ANIMATION

Tatakai Hime – the story of Natsumi
Hong Kong / Animation / 5 mins

Director: Aaron John Lau,

Ma Sai Hung

Writer: Aaron John Lau,

Cheung Pui Yin

Producer: Aaron John Lau

In the future, an unknown air-born virus attack mankind that will turn people insane. Tatakai Hime – 5 girls who are immune to that virus, are being train to fight back with antidote.

The Amazing Adventures of Awesome
UK / Animation / 6 mins

Director/Writer: Allison Brownmoore

Producer: George Chignell, Allison Brownmoore

The Amazing Adventures of Awesome is a hand illustrated animated film about a young autistic girl at the heart of a quiet revolution.

The Fabric of You
UK / Fantasy / 11 mins

Director/Writer: Josephine Lohoar Self

Producer: Calum Hart, Reetta Tihinen

Cast:​ Iain Glen, Damien Molony

Set in the Bronx, in the era of 1950s McCarthyism, everybody wants to look the same. Michael a gay, twenty-something-year old mouse, hides his true identity while he works as a tailor.

The Haunted Swordsman
USA / Animation / 16 mins

Director: Kevin McTurk

Writer: Tab Murphy

Producer: Lisa Henson

Cast: Jason Scott Lee, James Hong

In this handcrafted epic puppet film set in a world of demons and ghosts, a lone samurai and his odd companion, a cursed severed head, seek vengeance in a haunted world.

The Legend of Lwanda Magere
Kenya / Action / 10 mins

Director: Kwame Nyong'o

Writer: Kwame Nyong'o, Tavia Nyong'o

Producer: Wanzilu Maingi

On the shores of the great lake of Africa, a virtuous young warrior is gifted with superhuman powers, powers that act to test his integrity and mores.

The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster
UK / Animation/Music / 4 mins

Director: Smith & Foulkes

Producer: Tracey Cooper

Cast: Jimmy Page

As part of Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Smith & Foulkes created animated short ‘The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page’s ‘59 Telecaster’. Taking viewers on a psychedelic tour through a pivotal time in music, the film is shaped around Jimmy’s own words on his relationship with the iconic guitar.

Too Late
Canada / Animation / 5 mins

Director/Writer: Roy Stein

Producer: J.W. Cole

Deep into the small hours of the night, drenched in black coffee and paperwork, a lonely office worker's sanity starts to slip away.

Umbrella
Brazil / Animation / 8 mins

Director/Writer: Helena Hilario,

Mario Pece

Producer: Helena Hilario

While visiting a home for children, a little girl meets Joseph, a boy whose only dream is to have a yellow umbrella. This unexpected encounter awakens his memories of the past.

Wade
India / Animation / 11 mins

Director/Writer:  Upamanyu Bhattacharyya,

Kalp Sanghvi

Producer: Prateek Sethi, Arya A Menon

In a version of Kolkata, India rendered unliveable by sea level rise, things take a dark turn when a family of climate change refugees are ambushed by a tiger on the flooded streets.

We Got a Problem with Groundwater
USA / Animation/ 5 mins

Director: Shelby Baldock

Writer: Noah Lekas

Producer: Shelby Baldock

Cast: Ron Gephart

Based on the poetry of Noah C. Lekas, 'WE GOT A PROBLEM WITH GROUNDWATER' is a surreal animated tale through the history and mindset of the horrifying working conditions of the American Midwest, as one man begins to realize his fate may very well lie in the notebooks his factory produces on a mindless day-to-day basis.  

Windup
USA / Animation / 9 mins

Director/Writer: Yibing Jiang

Producer: Aleksander Karshikoff, Silvia Rasheva

A father tries to stay connected with his bed-ridden daughter. He plays a windup music box that she can hear in her dreams that help guide her the way back.

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