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International Programme 4 (15)

August 30, 2011
6:30 pm

The fourth of eight programmes featuring more than 100 of the very best and the very latest short, animated films. Every style, every genre, every technique. Your comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the international indie animation scene.

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‘Mushroom Thief’ (Joan Ashworth, 2010)

Mushroom Thief

Swimming through a meadow collecting mushrooms, a girl meets her wildness in the form of a hare.

UK, 7’00

‘Chernokids’ (Matthieu Bernadat, Nils Boussuge, Florence Ciuccoli, Clement Deltour & Marion Petegnief, 2010)


20 years on and not all is right with the kids who were caught up in the aftermath of Chernobyl. A few too many eyes, for a start.

France, 6’54

‘Evermore’ (Philip Hofmanner, 2010)


A man and a woman find each other, and yet they are destined to drift apart as the cogs and wheels of time keep running relentlessly.

Switzerland, 6’15

‘Escape His Stare’ (Chen Chen, 2010)

Escape His Stare

Beware the chicken! One day Mr Wang notices a rooster in the marketplace that keeps staring at him…

France, 3’40

‘Drop Out’ (Rafael Mayrhofer, 2009)

Drop Out

In a world dominated by re-awakened surveillance cameras, a baby doll struggles with its destiny.

Austria, 3’00

‘Un Petit Bol D’Air’ (Isabelle Catalan, 2010)

Un Petit Bol D'Air

Waaay up in the air on wobbly sticks, the view changes, the air clears and the universe is different.

France, 2’06

‘Battenberg’ (Stewart Comrie, 2010)


Hidden behind a dusty window, a strange dual universe awaits the accidental visitor. A shadowy presence resides with ambiguous motives ready to lure us into its rooms of curiosity.

UK, 12’15

‘Birthday’ (Jari Vaara, 2010)


A young girl receives an unusual bicycle for her birthday – a device designed not for transport but as a torture machine to force humans in to labour.

Finland, 4’21

‘Umbra’ (Malcolm Sutherland, 2010)


An explorer ventures into an unknown world, yet it seems that he has been there before.

Canada, 5’34

‘Escape’ (Kristjan Holm, 2009)


Co-existential boundaries. In an uncertain world, hazy lines can only be crossed with great courage and unlimited imagination.

Estonia, 5’40

‘Sunday’ (Patrick Doyon, 2011)


It’s a Sunday like any other, except for the factory closing that has the grown-ups worried. An animated fable that shows us how important it is to see life through a child’s eyes.

Canada, 9’50

‘The Gloaming’ (NoBrain, 2010)

The Gloaming

Civilization and its accelerating evolution give rise to a character capable of creating a world beyond its control.

France, 14’00

‘Artificial Paradise’ (Jean-Paul Frenay, 2009)

Artificial Paradise

In the future a major corporation has developed a unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind.

France, 3’14