Programme: 
Friday, September 23, 5:00 pm (Arts Court - Club SAW) 
Saturday, September 24, 5:00 pm (Arts Court - Club SAW) 
Running time: 46:00 mins.
All films in the New Media Competition categories will be available for viewing at the AniMarket Trade Show at the Apple New Media Station. The Animation Shorts Made for the Internet will also be available to be viewed during the above screening times. The Internactive works will only be available at the Apple New Media Station. Special Note: Zoetropia will be located near the rear of the NAC Lobby (refer to the Animarket map for exact location).
 
Interactive Animation

American Penguin Project [2005]
Minki Park
USA / Flash
Ink on paper, photocopies, animated objects, 2D computer, Flash

The story of a penguin and his American Dream.

Born in Seoul, Korea, in 1972, Minki Park began his career in illustration working in animation production. After coming to New York City in 1998, he moved toward digital elements and pursued diverse approaches to image-making, from digital illustration, through flash motion graphics, to web design. Using computers, his own hand-craft illustration and interactivity in art, Minki Park seeks to bring hand-made atmosphere on a digital stage. He has worked on various web design & flash animation projects and currently lives in New York City, working as a freelance web designer.
   

The Flowering of Forgotten Gifts [2004]
Myron Campbell
National Film Board of Canada / Canada / Flash
Cut-outs, 2D computer, Flash

Explore the evocative and whimsical interactive animation of new media creator Myron Campbell, in his unconventionally heart-warming visual story, The Flowering of Forgotten Gifts.


Myron Campbell is an artist and designer who is interested in ideas of consciousness and the subconscious, dream states and fairy tales. He uses painting, drawing, digital art, sound art, collage and 2D animation to explore and create his visions. After graduating from the Fine Arts and New Media program at Medicine Hat College in Alberta, and some changes in location, Myron accepted a job with the online publication HorizonZero at The Banff New Media Institute where he was the senior graphic designer. He has participated in various exhibitions across Canada and has been commissioned to create a number of animations for the CBC. More recently, he has had the opportunity to direct a collaborative interactive web animation.
   

Lou Paradis [2004]
Joire Guillaume & Radical Suzuki
Submarine / France, Japan, The Netherlands / Flash
Flash

Lou Paradis is your own hot digital date.

Joire Guillaume is from Paris, Frace, and studied painting and drawing, working for a while as a newspaper designer for Agence Editorial. In 1998, while working for Euro RSCG, he stumbled across multimedia and began using After Effects to animate his own art. He quit his job in 1999, to form bechamel.com with Sophie Estival. Soon other friends joined the adventure. The site won “le Prix Media Internet 2000” at Imagina 2000 in Monaco.
Radical Suzuki was born in Japan, in November 1966. The motif of his work has always been a person in a period of searching. Feminine sensitivity and the feeling of a lively motion of the character are important in his projects. The style of the illustrations vary from advertisements to books, magazines and character design. He is always searching for originality. Searching for adventure would be fitting in this situation.
   



Zoetropia [2005]
Karl Staven
USA
Zoetrope

Directions: spin and look inside.

 
Animation Short Made for the Internet
   

Perestroika ‘The Great Pretenders’ [2004]
Ryosuke Aoike
Buddiez, Bascule, Creative Artists / Canada, Japan / Flash / 2:03
2D computer, Flash

Three roommates decide to save what little money they have by only pretending to use it.


Ryosuke Aoike was born in Japan in 1972, and graduated from the Visual Planning Department at the Osaka University of the Arts in 1995 with a specialization in Film Production and Psychology. After his graduation, Ryosuke had an offer to move to Montreal to work with Claude Gagnon and Aska Films, which he readily accepted. Ryosuke began his animation career in 1999, creating the first Catman series in his spare time. The second Catman series was co-produced by AtomShockwaveKK, which allowed Ryosuke the time to concentrate solely on Flash production.
   

The Chase [2004]
Ron Doucet
Wingit Productions / Canada / Quicktime / 1:54
Flash

Our hero is told a secret from a dying stranger, and must evade sinister agents who will do anything to find out what it is.

Ron Doucet was born in the glorious year of 1976 - the same year George W. Bush was arrested and fined for driving under the influence of alcohol. He knew things were going to be tough. Ron spent most of his young life watching shows such as Spider-Man and The Muppet Show, which became major sources of inspiration for him. He started drawing and realized that this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He first got diplomas in Graphic Design and Digital Animation and then became a dedicated full time animation junkie. Thus far he's worked on several projects over the last six years and has made it his life-long endeavor to help make cartoons on TV cool again. He's currently an animation director for the epic action series Delilah & Julius for Collideascope Digital and Decode Entertainment.
   

Three Feathers and a Rainworm [2004]
Igor Coric
Freelens Arts / Serbia / Flash / 3:45
Flash

Nature is beautiful, but not merciful.

Igor Coric was born in 1978, in Strasbourg, France, and, in 2002, graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, specializing in painting. He soon entered post-graduate studies at the same school, and his works were soon being featured at various film festivals from around the world, winning a number of awards in the past couple of years.
   

Fullthrottle Minus [2004]
Makoto Sayama
Japan / Quicktime / 3:00
2D computer, Flash

The world of lovely imaginary dog.


Makoto Sayama was born in Japan and for 20 years after graduating from the Osaka University of the Arts, he worked as an illustrator specializing in character design for companies, events, apparel and publications. When he began to use a personal computer for his work, he discovered he had a desire to make his characters move. Around 2001, he started animating the characters he created.
 

