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CAF 2022 SHORTS 3:

SOUND/VISION

Lose yourself in our Sound/Vision mixtape of music-themed films. The 17 eclectic shorts in this melting pot of a programme celebrate the power of rhythm and melody. With fantasy voyages and abstract feasts for the eyes, quiet films and showtunes, some operatic animals and a dose of interpretive dance, these films are proof that animation and music are perfect partners. Let us share our headphones with you – you’ll definitely find something to make a song and dance about.

Ymgollwch yn ein cymysgedd Sain/Gweld o ffilmiau ar thema cerddoriaeth. Mae’r 17 ffilm fer eclectig yn y gymysgedd hon o raglen yn dathlu pŵer rhythm ac alaw. Gyda mordeithiau ffantasi a gwleddoedd haniaethol i’r llygaid, ffilmiau tawel ac alawon sioe, rhai anifeiliaid operatig a dos o ddawns ddehongliadol, mae’r ffilmiau hyn yn brawf bod animeiddio a cherddoriaeth yn bartneriaid perffaith. Gadewch i ni rannu ein clustffonau gyda chi – byddwch yn bendant yn dod o hyd i rywbeth i ganu a dawnsio yn ei gylch.

72mins, adv12+

(Wales) - Welsh Premiere

(UK) - UK Premiere

(World) - World Premiere 

(S) - Student Film

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Thursday 7 April 2022
1:00pm | Chapter Cinema 2
£6 / £4 concessions
or free with a Festival Pass
Friday 8 April 2022
12:30pm | Chapter Cinema 1
£6 / £4 concessions
or free with a Festival Pass
7-24 April 2022
Watch Anytime | Eventive (Online)
Pay-what-you-can or free with an
Online Pass
Friday 15 April 2022
1pm | Watch Party | Eventive (Online)
Pay-what-you-can or free with an
Online Pass
WYH

Dir. Florian Grolig | Germany | 0:01:00 (UK)

 

The pandemic in a nutshell.

TRUE SOUND FACADE 

Dir. Laura N-Tamara | UK | 0:02:30 (Wales) 

 

A poetic dance and animation film in which a dancer realises their digital self feels truer than their real world self.

A BALSA FEAT. CALIFRE - MY FEARS 

Dir. Felipe Barbosa Palacio | Brazil | 0:02:53 (UK) 

An animated music video for the song "Meus Medos" ("My Fears", in Portuguese), for the Brazilian duo A Balsa feat. Califrê.

FOO FIGHTERS - CHASING BIRDS

Dir. Emlyn Davies, Josh Hicks | UK | 0:04:10 

Taking Influence from the 1960’s psychedelic art movement, 'Chasing Birds' is an animated hybrid 2D/ 3D look film which follows Foo Fighters on a fantastical voyage through a colourful desert, filled with dreamy and surreal visuals.

ACID RAIN

Dir. Rowena Sheehan | UK | 0:00:55 (World) 

When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles… especially if the weather forecast gives you a high chance of ACID rain!

POLAR BEAR BEARS BOREDOM

Dir. Koji Yamamura | Japan | 0:07:00

A polar bear who is very bored with various marine animals in the deep blue sea.

HAND

Dir. Tsz Wing Ho | Hong Kong | 0:05:15 (Wales) 

“Hand” is a 2D abstract animation which is accompanied by the song, “Sekktortjek” composed by Mads Lindgren.

THE RAFT

Dir. Marko Mestrovic | Croatia | 0:13:46 (UK) 

 

If a global catastrophe is a state of mind, then music is the raft.

DOWNFALL

Dir. Rona Fayad | Lebanon | 0:03:28 (UK) (S)

 

Enya's journey trying to make it as a dancer is hindered as her behaviors drag her downhill.

CRAZIEST THINGS

Dir. Sacha Beeley | UK | 0:03:10 (Wales)

 

Music video for 'Craziest Things' by Babeheaven. Directed & animated by Sacha Beeley

YU SU - MELALEUCA 

Dir. Jordan Minkoff | Canada | 0:05:36 

Love is in the air when two airplanes meet mid-flight. The passengers enjoy a ride of a lifetime.

 

SUMMER YEARS

Dir. Camilla Chasin | UK | 0:03:42 (Wales) (S) 

The film follows a teenage girl, Ellie, who is spending a summer day with her friends. However, it is revealed that these are just memories, and Ellie must confront the fear and pain she has from the loss of that time.

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HIDING

Dir. Tom Carey | UK | 0:04:20 (Wales) (S) 

A young boy named Will is starting to come to terms with his sexuality. When his friends start to put pressure on him to admit things that he’s not ready to share, Will has to learn the hard way that true acceptance won’t come from anyone else, but himself.

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PURE

Dir. Olga Jolanta Przytuła | Poland | 0:04:21 (S) 

PURE is like a travel into the unknown. Like a dream or an oneiric story coming from within, ready to be told.

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Dir. Flora Martyr | UK | 0:02:50 (UK) 

A representation through colour reflecting weather and mood, depicted over the course of 365 days.

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NOISE FILM

Dir. Merlin Voss | UK | 0:03:14 (Wales) (S)

The story is from the perspective of a young woman, Molly, as she goes about her daily working routine, always wishing for the comfort and quiet of home.

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COCKPERA

Dir. Kata Gugic | Croatia | 0:04:27 (Wales) (S)

A short opera inspired by Aesop's fable The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle.