Drawn from a record 2,200 submissions, this diverse selection of 15 short animations from France, South Africa, Taiwan and beyond showcases an incredible swirl of styles, techniques and genres.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2007
Out of the blue, we received 2,200 submissions – a record by a considerable margin. The creative animation scene is alive and thriving. Trying to devise a single collection of films that represents this incredible swirl of styles, techniques and genres is a delightful (while time consuming) challenge. As always, diversity is the only true common thread running through this programme.
Clever and bizarre – a rollicking cavalcade of steam-powered, wind-up, mixed media madness.
A laconic, slow-burn pub poem on the pros and cons of interpreting the many possible paths to (a) god.
A gorgeously drawn film gracefully tracing the various threads of a relationship between grandmother and granddaughter.
Hey look – monkeys! And they're not real happy ‘bout the weird little aliens with the power zappers. Chaos.
An intensely detailed film tapping a richly delicious, tormented, surrealist vein of dancing through devastation.
A simple idea brilliantly executed: a single line drawing capturing the big and little details of a humble bus ride.
A short, elegantly animated work seamlessly entwined with a specially created – equally elegant – classical music piece.
Hell hath no fury like an animator scorned!
The hand of the animator guides us through this sand animated underwater world.
An experiment in mini marsupial slicing, inflating and exploding – all in the name of science, of course!
Stunning, über imaginative – a vision that could only be realised through animation. A figure walks through a fracturing, fractal landscape.
A film of such intense, magnificent visual splendour that words fail us. A veritable cauldron of imagery from an animated world beneath the sea.
Come trip the light fantastic. An enchanting piece of magical realism full of beautiful twists and turns.
A bold and striking, wood-cut styled adaptation of Kafka's The Trial.
The latest tour-de-force from this master animator. A wedding video spirals wildly out of control.