International Program #2 (2013)
The International Programs are the backbone of the festival line-up. Don't look for themes, there aren't any. There's every style, every technique, every genre. Drawn from a global call for entries, they are a set of headlights illuminating the current state of the international indie and auteur animation scene worldwide.
|When The Sun Turns Into Juice
Animation in the purest, most organic sense - vivid imagery hand painted directed onto filmstock perfectly synchronised to lost classic soundtrack.
A rupture of entanglements swarm and squirm into a herd of divine spectacle.
United StatesRuntime: 10:05
|The Hungry Boy
Cem Kurttulus, Jake Nelson
Post-punk cubism seasoned with a pinch or two of erotica/porn form a canvas on which a number of appetites are splashed.
United StatesRuntime: 4:53
|Crazy For It
A crazed blizzard of imagery supercharging a variety of moving bodies ahead of its crest.
Guadalupe Labaka, Nicolas Sanchez
"One step at a time" is a fine mantra unless it's you trying to pull a wheelless cart up a hill after your partners' head explodes.
On the face of a planet far, far away from here, surface creatures fight for survival in the face of a high speed aerial rock-storm that screeches just above their heads.
|Light Water Glass
In this, animation is the gracefully evolving veil through which a simple, unchanging reality is viewed or masked depending on your perspective.
United KingdomRuntime: 4:12
Wind can be a nutty friend, a challenging protector or a wily, invisible predator. But how is it generated?
Nicolas Avon, Chloe Deneuve, Simon Diebold, Jerome Ferra, Lucile Vampouille
Love the simple, witty, illogical ingenuity of Goniodsky's films.
United KingdomRuntime: 3:51
About as good as this style of animation gets! A film of astounding - and yet richly understated - atmospheric beauty.
|12 Drawings A Day
You do 12 drawings a day for long enough and sooner or later you wind up with a pretty impressive animated film.
A ring-side seat on a truly weird world overseen by a couple of chest players pondering why one of them can only draw elephants.
An exuberant feast-for-the-eyes. Painted animation of a richness, complexity and rawness that saturates the viewer and draws them into its world.
Running from everybody, this girl-power posse carve up and then cave in the city as they blast through all the defences on the way to freedom.