Animation Night 4

08 May 2018 - 18:00
The Lounge Bar Zero

International shorts

International shorts

Each screening event features a different programme of short films selected from the international entries. From drawn animation to 2D computer animation, from state-of-the-art cgi to stop-motion, from narrative to experimental to visual effects, the screenings present diverse and amazing animation shorts that you might otherwise never get the chance to see!

Start is 6pm and the screenings play from 6:30pm - 9pm approximately with an intermission. The venue is open until later.

*asterixed titles are in the official competition of Animex Awards 2018

Groovity *

Groovity *

Bobby, a young space guardian is finally assigned to an exceptional mission and has to face his fears in order to avoid catastrophe.

Dylan Cailla, LYoann Lemoine, Titouan Le Ny, Antoine Perrichon, Hippolyte PItoiset | 00:06:35 | 2017 | France

ESMA

Planet Kits *

Planet Kits *

A young astronaut is sent out on his first solo mission to investigate a new planet. However, when he arrives things aren't what he expected...

Tine-Cecilie Karlsen, Espen Olsen, Joshua Rowe, Hayley Wilson | 00:01:28 | 2018 | United Kingdom

School of Computing, Media and Arts, Teesside University

It's a Bird Thing *

It's a Bird Thing *

In the underworld of the favelas, Aaron’s predicament changes the day he sees a wonderful bird flying overhead. At this moment, a strong desire to escape his constrained life and to fly stirs deep in his heart.

Sylvain Bonnet, Justine Gautheret, Mathilde Le Gloahec, Maximilien Ly, Johanna Nizard , Leo Pieri, Andrea Roncancio, Jeremy Souillet, Ludivine Vincent | 00:05:44 | 2017 | Denmark

The Animation Workshop

Lazare *

Lazare *

Amy, a young orphan lives in an abandoned cable car and winds the key of a mechanical bird. The two wander through the piles of scrap in a landfill to scavenge, where Amy discovers a giant key.

Hennuyer Melisandre, Chupeau Pierre, Besseau Victor, Haulot Cassandra, Beyaert Cyprien. | 00:06:08 | 2017 | France

ESMA

Mecanique *

Mecanique *

The adventures of a robotic Digger and Bulldozer. Forced to work on an island ruled by a tyrannical crane, the two will do anything to escape.

Julia Baurens, Ana-Sofia Bernardo, Naiti Escot, Nicolat Jacomet, Ariane Lissajoux, Antoine Verney-Carron | 00:06:39 | 2017 | France

ESMA

Saccage *

Saccage *

In a futuristic Paris, S.A.M. a garbage collector robot, chases a plastic bag. Ignoring all danger, he will cross Paris to maintain cleanliness in the city.

Alexandre Boesch-Brassens , Jonathan Breuer, Julie Mansuy , Nicolas Ocipski, Paul Gaulier, Samuel Ramamisoa, Sylvain Masson, William Rima | 00:03:25 | 2017 | Denmark

The Animation Workshop

Wakan *

Wakan *

We are in a small native American village. A young girl, Aiyanna and brother Tawa encounter a furtive blue light at the edge of the surrounding, mystical forest…

Brenda Bulut, Thomas Campos , Theo Coriton, Marion Debrick, Nina Gannier, Antoine Gillet, Alix Putier, Clementine Sergeant | 00:04:52 | 2017 | Denmark

The Animation Workshop

Charmeurs De Verre *

Charmeurs De Verre *

In a timeless and remote universe, two enchanters are bewitching a strange being made of melted glass. But they end up falling under the spell of this sacred ritual of creation.

Coline MoireJulien Baeza, Thais Beausse, Jean-Francois Loisel, Virgile Moreau, Celine Pantalouf, Justine Pascal. | 00:06:21 | 2017 | France

ESMA

Achoo *

Achoo *

In the setting of ancient China, a mythical dragon who can't breathe fire will fight to overcome his weakness in order to take part in the New Year celebration.

Lucas Boutrot, Elise Carret, Maoris Creantor, Pierre Hubert, Camille Lacroix, Charlotte Perroux | 00:06:33 | 2017 | France

ESMA

Wish *

Wish *

Ghost like figures are animated over the photographic background. People are going about their daily life in a market, when there is a sudden deluge of flooding rain.

Ting-An Liu | 00:04:55 | 2017 | Taiwan

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Or Bleu *

Or Bleu *

Two brothers are about to finish their working day, as coral harvester when the elder one discovers a mysterious underwater cave...

Nicolas Chiarot, Amandine Comes, Eva Fekete, Haunui Maeta, Baptiste Miquel, Thomas Rousvoal | 00:06:40 | 2017 | France

ESMA

The Box *

The Box *

An old man ends up taming the mouse he wanted to get rid of.

Eliott Belrose, Carole Favier, Loicia Lagillier, Alois Mathe, Juliette Perrey, Joran Rivet. | 00:06:59 | 2017 | France

ESMA

Made in France *

Made in France *

Have you ever wondered what happened to your lost socks?

Lamia Akhabbar, Robin Cioffi, Brice Duble, Stanislas Gruenais, Maxime Guerry, Alexia Portal | 00:06:31 | 2017 | France

ESMA

Ice Pepper *

Ice Pepper *

Two penguins, Roger and Billy wander around the sea ice. Within a hidden ice cave, they discover crates full of chili peppers with an unusual property...

