Animation Nation 2016 Adam Elliot

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Day/Date Time Venue Title Rating
13 October
(Thursday)
8:00 PM The Projector OPENING FILM:
BOY AND THE WORLD
PG
14 October
(Friday)
8.00 PM The Projector MARY AND MAX NC-16
15 October
(Saturday)
2.00 PM *SCAPE GALLERY SG ANIMATED SHORTS SHOWCASE TBC
3.00 PM *SCAPE GALLERY SG ANIMATION INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION -
8.00 PM The Projector THE COMPLETE SHORTS OF ADAM ELLIOT NC-16
16 October
(Sunday)
1.30 PM *SCAPE GALLERY MASTERCLASS BY ADAM ELLIOT -
2.30 PM *SCAPE GALLERY TALK BY NICK COLLINS from IMAGINARIUM STUDIOS
“HOW NEW TECHNOLOGY IN PERFORMANCE CAPTURE IS ENHANCING ANIMATION AND GAMES DEVELOPMENT”
-
3.30 PM *SCAPE GALLERY CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION
WITH ADAM ELLIOT & NICK COLLINS, MODERATED BY JOHN MCKENNA, ONE ANIMATION
-
7.00 PM
(Reception starts at 6PM)
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE CLOSING FILM:
THE RED TURTLE
PG
OPENING FILM
BOY AND THE WORLD
BOY AND THE WORLD
O MENINO E O MUNDO
Directed by Alê Abreu, 2013, 83 minutes, Rated PG

Brazilian artist Alê Abreu's Academy Award®-nominated masterpiece is a riotous explosion of music and colour, a breathtakingly original and vibrant cinematic experience that depicts the wonders and struggles of the modern world as seen through the eyes of a young boy.

Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilisation, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanised, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song.

13 OCT / 8PM / THE PROJECTOR
$16 (Public) / $14 (SFS Members)
MARY AND MAX
MARY AND MAX
Written & directed by Adam Elliot, 2009, 93 minutes, Rated NC-16

From the creators of the Oscar-winning short "Harvey Krumpet", "Mary and Max" is the claymation tale of pen pals whose friendship spans 20 years and 2 continents. Mary (Toni Collette) is a lonely 8-year-old in the suburbs of Melbourne. Struggling with questions that no one can answer, she writes to Max (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), an obese 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in New York City. Over time the two form a bond that explores the profound and often dark themes of friendship, difference, trust, fear, and life's many surprises.

Includes a post-screening dialogue with Adam Elliot himself!

14 OCT / 8PM / THE PROJECTOR
$14 (Public) / $12 (SFS Members)
SG ANIMATED SHORTS SHOWCASE
SG ANIMATED SHORTS SHOWCASE
56 minutes

A compilation of Singapore animated short films displaying a variety of stories and styles by local talents.

The titles being screened are (in alphabetical order):

  1. Baozha!, NTU ADM
  2. Dino Meets, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  3. Eat Pray Bird, NTU ADM
  4. Horizon, NTU ADM
  5. Jalan to the West, NTU ADM
  6. Lak Boh Ki, LASALLE
  7. Lovestruck, NTU ADM
  8. Street Food, NTU ADM
  9. The Hunt, LASALLE
  10. The Octopus Lady, NTU ADM
  11. Trolled, NTU ADM
  12. You Ci Ke, NTU ADM
15 OCT / 2PM / *SCAPE GALLERY
$5 (Public) for admission to all *SCAPE Gallery events on Saturday.



SG ANIMATION INDUSTRY PANEL

A panel of local animation companies on the challenges of growing the local animation industry and what lies ahead.

Click here for the list of panelists and their profiles.

15 OCT / 3PM / *SCAPE GALLERY
$5 (Public) for admission to all *SCAPE Gallery events on Saturday.




THE COMPLETE SHORTS OF ADAM ELLIOT
Written & directed by Adam Elliot, 62 minutes, Rated NC-16

A showcase of the short films written, directed and animated by Adam Elliot from 1996 to 2015, including Harvie Krumpet, which won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film in 2003.

Includes a post-screening dialogue with Adam Elliot himself!

