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Centrefold

Animated Film
UK
2012
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Siobhan Fenton, Lynchpin Productions
Ellie Land
Christopher Leary
Ellie Land
Paulina Brink, Reka Gacs, Sarah Tunstall
Ellie Land
Matt Dennis, Christopher Leary
Centrefold is a moving and thought provoking animated documentary exploring the reasons why woman have labia surgery. Increasingly, women in the UK are undergoing a labiaplasty to neaten the appearance of their genitals. The film presents three woman’s accounts using stylized animated imagery.

Drawing for Memory

Animadoc
UK
2012
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Andy Glynne, Mosaic Films
Andy Glynne
Alexander Parsons
Salvador Maldonado
During the war in Afghanistan, Ali, now ten, fled his country with his grandmother, leaving behind his parents who were unable to leave. This film explores his pain of being separated from them, as well as living for years without knowing whether they were alive. Despite now having contact with them, they are still unable to be united, and Ali describes his hopes of one day seeing them again. This is part of a series using real-life stories of young refugees and asylum seekers, told by the children themselves.

Dream Jobs

Animated Film
UK
2012
2 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Piyanan Suntasiri
Piyanan Suntasiri
Jonathan Fletcher
Gail Piyanan Suntasiri
Gail Piyanan Suntasiri
Gail Piyanan Suntasiri
interview pupils at ST.John School, Kingston Upon Thames
Alexios-Koukias-Pantelis
Childhood dreams areare full of fascination and imagination. This film is about what people really wanted to be when they were younger. However when time passes by, many of them start to forget... This film aims to remind people of their dreams and encourage them not to give up.
Animadoc 2012
Emperor's Toys Joanna Wojcik, Jaroslaw Mozdzierz, Tomasz Godfryd, Grzegorz Wierzchowski, Joanna Rusinek
2012

Emperor's Toys

Animadoc
Poland
2012
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Ewa Jastrzebska, Polish Filmmakers Association Munk Studio
Joanna Wojcik, Jaroslaw Mozdzierz, Tomasz Godfryd, Grzegorz Wierzchowski, Joanna Rusinek
Pawel Romanczuk (Male Instrumenty)
Tomasz Godfryd
Jaroslaw Mozdzierz
Joanna Rusinek, Joanna Wojcik
Joanna Wojcik, Joanna Rusinek, Jaroslaw Mozdzierz, Tomasz Godfryd, Grzegorz Wierzchowski
Like most of his peers, the protagonist began by collecting stamps, drink labels and stickers. Presently his collection consists of a couple hundred thousand objects and he became known as the Emperor of Collectors. Thanks to imagination the toys from his collection are not merely inanimate objects. A documentary film mixed with animation which portrays an unusual collection of toys.

I'll Stop Crying if You Stop Crying

Animadoc
UK
2012
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Andy Glynne, Mosaic Films
Andy Glynne
Alexander Parsons
Tom Senior
Hamid, aged ten, is from Eritrea. His father had been receiving threats from people in the government so Hamid and his mother escaped to the UK when he was just seven. His father also tried to escape but couldn’t and was later killed. Hamid describes the struggles of coming to terms with his father’s death, as well as settling into a new country. This film is part of a series entitled 'Seeking Refuge' using the real-life stories of young refugees and asylum-seekers who have fled their homeland, told by the children themselves.

Irish Folk Furniture

Animadoc
Ireland
2012
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Cathal Black, Mayfly Films Ltd.
Tony Donoghue
David Kitt
Tony Donoghue
Ed Smith
Tony Donoghue
Tony Donoghue
Tony Donoghue, Colm Tobin
In this film 16 pieces of local abandoned folk furniture, were restored and returned back into daily use.In rural Ireland there is still an association of poverty with folk furniture and this film hopes to demonstrate how once loved pieces can be recycled and take their place in the home again.

Letter Tape

Animadoc
Australia
2011
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Rowena Crowe
Jessica Wells
Rowena Crowe
Rowena Crowe
Rowena Crowe
Sam Petty
"Letter Tape" is an animated documentary about two engaged lovers separated by time zones and several oceans. The audio is an actual tape recording Cathy (the directors mother) made on a hired audio machine, in London in 1957, to communicate intimately to her fiancé after frustrated broken telephone conversations.
Cathy describes a wintry London, heaving under a cloud of smog and imagines a time when they can be together again. It is both personal and global in its subject and offers a snap shot look at the western world in 1957.

