BAFF | 2016
ROXY Bar & Cinema | Thursday & Tuesday, June 23rd & 28th
The British Animation Film Festival will be holding it's fifth annual event at the beautiful ROXY Bar & Cinema.
The festival aims to highlight the best in British and International animated entertainment. This will be an incredible opportunity to see some of the brightest up and coming animators in the world and the work they are producing. The festival will be screening a diverse selection of animation throughout the day, from short films, to music videos to new TV pilots!
The Official Selection is split in to two screenings, one each day & then wraps up with drinks and a great chance to network!
The Official Selection
Thursday, June 23rd | 7:30pm
(Tara Knight, 12m)
Mikumentary is a short animated documentary that explores Hatsune Miku - the singing, dancing hologram who is collectively created by hundreds of thousands of people.
The Mega Plush - Episode 1
(Matt Burniston, 4m)
Set in the shadows of a gritty underworld, a war is brewing. The Mega Plush, a group of four plush toy vigilantes, are struggling against the uprising of the SOC (Society of Chimps) army.
(Adeena Grubb, 3m)
The Marshalls seem like they live an idyllic life, but all is not what it seems. Mrs Marshall is hiding a dark secret in the depths of the house.
(Yagmur Altan, 5m)
Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.
(Hannes Rall, 9m)
The poor yet smart trickster Si Lunchai triumphs over the cruel king. An adaptation of an Indonesian legend, inspired by the style of the Southeast Asian shadow puppet play “Wayang Kulit."
(Daniel Højlund, 2m)
On a dream-like journey through nature, a glimpse of the circle of life and the connectedness of everything is explored from the serenity of a meadow to the unknown depths of space.
(Tao Kai Yuan, 4m)
A brother and sister are out hunting for their dinner, and found themselves in unexpected trouble. Each of their true characters are revealed when they have to take action to deal with the situation, and either learn the importance of compassion... or don't.
(Puthima Wongdeeprasith, 2m)
This story is based on the artist’s life when she lost her luggage traveling between continents. In the film, a young boy is the narrator.
A Fat Little Lady
(Alla Churikova, 4m)
A fat little lady Puts on her pants The pants just split, she laughs a bit, Then pulls them off, and you are lost.
The Big, The Bad, and The Bunny
(Rahab Elewaly, 13m)
Rain journeys into the desert to be confronted with his own mortality and the essence of his identity.
Kill It 4 The Kids
(Christopher Ullens de Schooten, 3m)
A cute and colourful handmade town sees the arrival and consequences of capitalism hit the town in bold and comic stop-motion animated footage synced on “Kill it 4 the Kids”!
The Valley Below
(Joel Hofmann, 9m)
What is disguised in the haze will only be revealed from up close. On top of a mountain a soldier protects his town from threat lurking beneath the fog.
(Ambra Arioli, Francesca Falasca & Alice Gaffo, 5m)
During a conversation in a bar, the worries and uncertainties of four friends are performed with irony by the fantasy of one of them, an animator.
(Antje Heyn, 8m)
PAWO (Tibetan for »being brave«) is the magical adventure of a little toy figure, who finds herself in a curious world. Thanks to some strange companions, she gradually becomes aware of her strength and skills...
One Minute for Katrina
(Serafima Serafimova &
Max Halley, 1m)
One Minute for Katrina marks the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The animation offers people a chance to reflect and remember those who lost their lives and many who continue to be affected.
Taichi Mice: Entrance Exam
(Boqing Tang, 7m)
Three little mice struggle to get through the entrance exam of a Taoism martial art school.
Hoppi Tales - Mysterious Letter
(Ferenc Rofusz, 7m)
On the morning of Valentine's Day Morci, the always grumpy Hoppi boy starts the day in a bad mood, because he can't stand the holiday of love, he hates the heart-shaped balloons, the flowers, and the sweethearts walking hand in hand.
(ChiHyun Lee, 2m)
“Zoe” means a life in Greek. It is the story of a man’s life from the cradle to the grave. He grows from baby to child, and child to adult. He met someone, and he becomes a father. Later, he has a grandchild, and dies after his wife has died.
On Flying Water
(Dominique Monfery, 2m)
This film is a metaphore of life, with drops born at dawn and dying at sunrise. the drops are personalized, a visual metaphor of human and animal's life.
Boy, Bear, and Robot
(Joe Loftus, 6m)
A boy awakens in a cabin with an ominous warning scrawled on its wall “don’t go mountain” He tries to make his way to that mountain and meets a boy, a bear and a robot along the way to help.
(Yin Liu, 5m)
A young child goes on a short journey of discovery and experiences loss & a reunion.
(Bart Wasem, 2m)
Desperately, Bruce does anything to recapture his former glory.
(Josh Weisbrod, 10m)
On an isolated satellite in outer space, a guy named Kaboom is torn between virtual friends, real friends, and true friends.
