U - Eligible for Best UK Film Award
Int - Eligible for Best International Film Award
S - Eligible for Best Student Award
Industry Talk - Karrot Animation
We will be joined for an industry talk by Emmy award winning animation studio Karrot Animation - responsible for Sarah and Duck and recently exec producing Peppa Pig. Series producer Jamie Badminton will talk through behind the scenes of the work in their studio as well as tips for getting into the animation industry. Come with a question!
The Female Gaze and Q+A
In second wave feminism Laura Mulvey presented the concept of The Male Gaze. This programme subverts this and presents a selection of films either presenting the female experience or the world through the eyes of a female director. Including documentary, narrative and experimental from countries including Azerbaijan, Russia, Germany and UK.
CW - two films include reference of abuse but not depiction of
The Enigma of Faina, Dir. Durna Safarova 4:54 (Azerbaijan) Int
The Witch & the Baby, Dir. Evgenia Golubeva 4:45 (Russia) Int
The Many Faces of Ava, Dir. Izabela Barszcz 9:57 (UK) U
I Was Attacked, Dir. Sara F Massieu 3:41 s (UK) U CW
Sauna, Dir. Anna Lena Spring 4:19 (Switzerland) Int
Homebird, Dir. Ewa Smyk 9:55 (UK) U
Skeleton of a Moth, Dir. Emma Smith 8:14 (UK) U CW
Crafty Witch, Dir. Laura-beth Cowley 1:00 (UK) U
Holes, Dir. Birgitta Hosea 5:00 (UK)
Roots, Dir. Steph Anjo 4:19 (UK) U
Living In A Bubble, Dir. Natalie MacMahon 7:43 (Germany) Int
Global Visions and Q+A
Animation has the power to tell stories from different perspectives and reach audiences in such a special and engaging way. This collection of films presents films showcasing a global perspective - from Serbia to Australia to Chile. Both documentary and narrative films are included utilising an array of techniques from charcoal animation through to CGI.
Step into the River, Dir. Damien Megherbi 14:50 (France) Int
Only A Child, Dir. Simone Giampaolo 6:47 (Switzerland) Int
Seven Grams, Dir. Chloé Jarry 7’48 (France) Int
The Quiet, Dir. Radheya Jegatheva 10:00 (Australia) Int
Reparations, Dir. Wilson Borja 8:24 (Columbia) Int
Sugar show, Dir. Liana Makaryan 7:58 (Russia) Int
Lines, Dir. Milan Milosavljević 6:23 (Serbia) Int
The Boy and The Mountain, Dir. Aaron Navia Campos 11:23 (Chile) Int
Guest Festival - StopTrik International Film Festival
This special programme is brought to us by guest festival StopTrik International Film Festival based in Poland/Sloveina. It's one of the leading stop motion festivals in Europe and will share with us this specially curated programme of the best of international stop motion animation.
Tio / Tío
Juan J. Medina (IMCiNE)
2021, MEX, 12'40''
Detektive Thumb and the Infinity House
Preston King (Savannah College of Art and Design)
2020, USA, 5'53''
Fledge / Plumot
Hani Dombe, Tom Kouris (The Hive Studio, Les Films de l’Arlequin)
2021, ISR, FRA, 15'25''
Only with You / Rak Itcha (רק איתך)
Raz Merhav (Bezalel Academy Of Art And Design)
2021, ISR, 3'22''
Timothée Crabbé (LUCA School of Arts, Timothée Crabbé)
2019, BEL, 7'2''
Zbigniew Czapla (Zbigniew Czapla HOME STUDIO)
2021, POL, 5'30''
Laura Stewart, Anna Berezowsky
2020, CAN, 2'2''
#polish_women_resistance / #sprzeciwpolek
Collective (LeLe Crossmedia Production)
2020, POL, 8'17''
Closing Night Gala
Long Shorts programme followed by awards ceremony. Who will win the Best UK, Best International and Best Student film?
Find out who the judges have chosen in the closing night. Followed by drinks, mingling and maybe even dancing?
Dir. Julien Bisaro (France) 26 min
Shooom, a baby owl, hatches just as a storm turns the bayou surrounding her tree upside down. No sooner has she fallen from her nest, then the little fledgling totters off into the mangrove, pushing a second egg from the brood along with her. Come hell or high water, she’s determined to find a mother... even if that mom turns out to be an alligator or a raccoon!
Dir. Maurizio Forestieri (Italy) 40 min
In an unknown time and place, a young boy escapes war with nothing but a dream and a violin case. Along the way he meets the beautiful Naila and a group of other travellers. He crosses deserts and seas during a long and dangerous trip. The music in his heart will guide him along the journey to find his path on the other side of the border and destroy prejudice.