Shorts Programme: Animation

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street



United Kingdom

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Holding their characters to the witness stand both in their lives and others’...

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These animations bring to life the consequences of devastating inaction and how we can visualise the world without the basis of corporate greed. Drawing you into the tours of psychedelic musical memoir, the last conversation between the body and soul, and a devastated ex-mining community, these stories place the ordinary at the centre, questioning how our lives have been shaped and the ways in which we deal with past and present reconciliation and trauma.

Screening: Saturday 21st September 11:15 | Monday 23rd September 15:15

Bird Milk

An anxiety-inducing exploration of juicy colours and crunchy textures driven by chaotic electronic music. Christopher Strickler/ Canada/ 5min


ELSEWHERE is about the breakdown of a friendship due to change and unforeseen circumstances. It explores the feeling of when a friend is physically there, but the person they were has gone. Rosa Fisher/ UK/ 3min


This satirical animation considers why Brexit is happening. A variety of British characters, interviewed the day after the UK voted to leave the EU, speak about what motivated their decision. Chris Shepherd/ France/ 6min

My Generation

What if we put down our smartphones and opened our eyes wide shut? MY GENERATION is an 8 minute travelling shot, where we go through different worlds, encountering contemporary art, GAFA, sport, religion, pornography, politics, finance, sacred cows, generalised surveillance, all opium of the people. Ludovic Houplain/ France/ 8min

Frontier Wisdom

In the dry, desert space between here and there, a phone repair-woman encounters a chatty corpse, a self-propelled peanut, and some portents of the rapture. Jenna Caravello/ USA/ 5min

Leaking Life

Thousands of them are packed into a bag. The hand dragging the bag has never been seen from their angle. The track on the sand is easily erased by waves. Touching the surface of the sea, they grow new skin. Shunsaku Hayashi/ Japan/ 15min

The Woman Who Turns Into a Castle

An animated documentary about a woman who turns into a castle, based on Oliver Sacks's case study. Kathrin Steinbacher/ UK/ 3min

Chakham (착하게 살지 않기로 했다)

CHAKHAM is about the sad and depressing Korean social atmosphere and structure, which forces young people to be good-natured. We were taught to be obedient, to follow the rules, and made to feel powerless. I hope CHAKHAM will allow young Koreans to think about their feelings and status. Yoon su Lee/ USA / 3min

Eddie and Frankie

In an ex-mining community, a young girl’s attempts to get her dad’s attention are thwarted when he loses his job. Katherine Hearst/ UK/ 9min


INTERPHASE is a 2D animated short that depicts the reconciliation of past experiences and trauma through acts of deconstruction, repair, and reflection. A self-made anthropomorphic figure undergoes reformative bodily changes, in search of solace and personal discovery. Kenny Tran/ Canada/ 2min

Cosmos Express

A girl decides to leave this world. Her body and soul have a last conversation as she walks down the path of her life, one last time. Mocong Yuan/ USA/ 6min


A starving boy eats a toe he finds sticking out of the ground. Later that night, something ghastly comes to his bedroom, wanting it back. Neal O'Bryan, Chad Thurman/ USA/ 7min

The Opposite Game

A classroom erupts into a war of words as students grapple with a seemingly simple prompt: what is the opposite of a gun? Anna Samo, Lisa LaBracio/ USA/ 5min

The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster

When legendary guitarist Jimmy Page met the Fender Telecaster, rock history was made. Created as part of Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary celebrations this animated short takes viewers on a psychedelic tour through a pivotal time in music, shaped around Jimmy’s own words on his relationship with the iconic guitar. Smith & Foulkes / UK/ 4min

Girl in the Hallway

Why does Little Red Riding Hood give Jamie nightmares? Fifteen years later, the girl in the hallway haunts him still. A testament to locked doors. A lullaby sung by wolves with duct tape and polaroids. Not all girls make it out of the forest. Some stories children shouldn't hear. Valerie Barnhart / Canada/ 10min


Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street



United Kingdom

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