CAF 2024 SHORTS 3:
Home Grown is a dream come true when it comes to independent cinema in Wales. This program showcases 12 refreshing films from filmmakers who are Welsh or based in Wales, and offers nothing but the very best of what our domestic animation has to show.
From dazzling student films, to unique stories about love, fighting your inner demons, and climate change; Watching this program helps to celebrate the work of local filmmakers and get you inspired by all the stories that are brewing from your own backyard. Cymru am byth!
Mae Wedi’i Dyfu Gartref yn gwireddu breuddwyd pan ddaw i sinema annibynnol yng Nghymru. Mae’r rhaglen hon yn arddangos 12 ffilm adfywiol gan wneuthurwyr ffilm sy’n Gymry neu sydd wedi’u lleoli yng Nghymru, ac yn cynnig dim byd ond y gorau oll o’r hyn sydd gan ein hanimeiddiad domestig i’w ddangos.
O ffilmiau myfyrwyr disglair, i straeon unigryw am gariad, ymladd yn erbyn eich cythreuliaid mewnol, a newid hinsawdd; mae gwylio’r rhaglen hon yn helpu i ddathlu gwaith gwneuthurwyr ffilm lleol a chael eich ysbrydoli gan yr holl straeon sy’n cael eu bragu o’ch iard gefn eich hun. Cymru am byth!
(S) - Student film
(W) - Welsh Premiere
(UK) - UK Premiere
THE HOUNDS OF ANNWN
Dir. Beth B Hughes, Bryony Evans | Wales | 08:23
A wounded warrior returns to their village but is hunted by a pack of dogs. After a desperate pursuit, they confront their past to find peace in their future.
Dir. Sara Schiavone | UK | 08:21
Sara and Niamh joined forces and began to make their film during lockdown. Niamh's poems accompanied by Sara's animation encompasses the apocalyptic nature of the time.
Dir. James Morris, Maria Tilt | Wales | 05:15
A short animated film about connection, loss and grief
INNER POLAR BEAR
Dir. Gerald Conn | Wales | 07:00
A film exploring the alternative human and animal perspectives on the implications of climate change using sand animation to illustrate a piece of writing by acclaimed novelist Jeanette Winterson narrated by Maxine Peake.
Flashing imagery, nudity, death, bloody imagery, mental health.
SPECTRE OF THE BEAR
Dir. Josh Hicks | Wales | 10:53
One man's obsession with crisps becomes unhealthy - and not because he's eating them. Tom's quest for the truth takes him on a journey into the unknown in this animated comedy about nostalgia, corporate conspiracy and bear-shaped snacks.
Dir. Eirinn Henley | UK | 04:08 (S)
After a small dog realises the power her sweet appearance gives her over humans, she dives headfirst into a life of crime and social deviance without consequence. That is, until she flies a little too close to the sun and her brazenness catches up to her. Luckily, cuteness is on her side and she clears her name.
Dir. Daniel Evans | Wales | 04:05 (S) (UK)
A short film about ones' conflict with their inner demons
Dir. Lleucu Non | UK | 03:33 (S)
A young woman with chronic migraine experiences the shifting stages of an attack; Prodrome; Aura; Attack; Postdrome. Painkiller is based on the animator’s lived experience, told through hand drawn animation utilising a combination of traditional, stop-motion and rotoscoped techniques.
Dir. Luke Hyde, Rumpus Animation | UK | 01:49 (UK)
A story from Rumpus Animation told deep under the Sargasso Sea. A determined flying fish and sassy European eel run a gauntlet of perils in search of clear water, until they are welcomed into a protected sanctuary by a kind whale.
THE ROBIN AND THE WREN
Dir. Léa Sautin | Wales | 03:17
As winter sets in, a robin meets a wren in trouble
Dir. Bianca Iancu | Wales | 01:26
'Laundry Day' follows Ren-303, a service bot designed to assist with household chores, as it patiently waits for its master's wash load to finish while reading a book. What follows is an emotionally resonant journey as Ren-303 reflects on its role in the life of its host family and contemplates the impending moment of its retirement.
FALLING FOR GRETA
Dir. Gustavo Arteaga | Wales | 11:16 (W)
When love comes knocking Greta’s world is turned upside down.