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    BAFF | 2018   

Cineworld, Leicester Square | Saturday, June 30th

The seventh annual British Animation Film Festival will be held at the newly renovated Cineworld in Leicester Square!

 

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 from around the world throughout the day!

    The Official Selection    

Screening 1

Saturday, June 30th | 3:00pm

Scope

(Rachael Olga Lloyd, 7m)

 

In a world where everyone lives on their own planet of flowers, a man's tranquil life is disturbed by the sudden appearance of his neighbor's new flowers.

Watching

(Yuanyuan Huang, 4m)

 

This film is about some personal experience with 'Emotion Meditation'

KCLOC

(Ninaad Kulkarni, 3m)

 

A 3D animated documentary on people's perceptions of time. A selection of brief interviews provide the voices for ten meticulously designed CGI clock characters, in a variety of real-world settings, as they respond to a single question: “What does time mean to you?”

GIF ME THAT FOOD

(Emi Tse, 2m)

 

A compilation of bizarre food monsters celebrating a taste of delicious Asian flavors in a fun and humorous way. Every food monster is inspired by a street food or food product in Japan and Taiwan, and is created with a unique charm and personality. 

The Mud

(Brandon Lake, 6m)

 

The story of a clay figure who struggles against outside forces that seek to overtake and disfigure his very essence. Through dance and movement, he strives to understand and find himself.

Augenblicke

(Kiana Naghshineh, 4m)

 

Three perceptions of only one truth - hers, his and ours.

Weeds

(Kevin Hudson, 3m)

 

The story of a dandelion, rooted on the wrong side of the driveway in a barren yard surrounded by dry dirt and dead grass. Just across the concrete lies another yard, where the sprinklers spray water endlessly, and the greener grass holds the promise of a better life.

Miss Hong

(Jong Ki Jeon, 7m)

 

In a sanatorium, a grandma who is trapped in her own past suffering from alzheimer's, loses her toeshoes that hold the dearest memory of childhood with her family.

Contact

(Katy Wang, 7m)

 

Stranded on a distant planet, a lonely astronaut sends out a signal in search of human contact.

A Drawing

(Brad Condie, 6m)

 

A young boy misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying Mother.  Through a deep desire he wills himself to try to see her again.

Framed

(Marco Jemolo, 7m)

 

A noir animated short-film, which explores the sensitive subject of alienation in society.

Not The Same River.

Not The Same Man.

(Michelle Brand, 4m)

 

A fisherman takes his boat out on the river. While he and his surroundings are in a constant flow, the viewer observes the passing of time, watching everything go through movement and change. In an ever-flowing cycle, things come to be, change, evolve, and pass on...

Outside

(Laura Norris, 5m)

 

When a lonesome little boy brings a strange creature home, he must keep it a secret from his mom or risk losing his only friend.

Twice Upon a Time

(Vojin Vasovic, 14m)

 

Twice upon a time, there was a king with a split personality whose one half wants to become a poet and the other a fearless warrior. They share their conscience, but have opposing wishes and desperately want to get rid of each other.

Sand

(Arjan Brentjes 5m)

 

You get up at five, eat your vitamins, take some water with your coffee, work for a few hours, eat your omegas and flavonoids, work a little more, get some exercise and then take a shower. But don’t bother trying to wash the sand out of your hair.

Seen Again

(Peter Murphey, 10m)

 

A troubled man, trying to make sense of his life while driving through the Arizona desert, encounters difficult memories from his past that appear as a storm of personal objects falling from the sky.

Screening 2

Saturday, June 30th | 5:30pm

Late Afternoon

(Louise Bagnall, 9m)

 

Emily finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She drifts back through her memories to relive different moments from her life. Emily must look to her past so that she may fully connect with the present.

Weeds

(Kevin Hudson, 3m)

 

The story of a dandelion, rooted on the wrong side of the driveway in a barren yard surrounded by dry dirt and dead grass. Just across the concrete lies another yard, where the sprinklers spray water endlessly, and the greener grass holds the promise of a better life.

