A showcase of recent animated shorts, part of Anim18: A celebration of British Animation
Film City Glasgow | 6 October | 1:15 pm | TICKETS
Impromptu by Maria Lorenzo Hernandez | Spain | 2017 | Impromptu is an animated short film inspired by five piano Etudes by Frédéric Chopin, to pay tribute to the forgotten pioneers of cinema, such as Joseph Plateau, Eadweard Muybridge, Jules Marey, William Dickson, Louis Le Prince and George Demenÿ. But Impromptu is also a homage to the Fin-du-siècle period, to their unforgettable muses —Loïe Fuller, Carmencita, Anna Belle—, and to the fascination for movement itself, that lead to the invention of filmmaking. *Best-of from our partner Montreal International Animation Film Festival (www.animazefestival.com)
Weird by Fausto Montanari | Italy | 2017 | 2 min | “Weird” is a short animated film about the diversity.
It is a shout of a girl usual to be judged like weird and different.
She express in the monologue her sufferance and her dream to make possible to delete the concept of weird
She thinks that in the end weirdness is only a point of view and that we are all the same.
But sometime during her speech she fall in the error to indicate something like Weird, because again Weirdness depend from each self and a personal perspective.
Max Morrison by Ziga Pokorn | Slovenia | 2017 | 2 min | Max Morrison, a couch potato from New Zealand lazily watches TV, slowly being consumed by the programme. *This film is part of our mini-focus on Slovenia, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in London.
Mysterical Planet by Matt Bissett – Johnson | Australia | 2018 | 3 min | A spaceman looks on as a disembodied tongue grows legs. A surreal adventure.
Gift Away by Shawy (Jean-Louis Pêcheur) | France | 2017 | 2 min | Christmas is the worst night for a gift.
“Gift Away is a wonderfully entertaining short that exposes the dark side of Christmas. Shawy is a name to watch in animation.” Bill Plympton
Tapping Tango by Nancy Snipper | Canada | 2018 | 3 min | Meet Henry and Abigail, two pay phones in a Montreal metro station who tap dance and tango their way into love.
Dhalia by A. Mouyis | US | 2017 | 4 min | Through a metaphorical narrative about love, Dahlia explores a relationship between two people which is burdened by mental illness. Journey through a colorful and ever- changing world; a hand painted realm that shifts and morphs to portray a darkened state of mind. Based on the ups and down of my parents’ relationship, this illustrative and subtle narrative conveys a nuanced look into the experience of mental illness and how love, patience and commitment can overcome even the biggest obstacles.
Buddys by Laura Därr | Germany | 2017 | 3 min | The friends Jack and John live in a wonderful balance together. They climb mountains or go to the beach, everything is very harmonic. There is a very special characteristic about this two, they have very long breasts and they use them as a helpful tool in there all day belongings.
But the idyll is deceptive.
The Artist And the Kid by Sasank Dhullipudi | India | 2017 | 4 min | A frustrated artist looking for inspiration in the mountainous valley of India is unknowingly led into a journey by a mysterious kid. *Best-of from our partner Montreal International Animation Film Festival (www.animazefestival.com)
Wild Woman by Vanessa Sweet | US | 2018 | 4 min | Wild Woman is an animated poem to mankind which invokes current world issues such as drone-strikes and religious persecution in a plea for empathy. Scenes transform and melt as the animator also explores her personal struggle of becoming a mother and identifying as such in our current social and political climate. *Best-of from our partner Montreal International Animation Film Festival (www.animazefestival.com)
This Screening is supported by Anim18: Celebration of British Animation, Film Hub Wales and Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network and funded by BFI and Creative Scotland.