FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 13

Kudok/Morko

Cindy Mochizuki & Emma Hendrix Canada - Vancouver 5min

This stop motion animated short is taken from an interdisciplinary performance called Mörkö performed by Emma Hendrix and Cindy Mochizuki directed by James Long. The film features one of several interviews that the artists have collected from Vancouver residents on the topic of 'monsters'.  In this short claymation a conversation with Lennox Johnston-Yu leads us into getting to know an imaginary monster by the name of Kudok.

RATING: G

Directors Cindy Mochizuki & Emma Hendrix will be in attedance

Cindy Mochizuki is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice that moves across several forms including drawing, animation, multi-media, collaborations and performance. She is interested in the place between the documentary and the imagined; often integrating archival materials and interviews through the process of her work. Emma Hendrix is a sound designer and a media artist. His work is focused on creating environments through sound, investigating the delicate state of equilibrium we have with our sonic environment.

Lucy vs The Limits of Voice

Mónica Herrera Mexico 10min

Seven-year-old Lucy wants to know if a person's voice can run out, and if that could be the reason why her grandpa stopped talking. To find the answer, she decides to defy her Aunt Rose's strict rules and perform a risky experiment.

RATING: G

Milo

Simon Pietro De Domenico Italy 9min

Seven-year-old Milo lives in a world all his own, and doesn't like ‘outside’ interference. One day he decides to record the storm of silence in order to completely isolate himself from the world.

RATING: G

My Strange Grandfather

Dina Velikovskaya Russia 9min

A creative person often seems weird, funny and a little bit crazy. Even his friends and family do not always understand him and often feel ashamed of him. But sometimes he can create a real miracle – merely from garbage.

RATING: G

New London Calling

Alla Kovgan UK 10min

An unsupervised tribe of 75 children take over the entire city of New London, creating their rites and rituals through playing street games. Their vibrant spirit evokes hopes for the future, but also melancholy about the glorious past of children's culture disappearing from the streets of American cities.

RATING: G

Pajama Party

Keep your pajamas on and join us for breakfast!

R2R will be serving up some yummy breakfast snacks that every kid and parent will enjoy. Then watch R2R's Family Shorts program in the comfort of your PJs. Those who come in their pajamas get breakfast for FREE (served from 10:30 am - 11:30 am).

After breakfast you can contribute a pre-cut 3D shadow puppet to the Mere Phantoms installation. Then make your own animated film at our animatin station.  All activities take place in the Atrium, and are FREE (10:30 am - 4:30 pm). Or stay and check out a film the schedule is listed just to your right.

Sunday morning you can return for a FREE screening of Path Waves: An Indigenous Showcase. Then Mere Phantoms will host an in depth pre-registered workshop in the Atrium.

Photo credit: Matthew Coughlin

Pfff

Susan Wolf Canada 2min

A revolution is kicked off when one little cloud has enough of the sun’s tyranny.

RATING: G

Rumours

Frits Standaert France 8min

In the calm of the jungle, an unusual noise scares the animals who panic one after the other. As the rumours spread, their behaviour becomes increasingly irrational.

RATING: G (Violence)

Sayonara

Eric Bates Canada 4min

A young man named Charles, who has just lost his home, spends one last day with his best friend, a sea turtle, before saying goodbye and moving on.  Eric Bates' website is an outlet for his thoughts, creative ideas, and work.

RATING: G

 

Eric Bates graduated from the animation department at the Emily Carr University of Art (Vancouver, Canada) in 2003. Since then, he's travelled in Canada, England, and Australia, and worked in some great studios doing animation/VFX. At the moment he's completing a Masters degree in experimental animation at the Kyoto University of Art and Design (Japan), where he's had the chance to experiment, work on some personal projects, experience life in Japan, and become a ninja.

Stompy The Bear

Charlotte Blacker Canada 3min

RATING: G

www.charlotteblacker.com

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