CARDIFF ANIMATION FESTIVAL ON TOUR
BEST OF CAF22
The Cardiff Animation Festival (CAF) team will be traveling across Wales this autumn and winter with a brand new touring programme featuring nine award-winning animated short films.
The programme includes quirky Welsh comedy, inspiring animated documentary, a dark plasticine love story and more, giving your audiences a unique chance to see an eclectic selection of some of the best new shorts from the global animation festival circuit.
64mins, adv 15+
AFFAIRS OF THE ART
Dir. Joanna Quinn | UK | 16mins
Beryl’s back! One family’s eccentric obsessions with everything from drawing to pet taxidermy.
Dir. Lina Kalcheva | UK | 13mins
As an Individual Being in a world comprised of Merged Couples, Ren longs to find his other half and become complete.
Dir. Anna Lena Spring, Lara Perren | Switzerland | 4mins
Ava enters the Sauna for the first time. She is overwhelmed by the nudity, her thoughts, and the physical sensations. The other guests go about their routines. With the rising heat Ava starts to relax. Finally, she melts away and dissolves into complete ecstasy.
Dir. Olivia Martin-McGuire | UK | 15mins
The story of a grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong that parallels his granddaughter’s own quest for a new freedom.
Dir. Marcel Barelli | Switzerland | 5mins
In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but homosexuality isn't just a human story.
Dir. Cam Swartz | USA | 6mins
When a simple boulder’s peaceful existence is disturbed by the presence of a big rowdy bird, he finds himself forced to make a choice between his own stability and the lives of others.
Dir. Ryotaro Miyajima | Japan | 1min
In ancient legend, "NOMINO SUKUNE" was the creator of Japanese Sumo wrestling. He also aborted the live human sacrifices in the tombs of the emperor and made terra-cotta clay sculptures instead.
Dir. Laura-Beth Cowley | UK | 1min
After years of prosecuting and torturing innocent women, Hopkins (the self-proclaimed Witch Hunter General) is about to get his just desserts at the hands or rather the magical finger of Winny.
Dir. Bethany Powell | UK | 1min
A little chameleon tries to catch her first insect lunch, but struggles to master the art of camouflage. After each attempt results in scaring away her food, she figures out her own way to blend in.