A collection of animated films that will bring you to bizare worlds and deadly encounters. Runtime - 72 minutes iquid Dreams
Death and the Iron Maiden - Dir. Kevin McGuiness - “Death and the Iron Maiden” tells the story of Death visiting a small medieval town to abduct and murder a young Maiden. However once Death arrives at the castle where the Maiden resides, he discovers that the young woman is in fact a cyborg impenetrable to Death’s powers and after a violent battle which results in the demise of Death, the Maiden rides off into the moonlit sky. This film ultimately addresses the implications of post-humanism and the effects of the increasing use of technology and its integration into the human body.
Disappearance - Dir. Konie Kim - "What would you make Disappear?"
Disappearance is a drama/horror short about a young yet dark boy who, once he gets the opportunity to, gets rid of everything and anything he can.
Don't Look Under Your Bed - Dir. Radheya Jegatheva - Someone moves from one apartment to another and it leads to some disastrous consequences, as things that go bump in the night are not merely dreams...
First Snowfall - Dir. Sam Chou - Amidst a battle between two Kingdoms, a legendary warrior stalks his life-long nemesis. First Snowfall is an action packed, animated short by award-winning director, Sam Chou. There will be sweat, there will be blood.
Ghost Pirates - Dir. Maxwell Perry - A survivor narrates the tale of his encounter with ghost pirates who raid ships and small towns looking for a mystical jewel that will stop time. https://youtu.be/WQZYBqeC2fM
Giant Squid - Dir. Maxwell Perry -
When Elise's boyfriend is abducted by a giant green killer squid in the Atlantic Ocean, she enlists the help of a marine biologist and a drunken squid poacher to track the squid before it is too late...but the squid has other plans. https://youtu.be/EoEfFgiMFFw
Hive - Dir. Adam Ciolfi- - The desperate survivors of a dying world search for meaning in their final hours. https://youtu.be/Ur1ASeom2yQ
Me, Baby, and the Alligator - Dir. Jean Faucher - A young couple lives in their old truck with a full sized alligator. When they stop to eat at a roadside cantina in rural Mexico, the Colonel who runs the town takes a threatening interest in the lady, which he comes to regret when he meets the couple’s traveling companion. The form is magic realism. The story is sung and narrated by the young man.
Hand drawn charcoal animation on paper. https://youtu.be/Y-JAIWosEXU
Nightmare Endless - Dir. Jorge F. de Sauza - Real prison or endless illusions of your mind? Plagued by memories, distinguish the real from the imaginary is an endless nightmare!
Prisma - Dir. Coop Cooper - A corporate promotional VHS tape from 1984 conceals a brain-altering signal which is said to grant increased health, longevity and psychic powers to those who watch it. View at your own risk...
Sitophobia - Dir. Bradford Uyeda - A nightmare of culinary proportions as we take a trip through a possessed box of doughnuts!
Sweet Selfdestruction - Dir. Sandra Jovanowska - A girl starts eating a cake when gradually gets carried away by the taste of it and starts eating herself. The animation was created during a one week workshop where the author firstly got acquainted with the technique of rigging in after effects.
One of our jurors said it “I don't know what the fuck this is, but I like it and I'm mildly obsessed with it. And for it to be that memorable and simple at the runtime it has is noteworthy. It's dumb, stupid, hilarious, brilliant and kind of amazing.”
The Perfumist - Dir. Fabulous Four - The Perfumist is a dramatic story highlighting the battle of Machine-Equipped Man against Cosmic Nature. Seeking the perfect scent for his perfume, Benedict Malville runs into the consequences of trampling on sacred, natural ground. https://vimeo.com/182963860
Vicarious - Dir. Dana Grace Windsor - Two grieving friends pass a long subway ride to a funeral by exchanging haunting visions of an impending outbreak - in which a mandatory skin suit uploads every bodily sensation to a government cloud.
You are not the Strongest -Dir. Emilio Yebra - A hunter is searching for a new trophy for his collection https://vimeo.com/154027692