Go to City ELE
Go to City ELE
Picnic
Picnic
Face Myself
Face Myself

Screened as part of NZIFF 2016

Animation Now! International Programme #3: Asia Animation Review 

Eye-grabbing animations from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore make our first ever survey of new work and indie talent in the region an Animation Now! highlight.

77 minutes
violence & content that may disturb

This programme weighs the best examples of work from the rapidly changing, Gen Y-powered Japanese animation scene, the intriguing and evolving Chinese mixed-media culture, the more mature South Korean and Taiwanese animation ecosystems and samples from some of the emerging animation cultures of the smaller South East Asian animation communities. — MT

Goodbye Tears 2015

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5 minutes

If managing life is about managing chaos, then tears are the prisms that afford the truest views of this couple’s terrain.

Hou Chia 2015

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5 minutes

On a jungle island nature is red in tooth and claw, and the savage beasts look a lot like masked men.

Picnic 2015

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7 minutes

A sublimely imagined day trip for two through the waters of a pop-art archipelago and into the heavens above.

Sun City 2015

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3 minutes

The work is hard, the days are long and the sun beats down on these beasts of burden.

Double Goer 2015

Director

8 minutes

Salaryman finds punk doppleganger, or is it the other way around?

Switch Man 2015

4 minutes

The superhero gig is a tough one – especially when the Transform button malfunctions. A monster lobster stands by while his nemesis gets his act together.

Corpses in the Drawer 2015

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5 minutes

A rolling, gleeful carnival of underworld murder, mayhem and inspired dismemberment.

The Moan Area 2014

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5 minutes

If Hieronymus Bosch were alive today and restricted to a palette of crimson and yellow, we might be prepared for this playground full of jumpy little malformities.

Life Smartphone 2015

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3 minutes

One hundred and one ways to die – or kill somebody else – without looking up from your phone.

What’s Going on with Annie 2014

7 minutes

Annie as in anime. The mysterious vortex under her bed takes young Annie into the centre of a classic fantasy battle ground.

Her 2015

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6 minutes

A scorned woman sets about washing that man right out of her life.

Dreamer 2015

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3 minutes

A dreamy girl grasps the balloon string and is lifted into the ether.

Face Myself 2015

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3 minutes

On a bad day every little irritation on the subway commute is enough to make a girl scream – until suddenly, and miraculously, it isn’t.

Go to City ELE 2015

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9 minutes

A little piggy ventures into a gorgeously rendered world of ELE(phants). Being trunkless can be lonely in such a world, but tides turn and all things change.