friday 22 june, 6.15pm
sunday 24 june,
3.00pm (repeat screening)
'The Backwater Gospel' | Bo
The best of recently released short animated
films from all over the world, carefully chosen from 2000 or so
entries. They come in from every corner, they use every technique,
they can be funny, dramatic, eye-popping, subdued, documentary or
autobiographical. The one thing they have in common is that we think
they’re the pick of the crop. There are also competition programs
focusing purely on abstract animation and longer shorts.
Moment To Moment
Directors/Producers: Ayaka Nakata, Yuki Sakitani
Japan, 7'53, 2011
Pure animation magic! A tour of arcs and soaring
glides that ever ebb and rise through a village as it attempts to
separate from the moon.
Director/Producer: Africanus Okokon
USA, 3'51, 2011
An entrancing re-animated view of a ride home
in the dark.
On A Limb / Ast Mit Last
Director/Producer: Falk Schuster
Germany, 5'03, 2011
An elegant look into the
simple, competitive world of birds and the resting places they try
Directors/Producers: Michael Kren, Mirjam Baker
Austria, 5'30, 2011
A door opens, the decision
to enter is a mistake. No way out and the only view is that of a single
sparse tree in front of a desolate city.
Soldier And Ballerina /
Director: Anastasiya Sokolova
Producer: Irina Snezinskae
Russia, 7'00, 2010
Things turn ferocious when
a toy love-story falls foul of an evil joker and his henchman cat.
Director: Alan Dickson
Producer: Glen Real
New Zealand, 10'43, 2010
Not everybody loves
Santa – especially this Easter Bunny.
Director: Bo Mathorne
Producer: The Animation Workshop
Denmark, 9'31, 2011
Death stalks the prairie
and has no favourites – neither true believers nor crazed hillbillies
Mac - The Island Of Dispute
Director/Producer: Yotam Cohen
Israel, 4'39, 2011
A damned classy, old-time-style
cartoon channelling Kricfalusi and Mesmer in roughly equal proportions.
Director: Daniel Rieley
Producer: The Arts University College at Bournemouth
UK, 3'35, 2011
Maybe the simplest memories
are the real spice of life.
Director: Cecile Milazzo
Producer: La Poudriere
France, 3'16, 2011
The faces we create, the
clothes we wear, the spaces we inhabit – are they barriers,
disguises or conduits to surviving day to day.
Don't Forget Your Glasses
Belgium, 7'37, 2012
A stylish pastiche of
memories trailing across the landscape of a normal life.