Japanese Film Festival 2012: Beyond Anime: The Outer Limits

Part of the Japanese Film Festival 2012 Season

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JAPANESE INDIE ANIMATION

This programme is a sample of some of the most interesting Japanese Indie Animations from recent years, revealing the outer limits of this powerful and expressive medium in which anything is possible.

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

The world of Japanese animation is vast and fascinating, but beyond the images of doe-eyed schoolgirls with magic powers or giant mecha humanoids battling it out amongst the stars familiar to us all from the output of the commercial mainstream anime industry lies an even more alien and exotic realm.

From the very introduction of the medium to Japan back in 1917, legions of visionaries and artists have laboured away independently to create works that challenge our very notions of the word ‘animation’.

The Beyond Anime: The Outer Limits programme presents just a sample of some of the most interesting Japanese Indie Animations from recent years, revealing the outer limits of this powerful and expressive form of filmmaking.

THE LIST OF ANIMATION SHORTS

Syasou (Shasô), Ryû Furusawa, 2008, 2 min

Ichigwankoku, Ryô Hirano, 2009, 6 min

Fantasy Girl (Kûsô shôjo), Hanamushi (a.k.a. Akira Noyama), 2009, 6 min

Death of Phonebook, Cinema Iloobia (a.k.a. Tim Grabham), 2011, 2 min

Stinky Winky, Ktooonz (a.k.a. Keiko Nakamura), 2002, 2 min

Requiem For Pioneer (Rekuiemu fo paionia), Yoshihiro Haku and Sachiko Hiraoka, 2008, 3 min

Future Man (Ari-ningen monogatari), Ryô Hirano, 2008, 7 min

Doroningen, Masahiro Ôsuka, 2007, 4 min

Mizutamamoyo, Ryû Furusawa, 2006, 5 min

Enchanted Forest (Mayoi no mori), Ktooonz (a.k.a. Keiko Nakamura), 1994, 9 min

A Labyrinth of Residence (Kyojû meikyû) Naska Saitô, 2008, 5 min

Ta-Ta Tosy Tit, Yoshihiro Haku and Sachiko Hiraoka, 2009, 5 min

The Straw Girl and the Strange House (Mugiwara shôjo to henna ie), Hanamushi (a.k.a. Akira Noyama), 2009, 1 min

Holiday (Horidei), Ryô Hirano, 2011, 14 min

Melting Medama, Sayaka Oku, 2011, 5 min

The Last Train (Saishuu ressha no yoru), Mana Fujii, 2008, 3 min

Zippangu Fest

 


With the support of Zipangu Fest

Tickets: £5 / £3.50 (conc)

Or £4.50 tickets online http://www.wegottickets.com/event/150573


Part of our Japanese Film Festival 2012 (14 to 29 January 2012), more info here

Films in the Japanese Film Festival 2012 season:

14

Film: Japanese Film Festival 2012: The Ghost Cat And The Mysterious Shamisen (1938)

14 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Incredible horror film from 1938, never shown in the UK before 2011.

17

Film: Japanese Film Festival 2012: Enter The Cosmos: Takashi Makino + Introduction!

17 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Three experimental films from 2004 to 2011 and an introduction from a specialist.

19

Film: Japanese Film Festival 2012: Shirome (2010)

19 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Funny / horror teenage mockumentary, especially translated for Zipangufest - Blair Witch Project meets The X-Factor.

27

Film: Japanese Film Festival 2012: Beyond Anime: The Outer Limits

27 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.

A selection of 17 animation short films from 2002 to 2011.

29

Film: Japanese Film Festival 2012: Kanzeon + Discussion With The Directors! (2011)

29 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Gorgeous documentary about Japanese Buddhism, or more precisely some of its sounds.