OFFICIAL SELECTION (4th Edition)
12-16 May, 2017
Directed by: Gung-Kai Koo
Category: Sci-fi, Indie, Experimental, Narrative
Year & Country: 2016, United States
Duration: 3 min
Synopsis: Equipoise is my graduation film about positiveness, negativity and the opposite but complementary relationship between them. The spirit of the film is how they work together to reach the harmony and balance to react to stimulation, instead of judging the dominance or tendency of the two forces.
Directed by: Zhongwen Hu
Category: Fantasy, Animation, Suspicious
Year & Country: 2015, United States
Duration: 1 min
Synopsis: The story is about a boy killed the ant. The inspiration directly comes from the daily life experience of killing seemingly insignificant things. At the same time, I have been engaging ideas as deep as the samsara, which is the repeating cycle of birth, life and death that is affected by one’s actions and consequences in the past, present, and future. My video reproduces these complex ideas as both conceptual yet understandable to a general audience.
Snoot in the City
Directed by: Stephanie Davidson
Category: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Year & Country: 2016, Australia
Duration: 1 min
Synopsis: On the rooftops above a cold, ironclad city, Snoot lives in a nice, warm home. When an intruder invades, his territorial instincts kick in and it's up to him to protect his home, even if it means going face to face with a giant house-crushing robot.
Directed by: Marlene Rask
Category: Animation, Short
Year & Country: 2016, Denmark
Duration: 12 min
Synopsis: Gregor is a traveling salesman. He lives with his parents and sister and it is his job to support the family. He loves his family. One morning Gregor wakes up as a giant beetle! This troubles the family and the family economy. Life becomes a living nightmare. As the days pass by Gregor realizes the burden he is for the family, stops eating and dies. The family lives happily ever after