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CAF 2024 SHORTS 6:

EAT YOUR WORDS

Have you ever taken a bite out of something and it left you, well, speechless? This program will leave you at a loss for words as you escape into some of our favourite non-dialogue shorts at the festival. 

 

Eat Your Words highlights 11 mouth-watering films from all over the world; you’ll find peace with woodland creatures, escape into gardens and vast oceans, survive typhoons and avalanches, and rally together with friends and family in courageous tales of overcoming prejudice and freak accidents. There will be heaps of delicious shorts to enjoy.

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Ydych chi erioed wedi cymeryd tamaid o rywbeth a'ch gadawodd chi, wel, yn fud? Bydd y rhaglen hon yn eich gadael yn fud wrth i chi ddianc i rai o’n hoff ffilmiau byr di-ddeialog yn yr ŵyl.

 

Mae Bwyta Eich Geiriau yn tynnu sylw at 11 o ffilmiau blasus o bob rhan o'r byd; byddwch yn dod o hyd i heddwch gyda chreaduriaid y coetir, yn dianc i erddi a chefnforoedd helaeth, yn goroesi corwyntoedd ac eirlithriadau, ac yn dod ynghyd â ffrindiau a theulu mewn straeon dewr am oresgyn rhagfarn a damweiniau hynod. Bydd llond gwlad o ffilmiau byr blasus i’w mwynhau.

69mins, adv15+

(S) - Student Film

(W) - Welsh Premiere

(UK) - UK Premiere

ODD ONE OUT

Dir. Micky Wozny | UK | 03:26 (W)

A cycle of prejudice is broken when one ostracised outsider breaks the pattern with rebellious celebration.

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MEET AGAIN (JAEHOE)

Dir. Ap-sol Kang | Republic of Korea | 05:04 (S)(W)

‘Hanbyul’, a 14-year-old troubled girl lost in adolescence, experiences a strange festival in the middle of the night. ‘Hanbyul’ runs away from home on her fourteenth birthday because she feels anger against her mom who does not even send a congratulatory text message. She runs for a while and walks into a strange alley. Then, Hanbyul sights a recognizable memory when she encounters a girl who leads a group of monsters in the strange alley.

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CANARY

Dir. Pierre-Hugues Dallaire, Benoit Therriault | Canada | 12:03 (W)

 

A young boy named Sonny works in an underground coal mine with the adults, taking care of the canary that detects deadly methane gas. He teaches the bird to play dead to prank the men, risking their lives for a moment in the sunlight above.

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DEVOTIONS

Dir. Jessica Goh | Singapore | 05:56 (S)

 

An animated short that follows 2 children and their pregnant mother as a typhoon descends on their home. As the storm worsens around them, the family responds to it as a divine test, and are challenged to protect each other in their own ways.

Content Warnings:

Nudity, pregnancy, death.  

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IN MY GARDEN

Dir. Qianhui Yu | UK | 00:28 (W)

 

The story is based on the happenings in my own garden.

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SIT DOWN, DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING

Dir. Frederic Siegel | Switzerland | 05:20 

A face is born out of chaos. It struggles to exist. It struggles to find its purpose. It struggles to sit on a chair. In fact, it struggles with many things. But thank God, it’s trying. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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WHALE FALL

Dir. Bronte Higgs | UK | 05:22 (S)

 

Whale Fall is a 2D animated short about the strange creatures that inhabit the bones of a whale, deep in the ocean.

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LA BRIDE (THE DOG'S LEASH)

Dir. Nicolas Piret | Belgium | 03:48 (S)

In the countryside on the outskirts of a small village, a dog tied to a very long rope, watches them disappear in the horizon.

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ICE MERCHANTS

Dir. João Gonzalez | Portugal | 14:00 

Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.

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THE CREATORS

Dir. Madeleine Homan | UK | 04:31 (S) (W)

In another dimension, the Creators are working on a project. Gradually they come closer to a result. But creating a world that mirrors their imagination is no easy task, even for the Creators.

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SHACKLE

Dir. Ainslie Henderson  | UK | 09:54 (W)

Three archetypal woodland spirits explore the conflicting human drives of creativity, possessiveness and our desire for status.

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