Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016

The programme includes several shorts showcases:

  • Five Animated Years of Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson - A retrospective of the work of this pair of Scottish animators. We haven't been able to get hold of a full list of titles yet but assume those listed here will be included.
  • International Animation - 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: 70/70 Vision, Adapting Miss Highsmith, Amercian Dreams, Best Of British, Black Box, Directors' Showcase, Documentaries, European Perspectives, Film Fest In The City, FilmFest Junior, Focus On Finland, Galas, Look Again: A Celebration Of The Films Of Cinema Du Look, Night Moves, POW!!! Live Action Comic Strip Adaptations: The First Generation, Shorts, Special Events, World Perspectives

Monkey Love Experiments Monkey Love Experiments
Monkey Love Experiments and I Am Tom Moody
The Alan Dimension (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Jac Clinch; Writer: Jac Clinch, Jonathan Harbottle; Stars: Kevin Eldon, Felicity Montagu), Trailer
Alan Brown uses divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of mankind…and breakfast.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Before Love (Country: Russia; Year: 2015; Director: Igor Kovalyov)
Animation.
International Animation
Borderlines (Year: 2015; Director: Hana Novakova)
Two people struggle to share their space.
International Animation
Dave (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Garry Marshall; Writer: Chris Watson; Stars: Leo Henderson)
Dave is a little boy zombie who, after a terrible disaster, is forced into an unfriendly world where he has to fight to survive.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Deer Flower (Country: US, South Korea; Year: 2016; Director: Kangmin Kim)
Stop-motion animation about a boy and his family on a visit to a deer farm.
International Animation
Isabella Isabella
Isabella and Borderlines
Empty Space (Tühi ruum) (Country: Estonia; Year: 2016; Director: Ulo Pikkov)
Story of a lonely man and the dream that kept him alive.
International Animation
Fishwitch (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Adrienne Dowling; Writer: Jenna Jovi, Jenna Jovi, Adrienne Dowling, Hélène Sifre; Stars: Sam Apley, Natalia Tena), Official Site
Tootega is a witch who ekes out an isolated existence on an iceberg adrift in the ocean. It's a miserable lot, and in Tootega's case, misery hates company.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
The Head Vanishes (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Franck Dion; Writer: Franck Dion)
Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, for her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself, like a big girl !
International Animation
Illusions (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Dominica Harrison), Trailer
Two characters find themselves in an unexpected situation.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
I'm Good With Plants (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Thomas Harnett O'Meara), Trailer
Tim lives in a greenhouse suspended by a crane above the city. He has two wishes in life - to steal the office plant next to the water cooler at work and meet Francesca, the hotline operator he calls each day from a phone box in the street.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
No Place Like Home No Place Like Home
No Place Like Home and The Making Of Longbird
The Inverted Peak (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: The Brothers McLeod; Writer: Tom Angell), Official Site, Trailer
Explores the quasi-mysticism of a quest for enlightenment, a desire for transcendence from unseen masters.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
In Other Words (Bemilim Aherot) (Country: Israel; Year: 2015; Director: Tal Kantor; Writer: Tal Kantor; Stars: Yehoyachin Friedlander, Dana Yadlin), Trailer
A man is trapped in his own memory.
International Animation
Isabella (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Duncan Cowles, Ross Hogg), Trailer
At 92, Isabella struggles to hold onto her memories and sense of identity.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
I Am Tom Moody (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Ainslie Henderson; Writer: Ainslie Henderson; Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Jude Crook)
A peek inside the mind of a singer with musician's block.
Five Animated Years of Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson
The Last Day (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Muqing Shu)
What would a grandpa’s spirit do if he could linger for a while before heading to heaven?
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Lethe (Year: 2016; Director: Kat Michaelides), Official Site
Two friends discover an unusual pool of water while they're out walking in the woods.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Love and Loopholes (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2015; Director: Jane Mumford)
A sock couple with issues are torn apart by a dark secret and an unexpected intruder.
International Animation
Love In Idleness (Year: 2016; Director: Kim Noce), Official Site
A film exploring the fleeting delusional love relationship between Titania and Bottom.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
A Love Story (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Anushka Naanayakkara)
Stopframe animation.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
The Making Of Longbird (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Will Anderson; Writer: Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson; Stars: Will Anderson, Tobias Feltus, Vitalij Sicinava)
An animator struggles with the character he is creating.
Five Animated Years of Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson
Monkey Love Experiments (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson; Writer: Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson)
A misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.
Five Animated Years of Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson
Mr Madila (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Rory Waudby-Tolley)
Mr Madila or The Colour of Nothing documents a series of conversations between the film-maker and a gifted spiritual healer.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Neck And Neck (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Shaun Clark; Writer: Shaun Clark; Stars: Kim Noce, Melvyn Ternan), Official Site
Animation inspired by Othello.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
No Place Like Home (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Cat Bruce; Writer: Cat Bruce; Stars: Janette Foggo, Erin Bruce )
Under threat of imminent eviction from her countryside home, a self-reliant woman struggles to preserve her way of life.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Peripheria (Peryferie) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: David Coquard-Dassault; Writer: David Coquard-Dassault, Patricia Valeix), Trailer
International Animation
Rain Or Shine (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Felix Massie)
A young girl loves the sun, but whenever she puts on her sun specs the rain comes down.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Record/Record (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Robert Duncan), Trailer
A film about memory, record and reality.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Roger Ballen’s Theatre Of Apparitions (Country: UK/South Africa; Year: 2016; Director: Emma Calder, Ged Haney ), Official Site
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Simon’s Cat - Off To The Vet (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Simon Tofieldd; Writer: Emma Burch, Simon Tofieldd)
The famous feline gets a check-up.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Squame (Country: Canada; Year: 2015; Director: Nicolas Brault; Writer: Nicolas Brault), Trailer
Consideration of skin.
International Animation
Stockholm 6 (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Magnus Lenneskog), Official Site
Animation
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
To Build A Fire (Construire un feu) (Country: France, UK; Year: 2016; Director: Fx Goby; Writer: Fx Goby; Stars: Tony Fish), Official Site, Trailer
Adaptation of Jack London's book about a trapper and his dog.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
The Wrong End Of The Stick (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Terri Matthews; Writer: Terri Matthews), Official Site
Malcolm Fetcher is a neurotic, middle-aged teacher lost in a dull marriage. As he faces an all-consuming identity crisis, their marriage disintegrates and he is forced to express a deep, hidden desire...
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
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