2014 Animation Finalists

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A Life with Asperger’s

Directed by Jamie Ekken
(USA/2013/4mins)

An animated documentary that explores the challengers of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome via  a collage of photography, rotoscope, animated characters and live action footage.

CreationAndHopeCreation & Hope

Directed by Keith Carter and Gia Kereselidze
(
USA/2013/10mins)

Native Americans watch the world going by faster and faster and faster.

Dogonauts: Enemy Line

Directed by Shel Rasch
(USA/2013/17mins)

In this twist on the galaxy far, far away genre, a Dogonaut and a Space Flea shoot each other down only to awake side by side, marooned on an alien desert planet.

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Elysian Fields

Directed by Ina Conradi
(Singapore/2013/10:50mins)

Inspired by the sacrifices made by generations preceding us and expanding upon an exploration of World War II; Elysian Fields fuses fantastical and historical into a surreal reconfiguration of the present.

Fallt_2Fallt

Directed by Chadwick Whitehead
(USA/2013/2:06mins)

A farmer struggles to keep his farm when Mr. Fall’s fault finding goes too far and a judge must question his judgment.

fibonaccibreadFibonacci Bread

Directed by Danijel Zezel
(Croatia/2012/7:40mins)

During an afternoon nap, a dream reveals to Fibo the baker the geometrical golden rule behind the pattern of his daily routine.

GIRL MEETS BOYS-still3Girl Meets Boys

Directed by Shiyu Lu
(China/2013/2:31mins)

So many types of young men to choose from but only one is perfect.

HandleWithCareHandle With Care

Directed by Jun Iwakaw
(UK/2013/4:30mins)

A humorous, often warped, info-graphic guide to caring for a newborn baby that combines factual information with the imagination and personal experiences of director and first-time father, Jun Iwakawa.

LightMeUpLight Me Up

Directed by Derek Dolechek and Ryan Walto
(USA/2012/9mins)

The conflict between Louie, an odd flame-shaped bulb, and his parents, when they ask him to take over the family business.

Salmon_Deadly_Sins_1200Salmon Deadly Sins

Directed by Steven Vander Meer
(
USA/2013/7mins)

Five thousand salmon colored index cards, the seven deadly sins, bizarre anagrams and a host of serendipitous occurrences have mingled to make this remarkable flip book style film.

SIDEWALK_01Sidewalk

Directed by Celia Bullwinke
(USA/2013/4:15mins)

A woman walks through life, but the real journey is deeper within as she confronts her changing body and learns to love herself.

Sausage

Directed by Robert Grieve
(UK/2013/8mins)

An idyllic market square is invaded by a slick fast-food vendor; What new methods must the traditional providores invent to battle for their livelihoods?

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Directed by Hannes Ral
(Singapore/2013/8:36mins)

An adaptation of a beloved Indonesian trickster tale.

TMS_06_72dpi_RGBThe Missing Scarf

Directed by Eoin Duffy
(
Ireland/2013/6:35mins)

A black comedy exploring some of life’s common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

TheRoseOfTuraida_still_03The Rose of Turaida

Directed by Ryan Grobins
(Australia/2013/6:13mins)

The tragedy of a beautiful young woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice for love and honor (based on a true story set in 17th century Latvia).

VirtuosVirtuell-Escape_2481x1754Virtuos Virtuell

Directed by Thomas Stellmach and Maja Oschmann
(Germany/2013/7:20mins)

Synchronising to the music, abstract ink drawings ‘grow’ in an interplay of curiosity, timid encounters, dynamic pursuits and confrontation carrying us off on a poetical journey to a musical world of pictures.

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