The Fallen Tree

LIM Animated Short Films Competition Programme 1

Sunday 18 Nov 2018 - 3:00pm

Since 1999, the Foyle Film Festival has been an Oscar® affiliated festival - one of only a handful of festivals to enjoy this honour. In addition, Foyle Film Festival enjoys BAFTA recognition since 2009. Recipients of the Light in Motion (LIM) awards can submit their film for consideration in the Short Film Animation categories of the Academy Award® without the standard theatrical run.

The Juggler

We live in the same house, but in different apartments. Each in our own compartment, we fool ourselves that the world is one and that it exists. Sometimes it seems that an incomprehensible thread becomes visible and I am on a verge of understanding…

France/Lithuania 2018 Director: Skirmanta Jakaité Duration: 11 mins


The Fallen Tree

A composer struggles to write his song. A librarian cares for her silent forest of books. One day they meet.

USA 2017 Director: Andrew Hodges Duration: 9 mins


Carlottas Face

As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around her to have faces, she even doesn’t recognise her own face. Years later she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain, it was art after all that offered her a way to finally recognise herself.

Germany 2018 Director: Valenti Riedl Duration: 5 mins



A coyote loses his wife and children from an attack of wolves. Anguished and trying to process the experience, grief and delusion give way to evil.

Switzerland 2018 Director: Lorenz Wunderle Duration: 10 mins


Space Between Stars

A group of ethereal creatures explore a derelict space station. As they’re drawn out into the vast unsettling environment of space and their fate begins to crystallise, questions are raised about the nature and ambiguity of conflict.

Canada 2018 Director: Samuel W. Bradley Duration: 10 mins



After a trial adoption Christine finds herself struggling to adapt to her new home. The couple that adopted her also face difficulties beyond a child’s ability to comprehend.

New Zealand 2018 Director: Paul James Duration: 12 mins


La Noria

A young boy who loves to draw and build ferris wheels encounters strange creatures that turn his life upside down.

Spain 2018 Director: Carlos Baena Duration: 12 mins



Inanimate is a classic stop motion film about Katrine, who realises the fakeness in her world and how she’s a mere puppet herself.

UK 2018 Director: Lucia Bulgheroni Duration: 9 mins


The Bird & The Whale

A young whale separated from his family discovers a caged bird, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.

Ireland 2018 Director: Carol Freeman Duration: 7 mins


All films in the competition have yet to receive certification. Some films may contain strong language, content and scenes that may be upsetting. For viewers under 18 years of age, parental discretion advised as programme may not be suitable.