FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 13

Blotto 649

A fantastic journey of colour is created with 6,490 photographs of spin art micro paintings, with music by Smoky Tiger.

Advisory: flashing images may cause seizures for some children

Cats

This animated film is an absurd interpretation of a poem by A S J Tessimond.

Decorations

Birth, growth and departure. This life cycle story turned fantasy explores the world of icings and cakes. Whimsical animation allows the viewers to think about their own journey.

No dialogue

Gift of Life

A poetic animation about a young man who loses the light in his life and attempts to get it back.

No dialogue

How Bear Got a Short Tail

A traditional Gwich'in legend is told using animated paper puppets.

In Gwich’in with English subtitles

Me and My Moulton

A seven-year-old girl longs for a bicycle so that she can be more like the other kids in her Norwegian town, but her embarrassingly unconventional, modernist architect parents see things differently. Academy Award-winning animator Torill Kove weaves memory and fantasy together in this droll and charming look at the pain of childhood alienation. Me and My Moulton is nominated for a 2015 Academy Award in the Animated Short Film category. 

Advisory: very brief glimpses of non-explicit nudity

 

Rabbit and Deer

Rabbit and Deer live together happily in their two-dimensional world, until their friendship is put to the test by Deer's quest to find the formula for the mysterious third dimension. After an unexpected accident traps Deer in a strange new world, the friends have to find a way to bridge the dimensions and make their way back to each other.

No dialogue

Seasick

This simple pen-and-ink animation captures a child’s longing to return to the sand, salty breeze, and sea. Set to the soundtrack of traditional Croatian music.

No dialogue

Advisory: very brief glimpses of non-explicit nudity

 

The Orphan and the Polar Bear

In the world of Inuit traditional stories, animals and humans are not such different creatures. Animals can speak to, understand, and form relationships with humans. In The Orphan and the Polar Bear, an orphaned boy who is abandoned on the sea ice by a group of cruel hunters is discovered and adopted by a polar bear elder. While living in the polar bear’s village, the orphan learns many lessons about survival, most importantly, he learns something about himself and his own place in the world.

Note: On Sunday Fun Day, both the Orphan and the Polar Bear and Traditional Healing will play in the Indigenous Spotlight program, starting at 1:00 PM, instead of the Animation Investigation program.

Traditional Healing

A young woman dances in a devastated forest. Then a miracle occurs.

No dialogue

Note: On Sunday Fun Day, both the Orphan and the Polar Bear and Traditional Healing will play in the Indigenous Spotlight program, starting at 1:00 PM, instead of the Animation Investigation program.