McLaren Animation 2

  • 81 mins

Vote for the 24th recipient of the prestigious McLaren Award for best British animation.

More of the best British animation, including Claire Lamond, Max Hattler, Peter Baynton (previous McLaren Award winner), Gergely Wootsch and BAFTA-winning Mikey Please. In addition to stunning images, your ears will enjoy the vocal talents of Bill Nighy, Hugh Bonneville and Andy Serkis, with music from Benjamin Scheuer. As with the first McLaren programme, this is an exhilarating journey through the landscape of contemporary shorts from the UK.

The Hungry Corpse, Gergely Wootsch/UK/2012/10 min (In Competition)
A short tale set in London's bustling, yet desolate, Trafalgar Square starring a corpse voiced by Bill Nighy accompanied by Stephen Mangan as a pigeon.

Hart's Desire, Gavin C Robinson/UK/2013/6 min (In Competition)
An aspiring hermit, an aspiring socialite, and a shared flask of tea in this graphically rich fable from the Edinburgh College of Art.

The Search for Inspiration Gone, Ashley Michael Briggs/UK/2012/9 min
A poet awakens in need of his notebook, pencil & inspiration. A divine couple observe. A debate unfolds: would inspiration arise from help, or hinder?

Seams and Embers, Claire Lamond/UK/2012/6 min
Young Jim follows his coalmining forefathers into a rough working life underground, while die hard miners talk of how a rugged industry died hard.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Ross Hogg/UK/2013/3 min (In Competition)
Using only charcoal and three sheets of A1 paper, this film visualises one of Oliver Sacks’ seminal works, describing a unique neurological oddity.

X, Max Hattler/UK/2012/6 min
This work is a version of a water screen projection commissioned by KXFS and Vauxhall, presented on Regent’s Canal in London in September 2012.

The Lion, Peter Baynton/UK/2013/3 min
The troubled and redemptive family history of a singer/songwriter is told using a pride of cardboard lions. Charming music video from previous McLaren Award recipient.

The Magnificent Lion Boy, Ana Caro/UK/2013/10 min
A strange feral child raised by lions is discovered by a Victorian anthropologist who takes the boy back to London to civilise the creature.

Lagan, Peter Shaw/UK/2013/4 min
The post-apocalyptic tale of a hungry fisherman and son who catch a very unusual fish. Recent graduate film from Edinburgh College of Art.

Sleeping with the Fishes, Yousif Al-Khalifa/UK/2013/9 min
Sonja lives a lonely life as a fishmonger until one day a delivery man turns up who looks like a rainbow trout.

Last Breath, Ying Ping Mak/UK/2012/8 min
An account of events when Yeuk Seng slowly grasps the fact that he has become a social outcast as a breathing person.

Marilyn Myller, Mikey Please/UK, USA/2013/6 min (In Competition)
The latest film from the director and animator of 2011’s BAFTA-winning The Eagleman Stag, this profound short charts the torment of the artistic soul.

Please note: All films listed here are eligible for The McLaren Award for New British Animation. Those marked as (In Competition) are eligible for other shorts awards.

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