Saturday, April 7, 1-2:15pm @ SOVA (3rd & King)
Patrick Smith, USA, 6 min 20 sec
A young man fabricates a simple sock puppet, not knowing the abuse the entity will soon inflict. Through an escalating series of torture, the possessed puppet takes on the embodiment of fear, chaos, and willful self-destruction.
Su Rynard, Ontario, Canada, 9 min
Black Bears forage for food in their current natural habitat — the township dump, while an intermittent parade of people, SUVs and minivans toss out garbage. While sometimes humorous, a fragile and disturbing biological relationship is portrayed. (RR)
Duane Gastant’ Aucoin, Yukon Territory, Canada, 45 sec
Survival of the fittest with pipe cleaners and plasticine. (IN)
Waves at Birth
Maoud Raouf, Quebec, Canada, 5 min
The man in the bottle symbolizes lost hope of humanities survival during a war at its climax. A little humming bird desperately escapes the war on land and in an attempt to survive, it struggles to fly over the ocean. Under the waves, a man closed up in a bottle floats downwards, going deep into the ocean where a happy seahorse plays by itself in the harmony of nature.
Lightning Doodle Project [pikapika]
Takeshi Nagata & Kazue Monno, Japan, 4 min
Filmed in various places in Japan, (parks, bridges, Tokyo Bay, school hallways) this film allowed people to meet new friends as they created a piece of art. (OIAF)
For all things possible
Elisabeth Belliveau, Quebec, Canada, 2 min
This is a short animation, made by drawing with black plasticine on graph paper. It is shot frame by frame, and accompanied by the song “boxcar” written and sung by Rae Spoon. This animation begins simply with two women on a bus, as the bus passes through, things begin to transform braiding landscape, animals and people. This animation explores the interconnectedness of things and the way moments and daydreams imply all things possible. Love loss and longing and general directions.
Veialu Aila-Unsworth, New Zealand, 14 min
An animated proverb of traditional Chinese blue willow porcelin plate, bringing the blue lines to life and weaving a haunting story of love and family betrayal. It is a story of konngse: the beautiful daughter of a rich Chinese mandarin. (IN)
Iris Paabo, Ontario, Canada, 2 min 22 sec
A film artists creations based on the song by Philly Markowitz.
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Laurynas Naviduskas, BC, Canada, 5 min 21 sec
Combining live action and stop motion animation, this film weaves a cautionary tale of unexpected childhood dangers facing one small boy. Night time turns out to be anything but ordinary!
11 min, Whitehorse
Films made in a Yukon Film Society 2 day workshop
Four Letter Word by Guin Lalena
Colins Super Cool Animated Random by Colin
Life In Less than a Minute by Kaori Toragi
Cranefold by Kaori Toragi
Birthday Card by Kaori Toragi
Flight by Meshell Melvin
Raven and Espresso by Nicole Bauberger
Hey That’s my Truck by Nicole Bauberger
Chicken Strips by Nicole Bauberger
Art that Moves by Tanya Handley