ANIMATED SHORTS TO STREAM RIGHT NOW
Some of our favourite independent animators have put their short films online recently for everyone to enjoy! Watch some of our newly-available favourites here…
THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER
Dir. Rory Waudby-Tolley | UK
Brand new animated documentary by Rory Waudby-Tolley. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas, but its delicate eco-system is threatened by a seemingly unstoppable invasive species of floating fern: Giant Salvinia.
RED DRESS. NO STRAPS.
Dir. Maryam Mohajer | UK
1985. Tehran. Iran-Iraq war. For ‘Marmar’ it is another ordinary afternoon at the grandparents’. The echo of ‘Death to America’ chants from the morning school assembly mixes with ‘The voice of America’; grandad’s favourite radio program. Marmar is waiting for granny to make her a dress exactly the same as the glamorous American Popstar; Bright red. No straps.
WHICH UTERUS ARE YOU TODAY?
Dir. Frida Ek | UK
New from Frida Ek and Animade, brilliantly funny with great comic timing – which uterus are you today?
THE SILENCE WITHIN
Dir. Kevin Herrmann | Germany
The perception of the world is a reflection of one‘s mind. A man visits an institution of silence for facing his inner conflicts.
Dir. Mikey Hill | Australia
The beautiful Orchestra is now available online! We screened Orchestra in the animation strand at Cardiff International Film Festival 2017. You can finally stream it now!
Dir. Sofia El Khyari | France
Three generations of Moroccan women exchange feelings and anecdotes while preparing the traditional ceremony of Eid Al Adha.
JO GOES HUNTING – CAREFUL
Dir. Alice Saey | France
On the borderless map of a magical planet, little beings pick, brush, weave, fish and collect elements from their natural environment to sustain their life as a group.
This essential balance turns to chaos once they misuse their findings to polish their individual appearance.
Dir. Caitlin Young | UK
Some people can’t escape the voices in their head, but for Jess it’s the voices of her two larger-than-life talking breasts that she can't seem to get away from.
Dir. David Coquard-Dassault | France
A journey into the heart of a large and abandoned council estate. Peripheria portrays an urban environment becoming wild: a modern Pompeii where the wind blows and dogs roam, tailing the remains of human life.
WHAT WILL FUTURE HUMANS LOOK LIKE?
Dir. Casey Raymond | UK
A short animation about the evolution of humans.
Dir. Tomek Popakul | Poland
ACID RAIN is set in post-industrial Eastern Europe and follows a young woman who runs away from her depressing hometown. That’s how she meets Skinny – a kind of unstable weirdo who lives in a camper and runs his not-so-legal errands. Their journey gradually leads them towards more and more eerie settings, revealing the attraction and repulsion of rave culture.
Dir. Natasza Cetner | UK
A short film based on the true story of Nigel, the lonely gannet of Mana Island who hopelessly fell in love with a concrete statue. His tragic tale of idealisation and delusion shows us a reflection of our own misconceptions in love.
THE MAGNIFICENT NOODLE
Dir. Anat Efrati and Yannay Matarasso | Tel Aviv
Odd happenings at an eerie ramen restaurant.
Dir. Samantha Moore | UK
Animated fabric brings the story of a lingerie factory in Manchester to life. Silk, cotton and lace go under the camera, as the workers recount the history of Ella and Me, the UK garment manufacturing industry, and British family traditions of making. A specially composed soundtrack by Swedish composer Malin Bång, inspired by sounds of sewing machinery, evokes the ups and downs of the factory.
SPARKS - ONE FOR THE AGES
Dir. Chintis Lundgren | Croatia
The official video for One for the Ages by Sparks. Directed, animated, and hand-drawn by Chintis Lundgren. From the new album 'A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip'.
BETWEEN US TWO
Dir. Tan Wei Keong | USA
A gay son talks to his dead mother.
HOW DOES ANIMATION WORK?
Dir. Tyler Pacana | Canada
An overview of how animation is made with traditional, 2D-rigged, stop-motion, and CG techniques.
Dir. Anete Melece | Switzerland
Anton’s head is bursting with thoughts.
The gardener is seething with anger: who has trampled her flower beds?
In the park Anton is looking for someone to play chess with. For someone who plays a better game than his dog. The gardener is looking for a mysterious serial vandal who has lost a yellow boot. But what if both of them are looking for the same thing?
POWERWASH (I LOVE YOU)
Dir. Rory Waudby-Tolley | UK
a short short by rory wt.
sound mix by skillbard.
Dir. Alla Vartanyan | Russia
People are freezing at the bus stop. It’s not a big deal, everything’s tip-top.
SECOND TO NONE
Dir. Vincent Gallagher | Ireland
When Fredericks twin brother becomes the world's oldest man by a mere minute, Frederick finally sees his chance to take first place, by whatever means necessary.
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