Lefú

(Ihab Al- Azaam,

Mario Bertsch,

Till Sander- Titgemeyer &

York von Sydow, 5m)

 

A little tree seedling is searching for an adventure. He crosses deep trenches and passes through fantastic worlds. His curiosity, agility and lightweight allow him to travel easily between worlds.

Broken Dreams

(Nick Cinelli, 3m)

 

Sal hopes willpower, imagination, and music can bring her and her father's dreams to life. Sadly, it's all just a mirage in the desert.

The Tale of The Upside Down Mermaid

(Sam Baum, 7m)

 

Ferdig dreams of catching a mermaid and making her his wife. But this is no ordinary mermaid...

White Lilacs

(Alex Bernas, 6m)

 

Flowers, family, and friends. White Lilacs' narrative contemplates the balance between individual impulse and the social pressure to conform.

Nana

(Ali Kellner, 5m)

 

The story of how my Hungarian grandmother survived as a Jewish prisoner during the Holocaust.

Sunny and Gerd in Spring Cleaning

(DaCosta Bayley, 6m)

 

A whistle blows, signalling break time. Gerd sits in his favourite spot to enjoy his break and catch up on some reading. Unbeknownst to Gerd, his best friend Sunny is about to deny him any respite from the day’s grind. 

Vows

(Mark McKinsey, 5m)

 

A man experiences conflicting feelings on what should be the happiest day of his life.

Drawing in Time:

Desert Filmscape

(Clare Dallimore, 4m)

 

Retreating from the Western Frontier, a new community of independent film makers emerge, creating temporary working and living realms outside of the urban sprawl. The ‘Desert Filmscape’ acts as host to a cinematic festival for those rebelling against the conventions of Hollywood. 

Blue Light

(Harriet Francis Croucher, 4m)

 

Emergency service personnel talk about the realities of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and its impact on their lives and their families.

Prychynna:

The Story of Love

(Andrii Shcherbak, 21m)

 

The war separates lovers, but their hearts remain together. The young woman loses her mind, but love gives her strength to wait for her beloved.

Dr. Mantis

(Brandon Mikolaski 3m)

 

Dr. Mantis is a practicing psychotherapist but a full time praying mantis. Often, she doesn't know where one ends and the other begins. But the truth is, she doesn't really care. You see, satisfied patients make very satisfied Praying Mantises.

The Box

(Dusan Kastelic, 12m)

 

You have probably heard of the phrase 'To think outside of the box'? Well this is a film about such a box and the

flat-headed creatures that live inside of it.

    The Awards    

As Decided by You!

Best Animated Film

Late Afternoon

*Augenblicke*

Broken Dreams

Blue Light

Best Animation

Late Afternoon

*Weeds*

Aguenblicke

Framed

Best Sound

*The Box*

Augenblicke

Contact

Not the Same River. Not the Same Man.

Best Music

*Blue Light*

GIF ME THAT FOOD

Contact

The Tale of The Upside Down Mermaid

Best Unproduced Screenplay

Best Unproduced Screenplay Winner

*Zayne Black for “KnightBear”*

A young girl's courageous teddy bear protector and his faithful companions spend one fateful night protecting her from the fears and nightmares that lurk beyond the bedroom door.

Best Unproduced Screenplay

Special Commendations

Steven Laflamme for "The Enquiring Files”

Jack and Louis are the laughingstock of the FBI after a botched mission. Despite their demotion to investigating crackpot tabloid journalism, they do their best to come out on top--in this case, they try to track down the whereabouts of Elvis Presley.

Philip Dumas for "The 3 Rocket Racers

In the aftermath of the New Year's Eve massacre of 2099, a teen scientist's dream of becoming a professional Rocket Racer is jeopardized when duty calls to assist an ambitious sergeant rescue "the sleeping prince" from his godfather, the CEO, and save Fort Austin from his executive orders.

*Denotes the Winner*

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