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SPARK ANIMATION 2015 - FESTIVAL
Celebrating animation from around the world!
October 21 - 25, 2015

At the SPARK ANIMATION Festival, we LOVE animation. We want to share that love of all things animated with you. We are pleased to bring you the very best in animation arts from around the world.

FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 21 – 25
From independent animation to special premieres, CG to stop-motion, SPARK ANIMATION celebrates the emerging influence of animation in today’s entertainment. From the roots of the medium to the advanced technologies available to studios and independent filmmakers, SPARK ANIMATION showcases the diversity of films and techniques in animation. There is a little something for everyone!

ENJOY ANIMATION WHILE HELPING A CHARITY!
Why not enjoy yourself while helping out a good cause? All proceeds from this year’s film festival (minus PayPal fees & GST) will be donated to charity! Proceeds from the screenings on Wednesday through Saturday will help the Breakfast Club of Canada provide breakfasts daily breakfasts to 150,000 students in 1,328 schools across Canada. For more information and to donate, visit BreakfastClubCanada.org

Proceeds from Sunday’s screenings will be donated to the Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocystosis (HLH) Care Fund in memory of VIFF and Vancity Theatre’s Sumit Guha who was also an invaluable supporter of SPARK. For more information on Sumit, the fund and to donate to this worthy cause, visit memorial.supporting.ubc.ca/sumit-guha/impact-of-your-suppor

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ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOR FESTIVAL SCREENINGS CLOSE ON THE NIGHT BEFORE. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE. CASH AND VISA/MASTERCARD AT THE VANCITY THEATRE.

IMPORTANT
Schedule and pricing subject to change without notice. Please check regularly.



SCHEDULE

DAY 1WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 21, 2015
7:00 pmFILM
The Spark Animation Celebration!
DAY 2THURSDAY - OCTOBER 22, 2015
7:00 pmFILM
April and the Extraordinary World
9:00 pmFILM
Extraordinary Tales
DAY 3FRIDAY - OCTOBER 23, 2015
7:00 pmFILM
The Iron Giant: Signature Edition
8:50 pmFILM
Mothers of a Medium
10:45 pmFILM
Late Night Snacks
DAY 4SATURDAY - OCTOBER 24, 2015
3:00 pmFILM
Not Just For Kids
5:00 pmFILM
Musical Interlude
7:00 pmFILM
Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods
9:00 pmFILM
Spotlight on Belgium and France
10:45 pmFILM
Genre Mash
DAY 5SUNDAY - OCTOBER 25, 2015
5:00 pmFILM
Hot Shots
6:45 pmFILM
The Boy and the Beast
9:00 pmFILM
Summer Wars


Wednesday

Wednesday - October 21, 7:00 PM
FILM
The Spark Animation Celebration!
Various Countries // PG
Advisory: Violence; Nudity

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Join us Wednesday October 21, for a special evening of celebration!

The festivities will kick off with the presentation of the inaugural SPARK CG Lifetime Achievement Award to animation legend Marv Newland.

The award ceremony will be preceded by some of the best animation from around the world! Chosen from over 500 submissions by our Festival Jury, the Animation Celebration is an eye-popping assortment of animation winners. From hand-drawn to stop-motion, narrative shorts to music videos, the Animation Celebration is a whirlwind tour of first-class animated shorts featuring the finest achievements in animation today.

The shorts will be screened as two programs, award winners followed by a second program of special mentions, with a short intermission between the two. Only one ticket required for the full night’s festivities!

