SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENT SHORTS
A big CAF welcome back to Cape Town International Animation Festival, who we’ve been collaborating with since 2020. This year CTIAF proudly presents a retrospective of the best short films from their Student Awards from the last 5 years. Expect unique art, heartwarming stories, experimental animation and a variety of disciplines in this collection of great South African Animation from young creators.
Croeso mawr gan CAF yn ôl i Ŵyl Animeiddio Ryngwladol Cape Town, yr ydym wedi bod yn cydweithio â hi ers 2020. Eleni mae CTIAF yn falch o gyflwyno ôl-sylliad o’r ffilmiau byr gorau o’u Gwobrau Myfyrwyr dros y 5 mlynedd diwethaf. Disgwyliwch gelf unigryw, storïau twymgalon, animeiddio arbrofol ac amrywiaeth o ddisgyblaethau yn y casgliad hwn o Animeiddio gwych o Dde Affrica gan grewyr ifanc.
MR & MRS MANTIS
Dir. Dir. Maya Kahanovits | The Animation School | 4mins
Mrs Mantis has recently devoured her husband. She is seated in a dimly lit bar, mulling over this perfectly regular series of events. Memories of Mr Mantis fill her with lust and reluctant regret.
JAQ & CHONK
Dir. Winona Swanepoel | Stellenbosch Academy | 3mins
A jelly twist on 'Jack and the Giant Beanstalk'.
THE OTHER SIDE
Dir. Emily Davie, Kelly Mitchell | The Animation School | 5mins
Our story begins on a chicken farm in the Karoo. Loud and obnoxious, Clucky who wakes all of the chickens up tries his best to look after the grumpy prize chicken, Oom. Oom gets very upset by Clucky’s antics and snaps at him, causing him to leave the farm.
THE SUGARCANE MAN
Dir. Leroy LeRoux, Tina Obo | The Animation School | 5mins
This story is based on the plight of the many innocent children made into tools of war by Northern Ugandan Warlord, Joseph Kony.
THE BOY AND THE ROBIN
Dir. Tamika Bramwell, Hannah O’Brien | The Animation School | 4mins
A heroic cowboy must prevent a squad of armed goons from escaping the town after a bank heist. At least, that’s what young Adam believes he must do in his imagination.
Dir. Saira George, Sara Laubscher | The Animation School | 4mins
Dotty lives alone in her house, finding comfort in her daily knitting routine. When she knits she enters a world where her memories come to life.
Dir. Karien Benz | The Animation School | 5mins
Two brothers take to the road to chase their life's dream and find their place in the stars.
Dir. Sarah-Leigh Burger | The Animation School | 4mins
A frustrated wife and an oblivious husband go through their nightly rituals.
THE KNIGHT SHIFT
Dir. Lateesha Gillespie | CFAD | 4mins
Macko, the teddy bear, battles through the Land of Nightmares on a rescue mission to save Timmy from the Boogeyman.
Dir. Melissa Kahn | The Animation School | 5mins
Our story centers itself around Wednesday, a sock, who wakes up in the middle of the night to find that his partner, Wednesday 2, has left him. He rushes to the tumble dryer, wherein lies the portal to Sockworld, to try and track her down and remind her that they are meant to be together.
Dir. Christopher Masuabi | The Animation School | 4mins
Energetic puppy, Noodle, would like to play with his lazy kitten friend, MoeMoe, so he decides to wake her up with some coffee. A serious caffeine addiction kicks in and Noodle gets way more than he bargained for.
Dir. Kelly McCarter | The Animation School | 5mins
A wooden father struggles to support his metal child who consumes wood to survive. As the boy grows older so does his rate of consumption. The day comes when he brings their home to the ground, they have nothing left.