Will you DARE to sit with us in the dark and spend the evening watching a deliciously curated collection of disquieting animated short films?
If you're looking for cheery musical numbers, talking animals going on adventures, and innocent princesses trying to find true love, these films aren't for you. The gritty and absurd films in this intoxicating program will leave you feeling unsettled, questioning your very existence, and have you begging for more by the time it’s all over.
(S) - Student film
(W) - Welsh premiere
(UK) - UK premiere
Dir. Lydia Reid | UK | 0:02:27 (S) (W)
Blue hot-pants, pink skin, and a lot of love. You’re Fit explores what actually happens in the gym in a humorous and sexy way.
Dir. Lucas Durkheim | France | 0:05:17
For months now, a group of five young soldiers have been stuck, bored, on a mission in the middle of the Afghan mountains. One day, during a support mission, the routine is finally broken.
THAT MAKES TWO OF US
Dir. Tim Hawkins | UK | 0:05:13 (S)
An ageing aristocrat finds himself with unexpected, and unwanted, company when he vomits up his doppelganger.
DOGS OF THE PLANET
Dir. Antonio Villamandos | Chile | 0:03:29 (UK)
It's the XXII century. humans have left the planet without trace. Meanwhile, the world's dogs have started to work on their own revolution.
Dir. Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson | Croatia | 0:12:15 (W)
A film about a young woman's connection with the life force of nature. She uses her talent for taxidermy to “restore” the animals to their natural habitat.
Dir. Michaela Mihalyi, David Štumpf | Czech Republic | 0:13:07 (W)
The caretaker exhausted by everything, his frustrated wife and one totally depressed deer. Their mutual despair leads them to absurd events, because... shit happens all the time.
Dir. Ed Smith | UK | 0:08:39 (S) (World)
An ageing policeman is haunted by his past trauma.
Dir. Benjamin Berrebi, Jakub Bednarz, Diego Cristofano Théo Lenoble, Mohammad Babakoohi, Karlo Pavicic-Ravlic, Marthinus Van Rooyen | France | 0:07:20 (S)
A young Polish partisan flees from the Warsaw Uprising. Whilst hiding in the yard of a countryside manor, he is chased up a tree by a large wolfhound. With his rifle out of reach, there seems to be no way to escape his predicament.
Dir. Ross Hogg | UK | 0:04:48 (W)
Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole.
Dir. Noam Sussman | Canada | 0:04:46 (S) (W)
An elderly couple is addicted to a psychedelic face cream.
Dir. Sam Shaw | UK | 0:01:28
You've kicked the bucket. This handy video will help with that.
Dir. Lorenz Wunderle | Switzerland | 0:09:55 (W)
A coyote loses his wife and children from an attack of wolfs. Anguished from human emotions he‘s trying to process the experience. Besides grief and delusion, evil takes up more and more space.