Selected from 60 graduate showreels, this is a look at the best student work 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. Stop-motion, drawn animation, collage, cut-out, CGI, clay, ink and almost every other technique these animators can dream up are all on display here. 26 wondrous films in 2 screenings from the future stars of our animation universe.
Baby Steps – Julia Tudisco & Lydia Reid, Hungary
A teenage girl is deep in thought in her bathroom trying to come to terms with an unexpected situation about motherhood.
2022 4’45 min
Dog, Ball, Park – Renana Palmor, Israel
A dog runs after a ball in the park.
2022 3’30 min
The Un-Chaotic Cabinet that Wishes for me to Sleep – Cillian Green, Ireland
A young adult struggling with his identity makes his way through suburban Dublin in the hopes that the trip can clear his head.
2023 7’00 min
Code Rose – Taye Cimon, Pierre Coez, Julie Groux, Sandra Leydier, Manuarii Morel & Romain Seisson, France
In the open sea, a flamingo lands on an aircraft carrier. To keep the runway clear and get the planes to take off, the military have to get rid of it.
2022 5’05 min
I Fear – Sara Habib, UK/Saudi Arabia
50 people, children and adults, talk about their fears and doubts. What are you scared of?
2023 2’10 min
The Moon Rises During the Day (Sound Sculpture) – Na Li, UK
An impressionistic visualisation of sound through automatic drawing and a semiconscious state of mind.
2022 3’10 min
Funeral at Nine – Mamadou Barry, Rodrigo Veras, Ziyu Wang, Junhao Xiang, Wang Yu & Linfeng Zhou, France
In a small town, a funeral is held after the death of a gardener. Three brothers find themselves lost in their thoughts on the day of the burial.
2022 6’00 min
Mano – Toke Madsen, Denmark
Trapped in a neglectful family situation a protective older brother takes care of his younger sibling and confronts his absent mother, which leads to a rash decision.
2023 6’50 min
Friendly Fire – Tom Koryto Blumen, Israel
A friendly football game between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian boy that takes place on the West Bank barrier starts to escalate into an uneven battle.
2022 6’15 min
Primitive Times – Hao Yu, Germany
Job satisfaction can be hard to come by. Five primitive people are interviewed about this situation, the answers are surprising.
2023 5’25 min
Crush – Ruozhang Liao, China/UK
An astronaut accidentally lands on the moon and witnesses Armageddon.
2023 7’50 min
We are Fireflies – Sophie Smiles, UK
An experiment in graphic auto-biography and a glimpse into the invisible forces that have shaped the lives of a mother and daughter.
2023 7’15 min
A World in Chaos – David Crisp, Hungary
Several animals contemplate the meaning of existence and the preposterous consequences of ethics, emotion, behaviour and the very concept of humankind on planet earth.
2023 9’45 min
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