Animation 3

Total: 61 mins 1 secs

Animators are let loose in this eclectic block of stories, styles and techniques where artistry and technology perfectly collide. A dance of deception takes on a darker agenda, while we look down the lens of a father-son bond. Lifestyle choices need to be made for the Bardo to become, and lovable creatures accept their fate at mealtime.  

Monday 17th October Available for 48 hrs from 4:30pm
Friday 7th October 12:45pm - Bolton Museum Theatre 1 Saturday 8th October 11:00am - Light Cinema Screen 3

The Debutante

Elizabeth Hobbs
United Kingdom, 2022
8:10 mins
A spirited young woman persuades a hyena from London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance held in her honour. Their plan requires a surprising amount of artistry and violence. Based on a story by artist Leonora Carrington, Elizabeth Hobbs celebrates her startling tale with paint and collage.

There is exactly enough time

Oskar Salomonowitz
Austria, 2021
2:12 mins
Oskar Salomonowitz, the 12-year-old son of filmmakers Anja Salomonowitz and Virgil Widrich, had drawn 206 frames of a flip book when he died in an accident. Using the remaining blank sheets, his father continued drawing the film.

The Crow

Glenn Marshall
United Kingdom, 2021
3:04 mins
UK Premiere
In this animation, artificial intelligence is used to transform a dancer into a crow. The result is a haunting and compelling piece that follows the crow through its brief dance in a landscape of post-apocalyptic barrenness, to its inevitable demise.

Soft Tissue

Cliona Noonan
Ireland, 2021
8:30 mins
A father takes desperate measures in the hopes of saving his son, but his actions soon become a distraction from what matters to him most.

Still Life

Conner Griffith
United States, 2021
7:32 mins
UK Premiere
Composed of over 1000 engravings from the 18th-19th century, Still Life is a meditation on objectivity and meaning. The film explores the idea that we live in a world of objects and a world of objects lives within us.

My Father’s Damn Camera!

Milos Tomic
Slovenia, 2021
6:40 mins
In a story that intertwines hand-drawn and stop animation in collage technique, the author takes his audience on a ride through the archive of Slovenian photographer Dragiša Modrinjak, and at the same time draws from personal experience as a filmmaker and father.

Tap Runner

Paolo Chianta
United Kingdom, 2021
2:50 mins
In a dystopian future, it’s one man’s job to check taps for leakage and wastage. But he is not permitted to fix the taps. Much as he might want to…

Growing Plains

Jessica Wheeler
United Kingdom, 2021
2:59 mins
The plains are populated with beds. Growing Plains is a sensory snapshot of an uncanny landscape where humans have an alternative biology.


Aisling Conroy
Ireland, 2021
4:00 mins
A woman questions her lifestyle choices when the travails of urban living are one day jolted into juxtaposition with a simpler way of life.

She Dreams At Sunrise

Camrus Johnson
United States, 2021
10:39 mins
Every sunrise, Gerry dreams of a magical world where life feels as joyful as it once was. But when she wakes up, her great-nephew must find ways to remind her of the joy that's still there.


Jonatan Schwenk
Germany, 2021
4:25 mins
Small shimmering animals are in heat. A two-legged forest dweller encounters the lustful group. He and his companions snack on the little creatures and soon a feast begins.