  1. Beach Flags (2014)
    Dir.: Sarah Saidan · 13:39 · France
  2. BRNS “Many Chances” (2015)
    Dir.: Nicolas Fong · 4:20 · Belgium
  3. Dissonance (2015)
    Dir.: Till Nowak · 15:00 · Germany
  4. Fears (2015)
    Dir.: Nata Metlukh · 2:08 · Canada
  5. Geist (2015)
    Dir.: Ben Harper, Sean Mullen, Alex Sherwood · 10:31 · Ireland
  6. Girls & Guys From Treetops & Skies (Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux) (2015)
    Dir.: Gwenn Germain · 2:40 · France
  7. Like There Is No Tomorrow (2014)
    Dir.: Marilyn Haddad · 2:48 · Canada
  8. Natural Attraction (2015)
    Dir.: Marc Zimmermann · 5:00 · Germany
  9. Orbit (2015)
    Dir.: Nick Salmon · 3:20 · Canada
  10. Sea Child (2015)
    Dir.: Minha Kim · 7:30 · UK
  11. Shudô (2015)
    Dir.: To-Anh Bach, Charles Badiller, Hugo Weiss · 2:02 · France
  12. Steadfast Stanley (2014)
    Dir.: John Kim · 4:11 · Canada, USA
  13. Stromae “Carmen” (2015)
    Dir.: Sylvain Chomet · 3:36 · UK, Belgium
  14. Team Generous 2015 Børnefonden (2015)
    Dir.: Tobias Gundorff Boesen · 3:17 · Denmark
  15. The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (2015)
    Dir.: Melody Wang · 2:27 · Canada
  16. The Meek (2015)
    Dir.: Joe Brumm · 7:23 · Australia
  17. The Prodigy “Wild Frontier" (2015)
    Dir.: Mascha Halberstad · 3:46 · Netherlands
  18. The Walker (2015)
    Dir.: Heather Collins · 4:21 · USA
  19. Tik Tak (2014)
    Dir.: Ülo Pikkov · 9:30 · Estonia
  20. Vintovka (2015)
    Dir.: Quentin Reubrecht · 3:56 · France
  21. We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (2014)
    Dir.: Konstantin Bronzit · 15:00 · Russia

Charity: Breakfast Club of Canada



Thursday

Thursday - October 22, 7:00 PM
FILM
April and the Extraordinary World
Original title: Avril et le monde truqué
2015 // France · Belgium · Canada // Dir.: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci // 103 min
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Jean Rochefort, Marc-André Grondin, Benoît Brière, Macha Grenon, Bouli Lanners
Language: French with English subtitles

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Cristal Award for Best Feature Animation (Annecy)

From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the centre of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.

Preceded by My Heart Attack
The true story of a “nice Jewish boy with Buddhist inclinations” who suffers a heart attack, Sheldon Cohen’s film is a beautiful mix of documentary and animation.

Charity: Breakfast Club of Canada


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© 2015 StudioCanal. All Rights Reserved.


Thursday - October 22, 9:00 PM
FILM
Extraordinary Tales
2015 // Luxemburg · USA · Spain · Belgium // Dir.: Raul Garcia // 73 min
Cast: Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Lee, Roger Corman, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands
Language: English

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Adapting the look and variety of a classic horror anthology, Extraordinary Tales offers heart-pounding takes on The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, and The Masque of the Red Death. Each tale is given a unique animated look, inspired by sources as diverse as classic Hollywood black-and-white monster films, or the pulpy feel of EC Comics, and narrated by a stable of legendary genre directors and actors.

Followed by For Public Consumption
A collection of animated commercials, PSAs and cinematics from around the world.

Charity: Breakfast Club of Canada


2015 Melusine Productions, Melon Digital, R&R Communications, The Big Farm. All Rights Reserved.

© 2015 Melusine Productions, Melon Digital, R&R Communications, The Big Farm. All Rights Reserved.


Friday

Friday - October 23, 7:00 PM
FILM
The Iron Giant: Signature Edition
1999 // USA // Dir.: Brad Bird // 88 min // G
Language: English

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

A boy makes friend with a robot from outer space, but the army is not happy with a robot in the city.

Charity: Breakfast Club of Canada


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© 1999 Warner Bros. Pictures. All Rights Reserved.


Friday - October 23, 8:50 PM
FILM
Mothers of a Medium

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Our collection of international shorts highlight the diversity of women animators. These shorts capture all the fun and foibles of human nature and leaves us knowing, without a doubt, that women are the mothers of invention.

