Every year our World Animation competition presents a comprehensive survey of brand new short animations from around the world, bringing together everything from festival award winners to debut student films. It’s a wonderful collection of the brightest and best. Funny, dark, bleak, sad, cosmic, ecstatic, the filmmakers offer an incredible showcase of craft and inventiveness, stuffed liberally into 30 films from 13 countries. Programme One features a troupe of beautifully choreographed airborne snails, in 1 Mètre/Heure, chimerical taxidermy in Imbued Life and Astrid Goldsmith’s glorious dancing badgers in Quarantine.