NEW SHORTS: Animation Variety Show
Sun 14 Jan 18:00 Regent Street Cinema
The best in animation from the UK and around the world, exploring worldly concerns in a variety of otherworldly, kaleidoscopic ways. This eclectic selection of stories spans Belarusian folk tales, the dark fable of a cherished pot-plant and a surreal look at female sexuality. 85 mins
SORE EYES FOR INFINITY
Terhi Väänänen 12 mins
An optician's day is filled with a succession of extraordinary customers. One after the other, they use the optical equipment in suspicious ways.
NOTHING TO LOSE
Mingzhu Geng 5 mins
This is a story about a lonely old man picked up a plant on a rainy night, and he gave all the love to the plant which is the only one company in his life.
Laura Owens 4 mins
A burdened slave navigates through a cavernous world to carry out his punishing work.
BETWEEN SANDS AND TIDES
Ruifan Wang 5 mins
"When all life is drained and vacuumed, all that’s left is sand. For a very long time, I was sand and I was drowned." An exhausted girl travels across an endless desert to look for new hope, while trying to deal with her erratic tempered anteater.
TERRY & TIARA
Guy Larsen 8 mins
Terry and Tiara are terrible people. Materialistic and self-involved, they are forced to see the real priorities of life when the fake world they've built falls apart around them.
AND THE MOON STANDS STILL
Yulia Ruditskaya 11 mins
The presence of the moon affects all under its glow. The film explores the lunar cycle and the energies invoked by its radiance.
BIG FINDS A TRUMPET
Dan Castro 5 mins
When big finds an annoying new toy to play with, Tiny isn’t very happy. A love letter to 80s children's TV and 60s design, Big Finds A Trumpet is a simple, colourful story about friendship, music, toys, and a giant with a really tiny face.
Altea Cleveras 3 mins
Nirvana is a poem written by Charles Bukowski that tells a story of estrangement and impermanence, of the beauty and simplicity hidden in overlooked moments.
Renata Gąsiorowska 8 mins
A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.
Mario Radev / Chiara Sgatti 7 mins
[O] imitates nature in its manner of operation. The film depicts cycles in a world entirely based on sound frequency and vibration.
AMERICA, I THINK?
Matthew Armitage 2 mins
An experimental animation depicting memories of a 2-week holiday in Orlando, FL. Made on sheets of tracing paper, it is a spontaneous observation of the iconography and characters. Not made on location or from reference, only from fragmented memories where scenes balance between real and imagined.
Trevor Jimenez 15 mins
Set in Toronto in the 1980's, “Weekends” is the story of a 6 year-old boy shuffling between the two homes of his recently divorced parents, both of whom are adjusting to their own separate lives. Combining intimate domestic moments with vivid dream imagery, “Weekends” aims to sincerely capture the exciting, bittersweet, and surreal aspects of childhood in expressive hand-drawn animation.