Wed 24th Feb, Central Library 4.00pm
Animation 1: “DARK & LIGHT” (12A) Tickets now available here.
Tales about addiction, greed, death and war presented alongside stories on wonder, creativity and unshakeable friendship. From day-to-day life, to outer space, these are the stories life is made of.
Dacryphilia BRITISH Premiere
Dir: Rene Chandler, Wri: Amanda Miha, Prod: Shelley Dresden
USA (2014), 6 min., Cert 12a
Pablo needs to cry if he wants to keep Adora – the only problem is, he’s run out of tears. A dark fairytale about infatuation and control.
Animation Hotline (2013) MANCHESTER Premiere
Dir/Prod: Dustin Grella
USA (2013), 5 min. 24 sec., Cert PG
Watch voice mail come to life in this animation of crowd-sourced messages left in the director’s mailbox.
The Beginning of the End UK Premiere
Dir/Wri/Prod: Manon David
France (2015), 6 min. 34 sec., Cert 12a
Residents living peacefully on a paradise island have their day disrupted by the unexpected arrival of an aviator flying an advertising plane coming from the nearby town.
A Coat Made Dark MANCHESTER Premiere
Dir/Wri: Jack O’Shea, Prod: Damien Byrne for Still Films Ltd
Ireland (2015), 9 min. 56 sec., Cert 12a
A man follows the orders of a dog to wear a mysterious coat with pockets that produce endless amounts of money.
Portrait Of A Wind-Up Maker NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir/Wri: Dario Perez, Prod: Almaziga Films
Spain (2015), 4 min. 36 sec., Cert PG
Chema is an expat architect from Spain who lives in Amsterdam. He has built up a new life there as a wind-up toy maker, creating small pieces of art from recycled items.
Song of the Man
Dir: Eleonora Asparuhova
UK (2015) 6 min. 51 sec, Cert 12a
A man goes to prison after killing his father and surrounded by darkness is where he finds his light. An interpretation of the poem ‘Song of the Man’ by the Bulgarian author Nikola Vaptsarov.
Eloise, Little Dreamer NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir/Wri/Prod: Myriam L. Obin
Canada (2015), 4 min., Cert PG
During a parade, a little girl follows her older sister without her permission. At first, she is amazed by the ambiance but the more she gets lost, the more she sees strange things happening around her.
Edith’s War NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir/Wri: Laura Kavanagh, Prod: Emily Bignell
UK (2014), 11 min. 22 sec., Cert PG
In 1915 Yorkshire, young lovers Jack and Edith must deal with the possibility of never seeing one another again, as Jack goes off to war.
Dir/Wri: Allan Holly, Prod: Ciaran Deeney
UK (2014), 9 min., Cert 12a
A lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park Death finds him and shows him many things.
My Kingdom NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir/Wri/Prod: Debra Solomon
USA (2014), 4 min. 4 sec., Cert 15
This Kingdom is about personal space… 24 inches to be exact, which must be fiercely defended-especially on the subway. Don’t ‘mess’ with her!
(Please note some use of F word – not in aggressive or offensive manner)
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos REGIONAL Premiere
Dir/Wri: Konstantin Bronzit, Prod: Alexander Boyarsky, Sergey Selyanov
Russia (2014), 15 min. 25 sec., Cert 12a
Two astronauts, close friends, try to do their best in their everyday training to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.