Nulbür [2003]
Sylvain Gignac
Canada / Flash / 3:30
Flash

A Super Mario-inspired journey showing that to find the true path to enlightenment, you first need a ticket.


Sylvain has always been interested in drawing. In 2003, he left for Europe to broaden his horizons. This experience filled his head with ideas. His first animated film was born there and later presented at a number of festivals in Quebec, the United States and France. His graphic style is simple and refined, easily lending itself to the grandest of imaginations and the wonderful world of children. His influences can be traced back to cartoons, illustrations and graphics.
   

A KO Not Very Catho (Un KO pas tres catho) [2004]
Suki
Sukiland / France / Flash / 5:05
Flash

Things do not go according to plan in this boxing match setting the titleholder against a young challenger. Fortunately, Dick Spader is there...

   

Killing the Long Race Champion [2004]
Xi Chen
China / Flash / 6:16
Flash

A professional killer receives an order to murder a long-distance running champion.


After earning a Bachelor of Arts at BeiHang University (BUAA) , Xi Chen worked as a designer at NetEase. He soon left and started a career as an i ndependent animation director, winning numerous awards at film festivals, including the International Festival of Animated Film in Annecy, France and the Intel Pentium IV Animation Festival of Beijing, China.
   

Manege Frei [2005]
Ljubisa Djukic
Dyrdee / Germany / Flash / 4:33
Pencil on paper, 2D computer, Flash

A caged circus bear dreams of his liberation.

Ljubisa Djukic was born in 1978 in Derventa, Yugoslavia. While he took visual communication at the FH Bielefeld, Germany, from 1998 to 2005, he managed to accomplish quite a bit in that time. Partway through his diploma, he studied for 14 months at the Animation School of Hamburg, later attending conferences and festivals. Ljubisa has received numerous international awards for his animated films.
   

Water-flood (Inondation) [2005]
Bruno Rhinn & Hervé Marchal
Bruno Rhinn / France / Flash / 2:14
Flash

It's raining endlessly and flood threatens. Then help arrives…

Bruno Rhinn was born in 1974, and began working in multi-media in 1999. He creates a wide range of scientific and educational spectacles for the Planetarium of Strasbourg. In addition, in 2004, he created a series entitled Firmins with Herve Marchal.

Hervé Marchal, born in 1962, works in the field of Communication and Learning Technology at the University of Technology of Belfort, Montbeliard. Impassioned by animated film, he joins Bruno Rhinn to design the universe of Firmins.
   

Noci [2004]
Gokhan Okur
Turkey / Flash / 1:38
2D computer

How do we define life, love and fire?

Gokhan Okur was born in Turkey in 1981, and produces illustrations, graphic designs and motion graphics. He shares his vision at www.kofti.com.
   

S.P.I.F.: A Stupid Public Information Film [2004]
Allan Plenderleith
United Kingdom / Flash / 4:30
Flash

A spoof on the public information films of the 50s, SPIF is there to guide you through life’s troubled road.

Allan Plenderleith is a writer, director and cartoonist based in the UK. He created Gordon the Garden Gnome, the hit children's show on BBC and, soon, Cartoon Network USA and TVO Canada. He also created the popular UK greetings card/book series The Odd Squad. Allan is an animator on children's shows such as Funky Valley, Little Robots and The Secret Show and is currently represented by Janet Fillingham Associates.
   

Mole in the City [2005]
Roque Ballesteros
USA / Flash / 4:46
Flash

A closer look at Mole, of Happy Tree Friends.


Roque Ballesteros is one of the founding partners of Ghostbot, a studio located in the Bay Area specializing in traditional and Flash animation. Previously he worked his way up in the commercial world from intern to award-winning director at such studios as Olive Jar, Curious Pictures, and Wild Brain. Roque is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in Film/Animation/Video and lives with his wife, Sonia and their cat, Simon, in San Francisco.
   

Out on a Limb [2004]
Kenn Navarro
USA / Flash / 2:39
Flash

An episode of Happy Tree Friends, in which Lumpy gets his leg stuck in a tree.

Kenn Navarro could never turn away from a good cartoon, video game or comic book. His passions led him to enroll into San Francisco State University's Animation Program and he fell in love with the process. When Kenn started with Mondo Media in 1998, the company was expanding from a game and broadcast animation production house into a full-fledged studio that created and distributed original online content. After working on several video game projects, Kenn was given the opportunity to bring his talents to Mondo's own style of irreverent Internet shows. Later he partnered with Rhode Montijo to bring Happy Tree Friends to life.
   

Perestroika ‘Day Care Nightmare’ [2004]
Ryosuke Aoike
Buddiez, Bascule, Creative Artists / Canada, Japan / Flash / 2:03
2D computer, Flash

Boris’ roommates start to question his babysitting methods when the three are asked to take care of their landlord’s child.


Ryosuke Aoike was born in Japan in 1972, and graduated from the Visual Planning Department at the Osaka University of the Arts in 1995 with a specialization in Film Production and Psychology. After his graduation, Ryosuke had an offer to move to Montreal to work with Claude Gagnon and Aska Films, which he readily accepted. Ryosuke began his animation career in 1999, creating the first Catman series in his spare time. The second Catman series was co-produced by AtomShockwaveKK, which allowed Ryosuke the time to concentrate solely on Flash production.