On a small planet, caught up in their own little private universe, the inhabitants perform their poetically surreal actions, which repeat themselves in an endless loop.
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Apocalyptic visions. Heartwarming journeys. Mysterious visitors. Abstract expressions. The films in the Indie Animation Mixtape cover a vast stylistic range, each taking its own approach to reaching animated greatness. The one thing they all share is a commitment to creating a unique artistic experience, by whatever means necessary.
LIA BERTELS, 2018, BELGIUM
All bears are supposed to hibernate. All, except this one with his eyes wide open.
DANIEL GIES, 2018, CANADA
This independent animated short film follows a lone Inuit hunter as he uses his wisdom, courage, and experience to find and confront his terrifying adversary -- a nanurluk (an iceberg-sized polar bear) in an epic battle for survival.
CAIBEI CAI, 2018, UNITED KINGDOM
One room, two half bodies, a silent relationship.
CARLA LOPEZ, 2019, UNITED STATES
Water as a cleansing, invigorating, distortional, and transitional space. This film was made by printing out each frame of animation using a risograph printer.
CÉSAR DÍAZ MELÉNDEZ, 2019, SPAIN
Life can arise anywhere, nature behaves strangely and days can last for minutes. Although everything is familiar to us, nothing is what it seems in this place. The cycle of life seen from a different perspective.
THE FLOOD IS COMING
GABRIEL BOHMER, 2018, SWITZERLAND/ UK
A forest hermit tries to prepare for a flood, but he becomes distracted by his noisy neighbour - who happens to be the hermit's left eye. The Flood is Coming explores the growing anxiety about the state of nature, and our place in it.
CLIONA NOONAN, 2019, IRELAND
A late-night supermarket cashier with a strange obsession is visited by a mysterious customer.
RICHARD REEVES, 2018, CANADA
TV: transformational vibrations. Images transform into sound vibrations. Inspirational mark making as a visual representation of sound. Experimental abstract animation created by applying both sound and picture directly onto film.
EMILY PELSTRING, 2018, CANADA
This animation offers three small tales, brought to you by the shared divining eye of the Graeae, a trinity of sisters from Greek myth.
Three films from the National Film Board's most recent HotHouse apprenticeship, including The Fake Calendar by Meky Ottawa, XO RAD Magical by Christopher Gilbert Grant, and The Collector by Calgary artist Kassia Ward (produced at Quickdraw!)