  1. The Walker (2015)
    Dir.: Heather Collins · 4:21 · USA
  2. Trolled (2015)
    Dir.: Clara Lim, Tao Kai Yuan · 4:25 · Singapore
  3. Within (2015)
    Dir.: Natália Azevedo Andrade · 3:00 · Portugal
  4. Sublime (2015)
    Dir.: Ana Norambuena · 2:05 · Canada
  5. None of That (2015)
    Dir.: A. Hinds Paddock, K. Kaur, I. Littger · 4:11 · USA
  6. Hamster & the Fox (2015)
    Dir.: Kyoung Ha Kim · 6:28 · Korea
  7. Dispatch (2015)
    Dir.: Min Hwa Jung, John Seppala · 2:42 · USA
  8. Nice to Meeteor You (2015)
    Dir.: Yizhou Li · 5:50 · USA
  9. It’s Not You, It’s Me (2015)
    Dir.: Silvia Prietov · 3:24 · Canada, Columbia
  10. Swim Meet (2015)
    Dir.: Samantha Maurer · 1:16 · USA
  11. Life of a Bullet (2015)
    Dir.: Joanne Lin, Sarah Sun · 2:56 · USA
  12. Bollyworld (2015)
    Dir.: Monira Kamal · 7:07 · Germany
  13. Slayin’ (2015)
    Dir.: Rebekah Bulacso · 1:35 · Canada
  14. (Otto) (2015)
    Dir.: Job, Joris & Marieke · 10:00 · Netherlands
  15. Au fil de l'âge (2015)
    Dir.: L. Bouquet, R. Christien, C. Gillardeau, M. Lailler, M. Mouton, R. Macé · 6:15 · France
  16. Blue Honey (Miel bleu) (2015)
    Dir.: C. Joliff, D.; Durocher, F. Lhotellier · 4:45 · France
  17. Shift (2015)
    Dir.: Cecilia Pugliese, Yijun Liu · 5:27 · Argentina
  18. Ama (2015)
    Dir.: E. Almaida, L. Huang, M. Kamari, J. Peuportier, J. Robert, T. Unser · 3:33 · France
  19. In a Good Way (2015)
    Dir.: Yi-Ju Tsai · 4:47 · Taiwan

Charity: Breakfast Club of Canada



Friday - October 23, 10:45 PM
FILM
Late Night Snacks

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

It’s almost 11 pm and WHAM! It hits you: An insidious, appalling and almost irresistible craving for a late night snack. Late-night snacks tend to be hidden snacks, stolen morsels — the kind of stealth feasts that leave one steeped in shameful self-loathing and neurotic denial. “I'm just having a little bedtime snack,” we say to ourselves. Be warned; this edgy collection of animated shorts is for those late-nighters looking to satisfy a hungry craving.

  1. Teeth (2015)
    Dir.: Daniel Gray, Tom Brown · 6:00 · Hungary, UK, USA
  2. Trailer (2014)
    Dir.: Mascha Halberstad · 2:15 · Netherlands
  3. The Popcorn Machine (2015)
    Dir.: Romain Borrel · 1:17 · New Zealand
  4. The Ballad of Immortal Joe (2015)
    Dir.: Hector Herrera · 6:15 · Canada
  5. Mr. Director (2015)
    Dir.: Andy Martin · 6:50 · UK
  6. Luck of the Irish (2014)
    Dir.: Tenaya Anue · 3:13 · USA
  7. Fox Tale (2015)
    Dir.: Doosun Shin · 2:18 · Korea, USA
  8. Escargore (2015)
    Dir.: Oliver Hilbert · 5:06 · New Zealand
  9. Kanamewo (2014)
    Dir.: TBA · 5:00 · France
  10. Damn Those Crows (2014)
    Dir.: S. Blumenkrantz, I. Grossman, R. Hermoni, R. Tsour · 5:28 · Israel
  11. Pokey Pokey (2015)
    Dir.: Junjie "Jake" Zhang · 7:12 · USA
  12. Jupiter:1 (2015)
    Dir.: Pierre Allard · 0:51 · Canada
  13. Noir Manhattan (2015)
    Dir.: Maude d'Amboise-Courcelles · 1:10 · Canada
  14. Teaser (2015)
    Dir.: Pierre Bassil · 3:24 · France, USA
  15. Canyon (2013)
    Dir.: Hugo Moreno · 1:00 · France
  16. Fisherwoman and Tuktuk (2015)
    Dir.: Suresh Eriyat · 0:17:09 · India
  17. Ray’s Big Idea (2014)
    Dir.: Steve Harding-Hill · 3:23 · UK
  18. Deep Dance (2014)
    Dir.: Marco Erbrich · 6:11 · Germany
  19. Nude and Crude (Pene e Cruditè) (2014)
    Dir.: Mario Addis · 3:31 · Italy
  20. Mad God: Part 1 & 2 (2015)
    Dir.: Phil Tippett · 0:26:42 · USA
  21. Carface (Auto Portraits) (2015)
    Dir.: Claude Cloutier · 4:43 · Canada
  22. Sawako Kabuki “Master Blaster” (2014)
    Dir.: Sawako Kabuki · 3:51 · Japan

Charity: Breakfast Club of Canada



Saturday

Saturday - October 24, 3:00 PM
FILM
Not Just For Kids
FREE SCREENING

VENUE:
The Dance Centre, Faris Family Studio, 677 Davie St. (@ Seymour)

Need a moment to breathe? Take some time to unwind by bringing the kids to this exciting collection of short films featuring adventure and plenty of laughs! And don’t worry, you'll have just as much fun as they do!

  1. Baby Teeth (2015)
    Dir.: Gabe Hordos · 2:12 · USA
  2. Jack of All Trades in: "The Postman" (2015)
    Dir.: Romain Borrel · 1:28 · New Zealand
  3. The OceanMaker (2015)
    Dir.: Lucas Martell · 10:04 · USA
  4. Bear and Bird (2015)
    Dir.: Dan & Jason · 4:31 · USA
  5. Forest Lights (2014)
    Dir.: Fred Burdy · 2:00 · Ireland
  6. The Little Shoemaker (Le petit cordonnier) (2015)
    Dir.: G. Alais, T. Bonvard, C. Carlier, R. Cislo, P.-Y. Lefebvre, P. Lim, B. Mariotte, K. Nawfal · 5:32 · France
  7. CMYK (2015)
    Dir.: Fernán Graziano · 0:59 · Argentina
  8. Hobart (2015)
    Dir.: Hajnalka Harsanyi · 9:20 · Hungary
  9. Taking Flight (2015)
    Dir.: Brandon Oldenburg · 5:18 · USA
  10. Overcast (2015)
    Dir.: C. Cheung, C. Dziob, O. Elhindi, S. Jiang, F. Jeun, O. Kim, J.H. Lee, R. Naranjo, S. Walker, T. Yan · 4:10 · Canada
  11. Cloudy (2015)
    Dir.: Denisse Jiménez · 1:39 · Canada
  12. Taking the Plunge (2015)
    Dir.: E. Ku, N. Manfredi, T. Andreades, M. Raoult · 6:43 · USA
  13. Hola Llamigo (2015)
    Dir.: Christina Chang, Charlie Parisi · 3:52 · USA
  14. Seventh Heaven (2014)
    Dir.: Or Tilinger · 10:30 · Israel
  15. Kite (2015)
    Dir.: Gavin Moran · 2:20 · USA
  16. Catch It (2015)
    Dir.: P. Bar, M. Demaret, N. Forner, P.-B. Marty, J. Robyn, J. Soler · 5:22 · France
  17. Stop (2014)
    Dir.: Serdar Çotuk, Bugra U. Sofu · 3:00 · Turkey
  18. Tracking His Footsteps (Sur sa trace) (2015)
    Dir.: Axel de Lafforest · 2:04 · France
  19. Dji. Death Sails (2014)
    Dir.: Dmitri Voloshin · 5:18 · Moldova
  20. Brincante (2015)
    Dir.: Gabriel Nóbrega · 3:05 · Brazil


