Animation

A beautifully twisted moralistic tale evolves during a drug induced ride through the English countryside with a burly biker. ... Read more
Somewhere on earth in a corner darkened by war two figures struggle to survive. Before all, duties are met. But the pull of life and the mag­netism of bodies sweep the two characters into a dance of forgetting. War seems to have no end thus only water, fire and love can clean the air in this peace promoting sand animation film. ... Read more
In an environment that exists only in its immediacy, a man stumbles over familiarity in the darkness. Local filmmaker Callum Cooper's first animation was awarded the Best Script, Best Animation and Most Cinematic Potential at the VCA awards. ... --- ... D/S/P Callum Cooper WS VCA School of Film & Television TD video/ col/2004/4mins ... Read more
Two women. A courtyard. A tango. Dancing pixillation. ... Read more
A picture perfect memento to hang on the wall becomes a ‘happy' family snap from a family about to snap. ... --- ... D/S Joseph Pierce P Mark Grimmer, Aneil Karia WS Film London TD digibeta/2009 ... --- ... D/S Joseph Pierce P Mark Grimmer, Aneil Karia WS Film London TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more
Scientists attempt to solve the question of the existence of Martians. One of them appears to have found the right formula ... Read more
Using as its source the words, music and draw­ings of autistic people, this film explores the feeling of autism from the inside Constructed to reflect an idiosyncratic and obsessive world, it is both visually striking and disquietingly insightful (AS) ... Read more
Set to a poem, this animation maps out the emotional impact of a failed relationship in the animator's life. (AA) ... Read more
An impressive debut animation from Andrew Horne, adapted from a story by Olga Masters. ... Every Thursday, Maud plays hostess to her four friends from Every Street, Lilyfield - amongst them, Irene who has a passion for rats. Together, Irene, Maud, Vera and Mabel assert their geriatocracy as seen through Venetian blinds and polyester lace. ... Peter Boyd modified an industrial camera enlarger which... Read more
Ann Shenfield uses the medium of animation to explore notions of her European heritage through Babcha's (her grandmother's) stones. The stories describe life in Lodz and Paris, before WWII and the Holocaust. ... "Your friends" the old woman whispers to Ann, "they say they like you... but how do you know?" The natural love Ann has for her grandmother is confused in the old woman's fears, the ghosts... Read more
Tadpoles don't stay as tadpoles, and in a kitchen things have a way of ending up in the pot. This very short film uses an economical technique (back-lit sand on glass) that lends itself to big moves and transformation. It is used very skilfully here to define character, space and time. ... With no narration and good use of sound, the film tells a black tale that is amusing, but has the truth of li... Read more
As well as new Wallace and Gromit works (see Animation Gallery), MIFF presents new installments of some Aardman favourites: Angry Kid and The Presentators. With trademark humour and characterisation, the five episodes from these senes will not disappoint. ... Read more
An animated documentary that purports to be a study of people kidnapped by space aliens. Their stories are tested in a process of hypno­therapy and regressive memory analysis.(RP) ... Read more
The world is a ball and the first human being is called Adam He's standing there now and looks as if he might fall down, so the creator plants him a little more firmly m the ground He has to learn all the rules, for instance, if you throw clay around then you'll get clay thrown back at you. ... Read more
Spring had sprung and every species is mating except the caged cheetahs of Akbar, Emperor of Hindustran. When frustration spills over, stay out of reach of the big cats. ... Read more
A modern, cautionary fable which explores life, death and rebirth, the futility of permanence and the inevitability ofchange. The film is made from the point of view of one of nature's most beautiful creatures, a tiny bug. ... Read more
Archie lives a peaceful existence in the apartment which has long served as his home, carrying the warmth of a life full of fond memories. This peace is broken when a slick, fast talking salesman comes calling. ... Read more
Skipping through her snow-covered town, Alma spots a familiar looking doll in a window. Foolishly, she decides to enter… ... --- ... D/S Rodrigo Blaas P Cecile Hokes L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/S Rodrigo Blaas P Cecile Hokes L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
“A bracing experience for those who want animation to be more than 3D superheroics and anthropomorphic animal stories.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Alois Nebel is an isolated train dispatcher at a lonely station on the Czechoslovak border in the 80s. His life is quiet, disrupted only by the fog that occasionally rolls in and causes him to hallucinate ghosts from World War II. These horrors trouble hi... Read more
A love story is reduced to its essential ingredients — words and voice. A delightful music clip which is minimalist but not avant-garde. - (FF ... Read more
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