Animated Shorts 2

02 May 2019 - 17:00
The Lounge Bar Zero

This session presents a selection of stop-motion animations in the competition. These short films range widely in technique from claymation to puppet animation and stop-frame animation of objects to cut-outs. During this screening there will also be two short intermissions. Films will be introduced by Lesley-anne Rose and Sabrina Schmid. At this screening you will also have opportunity to vote for your favourite animation for the Audience Award.

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

Every Sunday morning, Ann, a 7 year old girl, is forced to wake up early to go to church with her family. But this Sunday mass ends up being a lot more eventful than expected.

2018 | 00:04:00 | Vinnie Ann Bose | France

L'ecole de la Poudrivere

Rhythm of the Woods

Rhythm of the Woods

Rhythm of the Woods, inspired by Yusuke Oono’s 360° book, celebrates the cyclical balance of Mother Nature through the activities of little forest animals. Light-hearted and simple, the film brings the pages to life through animation. The ripple effect of the actions of the woodland creatures shows a resonation with Nature’s rhythms, realigning life and daily habits with the cycles of the universe.

2018 | 00:02:00 | Sara Aysha Binte Omar , Denise Khng Qian Ci | Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (School of Art, Design and Media)

Relation • Ship

Relation • Ship

'Relation • Ship' is a film and virtual reality experience first inspired by 'Ghost Ship', a chapter from Roland Barthes' 'A lover's discourse: Fragments'. Using stop motion organic characters and set design inspired by marine biology, the story consists of two separate philosophical ideas; the concept of Assemblage by Deleuze & Guattari, and the concept of Plissement by Merleau-Ponty. This project is originally designed to be displayed in an installation setting as a Stop-motion film and 3 VR headsets which provide 3 different immersive experiences inside the main character.

2018-06-26 | 00:07:20 | Zoey Lin, Kun Xia | United States

University of Southern California

Objects with Stories

Objects with Stories

Which objects do we value most? Why do we get so attached to ordinary inanimate things? And why it is sometimes so hard to let go of them? Objects with Stories is a short film about losing and letting go of things that matter most to us.

2018 | 00:05:19 | Modesta Zemgulyte | Lithuania

Vilnius Academy of Arts, Graphic Design Department

Raby

Raby

In a misty town, people wear masks when outdoors. The town people are drifting apart due to an experiment within an emotionally indifferent society.

2018 | 00:04:40 | Su Pei-Yi | Taiwan

Ling Tung University

I don't want to live on the moon

I don't want to live on the moon

A stop-motion animation about daydreaming as a way of dealing with the yearning to get away and the feeling that it’s always better elsewhere. The protagonist tries to get rid off his ‘wanderlust’ by meeting his friends in his favourite bar…

2019 | 00:03:27 | Tomke Berning | Germany

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), Department of Design

Biobot

Biobot

A stop-motion telling the story of a robot named Biot, who returns to his old workplace, now abandoned and surrounded by nature. Finding one of his robot partners in the broken factory, he will try to revive him.

2018 | 00:04:58 | Rodrigo Salcedo, Pilar Ruiz | Argentina

UADE Audiovisual

Uki

Uki

A short stop frame animation following a lonely Inuit who struggles to survive after an oil tanker leaks oil off the coast of Alaska, killing all the wildlife in the area. A dark comedy about companionship, loneliness and pollution. Created and funded as part of the BBC and BFI's Animation 2018 scheme.

2018 | 00:05:56 | George Warren, Leuan Lewis | UK

Kingston School of Art

Body Echo

Body Echo

A woman discovers her own fractured self in the room next door. Body Echo expresses psychological fragility and fragmentation of identity.

2018 | 00:02:58 | Ali Aschman | UK

Royal College of Art, Animation

Soul for Sale

Soul for Sale

Yuli’s world is a suffocating cocoon of dense yarn that she calls home. She and her cowering mother live there without the ability to leave, Yuli’s life is dominated by her mother’s madness. Then, escaping through the wall of her living room, at the end of the dark tunnel Yuli meets totally unfamiliar world, where the boundaries between reality and fiction are blurred.

2018 | 00:10:00 | Anna Belenkiy. Shira Salimi, Romy Granot | Israel

Sapir College, School of Audio and Visual Arts

Back into the closet

Back into the closet

Zoe, a blind little girl, is bored to lives alone with her mother. One day, she founds a munster in the kitchen's closet.

2018| Noemie Besombes | France

Institut Sainte Genevieve

Reviver

Reviver

Sniffing through a junkyard, a rat finds a spray can of lubricant that revives a rusty music machine.

2018 | 00:02:04 | Shalev Ben Elya, Renen Adar | Israel

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Screen Based Arts Department

The Little Ship

The Little Ship

This is a story about a small girl and her friend - an elephant. They carelessly play and have fun. However, childhood ends sooner or later, sometimes imperceptibly. No matter how good it is, it's time to part. Adulthood is an inevitability in the life of every person.

2018 | 00:05:31 | Anastasia Makhlina | Russia

Russian State University of cCnematography (VGIK), Animations and Multimedia Faculty

Love Me, Fear Me

Love Me, Fear Me

What would you be willing to do for others to love you? Love Me, Fear Me is a dance metaphor about the roles we play and the shapes we take, about the stages we chose, the audience we try to impress and the price of acceptance.

2018 | 00:06:06 | Veronica Solomon | Germany

Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

Short Changed

Short Changed

A stop-motion animated short film about a couple’s struggle against the system in a world where everyone is made of money.

2018 | 00:05:09 | Zoe Hutber | UK

Edinburgh College of Art, Animation

Face Value

Face Value

The stop-motion animation Face Value is set in a world where people can change their faces like updating their iPhone to the latest model. Covering the story of a couple who are shopping for the perfect new face.

2018 | 00:01:46 | Chris Plimmer | UK

Sheffield Hallam University

Listen to me Sing

Listen to me Sing

A miserable hotel performer learns to express herself when she falls in love with a walrus.

2019 | 00:11:12 | Isabel Garrett | UK

National Film and Television School

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