A celebratory showcase of some of the year’s best and brightest animated shorts. If you’re looking to sample the animation ecosystem in all of its multi-coloured, variously-shaped glories, there’s no better place to begin.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2016
Rising stars, including New Zealand’s own, jostle with longstanding masters; the playful with the profound. Here are flights of cinematic magic of an individuality that only animators can bring to the screen – delivering a cornucopia of creative excitement to reward any movie-goer. — MT
This glorious blast of animated geometry could be Kandinsky in motion.
A wildly fun, perspective-bending runaway tale of a deer, a record player and an impromptu orchestra of native birds.
What will be, will be... Classic cars of the 50s join in a gas-fuelled rendition of one of the era’s classic songs.
‘How was he going to hide this massive hangover from his parents, he wondered’. A gay man’s snippy account of an afternoon with his ‘mercilessly ordinary’ family is niftily illustrated by its female author.
The master of multi-frame animation returns with a tour-de-force. A twisting narrative Rubik with four faces.
A primary-coloured tsunami of data issues forth from myriad mobiles and engulfs the city.
Roll up to the Paleo Logic Expo. An incredibly rare treat: only Evert de Beijer makes films that look like this and he doesn’t make many.
A gently relentless visual beat mustering colour, shape and motion to drive the viewer deep into the vinyl groove.
A doco of sorts tells the true story of a silicon glove that may drift to the ends of the universe after becoming separated from an orbiting space station.
A nicotine-addicted racing cyclist finds the path to the finish line littered with peculiar distractions and hazards.
Tom Schroeder’s intensely personal tribute to his late collaborator Dave Herr incorporates an astonishing visual encyclopaedia of animation styles.