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GUS (8mins, Australia)
A 'cave' boy with disruptive flatulence and his father live a cold life in the Alps, until the boy is sent outside and changes life forever.
THE REALITY CLOCK (7mins, USA)
The Reality Clock is an experimental animated portrait of an elderly watchmaker's struggle to accept the influence of early stage Dementia on his identity and sense of time. The film was shot in full stereoscopic 3D, using stop-motion animation, live-action and time-lapse photography to further immerse the viewer in the internal experience of the character. The Reality Clock poetically references specific tests and dialog drawn from autobiographical works written by individuals with Dementia, while delicately expressing broader themes of loss. Through contemplating who the raw essence of a person is when stripped bare of new memories and rational clarity, The Reality Clock searches for a sense of beauty and peace amidst the confusion.
SECRET LIFE OF OBJECTS: OUTHOUSE (3mins, Australia)
'Outhouse' is the story of a cynical, used up, toilet paper roll and a far less worldly new kid on the block. It is a modern day parable, a dark comedy, and a humorous exploration of social politics.
FLORETTE (4mins, UK)
Originally created as a 30 second show reel experiment, Florette grew into a 4 minute film, the shooting of which became, as a friend put it, 'more of a life-style choice than a film'. Florette has its genesis in that magical childhood world where the inanimate becomes animate; where the ordinary things that surround us can come to life.
OUTSIDE IN: ESCAPE YOURSELF (5mins, Austria)
The story is told in two parts, the first consists of digitally-generated 3D images and the second is formed by a mixture of live action and computer animation.??The hero is a misanthropic old man who tried to escape the world. However, his only wish - to die - can not be fulfilled even by largest endeavor. By an accident he is freed from his dreary existence and ends up in the outside world, where he slowly develops an interest in the environment.??This story is intended as a metaphor for the 'new' social development due to new technologies. By example of a fictional character 'Outside In' wants to show that the world has to offer many enriching things beyond our virtual sanctuary and provoke thoughts.
MISS REMARKABLE AND HER CAREER (30mins, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden)
Miss Remarkable and Her Career is a short film based on the very successful graphic novel of the same name. This darkly comedic animated story depicts Miss Remarkable as she struggles with her own demons, crushing parental expectations and rising above a career meltdown. She fails to become 'strong, the best and happy' but finally realises what she really wants for herself - she wants life!
BRAD & GARY (4mins, France, USA)
This short film created by director Pyer Coffin is the story of Brad and Gary, two creatures living in an unknown world. The plot revolves around the big idea that joining forces to overcome one's shortcomings really is the only way out. Or in. Or maybe out again? It's also a tale about friendship, its ups and downs, ins and outs...? This fresh look on solidarity was brought to life by the Illumination Mac Guff Studio, the team behind the success of Despicable Me.
KISS (3mins, Norway)
As Paul Auster once said 'The sun is the past, earth is the present and the moon is the future.'?In our first independent short film we explore the consequence of something as innocent as a kiss. 'Kiss' is a love story between the Earth and the moon, told as solar eclipse. We believe that every solar eclipse is the moons attempt to reach the sun...
BEING BRADFORD DILLMAN (10mins, UK)
A dark and humorous tale of a Mother and daughter relationship, shadowed by alcohol, loneliness and a dislike of boys.
Part of the The British Animation Film Festival 2012