Festival of Animated Objects Presents
CALGARY CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (MEETING ROOM 0-13/0-14)
SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 4:30PM
Age: 15+ (dark themes, mature content)
Curated by Regina filmmaker Janine Windolph, this fascinating and entertaining program of shorts from around the world uses stop-motion, puppetry, and animated objects to explore the human condition in relation with the land, the environment and space. Co-produced with CAOS and Emmedia. EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society is a non-profit artist-run organization that supports both the production and presentation of media arts.
Lilly Goes Fishing, The Bum Family, 8 mins, Canada
Will Lilly, a giant orange monster, discover a mysterious secret that lurks below the surface at a lakeside fishing camp?
Americana, Lee Tomik, 4 mins, USA
A child holds on to creativity, playfulness, and magic on her tenth birthday in the face of a sobering reality - her grandfather is dying.
Outside Hearing In, Savannah Winchester and Dylan Reitz, 7 min, USA
Calvin finds himself able to hear the soundtracks of lives far beyond his own doorstep and sets out to build a radio tower to broadcast his gift.
Secessionist, Rachael Wenona Guy, 8 min, Australia
A pair of conjoined twins at odds with each other embodies the conflict between our desire for autonomy and the fact of our interdependence.
Black Dog, Joshua Tuthill, 15 min, USA
A dark family drama set during the space race of the 1960's, utilizing stop-motion animation and archival footage to elucidate a time of heated social and political tension.
Only Savages, Ben Page, 8 min, USA
Would you obey an order you felt would harm someone else? How much would you be willing to compromise your beliefs to protect someone you love?
Gerry Anderson's Firestorm, Gerry Anderson, 9 min, UK
A hundred years from now, just when people are at their most contented, a wave of criminal activity starts. Filmed in Ultramarionation made famous by the Thunderbirds.