Super Hero: Turtle Trouble' | Mike
Geiger | Canada
Canada holds an iconic and unique position
in the world of indie, auteur animation. Beyond her network
of world-class schools and the iconic institution known as
the National Film Board of Canada is a vast, diverse and outrageously
gifted community of fiercely independent animators that stretches
from one coast to the other and makes do with whatever resources
they can muster. Combined, their output is staggering in scope
and scale and these three programs have been put together
to paint a picture of one of the biggest unconnected animating
collectives there is – the modern Canadian indie animators.
Toronto filmmaker Patrick Jenkins personifies the Canadian
indie spirit in every way. He has generously helped curate
these programs, will be hosting our filmmaking workshop and
will add his Canadian flare to the screenings by introducing
each of the programs.
> Canadian Indie Showcase #1: Mon 24
> Canadian Indie Showcase #3: Sat 29
> Animation 101: Meet the Filmmaker
- Patrick Jenkins (Canada), Mon 24 June, 5.15pm
> Flip Book Workshop: run by Patrick
> NFB (National Film Board of Canada)
3D Stereoscopic Collection, Sat 22 June, 5pm
Canada, 2’46, 2010
A high-speed, abstracted, visual homage
to the music of New York composer/musician John Zorn and jazz/klezmer
Myth Of Robo Wonder Kid
CANADA, 3’00, 2012
Crazy, eye-popping forces are unleashed
when an experiment to create a Wonder Kid takes an explosively
unexpected turn or two.
JC Little, Jen MacIntyre
CANADA, 4’05, 2011
savant, abroad in his own country, takes up every opposite opportunity
presented to get under the skin of his French-speaking compatriots.
Girl Named Elastika
CANADA, 3’30, 2012
A way-cool, uber-clever, little tale about
a girl on the move, proving that imagination is still the magical
ingredient in a great film.
Duper Super Hero: Insector
CANADA, 1’22, 2012
Never turn your back on a villainous insect,
not for a second, no matter how small. They’ll get you
CANADA, 1’11, 2010
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder
but sometimes it’s just simply an undeniable truth that
appears before you.
Duper Super Hero: Turtle Trouble
CANADA, 1’41, 2012
Somebody has to step up to the plate when
good turtles go bad.
CANADA, 1’47, 2003
visual rendition of a William Carlos Williams’ poem that
breathes life into the most ordinary of objects temporarily
caught in the movement of nature.
For A Boy”
Corey Lee, Michael Welchman
CANADA, 5’09, 2010
the value of compassion and the value of companionship, you
have shared nothing”. A stark tale depicted in an equally
stark graphic novel style.
CANADA, 11’00, 2010
The night has a thousand eyes, a million
whispers and a temporal infinity that stretches beyond the echoes
of footsteps in the dark.
Sticky Notes - Canadian Anijam
Jeff Chiba Stearns
CANADA, 7'45, 2013
Fifteen celebrated, independent Canadian
animators collaborate here to create a sometimes crazed, sometimes
introspective meditation on what they see as the biggest and
littlest things in life using the medium of yellow Post-it notes.
River / Riviere Au Tonnerre
CANADA, 7’54, 2011
One of Canada’s truly iconic, experimental
animators focuses on the patterns of nature as he sees them
in the cracks and crevices of the world around him.
Ann Marie Fleming
Canada, 5’22, 2008
An animated examination of the deceptive
simplicities of movement and how sound can affect our perceptions
of the planes we all move through.
Canada, 10’09, 2011
A lumbering, destructive machine lumbers
through the forest piloted by a frightened slave crew, who find
escape in the wake of a small red bird.
With Northern Lights
CANADA, 2'45, 2009
Seldom has coloured-sand animation been
put to better use than in this joyously visual piece that seamlessly
blends native dance movements with a spectacular depiction of
the northern lights.
The Sun Turns Into Juice
CANADA, 1'25, 2011
Inspired by Woloshen’s four-year-old
daughter’s metaphor for a sunset and originally created
as an art gallery installation housing a 200-foot-long acrylic
filmstrip painting, this is the perfect way to close the program.
no dialogue / S = subtitles