Hotzanak, For Your Own Safety
Hotzanak, For Your Own Safety
Rabbitland
Rabbitland
The Blue Room
The Blue Room

Screened as part of NZIFF 2014

Animation Now 2014 

Animation

This year’s Animation Now unleashes the unique properties of animation across a wide variety of techniques, bringing to life a diversity of sumptuous, often complex creative visions.

In Spanish and French
76 minutes
some scenes may scare very young children

This year’s Animation Now unleashes the unique properties of animation across a wide variety of techniques, bringing to life a diversity of sumptuous, often complex creative visions. One of the truly wonderful things about animation is that if the filmmaker can imagine it, they can depict it. There are no limits to what one object can ‘morph’ into, no rules about how a narrative necessarily needs to develop, no boundaries around the logic of any environment the filmmaker wishes to create. Here’s a collection of films, chosen from more than 3,000 submissions, that shows just what animation is capable of when given free reign. — Malcolm Turner

Disappear 2014

4 minutes

A chamber of choices executed in stop-motion animation, featuring a score by Lily Unsub.

Bendito Machine IV 2012

Director

10 minutes

A superbly crafted journey fashioned from layered silhouettes of fascinating intricacy leads us up the food chain of technology.

Somewhere 2013

Director

7 minutes

Man and machine: it’s a relationship that has to work to keep the space mission on track.

Non Euclidean Geometry 2013

A consistent system of definitions, assumptions and proofs that describe such objects as points, lines and planes. It is also beautiful to look at.

1000 Plateaus (2004 - 2014) 2014

Director

3 minutes

Made entirely in the front seat of a car with simple art tools direct to film, this hand-made short celebrates the joy of road maps, travel and jazz.

Hotzanak, For Your Own Safety 2013

Spain In Spanish with English subtitles
5 minutes

Nothing has changed. Amid these landscapes traipses the soul, at times certain at others uncertain of its own existence.

Rabbitland 2012

7 minutes

In Rabbitland the rabbits have no brains, just holes in their little pink heads, which may explain their worship of a huge pair of golden legs.

The Butterfly Effect 2012

Director

3 minutes

One thing always leads to another, but some slacker running out of milk and sparking the destruction of a city shows us cause and effect on steroids.

Marilyn Myller 2013

Director

6 minutes

An overlooked sculptor becomes a sensation when she begins destroying her works. Applying the same approach to her personal life delivers mixed results.

The Blue Room 2013

Director

Poland In French with English subtitles
14 minutes

Trapped in a room with a view, a man responds with what might be little more than his own fractured memories and dreams of a path to freedom.