COMPETITION PROGRAMME IV


CNOTE
Canada 2004, 6'55''
DIR: CHRISTOPHER HINTON
Scr: Christopher Hinton
Animation: Christopher Hinton
Prod: Michael Fukushima
Technique: drawn

"cNote" is an exuberant creative synthesis of picture and sound, animation and music.

Christopher Hinton (b 1952 in Galt, now Cambridge, Canada) is a multi-award-winning animator who has worked for the National Film Board (NFB), the CBC and several commercial animation studios. He has animated, written, directed and produced over a dozen NFB films. His animation film "Flux" received the award of Best Design at "Animated Dreams" 2002.

CIRKUS
Denmark 2004, 8'20''
DIR: THOMAS PORS
Scr: Thomas Pors, Rum Malmros
Animation: Erik Winther
Prod: Anne-Maria Kantarius
Technique: 3D

Naive clown with a fabulous act and a heart of gold wants to join the circus. Unfortunately he ends up in the wrong place: a circus where the manager is apathetic, the ballerina has had enough, and the horse is on prescription drugs... Circus film at it's best!

Thomas Pors (b 1973) studied animation in the National Film School of Denmark and has done films "Instanotron 3000" (2000) and "Tvilling" (2002).

HISTÓRIA TRAGICA COM FINAL FELIZ
Portugal, France, Canada 2005, 7'46''
DIR: REGINA PESSOA
Scr: Regina Pessoa
Animation: Regina Pessoa, Sylvie Leonard, Laurent Repiton
Prod: Abi Feijó, Patrick Eveno, Jacques-Rémy Girerd, Marcel Jean
Technique: painting and carving on plaster plates
Language: Portugese, English or French

Some people are different, against their will. All they wish is to be equal to the others. There are people spending the rest of their lives fighting to achieve this, denying or hiding their differences. Some other assume it and raise up themselves, getting their place close to the others... in their hearts...

Regina Pessoa (b 1969 in Coimbra, Portugal) graduated from Oporto University of Fine Arts. In 1992 began working in Filmógrafo, where she collaborated as an animator. In 1999 animated and directed her first author film "A Noite".

SPRÖSSLING
Germany 2006, 8'30''
DIR: ANNE BREYMANN
Scr: Anne Breymann
Animation: Anne Breymann
Prod: Anne Breymann
Technique: puppet

Sproessling tells the story of a woman who grows her dreamchild in a flower pot. But the perfect motherhood has unexpected side effects.

Anne Breymann (b 1977 in Braunschweig, Germany) studied Art History in Berlin and Visual Communication at the Academy of Arts in Kassel where she graduated in 2005. Besides directing her own films she works as an animator, puppet maker and model maker.

FABLE
USA 2005, 7'
DIR: DANIEL SOUSA
Scr: Daniel Sousa
Animation: Daniel Sousa
Prod: Daniel Sousa
Technique: 2D, drawn
Language: English

A cyclical fairy tale in which a man and a woman are cursed to be forever apart, except when they are transformed into animals. But when they are, their passions are overshadowed by their hunting instincts. Lovers become predators.

Daniel Sousa (b 1974 in Cape Verde) graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied painting and animation. He worked in Boston for six years at Olive Jar Animation as a Director and Animator. Meanwhile, he also taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and produced award-winning film, "Minotaur". Currently he is teaching at RISD and is a member of Handcranked Film Projects, that produces independent experimental films.

DER KLOANE
Germany 2006, 10'
DIR: ANDREAS HYKADE
Scr: Andreas Hykade
Animation: Andreas Hykade
Prod: Thomas Meyes-Hermann
Technique: 2D, drawn
Language: English

Wanna eat them gotta kill them.

Andreas Hykade (b 1968 in Altötting, Germany) 1988-1990 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, worked as an animator in London and in 1992-1995 studied Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Since 1992 has been a free filmmaker and taught animation. Among other work he has done animated videoclips for Gigi d'Agostino ("BlaBlaBla" and "The Riddle" at 2000). His animation film "Ring of Fire" has been shown also at "Animated Dreams".


