SCREENING
WATERSHED CINEMA 1
12:00
£5.00
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1hr 30m
Dir: Various

Animation is all about bringing things to life and is often used to tell stories about life itself. Each of these films tells a tale of life; from distant memories to everyday observations and obsessions.

FILMS:

after_all_michael_cusack_2After All

Dir: Michael Cusack
Australia 2016
13 mins 20 secs
Animation

A poignant short stop motion film about a middle aged man coming to terms with the loss of his mother.

whale_heart_robert_allen_1Whale Heart

Dir: Robert Allen
Denmark 2016
7 mins 31 secs
Animation

In an isolated whaling community, a man has developed an ungodly way of preparing himself to kill the creatures upon which his livelihood depends. Now he must initiate his son into their harsh and bloody trade.

the_full_story_daisy_jacobs_2The Full Story

Dirs: Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Wilder
United Kingdom 2017
7 mins 30 secs
Animation

Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unravelling, break-down, and the helplessness and rage of being child. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave? Can we ever know the full story? And what do you do when your family’s gone?

the_head_vanishes_franck_dion_3The Head Vanishes (Une Tête Disparaît)

Dir: Franck Dion
Canada/France 2016
9 mins 28 secs
Animation

Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, for her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself, like a big girl!

The Durnham’s Drizzle

Dirs: Ella Trudgeon, Lois Bryant
United Kingdom 2017
2 mins 9 secs
Animation

What will it take to get the distracted Durnhams appreciating life? This is a film about cups of tea, pessimism, little things with wings that fly and consumerism. Oh, and naked dancing.

life_cycles_ross_hogg_2Life Cycles

Dir: Ross Hogg
United Kingdom 2016
4 mins 17 secs
Animation

Will we continue to let events pass us by uncontested, or will we decide to break the cycle?

negative_space_max_porter_ru_kuwahata_5Negative Space

Dirs: Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
France 2017
5 mins 30 secs
Animation

My dad taught me how to pack.

running_lights_gediminas_siaulys_2Running Lights (Kaukai)

Dir: Gediminas Siaulys
Finland/India/Lithuania 2017
11 mins 20 secs
Animation

The unfortunate death of a wild rabbit turns into a remarkable experience for children who find his body and bury it in a sand box. Dozens of magical creatures start leaving him and merge with nature.

Skyscrapers (Les Gratte-ciel)

Dir: Fabienne Giezendanner
Switzerland/France 2017
12 mins
Animation

Little by little two buildings rise in the sky; two billionaires helped by the most renowned architects in the world, both build his own skyscraper, always more luxurious and higher. But how high will they go?

in_a_nutshell_fabio_friedli_1In a Nutshell

Dir: Fabio Friedli
Switzerland 2017
5 mins 48 secs
Animation

From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell.

Too Tame! (Zu Zahm!)

Dir: Rebecca Bloecher
Germany 2017
9 mins
Animation

Seven protagonists, stuck inside the box, are trapped in their clichés and their recurring daily routine. Their individuality is only an apparent one, because far too easily their autonomy can be taken away – even if they gamble with life. But the show must go on and money is rolling in. Applause!


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