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The personal is political and in today’s highly charged and dangerous times you would think we haven’t learnt a thing from our past. Do challenging times require challenging minds?
I Am Not Pretty (其實，我不美)
Dir: Yin-ni Keung
Hong Kong 2017
Della always puts on heavy make-up, for it makes her feel more confident, look adorable for her loved one and get preferential treatment.
Dir: Andre Hormann & Samo (Anna Bergmann)
Germany / Japan 2018
Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the Hiroshima a-bomb explosion. During Obon she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories.
Dir: Kim Tailhades
6 mins 22 secs
When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change…
Dir: Chris Shepherd
France / UK 2017
This satirical animation considers why Brexit is happening.
Dir: Sam Gainsborough
8 mins 30 secs
As Sean anxiously awaits a meeting in the local pub, he is forced to explore his own unhappy memories and relationships in an evening that will that will leave him changed forever.
My Yiddish Papi
Dir: Eleonore Goldberg
7 mins 29 secs
A young woman decides not to answer a phone call from her grandfather, unaware that it will be his last. When he dies, she is overwhelmed with guilt and regret and can’t sleep.
Newport Gun Girls
Dir: Lauren Orme
11 mins 35 secs
An animated documentary that shines a light on a forgotten group of women who worked during the second world war.
Dir: Jeremie Becquer
France / Denmark 2018
6 mins 3 secs
A Rat poet, whose hopeful poetry contrasts the world in which he lives in, gets confronted with the harshness of a society bias towards Mice.
Europe is Lost
Dir: Gary Dumbill
4 mins 36 secs
Inspired by artist Kate Tempest’s poem of the same title, a collage of vintage and historical imagery echoes a warning through time.
I Don’t Protest, I Just Dance In My Shadow
Dir: Jessica Ashman
5 mins 21 secs
“I don’t want to feel like it’s only me. I know it’s not only me, because there are others out there…”
Dir: Ben Steer / Blue Zoo Animation
6 mins 29 secs
Mamoon follows the story of a mother and child who are forced to leave home when mysterious shadows envelop the light in which they exist.
Dir: Izzy Burton
3 mins 12 secs
Via tells of the journey of life through epic, beautiful environments and meaningful character animation.
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