Mailly Boulin, Guillaume Escots, Alicia Journet, Soizic Lefeuvre, Clement Malarge, Eddy Martinez | 00:06:23 | 2017 | France

ESMA

Like an elephant in a china shop *

Like an elephant in a china shop *

What is the worst thing that could happen in a china shop?

Louise Chevrier, Luka Fischer, Rodolphe Groshens, Marie Guillon, Estelle Martinez, Benoit Paillard, Lisa Rasasombat | 00:05:30 | 2017 | France

ESMA

Le Phare *

Le Phare *

A lighthouse keeper and a mermaid conflict in a boat graveyard: the lighthouse keeper guides the boats towards safe waters while the mermaids try to sink them.

Quentin Arrius, Damien Contreras, Alan Fra, Daurelia Gazel, Laura Gerlier, Ola Lerardi | 00:06:58 | 2017 | France

ESMA

Creature from the Lake *

Creature from the Lake *

A macho hero of a low-budget 80’s TV show and his cowardly camerawoman go monster hunting on a remote lake during full moon, when mysterious disappearances tend to occur...

Renata Antunez, Alexis Be Due , Lea BrescianI, Amandine Canville, Maria Castro Rodriguez, Logan Cluber, Nicolas Grangeaud, Capucine Rahmoun-Swierczynski, Victor Rouxel, Orianne Siccardi, Mallaury Simoes | 00:05:10 | 2017 | Denmark

The Animation Workshop

Sailor's Delight *

Sailor's Delight *

Beneath the deep sea waters, a mermaid is stirred by a resonating sailor’s song.

Louise Aubertin, Eloise Girard, Marine Meneyrol, Jonas Ritter, Loucas Rongeart, Amandine Thomoux | 00:05:54 | 2017 | France

ESMA

The Boy and the Balloon *

The Boy and the Balloon *

A young boy triumphs over an evil balloon cart vendor.

Karl Bernhardt, Alex Cao, Rebecca Pearce, Bartek Wawrykow, Robert White | 00:03:06 | 2018 | United Kingdom

School of Computing, Media and Arts, Teesside University

Plugged In *

Plugged In *

Isaac spends all day in front of the computer, his grades are slipping and he ignores his family. His mom tries to reach out to him but will he change?

Matthew McLeod, Isabelle Robothom, Laura Scott, Jo Teing Tan | 00:02:44 | 31/1/2018 | United Kingdom

School of Computing, Media and Arts, Teesside University

JetGirl *

JetGirl *

A young girl named Caroline attempts to make a functional jetpack in her garage to achieve her dream of soaring through the skies like her favourite comic book hero Jetpack Man.

Henrik Eia, Kevin Garcia Gullanger, Cato Hansen, Kenneth Mo | 00:02:16 | 2018 | United Kingdom

School of Computing, Media and Arts, Teesside University

Rebirth *

Rebirth *

A passionate and successful dancer becomes paralysed in an accident. Trying to cure depression she creates an origami paper ballerina who takes us on a journey: as one door closes another opens.

Thileepan Balachandran, Francesca Carissimo, Magdalena Leszczynska, Roman Leon Santiago, Yaxi Zhang | 00:01:54 | 2018 | United Kingdom

School of Computing, Media and Arts, Teesside University

Seasons *

Seasons *

A young girl steps finds a long awaited letter in the mailbox but the wind carries it away - trying to retrieve it, she relives her memories through the metaphor of changing seasons.

Claudia Jora, Hu Min , Emily Oakes , Ma Qianru, Hong Ziwei | 00:01:19 | 2018 | United Kingdom

School of Computing, Media and Arts, Teesside University

Horror Film *

Horror Film *

As night falls, a student is on his way to the lab to do some assignment work. Everything appears safe and normal - until the lights start to flash again...

Chengran Du, Sitong Jiang, Jiange Li, Jiashu Wang, Jiadong Yan, Biying Zeng | 00:02:22 | 2018 | United Kingdom

School of Computing, Media and Arts, Teesside University

Desolation *

Desolation *

In a post apocalyptic future, a drone explores an abandoned nuclear power plant, only to discover it is not as abandoned as first thought...

Paul Easter , Aymee King, Dan Leslie, Oluwatobi Oniemola , Lewis Power | 00:01:38 | 2018 | United Kingdom

School of Computing, Media and Arts, Teesside University

BUG *

BUG *

In a monochromatic three- dimensional futuristic city, live two-dimensional caricature beings, guarded by surveillance cameras and drones. One of them, BUG, seeks to overcome the obstacles – a short film about reality and virtuality, power and poetry, uniformity and imagination.

Joaquin Ortiz | 00:07:31 | 2018 | Argentinia

National University of Cordoba / National University of Litoral

Dissonance *

Dissonance *

This title sequence introduces a sci-fi tv series, set in an alternate universe. Following the story of a technician who goes on the run, after discovering something breathtaking. Will his journey to reveal the truth be successful?

John Akhil , Daniel Field, James Lowrey, James Porter, Ziyu Qiu | 00:00:50 | 2018 | United Kingdom

School of Computing, Media and Arts, Teesside University

The Endless *

The Endless *

At the top of a tower high above the clouds, a technician is hypnotically drawn towards a mysterious phenomenon in the sky.

Edouard Calemard, Corentin Gravend, Claire Le Teuff, Nicolas Lourme, Romaric Vivier, Mikel Zuloaga | 00:03:44 | 2017 | Denmark

The Animation Workshop

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