WATERSHED CINEMA 1
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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.
Dir: Michael Cusack
13 mins 20 secs
A poignant short stop motion film about a middle aged man coming to terms with the loss of his mother.
Dir: Robert Allen
7 mins 31 secs
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
Dirs: Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Wilder
United Kingdom 2017
7 mins 30 secs
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 (Une Tête Disparaît)
Dir: Franck Dion
9 mins 28 secs
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
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.
Dir: Ross Hogg
United Kingdom 2016
4 mins 17 secs
Will we continue to let events pass us by uncontested, or will we decide to break the cycle?
Dirs: Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
5 mins 30 secs
My dad taught me how to pack.
Running Lights (Kaukai)
Dir: Gediminas Siaulys
11 mins 20 secs
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
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
Dir: Fabio Friedli
5 mins 48 secs
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
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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