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.
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.
Brazil / Animation / 8 mins
Director/Writer: Helena Hilario,
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.
India / Animation / 11 mins
Director/Writer: Upamanyu Bhattacharyya,
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.
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.