Negative Space
Negative Space
Manivald
Manivald
Ugly
Ugly

Animation NOW! 2018 

World

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 multi-coloured, variously shaped glories, there’s no better place to begin.

Aug 02

Reading Cinema 10

Aug 06
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Reading Cinema 10

84 minutes
M
offensive language & content that may disturb

Our longstanding animation programmer Malcolm Turner, also head honcho at the Melbourne International Animation Festival, offers a selection of the best and brightest from this year’s Animation NOW! Festival.

Highlights include Oscar-nominated Negative Space, a marvel of handmade animation; the acclaimed Ugly, winner of the Grand Prix at the Ottawa International Animation Festival; and Manivald, a bracing take on female sexuality from Estonia, and one of the most lauded films on the circuit right now.

If you’re looking to sample the international animation ecosystem in all its multi-coloured, variously shaped glories, there’s no better place to begin.

Afterwork 2017

6 minutes

In the toon biz you fall further, land harder and bounce back quicker. But you’re still stuck in traffic on the way home.

Negative Space 2017

Directors

5 minutes

There is a beautiful and precise artform to packing a suitcase – and as we all know, art transcends science.

Manivald 2017

Director

13 minutes

Everything changes for Manivald and his over-bearing mother when a sexy wolf arrives to fix their washing machine.

The Battle of San Romano 2017

2 minutes

Master animator Schwizgebel brings his magic to this adaptation of the Paolo Uccello triptych depicting an infamous 15th century battle outside Naples.

After All 2016

Director

13 minutes

A poignant, sometimes hilarious look at the inevitable journey a middle-aged man must make in coming to terms with the loss of his mother.

Silent London 2017

Director

UK
2 minutes

A visual ode to the grabbed, found and overheard sounds of London, delivered in an intensely rendered water-coloured canvas.

Tom 2018

Director

4 minutes

Tom is living a nightmare he is having problems understanding – and the help he is getting seems more like a sinister threat.

Five Thirty Five 2017

Director

UK
5 minutes

Quitting time it may be, but the commute home tonight has turned the surreal up to 11… or 12!

Lost Property Office 2017

Director

9 minutes

A clerk at a lost property office is faced with unexpected change, and plans an unconventional response

Strange Case 2017

Director

13 minutes

A bold, breathtaking, painterly film streaming images, thoughts and memories of random experiences.

Ugly 2017

12 minutes

An astonishing deep-dive into a stunning post-beauty world that could only be created by harnessing the power of CG animation.