Animation Forum WM have teamed up with Dice Productions and Flip Festival to bring you three consecutive nights of fantastic animated short films this February, for the British Animation Awards Public Choice Screenings.
Three seperate programmes of screenings the best UK animated films of 2010 and 2011 will be screened Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th February, from 7pm each night at The Custard Factory Theatre.
Tickets can be bought in advance online for £5 per night using the Eventbrite form below and include a free drink courtesy of Flip Animation Festival. Attendees can also buy tickets for all three screenings if they prefer for a reduced rate of £12.
As part of the British Animation Awards, several voting screenings will take place nationwide to decide the Public Choice Award. This is your chance to select your favourite films from a mixture of the best animated shorts, music videos and commercials made over the past two years. Like all Animation Forum WM events, the screenings will offer a great chance to meet other animators and filmmakers.
Public Choice Programme 1: Thursday 9th Feb, 7pm
Bare | Helen Dallat | 3’ | International Film School, Wales
A bear moves to the woods but soon finds out that he doesn't like the mess.
Matter Fisher | David Prosser | 7.5’ | Royal College of Art
A perplexed fisherman becomes united with a fragment of estranged matter.
The Squirrel and the Penguin | Jens Blank & Anna Benner | 5’
A quizzical exploration of the pitfalls we goyim face when talking about Jewish culture and the elephant in the room that is the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Tchaikovsky - an elegy - | Barry JC Purves | 13’ | Loose Moose
An interpretation of the composer Tchaikovsky’s life and work.
Slow Derek | Daniel Ojari | 8’ | Royal College of Art
The tale of Derek, an office worker, as he struggles with the true speed of planet earth.
Get Well Soon: Zoe | Kim Alexander | 2’ | 12foot6
A drunken injury while dressed as a chicken.
Gorillaz: Stylo | Pete Candeland & Jamie Hewlett | 5’ | Passion Pictures for EMI Records ltd.
With a guest appearance from Bruce Willis.
Big Scary: Mix Tape | Alice Dupre |3’ | Sherbet Animation for PIeater
A combined 2D and 3D animated promo for Melbourne duo Big Scary
TV on the Radio: Second Song | Mikey Please | 4.5 | Agile Films for Interscope Records
A wanderer makes his way through a world in flux, between a state of chaos and a state of order, in the hope of finding some sort of balance.
Spin | Max Hattler | 4’ When conflict becomes a spectacle, the lines between destruction and entertainment get blurred.
Bertie Crisp | Francesca Adams | 6’ | National Film and Television School
Based on memories of childhood holidays to Skegness, is an affectionate, but darkly humorous look at the people who live on caravan sites all year round.
Toyota: Auto Biography | Julia Pott | 1’ | For Saatchi & Saatchi, L.A.
Drew's journey to adulthood with a few stops along the way.
Kia Soul: This or That | Antoine Bardou-Jacquet | 1’ | Partizan for David & Goliath, L.A.
3 king-of-the-ghetto hamsters use the tracks lyrics of "You can get with this...or you can get with that" to compare the Kia Soul’s cool credentials against alternative models of transport.
Intel: The Chase | Smith & Foulkes | 2’ | Nexus Productions for Venables Bell + Partners
A breakneck, 911 action chase scene – a showcase for the new processor's amazing capacity.
Public Choice Programme 2: Friday 10th Feb, 7pm
Wallpaper | Fiona Geilinger | 4’
A transformation occurs, through which using elements of clothing, patern and architecture, a woman hides and reveals herself…until she choses to abandon her identity by absorption into the fabric of her surroundings.
The Boy Who Wanted to be a Lion | Alois Di Leo | 8.5’ | National Film and Television School
Jake is a 7-year old deaf boy growing up in the 1960s. One day he goes on a school trip to the zoo where he sees a lion for the first time. A feeling begins to grow inside him that will change his life forever.
Remembering Formby | Sue Elliott | 5’ | University of the West of England, Bristol
The film offers a bright insight into the life and work of one of the safest men who ever lived.
Being Bradford Dillman | Emma Burch | 10.5’ | Loose Moose
A tale of a mother and daughter relationship shadowed by alcohol, loneliness and a dislike of boys.
Loose Fit: Table Beggar | Abbie Stephens | 3.5’ | Beaucomp Films for Join The Dots.
A man who has been physically torn out of the frame, leaves an animated hole in his place, whilst struggling with his condition, he discovers the healing properties of water.
DeVotchKa: 100 Other Lovers | Chloe Rodham | 4’ | Chloe Rodham Animation for Anti/Epitaph, 2011
A simple story of a bird loving Babushka and many luminescent wings. If you love something enough, you have to let it go.
