2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Animated Shorts


Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 2 - Time

Director: Becky Sloane, Joe Pelling, Joe Pelling

Eventually everyone runs out of time – but before that happens to you, make some time to go on a journey, a journey through directorial duo Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling’s existentialist universe of temporal confusion, TV guides and bathtime. A sequel to Becky & Joe’s original mind-bending viral hit "Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared", which has amassed over 13 million views on YouTube to date and inspired a wave of related videos, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared II" is an unsettling lesson in the dangers of time and the perils of metaphysical introspection. Created using a combination of puppetry, 2D animation and stop-motion models with lyrics and music written and composed by Becky and Joe.

Marilyn Myller

Director: Mikey Please

Marilyn maketh. Marilyn taketh awayeth. Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic. It will be tear jerkingly profound. It will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong. From the BAFTA award winning director of The Eagleman Stag comes this; the follow up film. It will be epic. It will be tear jerkingly profound. It will be perfect.

The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & 3/4

Director: Steve Baker

His name is Desmondo Ray. He enjoys peeing in the rain, altering offensive graffiti, and listening to sad music while having happy thoughts… This is his video dating tape.


Director: Skyler Page

Clarence is an optimistic boy, who is excited by life. He wants to do everything. Because everything is amazing.


Director: Allison Schulnik

"Eager" is a traditional, stop-motion and clay-mation film ballet by painter/animator Allison Schulnik. It is a celebration of the moving painting. Although there is a beginning, middle and end, what it retains in traditional material and methods, it avoids in narrative structure. It is an uncertain account of what exists somewhere between tragedy and farce.

Confusion Through Sand

Director: Danny Madden

A nineteen year old kid finds himself alone in a hostile desert, scared as hell and trained to react.


Director: Paul Neason

Intricately handmade from paper and cardboard, this stop-motion animated tragicomedy follows Danny, a university Geography tutor, as he and his students stray from the syllabus in order to break new academic ground. After managing only to break some homewares, Danny is forced to confront the true nature of his project.


Director: Alan Holly

A lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things.

The Alligator

Director: Alexandra Barsky

Two creatures are trapped together in a swamp. Tension escalates between them when an alligator haunts the waters outside.

The Construction of ANSTALT3000

Director: Helmut Munz

"The Construction of ANSTALT3000" is about the construction of ANSTALT3000.

Through the Hawthorn

Director: Anna Benner, Pia Borg, Gemma Burditt

Sam has stopped taking his medication - he still doesn't think he is ill. His mother found him swimming naked in a freezing river in the middle of the night. The doctor thinks Sam should try a different medication. Three directors follow one of the characters through their experience of the session in a triptych exploring three very different senses of reality.


Director: Guilherme Marcondes

Not many people know this, but every night at 3:33AM time is frozen for a moment. During what is a fraction of second to mortal eyes, there is a second night, a secret one where the spirits of the city come out to play. That is the story of the eternal battle for the soul of São Paulo, the clash between bohemia and authoritarianism, between comedy and horror. “Caveirão” imagines the secret night activities of São Paulo. Inspired by the darker side of Brazilian pop culture, the film crosses over genres and techniques. Fantasy, horror and cartoon meet through live-action, 2D animation and 3D vfx.


Director: Bernardo Britto

A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.

Director: Various


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