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.
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