Spirits, aliens, talking animals and monsters lurk in the shadows of this otherworldly shorts competition programme.
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.
Superbia Dir: Luca Toth (Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia / 2016 / 15 mins)
Summer Camp Island Dir: Julia Pott (USA / 2016 / 9 mins) *
Nighthawk Dir: Spela Cadez (Slovenia, Croatia / 2016 / 9 mins) *
Analysis Paralysis Dir: Anete Melece (Switzerland / 2016 / 9 mins)
The Empty 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) *
The Unnatural Dir: Marcos Sanchez (Chili / 2016 / 5 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 Short Film Pass, and the results will be announced on Sunday evening. Don't forget to cast your vote for the audience award!
Total running time: 75 mins