Even though most of our festival entries are shorts, 140 animation films can be quite the mouthful to chew through. To make it a bit easier for you, we decided to pick out five movies you shouldn’t miss. Some have travelled around the world on the film festival circuit whereas others are just starting their festival life. But one feature in common for all of ’em: they’re creations of absolutely brilliant animation artists.
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Set in the year 2019, PostHuman follows Terrence and his dog Nine in an adrenalized world of espionage, assassins, and out of control super science. Gritty, hyperstylized, and dripping with intense images, this film is NSFW, for children, or adults with no sense of adventure. Stars the awesome Tricia Helfer, who played Cylon Number 6 in Battlestar Galactica.
Would you rather save time? Or save stuff? This film examines the imbalance and waste created by these modern obsessions. Director Isaac King’s short has bagged over 10 film festival awards, without a doubt due to its powerful storytelling and graphic originality.
Selected by more than 90 international film festivals, this Chilean gem is a true testament to the idea that love has to be shared. A man gives his partner a small sphere pulled out of his chest, and she can’t seem to separate herself from her new gift—even after they break up.
Directed by Andre Surya (digital artist on Iron Man, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation,Iron Man 2), The Escape takes place in a distant future where a teleportation device to other dimensions has been invented. Eliana has stolen this device, and is now forced to use the device as the police is in hot pursuit behind her.
From Grzegorz Jonkajtys (visual effects on Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Iron Man 2 and more), ARK takes place in a future where an unknown virus has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the only remaining survivors escape to the sea, in search of uninhabited land.