Light in Motion Awards – Animation Programme One
The first programme for the Light in Motion Animated Short Film awards
Revelation – The City of Haze
After witnessing his mother’s death in a riot, Mai broke down and cannot remember his own name since. One day, a girl named Yi finds him and brings him back to the City of Haze.
China.2017. Director: Qichao Mao. Duration: 14mins
Two travelers return to a place crossed by stars and clouds where love is at the beginning of everything.
USA. 2017. Director: Mark C. Smith. Duration: 9min
2000 years from now, Qu Yuan, the poet and high priest who lived during the Warring States period of ancient China, believes that man can relief from pain by giving up their soul.
Hong Kong.2017. Director: Khong Chang Kong. Duration: 8mins
In a dark, old victorian city, a young doctor is summoned by a mysterious coachman to attend a patient in need. Rushing to meet his client, the Doctor finds himself taking a dreadful journey to his own personal nightmare.
USA.2017. Director: Ivan Viaranchyk and Bat-Ami Rivlin. Duration: 7mins
Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant
Layla fights daily against urges and compulsions, until challenged to face her darkest fears.
UK.2017. Director: Suraya Raja. Duration: 7mins
In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear has to decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly bear is her food or her friend.
UK. 2017. Director: Paloma Baeza. Duration: 12 min
A girl with chronic nightmares is given a gift to help, but when it's accidentally broken her biggest fears become a reality and she must find a way to fight them on her own.
USA. 2017. Director: Meaghan Tosi. Duration: 3 min
On the long journey home, a fisherman comes upon the wreckage of a ship and rescues a small boy that he finds asleep in a barrel.
UK.2017. Director: George Bowler. Duration: 8mins
Orient City: Ronin & The Princess
When a little girl’s family is assassinated in the unforgiving Orient City, the broken down, opium–addicted Ronin is charged with protecting her.
Hungary/USA.2017. Director: Ryan Colucci & Zsombor Huszka. Duration: 19mins
All films in the competition have yet to receive certification. Some films contain strong language and themes that may be upsetting to people of a sensitive nature. Not suitable for audiences under 18 years of age.