International Program #2

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 (R 18+)
Sleep With The Fishes
Belle Mellor
A flotilla of intricately imagined vessels glide across a bright blue sea, struggling to stay afloat.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 4:30
Year: 2005
Abigail
Tony Comley
Christian campfire music at 30,000ft as an invaluable commodity in the War against Terror.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 6:00
Year: 2005
Cytoplasms In Acid Environment
David Gautier, Irene Iborra
A depiction of the grotesque physical manifestations of extreme lecture-induced boredom.

Spain
Runtime: 4:00
Year: 2004
The Fish
Mahmood Fakhri Nezhad
Using point of view to great effect, this is a film of startling motion and perspective.

Iran
Runtime: 6:00
Year: 2004
Chestnuts Icelolly
J.J. Villard
Rye learns how to use pepper in combat, dances with an icelolly, and finds God.

United States
Runtime: 7:00
Year: 2004
The Man Of The Hour
Kang-Wei Chen
"As queer as a clockwork orange". One man's intensely tangled descent into the bizarre.

Taiwan
Runtime: 6:55
Year: 2004
The Mirage
Kathy Whitney
One night in a strange bar far, far away from here.

Canada
Runtime: 5:30
Year: 2005
Elephant: OK
Srinivas Bhakta
A lost elephant with an identity crisis has to prove himself to the powers that 'bee'.

Singapore
Runtime: 5:12
Year: 2005
The Kiss Thief
Elena Madrid
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and this guy needs a pair of lips

Switzerland
Runtime: 5:51
Year: 2004
Collision
Max Hattler
A kaleidoscopic flag waving hypnotic assault on the senses.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:50
Year: 2005
Black Pig White Pig
Zhang Gong
An utterly macabre analogy for the power struggles that have defined and defiled history.

China
Runtime: 4:36
Year: 2005
From The Life Of Mothers
Kristina Dufkova
An illustration of the unique experience of parenting, and how difficult it is to let go.

Czechia
Runtime: 7:00
Year: 2005
Morning Star
Studio Moshi
A vibrantly colourful film depicting an ancient Aboriginal ceremony to release the spirit of a dead man.

Australia
Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2005
I Turn My Face To The Forest Floor
Thomas Hicks
A dark, rhythmic, visually stunning critique of the mysterious art of creating moving images.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 4:10
Year: 2005