Our first CAGN event in November 2013 in Shanghai, featured a screening of some of the best shorts of 2013 selected from the festival circuit. It was a great night with by over 120 artists and executives from companies including Oriental DreamWorks, EA, Ubisoft, and many more from all areas of the community.
The films screened on the night were:
Not Over / Directed by: Toru HAYAI / Japan
A giant stuffed bear travels the world to reach its goal. The finish line finally comes into sight, but the bear soon learns that it is “not over, till it’s over.”
Double Fikret / Directed by: Haiyang WANG / China
Non-narrative, surreal associations and transformations around two Eastern men. With a remarkably bright use of colours, figuratively well-drawn figures in chalk on sandpaper sheets of a square metre and a resourceful use of materials and the environment.
Kick-Heart / Directed by: Masaaki YUASA / Japan
A love story between two people who each have a secret to hide. One is a pro-wrestler, the other a nun. When the two meet in the ring, something magical happens. Losing never felt so good.
Rollin’ Safari (FMX) (2 mins) / Institute of Animation, Effects and Digital Postproduction at Filmakademie / Germany
The FMX 2013 trailers, Rollin’ Safari tells the story of a crocodile’s attempt to attack flamingos which is complicated by the animals’ physique. The unusual, funny tale rapidly gains a momentum of its own.
Carn / Directed by Jeff Le Bars / France
Dark and atmospheric tale of a wolf mother who sacrifices her own life to save a lost young boy, in return for his promise to protect her young.
Subconscious Password / Directed by: Chris LANDRETH / Canada
The absurd misadventures of Charles, a friendly kind of guy who meets up with someone whose name completely escapes him. Shortlisted for the Academy Award
Gloria Victoria / Directed by: Theodore USHEV / Canada
From the Russian front to the Chinese revolution, and Dresden to Guernica, great black birds fly over graves while vampires and reapers keep moving. Shortlisted for the Academy Award
Run! / Directed by: Jie SHEN / China
A series of associations
Feral / Directed by: Daniel SOUSA / United States
A wild boy is found in the woods by a lone hunter and brought back to civilisation. Alienated by a new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest. Shortlisted for the Academy Award.