Every year the World Animation Competition invites the best new animated films to Leeds and this year’s competition is definitely one you won’t want to miss. The most vivid and brilliant visions, the wildest imaginary worlds, true stories of amazing journeys, folklore, space, humour and just plain weird ideas… it is an experience that always delights and provokes in equal measure.
Don’t miss the chance to see award winning shorts from the year’s top festivals, such as the Palm Springs Future Filmmaker award winner Rhino Full Throttle, which mixes live action with stop-motion animation, props and imagination, or the charming Irish Folk Furniture, a labour of love that certainly deserved to win Sundance Best Animation this year. At Annecy, the award for Best Original Music went to The Wreckers for their song Lonely Bones and the film that partners this score will leave you wondering just what director Rosto’s dreams are really like, also included in the competition is this year’s Annecy Cristal award winner Subconscious Password. Representing the UK and fresh from winning the Grand Prix at Bristol Encounters we are pleased to present In The Air is Christopher Grey and a terrific new UK short narrated by Brian Blessed.