International Animation: Narrative
Short stories from around the world, created one frame at a time.
A wonderful sampler of the diversity of the animated art form can be enjoyed through this engaging programme of short films. The opening film is a collaborative work from some of Canada’s finest independent animators, under the collective title ‘Anijam’. It’s an appropriate word to cover this contrasting presentation of techniques that animation artists invent to convey their ideas and narratives, which can simultaneously be personal and universal.
Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam, Jeff Chiba Stearns/Canada/2013/8 min
15 influential independent animators from across Canada reflect on one day of their lives using only a ‘to do’ list & animation meditation.
Wind, Robert Loebel/Germany/2012/4 min (In Competition)
The properties of animation are put to good use in this short about a windy country and its residents.
Linear, Amir Admoni/Brazil/2012/7 min
A line is a dot that went for a walk.
The Kiosk, Anete Melece/Switzerland/2013/7 min
People come to Olga for newspapers, lottery tickets, advice, hope or just a smile.
Fear of Flying, Conor Finnegan/Ireland/2012/9 min
At night Dougals’ dreams are plagued with a recurring nightmare of falling towards the earth.
Marcel, King of Tervuren, Tom Schroeder/USA/2012/6 min (In Competition)
Marcel survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son Max. Greek tragedy as acted out by Belgian roosters.
Elysian Fields, Ina Conradi Chavez/Singapore/2013/11 min
Expanding upon an exploration of World War II, Elysian Fields fuses fantastical and historical into a surreal reconfiguration of the present.
Villa Antropoff, Kaspar Jancis, Vladimir Leschiov/Estonia, Latvia/2012/13 min
Once there lived a man who had nothing besides himself and an immense and dangerous sheet of water spread out between him and his dream.
Happily Ever After, Ben Genislaw, Yonni Aroussi/Israel/2012/6 min
Two young and in love puppets, move in together for the first time prompting a crazy journey of the couple's life together.
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