Carface
Carface
Jazz Orgie
Jazz Orgie
Lucy
Lucy

Screened as part of NZIFF 2016

Animation Now! International Programme #1: Opening Screening 

A celebratory showcase of some of the year’s best and brightest animated shorts. If you’re looking to sample the animation ecosystem in all of its multi-coloured, variously-shaped glories, there’s no better place to begin.

In English
80 minutes
M (violence and sex scenes)

Rising stars, including New Zealand’s own, jostle with longstanding masters; the playful with the profound. Here are flights of cinematic magic of an individuality that only animators can bring to the screen – delivering a cornucopia of creative excitement to reward any movie-goer. — MT

Jazz Orgie 2015

1 minutes

Director

This glorious blast of animated geometry could be Kandinsky in motion.

Spring Jam 2016

6 minutes

Director

A wildly fun, perspective-bending runaway tale of a deer, a record player and an impromptu orchestra of native birds.

Carface 2015

5 minutes

Director

What will be, will be... Classic cars of the 50s join in a gas-fuelled rendition of one of the era’s classic songs.

Sunday Lunch 2015

14 minutes

Director

‘How was he going to hide this massive hangover from his parents, he wondered’. A gay man’s snippy account of an afternoon with his ‘mercilessly ordinary’ family is niftily illustrated by its female author.

Cat Meets Dog 2015

11 minutes

Director

The master of multi-frame animation returns with a tour-de-force. A twisting narrative Rubik with four faces.

Way Out 2014

3 minutes

Director

A primary-coloured tsunami of data issues forth from myriad mobiles and engulfs the city.

Lucy 2015

10 minutes

Director

Roll up to the Paleo Logic Expo. An incredibly rare treat: only Evert de Beijer makes films that look like this and he doesn’t make many.

Sillon 672 2015

5 minutes

Director

A gently relentless visual beat mustering colour, shape and motion to drive the viewer deep into the vinyl groove.

Glove 2015

5 minutes

A doco of sorts tells the true story of a silicon glove that may drift to the ends of the universe after becoming separated from an orbiting space station.

Velodrool 2015

6 minutes

Director

A nicotine-addicted racing cyclist finds the path to the finish line littered with peculiar distractions and hazards.

The Sparrow’s Flight 2016

14 minutes

Director

Tom Schroeder’s intensely personal tribute to his late collaborator Dave Herr incorporates an astonishing visual encyclopaedia of animation styles.