Animation 1: Dark & Light, Wed 24th Feb

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.

TRT: 83:14

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