Out Of Internal Worlds
Out Of Internal Worlds
À perdre haleine
À perdre haleine
Beer
Beer

Animation NOW! International Showcase 

Animation NOW!

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 its multicoloured, variously-shaped glories, there’s no better place to begin.

Jul 15

Academy Cinema

Jul 17

Academy Cinema

71 minutes
M
sex scenes, offensive language & nudity

If you’re after a taste of the Animation NOW! programme, the International Showcase is the ideal sampler: a smattering of the most inventive and audacious shorts the world has to offer. This year brings a smorgasbord of virtuoso style and themes. There will be deities: an abstracted creation story told in strobes of red and white, and a power-hungry king taking on Death when there is no one else left to usurp. There will be decency: a garbage man recounting his friendship with a feisty feline, and a moving anecdote of compassion relayed via watercolour postcards. There will be dread: a cellist’s pre-show jitters sliding into an anxious fever dream, and a bout of panic morphing a bedroom into a sinister dreamscape. There will be danger: dementia imagined as a paranoid Hitchcock homage, and a fictional Kiwi city (with both Sky Tower and Beehive) destroyed in a DIY disaster blockbuster. There will be debauchery: a quiet house party swelling into animalistic hedonism, and an ode to booze from poet Charles Bukowski transformed into a seedy noir. And there will be d’ohs: two decades of The Simpsons chewed up and spat out into one shape-shifting howl. — JF

Double King 2017

Director

9 minutes

Ah, the quest for power in all its crazy, twisted, warped and comically gory forms.

Table of Gods 2016

Director

USA
3 minutes

The winds are coming, the sky is changing, the atmosphere is charging up. The Gods are stirring.

Party 2016

Director

4 minutes

A slippery, raucously delicious deep-dive into the middle of a wild party.

À perdre haleine 2016

Director

4 minutes

Sometimes you just have to let the music take you over.

Ralph Plays D’oh! 2016

Director

1 minute

The Simpsons in a blender, colour on the boil, glimmers of the familiar splattered on the screen. D’oh!

Frankfurter Str. 99a 2016

Director

5 minutes

The simplest of life’s satisfactions traced out through the most beautiful of painterly prisms.

Out of Internal Worlds 2016

Director

10 minutes

A man and a woman seek out the balance between them which is bridged by a mysterious snail and a portal to another place.

Fire in Cardboard City 2017

Director

8 minutes

Fighting a fire in Cardboard City is always going to be challenging, but some more thought needs to go into this response.

Beer 2016

Director

2 minutes

Charles Bukowski’s roiling, volcanic thoughts writ loud on one of his favourite subjects.

For Ray 2016

Director

UK
5 minutes

A beautifully crafted recreation of a special moment that may have saved a life.

Slow Wave 2016

Director

USA
3 minutes

The hidden forces that morph dreams into nightmares can turn your world inside out before your very eyes. Contains strobing effects.

Waiting for the New Year 2016

8 minutes

The passage of seasons is the simplest of all things, but is lived differently by different people.

The Head Vanishes 2016

Director

9 minutes

The mind is a better vehicle than any train for a journey through a confusing landscape of partial memories and missing details.