International Program #3

Your big picture view of the international animation scene through an eclectic collection of recently released short animated works.
Featured in AIAF2006
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (18+)
Bus Ride And Flowers In Her Hair
Asaf Agranat
A mournful, jazz rabbit carefully lays his trusty old trumpet to rest - provoking an unpredictable but rousing repsonse.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 8:52
Year: 2005
Invasion
Matt Abbiss
Deceptively simple, elegant hand drawn animation following the ebbs and flows of a everyday conversation.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:00
Year: 2005
To Bee Or Not To Be
Isabel Aboim
An easy inclusion in the program. A film that draws from a rich gallery of stencil & street art imagery with a great sound track thrown in for good measure.
Country: Portugal
Runtime: 9:00
Year: 2005
Mela
Reena Kalsi
A statue of a soldier runs amok amidst a cityscape of questions and plots.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:00
Year: 2005
Suspended Time
Laurence Bergeot-Vereb
A stylistic tour de force; hand drawn Russian animation at it finest. A simple talk of life in a snowy village.
Country: Hungary
Runtime: 4:45
Year: 2004
The Upset Sky
Lauren Indovina, Lindsey Mayer-Beug
A short, elegantly animated work seamlessly entwined with an especially created - equally elegant - classical music work.
Country: Canada
Runtime: 3:00
Year: 2005
Rain
Michael Sewnarain
An intense, visually arresting tracking shot of a desparate rush down a street - with a twist and a push at the end.
Country: Netherlands
Runtime: 2:25
Year: 2005
In My Day
Dave Jones
Animated comic strip meets B Grade city crusher movie' style. A very bad robot hits the streets. Our only hope is ...."The Fat Weevil".
Country: Australia
Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2005
Sinstra Dextra
Marion Arbona
A delicious, juicy look into humankinds carnivorous ways.
Country: France
Runtime: 7:00
Year: 2005
Crazy-Eyes Dolphin Vs The Mad Cows
Ian Stewart
Beware, the inbound nuclear PP01 is bound to some problems when it unleashes a pack of giant mutant digital dogs.
Country: United States
Runtime: 4:45
Year: 2004
Football Toys
Pericles Michielin
Can you imagine a world without hand drawn animation? It's not happening but this animator definitely feels on the endangered list.
Country: United States
Runtime: 2:00
Year: 2005
Vaudeville
Chansoo Kim
A visual tsunami of rich, x.treme, x.citing visual imagery - straight from the electric socket to the big screen.
Country: South Africa
Runtime: 5:10
Year: 2005
Fish Heads Fugue And Other Tales For Twilight
Lauren Indovina, Lindsey Mayer-Beug
A fascinating film showing that all an animator really needs is a single line and a really good idea.
Country: United States
Runtime: 6:00
Year: 2005
Living In The Dark
Thomas Leung
Thousands of little 'Post-It' Notes were harmed in the making of this film - and the little guy trying to escape took a few hits as well.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2005