31 January - 4 February
Schedule: Week to view (pdf)
Programme: International Shorts 1
International Shorts 2
International Shorts 3
International Shorts 4
International Shorts 5
Animex Screen Exhibition
Retrospective 1: Painted Animations
Retrospective 2: Phil Mulloy Animations
Special 1: Sexuality and Desire
Special 2: Spike & Mike's New Sick & Twisted Animation
Special 3: Avoid Eye Contact NYC Independent Animation
International Shorts 1, 70 min
Carl Stevenson, 2003, UK, 6’0”
Best British Film, 2004 London Animation Festival UK; Best Short, Malescorto Film Festival Italy. Cross contamination of genetic material has created a disturbing world of hybrid life forms: achieved by combining 3d and 2d with photographic imagery.
Pierre Coffin, 2003, UK, 2’15”
Comedy about the parent bears Gary and Claudia living in a zoo, and their concerns about captivity, ambition, sex and the general human (polar bear) condition. From the series Polar Bears for the BBC, in 3d Maya.
Jo Jo and the Stars
Marc Craste, 2003, UK, 12’30”
Winner BAFTA 2004 for Short Animation; Prix Du Meilleur Film d'Animation 2004, Clermont Ferrand Film Festival. Jo Jo, a silver-plated trapeze artist and a nameless hero are two unlikely lovers in a bleak and brutal world – a heart wrenching tale about murderous jealousy. Hauntingly beautiful black and white film in CGI.
Takashi Kimura, 2003, Japan, 3’30”
Best Animation, London International Animation Festival 2004. Sayuri and surreal pop-art looking beings engage in initiation rites. A bizarre 3d animation. (This film contains some images which may offend some viewers.)
L’Inventaire Fantome (The Phantom Inventory)
Franck Dion, 2004, France, 9’44”
An old man has stored thousands of mementos no-one wants any more in a giant attic, ‘... a mirror that scares people... a machine to make life shorter... ‘ Atmospheric puppet computer animation with a haunting original music track.
Man With Issues
Tom Reilly, 2003, New Zealand, 2’0”
Not everything is what it seems in this mental asylum as we hear from the man with issues. 3d computer animation.
Andrew Goode, 2003, Australia, 13’58”
Best First Animation Anima Mundi Brazil 2004, Best Children's Film Odense 2004, and others. One afternoon in the town of Rimside, three bicycles find themselves in a love triangle. 3d computer animation.
The Other Kid’s Castle
Pierre-Luc Granjon, 2003, France, 5’55”
A school class visits a huge castle, but one little boy gets lost walking around. Paper mache puppets in stop-motion. From Folimage Studios - also see feature Raining Cats and Frogs.
Simon Bogojevic-Narath, 2003, Croatia, 9’50”
Night. A pocket full of cash and a beggar in a busy city street - a casual walk down the street can turn one’s life upside down. A very surprising 3d computer animation.