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 feature a loving look at the subversive comic genius of Joe Orton, a funny but cautionary story about the dangers of playing football alongside the more harrowing subjects of post traumatic stress disorder and how a 9 year-old copes with her OCD amongst several other true life tales.
Filmmakers who will be joining us for the Q&A are: Luca Schemata & Sinem Vardarli, Jocie Juritz, Harriet Croucher and Anna Ginsburg.
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The Junction – Chilly Gonzales and Peaches (Patrick Doyon, Canada)
Colorscope Green (Jorge R Canedo E. & Rafael Mayani, UK)
An award-winning series exploring the secret truths behind colour. The human eye sees green better than any colour in the spectrum. But why is that?
A Pistol Against My Head (Luca Schenato, Sinem Vardarli & Laurie Harris, UK)
A war veteran addresses the stereotypes, prejudice and misinformation surrounding war trauma.
Nueva Vida (Jonathan Seligson, USA)
A ball, some brains and a lot of fluids. A cautionary true story about the dangers of playing soccer.
Material World (Anna Ginsburg, UK)
What on earth are you wearing? The materiality of our clothes and their effect on the world.
Blue Light (Harriet Croucher, UK)
Emergency service personnel talk about the realities of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and its impact on their lives, as well as their families.
Colorscope Yellow (Sebastian Baptista, UK)
An award-winning series exploring the secret truths behind colour. What lemons, bananas and egg yolks have in common.
A Place in Nowhere (Bárbara Oliveira & João Rodrigues, Portugal)
In 1975 Ema was expecting the arrival of her first child in Angola. But her tranquility was interrupted by gunfire which changed her life forever.
When I Worry About Things – Annabel’s Story (Andy Glynne & Liam O’Connor, UK)
Annabel has OCD and nervous tics after a period of upheaval, but ultimately she learns to cope with her depression.
My Yiddish Papi (Eleonore Goldberg, Canada)
A young woman misses her grandfather’s last phone call. After his death, she remembers a promise not kept: her vow to pass on to future generations his story of courage and resistance in the face of fear.
Advice to the Young Artist (Daniella Shuhman, Israel)
Advice given by Richard Ford, Patti Smith, the Chapman Brothers, Umberto Eco and several others to new artists wanting to make a career out of their art.
Surprise (Paulo Patricio, Portugal)
A three-year-old girl is recovering from kidney cancer. She talks openly with her Mum.
Colorscope White (Jocie Juritz, UK)
An award-winning series exploring the secret truths behind colour. Is white really as pure as we think?
Oscar (Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre, Canada)
The Unforgiven Moment (Laurie Harris & Salvador Maldonado, UK)
From the acclaimed ‘Animated Mind’ series, a war veteran candidly talks about how to cope with guilt and trauma.
Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs) (Chris Shepherd, UK)
A loving tribute to English playwright Joe Orton, on the 50th anniversary of his death, featuring the hilarious letters he wrote as Mrs Edna Welthorpe.