Saturday - October 24, 5:00 PM
FILM
Musical Interlude
FREE SCREENING

VENUE:
The Dance Centre, Faris Family Studio, 677 Davie St. (@ Seymour)

Audiophile? Animation buff? Maybe a bit of both? This is the program for you! Spanning the world, this collection of music videos (and in some cases, other auditory artifacts) is bound to make your eyes wide and your ears ring. Not to be missed!

  1. Art Department “Walls” (2015)
    Dir.: Hugo Moreno, Grandson & Son, Jonny White · 3:25 · Canada
  2. Culture Club “More Than Silence” (2014)
    Dir.: Darren Wall · 4:32 · UK
  3. Emancipator “Ocelot” (2015)
    Dir.: TBA · 4:24 · Iran, USA
  4. Forever Pavot “Green Nap” (2015)
    Dir.: Nicolas Fong · 1:20 · Belgium
  5. Gilad Kahana “My Africa” (2015)
    Dir.: Sariel Keslasi · 4:40 · Israel
  6. Tide “The Paradox Effect” (2015)
    Dir.: Marcella Moser, Mihai Wilson · 3:25 · Canada
  7. Maria Neckam “Milan 25” (2015)
    Dir.: Nina Pfeifenberger · 3:40 · UK
  8. Brittany Campbell “Heroes” (2015)
    Dir.: Brittany Campbell · 4:00 · USA
  9. Nils Frahm “Re” (2014)
    Dir.: Balézs Simon · 3:58 · Hungary
  10. Nobody Beats the Drum “Let It Go” (2014)
    Dir.: Max Italiaander · 3:20 · Netherlands
  11. Pallett Band “From the Eastern Lands” (2015)
    Dir.: Sarah Tabibzadeh · 5:02 · Iran
  12. Sandro Joyeux “Elmando” (2014)
    Dir.: Anton Octavian · 3:23 · Romania
  13. Sasanomary “The Synesthesia Ghost” (2015)
    Dir.: Atsushi Makino · 3:21 · Japan
  14. Son Lux “Change is Everything” (2015)
    Dir.: Nathan Johnson · 3:44 · USA
  15. The Helio Sequence “Upward Mobility” (2015)
    Dir.: Emanuele Kabu · 3:53 · UK
  16. They Might Be Giants “Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog” (2015)
    Dir.: Mixtape Club · 2:12 · USA
  17. ƱZ “Trap Shit v20” (2014)
    Dir.: Maxime Bruneel · 2:12 · France
  18. Grades “King” (2015)
    Dir.: Taichi Kimura · 4:37 · Japan
  19. David Gilmour “Rattle That Lock” (2015)
    Dir.: Alasdair Brotherston, Jock Mooney · 4:30 · UK
  20. L’Americano Returns (2015)
    Dir.: Ricky Renna · 3:10 · USA
  21. Aria for a Cow (2015)
    Dir.: Dan Lund · 6:54 · USA
  22. Chase Me (2015)
    Dir.: Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud · 2:54 · France
  23. #ANTSinNYC (2015)
    Dir.: Gareth Pon · 2:47 · South Africa
  24. Frooti “Power of Song” (2015)
    Dir.: Marc Reisbig · 0:50 · UK


Saturday - October 24, 7:00 PM
FILM
Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods
Original title: Astérix : Le domaine des dieux
2014 // France · Belgium // Dir.: Louis Clichy // 85 min
Language: French with English subtitles

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Julius Caesar unveils his latest plan to get rid of those indomitable Gauls once and for all. As his army has not been able to crush “the last pocket of resistance,” he decides to try a stealth invasion: civilization delivered to the village gates! He builds a new Rome—The Land of the Gods—around Asterix’ village, pressuring the Gauls to assimilate or vanish. Despite Asterix and Obelix’ plans to stop the construction work, the buildings quickly rise and the Roman citizens start to peacefully invade their surroundings, bringing chaos to Asterix’ village. Could this finally mean victory for Caesar?

