NYICFF Heebie Jeebies
Sunday, April 20
SHORT FILMS FOR AGES 10 TO ADULT – A collection of strange and scary short films from around the world, for ages 10 to adult.
The Duke (USA) Animation, Jonathan Campo, 2012, 1.5 min: This film is about a sandwich – a chicken parmesan hero sandwich.
Spellbreaker (Netherlands – US PREMIERE) Animation, Janis Joy Epping/Diana van Houten, 2013, 4 min: Two kids are building a sandcastle, seemingly best of friends. But when a beetle gets trapped underneath a bucket, their peaceful harmony gets disturbed.
Collectors (Switzerland – NY PREMIERE) Animation, Marcel Hobi, 2013, 5 min: Whether it’s butterflies, shoes, or friendships – collecting is a passion. One can never collect too much.
The Big Beast (France – US PREMIERE) Animation, Pierre Luc Granjon, 2013, 6.5 min: A legend says that a huge beast will come to eat you when you least expect it.
Cornea (France – US PREMIERE) Animation, Stéphane Blanquet, 2013, 5.5 min: Blood drips into a bowl of soup. An ophthalmologist auscultates the eye of a patient. A couple walks hand in hand among the flowers. A surreal montage of nightmare images from the masters of creepy, Auteur de Minuit.
On the Other Side (France – NY PREMIERE) Animation, Icinori, 2013, 5.5 min: Tracking a doe in the woods, a hunter is stopped by a black wall that blocks his way. Making the choice to cross over, he enters a strange territory from which he may never return.
Feral (USA) Animation, Daniel Sousa, 2012, 13 min: A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him alive in the forest. A 2014 Oscar® nominated film.
Sleight Of Hand (Australia) Animation, Michael Cusack, 2012, 10 min: A man yearns to know his place in the world and how he fits in, when sometimes it’s better not to know.
Jamón (Spain) Animation, Iria Lopez, 2012, 8 min: As the only pig in a human family, José has trouble fitting in. But after an encounter with the neighbor next door, he begins to come to terms with who he really is.
Rootless Heart (Japan) Animation, Toshiko Hata, 2013, 10 min: Two high school kids explore an abandoned house. There is something lurking in the dark.
The Fat Cat (United Kingdom – US PREMIERE) Animation, Mole Hill, 2013, 1 min: What the fat cat wants, the fat cat gets and what the fat cat gets is…fatter.
Bird Food (Ireland) Animation, Richard Keane, 2012, 4.5 min: One man. One sandwich. And a park full of pigeons. This isn’t going to end well.
The Deep End (USA – NY PREMIERE) Animation, Jake Fried, 2013, 1 min: Hand-drawn animation using ink, white-out and coffee.