Eight programmes featuring more than 100 of the very best and the very latest short, animated films. Every style, every genre, every technique. Your comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the international indie animation scene.
In A Pig's Eye
A delicate, surreal connection is made between a house sheltering all of mankind and a giant pig.
Japan 2010, Dir. Atsushi Wada, 10 min 10 sec
Freud, Fish And Butterfly
Associations and transformations in a private world of untethered imagination. Possibly a psychological adventure, certainly an amazing journey.
China 2010, Dir. Haiyang Wang, 3 min 27 sec
A cacophonous army of 8-bit characters overrun the city of New York like a swarm of marauders from the hard-drive of hell.
France 2010, Dir. Patrick Jean, 2 min 35 sec
A man confronts a fluid version of himself as a result of a very strange drinking experience.
Canada 2010, Dir. Marie Bloch-Laine, 4 min 18 sec
A street magician opens a stretching, swaying, ever-morphing Pandora's Box for his willing but wary audience.
Germany 2010, Dir. Katharina Huber, 4 min 23 sec
A curious love triangle emerges in the midst of a 'friendly' bike race, staged to determine the best racer of all time.
USA 2010, Dir. Tom Schroeder, 12 min 15 sec
Laszlo is a man with no past, who just wants to live in peace – anywhere will do!
France 2010, Dir. Nicolas Lemee, 4 min
There's a little magic in the air. A boy and a rabbit embark on a night voyage.
Canada 2010, Dir. Elise Simard, 4 min
My Little Pony meets Charles Manson in this tale of murder and intrigue from (just) beyond the sandpit.
Holland 2010, Dirs. Albert 't Hooft, Paco Vink, 9 min 35 sec
An unconventional biographic exploration of the filmmaker's father.
Hungary 2010, Dir. Ferenc Cako, 6 min
Mr Hertzfeldt's excruciatingly funny extrapolation on dental extraction.
USA 2010, Dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 5 min
The latest film from Omid Khoshnazar, who is perhaps the best animator at depicting modern war's random excitements, stifling boredoms and luck-of-the-draw battleground winners and losers.
Iran 2009, Dir. Omid Khoshnazar, 8 min 34 sec
Sleep. Full-breath ahead into the final sleep. A lullaby for a silent decline.
Switzerland 2010, Dirs. Claudius Gentinetta, Frank Braun, 4 min 9 sec
A Morning Stroll
Loosely inspired by a real life event recounted in Paul Auster’s book ‘True Tales of American Life‘, ‘A Morning Stroll’ tells the story of one New Yorker’s early morning encounter with a chicken, an event that plays out over 100 years.
UK 2011, Dir. Grant Orchard, 6 min 47 sec
Part of The London International Animation Festival 2011