Just in time for the long weekend, we’re back with another batch of animated shorts. These films depict impossible journeys, pleasant memories, unconscious imagery and inner strength. They include new works from old favourites, student films announcing talented new artists, short experiments and thoughtful storytelling.
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Aria Joana, Luca Struchen, Nicolas Roth, Pirmin Bieri
7:34 | 2019
This student film features a magical blend of 2D and 3D art styles, gorgeous textures, and a cryptic story that’s part fable and part dream.
6:49 | 2019
Martin is always finding new ways to expand her repertoire of hand-made animation techniques. Orbit uses spinning phonotropes to capture the beauty of nature’s cycles, in a thoughtful fusion of message and medium.
3:51 | 2018
Existing at the border between awake and dreaming, Kádár’s Hypnagogia aims to depict the breakdown of logic and structure that comes on the verge of sleep.
1:13 | 2019
Like its name implies, Heriz’s short is an improvised series of sketches, morphing from one abstract idea to the next. Beautifully drawn, and a great example of how sound design can add solidity to an unstructured film.
The Walk to Obon
2:20 | 2020
Fantone recaptures a favourite family memory in this captivating short. Warm and nostalgic, like a slideshow on a Kodak carousel or a faded family film on Super8.