(Junjie "Jake" Zhang, 7m)
Pokey Pokey is a dark humor and horror animated short that depicts a father and his journey to figure out the best way to protect his son from seeing filthiness of the crime-ridden city.
(Oliver Hilbert, 5m)
This snail horror comedy is so scary it'll shock your shell off! Claude and his friends are out of their element and in a whole lot of trouble when they choose the wrong lettuce for lunch. They must now find their way out of this world of horrors before they end up on the menu!
(Nina Pfeifenberger, 4m)
An animated musicvideo for artist Milan. Sometimes need to let go of who you are and go back to the source of your creativity, to that private, most honest place, where you are able to express freely who you really are and the magic happens.
Tuesday, June 28th | 7:30pm
Nuts at the Museum
(Tom Jumpoth Ruayjaroensup, 5m)
Koh Kae visits the meseum but the situation becomes an adventure in the museum instead. In order to he visits there at the same time with the daimond robbery.
(Örs Bárczy, 6m)
Short Animated Film about an adorable, cocoa-drinking deer who is eager to tidy and shoveling in front of his house every day.
(Patrick Blake, 4m)
Do Right is a music video that follows the story of an urban fox as he tries to escape the city of London. This one-man project was created over 7 months using a composite of photos, drawings and footage of my face.
(Andrea Cristini, 3m)
Three ghosts, representing three different generations, keep a portrait of themselves as the unique sign left of their own identity after death.
(Davide Pellino, 9m)
In a universe conteined in a single room, a robot is programmed to execute the same routine of functions without any interruption.
I Could Eat A Horse
(Jake Hovell, 4m)
An incompetent student's desperate quest for sustenance as he explores his filthy shared house, which leads to a brutal and life changing dilemma.
By The Name of Boston
(Grant Kolton, 2m)
William Boston lives in the desert and doesn't care for many things though he does have one friend, a scorpion named Chester.
(Ken Swezey, 14m)
Every forgotten object has a memory with its previous owner still attached. This is a story of Moom, one of those memories stuck in this world. One day, Moom meets another memory just like him.
(Mu-Ti Huang, 3m)
Level On is a short animation that depicts the perspective of living in reality like playing games using gaming terminology to motivate people to live through the challenges in reality.
Life Inside "Islamic State"
(Scott Coello, 17m)
Spread over five animated diary entries, "Life Inside 'Islamic State'" documents an activist's first hand experiences of the IS take over in Raqqa, Syria.
(Gerhard Funk, 7m)
Rise into being, mature, perish – "Fruit" tells a creation story. As the animated short film unfolds, it brings forth a play of shapes illustrating the dialog between two mythological forces – the West and the East.
(Kaho Yoshida, 4m)
In this mixed-media animation, Michi journeys into a brightly-coloured world filled with adventure and mysterious creatures and leaves with a renewed self-awareness.
(Cecilia Pugliese & Yijun Liu, 5m)
Shift is a 3D animated short film that tells a story about self-discovery in which the interaction between characters that appear to be antagonists makes the main character confront her own life and change.
In A Good Way
(Yi-Ju Tsai, 5m)
In A Good Way (2015) by Yi Ju Tsai is a 2D animation about a typical Asian salaryman who has decided to leave his job and returned to his hometown.
Alex & Sylvia
(Christian Lachel, 9m)
When Sylvia, a successful scientist, must take over her grandmother's small-town bakery she discovers that life sometimes has different plans for you.
(Aaron Paradox, 4m)
A dreaming hero wakes up and sees the Dreamer himself. Is he? Time freezes and we are seeing things as they are. Are we? Narrated by British-born American philosopher Alan Watts.
Accidents, Bludners, & Calamaties
(James Cunningham, 5m)
A father possum tells his kids a story about the most dangerous animal of all – humans!
(Babak Nekooei &
Behnoud Nekooei, 3m)
All the workers in a factory have been instructed to paint stripes on the boxes. The work is getting done in the usual mundane way, until one of the workers decides to paint the boxes differently.
(JD Gardner & Anne Fong, 4m)
Viva Lucha tells the story of El Rey, a retired luchador who attempts to live a life as a normal white collar worker.
Taking The Plunge
(Thaddaeus Andreades, Nicholas Manfredi, Elizabeth
Ku-Herrero & Marie Raoult, 7m)
When a young man’s ideal wedding proposal is put in jeopardy, he is forced to dive into unknown waters to salvage his plans.
The Ballad of the Homeless
(Monica Manganelli, 9m)
A poetic and surreal journey into the lands devastated by the earthquake in Emilia (2012), through the eyes of a child (Tommy, the protagonist) and his friend, a snail.
The Forest Paper
(Sipparpad Krongraksa, 4m)
This animation it all about bird who want to build her nest with straw,but he get lost in to the world that is made of paper, everybody in the city tends to focus on technologies and forget to care about our mother-nature.it cause disaster like flooding..