Animation Shorts: A Flicker in Time All Ages

11.45AM Sun 24 Apr 2022 (55mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Animations that explore the idea of time and how our perception can be altered by personal experiences, histories and desires.

A Photo of Me 2017 dir. Dennis Tupicoff (10:49 mins)

"I'm a baby in a 1950s backyard, facing a box camera. I'm a sleepy child at the Darra "pictures", waking up to a film noir, watching a doomed man. My mind flickers from past to present, in memories and dreams. The man dies. Click! The photo is taken. I walk home from the "pictures", fast asleep." Dennis Tupicoff

The Projectionist 2002 dir. Michael Bates (14 mins)

"A projectionist departs the old, empty cinema where he has worked for many years.  He has just projected his last film.  As he passes through darkened city laneways, we witness a gallery of ghostly visions: projections seemingly from his past life; spectres of loved ones and visions cast upon walls and empty windows. Dramatically set to the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, The Isle of the Dead, The Projectionist is about memory and personal suffering.

The Projectionist was shot using the live-action animation technique known as Pixilation, long before the age of digital media. The cinematic technique results in a greater intensity of colour and light in the on-screen image, that cannot be created shooting at traditional filming speeds. All of the projections and cinematic effects used in the film were created in-camera." Anna Messariti

Dad’s Clock 2001 dir. Dik Jarman (6:33 mins)

"Dad started to build a timber clock after he was diagnosed with cancer. Dad's Clock is a story about a distant relationship which is ultimately resolved with the realisation that the passing of time would draw to an end." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Footnote 2004 dir. Pia Borg (7:19 mins)

"Two characters inhabit separate floors of a building and communicate through the walls." Pia Borg

Sleight of Hand 2013 dir. Michael Cusack (10 mins)

"A set of techniques used by someone to manipulate objects secretly to deceive. This is a stop-motion film about illusions. A man yearns to know his place in the world and how he fits in, when sometimes it's better not to know." The Screen Guide

The Luminary 2005 dir. Nicholas Kallincos (9:26)

"A reclusive nocturnal etymologist grieves a death and longs to complete his insect collection as the seasons pass outside his door." Nicholas Kallincos

Dance of the Dead 2018 dir. Scarlet Sykes-Hesterman (4:15)

"When Australia’s latest extinct species descends to the world of the dead, a curious collection of creatures are ready and waiting to greet and welcome them into oblivion, and into this growing museum cabinet of The Extinct." Scarlet Sykes-Hesterman

CREDITS

A Photo of Me 2017

DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION AND ARCHIVAL LIVE ACTION, COLOUR, STEREO, 10:49 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/PRODUCER/ANIMATOR: DENNIS TUPICOFF / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DAVID TAIT / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: DENNIS TUPICOFF / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

The Projectionist 2002

35MM, LIVE ACTION ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 14 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: MICHAEL BATES / PRODUCER: ANNA MESSARITI / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ANTHONY JENNINGS / MUSIC: ‘THE ISLE OF THE DEAD’ BY SERGEI RACHMANINOV / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MICHAEL BATES, ANNA MESSARITI / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

Dad’s Clock 2001

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 6:33 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: DIK JARMAN / PRODUCER: SARAH DROFENIK / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ERON SHEEAN / ANIMATOR: DIK JARMAN / PRINT SOURCE/ RIGHTS: DIK JARMAN / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Footnote 2004

16MM, STOP MOTION ANIMATION, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 7:19 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: PIA BORG / MUSIC: ANTHONY PATERAS, JOEL STERN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PIA BORG / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Sleight of Hand 2013

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION (PUPPET) ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 10 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTORS/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: MICHAEL CUSACK / PRODUCER: RICHARD CHATAWAY ACS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JO ROSSITER ACS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ANIFEX / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

The Luminary 2005

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION (PUPPET) ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 9:26 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: NICHOLAS KALLINCOS / PRODUCER: SHANNON OWEN / MUSIC: CORNEL WILCZEK / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NICHOLAS KALLINCOS, SHANNON OWEN / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Dance of the Dead 2018

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION (PUPPET) AND 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 4:15 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH, NO DIALOGUE / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR: SCARLET SYKES-HESTERMAN / PRODUCERS: HELEN DICKSON, SIMON NORTON, MARK LYCETTE / MUSIC: THEO CARBO