14A - Advisories: Violence, Coarse Language & Mature Subject Matter.
Award-winning, stunning and strange, this selection of animated shorts contains some of the most intriguing and amazing films from around the world. From curious forest creatures, army figurines and dust kids to the Arctic circle and a trip through Madagascar, this is your chance to experience all things animated.
The Silence Beneath the Bark (Le Silence Sous L'Ecorce)
DIRECTOR: Joanna Lurie, France, 2009, 11 MIN
In the depths of a great forest clad in a great white mantle, curious little creatures discover how beautiful and fascinating and white snow is.
Swedish with English subtitles - Documentary
DIRECTOR: Jonas Odell, Sweden, 2010, 15 MIN
West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher was arrested in Stockholm on March 31, 1977. A few days later, more were arrested. One of those people was Kröcher’s ex-girlfriend, "A". This is her story.
Barking Island (Chienne D'Histoire)
French with English subtitles, Animated
DIRECTOR: Serge Avédikian, France, 2010, 15 MIN
Constantinople, 1910. With too many stray dogs in the streets, the government decides to deport them to a deserted island.
Winner Palm D’or Cannes Film Festival
Dust Kid (Munjiai)
DIRECTOR: Jung Yumi, South Korea, 2009, 10 MIN
Cleaning every corner of her room, Eujin keeps finding dust kids. An intricately animated study of "interior" life.
DIRECTOR: Kevin Parry, Canada (ON), 2010, 4 MIN
An arctic inhabitant is fascinated by the sudden appearance of a mysterious box.
Journey #0008-0209 (Percorso #0008-0209)
DIRECTOR: Igor Imhoff, Italy, 2009, 6 MIN
Fog and obscurity abound. Only a little spark allows a child to undertake an unpredictable journey.
One Square Mile of Earth
DIRECTOR: Jeff Drew, United States, 2009, 13 MIN
A rabbit, a frog, a bear, a goat, a hippopotamus and a squirrel walk into a bar—and have some very human interactions.
DIRECTOR: Amy Lockhart, Canada (BC), 2009, 2 MIN
This film focuses on animator Marc Bell’s hands as he assembles one of his works, incorporating drawings, paper cut-outs, and looped animations.
DIRECTOR: Adrien Merigeau, Alan Holly, Ireland, 2009, 12 MIN
A young wolf decides to confront his father, who he has not seen since he was a child.
Madagascar, A Journey Diary (Madagascar: Carnet De Voyage)
French with English subtitles
DIRECTOR: Bastien Dubois, France, 2009, 11 MIN
This journey diary redraws the trip of a European traveller confronted with
DIRECTOR: Max Hattler, UK/Germany/FR, 2010, 4 MIN
When conflict becomes a spectacle, the lines between destruction and
entertainment get blurred.