PAF comes to the Moving Image Festival Screen City, held during October 25–27th 2013 in Stavanger/Sandnes, Norway. In programme Animated Cities curated by Eliška Děcká and Sylva Poláková, the Norway spectators will experience the thumbnail of the PAF 2012 programme section Urbanism Animated.
SF Kino | Oct. 26th | 14h | KINOKINO | Oct. 27th | 19.00h (symposium)
Screen City – Moving Image Festival
October 25–27th 2013 Stavanger/Sandnes, Norway
Animation isn't just kid's stories, fairy tales or gags and pun jokes. Animation is also a wonderful medium to talk about serious complicated issues. Thanks to its total artistic freedom and ability to look inside and under the surface, animation can be often very helpful in explaining difficult problems or showing the true emotions hidden deep inside of our hearts. Both of these above mentioned qualities can be hopefully found in our selection "Animated Cities". Enjoy your animated walk through symbolic or real cities from the perspective of independent animators from all around the world.
The Ugly Square
Tout court (Charles Klipfel, Quentin Carnicelli)
In just a square world. Something isn't right. A six minutes stop-motion in color paper inspired by The Ugly Duckling. Beautiful cities are those cities which include every kind of citizens and are inspired by them at the same time. Diversity rules!
The lost tribes of new york city
Andy and Carolyn London
Urban anthropologists, Andy and Carolyne London interview some of New York City's more overlooked citizens. A wonderful example of the close connection between magic of animation and our realistic everyday world.
A typical summer's day in a small square in Central London. A poetic colorful essay without the words about the beauty of public spaces when they live together with their citizens.
New York City is invaded by 8-bit creatures. Patrick Jean's crazy sci-fi vision isn't just pure fun with a lot of 8-bit gags but reflects also on the conformity of many today's metropolises and our days in them. Doesn't your life consist of little 8-bits as well?
Akile Nazli Kaya
An animated silly collage about Czech small town Zlin – once rich and successful thanks to its famous shoe factory, now desperately looking for some new directions and ways how to bring any community life back to Zlin.
Mrs. P gets lost in London so we don't have to. An animated short based on true history of the first efforts how to stuck a whole city into one little book. Make system of chaos, find our way around, get the city under our control.
Tomoko arrives to London from Japan and comes across a secret underground city. When she finds it, everything changes. A beautiful story about how to find "your place" in a strange urban world.
The Other Side
An Animated Documentary about the Berlin Wall, exploring childhood imagination of what they believed to be on the other side, having never been there. A beautiful example of how can city become a living creature thanks to the animation.
Feeling my way
What goes around comes around – the daily cycle of home-work-home illuminated in collage, Hi-8 and paint. What is hidden beneath the surface of city's streets full of anonymous people?
A witty and a slightly melancholic story of a lonely graffiti-tiger whose home place are walls and facades of Prague's buildings. The city is compared to a wild jungle where the tiger looks for his lost love.
Screen City – Moving Image Festival
More information on the programme: http://www.screencity.no/animation-screening/
Supported by Visegrad Fund.