Charity: Breakfast Club of Canada


2014 Groupe M6. All Rights Reserved.

© 2014 Groupe M6. All Rights Reserved.


Saturday - October 24, 9:00 PM
FILM
Spotlight on Belgium and France

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

This year’s Spotlight series is proud to celebrate the varied animation talent from France and Belgium. This collection of shorts features both professional and student works and ranges from graduation projects from up-and-coming talents to commercials and music videos from some of the most celebrated artists in the world of animation.

  1. Flow (2014)
    Dir.: Mathijs Demaeght · 5:28 · Belgium
  2. Goof Up (Petites bêtises) (2015)
    Dir.: Tianchen Lin · 3:15 · France
  3. The Wave (La vague) (2015)
    Dir.: B. Carquillat, J. Ghoreishi, P.-A. Gomez, A. Jeannin, A. Sudre · 6:10 · France
  4. Made in China (2015)
    Dir.: Vincent Tsui · 3:27 · France
  5. Peripheria (2015)
    Dir.: David Coquard-Dassault · 12:25 · France
  6. Tea Time (2015)
    Dir.: T. Bourret, V. Delmon, F. Gris, J. Mifsud, R. Vincent · 7:05 · France
  7. The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse (2015)
    Dir.: C. Chaix, H. Jean, J. Jourdan, M. Pillier, K. Roger · 6:18 · France
  8. L'Occitane “L'Arlésienne” (2014)
    Dir.: Nicolas Hu, Antoine Rota, Jean-jean Arnoux · 0:40 · France
  9. Sandcastle (Chateau de sable) (2015)
    Dir.: Q. Deleau, S. Robert, M. Goudal, L. Foncelle, J. Paris · 5:51 · France
  10. Graveland (Tombes et manèges) (2015)
    Dir.: N. Albrecht, J. Auray, A. Garnier, A. Giuliani, S. Normand, A. Pochet, M. Visintin · 7:01 · France
  11. Fairytale For Average People (Conte de fées à l’usage des moyennes personnes) (2015)
    Dir.: Chloé Mazlo · 15:00 · France
  12. Confessions (2015)
    Dir.: Philippe Carron · 3:56 · France
  13. Clocky (2015)
    Dir.: R. Brodelle, F. Crevel, A. Epiney, T. Matola, S. Mounier · 7:20 · France
  14. The Garden Ape (2015)
    Dir.: Marc & Emma · 1:22 · Belgium
  15. Stromae “Carmen” (2015)
    Dir.: Sylvain Chomet · 3:36 · Belgium, UK

Charity: Breakfast Club of Canada



Saturday - October 24, 10:45 PM
FILM
Genre Mash

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Are you a dreamer who enjoys a good dose of fantasy, adventure and a dash of science fiction? Then you’re going to love this program which starts with a great new anime and ends with a little western. A little something for everyone!

  1. Typhoon Noruda (Taifuu no Noruda) (2015)
    Dir.: Yōjirō Arai · 23:00 · Japan
  2. Electus (2014)
    Dir.: Shaun Rana · 11:12 · Denmark
  3. Golden Shot (2015)
    Dir.: Gökalp Gönen · 8:40 · Turkey
  4. Knight’s Fall (2014)
    Dir.: Josh Tuthill · 7:00 · USA
  5. Travel By Feet (Viaje a pies) (2015)
    Dir.: Khris Cembe · 14:43 · Spain
  6. NO-A (2015)
    Dir.: Liam Murphy · 5:33 · USA
  7. Isolated (2015)
    Dir.: Tomas Vergara · 5:14 · Chile
  8. Father’s Son (2015)
    Dir.: Kevin Bailey · 6:18 · USA
  9. Palm Rot (2014)
    Dir.: Ryan Gillis · 7:30 · USA
  10. Cooped (2014)
    Dir.: Mike A. Smith · 9:03 · USA
  11. ¡MONSTRO! (2014)
    Dir.: Christopher Romano · 10:24 · USA
  12. The Earth We Forgot (2015)
    Dir.: Olof Storm · 5:26 · Sweden
  13. Chiaroscuro (2014)
    Dir.: Daniel Drummond · 7:48 · USA, Brazil
  14. Impasse (2014)
    Dir.: James Hall · 4:26 · New Zealand

