Cardiff Animation Festival was born from our love of animated short films. We’ve fallen in love, had our minds opened and changed, and felt every emotion we can name (and some we can’t) sitting in a cinema watching animated short films.
Short film programmes give you a chance to see what some of the greatest animators in the world are making right now, and this programme is no exception! Showcasing an eclectic and diverse mix of voices, styles, techniques and stories from around the world, this curated programme brings together some of our favourite films from this year’s animation festival circuit. They’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you cry, they’ll make you love animation even more. We want to share them with you.
Ganed Gŵyl Animeiddio Caerdydd o’n cariad at ffilmiau byr wedi’u hanimeiddio. Rydyn ni wedi cwympo mewn cariad, wedi agor a newid ein meddyliau, ac wedi teimlo pob emosiwn y gallwn ei enwi (a rhai na allwn ni), wrth eistedd mewn sinema yn gwylio ffilmiau byr wedi'u hanimeiddio.
Mae rhaglenni ffilmiau byr yn rhoi cyfle i chi weld beth mae rhai o animeiddwyr gorau'r byd yn ei wneud ar hyn o bryd, a dyw'r rhaglen hon ddim yn eithriad! Gan arddangos cymysgedd eclectig ac amrywiol o leisiau, arddulliau, technegau a storïau o bob rhan o’r byd, mae’r rhaglen hon wedi’i churadu yn dod â rhai o’n hoff ffilmiau o gylchdaith gŵyl animeiddio eleni ynghyd. Byddan nhw'n gwneud i chi chwerthin, byddan nhw'n gwneud ichi grio, byddan nhw'n gwneud i chi garu animeiddio hyd yn oed yn fwy. Rydym am eu rhannu gyda chi.
Dir. Raphaëlle Stolz | Switzerland, France | 0:13:52
A corpse participates in a special carnival-style burial against his will. The gathered villagers celebrate the event with passion, waiting with greed for the life brought by the death.
Dir. Špela Čadež | Slovenia, Germany, France | 0:09:30
The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’sstomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?
GO FISH BOY
Dir. Denise Cirone, Sebastian Doringer, Andrey Kolesov, Chiayu Liu, Zhen Tian, Lan Zhou | France | 0:06:22
The story is about the relationship between a father and his son and the struggle of acceptance and self-identity.
CHRISTOPHER AT SEA
Dir. Tom CJ Brown | France, USA, UK | 0:20:18
Christopher embarks on a transatlantic voyage as a passenger on a cargo ship. His hopes of finding out what lures so many men to sea sets him on a journey into solitude, fantasy and obsession.
YEAH, IM GOOD THANKS.
Dir. Hannah Lau Walker | UK | 0:01:30
Whilst messaging online a woman contemplates being honest about how she’s really been doing.
THE VOICE IN THE HOLLOW
Dir. Miguel Ortega | USA | 0:10:04
An African fable of sisterhood, envy and ancient evil.
Dir. Elizabeth Hobbs | UK | 0:08:10
A spirited young woman persuades a hyena from London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance being held in her honour.
Dir. Chloé Alliez, Violette Delvoye | France | 0:11:02
Tonight, it's a big party for Lucie, Maya and their friends. Even Jimmy has come: everyone knows he is here for Maya. But does her heart beats for Jimmy?
Dir. Michelle Cheng | Canada | 0:03:00
Based on late field biologist John Sincock's experiences in Kauai.