International Program #3 (2014)
The International Programs are the backbone of the festival line-up. The freshest new shorts taken from the 2,500+ that entered (a record, folks!!). 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. Straight from their desk to your eyeballs.
In this macabre circus/traffic management mash-up, red is the new black and psychedelic clowns call all the shots.
|5 Metres 80
If you ever wondered what a troupe of high diving gymnast giraffes might look like then this will amaze you.
|Allergy To Originality
Well, throughout the history of art in general aren't all works in large part repetitions of the tradition, appropriation is an artistic device.... wait a minute, THIS from the guy selling the tickets!
United StatesRuntime: 4:45
|The Me Bird
A masterpiece of hand-made animation filled to the brim with 3,500-you-won't-belive-your-eyes frames of pure animated magnificence.
If you're stuck in a box you might as well at least be going somewhere interesting - fast!!
United KingdomRuntime: 6:50
|Winter And Lizard
Returning as an adult, a woman embarks on an imaginary flight through the best memories of a house she knew as a child.
Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, Florian Vecchione
Life was never meant to be easy and devotion can be a harsh mistress especially when your limbs tend to fall off randomly.
Max Maleo, Aurelien Predal
A wild and crazed high speed romp following a couple of bats that sustain the kind of physical damage that only animated characters can limp away from.
Cloud surfing in from the high heavens, a couple find an unusual sanctuary amidst the every changing landscape of a surreal floating island.
|Non Euclidean Geometry
Skirma Jakaite, Solveiga Masteikaite
A consistent system of definitions, assumptions, and proofs that describe such objects as points, lines and planes. It is also beautiful to look at.
Visual genius. The simplest of life's transactions depicted with all the subtle complexities of some of nature's most intricate constructions.
Some happy rats celebrate the opening of a no-packaging food store by planning a raid. But planning is not really their forte.
United StatesRuntime: 3:03
|Fly Me To The Moon
Lots of people get drunk and wake up some place they cannot recall getting to. But this guy is a LONG way from home.
The Brothers McLeod
365 one second vignettes, one a day for a year. An epic, quintessentially animated marathon with the variety meter turned up to max.
United KingdomRuntime: 6:56
Wildebeest will never be scholars but surely they are cleverer than this!!
United StatesRuntime: 1:00
A drawn animation of staggering imagination and audacious skill. An absolute thrill to watch and a feast for the eyes. The only way to close and animation festival.