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Short and sweet

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28 Jan
Short and sweet

Following on from the hugely popular programs of the 2009 BAFF, and proving that size can matter in the most positive way, the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival is proud to present the best in local and international shorts and animation with SHAKEN AND STIRRED, dangerously fizzy animated shorts from Australian and New Zealand; SANS FRONTIÈRES, a program featuring Australian filmmakers telling un-Australian stories; ANIMATION PEEPSHOW, a late night line-up of seedy shorts for seedy adults, and straight out of the Festival’s backyard, MADE IN SA.

A number of not to be missed shorts will also screen with feature films in this year’s festival. These include the world premiere of URBAN SOUNDS by Swedish director Erick Love Lundqvist. FEROCITY BETWEEN THE URBS AND THE FLORA by Brazilian director Marcio B. Venturi, and direct from Sundance, LITTLE BROTHER by UK director Callum Cooper. We are delighted to confirm that Lundqvist, Venturi, and Cooper will all be Festival guests. 

BAFFs animated program features Shaken & Stirred, dangerously fizzy shorts from Australia and New Zealand including HOG by (Festival guest) David Webster; the World Premiere of NULLARBOR by Alistair Lockhart and Patrick Sarell; POLO’S ROBOT by Peter Lowey; SIDE BY SIDE by Nassiem Valamanesh(Festival Guest and son of visual artist and BAFF jury member Hossein Valamanesh); and ZERO by Christopher Kezelos. 

Sans Frontieres shows that there is nothing more Australian than being interested in other places. The program of Australian-made shorts travels to Texas in the Australian premiere of AIR by Luke Davies; to the depths of Russian waters in Ariel Kleiman’s DEEPER THAN YESTERDAY; to 1970’s Italy in the World Premiere of OSTIA: THE FINAL NIGHT by Craig Boreham; China in RED WATER RED by Qing Xie; and Georgia in VIA GORI by George Barbakadze, which just won Best Film at Flickerfest. In keeping with the program theme, Davies, Boreham and Barbakadze will all be travelling to Adelaide for the Festival. 

Made In SA, the grass-roots, home-grown shorts session includes Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund films THE MOMENT, based on a short story by Shaun Micaleff and co directed by live action director, Shane McNeil and animation director, Troy Bellchambers; the Greek Australian co production THE PALACE, written and directed by Anthony Maras and filmed in Cyprus, and the 5 webisodes from DANGER 5 by Dario Russo and starring David Ashby of Italian Spiderman fame. Plus winner of AFI Awards Best Short Film, THE KISS by Ashlee Page; TOOT TOOT by Simon Williams and Brendon Skinner; and the World Premieres of THE THING ABOUT DOLPHINS by Matt Vesely and SOMETIMES THE STARS, the new musid video for The Audreys by Ari Gibson and Jason Pamment. 

Curated by Eddie White of the People’s Republic of Animation, one of the Australia’s foremost animation studios, ANIMATION PEEPSHOW includes ten animated films from around the world - CUTECUTECUTE by Clemens Kogler (Austria), CUDDLE STICKS by Mike Geiger (Canada), the Australian premiere of DILDOMAN by Åsa Sandzén (Sweden), HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT IN 60 SECONDS by Dave Carter (Australia), I WANT A DOG THAT POOPS MONEY by James Dirschberger (USA), THE MAN IN THE BLUE GORDINI by Jean-Christophe Lie (France), PUSSYCAT by Takena Nagao (Japan), THE TALE OF LITTLE PUPPET BOY by Johannes Nyholm (Sweden), WATCH ALICE BLEED by Fredrik Andersson (Sweden), and WHO’S HUNGRY by David Ochs (USA).


Shaken and Stirred - Fri 25 Feb @ 7.30pm, Fri 4 March @ 1.45pm - Palace 7

Sans Frontieres - Sat 26 Feb @ 3pm, Tue 1 March @ 1.15pm - Palace 7

Animation Peepshow - Mon 28 Feb @ 9.45pm - Palace 7, Sat 5 march @ 9pm - Palace 3 


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