Some of the finest world animation from the past year or so, including the latest from David O'Reilly.
Always one of the most popular programmes at Flatpack, this year’s roundup of new animation will offer useful evidence to future generations of our networked, over-stimulated age.
In the Air (dir: Martinus Klemet) is a chilling Estonian short which comes with a great synopsis: “The telecommunication between the wolf and humans leads to a situation where the law of gravity changes to the unknown.” The External World is the latest from 2008 Flatpack guest David O’Reilly, an insane 3D tapestry not for the faint-hearted, and this year’s BAFTA-winner The Eagleman Stag (dir: Michael Please) rattles through the life of one frustrated taxonomist. Some welcome minimalism is provided by Tord and Tord (dir: Niki Landroth Baer), a dry comedy about a fox and a rabbit, and in Stanley Pickle Victoria Mather employs pixillation (aka: animating with people) to beautiful effect.
Recommended Ceritificate: 18