sunday 19 june, 3.30pm
royal college of arts (rca) 2010 graduate showcase
in Best of the Next #4: Australian | Glenn
A ‘festival within a festival’.
Four diverse back-to-back programs looking at the next generation
of indie animators from a variety of angles. There are two programs
of the best international student films drawn from more than 60
different schools in 25 countries; a screening of the Royal College
of Arts (UK) 2010 graduates – AND we round the whole
shebang off with a program spotlighting the Australian student animation
sunday 19 june, 3.30pm
UK, 5'25, 2010
Finding a white hair on her head one day triggers
an episode of obsession, fear and obstinate white-hair refusal,
which rapidly disintegrates reality.
UK, 7'30, 2010
A serendipitous trawl that
unites some estranged matter with a fisherman.
Dogs And Englishmen
UK, 4'45, 2010
A quintessential British summer’s
day-out: picnics, spitfires, real ale, naps and some good old-fashioned
UK, 4'35, 2010
Dreams, taxidermy and videotapes.
An animated research into the global reserve of dreams.
UK, 5'49, 2009
A film created and documented
in real time that deconstructs the process of animation. Can you stick
a camera on a motor in a round box and make animation?
UK, 6'00, 2010
An Italian mother reflects
on the difficulty of starting a new life in Greece and the longing
to return to the home of her birth.
UK, 8'55, 2010
If you repeat the word ‘fly’
often enough it sounds like you are saying ‘life’. This
is no help to Peter. His answers lie in the brain of the beetle.
sunday 19 june, 4.30pm
Yuval Nathan, Merav Nathan
Israel, 3'25, 2010
A beautiful 3D sand animation that depicts the perils faced by turtle
hatchlings as they start their journey in life.
USA, 5'37, 2010
With a little luck and some
kind help a little girl survives the horrors that befall her village
during World War II but the memories are still very vivid.
Germany, 2'15, 2010
A simple cup of coffee
with a good friend crafted with such joy.
France, 3'14, 2010
OK, so we’ve got
an artist, a canvass, some pigeons and a really powerful sling shot
– Naturalism just shot to another level.
Khoo Yi Hui
Singapore, 1'31, 2010
Cyan, Magenta and Yellow
can really brighten up a place. Makes you wonder why they call black
‘Key’, because it’s just NOT!
The Future Not Future
Taiwan, 5'00, 2010
In a stark post-apocalyptic
world, fauns are the new canaries in the mine that is now Earth ...
and they are not surviving.
Shaun Seong-Young Kim
USA, 2'39, 2010
Ummm … a baseball is
not supposed to come out of a chicken like that ... but sign him up!
UK, 4’00, 2010
The perfect toon image
is just some surgery away ... and a little more... maybe just a touch
Canada, 3’00, 2010
as we explore the world can add a whole lot of colour to our lives.
Canada, 1’38, 2010
Bob is undoubtedly
a genius! The hyperactive dog needs a walk, the TV is on the blink
... and the perfect reception is just a couch-potato’s thought
Russia, 8’15, 2009
A blind man, a lost dog and a totally dedicated poo-cleaning creature
– how can it not have a happy ending?!
19 june, 5.30pm
USA, 3'30, 2010
Certain leisurely pursuits
hone the Machiavellian skills of generals ... but there’s a
time and a place, right?
Luiz Lafayette Stockler
UK, 2'34, 2010
Moments lost for all time are
Finland, 3'53, 2010
The people gather to give
the King the breath of life ... and he is totally deflated by the
Slovakia, 4’00, 2009
of war are blamed on the vicious animals that people become in extreme
conditions but who unleashed the evil?
France, 2'40, 2010
The disarmingly honest
and poignant story of Francois, who tried at length to find a way
out of the ruins of her abused childhood.
Taiwan, 3’12, 2009
The fat little cruel
kid just got what was coming to him. Books are pretty powerful you
Czech Republic, 3’00, 2010
squirrels on Route 66 – they’re smart, they have oil,
and they need some wheels.
USA, 3’35, 2010
The magnificent evolution
of light from very humble beginnings.
UK, 2'43, 2010
The boat outside the nursing
home is for sale. All that’s needed is the perfect heist to
pay for it, a bus timetable ... and an afternoon nap. Retirement never
looked so good.
EAM 2009 Masterclass
Germany, 2’44, 2009
We can all wear
masks from time to time and it only takes a very simple gesture to
render them totally ridiculous.
Going to Disneyland
France, 3’03, 2010
Some kids are simply
irrepressibly happy. A heart-rending tale of entirely misplaced optimism.
Ireland, 3’15, 2009
When the economy
slumps even the fiercest competitors need each other.
Ting Chian Tey
USA, 2’45, 2010
A life of indulgence and obstinacy has
brought a bear and moose to an impasse on a rickety bridge atop a
canyon ... cue cranky rabbit and ticked off racoon.
19 june, 6.30pm
Also see: Aus Film Album
In, Dog Out
Australia, 2'45, 2010
There's always a new
way to nail a great cat and dog story.
Australia, 2'04, 2010
throws caution to the wind and visits ‘The Bachelor Experience’,
an exclusive establishment that caters to his unique appetite.
Australia, 3'28, 2010
A mysterious gift left
at the door changes the life of a lonely young boy living at the edge
of a forest clearing.
Australia, 2'35, 2010
Jimmy, the little robot,
tries to plant the most beautiful flower in the land but he may have
Bob Baxter, Chris O'Keefe
Australia, 3'34, 2010
Jim is the biggest,
bestest, roughest, toughest, happiest lumberjack in the land ... until
he cuts down the last tree.
Australia, 2’15, 2010
A murderous seeing-eye
chicken spots its big chance at the easy life.
Alexander N. Sloggett
Australia, 4'15, 2009
Based on an ancient
Greek tragedy which contends that the bestial aspect of humanity may
lay dormant and can never be expunged.
Keiko Kamata, Arunima Patke
Australia, 4'31, 2010
Rikka is in charge of
day and night but one day she is distracted by a book with near disastrous
results for her town.
Lidia Castelletto, Rowan Karrer
Australia, 2’25, 2010
A walk to the
edge of the parapet, an eye to the sky, to be free as the birds.
Australia, 4'29, 2010
An old tourist's enthusiasm
for photography gets him tangled up in a local running race. Flash.
Australia, 5'30, 2010
Desire and desperation
play out in comic form as an unfortunate man is subject to transmogrification
and the whim of an elusive woman.
Australia, 7'24, 2010
The crocodile's wife
resents the newcomer to the riverbank, an ever cheerful monkey…
This Ain't Real
Australia, 7'39, 2010
A post-ironic look at
skeletons and blinking lights.