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NZ Film Festival: Animation Now 2011

NZ Film Festival: Animation Now 2011

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When:

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

Where:

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

Restrictions:

All Ages

Website:

NZFF

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.

Ámár
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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