Light in Motion Awards – Animation Programme Two
The second programme for the Light in Motion Animated Short Film awards
An elderly couple seem to have lost their affections for one another. One day at the beach, something incredible happens – something that re–kindles their long lost romantic feelings.
Austria/France/Portugal. 2017. Director: Daniela Leitner. Duration: 7mins
Tete a Tete
One family’s search for connection in a digital world.
UK. 2017. Director: Natasha Tonkin. Duration: 8mins
The House of Colours
A young girl wishes to live inside her favourite television show, but the wondrous trees of La Plata, a mysterious house, and her loving Mother’s secret, cause her to change her mind.
Argentina. 2017. Director: Nicolas Villarreal. Duration: 9mins
A corkscrew battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs corked inside.
USA. 2017. Director: Ty Primosch. Duration: 6mins
A looping GIF has an existential crisis.
UK. 2017. Director: Will Anderson. Duration: 12mins
A film about parenthood and an overbearing sense of love and protection.
UK. 2017. Director: Quentin Haberham. Duration: 9mins
He is a servant in the royal palace. She is the emperor’s daughter. Growing up together, they become friends and soul mates. Naturally their budding feelings for each other are forbidden in this feudalistic kingdom.
China/USA.2017. Director: Tingting Liu. Duration: 5mins
An unassuming Wall Street lawyer finds herself beset by a new employee, Bartleby, who refuses to work – in an ongoing act of passive refusal, he simply ‘prefers not to.’ A quiet, dogged battle of wills ensues in this stop–motion reimagining of a Melville classic.
USA.2016. Director: Laura Naylor & Kristen Kee. Duration: 11mins
The Full Story
Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unraveling, break–down, and the helplessness and rage of being a child. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave?
UK.2017. Director: Daisy Jacobs. Duration: 8mins
The cartoons entertain us, they make us laugh even though we have had a bad day at work and they are our best friends when we feel alone. But, do we know what they do when the screen goes off?
Ecuador/Spain/Peru. 2017. Director: Luis Uson. Duration: 6mins
Dam! The Story of Kit the Beaver
Kit, the eager beaver, embarks on an odyssey through four seasons in a Canadian forest where she learns about compassion, failure, survival and community.
Cananda. 2017. Director: Kjell Boersma. Duration: 13mins
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. May not be suitable for audiences under 18 years of age, parental discretion is advised.