Cardiff Animation Afternoons: Dare (15)

Cardiff Animation Afternoons: Dare (15)

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sun 31 October 2021

Various | 79’ | 15
Will you DARE to sit with us in the dark and spend the afternoon watching a deliciously curated collection of disquieting animated short films? If you’re looking for cheery musical numbers, talking animals going on adventures and innocent princesses trying to find true love, these films aren’t for you. The gritty and absurd films in this intoxicating programme will leave you feeling unsettled, questioning your very existence, and have you begging for more by the time it’s all over.

You’re Fit
UK | 3’ | Lydia Reid

Blue hot-pants, pink skin, and a lot of love. You’re Fit explores what actually happens in the gym in a humorous and sexy way. 

France | 5’ | Lucas Durkheim

For months now, a group of five young soldiers have been stuck, bored, on a mission in the middle of the Afghan mountains. One day, during a support mission, the routine is finally broken.

That Makes Two of Us
UK | 5’ | Tim Hawkins

An ageing aristocrat finds himself with unexpected, and unwanted, company when he vomits up his doppleganger.

Dogs of the Planet
Chile | 4’ | Antonio Villamandos

It’s the XXII century, humans have left the planet without trace. Meanwhile, the world’s dogs have started to work on their own revolution. 

Imbued Life
France | 3’ | Ivana Bosnjak Thomas Johnson

A film about a young woman’s connection with the life force of nature. She uses her talent for taxidermy to ‘restore’ the animals to their natural habitat. 

Sh_t Happens
Czechia | 8’ | Michaela Mihályi, David Štumpf

The caretaker exhausted by everything, his frustrated wife and one totally depressed deer. Their mutual despair leads them to absurd events, because… shit happens all the time. 

UK | 9’ | Ed Smith

An ageing policeman is haunted by his past trauma.

Hong Kong | 3’ | Benjamin Berrebi, Jakub Bednarz, Diego Cristofano, Théo Lenoble, Mohammad Babakoohi, Karlo Pavicic-Ravlic, Marthinus Van Rooyen

A young Polish partisan flees from the Warsaw Uprising. 

UK | 5’ | Ross Hogg

Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole. 

Dream Cream
Canada | 5’ | Noam Sussman

An elderly couple are addicted to a psychedelic face cream.

You Died
UK | 2’ | Sam Shaw

You’ve kicked the bucket. This handy video will help with that.

Switzerland | 10’ | Lorenz Wunderle

A coyote loses his wife and children from an attack of wolves. Anguished by human emotions he’s trying to process the experience. Besides grief and delusion, evil takes up more and more space. 


£6 / £4

This film screening is unreserved seating.

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