Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

This programme is split into showcases as indicated below:

  • International Animation
  • The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
  • The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Best Of British, Black Box, Documentaries, European Perspectives, Fantastic Planets: The Futuristic Art of René Laloux, Fest in the City, Focus On Poland, Galas, Night Moves, Shorts, The Future Is History - Brave New World: New Directions in science-fiction cinema 1980-85, The Future Is History - Great Britain, Unlocking The Archives, World Perspectives

Ciclope Ciclope
Ciclope and Poles Apart
The Absence of Eddy Table (Country: Norway; Year: 2016; Director: Rune Spaans; Writer: Dave Cooper; Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Mike Patton, Yngvill Kolset Haga, John Erik Kaada)
Eddy gets lost in a dark forest. There he meets an alluring girl infected by a mysterious parasite.
International Animation
Big Bag (Year: 2016; Director: Daniel Greaves; Writer: Daniel Greaves)
An backpacker has a spot of bother as he prepares for a trip.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Chickens (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: George Wu; Writer: George Wu)
Wondering if that glance from your crush meant something and if you will ever muster the courage to do something about it?
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Ciclope (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Max Taylor)
A drone is on a delivery mission.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Dead Horses (Cavalls morts) (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas; Writer: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas)
A child if forced to flee war through a landscape awash with the corpses of horses.
International Animation
Spindrift Spindrift
Spindrift and Escape From Syria: Faiza's Story
Don't Think Of A Pink Elephant (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Suraya Raja; Writer: Suraya Raja)
Layla fights daily against urges and compulsions, until challenged to face her darkest fears.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Escape From Syria: Faiza's Story (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Jack Whilding Newman; Stars: Faiza)
Animation depicting the story of a refugee who fled Syria with her children and taking inspiration from the children's drawings.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
A Festive Wind (Vent de fête) (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2016; Director: Marjolaine Perreten)
A village prepares for a festival.
International Animation
The Full Story (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Wilder; Writer: Daisy Jacobs)
Animation considering divorce.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
G-aaah (Year: 2016; Director: Elizabeth Hobbs)
Amy Johnson worked as a typist for a firm of solicitors before her record- breaking solo flight from Croydon to Australia in 1930. This film has been created with an Underwood 315 typewriter as a celebration of her journey.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Big Bag Big Bag
Big Bag and Chickens
Have Heart (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Will Anderson)
A looping GIF has an existential crisis.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Homegrown (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Quentin Haberham; Writer: Tim Fraser, Quentin Haberham)
Francis raises his son like he cultivates his plants, shielded from harm, comfortable inside. However when the boy outgrows his father's protective confines, Francis is faced with an uncomfortable truth.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
How Are You Today? (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Sophie Markatatos)
In a messed up world, two opposite characters meet.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
I Am Here (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Eoin Duffy; Writer: Eoin Duffy; Stars: Nicholas Campbell)
A mysterious traveller goes on a journey.
International Animation
Johnno's Dead (Country: UK, France; Year: 2016; Director: Chris Shepherd; Stars: Ian Hart, Chris Freeney)
Serving twelve years behind bars for a crime you didn't commit focuses the mind. Everything becomes crystal clear. Sequel to Dad's Dead.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Étude Étude
Étude and G-aaah
Life Cycles (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Ross Hogg)
An observational exploration of routine, monotony, attention and distraction. Will we continue to let events pass us by uncontested, or will we decide to break the cycle?
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
A Little Grey (Country: UK, Mexico; Year: 2016; Director: Simon Hewitt, Raul Fregoso, Steve Smith; Writer: Simon Hewitt, Simon Hewitt, Stuart Royall; Stars: Richard Attlee, Tony Gardner), Official Site
A colourful story about losing your spark and finding redemption.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Mall 84 (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Gervais Merryweather)
A love letter to the Eighties.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Misshape Happenings (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Dominica Harrison)
A peek into the carefully balanced mind of a cosmic shaman who struggles to keep his world unchanged.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Negative Space (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata)
The bittersweet story of a relationship between a father and his son, Sam. Always leaving on business trips, the father connects with Sam by teaching him how to pack a suitcase efficiently.
International Animation
Perfect World (Year: 2017; Director: Karni & Saul)
Animated pop video for the Katie Melua song.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Poles Apart (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Paloma Baeza; Writer: Paloma Baeza; Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Joseph May)
Stop-motion animation about an unlikely friendship in the Arctic.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Queer Heroes (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Kate Jessop)
Collaborative animation.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Six God Alphabet Peter (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Peter Millard)
Learning the alphabet taken to extremes.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Sore Eyes For Infinity (Country: Finland; Year: 2016; Director: Elli Vuorinen; Writer: Elli Vuorinen)
A trip to the optician.
International Animation
Spindrift (Year: 2016; Director: Selina Wagner; Writer: Selina Wagner), Trailer
A young girl living by the shore faces choices after encountering an eagle and someone new.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Tough (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Jennifer Zheng)
New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Étude (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Robert Duncan)
A conversation between an animator and a composer.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Tunnel Vision (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Lila Babington; Writer: Lila Babington; Stars: Meredith Strong, Harry Hamps)
Esther is losing out on what is in the now, the current moment, in order to gain what’s in the future to come.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Ugly (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Nikita Diakur)
Animated short about kindness, respect and coexistence.
International Animation
Wednesday With Goddard (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Nicolas Menard; Writer: Nicolas Menard; Stars: Denis Foley, Aneta Piotrowska)
A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Wires (A Cyber Fairy Tale) (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Sam Healy)
Animation pop promo.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
Ylion And Callysia (Irion to Karishia) (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Takashi Nakamura)
After a girl is kidnapped because her father tried to catch a unicorn, her brother goes in search of her.
International Animation
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