Spirits, aliens, talking animals and monsters lurk in the shadows of this otherworldly programme, more dream than nightmare. Here, felt tip pens and crayons create colourful parallel universes, inhabited by strange and endearing characters. Internationally renowned animators return to the UK with their new masterpieces. Nighthawk, by Spela Cadez, takes us on a nightride with a tipsy badger, and Summer Camp Island, by Julia Pott, is every bit as wonderful as her previous films (Belly, The Event), displaying a sense of humour and melancholy that has earned her worldwide recognition.
Dir: Luca Toth (Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia / 2016 / 15 mins)
Summer Camp Island
Dir: Julia Pott (USA / 2016 / 9 mins) *
Dir: Spela Cadez (Slovenia, Croatia / 2016 / 9 mins) *
Dir: Anete Melece (Switzerland / 2016 / 9 mins)
Dir: Dahee Jong (France, South Korea / 2016 / 9 mins)
It’s a Date
Dir: Zachary Zezima (USA / 2016 / 7 mins)
Gusla or the Spirits
Dir: Adrienne Nowak (France / 2016 / 9 mins) *
Dir: Marcos Sanchez (Chili / 2016 / 5 mins)
Total running time: 75 mins
Anete Melece will be present at Behind the Camera on Saturday.
With thanks to the support of the Swiss Embassy.
This screening is part of the Short Film Competition, supported by the University of Worcester. You can see all five competition programmes if you pick up a Short Film Pass, and the results will be announced on Sunday evening. Don’t forget to cast your vote for the audience award!