2013 Festival Program

Morning: All ages Afternoon Shorts: Age 6+ Afternoon Feature: Age 9+
Saturday Sessions — January 26, 2013
Morning 10:00 Short Films
11:00 LOTTE FROM GADGETVILLE
Afternoon 1:45 Short Films
3:45 ZARAFA
Sunday Sessions — January 27, 2013
Morning 10:00 Shorts Films
11:00 CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG
Afternoon 1:45 Shorts Films
3:45 LE TABLEAU / THE PAINTING

Saturday Morning — January 26, 2013

10:00 am — Short Films

Dumbo DysonDumbo Dyson
by Eimhin McNamara, 4 mins, Ireland, 2012http://vimeo.com/48698990

As a mad scientist comes face to face with his carelessness, he realizes pollution really does suck.

Papa CloudyPapa Cloudy
by Akiko McQuerrey, 5 mins, USA, 2012https://vimeo.com/akikomcquerrey
Heartfelt stories of a gentle cloud who cries easily.
Jillian DillonJillian Dillon
by Yvette Edery, 4 mins, USA, 2009http://yvetteedery.com
Jillian Dillon, Hippoplatypus, saves the day, transforming her ‘flaws’ into the powers that resolve conflict and drama in her town, proving that a Hippoplatypus is indeed, a good thing to be.
La Fenêtre / The WindowLa Fenêtre / The Window
by Camille Müller, 5 mins, Switzerland, 2012link
A young boy doesn’t like to stay in the streets and prefers to read stories at home, which makes him dream.
How Shammies GuessedHow Shammies Guessed
by Edmunds Jansons, 2 mins, Latvia, 2010http://theshammies.com/

Another short in the series.

Nature of ThingsNature of Things
by Aradhana Modi, 2 mins, USA, 2011aradhanamodi.com

A little creature wishes to be different but as his wishes come true he stumbles upon a realization about the nature of things.

The Adventures of a Cardboard BoxThe Adventures of a Cardboard Box
by Temujin Doran, 8 mins, Norway, 2011http://vimeo.com/

A story about the magic of a simple cardboard box.

Where, There, HereWhere, There, Here
by Soyeon Kim, 1.5 mins, Korea, 2009http://yellowshed.com

Playful visualization of “Hide and Seek” using only sand, inspired by African sound and design.

O lápis que não sabia escrever / The Pencil that didn't know how to writeO lápis que não sabia escrever / The pencil that didn’t know how to write
by Students from Escola EB1 de São Facundo, 5 mins, Portugal, 2011http://vimeo.com/fotograma24
A young pencil learns how to draw with the help of his fellow.
When the Dust SettlesWhen the Dust Settles
by Louise Johnson, 8 mins, Canada, 1997http://www.nfb.ca/film/when_the_dust_settles

The dirt flies as a conflict between neighboring gophers escalates.

How Shammies Teeter-TotteredHow Shammies Teeter-tottered
by Edmunds Jansons, 2 mins, Latvia, 2010http://theshammies.com/

Another short in the series.

SNAPSNAP
by Thomas G. Murphy & Hilere, 6.5 mins, Scotland, 2012http://

When bullied young water-haggis SNAP meets a cool frog called Freddie, SNAP makes an unlikely new friend and masters the ancient martial art of Tongue-Fu.

Saturday Morning Feature Film

Lotte

LOTTE FROM GADGETVILLE

Heiki Ernits & Janno Põldma, 81 minutes, Estonia, 2006

Somewhere in Europe by a great sea stands a small village, where inventing all manner of domestic gadgets is held in great esteem. The villagers organize an annual competition of new inventions. One of the most famous inventors in the village is Oskar, the father of the energetic girl dog Lotte. His primary rival is Adalbert the rabbit, whose wife participates in the competition with all her heart. Victory would be important to their family and would bring honor to the entire rabbit clan.

