Animation Shorts: Poetic Encounters Ages 12+

11.45AM Sat 2 Apr 2022 (57mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Barn Owl 2011 dir. Anna Spencer (4:30 mins)

"Barn Owl is an animated adaptation of the poem by the late Gwen Harwood. In the frosty dawn air, a girl awakens and follows a sleepy barn owl into an old timber stable. Set in 1930s Australia, Barn Owl is a coming of age story about a child who makes a decision that will affect her for the rest of her life." Anna Spencer

Two Little People 2020 dir. Xin Li (3 mins)

"A woman deeply longs for a man after he left their life working in a wheat field." St Kilda Film Festival

Prelude 1996 dir. Chris Backhouse (4 mins)

“An oil painting animation consisting of a series of metamorphoses of strange characters improvised without a storyboard in rhythm with the strong slow beat of "Air on a G String" by J.S. Bach. This method gave Chris Backhouse the freedom to discover "moving pictures" in experimental play.” National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

The Orchestra 2015 dir. Mikey Hill (15 mins)

"Imagine a world where a band of tiny musicians follow you and play a soundtrack for your life – communicating your emotions, fears and hopes. In this beautifully harmonious world lives elderly Vernon; a lonely man whose crippling shyness causes his orchestral musicians to perform terribly out of tune. When Vernon and his little band fall for their new next door neighbour and her classical ensemble, they find themselves presented with perhaps their last chance at happiness - a chance to strike a chord and play in harmony. But first they must confront their stage fright." Mikey Hill

The Missing Key 2011 dir. Jonathan Nix (30 mins)

"In an alternate 1920s Venice, gramophone-head composer Hero Wasabi and his faithful oboe-playing cat Jacuzzi must face the evil Count Telefino as they compete for the Abacus Cup, a prize for music composition." Screen Australia

CREDITS

Barn Owl 2011

DIGITAL, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 4:30 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: ANNA SPENCER / PRODUCER: DEBORAH SZAPIRO / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ANNA SPENCER / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Two Little People 2020

DIGITAL, PAINT ON GLASS ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 3:00 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, NO DIALOGUE / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ANIMATOR: XIN LI / SCRIPT: ELÉONORE MONGIAT / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: XIN LI / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Prelude 1996

16MM, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 4 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: CHRIS BACKHOUSE / MUSIC: STEPHEN MATTERS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

The Orchestra 2015

DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 15 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: MIKEY HILL / PRODUCER: MELANIE BRUNT / SCRIPT: MIKEY HILL, JENNIFER SMITH / LEAD ANIMATORS: ANDREW BOWLER, MIKEY HILL, PETER LOWEY / MUSIC: JAMIE MESSENGER / PRINT SOURCE/ MIKEY HILL / RIGHTS: AUTOUR DE MINUIT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

The Missing Key 2011

DIGITAL, HAND DRAWN AND 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 30 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: JONATHAN NIX / ANIMATORS: JONATHAN NIX, SHANE INGRAM, BRENDAN WILLIAMS, SHARON SANDERS, SIMON GRUER / MUSIC: KATHRYN BROWNHILL, MILES NICHOLAS, JONATHAN NIX / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: JONATHAN NIX / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP