childhood sexuality and how young people -primarily girls – discover their own bodies.
Boats on the Grassland (Noriko Ishibe, UK)
The Power of Privacy (Callum Cooper & Matthias Hoegg, UK)
Can privacy really still exist in a world where we are continuously connected to the internet? A film made for the Guardian’s documentary series.
The Waves (Oscar Lewis, UK)
An artist returns from hospital after suffering a mental breakdown.
Chronemics (Ed Barrett/Animade, UK)
In a world of distinct contrasts light and darkness compete for dominance.
Race (Yan Dan Wong, UK)
The Woman Who Owns the Sun (Jo Lawrence, UK)
The Journey Never Starts. The Journey Never Ends (Michelle Brand, UK)
An endless train journey through the mysteries of time. Always moving, always changing, one thought leads to another.
The Greeting of 10,000 Things (Huan Luo, UK)
A marching band of six soldiers gathered on an empty beach. Armed with brass and drums, they are waiting to greet the unknown guests.
Illusions (Dominica Harrison, UK)
Two characters meet because of an accident, each in their own limbo. To get out, they need to win a game with only one rule: the next level is just a step down.
Aftermath (Layla Atkinson, UK)
An adaptation of a war poem by Siegfried Sassoon. “Aftermath” was broadcast on every Armistice Day for many years after the war.
The Big Push (Laurie Harris & Xin Li, UK)
An evocative paint-on-glass film commemorating the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme with original verse by renowned Scottish Poet John Glenday.
The Alan Dimension (Jac Clinch, UK)
Alan Brown uses divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of mankind…and breakfast.
Rain or Shine (Felix Massie, UK)
Ella is keen to show off her swishy new sunglasses, only to be dogged by a persistent raincloud whenever she puts them on.
The (Phil Mulloy, UK)
What does this mean? Does anyone know? The latest missive from the Godfather of independent British animation.