The Tale of How
The Tale of How
Dreams and Desires: Family Ties
Dreams and Desires: Family Ties
La Marche Des San Nom
La Marche Des San Nom

Screened as part of NZIFF 2007

Animation Now 2007 

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.

73 minutes

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.

The Foxhole Manifesto 2007

Director

4 minutes

A laconic, slow-burn pub poem on the pros and cons of interpreting the many possible paths to (a) god.

A Journey Across Grandmother 2006

Director

UK
5 minutes

A gorgeously drawn film gracefully tracing the various threads of a relationship between grandmother and granddaughter.

La Marche Des Sans Nom 2006

An intensely detailed film tapping a richly delicious, tormented, surrealist vein of dancing through devastation.

58 2006

Director

UK
3 minutes

A simple idea brilliantly executed: a single line drawing capturing the big and little details of a humble bus ride.

Rip 2006

Director

2 minutes

A short, elegantly animated work seamlessly entwined with a specially created – equally elegant – classical music piece.

Ten Thousand Pictures of You 2006

Director

UK
3 minutes

Hell hath no fury like an animator scorned!

Origin 2006

Director

2 minutes

The hand of the animator guides us through this sand animated underwater world.

Carlitopolis 2006

Director

4 minutes

An experiment in mini marsupial slicing, inflating and exploding – all in the name of science, of course!

Weiss 2007

Director

5 minutes

Stunning, über imaginative – a vision that could only be realised through animation. A figure walks through a fracturing, fractal landscape.

The Tale of How 2006

5 minutes

A film of such intense, magnificent visual splendour that words fail us. A veritable cauldron of imagery from an animated world beneath the sea.

Stuart 2006

Director

11 minutes

Come trip the light fantastic. An enchanting piece of magical realism full of beautiful twists and turns. 

The Man Who Waited 2006

Director

8 minutes

A bold and striking, wood-cut styled adaptation of Kafka's The Trial.

Dreams and Desires: Family Ties 2006

Director

UK
10 minutes

The latest tour-de-force from this master animator. A wedding video spirals wildly out of control.