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The British Animation Film Festival 2014
Sunday 8th June 2014
Host Venue: Empire Cinema, Leicester Square

5-6 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA, United Kingdom

The Festival

This is the third year for the British Animation Film Festival and we're continuing the tradition of getting bigger and better! This year not only do we have more films screening than ever before, but we've also moved to a bigger and more exciting venue! 

The British Animation Film Festival is proud to be one of a select few film festivals showcased at the heart of the UK's cinema industry; Leicester Square!

 

Come along for a relaxed and fun day of animated films from around the world, as we showcase some of the best animated movies on the festival circuit! 

The Official Selection by Screening
Sunday 8th June
SCREENING 1 - 3.30pm

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THE ROSE OF TURAIDA

Director: Ryan Grobins
Run Time: 4 mins
Synopsis: 
Based on a true story set in 17th century Latvia, The Rose of Turaida tells of the tragedy of a beautiful young woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice for love and honour
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THE UMBRELLA FACTORY

Director: Lexie Findarle Trivundza, Nick Trivundza

Run Time: 4 mins

Synopsis: One evening, a traveller knocked upon the door of three brothers. Asking for a place to stay, as he has nowhere else to go, he offers them his magic talisman for payment in exchange for room and board.

MILKYBOY

Director: Arnold Arre

Run Time: 20 mins

Synopsis: What happens to TV child stars when they grow up? This is the story of Rey who played a superhero character called 'Milkyboy' in a milk commercial as a child in the 1980s.

NIGHT OF THE LOVING DEAD

Director: Anna Humphries

Run Time: 9 mins

Synopsis: A zombie movie with more heart than brains...

DRIVEN

Director: Michael Zachary Huber

Run Time: 4 mins

Synopsis: On a dry lake bed in the early morning hours, Jack unloads a machine, part motorcycle and part jet and suits up. As his speed builds he thinks back to the events that brought him here.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Director: Morr Meroz
Run Time: 3 mins
Synopsis: 
Life in a fish tank can be confusing.

AN EVENING WITH JACK THE RIPPER

Director: Lexie Findarle Trivundza, Nick Trivundza

Run Time: 2 mins

Synopsis: As we follow the infamous killer on one of his evenings, we enter a world somewhere between Sin City and the opening titles of Mad Men.

MONKEY RAG

Director: Joanna Davidovich

Run Time: 4 mins

Synopsis: 'Monkey Rag'- a bouncy, animated romp set to the rollicking Asylum Street Spankers tune.

AMULET

Director: Tavvon Reynolds

Run Time: 3 mins

Synopsis: A boy finds an amulet that awakens an ancient beast.

PUGGUMS

Director: Shane Simpson, Montaque Ruffin

Run Time: 3 mins

Synopsis: Down on his luck, Puggums searches for somewhere safe and warm.

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GUNS OF ICARUS PROLOGUE

Director: Tim Doolen
Run Time: 1 min
Synopsis: 
Catastrophic wars have led to the collapse of modern industrial society. From the twilight of extinction humanity rises to regain its former glory.

BLESS YOU

Director: Philip Watts

Run Time: 2 mins

Synopsis: An architect in the skies grows bored of his creation and decides to spice things up in this film that combines 2D animation, tilt shift photography and gratuitous explosions.

SLZZPWALKER

Director: Eunju Hyun

Run Time: 2 mins

Synopsis: A young man sleepwalks out of town and finds himself in a strange world.

SCREENING 2 - 6pm

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MACROSTRUCTURE

Director: Eric Schockmel
Run Time: 6 mins
Synopsis: 
We are taken on a 3D animated journey through a world inhabited by synthetic life forms and the self-aware machines who manufacture, control, and recycle them.

THE GIRL WHO LOVED FAIRY-TALES

Director: Cejen Cernic

Run Time: 4 mins

Synopsis: A true story about the girl who loved fairy tales.

L'ART DES THANATIER

Director: David Le Bozek

Run Time: 14 mins

Synopsis: A medieval torturer discusses his craft, his passion, and faces the end of it all with the invention of the Guillotine.

ANGELS & GHOSTS

Director: Sara Kenney

Run Time: 10 mins

Synopsis: Based on a true story, Angels and Ghosts tells the emotive journey of Amber, a young girl who is on a quest to find her brothers who have disappeared.

SAUSAGE

Director: Robert Grieves

Run Time: 7 mins

Synopsis: The idyllic market square of two artisan stallholders is invaded by a slick fast-food vendor. What methods must these traditional providers invent to battle for their livelihoods?

