Tram | Michaela Pavlatova | France

Crazy, scary, confounding, hella-puzzling. Buckle up Spankey, it’s deja-bizarre time again! Animals seem to be disproportionately featured this year but there’s also premature death experiences, a nuanced dissertation on finger eating, clowns going bad, unique and new ways to look at raw meat and even some pretty special ads for stuff you really don’t want.


> Animation Xcess: Sat 22 June 8.45pm

> FEATURE 'The Pain And The Pity', Phil Mulloy: Fri 21 June 7.30pm

Animals Behaving Badly
Director: William Murtagh
Producer: Griffith Film School
AUSTRALIA, 2'00, 2012
A love that dare not speak its name, even in this age of instant internet stardom.
Baby, I Love You
Director: Faiyaz Jafri
Producers: Faiyaz Jafri, Plastic Peach
USA, 2'25, 2012
Sure, it might start out slow and sweet but – trust us – it don’t take long for the bile to rise … and rise … and rise!
For Love
Director: Cheng Chen
Producer: Crystal CG
CHINA, 3'41, 2011
When good fast-food mascots go bad! A bunch of things you probably never thought about to do with a KFC Family Bucket. And who woulda thought the Colonel and the Clown would get on so well?
No One Remains Virgin - Under the Lion Crotch
Director/Producer: Wong Ping
HONG KONG, 4’42, 2012
Sometimes fighting the stench of development means facing down the lion’s giant penis of wealth that stalks the land. Some images may offend ... developers!
Rotting Hill
Director: James Cunningham
Producers: James Cunningham, Oliver Hilbert, Leon Woud
NEW ZEALAND, 4'16, 2011
This is one way to deal with zombie action in the back yard.
Happy Train
Director: Tami Takezawa
Producer: Minneapolis College of Art and Design
USA, 2'27, 2012
Probably best to try and not ride this particular line. Every one of the passengers has had their tickets well and truly punched.
  The Late Night Bizarre
Ad Break…..
Director/Producer: Picnicface
CANADA, 1'23, 2007
Drink Powerthirst and you WILL vomit up a wedding.
Funeral Home Piñatas
Directors: Andrew McCully, Jayson Simpson, Jacob Tuck, Arun Gnanaselehar
Producer: Media Design School, Auckland
NEW ZEALAND, 1'11, 2012
Nothing says love like a stick, a blindfold and a stiff full of lollies.
Happy Holidays
Directors/Producers: Cameron Gough, Dirty Puppet
AUSTRALIA, 0'36, 2012
… or not! Hey, Christmas is crap anyway, right?
  And now, back to our regular program folks!
Bunny Bashing
Director/Producer: John Dilworth
USA, 4'45, 2011
We always knew this moment was coming – Mr Dilly finally loses it. Spleen-busting excitement as two rancid, sock-puppet aliens learn the finer points of boxing.

Apples We Have Eaten
Director: Masha Ermak
Producer: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
SWITZERLAND, 3'11, 2012
Carnal and faecal delights – and their egg-popping consequences – in the bunny version of the Garden Of Eden.

In Front Of The Mirror
Director: Lydia Guenther
Producer: Hochschule fur Film und Fernsehen “Konrad Wolf”
GERMANY, 2'25, 2013
Two heads are almost always better than one. The spare head can do all the talking, handle distractions – even take the bullet.
Director: Ho Geun Yoon
Producer: Min Kyw Choi
SOUTH KOREA, 7'53, 2011
It just doesn’t get much more scatological than this – a bad day in the ‘exit tunnel’ for boy and brown beast alike.
Wolfhead & Paperface: Inside Jokes
Directors: Chris Faga, Shake Dogs
Producers: Chris Faga, Michael Tudor
USA, 2'20, 2013
Here’s a good one. See, a wolf goes into a comedy club one night and takes a seat. Next thing you know …
Director: Michaela Pavlatova
Producers: Ron Dyens, Pavel Strnad
FRANCE, 7'20, 2012
A voluptuously sultry tram ride resplendent in all its wondrously esoteric wobbliness.

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