Animated Shorts

Screening - Sunday 12th July - 10:45am
Screen 9 - AMC Cinema


Tall Tales 2 

(UK)
1.49 min
Director: Jon Turner

An excellent animated short about why children have to be quiet on trains.

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Coyote and the Rock - UK Premiere

(Hungary)
9.38 mins
Director: Aron Gander

In a story about generosity, we follow the adventures of Coyote (the wolf-man), Iktome (the spider-man), and Iya (the rock). They take us into the spectacular and magical world of Native American folklore.

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Thank You Stan

(UK)
4 mins
Director Tony White 
British Academy award winning director Tony White brings you a personal animated tribute to the later great soccer legend, Sir Stanley Matthews, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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The Looking Planet

(US)
16 mins
Director: Eric Law Anderson

During the construction of the universe, a young member of the Cosmos Corps of Engineers decides to break some fundamental laws in the name of self-expression.

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The Present

(Germany)
4 mins
Director: Jacob Frey

Multi award winning story about a boy named Jake who spends most of his time playing videogames 
indoors until his mum decides to give him a 
present. 

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Without a Doubt - UK Premiere

(US)
6 mins
Director: Gerald Guthrie

'Without a Doubt' is a digital animation that illustrates one variation of the 17th century philosopher Rene Descartes' view of the world. This time-based visual metaphor draws together Descartes' understanding of geometry, expressly the invention of the Cartesian co-ordinates (X,Y,Z), and his most famous statement, 'I think, therefore I am,' to create an introspective dimension within our own understanding.

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Tik Tok - uk premiere

(Turkey)
9 mins
irector Zeynep Kocak

An old man wakes up to a routine day with his cat, who is his only friend. After making his breakfast, while drinking his coffee near a window, he watches the street, people, and life. He wants to be inside this life like he used to be. Then he comes up with an idea to break this routine circle, and end his loneliness.

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The Best of Le MIaff

We are proud to present a selection of the best films from the 2015 Montreal International animation film festival.

House of unconsciousness

This short is a psychedelic drama about a chimney sweeper and a buring woman. The film is apparently based on a long-term study of the dreams that chimney sweeps encounter most frequently.

Luminaris

In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.

Aubade

A black sun rises on Leman Lake. In a surrealist backlit scene, swimmers and birds witness the spectacle of the dawn, hypnotized by the music of a cellist.

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Last dance on the main

An animated documentary on the demolition of a row of historic buildings on Montreal’s St Laurent boulevard, also known as “The Main”, by politicians and building developers, and the resistance put up by the burlesque artists and the local community.

Daewit

An angel, a wolf child, a cat. The film “Daewit”, animated in the tradition of wood cut technique, tells the story of an abandoned child, who grows up with wolfs after his mother rescued him from his violent father. Daewit becomes a man who is weary of living and noticed that he inherited some of his father’s characteristics. After an enigmatic journey full of privations and in quest for identity he finds his peace in forgiveness.

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Wrapped

“Wrapped” is a VFX driven short film by Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann that combines Time Lapse Photography with CG to create a new reality. The short explores the effects of time and change focusing on the the worlds seemingly never ending cycles. The deterioration of one is the foundation for another. This fact takes on new dimensions when the unexpected forces of nature clash with the existing structures of our civilization.

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