Go to City ELE
Go to City ELE
Picnic
Picnic
Face Myself
Face Myself

Screened as part of NZIFF 2016

Animation Now! International Programme #3: Asia Animation Review 

Eye-grabbing animations from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore make our first ever survey of new work and indie talent in the region an Animation Now! highlight.

77 minutes
M (violence and content that may disturb)

This programme weighs the best examples of work from the rapidly changing, Gen Y-powered Japanese animation scene, the intriguing and evolving Chinese mixed-media culture, the more mature South Korean and Taiwanese animation ecosystems and samples from some of the emerging animation cultures of the smaller South East Asian animation communities. — MT

Goodbye Tears 2015

5 minutes

Director

If managing life is about managing chaos, then tears are the prisms that afford the truest views of this couple’s terrain.

Hierarchy 2015

4 minutes

Another day in cosmopolis, another fight to the death over the things the city doesn’t want you to have.

Hou Chia 2015

5 minutes

Director

On a jungle island nature is red in tooth and claw, and the savage beasts look a lot like masked men.

Picnic 2015

7 minutes

Director

A sublimely imagined day trip for two through the waters of a pop-art archipelago and into the heavens above.

Sun City 2015

3 minutes

Director

The work is hard, the days are long and the sun beats down on these beasts of burden.

Double Goer 2015

8 minutes

Director

Salaryman finds punk doppleganger, or is it the other way around?

Switch Man 2015

4 minutes

The superhero gig is a tough one – especially when the Transform button malfunctions. A monster lobster stands by while his nemesis gets his act together.

Corpses in the Drawer 2015

5 minutes

Director

A rolling, gleeful carnival of underworld murder, mayhem and inspired dismemberment.

The Moan Area 2014

5 minutes

Director

If Hieronymus Bosch were alive today and restricted to a palette of crimson and yellow, we might be prepared for this playground full of jumpy little malformities.

Life Smartphone 2015

3 minutes

Director

One hundred and one ways to die – or kill somebody else – without looking up from your phone.

What’s Going on with Annie 2014

7 minutes

Annie as in anime. The mysterious vortex under her bed takes young Annie into the centre of a classic fantasy battle ground.

Her 2015

6 minutes

Director

A scorned woman sets about washing that man right out of her life.

Dreamer 2015

3 minutes

Director

A dreamy girl grasps the balloon string and is lifted into the ether.

Face Myself 2015

3 minutes

Director

On a bad day every little irritation on the subway commute is enough to make a girl scream – until suddenly, and miraculously, it isn’t.

Go to City ELE 2015

9 minutes

Director

A little piggy ventures into a gorgeously rendered world of ELE(phants). Being trunkless can be lonely in such a world, but tides turn and all things change.