Animation Now 2013
Sonata Nadia Micault/France 2013/11 mins An absorbing, beguiling study of the pure beauty of human motion reimagined through possibilities that only animation can offer. Jailbreak Guusje Kaayk/The Netherlands 2011/3 mins Inspired by the eponymous jazz of Eric Vloeimans’ Gatecrash, Jailbreak whimsically bursts forth as a series of interconnected pentagons, each with its own identity – and will. TINAMV 1 Adnan Popovi? /Austria 2011/4 mins The cloistered interior of a pure white room is the perfect space to unleash a sustained, anarchic fiesta of stop-motion action. Tram Michaela Pavlátová/France/Czech Republic 2012/8 mins A voluptuously sultry tram operator resplendent in all her wondrously erotic wobbliness. The Triangle Affair Andres Tenusaar/Estonia 2012/11 mins A crazy-wild ballet of the strangest creatures getting a bit of after-hours cleaning done. Mound Allison Schulnik/USA 2011/4 mins An intense and macabre melange of plasticine animation. Solipsist Andrew Huang/USA 2012/10 mins A spectacular, surging forest of wearable art engulfs a willing duo of dancers before a plunge into a teeming liquid underworld. We May Meet, We May Not Skirmanta Jakaite/Lithuania 2011/6 mins The strengths and fragilities of parent–child bonds are tested against the background of a foreboding forest. Here and the Great Elsewhere Michèle Lemieux/Canada 2011/14 mins An ethereal world of ever-morphing imagery painstakingly hand-crafted from a pin-screen containing 240,000 pins. Oh Willy… Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels, Ben Tesseur, Bram Meindersma/Belgium 2012/17 mins One of the most awarded animated shorts of the year. A film of translucent poignancy that explores the small, mismatched circles of life and death.
1hr 31mins long