SCREENING
WATERSHED CINEMA 1
12:00
£5.00
INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS OR BUY SINGLE TICKETS
1hr 30m
Dir: Various

Prepare to be impressed! This collection of powerful short animated films has high visual and emotional impact and each film has strength in the story. From a child questioning death to an urgent ecological plea – each film drives home a firm message.

FILMS:

films_to_break projectors_tim_grabham_1Films To Break Projectors

Dir: Iloobia
United Kingdom 2016
5 mins 7 secs
Animation

Films to Break Projectors’ glues, scrapes and splices 35mm, 16mm and 8mm film to create unprojectable celluloid sculptures. Reanimating the material reveals the colour music within and traces of ambiguous narratives that emerge from the complex loops.

aenigma_antonis_ntoussias,_aris_fatouros_2Aenigma

Dirs: Antonis Ntoussias, Aris Fatouros
Greece 2016
10 mins 13 secs
Animation

Aenigma is a 3D surreal journey inspired from the paintings of the acclaimed artist, Theodore Pantaleon; A 3D requiem to Form, Feminine-Goddess, eternal Eve, Art. From idealization and sacred worship to delectation and insemination, to transformation and reproduction, to deterioration and decay, to desecration and vandalizing, to condemnation and subjugation, to the fall into timeless erebus. To the dream of regeneration.

johnno's_dead_chris_shepherd_3Johnno’s Dead

Dir: Chris Shepherd
France/United Kingdom 2016
8 mins
Animation

Does 12 years in prison serving time for a crime you didn’t commit make you bitter?

my_father's_room_nari_jang_2My Father’s Room (아버지의 방)

Dir: Nari Jang
South Korea 2016
8 mins 16 secs
Animation

She was abused by her father during childhood. Since he left, the pain and anger had begun to fade. One day, unexpectedly, she was struck by a revelation about her father’s life that cast her feelings about him into confusion.

I Am Herei_am_here_eoin_duffy_2

Dir: Eoin Duffy
Canada 2016
5 mins 3 secs
Animation

A mysterious traveller journeys across space and time in search of the origin of the universe, life, and God.

stellar_laura_kunov_4Stellar

Dir: Laura Højberg Kunov
Denmark 2016
4 mins 46 secs
Animation

A bleak, numb city is infiltrated by colourful organisms that take us on an amazing, mind opening journey towards a luminous pulsating core.

the_battle_of _san_romano_georges_schwizgebel_2The Battle of San Romano

Dir: Georges Schwizgebel
Switzerland 2017
2 mins 25 secs
Animation

A movement within a painting, which begins with the savagery of a battle and comes to a halt in a rendition of a masterpiece of the 15th Century; The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello.

leonardo's_formula_ka_man_yu,_tsz_ching_kwan,_ka_yiu_wong_1Leonardo’s Formula

Dirs: Ka Man Yu, Tsz Ching Kwan, Ka Yiu Wong
Hong Kong 2017
3 mins 30 secs
Animation

Leonardo’s Formula is a music video animation for the song of the same name by English electronica duo ISAN. The animation mimics mechanical movements to match the fast and stable rhythm of the music. A desaturated colour scheme was chosen to further emphasise an overall machine-like aesthetic.

for_ray_heidi_stokes_2For Ray

Dir: Heidi Stokes
United Kingdom 2017
4 mins 7 secs
Animation

‘For Ray‘ is a celebration of Human kindness, and pays homage to how small acts of kindness can make a profound difference in a persons life.

boris_-noris_laura_-beth_cowley_1Boris-Noris

Dir: Laura-Beth Cowley
United Kingdom 2017
3 mins 40 secs
Animation

A short stop-motion comedy about NOT sharing.

behind_the_bars_neely_goniodsky_1Behind The Bars

Dir: Neely Goniodsky
USA 2017
4 mins 20  secs
Animation

Based on the poem by Edward Smyth Jones, ‘Behind the Bars‘ tells the story of Jones’ life of oppression, moving from his early childhood, when he began writing, through the prejudice he faced as an African-American intellectual, through to the end of his life, when his writing became instrumental to depicting the life of his community, previously ignored.

aftermath_layla_atkinson_1Aftermath

Dir: Layla Atkinson
United Kingdom 2016
2 mins 30 secs
Animation

An adaptation of a war poem by Siegfried Sassoon.

sog_jonatan_schwenk_2Sog

Dir: Jonatan Schwenk
Germany 2017
10 mins 14 secs
Animation

After a flood, some fishes got stuck in old trees. In danger of drying-out they scream sharply. Woken up by the noise, the inhabitants of a nearby cave don’t feel happy about the unintended gathering…

now_you_see_it_rebecca_manley_1Now You See It

Dir: Rebecca Manley
United Kingdom 2017
2 mins 40 secs
Animation

A film about environmental damage, featuring the voice of Ewan McGregor.

the_left_behind_children_a_newsround_special_angus_mckeown_2The Left Behind Children – A Newsround Special

Dir: Angus McKeown
United Kingdom 2016
2 mins 57 secs
Animation

In China millions of children live apart from their parents.
Their parents have moved to huge Mega-Cities to work in factories. BBC’s Newsround told the story of one of them, Tang Yuwen and his long distance relationship with his parents.

dead_horses_marc_riba_2Dead Horses (Cavalls Morts)

Dir: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas
Spain 2016
6 mins
Animation

In an isolated and unknown place during a war a child is forced to flee. On his way, horse corpses everywhere. Only dead horses. Why? Why horses have decided to kill themselves?

santiago_emma_allen_1Santiago

Dir: Emma Allen
United Kingdom 2016
1 min 26 secs
Animation

An animated self-portrait exploring the line of human evolution and a projection of a possible future. As our evolution turns from biological to technological, combined with our created digital identities. Are we now the bridge between the born and the made?


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