International Animation: Overture

  • 68 mins

Musically motivated short animated films.

Animation shares many attributes with a variety of art forms, but within these films music is the forte. This concerto of short animations take music as their cue; whether as a starting point to embellish movement or the theme of a short narrative tale related to the power of performing music. The wonderful variety of interpretations and breathtaking visuals from around the world leaves you wanting an encore.

Virtuos Virtuell (Virtuoso Virtual), Thomas Stellmach, Maja Oschmann/Germany/2013/7 min
Abstract ink drawings 'grow' in interplay of timid encounters, dynamic pursuits and confrontation. A poetical journey into a musical world of pictures.

Bydlo, Patrick Bouchard/Canada/2012/9 min
Inspired by the forth movement of Mussorgsky's Pictures in an Exhibition, drawing on the composer's brilliant ability to evoke work and labour in his music.

Fuga, Juan Antonio Espigares/Spain/2012/15 min
Sara will discover that there are more ways of interpreting each side of the lens through which perceive her reality and talent.

Woody, Stuart Bowen/Australia/2013/10 min (In Competition)
Stuck in a job he doesn't want Woody daydreams of being a concert pianist. His dreams are big…but they're about to get out of hand.

Here and the Great Elsewhere (Le grand ailleurs et le petit ici), Michèle Lemieux/Canada/2012/14 min
Lost in a reverie, a man reels with sudden, piercing awareness of his own state of being.

Shri Hanuman Chalisa, Charuvi Agrawal/India/2013/12 min
The film provides a metaphorical visual meaning to the verses of an ancient spiritual composition that has been sung and chanted across the globe.

2013 Archive

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