Animation Shorts: Sarah Watt Ages 12+

11.45AM Sat 12 Feb 2022 (1hr)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

The films of Sarah Watt tell moving stories with heart-felt honesty. Unique, both visually and narratively, this selection of Watt’s animations pays tribute to one of Australia’s most beloved and pioneering women animators.

Small Treasures 1995 dir. Sarah Watt (15 mins)

“Animated short about a young woman's pregnancy and issues she must now face.” The National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Local Dive 2001 dir. Sarah Watt (5 mins)

“A hot day in the country. An inviting swimming pool and the unfortunate requirement to appear in swimming costumes, before the blessed coolness.” The National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Living with Happiness 2002 dir. Sarah Watt (6 mins)

“Knowing you are happy means knowing that your happiness could be snatched away at any time.” The National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

The Way of the Birds 2000 dir. Sarah Watt (23.03 mins)

“The tale of a young girl who forms a special kinship with a migratory bird.” The National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Catch of the Day 1990 dir. Sarah Watt (11 mins)

“Fed up with her more disagreeable customers in the fish market, Jane's game of pretending people are fish becomes a reality.” Victorian College of the Arts - School of Film & Television.

CREDITS

Small Treasures 1995

35MM, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 15 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: SARAH WATT / MUSIC: ROSEMARY PEARSE / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: WILLIAM MCINNES / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Local Dive 2001

35MM, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 5 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: SARAH WATT / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: WILLIAM MCINNES / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

Living with Happiness 2002

35MM, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 6 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: SARAH WATT / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JACQUELINE MATISSE / ANIMATORS: EMMA KELLY, SARAH WATT / MUSIC: ROSEMARY PEARSE / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: WILLIAM MCINNES / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

The Way of the Birds 2000

DIGITAL, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 23:03 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: SARAH WATT / SCRIPT: SONIA BORG / ANIMATOR: BILL MEZZETTI / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: WILLIAM MCINNES / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Catch of the Day 1990

16MM, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 11 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: SARAH WATT / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: WILLIAM MCINNES / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM