Announcing our animation (+) finalists for 2013

ANIMATION (+)

ARCANE

France/ 2012/ 5:24mins/ directed by Bastien Belvaux

Constantly running away in a world that doesn’t accept him, a man looks for a way to turn his difference into a strength. Then he can stop hiding.

BEATRICE CORON’S DAILY BATTLES

Canada/ 2012/ 6:30mins/ directed by James Stewart

An art film about a work of art, the medieval papercut masterwork by New York Artist Beatrice Coron.

BEYOND REACH

USA/ 2012/ 2mins/ Ilana Morgan Schwartz

An old man must overcome his lazy habits in order to obtain the breakfast of his dreams.

CATCH AND RELEASE

USA/ 2012/ 6:27mins/ directed by Barbara Mones

When a recently hired fish thrower meets the girl of his dreams, circumstances force him to make a very difficult choice.

CEUX D”EN HAUT (The Inn)

Belgium, France, Switzerland/ 2012/ 25mins/ directed by Izu Troin

It is 1862  and snow isolates an inn at the foot of a glacier in the Swiss Alps rendering it totally inaccessible and impossible to leave (based on the story L’auberge” by Guy de Maupassant).

CROW FEATHERS

UK/ 2012/ 8mins/ directed by Peter Bunzl

A boy and his mum live on an isolated farm, but one day a Crow man crashes into their world (Mask characters with animation)

DOKTOR FANG

Canada/ 17:45 mins/ directed by Owen Coughlan

Brilliant Scientist Fang overhears Freud and Jung arguing about the nature of dreams: When Fang suggests a third possibility they beat him up and steal his wallet. And then…

FATAL VITTLES

USA/ 2012/ 3:45mins/directed by Devin Bell

An animated musical piece about 26 things you should absolutely never eat.

 L’ESPRIT DE ESCALIER

USA/ 2012/ 8mins/ directed by Ivan Orkeny

The second animation in a trilogy about a miniature 18th century spiral staircase wandering and evolving through an ever-growing landscape.

MIND THE CAT

Switzerland/2013/5 mins/directed by Elena Schoenfeld and Martine Ulmer

Divided and falling, entwined with tongues, a cat runs from noses to ears. Here’s a mouse, there’s a djembé. To the elephant’s leg and back: Mind the Cat!!

MAKE A WISH

USA/ 2012 /3:26mins/ directed by Hee Jin Kim

What should she chose? Voluptuous breasts or her pet hamster?

THE COLD HEART

Germany/2012/ 29mins/ directed by Hannes Rall

An adaptation of the German tale ‘The Cold Heart’ by Wilhelm Hauff, the story of a young man who trades his warm heart for a cold stone in order to become rich (with color design by renowned animation-designer Hans Bacher)

 TRID AN STOIRM (THROUGH THE STORM)

Ireland/ 2012/ 7:35mins/ directed by Fred Burdy

A woman forces a banshee to guide her to the Celtic realm of Death in order to bring her husband back to life.

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