Selected from 60 graduate showreels and almost 30 countries this is a look at the best student work and first professional films from all around the world – the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed. Best of the Next Programme 2 screens just after this one at 9pm. You can buy tickets for both screenings for just £12 + booking fee.
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Less Than Human (Steffen Bang Lindholm, Denmark)
In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, the zombies have been cured and exiled to secluded camps.
Hypertrain (Etienne Kompis & Fela Bellotto, Switzerland)
A cat and a child move elegantly between speeding trains and cross dimensions and planes only to encounter one another again in space, motion and time.
Closed Visit (Jade Evans, UK)
Black Sheep (Rosalie Benevello, France)
In the middle of the mountains in a glass cube live a father and his son. A sheep arrives and breaks the solitude.
Little Wonders (Triet Le, Vietnam)
Simple memories, beautifully portrayed.
City Lights (Jessica Lester, UK)
In your Hands (Delphine Delannoy, Lisa Baillon, Tsu-Ning Lai, Atiyyah Lallmahomed, Gwenaël Renaud & Daphné Westelynck, France)
Remember How We Used to Play? (Matthias Cuciniello, UK)
A boy’s weekend visit to his estranged father.
Scent of Geranium (Naghmeh Farzaneh, USA)
Immersion (Lalita Brunner, Switzerland)
Tommy goes swimming in a pool filled with his anxiety.
Lead in the Head (Aurore Peuffier, France)
A wolf is hunted and brought back to a village as a trophy. But the wolf is not dead and the bullet in its skull has repercussions on its psyche.
Help! Dying! (Noah Malone, USA)
A beguiling tale of foot-sucking and a cop-killer.
Elsewhere (Junyi Xiao, USA)
Cacophony (Ai Hsuan Shih, USA)
A girl escapes the harsh sounds of the urban environment to find solace in her inner world.
Contact (Katy Wang, UK)