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NEW SHORTS: Animation Selection
Sun 17 Jan 18:00 ICA Cinema 1
This animation selection showcases the best of UK and international animated films submitted to the Festival.
Film running order:
VANDALS Adam Wells 5 mins
TEA WITH A STRAW Noriko Ishibe 2 mins
SEACHILD Min-ha Kim 7 mins
LITTLE ELEPHANT Kate Jessop 5 mins
THE WOMEN & EARTH SERIES Rosanna Wan 4 mins
THE EVENING HER MIND JUMPED OUT OF HER HEAD Kim Noce & Shaun Clark 8 mins
IT WAS MINE KajsaNæss 7 min
TUSK Rory Waudby-Tolley 4 mins
FULFILMENT Rhiannon Evans 8 mins
MIRROR IN MIND Kim Seunghee 2 mins
LOVE ALWAYS Nicola Francis 2 mins
MILTON AND LYDIA Jamie Plaumer 4 mins
IF THE CUCKOO DON’T CROW Steve Kirby 2 mins
MR MADILA Rory Waudby-Tolley 4 mins
CONFORMITY JUICE Rosa Fisher 1 min
ACQUIESCE Thomas Cuthbertson & Ross Oliver 3 mins
DEEP SPACE Bruno Tondeur 7 mins
SLAVES OF THE RAVE William Garratt 3 mins
THE MOAN AREA Minoru Karasube 4 mins
KENSHO Aaron Paradox 4 mins
Thomas Cuthbertson & Ross Oliver 3 mins
A lonely cosmonaut falls to Earth after a long space mission, to find all that remains on Earth is a white-hot barren landscape diminished by light. Tearing off the space capsule door, the cosmonaut traverses the lifeless terrain under the cover of shade . Another lifeform appears on the horizon, and suspecting danger the cosmonaut ventures away from it. Before long, the cosmonaut's efforts to evade danger are laid to rest in the arms of a tall, dark unknown being.
Rosa Fisher 1 mins
Conformity Juice explores ideas of group identity, conformity, and groups which prescribe a strict set of rules and ideas, concentrating on the mass rather than the thoughts and opinions of individuals. The film is about embracing difference, stepping away from the crowd and discovering what it takes to break the mould.
Bruno Tondeur 7 mins
Brandon is given his first intergalactic mission: to find an intelligent species. For months he will live a strange experience on a planet with surprising manners. Our astronaut will have to resist mentally and physically with his all being.
Rhiannon Evans 8 mins
Travel through the brain with a little, lost thought and discover what it takes to make a great idea.
IF THE CUCKOO DON'T CROW
Steve Kirby 2 mins
Brian from Melton recounts how his mother, Doris, was the woman who predicted the October 1987 hurricane and famously phoned the BBC, but was told not to be so daft.
IT WAS MINE
Kajsa Næss 7 mins
Is there really such a thing as coincidence? R. is scouring bookstore after bookstore in search of a remarkable book that he yearns to read. He finally finds it in the most unexpected way. A playful and offbeat reflection on the surprising moments where you get the feeling that everything is somehow connected. Based on a short story by Paul Auster.
Aaron Paradox 4 mins
Kenshō is a short film about dreaming hero. One day he wakes up and sees the Dreamer himself. Is he? Time freezes and we are seeing things as they are. Are we? Narrated by British-born American philosopher Alan Watts.
Kate Jessop 5 mins
Little Elephant is a film about love over three generations. Rahila, a gay mum reflects on her severed relationship with her dad. Elsewhere a father, Ravinder reminisces about the things he used to do with his daughter.
Nicola Francis 2 mins
The relationship between a father and daughter overcoming illness and depression to regain balance in their lives. This is a retrospective look at the obstacles families like my own face learning to live with Parkinson’s Disease and everything that comes with it.
MILTON AND LYDIA
Jamie Plaumer 4 mins
Milton and Lydia is the story of a like-minded pair who take to the internet in their search for love. Milton's friends lovingly call him Egg, due to the abnormal shape of his head; and Lydia is divorced and tends to sleep with her socks on. The world of online dating is new to them, and the film follows them through the nerve wracking process of preparing for a first date.
MIRROR IN MIND
KIM Seunghee 2 mins
A woman looks into her mind, chasing her ideals on a tightrope. Every imperfect piece of her mind completes herself.
Rory Waudby-Tolley 4 mins
"Everything is mostly nothing. Look closely and you can see all the little bits and pieces, and all the gaps in-between." Mr Madila or The Colour of Nothing documents a series of conversations between the film-maker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself, through the sacred art of animation.
Min-ha Kim 7 mins
On the verge of becoming a woman Sora is woken by a nightmare and decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mom.
SLAVES OF THE RAVE
William Garratt 3 mins
Worlds collide! A short animated comedy about how an audience reacts to different types of music.
TEA WITH A STRAW
Noriko Ishibe 2 mins
A man is served English tea with a straw. Drinking tea with straw is a strange habit in England. However, he believes that it is correct, and this one-sided belief brings confusion to his speech and his thoughts.
THE EVENING HER MIND JUMPED OUT OF HER HEAD
Kim Noce & Shaun Clark 8 mins
One cold winter evening, a serious woman is forced to lighten up when her mind jumps out of her head
THE MOAN AREA
Minoru Karasube 4 mins
A single rope descends upon a world in which peaceful and lazy creatures live. The rope attacks, and arbitrarily toys with them.
THE WOMEN & EARTH SERIES
Rosanna Wan 4 mins mins
Three tales about the relationship between a woman and the land that she depends on, her earthly longing, and belonging.
Rory Waudby-Tolley 4 mins
A mammoth is defrosted into an unrecognisable future.
Adam Wells 5 mins mins
A person's property is met with increasingly vicious, and disruptive assaults by mysterious vandals each night.