London Elektricity: Round the World in a day | David Gilbert & Maxim Lucas | 4’ | Plastic Horse for Hospital Records
Richard the heartbroken dolphin gets away from it all, but is it all as it seems?
Robots of Brixton | Kibwe Tavares | 5.5’ | Factory Fifteen
Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce.
Get Well Soon: Tarrant | Bill Elliott | 2’ | 12foot6
There are hidden dangers playing the Chris Tarrant games machine down your local.
Out on the Tiles | Anna Pearson | 3’ | Edinburgh College of Art
An inebriated woman pays a visit to the ladies loo for a cigarette, but not everything goes to plan...
Tempo: Bike | Vida Vega | .30’ | Film Club Productions for Publicis,
London Boy meets girl...
Knife Crime Animation | Vicki Haworth & Harriet Buckley | 2’ | Ink Digital for The Leith Agency
How knife crime affects a group of Scottish teenagers Ppart of their "No Knives better lives" campaign.
Radioshack: Big Trip | 12foot6 | .5’ | 12foot6 for BSSP
Make sure you've got enough time for your trip. You may meet a crazy person and want to take a picture for Twitter.
Nokia: Dot | Sumo Science | 1.5’ | Aardman Animations for Wieden & Kennedy
Dot is a tiny 9mm girl who wakes up in a magical, magnified world to discover her surroundings are caving in around her.
Eagleman Stag | Mike Please | 9’ | Royal College of Art
Nearing the end of his days, Peter undertakes progressively extreme measures to control and counter time’s increasing pace. He discovers repeating the word ‘fly’ for long enough makes it sound like ‘life’. This is of no real help to him. His answers lie in the brain of a beetle.
A Morning Stroll | Grant Orchard | 7’ | Studio A.K.A.
When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we're left to wonder which one is the real city slicker.
Public Choice Programme 3: Saturday 11th Feb, 7pm
Spin Spun Span | Emily Howells & Anne Wilkins | 4.5’ | Emily & Anne
A surreal journey through the history of the cotton factories of the North West. Led by a choir of singing spindles and a spinning mule. Commissioned by Bolton Museum and Archives.
Moxie | Stephen Irwin | 6’
A pyromaniac bear misses his mother.
Thursday | Matthias Hoegg | 7’ | Royal College of Art
An everyday love story set in the not so distant future sees blackbirds battling with technology, automatic palm readers and power cuts.
Get Well Soon: Impaled Leg | Pheobe Boswell | 4’ | 12foot6
Drinking games at Edinburgh College of Art and a misguided shortcut.
The Henhouse | Elena Pomares | 7’ | National Film and Television School
A hungry fox finds shelter from the rain and the city at the Hen house cafe.
You May Now | Daniel Keeble & Dane Winn | 1.5’ | University of the West of England, Bristol
A sack character exists in a simple 2D world and once he puts on a pair f 3D glasses he is transported into an amazing 3D world.
Liz Green: Displacement | Kate Anderson | 4’ | Dept. A for Play It Again Sam, 2011
Lukid: Stripes | David Gilbert & Maxim Lucas | 4’ | Plastic Horse for Werk Discs.
A disgruntled eel has his TV destroyed by some marauding magpies….
Get Well Soon: Bob | Darren Walsh | 2.20’ | 12foot6
I'm Fine Thanks | Eamonn O'Neill | 4.5’ | Royal College of Art
Are you ok?
Architeq: Into the Cosmos | Darren Robbie | 3’ | Chopsy Animation for Tirk Records
What happens to all the old vinyl people used to play? Forgotten records are summoned to an old warehouse by a mysterious 'collector'.
Dry Riser: Tangerine | Thomas Hicks | 4’ | For DRM (indie)
Nokia: Gulp | Sumo Science | 1.5’ | Aardman Animations for Wieden & Kennedy
The life of a little fishing boat when the tide goes out. As the sea ebbs away oilskins and nets come to life manifesting a lone fisherman, out to find the catch of the day.
Statoil: Goodnight | David Prosser | 1’ | Studio A.K.A for McCann Oslo
A girl’s fantasy adventures, as her father tells her a bedtme story.
Pilsner Urquell Legends: The Day Pilsner Struck Gold | Chris Randall | 1’ | Second Home Studios for The Bank
"The City of Pilsen hides a unique and precious secret...' An abstracted retelling of how Pilsner Urquell was created.
All Consuming Love (Man in a Cat) | Louis Hudson | 9’ | Dice Productions
A man living inside a cat gets into a sticky love triangle.
Ernesto | Corinne Ladiende | 7’ | National Film and Television
School Seven year old Ernesto feels left out when he realises he's the only kid in school with a full set of milk teeth. When his efforts to fit in fail miserably, Ernesto resorts to drastic measures to get rid of them, but his teeth have other plans...