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SNAFF Saturday Morning Cartoons - Animation Film Block 1

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*Note: films listed in alphabetical order. Film will not play in this order. They will play within their designated film block.
**Many films include adult content including language, drug use, sexual content, nudity, and violence. 

See below for a descríption of films in this block.


Bei Mir Bist Du Schön - Dir. Bouwine Pool
Animation - 12 minutes 
A sweet granny is looking forward to her granddaughter’s visit. But when the little girl arrives, the feeling is not mutual. Before the visit is over, granny must try to create the warm bond with her grandchild she desires so deeply.

The Burden - Dir. Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Animation - 14 minutes 
An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes that take place in a supermarket, a long-term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant. All of the settings are located in a modern, generic marketplace next to a large freeway.
The characters, portrayed as animals, perform musical numbers with singing and dancing.
The episodes vary both in story and mood and spans from cheerful tap routine to nightmarish black.

From the Snow-Covered Hill - Dir. Matty Jorissen, Wijnand Driessen
Animation - 14 minutes
Left behind at an isolated boarding school, young Will quickly becomes a target for bullying. Only the friendship from a small bird brings him solace. But as the bullying worsens, Will’s means of escaping the world grows darker.

Ginevra - Dir. Tess Martin
Animation - 3 minutes 
Dawn is breaking and the owls are stirring. A young woman has been murdered, but is this truly the end? This short film is based on an unfinished poem by Percy Shelley published in 1824.

Hate for Sale - Dir. Anna Eijsbouts
Animation - 2 minutes 
We live in a world in which we consume hate as much as we are consumed by it. This film examines the alluring and tempting qualities of this devouring emotion and why we keep buying into it.

Hot Tea - Dir. Marcel Tigchelaar
Animation - 2 minutes 
Some beverages are refreshing in more ways than one…

Mother - Dir. Lee Charlish
Animation - 4 minutes 
There's no love like a mother's love...
Desperate for a child of her own and following the break-up of a loveless marriage, a woman seeks counsel to help soothe her mental anguish. Her life takes an unexpected twist when a stranger visits and she succumbs to a new torment which throws her life into a macabre turmoil.

People of Color - Dir. Raghav Arumugam
A documentary, Animation - 5 minutes 
An animated documentary about race and perception in America.

Perfect Town - Dir. Anaïs Voirol
Animation - 4 minutes 
In search of perfection, a whole city obeys to selection. A constant struggle. Trying and trying again. Where is the difference between endurance and madness?

Sand Wanderer - Dir. Eric Giessmann
Animation - 6 minutes 
As the world starts moving around him, the young desert dweller decides to follow the footprints of his fellow tribesmen to the origin of natural forces, time.

The Shepherd - Dir. Natalie Vinciguerra
Animation - 6 minutes 
A lonely shepherd struggles with turning into a werewolf.

Solar Walk - Dir. Réka Bucsi
Animation - 20 minutes 
Solar Walk shows the journey of individuals and their creations on through time and space. Any meaning of action is only existent from the perspective of the individual, but never mandatory when looking at it from the perspective of a solar system. It’s about the melancholy of accepting chaos as beautiful and cosmic. Passion for creation is projected through the unique and playful texture of the animation craft itself.

Tesura - Dir. Jagriti Khirwar
Animation, Foreign - 2 minutes
Tesura revolves around an integral memory from my childhood which involves me and my sister celebrating the festival of Tesu and Jhanjhi – a festival based on an Indian folktale from the Mahabharata.

Waste - Dir. Sander Alt
Animation - 2 minutes 
Two mice on the run looking for a better place to live. After a hard and tough journey they find their way into a kitchen. Everything what they hoped for is there.... ? But is it really that wonderful?