Cardiff Animation Afternoons: Body

Cardiff Animation Afternoons: Body

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sun 19 September 2021

Various | 2020 | 73’ | adv12A | various
As we move about our lives, our bodies are constantly changing, evolving with each new experience and passing day; we’re no longer the person we were five or ten years ago, despite occupying the same vessel. Each wrinkle, ache, and alteration we make to our bodies is a tale worth telling. Embrace your ever-changing body and inner storyteller with this intimate programme of films opening up the discussion about exploring gender and sexuality, the untold sacrifices of motherhood, our different abilities and disabilities, and how we as humans are continuing to advance with the constant rise of technology.


eadem cutis: the same skin
Germany | 5’ | Nina Hopf 

“I just want to be seen as who I am today!” John shares his thoughts on identity, body, and gender and gives a very personal insight into his life — and an intimate proximity to his body.

No body
UK | 4’ | Haemin Ko

An autobiographical and experimental charcoal animation that looks at excitement, frustration and hope.

Inside me
Germany | 5’ | Maria Trigo Teixeira

A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings. A young woman recounts her experience with abortion. 

Her Head
Finland | 7’ | Emma Louhivuori

Once upon a time there was a little girl without a head, so her mother gave her a cat for a head. Although all the other children had regular heads, life with the cathead was jolly good. Then she grew up.

Lost Eye
Netherlands | 2’ | Sarah Pannekoek

A girl is riding her horse, when suddenly the horses eye gets stolen by a flock of birds! She has to leave her friend behind and a great adventure begins. She travels through a strange world and meets amazing creatures. Will she find the missing eye and return safely back home?

UK | 3’ | Eve Travers

An intimate, autobiographical film that uses the natural world and decomposition metaphors to illustrate the internal logic of body dysmorphia. Using pencil and watercolour Travers visualises the delicate and fragile workings of an unstable mind to convey the fluid and unreliable nature of the disorder.

The Gift
UK | 3’ | Laura-Beth Cowley

A film about witchcraft, menstruation and the power women hold within. Influenced by a mix of cultural bad luck tropes associated with menstruation, if we take these superstitions as truths why can’t they be seen as a form of magic themselves? 

Good Intentions
UK | 8’ | Anna Mantzaris

After a young woman causes a car accident and flees the scene of the crime, strange and spooky things begin to happen. 

Israel | 10’ | Tom Prezman, Tzor Edery

Tamou is a Jewish housewife in mid-20th century Morocco, and a closeted trans man. The film explores gender and culture from a personal perspective, and follows Tamou as he chases the specter of who he longs to be.

Technology for Talking
UK | 5’ | Jemima Hughes

This film introduces voice output communication aids and explains how and why some people talk using assistive technology. Using the electronic voice and perspective of its disabled filmmaker, it challenges stereotypes about what non-speaking disabled people can do and raises awareness of their contribution to society

Conception: Catie + Jen
UK | 4’ | Moth Studio

We follow Jen and Catie: two sisters struggling with infertility, an unexpected pregnancy and difficult life decisions. Sisterhood and motherhood meet in this powerful story of love, fear and trust.

Better Humans
UK | 3’ | Moth Studio

Sexy yetis, scientists and neon colours collide in this kaleidoscopic romp through the possibilities of gene editing and body augmentation.

Spain | 8’ | Maria Manero Muro 

Loly is a 60-year-old housewife, artist, cheff, psycologist and mother who needs a liver transplant. As told by the donor whose liver went to Loly, this film asks: how many organs need to be replaced to stop being yourself and become someone else?


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