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MARCEL

Directors: Eric Cunha, Seung Sung
Run Time: 3 mins
Synopsis: 
A thief works his way through a museum only to find there is one particular prize someone else has their eye on.

THE WILD WILD TEST

Director: Jeff Bryson

Run Time: 3 mins

Synopsis: An old man faces the DMV in the ultimate Wild West showdown.

LEVIATHAN AGES

Director: Jon Yeo

Run Time: 4 mins

Synopsis: Bound in ancient celestial ballet, nine dead Kings arise to claim a fallen Emperor.

SPACEBOUND

Directors: Ellen Su, Kyle Moy

Run Time: 3 mins

Synopsis: A boy and his dog fly through space on an adventure of massive proportions.

STILL I BREATHE

Directors: Zach Lydon, Sang Lee

Run Time: 3 mins

Synopsis: Faced with an inevitable end, an inventor calculates exactly when the end will come.

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ILLUSION

Directors: Vanessa Lee, Yoon Sun Bae

Run Time: 2 mins

Synopsis: An imagining of a child's creativity that's run wild.

ETERNITY

Director: Byunghoon Han

Run Time: 2 mins

Synopsis: Geometric creations form deadly creatures.

RAMUS

Directors: Chris Devito, Danica Parry
Run Time: 2 mins
Synopsis: 
A young branch, separated from its tree has to find its way home.

SCREENING 3 - 8pm

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FOR THE REMAINDER

Director: Omer Ben David
Run Time: 6 mins
Synopsis: 
An atmospheric and vague, painterly animated short that envisions a view upon an old house cat who bids farewell to his home in his final moments.

THE MISSING SCARF

Director: Eoin Duffy

Run Time: 7 mins

Synopsis: A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

MISTER SUPER JUICE

Director: Mike Wellins

Run Time: 4 mins

Synopsis: A man talks about juicing and its health benefits in a quirky and intense manner in order to sell his juicing machine.

THE GOLD SPARROW

Director: Daniel Stessen

Run Time: 13 mins

Synopsis: In a black and white world artists must defend their colour from the Gold Sparrow in this animated short film.

RAIL

Director: Jack Tilley

Run Time: 11 mins

Synopsis: This film is about 'Holding onto your dreams' - finding the thing in life that gives you joy. The difficulty is when you have to choose between your family and your dreams.

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THE BOX - XXX

Director: Dadomani Studio
Run Time: 3 mins
Synopsis: 
The Box and Dox spend their entire lives sitting on the couch in front of the TV. Both are afflicted with a very powerful addiction to television.

THE NEIGHBOURS

Director: John Peavoy

Run Time: 3 mins

Synopsis: The Neighbours tells the story of an elderly frog trying to find out who Scott Carrier is and why this Tom Cat is sitting oh so very high up in his tree. And how in the Lord's name will he get him down.

STRANDED

Directors: Vicky Penzes, Donia Liecht

Run Time: 2 mins

Synopsis: Survival all alone on an island may not be as easy as it might seem when there's a seagull that has it out for you.

STARDUST

Director: Mischa Rozema

Run Time: 4 mins

Synopsis: Mischa Rozema's new short film, Stardust, is a story about Voyager 1. The probe is the furthest man-made object from the sun and witnesses unimaginable beauty and destruction..

BAXTER

Director: Ty Coyle

Run Time: 3 mins

Synopsis: Baxter the raccoon makes his way into Granny's Sweet Shop, but upon entering he gets so obsessed with the candy that he creates his own downfall.

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1893

Director: Ryan Chong
Run Time: 2 mins
Synopsis: 
August 1893. We explore a train station where a woman awaits departure.

NINE

Directors: Chawalit Kaewmanee, Wanichaya Phraejunya
Run Time: 8 mins
Synopsis: 
Nine is a haunting tale of innocence lost as the Grey Cat, afraid of losing his final life makes a deal with the devil and gets much more than he bargained for, and loses even more along the way.

RAIN MAKER

Director: Martinez Adalynn

Run Time: 2 mins

Synopsis: The Rain Maker and his rabbit friend try to convince the spirits to bring rain to the arid desert, one way or another...

CHARLIE & YIP

Director: Alex Williams

Run Time: 2 mins

Synopsis: Its show and tell day at school so Charlie decides to take his beloved pet Yip to present to the class.

BEST NEW SCREENPLAY

After reading through all the competition for the best uproduced screenplay at this year's British Animation
Film Festival, the winner of this year's Best New Screenplay Competition is...

THE LAST ICEBURG - Anne Ousby