Country of Origin | Director | Running Time | Film Block | Screening Time
USA | Lou Hamou-Lhadj & Andrew Coats | 6:45 | Animated Shorts | Sun @5pm
A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.
CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS
Germany | Felix Deimann | 3:00 | Animated Shorts | Sun @5pm
Citius, Altius, Fortius explores the interplay of abstract shapes and motions. How can the substance of motion be visualized. Therefor original footage of athletes in Olympic competitions was digitalised into 3D through motion tracking and rotoscoping. The specific character of each sport is reflected in the visual language
ISAAC AND QUINCY
UK | Liam Tate & Jamie Stanton | 13:23 | Animated Shorts | Sun @5pm
Fast-paced action-packed comedy cartoon starring Reno Wilson (Mike and Molly, Transformers) and Alex Désert (The Avengers, The LeBrons) as two badass cop’s with oversized afro’s shooting their way to justice… one innocent bystander at a time.
LAST DANCE ON THE MAIN
Canada | Aristofanis Soulikias |3:07 | Animated Shorts | Sun @5pm
While a row of historic buildings on Montreal’s St Laurent boulevard is being demolished by politicians and building developers, the local community resists.
Germany | Marc Zimmermann | 5:18 | Animated Shorts | Sun @5pm
NATURAL ATTRACTION shows a natural spectacle, turning a sparse, dry landscape into a fruitful place bearing new life. The interplay between sky and earth reminds of a sensual love act to express the dependency and perfect correlation of both elements.
SCENT OF GERANIUM
USA | Naghmeh Farzaneh | 4:41 | Animated Shorts | Sun @5pm
Immigration is a new chapter in one’s life, a chapter with unexpected events that can take one’s life down paths different from the one imagined. This film is an autobiographical account of the director’s experience with immigration.
WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS
Russia | Konstantin Bronzit | 15:00 | Animated Shorts | Sun @5pm
Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.
Oscar Nominated Animated Short Film, 2016