Our longstanding animation programmer Malcolm Turner, also head honcho at the Melbourne International Animation Festival, offers a selection of the best and brightest from this year’s Animation NOW! Festival.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2019
Highlights include Per Tutta La Vita and I’m OK, virtuoso examples of just how stunning hand-drawn animation can look; the Jacques Tati turned-up-to-11 Caterpillarplasty; Egg, one of the most talked about and awarded films on the circuit at the moment; and two outstanding – and completely different – Kiwi films, Winter’s Blight and Trumpet-Trompette.
If you’re looking to sample the international animation ecosystem in all its multi-coloured, variously shaped glories, there’s no better place to begin.
Quite simply, one of the most beautifully crafted films we have ever seen. A journey to the origins of memory.
Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka enlists in WWI after the end of a love affair.
The latest from the master of ‘glitch’ animation revels in the fearless sub-culture of extreme urban exploration.
The bloody butter is around here somewhere, Betty, it has to be.
A delicately jagged reminder that each of our individual little worlds are strung together by an invisible, infinite thread.
A reclusive old man living alone in a forest is saved by the very cycle of life he nurtured as a young boy.
Herman Brown has every reason to be happy. Herman Brown has every reason to be unhappy. How to decide?
A smooth, stylish meditation on preparing to do something you love.
A glossy and scabrous takedown of the cosmetic surgery industry.
Have you considered food as a choice rather than a requirement? One of the most awarded animated films on the circuit this year.
An audacious stop-motion animation. When the fragile equilibrium of the group is broken, the results are explosive.
Winner of the Victoria University of Wellington School of Design Jury Prize