 

THE GROTLYN
Great Britain 2005, 3'15''
DIR: BENJI DAVIES
Scr: Benji Davies
Animation: Benji Davies, Jim Field, Rob Latimer
Prod: Nikki Kefford
Technique: drawn, 2D, 3D

An elusive creature creeps about the soot lined interiors of a Victorian city spreading malice and hate… an unsettling yet charming tale.

Benji Davies works as a freelance illustrator. He is pursuing a collaborative animation partnership with fellow filmmaker and illustrator Jim Field. They produce independent short films, animated documentaries, music promos and idents. Aside from this, he has worked as an animation director at Soho's Studio AKA.

LEVIJATAN
Croatia 2006, 14'40''
DIR: SIMON BOGOJEVIC-NARATH
Scr: Simon Bogojevic-Narath
Animation: Sasa Budimir, Mario Kalogjera
Prod: Lado Skorin
Technique: 3D

Who is the creature built from people? Why is it wearing a crown and what is it doing with a pastoral in one hand and a sword in the other? How come people shake hands with skeletons and stones obediently pile up, forming a pedestal for a golden statue? Jerky but smiling characters from this short film will take the audience through this animated journey inspired by a book by Thomas Hobbes called "The Leviathan", written in 1651.

Simon Bogojevic Narath (b 1968 in Zagreb, Croatia) is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department in Zagreb. Since 1990, he has worked on experimental film/video and video-installations, which have been exhibited and screened internationally at various group exhibitions and festivals. He is co-founder of media art group FX Interzone, and has been a member of the core faculty at the Arts Academy University of Split since 2004, lecturing on Electronic Animation.

MCLAREN'S NEGATIVES
Canada 2006, 10'
DIR: MARIE-JOSEE SAINT-PIERRE
Scr: Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre
Animation: Brigitte Archambault
Prod: Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre
Technique: mixed technique
Language: English

An intimate look at cinematographic creation, this visual essay shares with us secrets of the legendary Canadian animator Norman McLaren and his personal view of filmmaking.

Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre (b 1978 in Murdochville, Canada) received B.F.A. Honors in Film Animation (2002) as well as an M.F.A. in Film Production (2005), both degrees from The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Concordia University).

TYGER
Brazil 2006, 4'30''
DIR: GUILHERME MARCONDES
Scr: Guilherme Marcondes, Andrezza Valentin
Animation: Luciana Eguti, Paulo Muppet, Tatiane de Castro Araujo
Prod: Trattoria ja Guilherme Marcondes
Technique: 2D, puppetry, photographs

A giant tiger mysteriously appears in a big city. It will reveal the hidden reality in an otherwise ordinary night.

Guilherme Marcondes (b 1977 in São Paulo, Brazil) Started illustrating around 1998, in Architecture school, and went to work with animation in 2000. Since 2005 he is a freelancer. Has worked with Diesel, Cartoon Network, MTV. His previous film "Into pieces" was shown in last year's animation festival "Animated Dreams".

RABBIT
Great Britain 2005, 8'30''
DIR: RUN WRAKE
Animation: Martin Morris, Barnaby Hewlett, Murray John
Prod: Run Wrake
Technique: drawn, 2D

A selection of 1950s educational stickers, found in a provincial junkshop twenty years ago, provide the ingredients for this adult fairytale. Once, they were new, delivering a simple message to those also young. Like us, however, they have grown older and now present a more complex meaning. When a boy and girl find an idol in the stomach of a rabbit, its magical abilities lead to riches, but for how long?

Run Wrake has been based in London as a freelance Animation Director since graduating from the Animation MA course at the Royal College of Art in 1990. He has directed several short films alongside music videos, title sequences and idents for BBC, Channel 4 and MTV, as well as commercials and live visual material for U2 and Oasis. For many years he contributed regular illustrations for New Musical Express. Currently living and working in Leytonstone, where "Rabbit" was conceived and produced.

 


prg. mart kalmo