What’s the thing with animation? In two talkshows, animation filmmakers and art connoisseurs present their favourite films. Films that for some reason are special to them. Perhaps, the productions inspired them to make their own films or they can relate to their aspirations. Or is it the beauty of the images?
On Friday morning Vladimir Leschiov (Estonia) and Dustin Rees (Switzerland) tell about their favourite films. Both have a film in competition. Villa Antropoff van Vladimir Leschiov and Kaspar Jancis about a man who embarks on a dangerous trip to realise his dreams is in competition shorts 5. Ransom by Dustin Rees about a bandit that likes a little appreciation for his work is in competition shorts 3. Vladimir Leschiov choose Bird in the Window by Igor Kovalyov and Triangle by Priit Pärn. Dustin's choice will be a surprise. Just come to LHC Das Kabinett of Friday at 9:30 hrs.
On Saturday Stuart Pound (UK) and Michiel van Bakel (Netherlands). Chase byStuart Pound is selected in competition shorts 6, an original toppling of action sequences taken from a famous Schwarzenegger film. Edison Bay by Michiel van Bakel takes part in the competition shorts and the competition for Dutch animation. Michiel van Bakel tells about Free Radicals by Len Lye (1958) and Food by Jan Svankmajer (1992).
On Sunday morning the filmmakers with a film in competition pull up a chair to talk about their films and answer all those questions the audience have been dying to ask them. It’s starting to get exciting. The award ceremony takes place on Sunday afternoon and the jury have almost reached their verdict. What did the filmmakers themselves think of the competition programmes?