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    BAFF | 2019    

Cineworld, Leicester Square | Friday, May 10th

The eighth 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 evening!

    The Official Selection    

Screening 1

Friday, May 10th | 6.30pm

Home Sweet Home

(Maria Robertson &

Harry Pearson, 2m)

A group of discarded sweets try to make their way home.

In an Empty Wood

(Chia-Hsin Lee, 3m)

 

This is a poetic animation film on the jealousy of seeing someone succeed in a path you once considered.

Phildel: The Deep

(Youri Dekker, 5m)

 

The official music video for Phildel's song, "The Deep". Ramsey has just dealt with the loss of a close companion, and is trying to move on to find out which path to take next.

Flying Octopus

(Aoífe Doyle &

Stefan Grambart, 3m)

 

Nestled deep among the coral reefs of the seabed, a lonely Octopus toils away in his underwater workshop. REZZ has been sending him messages in bottles containing blueprints to help him construct an EXONAUTILUS - a huge fish like flying machine, so that he may join her on the planet Neptune!

Cumulus

(Ioan Holland, 9m)

 

An adventurous young girl named Penwyn, running away from her worrisome dad on the coast of South Wales, stumbles across a talking Blue Footed Booby bird, going by the name Mister Booby, distraught his chicks are flying the nest. On the hunt for adventure, Penwyn follows him as he rushes off in search of his chicks to the mysterious and wonderful world of

the clouds in this charming and heartfelt

watercolour-animated story.

Flaneur

(Holly Warburton, 4m)

 

'Flâneur' is an animated short that captures an experience of wandering through the city at night, against the vibrant backdrop of artificial light as it emanates from pubs and club doorways. Each scene is based on an observational drawing from time spent documenting London at night, bringing the film into a contemporary setting.

They Hunt

(Rhys Byfield, 13m)

 

In a world filled with monsters sits a heavily protected diner. A young, outgoing waitress works there for her uncle, the chef. She sees that their monsterous food supply is at an all time low. So she decides to take matters into her own hands and prove that she’s not a kid anymore. Driving off into the desert on the hunt she ends up biting off more than she can chew, unleashing a whole host of trouble.

The Trolls of Iceland

(Molly Hellman, 6m)

 

Short stop-motion 'mockumentary' style animated film, based on the mysterious Trolls of Iceland.

Pete the Peacock

(Amanda Low, 3m)

 

Pete is a party loving peacock who parties hard as a way of escaping deep feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. The film follows Pete as he learns a lesson about self-respect, and how to love himself.

Moment of Clarity

(Aditya Tawde, 3m)

 

An animated film about the harsh reality of people suffering from substance abuse and alcoholism and their journey towards sobriety.

Hole

(G. Goletski, 6m)

 

HOLE is an experimental narrative animated short about Mo, an adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mo spends a lot of time in their brain. Today, a hole started following them.

The Juggler

(Skirmanta Jakaite, 11m)

 

We live in the same house, but in different apartments, jobs, situations, believes, visions. Each in our own compartment, we fool ourselves that the world is one and that it exists. Sometimes it seems that an incomprehensible thread becomes visible and I am on a verge of understanding…

Substance

(Jamaal Bradley, 5m)

 

Based on True Events; Jason, the oldest of two boys loves his home but battles with wanting to change the deteriorating community and the desire to leave it behind. Tension turns to anger as Jason and his brother John battle over the decision to embrace the drug culture while simultaneously endangering John's daughter. Her symbolic gesture will change the future of the family and change her father’s SUBSTANCE. 

Ripple Home

(Laura Reedy, 1m)

 

'Ripple Home' explores the modern dilemma of trying to define what love means while being physically apart.

Chin Up

(Joanne Salmon, 5m)

 

Chin Up is a MOFILM 'Many Voices - Year of the Women' winning animated documentary about self-acceptance produced by LoveLove Films which follows animator JoAnne Salmon's story from being 1 in 50,000 babies born with Treacher Collins Syndrome to currently living her dreams as an animator.

Encounter

(Howard Wimshurst, 2m)

 

A thrill-seeking ski-tourist speeds down a secluded mountain. An Indigenous

ski-hunter primes his bow for the killing strike. Their paths are about to collide...

Lemon & Elderflower

(Ilenia Cotardo, 3m)

 

Two sibling hummingbirds have to build different inventions in order to solve their “big” problem: to take flight with other birds. 

Making a Meal of It

(Sean Jones, Cheryl Parker, Maria-Larisa Covaciu & Sean Jones, 4m)

 

Life on a cube-shaped planet with extreme temperatures. Taking chances and going on an adventurous journey for water.

Things You Can Do with Extendable Arms

(Luca Paulli, 2m)

 

What would you do if you had a pill that gave you extendable arms? Bring a whole new world within your reach. A brand new pill: Ugrow, you but better.

Screening 2

Friday, May 10th | 8.30pm

Into the Shadow

(Sidney Deng, 3m)

 

A little flame attempts to find his friend with little luck, only to discover that by looking in a different light will reveal them.

Measure by Measure

(Sam Brandon, 3m)

 

Measure by Measure is the debut video from Fast Trains, a new music project combining songs by Tom Wells and animation by Sam Brandon.

Woodie Smalls - Too Soft

(Bert Van den Broeck, 4m)

 

Official music video for Woodie Smalls - Too Soft

The Penguin Who Couldn't Swim

(Tom Rourke, 6m)

 

The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim is an animation about disability – in fact it is about a disabled Penguin. A Penguin who lives on a rocky island in the southern seas where she feels isolated from the rest of her colony. It is an animation about disability, made by a disabled animator.

Three Sketches

(Adam Butcher, 8m)

 

Three Sketches takes a novel approach to storytelling, giving the viewer an extended stay in three locations. As our senses immerse in the manifold details, events seem to repeat themselves in a chronologically dysfunctional way. The viewer is encouraged to draw their own conclusions.

The Wrong Rock

(Michael Cawood, 13m)

 

Martin the Mushroom was born on the wrong rock. The mushrooms on his rock look like him, but they don’t share the same enthusiasm. When he notices another rock across the sea and realizes that although those mushrooms look different, they share his passion for life. Martin journeys to the other rock, but is rejected by a native mushroom because he looks different. And so begins Martin’s epic journey to find his place in life.

Stitch

(Siobhán Smith, 4m)

 

Optimistic Harry attends an interview which will decide if he can carry on receiving benefits that enable to him to live a sustainable life. The tough, unforgiving interview forces him to retreat to his imagination, a softer world, full of wool and crochet.

Dum Dum (De De Bom)

(Benjamin Hall &

Robin Hall, 2m)

 

In order to hand over creative responsibility, a reluctant animator introduces his six-year-old son to the boiling line. The result is a cacophonograph!

Emilio: A Short, Short Film

(Ahmad Tarek, 1m)

 

Emilio goes through a journey of love, sadness and existentialism.

Subway Commute

(Redic Hsu, 10m)

 

A man felt lost during a routine commuting time, trying to escape from the consistent trajectory of life.

L'Homme et le Poisson

(Lewis Leon, 4m)

 

Set against the backdrop of a vast, frozen tundra; a grizzled fisherman gets his comeuppance from a vindictive, yet familiar fish.

Body Echo

(Ali Aschman, 3m)

 

A woman discovers her own fractured self in the room next door. Body Echo expresses psychological fragility and fragmentation of identity.

Space Probe Force: Gravity Push

(Tom Weber &

Ilija Brunck , 3m)

 

The SPACE PROBE FORCE is a team of astronauts on a never ending mission to explore the wonders of extraterrestrial life in the universe.

Where I was Born

(Jungmin Cha, 4m)

 

Sitting through insufferable rush hour traffic. People smoking in public places. Enduring pain by waxing our legs and putting on facial masks to take care of our beauty. Required company staff gatherings after work. Through these short, humorous vignettes, one presents a critique of the diverse social issues permeating throughout South Korean culture.

Expend

(Bismark Fernandes, 4m)

 

A stop-motion film about a man’s endless hunt for elusive energy sources in a decaying world.

The Boy and the Landmine

(Harris Feldman &

Aaron Feldman, 3m)

 

A Cambodian boy steps on an old Landmine in a field, which triggers a conversation of survival and purpose between the two of them.

Billie

(Maki Yoshikura, 4m)

 

The Labradoodle Billie's happy life comes to a sudden end when one morning her beloved owner doesn’t wake up anymore. She is taken away to a place she does not recognise. She is sad and lonely until one day her life takes a new turn...

The Need to be Alone

(Tom Fisher &

Catherine Prowse, 4m)

 

A film about an introvert and how his time alone makes him a better friend. In collaboration with Alain de Botton for The School of Life.

Big Toast

(Sacha Beeley, 4m)

 

Sexy, sexy food.

Sleazy and vain Toast tries to win back an ex flame, the beautiful Egg, but the hideous Big Toast is now on the scene. It is time.

Dunks

(Matt Ley, 2m)

 

A young boy battles it out with a real tall basketball net.

    The Awards    

Nominations Coming Soon!

Best Animated Short

Home Sweet Home

In an Empty Wood

Phildel: The Deep

Flying Octopus

Cumulus

Flaneur

They Hunt

The Trolls of Iceland

Pete the Peacock

Moment of Clarity

Hole

The Juggler

Substance

Ripple Home

Chin Up

Encounter

Lemon & Elderflower

Making a Meal of It

Things You Can Do With Extendable Arms

Into the Shadow

Measure by Measure

Woodie Smalls - Too Soft

*The Penguin Who Couldn't Swim*

Three Sketches

The Wrong Rock

Stitch

Emilio: A Short, Short Film

Subway Commute

L'Homme et le Poisson

Body Echo

Space Probe Force - Gravity Push

Where I was Born

Expend

The Boy and the Landmine

Billie

The Need to be Alone

Big Toast

Dunks

Dum Dum (De De Bom)

Best Music Video

*Phildel: The Deep*

Flying Octopus

Measure by Measure

Woodie Smalls - Too Soft

Best Student Animation

Into the Shadow

*Home Sweet Home*

In an Empty Wood

Best Animation

*Three Sketches*

Chin Up

The Need to be Alone

Moment of Clarity

Best Sound Design

Subway Commute

*Body Echo*

They Hunt

Flaneur

Best Music

Measure by Measure

*Cumulus*

The Penguin Who Couldn't Swim

Billie

Best Unproduced Screenplay

*The Serpent (Written by Sarah F. Clarke)*

Olivia is a young lady who finds herself on a perilous journey with a band of pirates, led by the fearless Captain Emily Childs. It is a journey filled with danger, action, adventure, excitement and romance.

*Winners are denoted by asterisks*

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