10.10 | All Day starting at 9 am BST | TICKETS
For our third Animation Day in Glasgow, we have handpicked the best of animation shorts and documentaries on the art of animation. You will be able to view all titles for 24 h*, starting 9 am on 10 October and join our Women in Animation panel at 2.30 pm streamed live on Facebook!
Brush by Garrett Lewis | US | 2020 | 3 min | Brush is an animated short film that follows a boy growing up through the lens of his bathroom mirror.
Just a Small by Na Kyung Kim | Korea | 2019 | 5 min | Just like ancient mural paintings, a painting drawn on six of 30 inches * 40 inches panels has a story to tell. It is a story of a small eel wishing to become something greater than itself.
Nunofyrbeeswax – Tormento by Maren Sosada | Germany | 2020 | 4 min | How we experience our role models is a subjective matter. But we all imitate, determine who’s not right for us and who could be. It’s a chaotic ride full of frustration and anger about the lack of diversity.
In the end we realize, it was the search for ourselves all along. This all came together as a music video for Berlin based band Nunofyrbeeswax.
British Animation Women: Breaking The Mold by Sarah Ann Kennedy Parr | UK | 2019 | Documentary Form | 48 min | Between 1990 and today 6.5% of animation series created in the UK have been written and directed by women. I made my own adult animated series, Crapston Villas, in the nineties for Channel 4, and thought I was the beginning of a revolution. Sadly I was not, so I set out on a journey to talk to women across the animation industry whether writers, producers, directors or art-workers to find out what’s happened.
On The Move by Zi Ye | UK | 2019 | 2 min | This project examines mental issues such as panic and anxiety in our daily life. These situations may arise over and over again but will also pass, since life is a strange loop, everything will always on the move. The work attempts to unfold the serious and common mental symptoms through visual methods in a poetic way. Feelings of uneasiness are intangible, personal, and obstinate, but in this project, the healing power of poetic thinking could be a new way of learning.
The Babysitter by Paul Monaghan | UK | 2020 | 11 min | A novelist renting a house in a remote corner of the British Isles get’s involved with a gang of local villains.
Rude Sleeping Beauty by Paul Baker | US | 2020 | 3 min | The real story of Sleeping Beauty.
Magic Dream by Tomás Welss | Chile | 2019 | 11 min | A painted stop-motion animation that tells the story of a magician on stage trying to perform his show. As his magic goes wrong, he loses control and gets weak. The wizard timidly reintegrates to the set and tries to extract a rabbit from his hat. The rabbit rejects the magician and his environment. As he keeps crumbling down, the rabbit offers him help, to deal with the misleading and confusing magic and to confront his life.
Rawr by Sorcha McGlinchey | UK | 2020 | 3 min | A young dinosaur enthusiast is thrilled to discover her favourite show has announced a feature film to be released in April! But when the day comes for her to see the film, Clíodhna learns that the UK has entered lockdown. How will Clíodhna overcome this huge disappointment? RAWR is a short film written and directed by Sorcha McGlinchey, executive producer Joel Simon and the score was composed by Calum McCormick. RAWR was funded by BBC NI and NI screen.
Master Moley By Royal Invitation by Leon Joosen | UK | 2019 | 30 min | The story of a young Mole and his adventure to pick a rose from the Queen’s Garden, not knowing that this simple act will change, not only his life, but the life of all Moles.
Plunge by David James Holloway & Samuel Lawrence | UK | 2019 | 5 min | A boy reminisces about his first love.
Gravedad by Matisse Gonzalez | Germany | 2019 | 10 min | In a world where gravity changes constantly, you have to find something to keep you grounded.
Werewolf in a Gucci by Sweater Bradley Wilkinson | 2019 | 2 min | Meet a werewolf in a Gucci sweater, our new friend in the city! Him and his wife are super into dance parties and making friendly dope conversation. Come grab a wine glass of orange juice and let’s sit back and relax.
A Poem in Bamboo by Chun-Yao Chang, XuFei Wu | 2019 | 5 min | Life is not always smooth. When bad things happen, some people are lucky enough to move on, but not the old lady A-Yuan. Either because of the deepest love to her lover or social constriction, that women should belong to her husband. A-Yuan was trapped in the past after the death of her lover. The big house contains lots of memories; the illusion of happiness lives that created by A-yuan and those good times between the nephew and A-Yuan when he was a kid. However, there is no way to stop the time or go back to the past. For those who are unwilling to move forward, there must be a story behind it. And that is difficult for outsiders to understand what they have been through. This film is a glimpse of a traditional silence woman who doesn’t talk much but has lots of secrets in her mind.
Dispatches from the Vietnam War: Beer, Bunkers and Typewriters by Keith Lane | 2019 | 5 min | ‘Dispatches from the Vietnam War: Beer, Bunkers and Typewriters’ follows the surreal and existential journey of a young soldier entering war for the first time. Not long after I first met Lloyd I started hearing stories about his time in Vietnam during the war. Each one cut through the archetypes I had often heard about the war and wars in general. Each one insightful and nuanced. Each one led to a desire to hear more. Details behind why he volunteered to join the Army; what it was like for him to fly on an airplane for the first time, let alone one heading to war; and his transition from Vietnam home were left out due to time constraints. So too were a few other stories. Perhaps those will be shared at a later date. What remains are three stories that pull you into a world of a young man navigating the paradoxes of conflict at a pivotal time in his life.
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.
* By purchasing a ticket, you will receive a streaming link, which will become active at 9 am BST for 24h. You can watch all titles as many times as you wish during this time.
** Still from Magic Dream by Tomás Welss.