Nyosha

Animadoc
Israel
2012
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Liran Kapel, Sapir Academic College
Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Yoav Hudin
Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Yonatan Englender
Nyosha is a 10-year-old Jewish girl who lives with her mother in Poland during World War II. Nyosha is an optimistic child, who has a naive dream: to purchase a pair of shiny black shoes. A true story based on a testimony of Holocaust survivor, Nomi Kapel.

Paperbox

Animadoc
Poland
2012
9 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Zbigniew Czapla
Zbigniew Czapla
Jaroslaw Konopka
Zbigniew Czapla
Zbigniew Czapla
Zbigniew Czapla
Zbigniew Czapla
Zbigniew Czapla, Jaroslaw Konopka
In May 2010, after a record rainfall, a flash flood broke the embankments of the Vistula near Wilkow. The only surviving family mementos were destroyed by water, mud and mold. What was left were only some fragments of compositions, shreds of portraits and silhouettes hard to identify. This film is a desperate attempt to keep memories, reconstruct people and events of the past. An impression on the transitory nature of memory, the inevitability of fading and the destructive force of elements.

Petra's Poem

Animadoc
Canada
2012
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Roddy McManus, National Film Board of Canada
Shira Avni
Luigi Allemano
Carrie Haber
Carrie Haber
Shira Avni; Paul Tom; Han Han Li; Petra Tolley
Petra Tolley
Luigi Allemano
Petra Tolley performs a candid soliloquy about what it feels like to be “in the middle.” Petra has Down syndrome, and draws from her emotional experiences of living and working in the flux between societal order and personal chaos to produce a distinctive take on the social self.

Places Other People Have Lived

Animadoc
USA
2011
7 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Laura Yilmaz
Laura Yilmaz
Laura Yilmaz
Laura Yilmaz
Laura Yilmaz
Bethany Sparks
What begins as a biography of a house, told through bittersweet and sometimes humorous personal anecdotes, ultimately raises larger questions about the emotional content of physical spaces, and what happens to our histories when we leave those places behind.
The film contains extensive photography of the filmmaker's childhood home, which was sold just a few months after the images were taken.

Reality 2.0

Animadoc
Germany,
Mexico
2012
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Victor Orozco Ramirez
Victor Orozco Ramirez
Victor Orozco Ramirez
It was autumn when the filmmaker arrived in Germany. Leaving his homeland Mexico he hoped to distance himself a bit from drug traffickers and the war on drugs. But he couldn’t escape.A short animated documentary about the drug-related violence in Mexico.

Schwester Gretel #2 - Flucht

Animadoc
Germany
2012
24 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Barbara Hlali
Barbara Hlali
Barbara Hlali
Barbara Hlali
Barbara Hlali
Jens Lanwer
Being on the run involuntarily. Standing next to the street at dusk, not knowing where to go. Hiding from assaults by enemy soldiers. Being scared for the life of the own child. But also: getting help from strangers again and again. Unexpectedly experiencing moments of peace and quiet. As an elderly woman, nurse Gretel tells her story of her escape from Silesia to West Germany at the end of World War II. The personal fate of one woman that today still is suffered by thousands in a same manner every day.

The Basketball Game

Animadoc
Canada
2012
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Tracey Friesen, National Film Board of Canada
Hart Snider
Adam Damelin
Hart Snider
Sean Covernton
Hart Snider
Adam Damelin
In 1983, nine-year-old Hart attends Jewish summer camp for the first time and participates in a sport event with kids from a nearby town. But this is not just any group of visitors—these kids have been taught anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial in school. The film uses humour and suspense to tell a poignant tale of hope and tolerance in the face of fear and stereotypes.

The Night of the Bear

Animadoc
Switzerland
2012
22 minutes
subtitles: 
English
German

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Fred & Sam Guillaume, Cine3d
Fred & Sam Guillaume
Mathieu Kyriakidis
Fred Guillaume
Fred & Sam Guillaume
Elie Chappuis, Claude Barras, Yohan Corthésy, Sam Guillaume, Camilon de Martino
Sam & Fred Guillaume
Florian Pittet
The house is idyllically situated above the city’s rooftops. It offers a safe haven and a warm meal to everyone who is lonely and alone.

What's your job?

Animated Film
France
2012
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Aymeric Hays-Narbonne, Ecole Emile Cohl
François Dufour
François Dufour, Guillaume Canat
François Dufour
Aymeric Hays-Narbonne
François Dufour
François Dufour
François Dufour, Guillaume Canat
Interviewees talk about being distracted at work. The film illustrates their remarks in an offbeat and light-hearted manner.