A Bite of Bone
A Bite of Bone
A Story for 2 Trumpets
A Story for 2 Trumpets
Murmurations
Murmurations

Animation NOW! 2022 

Widescreen

Curated by Malcolm Turner, animation programmer at NZIFF since 1988, and director of the Melbourne International Animation Festival.

Aug 07

Lumière Cinemas (Bardot)

81 minutes
M
Suicide

Perhaps unsurprisingly, an avalanche of intriguing, masterfully made animation has been crafted in various rooms, garrets and studios during the era of Covid. In summing up the world of independent animation in a single programme, the curatorial navigation needle pivoted – by necessity – to “diversity”. Tone, style, mood, genre and technique, each film a primo marker on one of the many and varied paths the world of animators take their craft down – a reminder of the richly varied, endlessly imaginative, epically elastic artform that is animation. – Malcolm Turner

Murmurations 2021

Director

USA In English
7 minutes

An intensely visual start to the programme drawing on a diverse panoply of personal influences and inspired by ‘murmurations’ – the incredible acrobatics of huge flocks of starlings.

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2 minutes

A wooden book dances for us, bringing to life a revolving carnival of images in constant, beguiling metamorphosis.

Guard of Honour 2021

Director

6 minutes

A natural disaster interferes with the honour guard ritual. Only one of the guards pointlessly elects to remain at his post.

Ravines 2019

5 minutes

Nervous lines continually draw the contours of a shimmering cartography. A short, animated film made with Turtle geometry and Perlin noise.

A Bite of Bone 2021

Director

10 minutes

A young girl reflects on the last summer she got to spend with her father, all the while contemplating an unusual local funeral ritual she will be called upon to soon uphold.

Odd Bird 2021

Director

5 minutes

After an argument with her partner, Lola sets out on a journey into her inner world through a dream, returning with new perspectives following an encounter with a mysterious bird.

In Seiner Gnade 2021

12 minutes

One night a newly condemned prisoner finds his prison door open, but stepping into the dark is only the first tiny step in what will be a long path to freedom.

A Story for 2 Trumpets 2021

Director

12 minutes

An ethereal, through-the-looking-glass journey for a young woman striving to move from the sting of lover’s tears to a place where these lessons make sense.

Promised Land 2021

Director

9 minutes

Every day migrants risk their lives in the Mediterranean Sea to reach the southern coasts of Europe; the new Promised Land.

The 2 Shoes 2021

Director

7 minutes

A child, a young man, an adult and an old man take turns walking to their fate, finding two shiny shoes along their way. The latest film by a true living master of animation.