Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

There will also be an in person event - Barry Purves - The Naked Animator. The programme includes several shorts showcases.

  • International Animation: Panorama - Global talent.
  • The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1 - Contemporary UK talent, in competition for the audience award.
  • The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2 - Contemporary UK talent, in competition for the audience award.

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Best Of British, Black Box, Cinematic TV, Classics, Director's Showcase, Documentaries, Film in the City, Filmfest Junior, Focus On Mexico, Galas and Special Events, Little Big Screen, New Perspectives, Night Moves, Shorts, Special Events, The Young And The Wild, Walter Hill: The Early Years

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Chhaya and Stems
Amaro And Walden's Joyride (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Tim McCourt, Max Taylor; Writer: Tim McCourt, Max Taylor)
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Chhaya (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Debanjan Nandy; Writer: Debanjan Nandy, Katerina Giannakou; Stars: Stan Pretty, Aratrika Roy)
An old man seeks refuge in the shadows of the past.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Crow (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Yoav Segal, Alasdair Beckett-King; Writer: Ted Hughes; Stars: Ted Hughes)
Animation of the Ted Hughes poem featuring recordings of the writer himself.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Edmond (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Nina Gantz)
A man with cannabalistic urges travels back through his life in search of the root of his unhappiness.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
The Evening Her Mind Jumped Out Of Her Head (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Shaun Clark, Kim Noce; Writer: Sarah Woolner, Sarah Woolner; Stars: Penelope McGhie, Paul Mundell)
One cold winters evening, a serious woman is forced to lighten up when her mind jumps out of her head.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Wizards Wizards
Wizards and Inside Out
Everyone Is Waiting For Something To Happen (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Emma Calder; Writer: Emma Calder; Stars: Richard Wright)
How one person used social media to help them deal with a cancer diagnosis.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
The Five Minute Museum (Country: UK, Switzerland; Year: 2015; Director: Paul Bush)
Animated short.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Fritz The Cat (Country: US; Year: 1972; Director: Ralph Bakshi; Writer: Ralph Bakshi, Robert Crumb; Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles, Phil Seuling, Ralph Bakshi, Mary Dean, Charles Spidar)
Subversive animation about a hypocritical college student cat.
Fulfilament (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Tim Nolte; Writer: Tim Nolte, Tim Nolte; Stars: Jami Haber, Katy Fulkerson, Yuko Wells, Ted M.W. Rich, Zack Lawrence, Sydney Stewart, Rory Chinatti)
Nightmares haunt a young groom-to-be as he struggles to accept his future bride's evidence that she has not cheated on him.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Gerascophobia (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Shuangshuang Hao; Writer: Shuangshuang Hao, Shuangshuang Hao; Stars: Alasdair Hankinson)
Animation about a boy who fears ageing and will do anything to avoid growing up.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
The Infinity Project (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Will Anderson)
Animation.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Inside Out (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen; Writer: Pete Docter; Stars: Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Hader)
When a girl moves to a new home, her emotions are plunged into chaos as they compete for control of her mind.
UK premiere.
Loop Ring Chop Drink (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Nicolas Menard; Writer: Nicolas Menard; Stars: Clement Baptiste, Alice Dunseath, Wallace McDougall)
Animated short.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
The Lord Of The Rings (Country: US; Year: 1978; Director: Ralph Bakshi; Writer: Chris Conkling, Peter S. Beagle, J.R.R. Tolkien; Stars: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt, Simon Chandler, Dominic Guard, Norman Bird, Michael Graham Cox, Anthony Daniels, David Buck, Peter Woodthorpe, Fraser Kerr, Philip Stone, Michael Deacon, André Morell)
Hand drawn version of the first book in Tolkein's triology.
Lost Sands (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Aaron Babla, Thomas Roisland)
Animated short.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Manoman (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Simon Cartwright; Writer: Simon Cartwright; Stars: Gordon Peardon)
A man desperate to tap into his masculinity attends a primal scream therapy class.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Meanwhile (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Stephen McNally; Writer: Stephen McNally; Stars: Dan Armour, Phil Deguara, Sara Houghton)
Short animation follows four characters in a city.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Mr Director (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Andy Martin)
Animated short.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
My Dad (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Marcus Armitage; Writer: Marcus Armitage; Stars: Divian Ladwa)
A dad's influence on a youngster's life.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Once Upon A Blue Moon (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Steve Boot)
Animation.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
One Step Ahead (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Helen Chiu)
Animation.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Outlines (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Daisy Gould)
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Pombo Loves You (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Steve Warne; Writer: Josh Blaaberg, Josh Blaaberg, Steve Warne; Stars: Ian Puleston-Davies, Elsie Moore)
You can't lock that kind of love away forever. You can't lock him away forever.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Ray's Big Idea (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Steve Harding-Hill; Writer: Steve Harding-Hill, Steve Harding-Hill)
A plucky, pioneering pre-historic fish, has a ground-breaking plan to improve his life.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Scribbledub (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Ross Hogg)
Animated short.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Stems (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Ainslie Henderson; Writer: Ainslie Henderson)
A short film exploring the creation of animated characters.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Wesley Louis; Writer: Wesley Louis)
Short animation.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Teeth (Country: UK, USA, Hungary; Year: 2015; Director: Tom Brown, Daniel Gray; Writer: Tom Brown, Daniel Gray)
Animated short.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Toonocalypse (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Owen Rixon; Writer: Callum Barton, Callum Barton, Owen Rixon, Owen Rixon, Siggy Stone; Stars: Sally Magnusson, Siggy Stone, James Carney, Owen Rixon, Callum Barton, Matt Martin, David Kaye)
Two Edinburgh students document the seemingly harmless infiltration of Earth by cute little cartoon characters.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Unhappy Happy (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Peter Millard)
Animated short.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Wizards (Country: US; Year: 1977; Director: Ralph Bakshi; Writer: Ralph Bakshi; Stars: Voices of Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval, Jim Connell, Steve Gravers, Christopher Tayback, Mark Hamill), Official Site
A post-Apocalyptic Earth is the setting for wizard warfare.
You Could Sunbathe In This Storm (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Alice Dunseath; Writer: Alice Dunseath; Stars: Tony Fish)
Animated short.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
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