Animated Shorts: Festival Hits - Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Animated Shorts: Festival Hits

This week we will screen some international short film that has marked them self on other international animation festivals the last years. Films with strong storytelling about diverse topic such as aging, dictatorship and dysfunctional families. The film programme is screened at following place and time:

SALT, Oslo 28th of April – 20:30
OBS! NEW DATE: TÆPS, Fredrikstad 4th of May – 18:00

Peel/ Encore
Dir: Samuel Patthey & Silvain Monney
Switzerland – 2020
15 min

In a hidden place, the daily routine of a retirement home unfolds as time seems to stand still. The penciled residents come to life on paper. Some are active, others rest or follow a fixed schedule to be repeated each day: medication, meals, games… Around them, machines are flashing, caregivers are busy and some crucifixes remind them of the death that lies in wait. Time fades away and nearby, stretches a forest. The film won Grand Prix at the world biggest animation festival in Annecy, France in 2021.

Beast / Bestia
Dir: Hugo Covarrubias
Chile – 2021
15 min

Based on true events, Bestia explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears, and her frustrations reveal a grim fracture of her mind and of the country. Beast was nominated for best animetd short film and has won a lot of awards at international film festivals.

Affairs of the Art
Dir: Joanna Quinn
UK/Canada – 2021
16 min

Beryl’s back in Affairs of the Art, which showcases one family’s eccentric yet endearing obsessions with everything from drawing to screw threads and pet taxidermy.
Joanna Quinn is one of Britain’s most distinctive animators. Her first film, Girls Night Out (1987), featuring working-class heroine Beryl won three major awards at Annecy. Joanna’s dynamic, fluid style makes her animation vibrant, energetic, and unique. Her films, including Britannia, a savage indictment of British imperialism, have won just about every major international award, including BAFTAs and Emmys, in addition to receiving two Oscar nominations.