Audience Award 2014
MY STRANGE GRANDFATHER
A creative person often seems weird, funny and a little bit crazy. Even his friends and family do not always understand him and often feel ashamed of him. But sometimes he can create a real miracle – merely from garbage. A beautifully crafted stop motion animation.
Simone Giampaolo, Yifan Hu, Henrik Linnes
This is a humorous, entertaining but also educational animated comedy which sarcastically shows how Gaia, our planet Earth, met humankind years and years ago, and all the problems which followed. A criticism of our modern society and of the way we’ve been “evolving” over the centuries.
BRENVILLE’S ANIMATED LONDON SKETCHBOOK
A whirlwind introduction to Nathan Brenville’s London sketchbook – a comical tour of London and the reasons why you might want to sketch it, narrated by Nathan, in a (mostly true) animated documentary.
THE INSURANCE CALL
A wonderfully funny film with a very simple idea – Batman tries to insure his car!
THE DRAGONFLY AND THE LITTLE FROG
Mom frog encourages her baby to catch a dragonfly to serve as afternoon snack. However baby frog is about to find out the meaning of ‘fast food’!
When the children are bored in a rundown playground there appears The Piper to take them away. A modern day reimagining of The Pied Piper character, told in a darkly humourous stop motion animation.
A LIFE WITH ASPERGER’S
An animated documentary that explores the challenges of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome. It is a voice over narrative that demonstrates that Asperger’s is not simply “being a little awkward”, rather it is about adapting to one’s limitations in the face of anxiety and isolation. The technique is a collage of photography, rotoscope, animated characters and live action footage.
Mother sits and drinks on the deck of her shack. Her son has gone and he ain’t coming back. Oh mother did you kill your son? A powerful and disturbing animation featuring the song by the band The Long Dead Sevens.
THE BLUE TREE
A story of friendship, and how a little incident can result in a rift which grows between friends. A heartbreaking short, blending a variety of techniques.
LIFE OF SNOBS
This wry parody of nature documentaries looks at the plight of the Snob Bird. A combination of stop motion and live action.
An animated short film that tells the story of a young boy named Lucas who must venture through a dark landscape. Armed only with his lantern to guide the way, he seeks to reach his destination and leave the eerie dimension behind but all might not be as seems.
Stop motion animation– how hard can it be? This poor fellow is about to find out!