This package of short animations are a feast for the eyes, and often feature a narrative of survival of the fittest. Diverse and award-winning, follow the tales of creatures great and small as they lead you around the world in animation.
THE LEGEND OF THE BUNNY PHANTOM - Canada - 5 min - Simon Chan / Vinson Chan
In a race against time to save his city from imminent destruction, the Bunny Phantom must face his greatest challenge, Turtler.
AMALIMBO - Estonia/Sweden - 15 min - Juan Pablo Libossart
When a young girl's father dies, her grief takes the form of a surreal limbo state in this beautiful and surreal short.
NIGHTHAWK (Nocna Ptica) - Croatia/Slovenia - 8 min - Špela Cadež
A badger lies motionless on a road, and when a police patrol approaches, they soon realize that the animal is not dead; but dead drunk. A surreal cutout animation and multiple award-winner about the experience of drunk driving.
UGLY - Germany - 11 min - Nikita Diakur / Redbear Easterman
An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story ‘Ugly the Cat’.
THE OGRE (L'ogre) - France - 9 min - Laurène Braibant
An insecure giant politely holds back his appetite at a business banquet, in this colourful gluttonous fantasy of huge portions.
POLES APART - United Kingdom - 11 min - Paloma Baeza
In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear (voice by Helena Bonham Carter) has to decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly bear is her food or her friend.
WICKED GIRL (Kötü Kiz) - France/Turkey - 8 min - AYCE KARTAL
Expressed in exquisitely drawn line animation, this Annecy Award-winning short captures the free-flowing imagination of an eight-year old Turkish girl. Her seemingly carefree memories build to a darker picture of time spent at her grandparents' village.
AMONG THE BLACK WAVES (Sredi Chernyh Voln) - Russia - 11 min - Anna Budanova
This stark and beautifully crafted award-winning animation is based on an ancient northern legend in which the souls of the drowned people turn into sea animals. When a hunter takes seal-girl’s skin, she can’t turn back into an animal – she becomes his wife, but still longs for the sea.
SKIN FOR SKIN - Canada - 15 min - Kevin D.A. Kurytnik and Carol Beecher
WINNER OF BEST OVERALL SHORT (LIVE ACTION OR ANIMATED) - $2,500 AND OSCAR QUALIFICATION STATUS
WINNER OF AUDIENCE AWARD, ALBERTA SHORT
A visually stunning dark allegory of greed and spiritual reckoning, set during the early days of the fur trade. In man's brutal world of profit and loss, animals are slaughtered to the brink of extinction, until the forces of nature exact their own terrible price.