NEW SHORTS: Animation Variety Show

Monday, 21 June 2021

21-06-21 NEW SHORTS: Animation Variety Show

IN HER BOOTS, dir. Kathrin Steinbacher

Be transported to a land of cartoons and charmingly manipulated plasticine, taking in Korea, Croatia and Taiwan alongside the best of the current UK crop of animated adventure.


Sexed up washing machines, analyses of patriarchy and the existential hallucinations of a dying fish await in this ever-unpredictable collection of the best and brightest animation talent.


Featuring a new space parable from LSFF 2020’s Best Animation winner Astrid Goldsmith (Quarantine). 


Guest programmed by Sarah Chorley. 68'


Please note, the films Tiger and Ox and Arka can only be accessed by UK audiences at the request of their filmmakers.

Monday, 21 June 2021

16:30

Catford Mews

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IN HER BOOTS

IN HER BOOTS

Kathrin Steinbacher

6'

2020

United Kingdom

Heidi is experiencing strange things. While her granddaughter is visiting, she suddenly embarks on a hiking journey to the deepest parts of the Alps, revealing the reason for her devoted attachment to her hiking shoes. A story about Heidi's attempt to retain her identity and autonomy.

RED ROVER

RED ROVER

Astrid Goldsmith

13'

2020

United Kingdom

When a robotic rover sent from Earth starts drilling for signs of life on Mars, the peaceful life of the native community of tiny rock-beasts is shattered. A stop-motion sci-fi adventure about colonialism that turns the idea of ‘killer robots from outer space’ on its head, questioning the ethics of uncontrolled and invasive tech-power.

WASHING MACHINE

WASHING MACHINE

Alexandra Májová

5'

2020

Czech Republic

Wash and love.

TIGER AND OX

TIGER AND OX

Seunghee Kim

8'

2020

South Korea

What does divorce mean to women in Korean patriarchal society? Is a fatherless family a failure? A single mother and her daughter start a conversation.

ISLE OF CHAIR

ISLE OF CHAIR

Ivyy Chen

6'

2020

Taiwan

On a secluded Island, a chair has fallen down.

BREAK THE CONFINEMENT

BREAK THE CONFINEMENT

Taian Lu

1'

2020

United Kingdom

A work about the growth of children, and escaping the protection of your parents.

THE FISHMAN

THE FISHMAN

Leto S. Meade, Agata Leniartek

5'

2020

United Kingdom

The journey of a dying fish's last moments. A film about life and accepting change.

DON'T BUY MILK

DON'T BUY MILK

Julian Gallese

4'

2020

Costa Rica

A portrait of a small dairy town.

OUT

OUT

Monica Scanlan

4'

2020

United Kingdom

A boy and his ageing grandfather are connected by the music his grandfather plays. When the grandfather suddenly can’t remember how to play and his very own light goes out, the boy must find a way to bring his grandfather and the light back.

ARKA

ARKA

Natko Stipanicev

15'

2020

Croatia

A grandiose, transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.