Light in Motion Awards Animation Programme Two
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: 1hr 33 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.
A lonely boy is playing with his colorful matchsticks. While he is talking about his dreams, fears and hopes, the matchsticks bring his visions to life.
2019. Hungary. Dir. Géza M. Tóth. Dur. 11 mins.
In a town where everybody has dots, Lulu is the natural center of attention, as she has the most beautiful dots. Every day she dances through the square, and everyone applauds. But suddenly, she starts to lose her dots; one by one.
2019. Denmark. Dir. Snobar Avani. Dur. 7 mins.
This Dark Thought
While babysitting her newborn sister, a young astronomer struggles with a dark thought after encountering something eerie in the night sky.
2019. USA. Dirs. Kris Theorin, Kurtis Theorin. Dur. 7 mins.
The caretaker exhausted by everything, his frustrated wife and one totally depressed deer. Their mutual despair leads them to absurd events, because... shit happens all the time.
2019. Czech Republic. Dirs. Michaela Mihalyi, David Štumpf. Dur. 13 mins.
None of us are here forever, all living creatures must die, but death doesn’t mean the end of our journey.
2019. Czech Republic. Dir. Martin Smatana. Dur.13 mins.
The fishing girl on her way of recovering her lost beloved fishing boat.
2019. Canada. Dir. Yingzhong Hu. Dur. 9 mins.
Spirit of the Drowning Girls
A young Kongfu master falls into the trap of an evil old spirit who enslaves dead little girls drowned by their own parents.
2019. China. Dir. Runze Cao. Dur.11 mins.
Don’t Feed These Animals
Once upon a time there was a lobotomised bunny who lived in a research laboratory. He had bi-polar personality disorder, triggered by his huge appetite for carrots. One day the bunny brings a carrot to life by accident but also creates something evil.
2019. Portugal. Dirs. Guilherme Afonso, Miguel Madaíl de Freitas. Dur. 10 mins.
Song Sparrow is about immigration. People of different color and race and culture, old and young, embark on journeys, eager to find some place they can call home, or just some place they can live in.
2019. Denmark. Dir. Farzaneh Omidvarnia. Dur. 12 mins.