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Animation NOW! Morph ‘n’ Move 

Animation NOW!

The impossible and improbable comes to life in this kinetic collection of animation that not only pushes the envelope, but busts it wide open.

Aug 12

Academy Cinema

74 minutes
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Space is elastic; gravity is optional; size means nothing. Animation makes the impossible irrelevant, and this is what draws so many artists to its flame. If an animator can imagine it, they can depict it. And animators can imagine some pretty incredible things.

Characters that bend around corners; action that can move from one locale to an entirely different place with eye-popping, imaginative seamlessness; perspectives that effortlessly bend and contort to create a brand-new version of reality before our very eyes – these scenarios are all just another day at the office for an animator.

Knockstrike, by Spanish animation trio-on-the-move Genís Rigol Alzola, Marc Torices and Pau Anglada, kicks off the programme in exactly the vein we mean to continue. It is a visual cacophony that erupted fresh and energetic from Gutter Fest, one of Europe’s most boisterous self-publishing graphics fairs. Bursting with energy, it’s a film made by artists who really want to see their creations moooove.

Morph ‘n’ Move is animation’s street parade moment. It’s a chance to show off all its fanciest moves, wow the crowds and win new hearts. — MT

Extrapolate 2016

Director

2 minutes

As math meets animation, a creative destruction unfolds before our very eyes.

Bone Structure 2017

Director

USA
1 minute

If you’ve got it, bend it, shake it, move it!

Airport 2017

Director

11 minutes

The unconsciously graceful, confounding ballet of the modern-day airport experience.

Below 2017

Director

UK
8 minutes

Below every surface is another world with its own rules, rulers and inhabitants all looking to find their way through the morass.

Cigare 2016

Director

6 minutes

A drop of water meets a drop of oil, unleashing the kind of morphing choreography that only animation can bring to life.

Dreaming 2017

Director

USA
3 minutes

The tangled pathway through one’s sleeping imagination can effortlessly tangle caches of fond memories and tortured nightmares.

Revolt 2017

Director

1 minute

Revolution, devolution, revolt and joyous decay.

The Sounds from the Drawers 2017

Director

8 minutes

Turn, turn, turn. Can there be rhythms without patterns? Can it be said one thing leads to another when the links defy (our) logic?

Oh Mother! 2017

12 minutes

Longing for a child, a woman seeks counsel to help her mental anguish, but her troubles begin when an unearthly stranger visits.

I Want… 2017

Director

2 minutes

A weightless, continuing tumble through the world of a small girl creature who seems in perpetual search for something just outside of her reach.

Bell 2017

Director

4 minutes

Settle into your front-row seat to witness the inmates taking over the asylum!

The Ogre 2016

9 minutes

A gentle, insecure giant tries to mask his true self behind a façade of consumption. One day a banquet shatters the veneer.