Charity: Breakfast Club of Canada



Sunday

Sunday - October 25, 5:00 PM
FILM
Hot Shots

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Oh the drama! A collection of animated shorts which explore all types of relationships, from the primal love of family to the quirky and sometimes awkward romantic entanglements and even the struggle between the individual and the corporation, we’ve got it all here!

  1. If I Was God... (2015)
    Dir.: Cordell Barker · 8:31 · Canada
  2. Le Constructeur de Malheur (2015)
    Dir.: K. Müller, M. Preuß, P. Gratzer, P. Affenzeller · 9:01 · Austria
  3. One of a Kind
    Dir.: TBA · 3:39 · UK
  4. Shadows (2014)
    Dir.: Isaac Kerlow · 11:30 · Singapore
  5. Ernie Biscuit (2015)
    Dir.: Adam Elliot · 0:20 · Australia
  6. Citius, Altius, Fortius (2015)
    Dir.: Felix Deimann · 3:15 · Germany
  7. Portrait of a Wind-Up Maker (2015)
    Dir.: Darío Pérez · 4:00 · Spain, Netherlands
  8. The Blue & the Beyond (2015)
    Dir.: Youri Dekker · 9:36 · USA
  9. O (2015)
    Dir.: Erick Oh · 3:30 · USA
  10. Inaudible (2015)
    Dir.: Gints Zilbalodis · 7:19 · Latvia
  11. Black Bear Moon (2014)
    Dir.: Ta-Wei Chao · 7:08 · Taiwan
  12. The Guardian (2015)
    Dir.: Alessandro Novelli · 4:52 · Spain
  13. I’m Good With Plants (2015)
    Dir.: Thomas Harnett O’Meara · 8:00 · UK
  14. El Mostro: The daring story of Gabriele Bortolozzo (2015)
    Dir.: Lucio Schiavon, Salvatore Restivo · 12:00 · Italy

Charity: Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocystosis (HLH) Care Fund



Sunday - October 25, 6:45 PM
FILM
The Boy and the Beast
Original title: Bakemono no ko
2015 // Japan // Dir.: Mamoru Hosoda // 119 min
Language: Japanese with English subtitles

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Beast is a coming-of-age tale about Kyuta, a lonely Japanese boy living in Shibuya and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast inhabiting Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he’s looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his guide and friend. That chance encounter leads them to many adventures filled with fantasy and action.

Charity: Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocystosis (HLH) Care Fund


2015 The Boy and the Beast Film Partners. All Rights Reserved.

© 2015 The Boy and the Beast Film Partners. All Rights Reserved.


Sunday - October 25, 9:00 PM
FILM
Summer Wars
Original title: Samâ uôzu
2009 // Japan // Dir.: Mamoru Hosoda // 114 min // PG
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Advisory: violence

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job — passing himself off as Natsuki’s boyfriend for four days during her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control to national defense and nuclear launch codes. Now a malicious AI program called the Love Machine is hijacking Oz accounts, growing exponentially more powerful and sowing chaos and destruction in its wake.

This intriguingly intelligent cyberpunk/sci-fi story is a visual tour-de-force, with the amazing world of Oz as the highlight. Like the Internet as conceived by pop artist Takashi Murakami, Oz is a hallucinatory pixel parade of cool avatar designs, kung fu jackrabbits, toothy bears, and a bursting rainbow of colours.

Charity: Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocystosis (HLH) Care Fund


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