Stop motion, pen and ink, watercolor, collage, computer, paper, claymation - this year's animation program has it all. An Animated World features brand new short films from animators from the US, the UK, Argentina, Canada, Italy, Australia, Spain and Denmark.
Films screening in this program:
Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso
2012, 5m, Argentina
In the wilderness of the jungle where giant bulldozers are tearing apart the woods, there is a monkey that accidentally finds a shaving machine and decides to use it. Spontaneously disguised as a human being, he moves out to the city and starts a career. After a stunning success in business, he understands the need of gaining political power. Not too long after, he becomes the president. Now he is ready to make a change.
2012, 5m, Canada
Beware of what hides behind the mirror. From digital cinema trailblazer James Stewart comes the 3D stop-motion short film Foxed!, a dark and sinister trip down the rabbit fox hole. Foxed! opens with tween Emily locked deep in the mines beneath her house, pick axe in hand, forced to work by patrolling foxes. Her daring attempt at escape is met by a stunning encounter on the surface that leaves Emily lost and confused.
2012, 18m, U S A
A dystopian sitcom reanimated from the narrative residue of Golden Age radio dramas.
Rosa Peris Medina, Mercedes Peris
2012, 4m, United Kingdom, Spain
A man and a woman uncover each other, taking off their skin as an intimate act. They are interrupted by two children who go to the Love School. Libidinis is a short film produced by the research group Plastic Art Expression of Movement, Animation and Light Kinetics (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia), specially made for the exhibition SKIN, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust London and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Here To Fall
2012, 6m, United Kingdom, Ireland
A digital signal connects a girl and her absent father. It’s a bond made possible and mediated by technology, both intimate and isolating. The signal infiltrates every part of their bond and is the only way the girl understands her father.
Alex Brüel Flagstad
2012, 19m, Denmark
Clay-Motion, Stash House Stick-Ups, West Baltimore, and fluffy pancakes.
The Hopper is not your average clay-animation story. 16 year old Dexter lives with his grandmother in west Baltimore, Maryland. One night Dexter and his friend Kevin rob local drug dealers, but things do not work out as planned and violence spins out of control.
2012, 5m, Italy
A surreal film which enters the dreams and nightmares we go through every day, a 'metaphor of vision' that shows the shapes of the world beyond realism.
The Missing Key
2012, 30m, Australia
In a richly re-imagined Venice of the early 1920s, young composer Hero Wasabi must compete against the unscrupulous Count Telefino in the prestigious Abacus Scroll musical competition.