Saturday Afternoon — January 26, 2013

1:45 pm — Short Films

Eustice Solves a ProblemEustice Solves a Problem
by Stephen Lance, 13 mins, Australia, 2004http://www.headpictures.com/#/Film/Stephen%20Lance/
Set in a televised 1958 mathematics competition, Eustice Badgery finds the a friend and the courage to stand up to his mother.
A Menina Espantalho / Scarecrow GirlA Menina Espantalho / Scarecrow Girl
by Cassio Pereira dos Santos, 12 mins, Brazil, 2012http://vimeo.com/groups/newdirectors/videos/6199557
A girl from a rural farm in Brazil works to convince her father that she should be allowed to go to school and in doing so brings her family closer together.
3x33×3
by Nuno Rocha, 6 mins, Portugal, 2010http://nunorocha.net/
A night watchman and a janitor meet unexpectedly on a basketball court.
The Intergalactic Space Adventures of Cleo and AnoukThe Intergalactic Space Adventures of Cleo and Anouk
by Celeste Koon, 14 mins, Canada, 2012http://www.cleoandanouk.pennyfarthingpictures.com/
When an accident lands Cleo’s best friend, Anouk, in hospital, Cleo takes her on an intergalactic space adventure in her homemade washing-machine-box spaceship in order to fix her up again.
Il Dieci / The Number TenIl Dieci / The Number Ten
by Daniel Mejia, 8 mins, Italy, 2011http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861
Antonio wears his soccer jersey with pride. Unfortunately, he’s never picked to play at soccer camp. One day, when his teammates realize how much they need him, Antonio may not want to play after all.
(notes on) biology(notes on) biology
by Danny Madden, 5.5 mins, USA, 2011http://vimeo.com/ornana
A bored high-school student turns his biology notes into a wildly adventurous flipbook.

Followed immediately by Director’s Q&A with Danny Madden.

Saturday Afternoon Feature Film


Zarafa

ZARAFA
Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie, 78 minutes, France/Belgium, 2012
In French with English subtitles

Under a baobab tree, an old man tells a story to the children around him: The story of the everlasting friendship between Maki, a little boy aged 10, and Zarafa, an orphaned giraffe, a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France, Charles X. Hassan, Prince of the Desert, is instructed by the Pasha to deliver Zarafa to France. But Maki has made up his mind to do everything in his power to stop Hassan from fulfilling his mission and to bring the giraffe back to its native land — even if it means risking his own life — because he must fulfill his promise to Zarafa’s late mother. During an epic journey that takes them from Sudan to Paris, passing on the way through Alexandria, Marseille and the snow-capped Alps, they have many adventures, crossing paths with the aviator Malaterre, a pair of unusual twin cows called Mounh and Sounh, and the pirate queen Bouboulina.

Sunday Morning — January 27, 2013

10:00 am — Short Films

Rainy Day FriendsRainy Day Friends
by Jerry Lee, 5 mins, Taiwan, 2012http://
A girl is apprehensive about taking a train ride to meet her father.
Yarn, Paper, ScissorsYarn, Paper, Scissors
by Rebecca Olson, 2.5 mins, USA, 2011http://www.youtube.com/user/RebeccaJOlson?feature=watch
A yarn critter must save his friend from a malevolent pair of scissors.
A Bob from the PastA Bob from the Past
by Eimhin McNamara, 2.5 mins, Ireland, 2012http://vimeo.com/groups/shortanimation/videos/44788390
Struck ill by polluted water, Bob must come to terms with what seems an uncertain future…
Sandpixies: Da Capo GeorgeSandpixies: Da Capo George
by Ralf Kukula, 5 mins, Germany, 2012http://www.balancefilm.de/References/Animationsfilm/Animationsfilm.html
An episode of the German series Sandpixies.
Kataklismos / The FloodKataklismos / The Flood
by Vasiliy Koretskiy, 4 mins, Russia, 2012Kataklismos / The Flood
The parable of Noah’s Ark animated and set to music by Sunday school students in Russia, Ukraine, and Cyprus.

How Dinosaurs Learned to FlyHow Dinosaurs Learned to Fly
by Munro Ferguson, 6 mins, Canada, 1995http://www.nfb.ca/film/how_dinosaurs_learned_to_fly
The dinosaurs were headed for trouble – they ate only junk food, never brushed their teeth and stayed up all night. Over time, their love of jumping off cliffs paid off.
Grosse Pläne / Big PlansGrosse Pläne / Big Plans
by Irmgard Walthert, 4 mins, Switzerland, 2008http://IrmgardWalthert.net/
When the construction of an apple vending machine proves to be particularly challenging, this junior inventor learns to think outside the box and work with what’s on hand.
MetroMetro
by Jacob Wyatt, 4.5 mins, USA, 2011http://
A girl chases a fox and explores the lesser known part of the underground
The Squeakiest RoarThe Squeakiest Roar
by Maggie Rogers, 4 mins, UK, 2011
http://maggierogers.co.uk/design-and-direction/the-squeakiest-roar/
The littlest lion in the family just can’t seem to find his big, bad roar, but his little squeak might turn out to be his greatest asset.
How Shammies BathedHow Shammies Bathed
by Edmunds Jansons, 7 mins, Latvia, 2010http://theshammies.com/
A series about Mr. Cat and friends Sockie, Hankie, Mitten, and Pillow.

