Friday, October 22, 2010

International Animation Day – Nine Nation Animation, Thursday, October 28th


ASIFA-Colorado presents in honor of the 9th Nine Nation Animation

This Thursday, October 28, 2010,  7pm at Starz Tivoli Center.

ASIFA & Denver Film Society members: $7.00
Non-members: $9.75
Students (with ID): $7.25
Seniors (62+): $7.25
Parking and directions:



Here is a New York Times review of the show.  .  .


Worldwide Viewpoints With an Animated Edge


“Nine Nation Animation” is the third installment in the series The World According to Shorts, anthologies of award-winning short films made outside the United States. It’s the first to consist entirely of animation, and it’s a winner, with only one or two duds among the nine movies(MORE)


9 short animations from different 9 different countries.

Deconstruction Workers

Kajsa Naess, Norway, 6 min. Two construction workers have a serious discussion about life.Average 40 Matches Burkay Dogan, Turkey, 3 min. A group of matchsticks work together to satisfy their craving for cigarettes.

Average 40 Matches
Burkay Dogan, Turkey, 3 min. A group of matchsticks work together to satisfy their craving for cigarettes.

Patrick Pleutin, France, 15 min. In 632 AD, the Chinese monk Xuanzang discovers the statues representing Buddha in the valley of Bamiyan, Afghanistan. In 2008, the children of the valley tell us the myths about the tragic destiny of these statues destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.

Please Say Something
David O'Reilly, Ireland/Germany, 10 min. A troubled relationship between a cat and a mouse set in the distant future. Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival.

Jonas Geirnaert, Belgium, 11 min. Hanging a painting on the wall, building a house of cards, doing the laundry, and watching TV: the most innocent and harmless actions in the daily lives of four ordinary people. But of all the bad luck, these people had to live next to each other. Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival.

She Who Measures
Veljko Popovic, Croatia, 7 min. Are we truly free? Are our desires truly our own or merely imposed products of the society we live in? Special mention, Animafest Croatia; Winner, FIPRESCI Award, Annecy.

Home Road Movies
Robert Bradbrook, United Kingdom, 12 min. "No longer restricted to Zone 3 of the local buses, our dad took us on motoring holidays of a lifetime." The real-life story of a shy and awkward father who desperately wanted the family car to make him a better parent.

The Tale of How
The Blackheart Gang, South Africa, 4 min. The story of the Piranha birds--or Dodos, as they would be known to you. Special Distinction Award, Annecy Film Festival; Canal+ Award, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.

Never Like the First Time!
Jonas Odell, Sweden, 14 min. An animated film based on documentary interviews, where four people get to tell the story of their first time. Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival.

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