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NZ Film Festival: Animation Now 2011

NZ Film Festival: Animation Now 2011

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  • Thu 11 Aug ’11, 4:00pm
  • Sun 14 Aug ’11, 11:00am


Hoyts Northlands, Northlands Shopping Centre, Main North Rd, Papanui, Christchurch


All Ages



Home cinema is an oxymoron! Most of the films in this year’s Animation Now have been selected to make the most of that wonderful, vertical, silver-white wall of cinema screen. These works have flowed from drawing boards, wandered off puppet sets and have been downloaded from the hard-drives of artists from all over the world. They’re diverse, glorious torrents of hyper-imaginative, intensely coloured images and they all look better big! — MT

Miss Daisy Cutter
Laen Sanches/France 2010/6 mins/2D and 3D computer
A super-charged, high-resolution tumble through a parade of re-imagined cultural icons.

Das Tub
James Cunningham/New Zealand 2010/4 mins/3D computer, live action
Lost in the murky depths of a strange ocean, a German U-boat crew find themselves on a collision course with objects stranger than they can fathom.

Videogioco (Loop Experiment)
Donato Sansone/Italy 2009/2 mins/stopmotion
Pure magic – right before your eyes. A glorious patchwork of a thousand drawings, a single shot.

Get Real!
Evert de Beijer/The Netherlands 2010/11 mins/3D computer
A boy, yearning for the love of a megaqueen in a violent computer game, loses grip on reality until he tastes a real kiss.

Fiesta Brava
Steven Woloshen/Canada 2010/3 mins/direct to film
The crazy cattle stampedes on the streets of Pamplona have ended. Now the bulls are throwing the world's biggest party.

Danny Boy
Marek Skrobecki/Poland 2010/10 mins/puppet
When all in town have lost their heads, should you lose yours too? This sardonic puppet animation offers a literal translation of a metaphorical question.

Guard Dog Global Jam
Bill Plympton/USA 2011/5 mins
75 artists from different countries answered the call from Bill Plympton to remake his famous Guard Dog. The result is a collection of idiosyncratic styles flowing together to re-tell the story of the paranoid canine.

In a Pig’s Eye
Atsushi Wada/Japan 2010/10 mins
A huge pig is lying down in front of a house. Father, mother, grandmother, six children and a dog live in the house. Everyone is aware of the huge pig, and the pig is aware of the family.

Isabel Herguera/Spain 2010/8 mins/hand drawn, 2D computer
Ines embarks on a poignant journey of recollection of the last days of her friend Ámár.

Love & Theft
Andreas Hykade/Germany 2010/7 mins/drawn on tablet, 2D computer
A beautifully crafted piece of over-caffeinated morphing madness.

Paths of Hate
Damian Nenow/Poland 2010/10 mins/2D and 3D computer
A simply astounding testament to the madness of war and the inhuman lengths some warriors go to fight long after meaning has taken flight.

Preferably Blue
Alan Dickson/New Zealand 2011/11 mins/3D computer
Fuelled by ego, jealousy, vodka and antidepressants, Easter Bunny hatches a plan that will see the ‘holiday spotlight’ shift from his old foe Santa.

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