Sunday Morning Feature Film


Cave of the Yellow Dog

CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG
Byambasuren Davaa, 93 minutes, Mongolia / Germany, 2005

A little girl, Nansal, finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend against all rejections of her parents. Only as the little dog, Zocher, saves the life of the youngest son, do the father and mother finally see his good soul. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads – their traditional way of life and the rising call of the City.

Sunday Afternoon — January 27, 2013

1:45 pm — Short Films

Flight of the FantasyFlight of the Fantasy
by Anthony Pang, 5.5 mins, USA, 2012http://www.flightofthefantasy.com
A young boy is immersed in the world of his red, toy plane, when suddenly imagination meets reality.
The Shark and the CanThe Shark and the Can
by Yoram Benz, 4 mins, USA, 2012link
A shark unwittingly terrorizes all the sea creatures. Sad and lonely, his enemy is his frightening appearance. One day he finds a can. He uses it for a very unconventional purpose, hoping it will help bring acceptance from others.
In a HeartbeatIn a Heartbeat
by Karolina Lewicka, 7.5 mins, Iceland, 2010 http://www.rtofilms/in-a-heatbeat
A nine-year girl finds courage to stand up against bullies.
The Lost ThingThe Lost Thing
by Andrew Ruhemann & Shaun Tan, 15 mins, Australia, 2010http://www.thelostthing.com/
A boy finds a strange creature on a beach and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.
Dimanche / SundayDimanche / Sunday
by Patrick Doyon, 10 mins, Canada, 2011http://www.nfb.ca/film/dimanche/
A young boy who goes to his grandparents’ house in a small town in Quebec after church on Sunday. Bored with the adult world, he wanders outside to indulge his hobby of creating elongated coins by placing them on the train tracks.
Mina MoesMina Moes
by Mirjam de With, 15 mins, Netherlands, 2011
http://familyaffairfilms.nl/main/MinaMoes.htm

Seven-year old Mina loves Minnie Mouse. She puts her mouse ears on to school every day. Her teacher and her mother want her to act normal and dress like other children. Will Mina succeed to be who she wants to be?

Show-offShow-off
by Colin Levy, 2 mins, USA, 2012link
Two boys compete for the attention of a girl — a little spot for an online competition advertising the NASA Zero Robotics Challenge.

Followed immediately by Director’s Q&A with Colin Levy.

Sunday Afternoon Feature Film

La TableauLE TABLEAU / THE PAINTING
Jean-Francois Laguionie, 76 mins, France 2011
In French with English subtitles

A gorgeous animated fable about a colorful class conflict that flows from an unfinished canvas set at an old chateau. In the world of the painting there are three types of creations: the Alldunns (fully drawn and colored), the Halfies (only partially completed), and the Sketchies (merely rough designs). The Alldunns rule until one of their own, Ramo, falls for Claire, who is an unacceptable Halfie. Ramo wants to find the painter to ask whether the painting will ever be completed. The search will take the characters out of the canvas and into the worlds of other paintings and the artist’s studio.

 

Winners of the Children’s Choice Awards for 2013!

SNAPSNAP
by Thomas G. Murphy & Hilere, 6.5 mins, Scotland, 2012
When bullied young water-haggis SNAP meets a cool frog called Freddie, SNAP makes an unlikely new friend and masters the ancient martial art of Tongue-Fu.

(notes on) biology (notes on) biology
by Danny Madden, 5.5 mins, USA, 2011 http://vimeo.com/ornana
A bored high-school student turns his biology notes into a wildly adventurous flipbook.

Thanks to Danny for helping out both days with animation workshops and for a great Q&A session!

How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly
by Munro Ferguson, 6 mins, Canada, 1995 http://www.nfb.ca/film/how_dinosaurs_learned_to_fly
The dinosaurs were headed for trouble – they ate only junk food, never brushed their teeth and stayed up all night. Over time, their love of jumping off cliffs paid off.
The Lost Thing The Lost Thing
by Andrew Ruhemann & Shaun Tan, 15 mins, Australia, 2010 http://www.thelostthing.com/
A boy finds a strange creature on a beach and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Special Mentions for 2013!

Voting was extremely close this year and we had significant contention in the Children’s Choice awards! Several Special Mentions are warranted.

The Adventures of a Cardboard Box On Saturday Morning The Adventures of a Cardboard Box by Temujin Doran (8 mins, Norway, 2011) got a huge audience response and gave a scare to SNAP in the balloting.
3x3 In the Saturday Afternoon block, coming in just ONE vote shy of (notes on) biology was 3×3 by Nuno Rocha (6 mins, Portugal, 2010).

Mina Moes And on Sunday Afternoon, giving The Lost Thing a significant challenge was Mina Moes by Mirjam de With (15 mins, Netherlands, 2011). Kudos to the savvy BAICFF audience for giving this short such a great reception, presented in Dutch — without translation!