UNCLE
UNCLE
Narrated by William McInnes
1996, 6 minutes

The Clayography of an Uncle, his lemon tree, chihuahua and crumpets.



COUSIN
COUSIN
Narrated by William McInnes
1998, 4 minutes

The Clayography of a Cousin, his pet rocks, special arm and shopping trolley.



BROTHER
BROTHER
Narrated by William McInnes
1999, 8 minutes

The Clayography of a Brother, his asthma, head lice and cigarette butts.



HARVIE KRUMPET
HARVIE KRUMPET
Narrated by Geoffrey Rush
2003, 22 minutes

The Clayography of a man born with perpetual bad luck.



ERNIE BISCUIT
ERNIE BISCUIT (South-East Asian Premiere)
Narrated by William McInnes
2015, 22 minutes

The Clayography of a Deaf Parisian Taxidermist who falls in love with a blind Australian Whittler.



15 OCT / 8PM / THE PROJECTOR
$14 (Public) / $12 (SFS Members)




ADAM ELLIOT
MASTERCLASS BY ADAM ELLIOT
Based in Melbourne Australia, Adam is the son of an acrobatic prawn farmer. He describes his pictures and animated films as Clayographies; bittersweet adult clay biographies based on his family, friends and acquaintances. He uses only traditional stopmotion and photographic techniques to create his work, and every prop, set and character is hand crafted using clay, cardboard, wire and paint. He has created six animated films including, MARY AND MAX, HARVIE KRUMPET, UNCLE, COUSIN, BROTHER, and ERNIE BISCUIT. His films have been voiced by some of the world's leading actors including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Geoffrey Rush, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana and Toni Collette. His films have participated in over 8oo film festivals and accumulated over 100 awards including the 2003 Short Animation Academy Award® for HARVIE KRUMPET.
16 OCT / 1.30PM / *SCAPE GALLERY
$5 (Public) for admission to all *SCAPE Gallery events on Sunday.
Nick Collins
TALK BY NICK COLLINS
IMAGINARIUM STUDIOS

“HOW NEW TECHNOLOGY IN PERFORMANCE CAPTURE IS ENHANCING ANIMATION AND GAMES DEVELOPMENT”

Nick Collins is leading the establishment and business development of the Asia Pacific operations of one the world's leading Performance Capture Studios. Founded by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish - The Imaginarium has become a world leader and innovator in Performance Capture. As well as collaborating with other world class Producers, The Imaginarium develops its own IP in both technology and content. Nick has had a long career in many aspects of the multimedia business from EMI Records in UK to Astro in Malaysia and has worked in government sector establishing policies covering the content industry.

16 OCT / 2.30PM / *SCAPE GALLERY
$5 (Public) for admission to all *SCAPE Gallery events on Sunday.
John Mckenna
CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION
WITH ADAM ELLIOT & NICK COLLINS
MODERATED BY JOHN MCKENNA, ONE ANIMATION
John McKenna is the Studio Head at One Animation, a leading producer of CG animated content based in Singapore. Prior to joining the One Animation team, John managed animation studios for Disney, Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox as well as several independent companies. He has also worked in, or closely with, production studios in LA, Vancouver, Toronto, London, Dublin, Copenhagen, Berlin, Cologne, Paris, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh, Mumbai and Sydney. John's background includes working on several TV Series as well as feature films including Space Jam, Iron Giant, Titan A.E., Igor, Planes 1 and 2, to name a few. John's wealth of experience adds to that of the One Animation senior management team who have over 50 years’ experience working on a vast array of industry leading projects from TV to feature film including: Harry Potter, Happy Feet, Tomb Raider, Mulan, Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10.
16 OCT (SUN) / 3.30PM / *SCAPE GALLERY
$5 (Public) for admission to all *SCAPE Gallery events on Sunday.
CLOSING FILM
THE RED TURTLE
THE RED TURTLE
Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit, 2016, 82 minutes, Rated PG

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabitated by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

The film is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, and tells the story of a man who tries to escape from a deserted island and battles a giant turtle. It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Special Prize.

16 OCT / 7PM / ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE
$16 (Public) / $13 (SFS & AF Members), inclusive of the opening reception at 6PM @ Alliance Française.