Danny Boy
Danny Boy
Get Real!
Get Real!
Paths of Hate
Paths of Hate

Screened as part of NZIFF 2011

Animation Now 2011 

Glorious highly imaginative animated images in myriad formats, selected with an eye to the giant screen, from the world’s best by NZIFF veteran/Melbourne International Animation Festival supremo Malcolm Turner.

78 minutes

Home cinema is an oxymoron! Most of the films in this year’s Animation Now have been selected to make the most of that wonderful, vertical, silver-white wall of cinema screen. These works have flowed from drawing boards, wandered off puppet sets and have been downloaded from the hard-drives of artists from all over the world. They’re diverse, glorious torrents of hyper-imaginative, intensely coloured images and they all look better BIG! — MT

Miss Daisy Cutter 2010

Director

6 minutes

A super-charged, high-resolution tumble through a parade of re-imagined cultural icons. 2D and 3D computer animation

Das Tub 2010

Director

4 minutes

Lost in the murky depths of a strange ocean, a German U-boat crew find themselves on a collision course with objects stranger than they can fathom. 3D computer animation, live action

Videogioco (Loop Experiment) 2009

Director

2 minutes

Pure magic – right before your eyes. A glorious patchwork of a thousand drawings, a single shot. Stopmotion animation

Get Real! 2010

Director

3 minutes

A boy, yearning for the love of a megaqueen in a violent computer game, loses grip on reality until he tastes a real kiss. 3D computer animation

Fiesta Brava 2010

Director

3 minutes

The crazy cattle stampedes on the streets of Pamplona have ended. Now the bulls are throwing the world's biggest party. Direct to film

Danny Boy 2010

Director

10 minutes

When all in town have lost their heads, should you lose yours too? This sardonic puppet animation offers a literal translation of a metaphorical question. Puppet animation

The Gloaming 2010

Director

14 minutes

Civilization gives rise to a character capable of creating a world beyond its control. 2D computer, puppet animation

Ámár 2010

Director

8 minutes

Ines embarks on a poignant journey of recollection of the last days of her friend Ámár. Hand drawn, 2D animation

Love & Theft 2010

Director

7 minutes

A beautifully crafted piece of over-caffeinated morphing madness. Drawn on tablet, 2D computer animation

Paths of Hate 2010

Director

10 minutes

A simply astounding testament to the madness of war and the inhuman lengths some warriors go to fight long after meaning has taken flight. 2D and 3D computer animation

Preferably Blue 2011

Director

Producer

Glen Real

Screenplay

Wayne Ching
11 minutes

Fuelled by ego, jealousy, vodka and antidepressants, Easter Bunny hatches a plan that will see the ‘holiday spotlight’ shift from his old foe Santa.