The British Animation Film Festival 2012 is a proud supporter of animated films, student animations, world and independent animated films.
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THE BOX (3mins, Italy)
While his master falls asleep, the dog jumps on the sofa to watch TV, but it has to deal with its master's dreams....
LAIKA, SPACE ADVENTURES (8mins, Spain)
During the 50s the Space Race started. The USSR, USA, France and China, sent animals to outer space to experiment with them before sending human beings. Many of those animals never came back, and their countries considered them missing in action. This is what the world was told, but... sometimes history is not like it was told.
PETER & THE SPACE BETWEEN (4mins, Canada)
A man tries to understand the futility of creating human connections when they have been impeded by the microcosmic void between material particles.
MEET THE LADYBUGS (26mins, USA)
A hilarious animated comedy, which follows girl group, The LadyBugs, on their journey toward their goal of super stardom performing educational children's music about grown up topics. In this film, The LadyBugs attempt to teach kids to stand up to bullies and pedophiles.
REMEMBERING FORMBY (5mins, UK)
Formby Patterson-Wright had one of the most recognisable faces in the country. His career spanned over four decades and his work can still be seen on road signs, construction sites and public buildings today. This film offers a brief insight into the life and work of one of the safest men who ever lived.
EID (8mins, Palestinian Territories, Israel)
Eid is a Palestinian Bedouin living under Israeli occupation. Ever since he can remember, Eid has picked up scrap materials and turned them into art. By following Eid's creative process, this film celebrates the optimism and integrity which enables him to transform the machinery of occupation into an artistic expression of individuality and hope.
ESCAPE OF THE GINGERBREAD MAN! (12mins, Denmark, Thailand, USA)
A young storyteller challenges the old master in a pub on the Irish west coast. When things take an unexpected turn. Brought to life by veteran Irish comedian Jon Kenny, with original music by traditional Irish band 'Rattle the boards'. 'Escape of the Gingerbread Man' is a mad romp through the Irish countryside, and a subtle commentary on the changes in traditions, and culture that is happening through the emerald Isle.
POLO'S ROBOT (9mins, UK)
In a strange land, Polo, an inventor, creates a robot that will bring his nightmares to life.
Part of the The British Animation Film Festival 2012