Programme: 
Friday, September 24, 9:00 pm (NAC Southam Hall) 
Sunday, September 26, 1:00 pm (National Gallery) 
Running time: 78:37 mins.

Ryan [2004]
Chris Landreth
National Film Board of Canada, Copper Heart Entertainment / Canada / 35 mm / 13:50
D. Narrative Short Film under 35 minutes
3D computer

Based on the life of animator, Ryan Larkin: Ryan lives on welfare and panhandles for spare change in downtown Montreal. How could such an artistic genius follow this path?
Chris Landreth has an MS degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois and joined Alias Wavefront. He has made the animated shorts The End (1995) and Bingo (1998) which have received recognition and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film and a Genie Award. At OIAF 1998, Bingo was awarded the Media Prize for Best Computer Animation.
   

Calypso Is Like So [2003]
Bruno Collet
Vivement Lundi ! / France / 35 mm / 07:10
D. Narrative Short Film under 35 minutes
Puppets

On a deserted set, Robert Mitchum lives amongst the memories of his films.

Born 1965 in Saint-Brieuc, Bruno Collet graduated from the Beaux Arts de Rennes in 1990 with a diploma in Sculpture. Since 1993 he has worked on numerous films, series and music videos. He is currently writing a feature length animated film.
   

Hewlett Packard 'Change' [2004]
Tim Hope
Passion Pictures / United Kingdom / Betacam SP / 0:30
C. Advertising Film
3D computer

Hewlett Packard wanted to show how they could help companies "face, manage and love change".

Tim Hope joined Passion Pictures in 2000, directing award-winning commercials for Hewlett Packard and Sony Playstation (winner BTAA Award and 2 D&AD Awards) and music videos for Coldplay (winner Best Art Direction at the MTV Awards), One Giant Leap and REM. He was recently commissioned by channel 4 to make a short film for the Arts Council of England's Animate scheme. At OIAF 2002 he was awarded Best Advertising Film for Sony PlayStation 2 'The Wolfman' and Best Music Video: Coldplay for Coldplay 'Don't Panic'.
   

Creature Comforts 'Cats or Dogs?' [2003]
Richard Goleszowski
Aardman Animations Ltd. / United Kingdom / Betacam SP / 8:45
C. Television Series for Adults
Clay

The lives of the wild animals and domestic pets of the British Isles.

Richard Goleszowski has a degree in Fine Art at Exeter. He was an illustrator and DJ before joining Aardman where he worked on short films and commercials. He wrote and directed episodes of the acclaimed Rex the Runt. He directed for the BBC Animation Unit, winning many awards.
   

Franz Ferdinand ‘Take Me Out' [2003]
Jonas Odell
Filmtecknarna/Nexus Productions / Sweden, United Kingdom / Betacam SP / 4:00
C. Music Video
Photocopies, cut-outs, 3D computer, 2D computer

A music video influenced by dada, Busby Berkely films, and Russian film and propoganda posters.

Jonas Odell formed Filmtecknarna and directed such films as The Man Who Thought with his Hat, Dawning, and TV - series such as Alice in Plasmaland and a number of commercials and music videos, and TV identifications for clients including Cartoon Network and MTV Europe. He has also scripted, and written the music to several of the studios productions, as well as drawing cartoons for newspapers. At OIAF 2002 he was awarded the Public Prize for Slakt & Vänner (Family & Friends).
   

Guardian 'Calf' [2003]
Simon Henwood
Nexus Productions / United Kingdom / Betacam SP / 0:30
C. Advertising Film
2D computer

A young calf has questions about life.

Simon Henwood has a BA Honours Degree in Mixed Arts, Painting, Animation and Illustration from Exeter College in England. He has had numerous solo as well as group exhibitions in major cities such as London, Santa Monica, Tokyo, and New York.
   

Snip [2004]
Steven Woloshen
Canada / Betacam SP / 1:40
D. Non-Narrative Short Film under 35 minutes
Engraving on film

Shards of film fly off the screen to the music of Fats Waller.

Steven Woloshen entered Vanier College and was admitted to Concordia University. He has created many animated and experimental film project. He has lectured on the subject of the animated film and has been commissioned to create short animated pieces for other filmmakers, artists and events.
   

Fast Film [2003]
Virgil Widrich
Virgil Widrich Film / Austria, Luxembourg / 35 mm / 14:00
D. Narrative Short Film under 35 minutes
Animated objects

A chase through film chases.

Virgil Widrich, born 1967 in Salzburg, now lives in Vienna and works on numerous multimedia and film productions. His films have been awarded internationally.
 

Excel 'Gorilla' [2004]
Steve Angel
Head Gear Animation / Canada / Betacam SP / 0:30
C. Advertising Film
Clay, animated objects

A young corporate woman is eaten by an enormous gorilla after she pops an exhilarating piece of Excel gum into her mouth.

Steve Angel studied at McGill University, Parson's and NSCAD. He co-founded and was art director for Shift Magazine in Toronto. He worked as an illustrator for The Globe & Mail. He worked as a principal director at Cuppa Coffee, working on projects including campaigns for Bell and GM. Steve co-founded Head Gear Animation and has directed projects for clients including Kraft, Disney, NBA, Cartoon Network. At OIAF 2002 hes was awarded Best Educational, Scientific or Industrial Film/Video for his film Mr. Roboto.
   

Harvie Krumpet [2003]
Adam Elliot
Melodrama Pictures / Australia / 35 mm / 22:00
D. Narrative Short Film under 35 minutes
Clay

The biography of an ordinary man seemingly cursed with perpetual bad luck.

Adam Elliot has become one of Australia's most celebrated filmmakers, having participated in over three hundred film festivals and won over fifty awards. The films have won four AFI Awards from five nominations and he was presented with the annual 'Film Victoria Greg Tepper Award' for outstanding achievement by an emerging filmmaker.
   

How to Cope With Death [2002]
Ignacio Ferreras
Tandem Films Entertainment / United Kingdom / Betacam SP / 3:10
D. First / Student Film
Pastel on paper

A contemporary allegory offering a modern solution to the problem which has haunted human minds since time began.

Ignacio Ferreras worked as an illustrator in Spain, Australia and Japan and studied animation at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. He worked as an animator and story-board artist and was selected to be one of the MOMI Animators in Residence in London. How to Cope with Death gained honorable mention from the SAFO 2003's international jury.