PLANET POSITIVE ANIMATION
How are animators across the world responding to the climate emergency?
Inspired by Chapter’s Call The Waves exhibition, this programme of animated short films explores our relationship with our changing environment – from expressions of collective grief to messages of hope.
Filmmakers from the programme Joshua Ralph (Prey) and Chi Thai (The Promise) will join us for a pre-recorded Q&A discussing how art can affect change and help us reclaim our futures.
Join Cardiff Animation Festival in the Cinema Foyer after the screening for a chance to discuss the films and their topics over a relaxed creative activity.
Don't worry if you can't make the event in person - the screening and Q+A will also be streamed live online at the same time so you can join whereever you are!
Chapter Arts Centre
Dir. Marko Mestrovic | Croatia | 14mins
If a global catastrophe is a state of mind, then music is the raft.
A FILM ABOUT A PUDDING
Dir. Roel Van Beek | UK | 10mins
After Ronin neglects to clear up her dropped groceries, they start to mix and bubble, transforming into a small pudding. Whilst this initially seems odd, for Ronin, it is easily ignorable. Over the next few days, the pudding grows bigger and bigger. As it threatens to engulf the entire city, how far will she, and the other inhabitants of her city, go to continue ignoring it?
Dir. Zoé Devise, Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak and Lucas Lermytte | France | 8mins
Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabitate.
Dir. Joshua Ralph | Canada | 2mins
Prey is a visual and poetic exploration of the effects of power lines on the birds of prey within their surrounding ecosystems.
Dir. Natko Stipaničev | Croatia | 14mins
A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.
Dir. Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion | France | 6mins
When marine wildlife suffer the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change…
Dir. Chi Thai | UK | 7mins
The Promise is a short animated climate film about how one person can make the world greener and fairer, starring Katie Leung, directed and produced by Chi Thai and animated by Simon Ratliff.
Dir. Gustavo Arteaga | UK | 1mins
We are bound to the choices we make. A take on the consequences of ocean pollution.