Animovies

Animovies

Explore the mad world of offbeat and strange hand drawn animations from the 70s & 80s. We’ll bring the VHS player, you bring the acid wash jeans. (Or maybe just the acid).

Handmade Puppet Dreams Volume VI

Handmade Puppet Dreams Volume VI

Curated by Heather Henson (USA), Handmade Puppet Dreams produces DIY puppet films focusing on real time puppetry performed specifically for the camera.

Handmade Puppet Dreams Family Collection

Handmade Puppet Dreams Family Collection

Sun, March 15, 5pm 40 min All Ages The Studio, Theatre Junction Grand (606 1 Street SW) $15 regular / $10 members & kids   See also: HMPD Volume VI  Wed, March 11, 7 pm, (85 min), 14+ HMPD “Best of” Collection: Wed, March 11, 9:30 pm (60 min) 14+ ‘Colosse’ Dir. Yves Geleyn – ‘Colosse is a giant wooden robot puppet who doesn’t know his own strength, much less what his strings are up to. In this short film, the director explores his childhood obsession with puppets and all things robotic.       ‘Finger Puppets Everywhere’ Dir. Laura Heit – Indulge your inner lagomorph with these films featuring handmade finger puppets.         ‘All this Joy’ Dir. Jesse Garrison – This music video is an enthusiastic indie-folk tale about coming of age and living with spontaneity, courage, and hope. The creators incorporate elements such as puppetry, animation, and performance.       ‘Mountain Goat’ Dir. Jamie Shannon – An excerpt from the award-winning Canadian preschool series NANALAN.       ‘The Sure Sheep’ Dir. John Kennedy – Tad the lost sheep learns to overcome his shyness when he joins Handley Sheep Farm. When Tad gets his big break in a commercial he lets the whole flock rock in his catchy TV spot.       ‘Eat Your Vegetables’ Dir. Jamie Shannon – An excerpt from the award-winning Canadian preschool series NANALAN.       ‘Milano’ Dir. Bradley Kemp – A fun creation from Sesame Street puppeteer Leslie Carerra-Rudolph. Fiveyear-old Lolly enters a cookie-induced dream about Milano, Italy, where she discovers some delicious treats…     ‘Mother Hubbard: Table for Two’ Dir. Paul Andrejco – Mother Hubbard and Toby call a cab, but get an out-of this-world experience.    ...
Handmade Puppet Dreams Best of Showcase

Handmade Puppet Dreams Best of Showcase

Wed, March 11, 9:30 pm 60 min 14+ The Studio, Theatre Junction Grand (606 1 Street SW) $15 regular / $10 members & kids   See also: HMPD Family Collection Sunday, March 15, 5:00 pm (40 min) All Ages HMPD Vol VI Wed, March 11, 7 pm (85 min) 14+     ‘Yamasong’ Dir. Sam K. Hale – “Nani, a patchwork girl, chases a falling star and meets Shojun, a tortoise fisherman and warrior. Together, they journey through his surreal, fantastic world to the star’s mountain resting place to discover its secrets. From turbulent oceans to mysterious nether spaces, Yamasong is a Japanese-style puppet experience placed in computer-generated worlds.     ‘Douce Dame’ Dir. Bradley Kemp – A young painter, obsessed with his muse, continually paints a memory of her… until she lures him away.       ‘Junk Palace’ Dir. Lyon Hill – Using elaborate paper puppets, Junk Palace takes you into the world of real-life hoarders the Collyer brothers and imagines what life was like for these unique individuals.       ‘Too Loud a Solitude’ Dir. Genevieve Anderson – Based on the beloved novella by Bohumil Hrabal, and containing all the magic still present in the twisted streets of Old Town Prague, Too Loud a Solitude spins a tale of passion, beauty, and high moral stakes in the midst of a crumbling civilization.     ‘Moonfishing’ Dir. David Michael Friend – A fisherman’s hobby of sculpting is interrupted when he must perform his monthly task of illuminating his town.       ‘Graveyard Jamboree’ Dir. Seamus Walsh & Mark Caballero – Inspired by an old record by Harry Reser and his Radio All-Star Novelty Orchestra. Three techniques were used in this film including, live action puppetry, silhouette animation and stop motion animation.  ...
Prairie Puppet Underground

Prairie Puppet Underground

What do a lonely bus rider, microscopic puppets, and punk tumours have in common? The prairie, where “nothing ever happens.”

The River

The River

Calgary’s Bleeding Art Industries creates a whimsical Monty Python-esque stop motion animation to the song, River of Snot by the comedic musical trio The Arrogant Worms.

Spirit of the Bluebird

Spirit of the Bluebird

Using spray paint on a fence where Aboriginal mother and grandmother Gloria Black Plume was brutally murdered, AYAP graduate Jesse Gouchey paints a large-scale animation of a bluebird in flight.

Aboriginal Youth Animation Project

Aboriginal Youth Animation Project

A collection of brand new shorts created during the Quickdraw Animation Society’s 2013/2014 Aboriginal Youth Animation Project. Participants ages 18 to 24 learned animation techniques, and created films on issues related to youth, culture, and identity.