Light in Motion Awards Animation Programme One
The finalists for this year’s Foyle Film Festival Light in Motion Awards have been announced with 35 films in contention for the Light in Motion Awards for Best Animation.
Programme Duration: 1 hr 35 mins
Please note all films in competition have yet to receive certification. Some films may contain strong language, content and scenes that may be upsetting. For viewers under the age of 18, parental discretion is advised as programmes may not be suitable.
Set in Hogarth's gin-soaked Georgian London, Mother’s Ruin is an animated anti-musical. It tells the story of how a 12 year-old boy turns from an innocent child into one of Dickens' most notorious villains.
2019. UK. Dir. Frank Burgess. Dur. 12 mins.
While visiting a home for children, a little girl meets Joseph, a boy whose only dream is to have a yellow umbrella. This unexpected encounter awakens his memories of the past.
2019. Brazil. Dir. Helena Hilario. Dur. 8 mins.
A coming-of-age animated short that follows a recent graduate experiencing the literal ups and downs of adulthood after moving into his first house, which happens to be built atop a roller coaster in sync with his emotions.
2019. USA. Dir. Amos Sussigan. Dur. 9 mins.
Vast plains, colorful sceneries, a red dog, that seems to reach into the sky. This is how Tom experiences summer in Blieschow, his grandfather’s farm. He feels overwhelmed by the exuberance of nature and finds himself in a constant competition with his cousin, who is seemingly better at everything. Envy starts to grow in little Tom.
2019. Germany. Dir. Christoph Sarow. Dur. 10 mins.
Set in Victorian London, Abe, an overworked Irish writer draws inspiration from his day job in the theatre to write a bloody brilliant novel.
2019. Ireland. Dir. Adam H. Stewart. Dur. 13 mins.
Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done. Through intimate and personal stories, five women share their experiences in relation to the body, from childhood to old age.
2019. Brazil. Dir. Camila Kater. Dur. 12 mins.
When the Light Comes
Time is streaming away and overshadowing numerous relationships. Life is a continuous journey of saying goodbye to different people at different stages.
2019. UK. Dirs. Siqi Cai, Hang Xu. Dur. 5 mins.
Hugo and Holger
The boy Hugo’s biggest wish is to own a dog. Hugo has very poor eyesight. One day his wish comes true, when he finally meets Holger. Holger is in fact a baby elephant, but all Hugo sees is a big lovely puppy dog. It's all about the eyes that see!
2019. Denmark. Dir. Teddy Halkier Kristiansen. Dur. 14 mins.
Grandpa’s Favourite Origami
While playing origami with his granddaughter, a grandfather experiences an internal journey, traveling back to his childhood.
2018. New Zealand. Dir. Yihan Wang. Dur. 5 mins.