International Animation Shorts
This screening contains the following short films:
Nils Hedinger | Switzerland | 2014 | 5 min 25 s
A group of logs is about to freeze to death in a cold, icy desert. When they realize that the only fuel for a warming fire is their own body, things start heating up.
Anatole's little saucepan
Éric Montchaud | France | 2014 | 5 min 47 s
Anatole always pulls along behind him his little saucepan. It fell on him one day. We do not really know why. Since, it gets caught everywhere and stops him from going forward. One day, Anatole has had enough. He decides to hide himself. To no longer see or be seen, But, fortunately, things are not that simple.
Grace under water
Anthony Lawrence | Australia | 2014 | 8 min
Lou is losing the cold war with her stubborn and enigmatic stepdaughter Grace when an unexpected challenge arises from the depths of a warm, dreamy afternoon at the local pool.
Me and my Moulton
Torill Kove | Canada | 2014 | 14min
With a bright palette and witty dialogue, the film tells the charming story of a seven-year-old girl and her sisters, who ask for a bicycle knowing full well that their loving yet unconventional parents will likely disappoint them.
Mauro Carraro | France, Switzerland, France, Switzerland | 2013 | 12 min 45 s
An eventful journey on the legendary St. James Way.
No Fish Where to go
Nicola Lemay, Janice Nadeau | Canada | 2014 | 12 min 30 s
In this short animation based on Marie-Francine Hébert's 2003 book of the same name, a friendship unites two little girls from opposing clans in a village where tensions are mounting. The citizens with the red shoes clearly despise those without, and one fateful morning, one of the girls and her family are accosted at gunpoint by their oppressors. The little girl barely has time to grab her beloved pet fish before the men are herded to one side and the women and children to the other. So begins our protagonist's long and painful journey as she seeks shelter for herself, her mother, and her fish. This modern tale compassionately and poetically addresses intolerance and the consequences of war.
Man on the chair
Dahee Jeong | France, South Korea | 2014 | 6 min 45 s
“Man on the chair” is tormented and constantly doubts his very own existence. It is just merely a picture
that I created... Perhaps could I be also an image crafted by others?
Winner of the Annecy Crystal for Best Short Film 2014
TALI | Canada | 2014 | 10 min 40 s
This funny short animation was written and created by Tali (At Home with Mrs. Hen) and is inspired by the filmmaker’s misadventures as a school bus driver in the Eastern Townships. Our protagonist dreams of becoming a bus driver in order to cruise down quiet country lanes and connect with nature, her young charges and their parents. But her idyllic view of her new job is sorely tested after she meets her surly boss, named Killer, and discovers that winding roads can prove treacherous in winter, especially with a faulty clutch. Through her cheeky humour and oblique look at the reality of people living in the Quebec countryside, Tali delivers a film that is unique, witty and touching.
The Obvious Child
Stephen Irwin | UK | 2014 | 12 min 21 s
Somebody broke the girl's parents. The rabbit was there when it happened. It was an awful mess.
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