28 – 30 SEPTEMBER
SCREENINGS ADDED THIS MARCH!!
This year’s Oscar® Nominated Short Films return to The Bioscope due to public demand! We will be screening both the Live Action and Animation categories.
14 March. 8pm LIVE ACTION BUY TICKETS
15 March. 5pm ANIMATION BUY TICKETS
16 March 7:30pm LIVE ACTION BUY TICKETS
17 March 7:30pm ANIMATION BUY TICKETS
18 March 7:30pm LIVE ACTION BUY TICKETS
19 March 7:30pm ANIMATION BUY TICKETS
LIVE ACTION PROGRAMME
AYA (ISRAEL – FRANCE/39MINS/2012) Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.
BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM (UK/14MINS/2014) Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for. Raising their tiny charges, declaring themselves vegetarian and dreaming of running a chicken farm, the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family. Starring Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna, Riley Hamilton and Aaron Lynch.
BUTTER LAMP (FRANCE-CHINA/15MINS/2013) A young itinerant photographer and his assistant offer to photograph some Tibetan nomads in front of various backgrounds.
PARVANEH (SWITZERLAND/25MINS/2012) A young Afghan immigrant travels to Zurich where she encounters a punk named Emily.
THE PHONE CALL (UK/21MINS/2013) “THE PHONE CALL” follows HEATHER, (played by OSCAR® nominee SALLY HAWKINS), a shy lady who works at a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man (played by Oscar winner JIM BROADBENT) she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.
A SINGLE LIFE (THE NETHERLANDS/2MINS/2014) When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through her life.
FEAST (USA/6MINS/2014) “FEAST”, a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (Head of Animation, “PAPERMAN”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
ME AND MY MOULTON (CANADA/NORWAY14MINS/2014) One summer in mid-’60s Norway, a seven-year-old girl asks her parents if she and her sisters can have a bicycle. Me and My Moulton provides a glimpse of its young protagonist’s thoughts as she struggles with her sense that her family is a little out of sync with what she perceives as “normal”.
THE BIGGER PICTURE (UK/7MINS/2014) ‘You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!’ hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won’t go, and their own lives unravel as she clings on. Innovative life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent.
THE DAM KEEPER (USA/18MINS/2014) The Dam Keeper, an original animated short film by feature animation artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything. A first-time collaboration between some of the most talented artists in animation, The Dam Keeper made its world premiere as an official selection at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and is slated to make its uS premiere at The New York International Children’s Film Festival this spring.
Set in a desolate future, one small town’s survival is solely due to a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. Despite bullying from classmates and an indifferent public, the dam’s operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning in order to protect the town. When a new student, Fox, joins Pig’s class, everything begins to change.
Made up of over 8,000 paintings, The Dam Keeper blends traditional hand-drawn animation with lush brushstrokes to bring Kondo and Tsutsumi’s celebrated painting-style to life like never before. The Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen of television’s Forbrydelsen (The Killing), and BBC’s Sherlock, narrates this timeless fable. Directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi are known for their art direction on such beloved films as Ice Age, Ratatouille, Monsters university and Toy Story 3.