OFFICIAL SELECTION

We're pleased to announce the 31 films in competition for the Best Animation award at Cardiff Independent Film Festival 2017.

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A LITTLE GREY

Dir: Simon Hewitt, Stu Royall,

Steve Smith

United Kingdom / Mexico

5 mins 51 secs

A colourful story about losing your spark and finding redemption.

Animation 1

COURAGE TO MAKE A FOOL

Dir: Heather Colbert

United Kingdom

3 mins 51 secs

Kazimir, an elderly clown, is lonely and tired. Backstage, he recalls his past, and rediscovers the joy of being foolish.

Animation 2

JOHNNO'S DEAD

Dir: Chris Shepherd

United Kingdom

8 mins

Serving twelve years behind bars for a crime you didn't commit focuses the mind. Everything becomes crystal clear.

Animation 3

LIFE CYCLES

Dir: Ross Hogg

United Kingdom

4 mins 17 secs

Routine, monotony, attention and distraction. Will we allow events to pass by uncontested, or will we break the cycle?

Animation 3

OS LOVE

Dir: Luc Gut

Switzerland

6 mins 2 secs

Click, click. Tip, tip, tip… Tip, tip. A young woman seeks spirituality and tranquility in the web.

Animation 1

RORSCHACH KRISTALLE

Dir: Paul McKelvie

United Kingdom

1 min 35 secs

An experimental, stop motion animation, exploring the famous Rorschach psychological technique. Tell me what you see.

Animation 1

THE ORCHESTRA

Dir: Mikey Hill

Australia

15 mins

In a world filled with beautiful music, Vernon always seems to strike the wrong note.

Animation 1

V EP I NOSTAL61A

Dir: Vincent Gondo, Abel Grape, Miguel Angel D Vas, Hoodlover Cuevas, Fran Shad Barajas

Spain

3 mins 31 secs

V is the past, present and future of 61 Garage's last album recording sessions.

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ANALYSIS PARALYSIS

Dir: Anete Melece

Switzerland

9 mins 4 secs

Anton is lost in his own head until one day a yellow boot brings him to an exit.

Animation 1

DAY, THE CHEF

Dir: Shuyu Xiong

China

2 mins 34 secs

This animation presents the subtle connection between Beijing urban life and Beijing dishes.

Animation 1

JOINT TENANTS

Dir: Delphine Priet-Mahéo

France

11 mins 32 secs

Camille lives alone. But one day, a man discreetly slips inside her house and starts living in her home while she works.

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LINE

Dir: Mia Rose Goddard

United Kingdom

3 mins 3 secs

A ballet dancer striving to find her perfect line through repetition, strengthening, dreaming, failure and perseverance.

Animation 1

PENELOPE

Dir: Heta Jäälinoja

Estonia

4 mins 20 secs

Doorbell rings. Someone is at the door. But everything's a mess.

Animation 3

RUMBO

Dir: Augusto Goicoechea

Uruguay

3 mins

In search for water, two characters start a long journey where new technologies and traditional customs have to coexist.

Animation 1

THE PSYCHEDELIC ROPE

Dir: Liu Gaoxiang

China

10 mins

In ancient China, after a long cruel war, a young magician walks to a ruined temple. The past emerges in his sight...

Animation 2

WAVES '98

Dir: Ely Dagher

Belgium

14 mins 50 secs

Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar's discovery lures him into the depths of the city.

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AU REVOIR BALTHAZAR

Dir: Rafael Sommerhalder

Switzerland

9 mins 30 secs

A scarecrow, a storm, a broken leg. The resonant sound of a sea shell. Leaving forever.

Animation 2

EYE FOR AN EYE

Dir: Steve Bache, Louise Peter, Mahyar Goudarzi

Germany

4 mins 25 secs

Frederick Baer spent over a decade on death row in Indiana State Prison. He is still waiting for his death penalty to be executed.

Animation 1

KLEMENTHRO

Dir: Ben Mitchell

United Kingdom

3 mins 50 secs

Klementhro may not have it all, but at least he has his paddle. A cautionary tale.

Animation 3

NOT THE END OF THE WORLD

Dir: Jack Bennett

United Kingdom

8 mins

Joe Connoly’s little life is turned upside-down by the arrival of a note. It seems Molly thinks he is cute. Is this true love?

Animation 3

RAILMENT

Dir: Shunsaku Hayashi

Japan

9 mins 43 secs

In a continuous scenery, his physical movement stays in the same position. The speed accelerates and gradually causes a distortion.

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THE BOX

Dir: Merve Cirisoglu Cotur

United Kingdom

6 mins 48 secs

The precious belonging of a Syrian kid is a box, which is used for various purposes as a toy, a home and a boat respectively.

Animation 2

THERE IS STILL LIFE

Dir: Maxime Roz, Yann Jobin, Thibault Houdon

Canada

6 mins 48 secs

A dark museum at night reveals wondrous worlds to one of his inhabitant.

Animation 3

WAY OF GIANTS

Dir: Alois Di Leo

Brazil

11 mins 55 secs

In a forest of gigantic trees, Oquirá young indigenous girl, will challenge her destiny and discover the cycle of life.

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BLUE HONEY

Dir: Constance Joliff, Daphne Durocher, Fanny Lhotellier

France

4 mins 45 secs

A small bee, allergic to pollen, discovers an extraordinary product that will dramatically impact the life of the hive...

Animation 2

FINAL CALL

Dir: Sara Barbas

Portugal

11 mins 30 secs

A love story about Catarina (a cat) who bumps in to her old flame and ‘might-have-been' lover Diogo (a dog) at airport security.

Animation 1

LEERSTELLE

Dir: Urte Zintler

Germany

4 mins 30 secs

A woman, a road, the outland. A poetic debate on the issue of "home" and the experience of the outland as a new home.

Animation 3

OF SHADOWS AND WINGS

Dir: Eleonora Marinoni, Elice Meng

France

12 mins 54 secs

In the heart of a group of birds, the indignant Moann feels her body changing.

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Animation 2

ROADKILL

Dir: Arwyn Hughes

United Kingdom

3 mins 15 secs

The man and the road do battle across the desert, as one tries to kill the other.

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Animation 2

THE NOSE

Dir: Sean Vicary

United Kingdom

4 mins

An autobiographical journey through a landscape evoked by the physiological process of olfaction.

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TO BUILD A FIRE

Dir: Fx Goby

France

13 mins

A man and his dog trying to survive in the overwhelmingly freezing and hostile nature of the Yukon Territory.

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