Scott Ward: A Celebration

  • 90 mins

A tribute to Scott Ward.

Earlier this year the Scottish film and television community was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of much-loved cinematographer/lighting cameraman Scott Ward. As well as forging a successful, award-winning career behind the camera, Scott spent ten years working as Animation Programmer at EIFF. This programme of short animations has been specially selected by his partner Minttu Mäntynen to reflect and celebrate Scott’s passion for animation and the quality and imagination of his programming.

I Am (Not) Van Gogh, David Russo/USA/2006/5 min
A cross between public art and live-action animation.

The Tale of How, The Blackheart Gang/South Africa/2006/5 min
In The Tale of How, we meet a giant octopus with a tree growing in his head. His lonely pastime is to devour the innocent dodos who live on it.

The Ark (Arka), Grzegorz Jonkajtys, Marcin Kobylecki/Poland/2007/8 min
An unknown virus has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the only remaining survivors escape to the sea.

Don't Let It All Unravel, Sarah Cox/UK/2007/2 min
Don't pull the end of the thread. Darn it.

The Old, Old, Very Old Man, Elizabeth Hobbs/UK/2007/7 min
In 1635, the 152-year-old Thomas Parr was taken on a journey to meet King Charles I, who ordered an immediate celebration of his longevity, with fatal consequences.

Bendito Machine, Jossie Malis/Spain/2006/5 min
A primitive tale about power, corruption, religion and machines… as usual.

The Cable Car (Die Seilbahn), Claudius Gentinetta, Frank Braun/Switzerland/2008/7 min
While travelling by cable car to a place somewhere in the mountains, an old man treats himself to some snuff. Et voilà! With every sneeze the cable car cabin is falling more and more apart. The man, however, is far from accepting his fate just like that.

Lullaby (Kolibelnaya), Andrej Zolotukhin/Russia/2008/13 min
Why did he leave at night? When she was asleep. So not to tear her heart in pieces. So that memories could tear it away.

Le Grand Content, Celemns Kogler, Carolina Szmit/Austria/2007/4 min
The film demonstrates how systematically disorientation can take place, how logical nonsense can seem.

Foolish Girl (Devochka Dura), Zojya Kireeva/Russia/2006/7 min
Ordinary love by a not so ordinary girl.

Sun in the Night Time, Anne Wilkins/UK/2007/3 min
A mother hopelessly waits for her lost son to return, whilst her young daughter plays with a strange imaginary friend.

Madame Tutli-Putli, Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski/Canada/2007/17 min
Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past.

Rabbit, Run Wrake/UK/2005/9 min
A dreamlike but dark story of lost innocence and the random justice of nature, told with curious images from a distant childhood. When an idol is found in the stomach of a rabbit, great riches follow, but for how long?

All proceeds from this screening will go to the Humanist Society Scotland.
www.humanism-scotland.org.uk

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